YOTB boxwood joggers

I'm loving these sweet little joggers on my Jack! I also made some jeans for him this week, which was a THING, so these were a nice quick project to whip up! I sewed up my friend Melissa's pattern, the boxwood joggers, in a size 12-18 months. I just LOVE the cute triangle pocket detail. I think in my next pair I want to try some color blocking … [Read more...]

YOTB little boy ties

Jack has one of these little faux ties I got for him at Target, and I loove it, it's easy to put on him-he LEAVES it on (miracle of miracles), and it makes him look freaking adorable. When I started YOTB, I knew ties and bow ties would be on the list, because, well...the list of accessories is short for boys. I found this wonderful free pattern … [Read more...]

YOTB skinny jeans

So. I knew I'd be making pants during year of the boy, and I already have, two pairs actually. But this pair of JEANS might just well be the super star of the first month of YOTB! Of course, it's the Small Fry Skinny Jean pattern, and I'm sure you've seen it all over blogland. Like 4 years ago. I'm nothing if not hip with the times. (insert … [Read more...]

YOTB grey striped sweatshirt

I am seriously loving this year of the boy goal I made because I am LOVING seeing my little guy in his mama-mades! It makes me so happy and glad I am sewing again. Which then keeps the sewing mojo going...hopefully for the whole year. :D I chose to make him a cute sweatshirt out of this scuba knit I found in the remnant bin at Joann! The … [Read more...]

YOTB dusty blue lumberjack hat

Here's the thing about this hat. Jack absolutely despises it... He was crying most of the time he wore it for pics and we only got some pictures because I gave him so many gummy bears. BUT I think he looks adorable in it and I hope that he wears it without freaking out eventually. I used Delia's adorable and free pattern, and bought the … [Read more...]

YOTB grey and green triangle raglan

  Another week, another shirt! This time it was a Recess Raglan for little Jack Jack. I adore raglan tees-they are SO easy to sew up and also to customize with different fabrics! This one I sewed up in a 12-18 month size and it fits well, although the sleeves are too long. I think my kids have short arms! Or this specific kid at least. … [Read more...]

YOTB flashback skinny tee

woohoo! The first article of clothing for my year of the boy challenge! I had a feeling shirts were going to be staples for me, so why not start out with one? I had this lovely grey striped Lillestoff fabric sitting on the shelf too, that was calling my name. I sewed up the Flashback Skinny tee pattern......GUYS it was the first one I've ever … [Read more...]

the year of the boy

  I know last year was a bit...sparse...on the sewing front on this ol blog here. (to say the least) So...I set a goal for myself this year to try and remedy that. I want to sew more but I'm switching gears a little from my norm! My goal for 2018 is to sew (at least) one thing for Jack each week. YEAR OF THE BOY! I am hoping this kick … [Read more...]

BLUSH fabric baby blanket

I am in love with Dana's new gorgeous line of Art Gallery fabric, BLUSH. SO pretty! I picked out the floret bright for my baby blanket-NOT an announcement, just made it for my sister in law's new baby on the way. (spoiler alert, Steph!) Paired it with some double gauze for a super soft, versatile blanket! I just wanted to snuggle this blanket while … [Read more...]

easy and cute donut party

Sadie asked for a donut party this year, which I was ALL ABOUT. (I mean, seriously...gimmee all the donuts plz) It was a just friends party, and so it was a lot more low maintenance for me. I ordered this adorable sprinkles invite from this great etsy shop! Hung up my ruffle shower curtain that I love to use for a backdrop, with a pastel … [Read more...]