3.23.2014

the julia sweater by compagnie m.

I've mentioned Compagnie M.'s patterns in the past, and I'm excited to share another gorgeous top, releasing soon!
The Julia Sweater is a pattern that includes a minimum of five different looks! This top features dolman sleeves, trendy cuffs, and a comfortable waistband. Where you take it from there is up to you! 

For my daughter's top, I chose a soft knit (From Jo-Ann's), and paired that with the folded collar option. I love how the triangle shape of the collar plays off the geometric design fabric!

 Of course, I had to whip up a matching headband with the leftover material. My sweet girl recently donated 13" of her hair to Locks of Love, and she's really rocking her new 'do!

Swing on over to Compagnie M. to check out more of Marte's beautiful children's patterns, and to find out more about the release of both the Julia Sweater as well as future designs! 

12.27.2013

the Anywhere Dress by Go To Patterns

I feel so privileged to be participating in the Go To Patterns Sew & Tell series today! I had the opportunity to work with the Anywhere Dress from Go To Patterns - a beautiful, classic dress that sews together quickly.
  The Anywhere Dress offers various sleeve length options. I sewed a size 10 for my daughter, using the long sleeve option. (We are, after all, in the middle of her first Minnesota winter!) 
I used a soft, velveteen knit from an online fabric store. I love the color; the ice blue is perfect for this time of year (and reminds my daughter of Elsa from her new favorite movie)! 
The sleeves ended up being a little long (she is right in between sizes now), but I prefer it that way. It gives her some room to grow... 
...and as you can see, some room to move! It has already become a new favorite for a girl who would live in dresses if she could, and her mama, who wants her to be able to be active and play in comfort! This dress will indeed take her anywhere! 
(Now to convince this Snow Queen that jackets and mittens are not optional...)

11.28.2013

to be thankful



*My daughter's dress is The Hattie from Brownie-Goose Designs, using apricot linen. 

10.30.2013

a halloween that is happy we wish you!




My two favorite Jedi are all set. They've got The Force on their side, and plan on putting it to good use in the form of candy gathering. Luke's even got his lightsaber at the ready. Because you can never be too careful. 

In case you're curious (or have last minute costumes to whip up), here's a brief run down on mine:
Leia: A peasant dress using white knit. White tights. Amazing buns. 
Luke: Pajama pants made from the sleeves of a men's long sleeve tee shirt. White long sleeve tee with a simple fleece tunic over it. Women's socks with feet cut off for leg wraps. 
And both Jedi are wearing belts made from FOE. 

There you have it! Ready for their night of treats! 
Here's to a big night with all of our little ghosties and goblins...may it be happy and warm!! 

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

10.28.2013

autumn recap: diy milk glass pumpkin


Transform a simple, glass pumpkin container into a beautiful milk glass piece for Autumn. Click here for the DIY information. 

10.21.2013

autumn recap: peter pan & wendy

We're temporarily living with family while our new home is being built, and while it's an awesome place to be "waiting" for our own place, and we feel more than at home here, I don't feel quite as comfortable leaving out various crafting supplies for a weeks at a time on the kitchen table until I get around to creating! 
(Plus...I may or may not be already hogging the kitchen island with Halloween costume materials. Ahem.) 
BUT, the season of Falling Leaves and Happy Haunting is upon us, so I'm going to be revisiting some of my previous posts and sharing them with you on this page. Hopefully, you'll find something new, or something to re-inspire! Enjoy!  



Speaking of Halloween costumes, here is a favorite picture of my Neverland crew from a couple of years ago! 

(Time flies as quickly as Peter & Wendy)

Click here for the tutorial and DIY info. 

Enjoy! 

10.15.2013

autumn recap: falling leaves tutorial

We're temporarily living with family while our new home is being built, and while it's an awesome place to be "waiting" for our own place, and we feel more than at home here, I don't feel quite as comfortable leaving out various crafting supplies for a weeks at a time on the kitchen table until I get around to creating! 
(Plus...I may or may not be already hogging the kitchen island with Halloween costume materials. Ahem.) 
BUT, the season of Falling Leaves and Happy Haunting is upon us, so I'm going to be revisiting some of my previous posts and sharing them with you on this page. Hopefully, you'll find something new, or something to re-inspire! Enjoy! 




Felt + Floss = Falling Leaves! Check out the tutorial for these pretty pieces of Autumn foliage by clicking here


Enjoy!