Wonderful Things Blog Tour

Monday, August 7, 2017

Hello!!  Welcome, welcome!  Today is my stop in the Wonderful Things blog tour!  Wonderful Things is Bonnie's latest collection for Art gallery Fabrics.  Its filled with lovely watercolor florals and positive affirmations.

 I went a little nutty making things with this gorgeous line and I am so excited to share them with you.

First up, I made two leotards out of the fabulous knits.  The pattern is the Alley Cat romper and leotard by Lil Luxe Collection. It is a nice quick sew and oh so cute!!  I used the Aquarelle Study in Tint for this one.

It has a lovely scooped back.  I made a size 4 for my daughter.  She's 5 1/2 but pretty tiny still.  Her measurements are waist 20", hip 20.5", chest 20", girth 37" and height 42". 

This second version I used Flower Glory in Evening.  I have to say my kiddo absolutely loves this print!  I was honestly a little surprised since she usually goes for pinks.  I think I may have to order some of the voile for her too.

This next outfit I made for her with school in mind (she's starting KINDERGARTEN in 2 days!!!).  I used the same knits as the leotards.  The top is the Symi Blouse by Lil Luxe Collection. 

The top is super sweet with the flutter sleeves, cowl neck and front tie.  I went ahead and made a 5 for her to have a little room to grow.  The leggings are the Mini Virginia leggings by Megan Nielsen.  I have a hard time with leggings that fit my daughter and these are the best.  Most are way baggy on her and too short (even RTW).  I made her the 4/5 and added an inch to the length.  They are a teeny bit baggy but I did want growing room for her.

Last but definitely not least is this sweet little outfit.  The overalls are the Loveralls skirt by Petit a Petit + Family.  I used the Aquarelle Study Canvas.  They are seriously probably my favorite make of all time!

The tee is the Flashback Skinny tee by Made by Rae.  I used the Joy Crossroads knit in Azure and its the perfect compliment to the overalls.  I made both in a size 5 and she has plenty of growing room.

This is my daughter at the end of the shoot lol, she was pretty excited to be done.

Thank you so much for stopping by and thank you Bonnie for having me!!  Be sure to check out the lovely clutch Sarah made for Friday and what Wynn has in store for us tomorrow.  You can check out the full line up here.

A Couple of Recent Makes

Friday, July 28, 2017

AHHH, you guys!! Summer is flying by faster than I can handle right now!  Everything is good though :)  We signed my daughter up for summer camp to prepare her for kindergarten, she has been in preschool but just a couple times a week.  Summer camp was every day and boy did it tire her out!!  She really had a blast though.  We were also fortunate enough to have my mom come and stay for three whole weeks!!  It was amazing.  We did all sort of crafty things and mostly just hung out and talked.  It was the best!!

One of the things we sewed up was pj shorts for each of us.

I apologize for the crummy phone pic and lack of modeled photos lol.  They are both flamingo prints one is a Charley Harper double gauze (mom's) and the other is Rifle Paper Co. for Cotton + Steel cotton lawn (mine).  We used the Carolyn Pajama Pattern by Closet Case Files.  Everything sewed up super smoothly and they are so so comfy.  I may go up a size on my next pair just because I do like my pjs roomy (these fit perfectly fine though).

I also made this giant flower crown for my daughter just for fun :)

Hope you're all having a great summer :)

Free Access to my Skillshare class!!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017


I just wanted to pop in to share a link that grants the first 15 people free access to my new skillshare course!!  You can read all about the class in my previous post :)

Have a great day!!

Happy (belated) New Year!!!

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Hi friends!! I'm getting a slow start to the year yikes!  I ended last year having some thoughts, revelations, and maybe an identity crisis.  Well maybe not quite that dramatic.  Anyway, I kind of have a new plan and goals set out which is exciting and maybe a little bit scary.  I don't think I've ever mentioned anything here but my background is in art and graphic design.  I'm wanting to move more back in that direction.  I struggle a little because I do still want to sew my heart out and knit and basically all the things!! There's only so much time in each day though.

I will still be sewing probably mainly apparel.  I have kind of outlined what I'd like to focus on sewing this year.  I want to really make things that I wear so basics like t-shirts, jeans, bras and undies.  I'm also working on beefing up my design portfolio to get that out in the world (cross your fingers and toes!).

So, I had originally planned on posting this back in January but for some reason I never did.  My thoughts and goals are still the same and I've spent the last 6 months really focusing on design.  I have a portfolio that I am actively sending out :)  And . . . . I made a skillshare class!

You can find it here.  It's all about starting illustrations on the iPad pro in Adobe Draw and cleaning them up in Illustrator.  Right now skillshare is offering 2 free months when you sign up through that link too!

I have some sewing to share later on this week too!  My mom has been visiting for almost three weeks so we've been having fun and taking things slow :)

I hope you're having a great summer!!


Thursday, November 17, 2016

Good Afternoon!!  I cannot believe how fast time is moving this year!  I'm finally getting around to sharing the Halloween costume that I made for my daughter.  She love love loves the movie Coraline and wanted to be her for Halloween.  I tried letting her know that its not the newest movie and most of her classmates probably won't know who she is, but my sweet little girl didn't care one bit and just HAD to be Coraline.  She especially wanted to wear the outfit with the stars that the Other Mother gives to Coraline.  Silly me I agreed thinking it would be so easy to find a sparkly blue sweater and just pop some stars on there.  Boy was I wrong lol.  I searched high and low and came up with nothing suitable.  Not wanting to disappoint my daughter I found this pattern on Ravelry.  I ordered up some yarn and began knitting.

After I got the sweater knitted we found some velour at Joann that I sprayed with a silver glitter fabric spray.  The stars I have to admit were the worst part and I honestly didn't think I would get them sewn on in time.  I tried doing them the way the pattern instructs with interfacing and a teeny turn under for the appliqué but it was just not working.  After spending all that time knitting I did not want to just glue some felt on or anything that would look cheap.  What I ended up doing was scrapping the interfacing all together and turning under more like 1/4" when I did the appliqué.  This worked fairly well (still took forever to stitch all those stars on though).

For her boots I used an old black pair she wore last year as witch boots (I should share that costume sometime lol) and used a teal fabric paint to change the color.  The boots soaked it up so it took a few coats.  The dragonfly pin I made from some gold polymer clay and crystals we picked up at the craft store.

For her hair we went with a blue spray.  We did try a wig but my daughter said that it was too itchy.  Last but not least the doll we found on amazon its an actual replica of the prop from the movie:)  I also made my husband a Captain America costume but I'll share that another time.  

Have a great day!!