Tuesday, September 30, 2014


I don't usually post giveaway's on here but I really want to win this for me and Stella.  Check it out-


I love her blog and everything she makes.  

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Back to School Sewing

Well I finished my "back to school" sewing last Monday but have been so busy I haven't been able to write about it until now.  I am not sure if busy is the right word.  I'm not really that busy but we have had a bunch of changes in our schedule and I just don't feel like I have gotten into a routine with them yet.  As a result there hasn't been much sewing, knitting, or any crafting since then.  But here is the sewing I did prior to that which I really enjoyed.

  I looked at lunch boxes and didn't really see any I liked that much.  Then I saw this pattern on Pinterest and had to make it.  And I wanted my kids' bags to be white.  I feel like I am mom someone could easily make fun of "She made her kids white lunch bags".  But after 7 days of school my son's bag is still clean (My daughter hasn't used hers yet).  I used an embroidery pattern my friend gave me.  It has a bunch of images and Luke and Stella picked out the images they wanted.  I was hoping they would pick the sushi but I still love how it came out.

I had my heart set on making Stella a Melly and Me toadstool back pack since before she was born (that is when I bought the book the pattern was in).  She wanted nothing to do with it.  I decided to go with the Little Things to Sew backpack because I knew it would come out.  She was pretty picky on the fabric I used too.  She picked it out.  I loved that it was on sale. I did have a hard time sewing the side panels so they weren't puckered. I'm not sure what I was doing wrong but I had to keep going.


This outfit was my favorite part of all this sewing.  I pinned this dress a while ago.  That was my inspiration.  I used  the picnic blouse pattern and loved everything about it.  I sewed a size 3, added some trim and trimmed pockets.  I hemmed it a little longer (maybe an inch?) than was directed because I wanted it to look a little more tunic like since she was going to wear it with leggings.

The leggings are the playtime leggings and I am very happy with them. I made a size 4.  They fit great.

 Both the gingham and knit I bought online (and already forgot where).  I was pretty happy with them.  It can be a gamble buying fabric online.

I just started a smock-along and my first smocking project.  I am so excited!  I will let you know how it goes.

One afternoon last week I was in the mood to try something new so I carved a stamp.   I used this tutorial.  I found it really relaxing and plan to carve more.