September 02, 2015

Back to School Skinny Jeans

Just about every year, I make some skinny jeans for back to school. See, for example, this post, this post, and this post. This year was no exception. I used some floral denim that I got at JoAnns for these.

I got the end of the bolt, so I had enough to make two pairs. My poor middle daughter felt a little left out. Until I let her come pick out some fabric for me to make something for her.

This denim was actually kind of a pain to work with. It was really stretchy-much stretchier than I expected. The waistbands on both pairs ended up kind of weird, even after I pressed them. But oh well. Kids this age don't usually keep their shirts tucked in anyway.

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August 10, 2015

A Couple of Ruffles - Some Dresses for My Baby

I've been working on sewing through my stash lately-both fabric and patterns. Here's a couple of dresses I've made for my baby. This first one is the Laila Dress from Bobkin patterns.

July 30, 2015

Lulu Dress and Top Pattern + Giveaway (CLOSED)

If you're here for the giveaway, you can scroll down to the bottom for the details on how to enter. Scroll down to the bottom for the winner!

I like sewing with PDF patterns, especially when they're well written, and one of my favorites is the Lulu Dress and Top from Craftiness is Not Optional. I've sewn up several recently.

This one is my favorite. I cut the pocket out so that the little bird would be right in the middle of it. It's such a cute little tiny pocket for my cute not so tiny baby.

July 28, 2015

Ice Queen and Company Peg Dolls

I really like making these wooden peg dolls. Something about painting the little details is kind of soothing and relaxing. {You can also check out my family peg dolls, mermaid peg dolls and princess peg dolls}.

These ones I made for my middle daughter, who loves little toys and also all things related to a certain Ice Queen that was hugely popular a little while ago.

July 24, 2015

Diamond Teething Ring

Have you seen the new Diamond Teething Ring pattern from The Crafty Cupboard? I saw it on instagram, and as soon as I did, I knew I wanted to buy it. I've been wanting to make a teething ring with some wooden rings, and this is such a cute take on it.

July 17, 2015

How to Add Lace Trim to Shorts

This is a quick project that makes a plain pair of shorts a little prettier. I found these on clearance last year for $1, so naturally I grabbed a pair in every color. These navy ones were a little boring, but I had some border lace that I used to dress them up in a hurry.

July 15, 2015

How to Be a Good Mom, or I Made Sugar Cookies

Have you seen the quote that goes something like "Good Moms have sticky floors, messy rooms, and happy children"? That's the quote that kept running through my mind as I made these sugar cookies. By the time I was done, my kitchen floor was super sticky from all the powdered sugar, my counters and cabinets looked like they had just been through and explosion in a frosting factory, and when they woke up the next day, my children were really happy to see a lot of frosted sugar cookies.

I've been wanting to try my hand at flooding cookies with royal icing for awhile, and so this is my first attempt. If you want to try the same thing, try watching you tube videos on flooding with royal icing. I also watched one about wet on wet technique.

I got some of my supplies at Hobby Lobby (like the icing tips and the bags-use a coupon!), and the couplers at Wal-Mart. I didn't get the bag ties, but that might be a good idea. The frosting has to be pretty runny for this to work, and a lot of it ran right out the back of the frosting bag. I've seen bottles instead of bags, and I'm thinking that is a genius idea for these. 

And these are the ones where I ran out of steam. They still taste the same though!

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