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4 01, 2018

Runway Camp

2018-01-04T13:02:26+00:00 January 4th, 2018|0 Comments

Runway camp last week was such a resounding success, I wanted to share the details with you! These girls came up with the most creative ways to work through the challenges I gave them. I was also lucky enough that one designer's father is a photographer! He brought in some awesome lights for our runway and took many of the images below. The best part is that I am now offering a compressed version of this camp as a party! Just bring your own food and creativity, and I'll take care [...]

27 09, 2017

Toddler Sushi Roll Costume

2017-10-23T11:24:17+00:00 September 27th, 2017|0 Comments

Toddler Sushi Roll Costume It’s no secret to anyone who knows me that I love making Halloween costumes more than anything. And I can’t think of a better project with which to launch my blog than a giant California roll, even if it doesn’t involve any sewing! My friend, Sarah, mentioned a while back that she had seen a toddler sushi roll costume on Pinterest. She sent me a picture, and it was completely amazing. Though the idea is definitely not original to me, I couldn’t find any [...]

21 11, 2014

Scrappy Girl: A Fabric Rollergirl Doll

2017-10-30T17:01:19+00:00 November 21st, 2014|0 Comments

Scrappy Girl: A Fabric Rollergirl Doll The most important thing I learned while making this project is the fine line between a super scary doll smile and a very cute one. Last night, after handstitching the felt smile, I looked down to see a very creepy rollergirl staring back at me with murder in her little fabric eyes. I grabbed my scissors before things got out of hand, took a millimeter off each side, and we were friends once again. Emmie is super into dolls right now. [...]

17 02, 2014

Feel the Burn: A Thrifted 80’s Jane Fonda Toddler Costume

2017-10-30T17:00:42+00:00 February 17th, 2014|0 Comments

Feel the Burn: A Thrifted 80’s Jane Fonda Toddler Costume We recently had the pleasure of celebrating the 40th birthday of our good friend, Jay. Jay is the brand-spanking-new hubby of my long-time friend, Heather. She threw him the most rad 80's party imaginable. She deserves Wife of the Year for making this cake, let alone all the other details she added to the party. To fit with the theme of the party, I had to come up with some great costumes for our family. At first, [...]

14 11, 2013

The Jean Genie, Part 2: Shortening Jeans Using the Original Hem

2017-10-30T17:16:20+00:00 November 14th, 2013|0 Comments

The Jean Genie, Part 2: Shortening Jeans Using the Original Hem As I mentioned before, I'm very short. So short that "petite" or "short" items don't even begin to be short enough to fit. When I was younger (read: skinnier) I was able to shop in the girl's department. Those were good times. When I could find jeans without bedazzling or glitter, anyway. After a third child, those days are definitely over. Luckily I've learned a few tricks to make being a curvy, shrimpy chick a little [...]

14 11, 2013

The Jean Genie, Part 1: Turning Regular Jeans into Skinny Jeans

2017-10-30T17:12:56+00:00 November 14th, 2013|0 Comments

The Jean Genie, Part 1: Turning Regular Jeans into Skinny Jeans I have the most awful time finding pants. My problem is threefold. I am 4'11", for starters. I don't think I've ever found a pair of "petite" pants or jeans that is quite petite enough for me. Then I have kind of a big butt. Ah, heredity. Topping it all off are the muscular thighs I have developed from skating. Big thighs are wonderful when I'm actually skating, but not so great for trying to fit into [...]

24 10, 2013

Girlz n the Hood: A DIY Hooded Cape Using a Coat as a Pattern

2017-10-30T17:20:03+00:00 October 24th, 2013|0 Comments

Girlz n the Hood: A DIY Hooded Cape Using a Coat as a Pattern After I found the perfect little red riding hood dress and the big bad wolf (do you see him peeking out in the above photo?) at the thrift store, I needed to create a cape. Because Emmie is super tiny for her age, I usually use clothes that I know will reliably fit her as patterns. If I'm going to do the work, I definitely want the item to fit. Here's how to [...]

24 10, 2013

Halloween Hijinks: A Thrifted Little Red Riding Hood Costume

2017-10-30T17:36:48+00:00 October 24th, 2013|0 Comments

Halloween Hijinks: A Thrifted Little Red Riding Hood Costume I love Halloween so much. Though the pumpkin carving, candy, and trick-or-treating are fun, the costumes are my favorite. I've always had a blast trying to make the kids into whatever they happened to want to be, as difficult as that could sometimes turn out for me. Ryan, especially, gave me some challenging ideas to bring to fruition. For four years straight he insisted on being food items. The first year was a banana, then a bunch of grapes [...]

22 10, 2013

Bodacious Bows: DIY Bowties with Adjustable Velcro Neck Bands

2017-10-30T20:15:25+00:00 October 22nd, 2013|0 Comments

Bodacious Bows: DIY Bowties with Adjustable Velcro Neck Bands I recently had the honor of being a bridesmaid in the loveliest wedding I may have ever seen -- for my dear friends, Heather and Jay. I also had the unique privilege of making bow ties for the four handsome young men who served as part of their junior bridal party. I had so much fun making these. They were definitely economical too. Buying custom bow ties on Etsy can get expensive. They require so little fabric, you could [...]

28 06, 2013

Seamless Transition: Claiming a Place to Sew

2013-06-28T18:10:40+00:00 June 28th, 2013|0 Comments

I have been trying to carve out someplace in my house to sew since we moved in. Anyone who also sews knows how frustrating it is to drag your machine and supplies to the kitchen table (or where ever) just to have to move everything back when your family insists on eating. Like they really have to eat. The nerve. : ) I've been toying with the idea of creating a sewing armoire from an old entertainment center. There are lots of pictures on Pinterest that make it look so perfect. [...]