Monday, July 30, 2012

Little Peasant Dress

Even though we have had record heat this year and are looking at another week of 100 degree weather, I am trying to look forward to fall and determine what my little ones are going to need. It seems like we always have an abundance of sleeveless dresses but never anything for cold weather. I couldn't find exactly what I wanted so I drafted this little pattern today. I think there are a few quirks that need to be worked out but my littlest one seems to approve.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Sewing Class: Drawstring Backpack

This backpack is super easy and quick to make. I think it would be
great for putting gifts in instead of gift bags. Can't you just see yourself
as "that" mom? The one with the most creative gifts that everyone compliments you on? I can.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

First Aid Pouch

It's kind of an unspoken motto that I live by, "the best things in life are practical and cute." That's why my kids' pillowcases have zippered pockets built in, our hair brushes have gemstones on them, and we have homemade grocery bags. That's also why I married my husband, he's practical and cute. (Hahaha, just a little joke.) So when I stumbled across a tutorial for a first aid pouch I just had to make one for myself. I changed the size of mine (mine is 6" x 4.5" finished) and deviated from the sewing directions a bit (I used my own steps for sewing a zippered pouch, found here: Zippered Pencil Pouch ) but the idea is the same. I can't decide whether to put it in the car or the diaper bag. I guess I will just have to make two.

The tutorial I found is located here: Emergency Zippered Pouch by They have some really cute stuff so go check them out.