Children

One must use creativity in sewing for boys, and these were a very fun and well received Christmas presents a few months ago. Turtle hoodies! We’ve been wearing them all around town and getting lots of stares and comments. I take stares as a compliment. Our 4th baby is due in 4 weeks, another boy, […]

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We got a late start on Thanksgiving crafty fun, but we’re in full swing now! All 4 of these projects are perfect for this last week we have to celebrate Thanksgiving! 1. Cricut banner (above): I cut the background from the A Child’s Year Cricut Cartridge, but any decorative shape will do, the letters from […]

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We’ve been in our new house 5 months now and most of our walls still look like this:   Walls are so hard! I have done this and this but that was it until last week when I FINALLY tackled my older two boys’ room. They’re little monsters, so that’s what they get on their walls. […]

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Bow ties on little boys are just the cutest. Gus reeeally loves his. And so do weddings. Let’s make some. It’ll just take a few minutes. About 15 actually.   THE 15 MINUTE BOW TIE 1. Cut 3 pieces about 3″ x 10″ – 2 from fashion fabric, 1 from some kind of interfacing: regular […]

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My boys are always grabbing armfuls of toys as we walk out the door to run errands or do whatever running around we have to do (way too often these days), and instead of continuing to have their stuff strewn about the car, they each just needed a little bag. They like to call it […]

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I love sewing kids’ clothing – they don’t use much fabric and they’re small so they finish up quickly. These little Beach Bum Bermuda shorts (another pattern from this great pattern shop) used only 1/2 yard of fabric (with lots left over) and took me just an hour or two to put together. They have […]

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Elliot has been begging me for months to make him some footed pjs and when I found this pattern his wish came true. Amy Hindman is the brains behind Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop and the very cute and creative blog, Naptime Crafters. Her Classic Footed PJs pattern is the first of her many patterns I’ve tried, and the pattern […]

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Learning left from right is a skill we’re still working on around here. My 3 and 5 year olds need some more practice so we made a little book to help us out. I used Picasa to edit the photos, it’s what I use for all my photo editing because I haven’t gotten around to […]

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This little precious was waking up too much in the night and I just knew it was because he’d kicked his blankets off and was too cold to sleep. A very simple, 30 minute DIY Baby Sleep Sack was the perfect solution. First, make the pattern: Find a sweatshirt and fold in half at center […]

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