Elle Apparel (via UCreate) tutorial here.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
I did some more sewing this past weekend for my littlest love thanks to some online tutorials.
(don't you love the City Weekend knits! precious and oh so soft!)
and this little baby kimono from the Martha Stewart tutorial
Monday, March 28, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Have you seen the wonderful Once Upon a Thread going on at No Big Dill? I know I've mentioned it before... you've got to check it out!! I love it.
look at this dress...
a bubble skirt, bright rainbow colors... I would wear this. I know my eldest would love it!
Definitely adding this to the "make it as soon as possible" list. :)
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Monday, March 21, 2011
Have you seen this blog? ... so inspirational.
you will be amazed at what this woman can do.
Just look at what she did with her t-shirt:
and there's a tutorial here. :)
Also, check out her efforts toward disaster relief in Japan where her family is.
Friday, March 18, 2011
I have been wanting to make some cloth napkins for a while... and after running across this tutorial at the lovely Purl Bee, napkins are definitely on my list! And check out the other spring project ideas- so beautiful! Wouldn't Molly's Little Lamb Pillow be perfect in a nursery?
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
For those of you who have the fantastic Craft Hope book, there is an update to the Baby Kimono pattern on p69. Download the new project template here.
Check out the current Craft Hope Project: Konbit Sante. The deadline to contribute has passed, but it is so inspiring to thing what such a little donation can do.
As things continue to unravel in Japan, I am hopeful that I can find some way to craft some love and send it that way. I can't even imagine what they must be living through there...
Monday, March 14, 2011
It's no secret I love this blog. Free tutorials and patterns, tips for sewing for little ones... I'm hooked. Take a look at this spring coat.
Kelly promises it is "sooooooo crazy easy you will have no problems!" Um.... is that possible? A coat... easy? is that lining I see? sounds scary to this beginner... but I just might be crazy enough to try this one in the future. I love the ruffles and pleats! Check out the petite chouette coat here.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
the Artful Bird. The other creations are just as lovely. Check out this flamingo... definitely artful birds.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Have you seen the fun and lovely series Once Upon a Thread going on at No Big Dill? Two of my favorite things together- sewing and children's books. Awesome.
If I was going to make some felt food for my girls to play with, this is definitely where I would start. Great tutorial from Sachiko at Tea Rose Home.
Monday, March 7, 2011
With less than a month before our littlest one is due to be born, I am totally consumed with wanting to sew for her! After I finish her quilt (and the millions of other things on my list-ha!) I would love to try this sweet baby kimono wrap from Benita at Betty Kingston via Sew Mama Sew... is there anything as cute as tiny clothes?
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Friday, March 4, 2011
Little Big Girl Studio is hosting a great sew-along March 7-12. If you have the time to sew a pillowcase dress, join Vanessa and Dress a Girl Around the World! Tutorials and ideas to come over at lbg studio next week. Check it out!
With my next little one due in a month or so, I have got sewing for babies on the brain! I have even toyed with the idea of taking a week off of work to sew and prepare for her arrival. Too bad that's not practical. If I had the time, here are some sewing tutorials I'd get to work on right away... after my quilt, of course. :)
1. Recovering a Baby Car Seat from Make It and Love It
Didn't she do a fantastic job? I love the yellow and gray.
2. Also from Make It and Love It, Knit baby blankets and hats:
Thursday, March 3, 2011
I just have to share this link. Jaime from Prudent Baby (and author of Prudent Advice) wrote this article called Motherhood, the End of Adventure? Why having a baby is just the beginning
It is a beautifully written piece about the real beauty of having your life belong to someone else. Definitely worth a read. But if you just want the punchline, here it is in Jaime's words:
And that’s when it hit me hard: One day as a mother presents an astonishing multitude of possible paths — points of diversion more wild than any plane ticket, rail pass, or map could ever offer. The choices and their consequences are more exciting because they are simply more important. And they are more important because THEY ARE NOT ABOUT YOU. My life as a mother is anticipation, mystery, and imminent change. And most exciting of all is my certainty that whatever tonight holds, I will wake up tomorrow morning and not be the center of my own attention. My kid taught me to be enchanted and fulfilled by the unpredictability of our life at home. The travels of my youth were just the beginning of a journey of self-discovery that landed me in the wildest of destinations: parenthood. Now the real adventure begins.
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
i know it's a horrible cell phone picture, but look! my first quilt! all the front pieces are cut and ready to be stitched...
I am in love with the color combinations... plum, turquoise, mustard, red... feels just right for this little girl. Now I need a few days off to sew! ha!