Wednesday, April 16, 2014

caroline party dress & hosh pants - perfect pattern parcel

When I received an email a few weeks ago asking if I would want to work with the Perfect Pattern Parcel #2, of course I said yes!  Parcel #2 includes sewing patterns for a little girl's spring wardrobe.  The patterns included are:

 
So far I have used two of the patterns with plans to sew up more.
This is the Caroline Party Dress.  I mixed and matched some fabric I had on hand to come up with this.

Caroline Party dress

Caroline Party dress

It was my first time sewing an invisible zipper into clothing but the instructions were clear
and I had no problem installing it.

Caroline Party dress

Caroline Party dress

A great twirling dress!

Caroline Party dress

While this pattern parcel does state it is for a "girl's wardrobe", my son was in need of some pants so I sewed some Hosh pants for him. I love the slim fit of these pants and the flat front. These were made using yarn-dyed linen. Paired with a onesie, he now has a new spring outfit!

Hosh pants with mini Boden onesie

hosh pants


hosh pants

Head over to pick up your pattern parcel before time runs out!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

scrap fabric canvas

scrap fabric canvas

My girls are always excited to do a new craft (this one inspired by Crazy Mom Quilt's ticker tape canvas).
For this one, we again hauled out my small scraps bag.
I cut the pieces and the girls helped arrange them on the canvas.
Then using Mod Podge we glued the fabric pieces down and applied another layer of Mod Podge on top.

scrap fabric canvas

scrap fabric canvas

Thursday, March 6, 2014

patchwork duffle bag

While making the last two duffle bags, I was already planning my next one.
I couldn't help but think how fun it would be to make a patchwork bag.
I started pulling scraps from my small-scraps bag and got busy.
It feels good to make something like this from such small pieces of fabric.
Now unlike the other bags, this one is for my (patchwork-loving) self!

Sorry for the abundance of pictures but I was having too much fun taking pictures 
of this bright bag amidst our winter whiteness.

patchwork duffle bag


patchwork duffle bag

patchwork duffle bag

patchwork duffle bag

patchwork duffle bag

patchwork duffle bag

linking to Ellison Lane
and Quilt Story

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

little artist bag

For my daughter's birthday, I made her an artist bag.  A place for her to store her note pad and pens with a pocket to hold a few treasures and handles to carry it around.  She was quite pleased with it and it has seen much use.  Her older sister has already put in her request for one too.

artist bag

artist bag

artist bag

artist bag

I got the idea from here, although the link to the tutorial seems to be missing.

Friday, February 28, 2014

cargo duffle bags

In my effort to use up some of my fabric before buying more, I decided to make some duffle bags using Noodlehead's free cargo duffle pattern.  I took the easy street though and didn't bother putting the pockets.

duffle bag

duffel bag using Noodlehead free pattern

duffle bags using Noodleheads free pattern

duffle bags

This is such at great pattern!  It's a good-sized bag that doesn't take too long to sew up.  And I love how the inside seams are finished with some binding.  In fact, I like it so much I just may have another one on the go!

duffle bag

These will probably end up in my gift stash.  It is my hope to make gifts throughout the year so I don't feel overwhelmed come December and can enjoy that month with my kids doing things like baking, crafting...  So here is my start!

linking to crazy mom quilts and confessions of a fabric addict and mila and cuatro

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Monday, February 24, 2014

patchwork embroidery hoop

While I still had the fabric out from making this quilt and these pillows, I decided to make a patchwork embroidery hoop to match.  Now I have some new Christmas decor ready to put out next year!

embroidery hoop patchwork