Friday, April 20, 2012

Friday Night Fun!

I finally started Mr W's jelly roll pillow! I am half way through sewing the strips together. :) The middle is getting a bit tough to sew but I hope to be done with the top by tomorrow night. If you would like to see the tutorial that I am working on it's here. 

Instead of buying the jelly roll strips I bought the yards of the Cat in the Hat fabric and cut the strips myself. It is cheaper than the precut fabric, although this is his favorite fabric of choice so it was good for the both of us. The only problem I am having is my belly is getting in the way of sewing. ;)

Have a great weekend!


Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The Tulip Petal Hat

 What a great hat for the hot summer summer days ahead! I found this free pattern and tutorial over at one of my favorite blogs The Cottage Home. It was fun to make and came together very quickly!
 The best part of this hat is that Sweet pea loves it! She wears it every where she goes.
I am thinking about making a few more up in different fabrics to mach her other summer outfits. A wonderful way to make her and me happy.  :)

Happy Sewing!


Monday, April 16, 2012

Dapper Little Lad

I had so much fun making this little outfit for my little boy to be. I finished his little jacket this evening and can't wait to see it on him! I used the Oliver + S Sunday Brunch Jacket pattern with a wales cord but made a few little changes to it to make for a boy instead of a girl.
I made the yoke and "skirt" of the jacket one piece and took the ruffle out of it to give it a male look.
This is to be a special outfit for little C so I made a bias tape and used it on all the inside seams for a lovely finish on the inside. I used the same yellow color as his little After School shirt.
My favorite part is the teeny size of this outfit! It makes it so cute. :)

All this outfit needs is a news boys hat to finish it... and maybe a baby too. ;)

Happy Sewing!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Another Outfit for Our soon-to-be Baby Boy

 Oh what fun it is to sew tiny things for our new boy! I am finding it very addictive. :) This outfit in the Oliver + S After School Pattern that came out this past fall. The pattern was made for girls but also works great for little boys too. (for girls there is a adorable ruffle for the pants!) I did buy it with the idea of making it for Sweet pea this past fall but wasn't able to get to it. I am sorry it took me this long to try it out now.
 I made this outfit in 6-12 month size for the baby for this fall. I used the Children at Play fabric line for the top, I do love this fabric line!! The salvage makes for great tags!
 I tried something a bit new by adding the name tag to the sleeve. I am liking this for the baby's tops.
 The pants were made out of a wales cord. It so soft to the touch so I think it will work great for baby clothes. Yes, it has real working pockets on the pants! They are so tiny and cute.  :)
 I did put a size tag in the pants too. That way I will remember what size they are later.
 My favorite part of these pants are the great detail that goes into them. The sides are pieced together with lovely top stitching. And those tiny back pockets just get me. They make me smile. :)

I have one more piece of clothing to make for this outfit, a boy version of the Sunday Brunch Jacket for O+S then back to some Sweet pea love. The poor thing spent the whole time I made this asking "is this for me?" When I told her it was baby bothers she would give me an evil look and tell me "not for baby brother" lol. I think she has become a little green eyed monster when it comes to sewing for her. ;)

Happy Sewing!!


Saturday, April 14, 2012

Pin Wheel Applique' Mini Tutorial

 Ok, so this has taking me a bit to post but this is so easy to make I promise! It is a mini tutorial but like I said it doesn't take much to make a pin wheel on any garment.
 First I took the pin wheel fabric and enlarged it by 200% on my printer, scanned twice.Cut around one pin wheel and the stick, like above. Mark with a fabric pin where you want the stick to go. You'll stitch this first using a close zig zag stitch.
 For the pin wheel take the second copy and cut out only the center of the pin wheel. You should have two that look like these now. This is the pattern pieces for the two fabric pieces you need to cut.

I ironed on the heat on bond to the wrong side of my fabric first then traced my pattern on the paper backing of the heat and bond and cut them out. Easy peasy!
 Just layer the two fabric pieces big one first then small and iron them on. I stitched around the smaller "inside" pinwheel first using the close zig zag stitch on my sewing machine. Any machine will do this too, nothing fancy to it.
Then add you buttons to the center of the pinwheel and that's it! I layered a brown button then a smaller yellow button on top to match the center pinwheels of the bow fabric. It was very easy to do too.

Next up the little whale sun suit!

Have a great weekend!!


Thursday, April 12, 2012

Easter Fun!

 This year for Easter we headed up north to grandma and grandpa's to spend the holiday. The night before we left I finished this pinwheel top for Sweet pea. She had to have this one made. She had been asking me if it was "done yet" for a few days before. How could I say no. ;)
 This is the play ground in Super man's home town. (yes it really is Metropolis!) The boys had to stop here.
 The youngest boy wanted to know if we could go to super man's house. :)
 The boys helped grandpa on the garden. I not sure if they helped or was just playing in the dirt,lol.
 A trip to the pond had to be done.
 I was told you need these to see better.
 We went to Abraham Lincon's dad's house. I loved this part! This is a little dress made in the 1860's. They had lots of quilts there too.
 Mushroom hunting was fun for this first timer out. And tasty too!
 All the kids got their first fishing poles.
 And first fish too.
 This is Abe Lincon's dad's house here.
 Easter day, it was hard to take pictures of the little ones and even harder with the older one. They just wouldn't sit still for some reason. ;)

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter too!!