And I said baby (baaaaaby) it’s 3 am I must be lonely…

You know you’re deliriously tired when you can’t get old Matchbox 20lyrics out of your head… I started out this evening thinking it was gonna be an easy/early night… I made myself a little zip pouch/wallet-y thing as a temporary card holder to keep stuff safe from the Bean while I wait for the metal […]

My first western shirt!

I finished the shirt for my dad! I need to work on snap placement/installation, but it’s totally wearable, and it IS just a muslin, after all! I’m pretty pleased with it. I think I might need my own, with pretty embroidery… I’m psyched, especially about the pretty snaps. I used the Dritz #16P Pliers with […]

A shirt for my dad…

Ok, so we have 2 big dogs… our XL dog door cost over a hundred dollars, and the flap ripped within 6 months… supposedly that’s just what happens. So I found a tute on the internet showing how to make your own dog door using various wooden things and then cutting down a car floor […]

How to make a toddler playsuit/romper from an adult t-shirt (part 1)

Today I’m going to show you how to make THIS: I took OODLES of pictures, so every step should be really clear, but email me if it’s not! you will need: a shirt (I used adult small. It needs to be as long as your child from shoulder to ankle…. (or to knee if you […]

How to make snap crotch for a toddler romper/playsuit

OK, so hopefully you’ve read the part about how to cut/sew the basic shape of the romper, and all that remains is to make the snap crotch (that sounds so weird!) so, take one strip of stretchy coordinating fabric, serge the narrow ends, and line the ends up with the ends of one “U”, wrong […]

Uncle Jon’s Shirt….

The Bean’s godfather gave us one of his company’s shirts a few years ago….yesterday, I realized that, like the boxers I made a few months ago, a large t-shirt could easily make a suit for a small toddler…It worked out PERFECTLY, see:and you can still see all the logo on the back!this would probably be […]

Yesterday was productive:

Two shirts for D (more onesie-collars. I can get 1short sleeve and 1 long sleeve out of 1 yd jersey, so at $2.69/yd, these are awesomely cheap shirts. This green print has small racecars all over. D found it himself, and loves it)I also took an old stretched out waistband off one of my gram’s […]

adrenaline/caffeine/cold medicine

I’m sick. I have a really painful sore throat, so talking is rough right now. but once the kiddos were in bed, I had no need for talking! I drew this cement mixer… and then cut lots of little bits, and did a LOT of blanket-stitch, and some thread painting, and got this: I’ll get […]

What I accomplished last night…

the kids went out early, I didn’t… I was so excited to get the fabric for the 1st Wednesday Block Swap, I got right to work… I made a pinwheel star for Flic (she asked for stars, 12″ square, in black and red) I used the Made Tutorial as inspiration for a shirt for D… […]