Sunday, September 29, 2013

Rhino Lovey Blanket


My big kid has been asking me all week to make him a rhino lovey.  He found his old lion lovey not long after the little guy was born and has been more attached to it in the last year or so than he ever was when he was a baby.  Because he is really into super heroes he has bestowed his lovey with super powers and calls it "All Power Lovey."  Now, apparently, All Power Lovey needs a side kick.  And that sidekick is a rhino.

He requested that the rhino part be blue.  He told me the blanket part could be any color fabric I had (although later he clarified that it shouldn't be pink or purple).  Hubby even helped him create a mock-up of what he wanted. Here it is:

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Welcome Fall


It is the first day of fall, so in anticipation of coming cooler weather I have been sewing some warm clothes for my kids.  My big kid loves to wrap himself up in fuzzy fabrics like fleece and velour and he also loves to match his little brother so I made both of them shirts out of a snazzy blue argyle fleece. Big kid is wearing a Varsity Cowl Neck Pullover (affiliate link) from Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop and the little guy is wearing Pauley's Pullover from Sewing for Boys (affiliate link).  

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Sewing Fail

So yesterday I was feeling so proud of myself because I finished up a pair of pants that I had been working on for my big kid.  They came out really nice I thought:

But then I had him try them on this morning and the rise was too low!  I was fussing at them while he had them on trying to see if the problem was that the waist was too big or the rise was too low and he got annoyed and took them off and told me he would never wear them even if I did fix them.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Fleece lined corduroy jacket


This is what I have been working on over the past week.


A fall jacket for my little guy!  It started its life as these two fabrics:

Monday, September 2, 2013

Tutorial: Scarf with Claw Mittens



Welcome to my site.  For my first post I thought I would share a tutorial I created.  It is an easy project that would make a great gift for the little monster (or dinosaur, or bear, or other animal with claws) in your life.  This project is suitable for a beginning sewer.  It can be done in one or two colors and the colors can be chosen to suit the type of creature you are going for. I used a bright orange and turquoise for a fun monster look, but you could choose brown and tan if you were going for bear claws.

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