Monday, August 11, 2014

Double blogging

Apparently I have been blogging on two emails. I will be continuing on only one. 

Here is the link

Monday, July 28, 2014

Selfish sewing

Sometimes we need to put everyone else aside and be a little selfish! I did just that this weekend and made a shirt for myself. 

Pattern is from Go To Patterns and it is the Simply Lovely Dress. 
Fabric is a sheer simply silky print I got from Joann's. 

I did as a little length to it. And I realized afterwards I did the straps different. 

But I love the fit and comfort of it. 

I have plans for a maxi dress from this on another silky print, but this time a gradient dyed one. 

Have a great day and be sure to check the pattern out. 

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Reversible jump rope

There is nothing better than 2 dresses in one!

I have previously made the jump rope tunic for Lily. This time I made a reversible dress for Avry. I have to say I LOVE it. Even hubby complimented me on it. 
I thinks favorite part might be that in winter it will be perfect for layering. 

I thought this would be perfect for some boarder prints I had. 

I had one hoarded for 6-7 years. It is an old daisy kingdom. 

The other print is a red ridinghood. 

She wore it as soon as I finished it. 

The pattern is from Oliver and S and they are one of my favorites. There is a simple one button closure at the back. 

Sorry no modeling pictures. But trust me it looks cuter on her than it does the hanger. 

Have a great one. 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Under garments for young girls

Being a young girl has got to be hard enough without having to find appropriate clothes. 
Lily is 9, this year she joined an Allstar softball team, her shirt was a little large and I felt I could see inside the arm holes. With her age I thought it appropriate to get her a sports bra for comfort and modesty. These were simple to find. 
However, in the recent weeks I woke up a little and purchased the American girl changing young body book. I also got to thinking I was around her age when I started to wear a bra. On a recent trip to the store I was mortified with the bra options for young girls. It was either padding or lace!  
Not something my young daughter needs. 
It is the same thing if you check etsy. 
I knew I had to get to work. 

I have mention tumble and twirl or mountain ash patterns before. This time I used gymnastics training wear separates 1

Her patterns are very easy and especially simple to modify. I picked out some scraps of fabric and stsrted to cut. Before I knew it I had 7 cut. 

A little bit of fold over elastic 

And some small bows and embellishments 

A few days like this. 

Ok only 2, but this is the end result. 

I did some shirring down the center front of half. Oh and added a purple one as were. 

Simple, not so plain. 

 Appropriate for a young girl. 

Comfortable fold over elastic and my girl is all set for a while. 
Sewing these was hard on my heart. I had to face the fact that my girl is growing up. 

Not sure I am ready. 

Have a great one. 

Friday, June 6, 2014

The irony of children

When they you are one, life is grand
The adventures are endless
The fun nearby. 
As you grow beyond one 
Your told never to have one too young. 
Sometimes this works 
Sometimes it doesn't. 
As you grow older, you try for one or even some 
Sometimes your blessed with them
Sometimes you fight for them
Unfortunately sometimes you can't. 
When they arrive, everyone will have comments 
Everyone will have advice! 
Soon you will find your way. 
Just as you begin to feel they may never sleep
They do.
They grow bigger and their needs change. 
As they grow older they become like a small shadow 
Following you everywhere. 
Fingers under doors 
Fingers in your bowl
Fingers in your hands
They seem to have their fingers in everything. 
You will wish for moments alone 
To drunk your coffee, water or beverage all by yourself
In peace. 
To shower alone 
Go to the bathroom alone 
They always find you. 
Even when you hide in the shower to eat chocolate. 
As they continue to get bigger you bring them everywhere
Eventually, you may find yourself staying up late, waiting. 
Are they safe?
When will they be home?
What is going on? 
You warn them, don't have one too young. 
Sometimes they listen.
Sometimes they can't. 
They will grow into adults
Sometimes they will have their own. 
You find yourself wishing to share one more snack.
To be interrupted in the shower one more time. 
For them to crawl into your lap for a snuggle on last time. 
Yet no matter how big they are,
What they have done
Your baby, they will always be. 

Hope you enjoyed. 

*this was written by me.