Friday, August 22, 2014

Summer sewing

In addition to the four dresses shown in an earlier post, I had made the following dresses before our big trip.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Spring Dresses

Spring has been playing peek-a-boo with us here in the Midwest. Some days are super nice while others are quite chilly. Regardless of the weather this time of the year is highly anticipated by the crafting community. Craft supplies are on sale, craftsy classes are on sale, fabrics are on sale... you get my drift. 

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Monday, March 17, 2014

Fleece Walrus

Heart participated in a Science competition conducted by his school district and was one of the second place winners in first grade!

So I wanted to reward him with a new nap buddy. I decided to make a cute walrus from this book by Linda Carr: Wild and Wonderful Fleece Animals. I am in love with this book! There are so many animals that you can make!! When I  showed it to him, his first choice was the walrus too!He already has an orca and a sea lion, so this will be a nice add-on!

Monday, March 10, 2014

Pillowcase Dresses

This pillowcase dress was hand sewn by me when Sweet was 9 months old. I didn't have a sewing machine then, but was very eager to sew something for my infant! It took me over 2 days to finish! 

Friday, March 7, 2014

Appliques - His and Hers

Adding appliques is one of the earliest projects I worked on even before I got my Brother.

Indeed appliques are so wonderful! They instantly add a lot of pizzazz to a plain piece of garment! And they are so easy and quick to do! Even a child can do it.

I used Heat'n Bond Lite Iron-On Adhesive sheets for these projects. 

Here are some fun things I've created:

Monday, March 3, 2014

Peasant dress

Peasant tops and dresses are so easy to put together (after pillowcase dresses, of course). Ideal project for  beginners - the only notion you'd need is elastic! I love the fact that there is room for infusing my creativity. My toddler loves the comfortable fit and the ease of putting on (great for young ones learning to dress on their own). I found an awesome tutorial and FREE pattern at - Marilyn's Slim Fit Peasant Dress and Top by Creative Kids Couture.

Here are the tops and dresses I'd made with this pattern last year:

Saturday, March 1, 2014


Pizza is an all-time favorite in our house! It is also the first choice that the kids ask for lunch/dinner.

So our play food set will be incomplete without a slice (or two) of pizza in it.


So I made some more felt food - yummy donuts.

Monday, February 24, 2014

C is for Cookie

With ice cream around the corner, can cookie be far behind? 

Here are some scrumptious cookies for your child's tea party. Indulge in them as much as you want for they are completely sugar-free ;)!

Ice cream, anyone?!

I discovered felt last year while I was making hair bows for my daughter. Although many swear by the wool felt, I am quite content with the craft felt for my projects. I quickly realized that there are two kinds of craft felt - the eco-felt and the "craft" felt (for lack of  a better term). I believe they both are acrylic, but I prefer the eco-felt as it is thicker and sturdier than the latter. Walmart (yes!) and Michaels carry this kind.

The possibilities of things you can create are endless.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Celebrating my boy!

Here are the clothes I sewed for Heart last year. I used the pattern I'd drafted earlier. I increased its length to make the pants. The sleeveless top for 'I Love USA' set was drafted from one of Heart's old t-shirts.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Fleece Plushies

Wow, I haven't updated this blog in a long time!  Last year I'd sewn at least a dozen clothes for Sweet and half more for Heart. I will post a collage of those projects soon!

Sewing clothes for my kids has taken the back seat because of this brutally cold winter. I am shivering at the thought of having to endure this for many more weeks!! Brrr..

But one good thing (make it two) did come out of this - I have stepped into the world of fleece and felt! And I am loving them both!  I stocked up on the fleece at our local fabric store ($2.49 per yard!!) and brought home all possible colors!!