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Whatcha Craftin’ ~ Pillowcase Dresses & Shorts for Uganda

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Ok, I know that I have blogged about this topic about 2 or 3 times already, but I wanted to show you the final line up of what I made. I was really excited to be able to participate in this great cause! I really hope the girls and boys love these clothes we’ve made for them!

Here are all the pillowcase dresses I made, 6 in total. For these I mainly used fat quarters I bought at Walmart for $1 each.

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These ones are my favorites! ๐Ÿ™‚

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The orange one has white butterflies on it. SO cute!!

And here are all the shorts I ended up making, 9 total.

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These three below were my favorite. I had fun picking out fat quarters for these at Walmart, too!

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My husband was kind enough to send out the package to Mallory last week while I was in Reno. I hope she gets them before she leaves! I was a little behind in sending them.

My goal now is to make 2-3 dresses a month, at least, to send to Mallory next year. I also want to make that many shorts, possibly more. They’re so easy and fun to make! ๐Ÿ™‚

Did you participate in this charity? If so how many dresses did you make? My sister and her church ward ended up giving them baby blankets and other needed supplies. That’s Awesome!

Thanks for stopping by today! I’m finally getting back into the swing of things after my little vacation to Reno and school getting out. I hope you’re enjoying your summer so far! Come back on Friday for a fun Pinterest Pick post!

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Guest Post by Kaysi from Keeping it Simple ~ Bubble Skirt

Hi!!ย  Iโ€™m so excited to be here today!ย  My name is Kaysi and blog over at Keeping it Simple.
I love everything crafty.ย  I especially love things that are simple and easy!ย  Most of my crafts can be done by anyone, even if youโ€™re not super crafty.
I love making little skirts for my daughter.ย  They are so easy to make plus they donโ€™t take much fabric, so they are very inexpensive to make. One of the easiest skirts to make is the bubble skirt.ย ย  I wanted to dress it up a little bit, with some lace.
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This is how I made it:
I measured my daughterโ€™s waist and the length I wanted it to be.ย  The waist was 20โ€ and 10โ€.ย  I added 4 inches to the waist, to give it a little flare at the knees.ย  Then for the length, you double the number because the skirt will be folded in half.ย  I cut a piece of fabric that was 24โ€x20โ€.
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I then folded the fabric together and sewed it together.
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I cut the lace 24โ€x9โ€.
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Then I cut scallops into the bottom of the lace.
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I sewed the lace together like I did the skirt.
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I put the lace on the outside of the fabric and then sewed some elastic onto the top.ย  The elastic was 20โ€ long.
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And thatโ€™s it!ย  Super easy and cute!
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I love the look of the lace over the blue!
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And here is my little girl wearing her new skirt.
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I would love it if you followed along.
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Whatcha Craftin’ ~ Boys Swim Trunks & Project Yesu Shorts

A few weeks ago one of my favorite designers, Seamingly Smitten, needed testers for her boys’ swim trunks pattern. I was excited she chose me and got to work! My first task was to buy seersucker at Jo-Ann’s. I’ve heard of seersucker, but I’ve never known WHAT it is, or what it looks like. Well, I asked an employee to show me where it was and I finally learned what seersucker is! ๐Ÿ™‚

The pattern was SO easy to work with! It only took me about an hour, maybe a little more, to do all of the cutting and sewing. For me, that’s GOOD! I’m a slow sewer! Here is what I ended up making for my 2 year old:

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My cute little surfer dude! He kept doing this stance because we would say, “Whoa, daddy!” like Pablo on ‘The Backyardigans’ TV show. He would copy us and say “Whoa, daddy!” and pose like this. It was cute.

I’ve been busy sewing shorts, as I’ve told you.

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These are the 5 I’ve finished sewing. I have a few more I’m in the process of sewing right now.

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Tinian, my 2 year old, tried some of them on and modeled for me. Don’t you just LOVE the closed eyes?!! ๐Ÿ™‚ And the fact that I could NOT tear those milk duds out of his hands for even a second to take these pictures!

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There was a little mishap with these pair of shorts. I was cutting out another pattern and when I was done, I realized I had been cutting these shorts as well! SO, there was a pretty big cut through the bottom 2 inches of these shorts. I decided to just add on 2 inches of a different fabric to see how they would look and I think I actually like these ones the best!

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Are you interested in helping out a good cause? Head on over to Project Yesu’s website and learn more about it! You can make pillowcase dresses for the girls and shorts like these for the boys. I used a couple different patterns. The smaller ones are from Seamingly Smitten’s boys swim trunks pattern and the bigger ones are from CKC’s appliqued shorts pattern, I just didn’t put the applique on.

You can find other free patterns on the internet for making easy shorts. Mallory’s mom sent me a list of some other sites you can find patterns and tutorials at:

Craft Passion
Caila Made – Summer shorts
Dana Made It – Kids shorts
Fish stick Designs – Little boys shorts
My Growing Home – Basic boy shorts
Well, thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!! ๐Ÿ™‚
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Birthday Bash Cont. ~ 30 Before 30

If you’re just showing up today, don’t forget to enter my Birthday Bash giveaway!!

I know you’re just DYING to know whether I completed my 30 sewing projects before I turn 30 challenge. And guess what?!!! I DID!!! I’m Soooooo excited about it! When I originally came up with the idea I had a completely different list of what I wanted to sew. I warned you that my list would change. I mean, let’s face it, I’m a woman and I like to change my mind! ๐Ÿ™‚ This was the first post I wrote up about the challenge and I kept you updated every so often on how I was doing. It has been a lot of fun for me, but honestly, it has also been stressful. I felt like I needed to accomplish 30 different sewing projects for it to really mean something, but once it got down to the wire, I just didn’t have the time to create 30 different projects!!

I am really proud of myself for doing this. And really, I have done SO many more than just 30 sewing projects! I have made multiples of many of the projects and actually some of them I counted more than once. I’m excited to say that last week alone I made 6 pillowcase dresses and 5 shorts for the boys and girls in Uganda. I’m going to make a bunch more shorts in the coming weeks and probably more dresses as well! If you’re interested in helping out with this cause you can find out more information on Project Yesu’s website or on their facebook page.

Here is my completed list of the sewing projects:

30 Sewing Projects Before I Turn 30:

1. Aviator hat for Jonas(2)*

2. Aviator hat for Brynnan

3. Aviator hat for Tinian

4. Bean bag frogs for Jonas

5. Bean bag frogs for Brynnan

6. Bean bag frogs for Lynn

7. Lil Gentleman’s suit

8. Burp Cloths (6)

9. Batman PJ pants

10. Ruffle Tote Bag

11. Winter pj’s for Brynnan

12. Valentine’s Day Sew Along Dress

13. Sun Hat

14. Character PJโ€™s for Jonas

15. 3 Tiered Ruffle Skirt

16. Ruffles Galore Play & Party Pants

17. Knot Overalls

18. Puddle Jumper Rain coat

19. Super Hero Cape Jonas

20. Super Hero Cape Brynnan

21. Guitar Strap

22. Completely Pleated dress

23. Zig Zag dress

24. Zig Zag dress

25. Boys swim trunks

26. Criss Cross Dress

27. Diaper Bloomers (matching Criss Cross Dress)

28. Boys shorts (for project Yesu) (5)

29. Girlfriend Clutch

30. Pillowcase Dress (for project Yesu) (6)

*I made 2 more aviator hats at Christmas time for 2 of my nephews. I also made 2 extra hats to sell in my Etsy shop.

I am also going to share with you pictures of all of my completed sewing projects. I know that I’ve done posts on most of these projects already, but I thought it would be cool to have you see them all in one post ๐Ÿ™‚ So, here we go:

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Yay!! I’m so excited to be done with this challenge. The last week has been great! I finally dedicated myself to making the pillowcase dresses and even the shorts as well!

What sewing projects are you working one now? My next one will be a cover for our Kitchenaid. After that I better get started on the boys’ Christmas gifts! (Mario quilts)

Well, Thanks for stopping by! Don’t forget to enter my giveaway!! Tons of winners! Hope you have a great day!

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Birthday Bash & Giveaway

Good morning! I know that Monday’s are normally reserved for my organizing posts, but today is SPECIAL! It’s my 30th Birthday!! Woohoo!! I LOVE birthdays, don’t you?! AND I love being pampered on my birthday:) hehe

I’ve been kind of nervous and excited about this birthday. It’s the big 3-0. I’m no longer “young” anymore. I’ve crossed that threshold and I’m not sure what the future will bring, BUT, I’m still celebrating my heart out, none the less, and I thought it would be fun to have a birthday giveaway for all of my wonderful followers!! I have some very fun prizes to giveaway and I’ve made some wonderful friends in the process!! I can’t wait to see who wins what!

Soooo…. without further ado, here are the prizes and the bloggers giving them away. I’ve included a little blurb so you can get to know them. Please go visit their blogs and say “Hello!”. If you make it to the end of this post the giveaway will be there ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for stopping by!

First up we have, Susan from Organized 31, who is giving away the cutest zippered pouch!! I LOVE the little animals!

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Hello, I’m Susan. I’m married to my dedicated active duty Air Force husband and have 3 wonderful children. I’ve moved into 27 different homes and have organized homes in 12 states and 3 foreign countries. I’ve been everything from an Air Force officer, to a Parent Educator, to a stay-at-home mom, with many other experiences along the way. I believe that life is better when organized.

Next up is Jenn, from Thoughts, Rants and Art, who is giving away a bracelet and earring set. I love it!

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Hello there, I’m Jenn! I’m an artist and designer living in Annapolis, MD. I dabble in anything that could be considered a creative hobby. I sell my jewelry and some collages on etsy and I blog about art, food and life on my blog Thoughts, Rants and Art.

Chrystie from Pocket Full of Posies is giving away a CUTE Journal Card Mini Scrapbook. She blogged about it here so you can view what it looks like on the inside. I am just in LOVE with all her little mini albums!! I won one of them, which you can view on her blog too. Here’s Chrystie:

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Hi, I’m Chrystie! I am married to a wonderful man who loves me back. I have 4 awesome kids, who get along well most of the time! I homeschool and love it! And in my spare time I Scrap and Craft like crazy! I also LOVE photograpy!

Deanna at From Wine to Whine is also here to giveaway a FREE snapfish 5×7 photo book!

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Hi, I’m Dee. I am a late twenty something, pin-a-holic Mom to a beautiful little girl and a step mom to a wonderfully well-rounded teen. When I can find a few free moments from the busy work we call life, I enjoy DIYing, couponing and crafting wearable/usableย thingsโ€ฆand letโ€™s not forget my best work happens while enjoying an adult beverage or two!

And last, but not least, since this is the reason all these great prizes are available, is me, Crafty Meggy! I will be giving away an adorable button headband as well as three 30% off coupons to my Etsy shop!

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And, you all know me, right? If you don’t, you can learn more on my about page. I hope you’ll stick around and become a new friend!

So, that’s 8 winners total!! Hurry up and enter! The giveaway ends Thursday, May 2nd at midnight. There are a few of the entries that can be done each day, so come back and keep entering! ALSO, I have a fun post planned for each day of the week! What a treat, right?!! I have a couple guest bloggers scheduled and I can’t wait for you to meet them! They are AWESOME! ๐Ÿ™‚

What are you waiting for? Click the link below and it will take you to the gateway to win some awesome prizes (I know, I’m really weird, but it is my birthday so cut me some slack:) hehe).

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Oh, I almost forgot!! Someone else is having a birthday today and you can receive 20% off on a purchase from them today! AND they’re offering 6 amazing items!! Yes, it’s true, head on over to Pick Your Plum‘s facebook page to grab the coupon code and start shopping!!

ALSO, since this is a birthday BASH, I’m going to give you a coupon code to use in my Etsy shop for today only! You can receive 30% off your total order! I hope you’ll come on over and celebrate with me! ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for stopping by!! I hope you have a wonderful day! Enjoy some cake, or something sweet. Hey, it is my birthday, you can celebrate too:)

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Whatcha Craftin’ ~ Pillowcase Dresses & Project Yesu

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Hello!! I have a lot in store for you today! I have been BUSY cutting, measuring, sewing and gathering the past few days and I have enjoyed every minute of it!! I tell you, give me a deadline and I can get ANYTHING done! Haha ๐Ÿ™‚

Have you heard of Project Yesu? If you have, you know that it’s a great cause. I learned about it from a good bloggy friend, Amy at One Artsy Mama. You can view her post that inspired me to look more into the project and want to participate in it. I’ve been in contact with Mallory, the girl who founded Project Yesu, and she is so great! Also, get this, she’s 13! I thought that was amazing that she is SO young and thinking about kids in Africa! I don’t know about you, but when I was 13 I was thinking about me and only me! (Not to make myself sound like a horrible kid, but that’s how kids are, right? You would tell me if I was wrong, wouldn’t you?:) hehe)

Anyway, I’ve been in contact with Mallory and she is such a sweetheart! I asked her to write up a little blurb for this post and she was so willing to do it. Her and her mom have been so kind and helpful in this process when I have questions. So, without further ado on my part, here is Mallory:

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In 2011 I made a decision that changed my life and my family’s lives. I decided that I wanted to help Africa, and I started Project Yesu to help children in Uganda. My goals at first were simple, I had no idea how Project Yesu would grow, and how many lives would be changed. I wanted to make a difference in the lives of the children in Uganda. In 8 weeks I raised over $2,000 – I sponsored seven children, providing food, education and medical care. I also sent over 400 Christmas cards to the children. 18 months later, I have raised over $13,000. I am now sponsoring 10 children, and working with 3 organizations on the ground in Uganda. Last October I traveled to Uganda, and that just made me want to help more, to do more. I want to reach areas that are unreached, and help children that people have forgotten about. I will be traveling to Uganda again in June, and I will be in country for almost a month. To get ready for my trip I am collecting supplies for our teams on the ground, I am collecting pillowcase dresses and I also have a 100 day challenge to raise $1,000 in 100 days. My future goals for Project Yesu is to continue helping as many children as I can in Uganda. But I also want to effect children here in the United States, I want to show kids that you can make a difference, it doesn’t matter how young you are. It doesn’t have to be around the world, it can be in your neighborhood or in your school. I based Project Yesu on Mahatma Ghandi’s quote “Be the chance you want to see in the world” and that is what I am doing.

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Thanks so much Mallory for sharing your story with us! I think all that you are doing is so wonderful! And I’m so glad that I can be a part of it, if even just a small part! ๐Ÿ™‚

You can visit her website, facebook page and twitter feed, to keep up with everything Project Yesu. You can also follow Project Yesu on instagram. Also, if you are on instagram you can post the dresses you make and a caption saying #projectyesu and anyone who is looking for project yesu stuff will find your photos! I’m new to instagram so if this is old news to you, just ignore it. I’m still learning the ins and outs of it all!

So, this week I have been working on my pillowcase dresses and even some shorts for the boys in Uganda. I have boys, so naturally, I don’t want to leave them out! ๐Ÿ™‚

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This was the first one I made and it went a little south. LOL I was using knit and I am learning that knit is HARD to work with. I learn something new everytime I sew with it though, so that’s good. I cut the fabric too long and so instead of cutting it again to make it right, I just decided to make bigger hems. I think I over estimated because this one is really short! BUT I’m hoping it will still fit a baby (it’s supposed to be size 6 months) because they’re smaller in Uganda.

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And dress number 2. This one went A LOT smoother! ๐Ÿ™‚ These dresses are SO easy to make! It only takes about half an hour, if that. I went to Walmart today and bought a bunch of fat quarters, which are the perfect size to make dresses for 2 and 3 year olds. I’m excited to make more of them the rest of this week!

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This is my first pair of shorts I made for the boys. I had some cotton beige fabric on hand so I decided to make 3 pairs of shorts out of the yard I had. I’ll have Tinian model them for me and post pictures later. They’re size 2T. I bought some more fabric to make shorts with while at Walmart too, so I’ll be making more of them this week also.

It makes me so happy to be sewing for these kids in Uganda!! I love sewing anyway, but this just makes it even more special! I really hope you’ll take a look at Mallory’s website and consider helping out in anyway you can! Don’t know how to sew, or don’t have the time? You can make a donation on the website or you can buy T-shirts or necklaces and braces to support the cause in the store.

If you do have time to sew and want to make a dress or two, there is a great tutorial on Sew Like My Mom. She even updated the post this year to include armhole sizes, which is SO helpful! Mallory is going to take the dresses to Uganda herself and she leaves in June so she needs to have all of the dresses and shorts by May 28th.

Well, thanks so much for stopping by! If you’re participating in this cause too, I’d love for you to leave a link to a post if you’ve done one! Have a wonderful Wednesday! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Whatcha Craftin’ ~ Spring Raincoat

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Can you believe Spring is already here? This past week has been soooooo NICE!! I LOVE having 50 degree weather in April!! Although there have been a couple GLUM days this month, so far, it’s better than I thought April would be! ๐Ÿ™‚

I have something very fun for today! You all know that I LOVE sewing and I have my 30 sewing projects before I turn 30 that I’m trying to complete in the next week and a half. I’m getting down to the wire here! I kind of felt like a little kid waiting for Christmas for a long time on this little challenge of mine. It seemed like my birthday would never come, but, alas it’s almost here and I still have a couple more projects to complete!

Today I’m going to share a raincoat I made for my 6 year old about a month ago. I am so IN LOVE with it!! But, it wasn’t the easiest thing to make! In fact, if my other 2 kids really want one, I will probably just go out and BUY them one. That’s how hard and frustrating this pattern was! I don’t really think it was the designers fault either, I think it was mainly the laminate cotton fabric I used. It was SO HARD to work with! I threw my hands up and walked away more than three times! It took me 3 days and MANY hours to complete, but I got it done and I’m VERY proud of the way it turned out!!

And Brynnan LOVES it!!

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I think this is my favorite picture of him in it, but it also makes me cringe when I look at it. Not because of my cute little boy, but because of what happened AFTER I took this picture! ….

Long story short… I always take about 50 pictures of one pose, especially of my kids, to make sure I get ONE that is just PERFECT. Well, in the process of taking those 50 pictures Brynnan was moving around a lot. At one point his legs were in the position they are in the above picture, but the rest of his body was falling over to the left of the picture. WELLLLLL, there was a nail sticking out at an odd angle, Brynnan’s coat got caught on it and resulted in two small rips in the back of the coat!! AAAHHHH!! It wasn’t his fault, I’m not mad at him, but it happened. I should’ve known better than to have him actually LEAN against the old wood fence! ๐Ÿ˜› I still have yet to patch it up. I’m very tempted to just buy some white duck tape and draw some black dots on it so I don’t have to sew it up! LOL

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The red circles are where the 2 rips are. You can barely see them in the picture. Sorry!! I promise they are really there!

Here are a few pictures of the inside.

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I just LOVE the fabric I picked out! The Jo-Ann’s in Idaho Falls doesn’t have a huge selection of laminated cotton so the dots was as good as I was going to find, but the inside fabric I could pretty much choose whatever I wanted. I thought the blue and green would look cute with the white and black. It was knit, so of course it would be soft and cozy, which is what I wanted for the inside of the rain coat.

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The lining fabric on the inside stops quite a ways before the end of the sleeve. I like that because then hopefully the lining won’t get so wet.

I’m happy with the results, but VERY glad to be done with it! Maybe I’ll try making another one in a couple more years. Once I get more sewing experience under my belt!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you’re having a Wonderful Wednesday!!

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Mr. Snazzy Suit ~ Project R&P Week 4

Lately, I’ve only been posting every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, but this week is special. I have a post planned for every day, Monday-Friday! Most of them are already scheduled and sure to go up, Thursday is the only day I’m not sure I’ll get up in time. I’m working on that project as you read this, most likely, so send your creative and productive thoughts my way so I can finish it in time for Thursdays post! ๐Ÿ™‚

I’ve mentioned that I’ve been following along each week of Project Run & Play, but I’ve been so busy I haven’t participated in the sewing along since week two when I made the Riley Blake Chevron Tote Bag. (Oh, I almost forgot to mention, I ran into one of the commenters from that post when I went to the library last week! It was so exciting to meet her in person and the thing that tipped her off it was me? I was hauling all our library books in that tote bag! ๐Ÿ™‚ We talked for a little bit and it was so FUN!! I’m so glad she said hi when she recognized my bag! It’s such a small world we live in!!)

Well, this week the theme is Spring Formal Wear and I have THE PERFECT outfit to go along with that theme. I think you might remember it from last year…..

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The Lil’ Gentleman Suit!

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I took these pictures yesterday of a boy in my Sunday School class. Isn’t he just the sweetest??!!

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He was so Smiley! I loved it!

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I LOVE this little suit! It’s so easy to make and the vest is reversible. Do you like it too? I have this specific suit available in my Etsy shop in size 4T. Or you can purchase a custom made suit tailored to your child’s size and the inside of the vest can be whatever color/fabric you or your child wants. The custom made suit listing comes with a suit coat as well as the pants and the vest.

What do you think? I like the purple of the inside on the vest. I think that’s my favorite part! ๐Ÿ™‚ Jonas and Brynnan have already “ordered” their own in red and purple. Who knows when I’ll get around to making them. Maybe I’ll make all three of them for next years Easter outfits. That would be fun!

Well, thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a great day!

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Whatcha Craftin’ ~ Zig Zag Tunic & Other Sewing

Tunic is such a weird word, right? It just sounds wrong. LOL BUT I do think tunics are cute for little girls. I’ve bought a couple different patterns that can be made into a dress or a tunic and I have yet to make either one of them. They’re CUTE, but I don’t have any girls to sew for so I’m not always that excited to sew them, even though I know I am, if that makes any sense at ALL!

Anyway, last week I was contacted by a blogger/designer that I admire, Kate, from See Kate Sew. She had a new pattern and needed some testers. I immediately replied saying I would LOVE to test the pattern for her and volunteered for a size 4T. I’ve been wanting to make my niece something cute and easy for a LONG time, so this would give me the opportunity and also FORCE me to get it done quickly! There’s only 3 more weeks until my birthday and I still have 10 sewing projects to finish!! Aaaaaahhhh!! (Well, that was before I started sewing this tunic. I am currently down to 8 and a half! Wooohooo!)

I knew which fabric to use when I got the email. I’ve been dying to use it since I bought it about 6 months ago.

…… It wasn’t a great success. I was very sad and frustrated about the outcome. It wasn’t anyone’s fault but my own. I would work on it at night and stay up late and when I do that I don’t always make the best choices. *SIGH* SO, here’s that first attempt with the fabric I’ve been dying to use:

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I’m not done with it. I have to undo half of it before I can salvage it. I’m going to take off the ribbon and not put anything around the waist.

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The ribbon you see on the waist was supposed to be piping, but I couldn’t find any that I really liked so when I got home from the fabric store I found this ribbon and decided it would look cute. The only problem was that I couldn’t see it as I was sewing so it turned out all uneven and you can’t really even see it in some places.

Since I was testing the pattern for a designer I decided to start all over again. I wasn’t up for fixing what I messed up. LOL The second time around I skipped the piping & ribbon all together and just made the tunic plain.

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It turned out SO MUCH better!! What do you think?

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I spent FOREVER working on these pictures today! I just couldn’t get them too look the way I wanted. BUT I finally got it and I’m pretty happy with how they turned out. The original pictures look NOTHING like this!! hehe

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My favorite part of the pictures is the dress!! Or tunic, I should say. I just LOVE how it worked out with this fabric!! I bought it at Hobby Lobby in Vegas over the summer and when I was in Boise a couple months after that I HAD to buy more of it. Isn’t it just darling??!! I’m SO in LOVE with yellow and grey right now.

And, in honor of my birthday in 2 weeks and 5 days, I thought I’d also share with you my list of sewing projects. My birthday is on April 29th and it’s fast approaching! I can’t believe it!! And I’m completely stressing out about it. WHY, oh, WHY do I procrastinate so??!!

30 Sewing Projects Before I Turn 30:

1. Aviator hat for Jonas

2. Aviator hat for Brynnan

3. Aviator hat for Tinian

4. Bean bag frogs for Jonas

5. Bean bag frogs for Brynnan

6. Bean bag frogs for Lynn

7. Lil Gentleman’s suit

8. Burp Cloths

9. Batman PJ pants

10. Ruffle Tote Bag

11. Winter pj’s for Brynnan

12. Valentine’s Day Sew Along Dress

13. Sun Hat

14. Character PJโ€™s for Jonas

15. 3 Tiered Ruffle Skirt

16. Ruffles Galore Play & Party Pants

17. Knot Overalls

18. Puddle Jumper Rain coat

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20. Super Hero Cape Brynnan

21. Guitar Strap

22. knot Overalls

23. zig zag dress

24. zig zag dress

25. Boys swim trunks

26. Pillowcase Dress (for project Yesu)

27. Pillowcase Dress (for project Yesu)

28. Boys shorts (for project Yesu)

29. Boys shorts (for project Yesu)

30. Dino blanket for Tini

So, there you have it. My final 30 Before 30 sewing list. I’m sure it will change even in the next couple weeks, so I actually can’t say FINAL until the day of my birthday!! BUT, it feels good to have so many of the projects crossed off!! Tomorrow I’m finishing some knot overalls for a customer and possibly starting on the boys swim trunks (another pattern I’m testing! Yay!). I’ll be back next week to talk more about Project Yesu. I’m really excited about helping out with it!!

Thanks for stopping by!! I hope your sewing and crafting adventures are going well!! I’d love you to post links in the comments to your current projects!! I will be starting a link party very SOON and I can’t wait for you all to start sharing what you make on there!!

Hope you have a Wonderful Wednesday! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Whatcha Craftin’ ~ Riley Blake Chevron Ruffle Tote bag

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Have you heard of Project Run & Play? It’s a fun blog to follow along with and I’ve been doing that since the beginning of the year. They do contests for seamstresses and if you sew along with them you can win prizes. Well, this week the theme is Riley Black Chevron Fabric and I have been DYING to use some chevron fabric I bought a while ago. I had the PERFECT project to use it on so I got started and this is what I ended up with:

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At the beginning of the year I was participating in a sewing challenge called Learn to Sew over at Crazy Little Projects. This ruffle tote bag was one of the projects she taught us how to do, but I just haven’t had time to do it.

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The chevron fabric I bought on Etsy and it was a scraps bundle so the red chevron fabric was VERY small, the black was maybe a fat quarter. I bought the floral print fabric at Walmart, I don’t usually buy fabric there, the quality isn’t that great, but I was on a budget and it was cheap and it matched the black and red chevron. I LOVE how it looks together!

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I decided to do 4 layers instead of 3 because of the fabric scraps. I thought it would look better and more even…. it kind of worked… Now I just wish I had made the second ruffle strip a little bit longer. Depending on how much it bothers me I might redo that:) You know me, I’m a perfectionist!

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Isn’t it just SO PRETTY??!! I’m happy with how it turned out and I can’t wait to use it! I think this will be my new Sunday bag:)

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you’re having a great week so far!

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