Wednesday, April 24, 2013


Day 3 of Kids Clothes Week is here and I made a really easy and fun monster hooded towel based on the tutorial found here.

 My little one was the designer on this one.  I asked her basic questions: How many eyes?  3.  Hair?  Yes, red hair.  Teeth?  Yes, not pointy and only one.  Horn?  Yes, one gold one where the nose goes.  Perfect.

 A perfect little monster for my monster.  Raawwrr!!!

I'm not sure Mr. One Tooth will be bringing scary nightmares, though.  He's a nice kind of monster.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013


Today's dress was inspired by this tutorial.  I just fell in love with the fun design and wanted to try my hand at stamping on fabric.

I started with a comfy Old Navy shirt of which the top fit my 3.5 year old pretty well.

 Then I assembled some comfy jersey fabric recently purchased from Girl Charlee (love that shop!)
 I found a sweet acrylic stamp of a hedgehog and stamped them on a white knit with some soft black fabric paint applied with a foam brush.
 I cut my fabric to size and sewed it all together.  The sewing was a challenge for me because these knit fabrics are so fine they kept getting sucked into the feed dog, even with a walking foot.  I used a double layer of tissue paper underneath to add the structural support needed to allow these knits to feed properly.
 All done!  I'll take some action shots of my little one in it soon.  Right now she's sleeping.  :)
 Sweet!  Another project done!

Monday, April 22, 2013


I woke up early on this fine first day of Kids Clothes Week to work on a tutu project that's been on my list for a while. The inspiration came from here. A DIY tutu for my little one on the day of her first dance recital. Perfect.

Fabric is a mixture of tulle, chiffon, and a soft jersey knit.

My kitty loved working with me.

Sunday, April 21, 2013


I am so excited to start Kids Clothes Week tomorrow!  I created a little spreadsheet with ideas, links to pictures or instructions, which fabrics will be used, who the item is for and what size to make it in, any notions being used.


My basic checklist for each item on the day I work on it is:

#1 Photograph the fabric and notions
#2 Cut pattern and fabric
#3 Sew it!
#4 Photograph the item (still life)
#5 Photograph the item in action
#6 Write and post blog post
#7 Post on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter

I have a Kids Clothes Week Pinterest board set up HERE.

Super duper excited!  There are apparently well over 500 other people playing along for this challenge.  This will be my first time and I'm hoping my husband is truly going to be OK with taking care of things during my distraction...