Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Purl Bee Baby Lamb Bonnet

Introducing my littlest... Lottie Bea!


She has been keeping us smiling, tired, and a-new-kind-of busy for the last two months, after her much-anticipated 41-week arrival.


For her first Halloween, I made her a cozy little lamb hat from the Purl Bee tutorial.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Semi-Homemade Halloween: Word Girl Costume


Word up, it's Word Girl!

Louisa decided many months ago that she wanted to be Word Girl for Halloween, and I was actually impressed that it stuck! Never changed her mind at all.

Word Girl is a PBS show that they watch on Netflix... sort of a vocabulary-powered super hero.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Oliver + S Library Dress in Wildwood

I wanted to make something with this fabric line as soon as I saw it—Wildwood by Elizabeth Olwen for Cloud9 Fabrics (which happens to be 100% organic).


I thought the oliver + s Library Dress would show off a few of the prints well. And it does!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Oliver + S Sunday Brunch Jacket in Corduroy


This gift I unfortunately did not have a model for. I made this jacket for my friend's daughter, little Maeve, who was turning one. She shares a birthday with my Leo! How fun.

Oliver + S Popover Sundress and Doll Dress

So, I had a baby in August (more on that later!) and have just started to break out the sewing machine again (Halloween costumes!). But there were a couple summer projects I never shared, so here you go!



This Popover Sundress and doll dress set was a last-minute gift for an old friend of Louisa's who was turning seven. I sewed both dresses the morning before the party!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Doctor Scrubs (Simplicity 4378)


My husband is a radiology resident and happily gets to wear scrubs to work a lot. But at just over 6'6", he has a hard time fitting them well, and he needs several sets to get him through the week. I've been meaning to make him a "custom" pair for a while.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Oliver + S Bucket Hats

I made both kiddos some new bucket hats for our annual Virginia Beach trip. More Sarah Jane fabrics! The pattern is in Little Things to Sew (which I have and love) but also a free download here.


The hats are reversible, but I let them choose their own fabrics from my stash, so the two sides don't coordinate quite as much as I would have liked, but the point was for the kids to actually wear them, so—success!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Fourth Birthday Sketchbook Shirt

Leo needed a special mommy-made garment for his birthday, too, of course. ;) He selected this Sarah Jane print from her Children at Play line (Making Paper Hats in Aqua) from my stash. 

I made it into an oliver + s Sketchbook Shirt. And thank goodness, because I bought that pattern three years ago in the 6 month - 4T size range... made it just under the wire.