Sunday, May 24, 2015

Natty Jane Baby Shoes


I've always thought the little yellow Natty Janes that Delia has on the cover of her pattern were the cutest things ever. I have had my eye out for some leather or pleather to up cycle into some for Lottie, and finally came across some bags at the Crozet thrift store that were just dying to be upcycled.


I used scraps of wool felt from my Christmas stocking projects for the lining.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Lullaby Layette for Baby's First Easter Dress

For Lottie's first Easter, I made her a little spring dress from the Oliver + S Lullaby Layette pattern.


I was completely inspired by youandmie's Lullaby Layette creations while I was still pregnant with little Lottie last year. This body suit with the ruffle sleeve modification (with tutorial!) and this dress modification of the shirt. Both are so beautiful!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Lua Sleep Sack

Another project for Lottie! I made her a Lua Sleep Sack in size 6 - 12 months for this spring.


I used sarah jane Out to Sea prints from my stash, and pink flannel for the lining. I didn't use any batting since it's for the warmer months.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Lullaby Layette Jacket and Little Geranium Dress for Lottie

To match her big sister's Wildwood Library Dress I made Lottie a Little Geranium dress and matching Oliver + S Lullaby Layette jacket.

I used the Elizabeth Olwen Wildwood prints from Louisa's dress and the rest of my Michael Miller organic sherpa from Lottie's hat.


The jacket is reversible and the sherpa is oh-so-cozy. I made size 0-3 months. She is 3 months in these pictures and she is still wearing the jacket now at almost 6 months, although the sleeves are getting a little short.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Another Oliver + S Sketchbook Shirt

 I made another Oliver + S Sketchbook Shirt for Leo. Size 4. I will probably invest in the larger pattern now that he has grown out of this one because I really like this shirt. The bottom is a bit wide (almost flared?), but it looks cute on him and I enjoy sewing it a lot.



This time I tackled the long sleeved cuffed version. It is very satisfying because it looks sew tricky but the instructions are very clear.

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!