Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Keep the ideas coming girls!! You have my creative little brain flowin'! I have already drawn up a couple of ideas for boy's outfits, and I have some other ideas that I am thinking about. I can't wait to start developing the actual patterns for everything! I also have a few ideas for some tutorials as well after seeing everyone's posts. Plus, I also have some great places to find excellent tutorials as well :o) I will be posting like crazy over the next few weeks I'm sure hehe. So thank you everyone for all your wonderful ideas, and I can't wait to see more! Looking forward to the giveaway in a few days :o)

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Let the free giveaway begin!

Now that I have reached 25 followers, let the free giveaway begin! First, I will start with the prize description for this first giveaway. This prize will consist of your choice of 6 of the clippies in the picture below and along with these I will be including a coordinating (not necessarily matching but coordinating colors) 3 inch boutique style bow for each clippie. All of my bows and clippies also include a no-slip grip which works wonderfully for that fine baby hair. That means you will be receiving 6 clippies and 6 bows!! That will gave a great selection for any little princess to wear :o)

Now, let me explain how to participate. I am in the process of working on a few of my own original patterns and have a few ideas, but I would love to know what others would actually like to see. There are many children's clothing patterns out there that are availabe already, but I would like to know if there is anything that you just haven't been able to find or even if there is just a type of tutorial that you would like to see. Leave a comment on this post letting me know what patterns you would like to see or what tutorials you think might be useful, and you will be entered into the giveaway! On Friday April 3rd at 12:00pm EST, I will post the winner which will be chosen at random using a random number generator!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Finally Finished!

SO, I know I have been talking about this dress for like a month, but I finally finished it. With the move and the kids, life got a little hectic there for a minute, but now we're back on track. I think this kimono-style dress turned out really cute, just a tad big for the little munky, but I'm sure she will grow into it quickly. I love the "comfy" look and feel of the dress itself, and I have to say that the pattern was very simple and easy to follow. It took me just a couple of hours to make once I actually got started. The only thing that I didn't add was the tie that is supposed to be on the front waist because she would inevitably just sit and chew on it until it was an icky little mess. Otherwise, I followed the pattern for the 9-12 months, and it fit her just about perfectly (shockingly enough, since she's wearing 12-18 months in most things now LOL). This is one of the many different patterns included in Amy Butler's "little stitches for little ones" book. I highly recommend it to anyone with little ones or in need of a gift for a new mommy. So many ideas and all of which are very easy to follow and understand. Be sure to check it out!

Kimono-style dress 1

Kimono-style dress 2

Monday, March 16, 2009

The Rainbow of Clippies

I have been working on clippies and hairbows for my girls and some other family members over the past few days (in between the unpacking of endless boxes). It is my way of relaxing, and it's a chance to think of something other than where I'm going to put my zillion framed pictures without using the unpenetrable cement walls.

Also, some of these clips and some of the hairbows in an upcoming post will be part of the first giveaway prize. I only need 7 more followers to reach 25, so come on girls!! It will be a great prize package, so grab your friends and have them come follow me too!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

I'm Back!

I finally have internet again! I was on the verge of going crazy without it due to my obsessive need to check my email 20 times a day. I did figure out that my days are much more productive when I don't have the computer around though. We are mostly unpacked except for the pile of boxes still left in the basement which I just can't bring myself to tackle right now, maybe this weekend. I am going to finally finish that dress for my little Chunky Munky this week, and I will be posting pics later on. It should turn out super cute, and I love the fabric that I chose for this one. The projects will start flowing more now that I am getting organized and have a little more space and time on my hands. Spring and summer are just around the corner, and I have so many ideas for clothing and patterns that I can barely keep them all straight!