Showing posts with label sewing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sewing. Show all posts
Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Time for a tea party!

Tea Party Dress

First let me say that this isn't my pattern. I wish I was amazing like that. I purchased the tea Party Dress pattern from Lynn at The Handmaidens Cottage on etsy. Isn't it adorable?

Maybe one day I can share a mama made tut and pattern. But for now you can purchase the Tea Party dress pattern at the Handmaidens cottage shop. The dress is gorgeous and Alyssa loves it dearly.

I found the designer through a Facebook group and had to purchase it. It is so darling. Everything any little girl would hope for! It has ruffles and flair. 

The twirl factor is definitely there!



The fabrics chosen for this tea party dress are the Tutti Fruity line. The pink and green are very light weight and the Strawberry is softer. It gives the dress a lighter feel. 

I improvised the straps and made them wider. I also shortened the length. It could be a bit shorter. I wanted it to be fuller. But this works perfect.


The pattern is easy to use and even though it took forever, I love it! 

What do you think?

It is the first complex sewing project I have done. This dress is perfect for a tea party! If you buy the pattern you will get size 6 months to size 8! Plus the Doll pattern!




Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Describe a Typical day in Your Current Life


Describe a Typical day in Your Current Life


My days Are usually the same day to day, but for the purpose of this post I'll use a school day. Who doesn't love school days?

While dreaming peacefully under my nice warm blanket and baby girl by my side, I get woken up by my oldest daughter jumping on my head at six in the morning. As she wakes her baby sister by touching her nose and pushing it in saying "boop". Oh lovely! Now I have no choice but to get up out of bed.

My son is usually still asleep at 8:00 am these days. I love that little boy. He's just growing up so fast.

We come downstairs and I change baby girls diaper. Than I make the older kids their cup of milk. My son wakes up and comes downstairs. With his still glazed over puffy eyes. 

I breastfeed baby girl while the kids drink their milk and watch some T.V. Usually while I simultaneously tell them to stop standing on the couch.  

Baby girl goes down for a little snooze.

After I change my sons diaper and wash my hands I start breakfast. My kids love their sausage and eggs. The are truly their fathers children. Speaking of daddy, he comes home from the gym around now. As you may or may not know hes working on getting his back working right again after having back surgery. He's doing much better these days. Hopefully the doctor will allow him to look for a new job soon.




Any who, after the kids get dressed and I do my pumpkins hair in the cute little pig tails she loves they go off to school. Luckily daddy does this sometimes so I stay home with baby girl. By now it is 9 am.

While baby girl naps I try to get a bit to eat and do a bit of sewing.

Afterwards I nurse her.

The kids get home from school at noon. They tell me what they did in school and show me their cute little art projects. While sitting down for lunch.

It takes about 10 minutes for the mysterious mess to appear. Nobody knows who did it or how it happened.


After cleaning the mess and lunch the kids wind down while running around the house in circles. ha ha.

I nurse Baby girl.

All of the kids go down for a nap. ( yeah, right!)

At this rate it is going to take me forever to write everything that happens from nap time to when i go to bed.

When the kids wake up and baby girl nurses again they all play together. Baby girl has tummy time. They all really do love each other. It is just adorable. 

Somewhere in there supper is made and ready. 

At some point the house gets cleaned and messed again.

When the kids are finally wiped out we put them to bed.

I nurse baby girl.

Again, I try to get some sewing and cleaning done (maybe). Or I just sit down and watch some T.V.








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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Sew cute!

Yesterday I tool all three kids to Joann's fabrics. I've never stepped foot in their and man is it huge. It wasn't easy to navigate. But I'm pretty sure I got all my supplies for the nap mats. Lets check.

•2 yards butterfly snuggle flannel @ 2.49 a yard
•2 yards monkey snuggle flannel same price
•1 yard hot pink fleece 4.99
•1 yard green fleece 4.99
•Velcro
•thread to match fabrics
•fiber fill
•heat and bond
•foam

Pretty sure I'm set. I wanted minky but its just too expensive. I bought a fleece that is good on both sides. I wanted a solid fabric too but I couldn't decide so I just got 2 yards of print. Very cute prints. Hopefully I can start them today. I already cut my pieces. I got extra pink fleece for baby girl. Not sure what I'm making with it yet. Any ideas? Anyone?