Wednesday, October 15, 2014

HUGE Sale on MHC Patterns!!

Hayley from Mouse House Creations is celebrating her ONE YEAR pattern selling anniversary with a huge, huge sale on every single one of her patterns! It is a 50% discount, which is HUGE, guys!

I have sewn up several of her patterns over the last year and I adore each one that I've had the chance to use!

The first of her patterns I sewed was The Norah Dress. She wore this little top to nearly every holiday party we went to last year and got lots of compliments on it!

The dress is still in regular rotation. It works great with a tee under, as a sundress or with a cardi. A dress for all seasons! It's getting too short now which makes me oh so sad, but I have plans for another long sleeved Norah to get us through this winter and I'm quite sure she needs another knit sundress version for the next year or so as well!

*See posts here

and here.

Next up was The Persimmon Dress. I tested this dress and even being a test version it was quite perfect and totally adorable. She wore this until it was just way too small. I'm super sad about that and am holding to the possibility she'll have a little sister I can pass it down to ;) *We find out in about a week if it will be so!!*

Read the blog post here.

And of course the ever popular and our favorite, The Clover Shorts!

This photo is a tester version pair that I never got around to blogging. But these were worn so much and stained to the point I had to soak them in Biz and the color faded extremely much. We still wear them as play clothes though ;)

And this version, which I can't wait to pair with tights and boots this fall!

And last but not least, this pair which goes with EVERYTHING!

And most recently this Julia Cardigan that I sewed for myself! *Blog post here* I have another one on my cutting table right now. Must get sewing!

I will be taking advantage of the sale and getting The Caroline Party Dress in hopes of maybe eeking out a Christmas dress for the girlie this year. Still waiting for that elusive boost of pregnancy energy to show up...

In the meantime. Happy shopping and happy sewing!!

Use the code: thanks50 for the 50% discount! The sale runs only through Monday, Oct. 20th, so don't delay!

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Monday, September 29, 2014

The Julia Cardigan // Some Big News!!

The Julia Cardigan - Pattern By Mouse House Creations

So let's get the news out of the way so we avoid any awkwardness, shall we ;)

The Julia Cardigan - Pattern By Mouse House Creations

Yep, that's a baby bump!! Our family is over the moon excited about welcoming our 3rd baby into the family. We are expecting him or her to make their appearance sometime in March.

Also, over the weekend I turned 30. The cardi was my gift to myself  :) That's not nearly as exciting as the baby though, but I am not disappointed, nor do I feel old, etc. Haha. I'm looking forward to my 30s quite honestly. The 20s were fabulous, I got married, became a mom, moved to another state, my faith grew enormously, became a mom a second time, started a home renovation, found a passion for sewing, and each year I love my husband more than ever before. Even after all that I'm so excited to see what 30 brings, I feel like I'm more established in myself as a person and am discovering who I am and who God made me to be. My kids will start school, the days of lazy mornings at home are numbered, I'm both apprehensive and excited about that. And I get to become a mom of THREE! The adults in the house are about to become officially outnumbered. Should be fun :)

Anyway, on to the new cardi!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Pretty In Peplum // Pattern Testing

Pretty In Peplum Dress and Top - Pattern by Sew Much Ado

I had the lovely privilege of testing the latest pattern from Sew Much Ado recently. And like each and every one of her patterns I've sewn, I'm absolutely impressed and in love with the outcome.

The photos shown are from the first round of testing and the top pattern has since been lengthened slightly and it's absolute perfection now!

Pretty In Peplum Dress and Top - Pattern by Sew Much Ado

Friday, August 15, 2014

Knock It Off Series - Picnik Birthday Outfit

Knock It Off Look using Anytime At All Tee and Clean Slate Pants patterns

I was so excited to be asked by Heidi of Elegance and Elephants to be a part of her Knock It Off series this year! I discovered a new passion for sewing for my kids when I discovered this series last year and sewed along. I mean seriously. If I can make clothes so similar to rtw, save loads of $, and have them wear designer-esque fashion, it's a win, win, win!!

Knock It Off Look using Anytime At All Tee and Clean Slate Pants patterns

Monday, August 11, 2014

KCW Summer 2014 - Sewing For Twins!

Happy Monday!

Apparently I have taken an unplanned "blogging break" the past couple weeks :) And to be honest it has been very refreshing! I've been focusing on some house/remodel projects that have been needing to get done and also having some much needed summer fun with the kiddos. Our favorite has been meeting Daddy at the park for lunch!

Now I'm playing catch up... Way back during Summer KCW, I sewed these two fun little baby outfits! It's kind of hard to tell in these photos just how tiny they are, but they are tiny! At least the some of the tiniest things I've sewn (3 mo).

Friday, July 18, 2014

All About Boys: Free Pattern Edition // Basic Tee Roundup

It's a 2-posts-in-one-day kind of day around here!!

As the 5th and final day of the All About Boys Series, we are offering you one last day packed full of inspiration! I am rounding up all of the Basic Tees I've made in the past year and April & Brooke are sharing their fall sewing plans for their boys. I can't even wait to see what they have planned! They are making me think I should make my own list...

Cosi Swimsuit Tour

Cosi Swimsuit - A Pattern by Sewpony Vintage

Hi friends!! I am so thrilled to be part of the Cosi Swimsuit Tour!! 

Sewing a swimsuit was not something that I ever really thought about or even considered making. It was one of those things that I just thought would remain a "buy" item, not an item that I could MAKE! But when Suz announced that she was working on a swimsuit pattern (!?!) and needed testers I totally jumped on board. And even without really thinking about it. I mean, what WAS I thinking???

But once I signed up (and was accepted!!), I started reading about others' experiences with sewing swim suits and started noticing the cute fabrics available, I got really excited!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

All About Boys: Free Pattern Edition // Summer Time Cool

All About Boys: Free Pattern Edition featuring Sunny Days Shorts & Dana's Basic Tee

Hi friends!! Welcome to Day 4 of All About Boys! I hope you've been inspired so far, and I hope the next couple of days bring loads more for you! Brooke & April are working on some fun posts today that are positively overflowing with ideas!

As for me, I sewed up another outfit ;) My boy was in desperate need of shorts and muscle tees so I couldn't help it. I have a bit of an obsession with all things b&w lately, so when this outfit idea popped in my head I couldn't go without bringing it to life.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

All About Boys: Modern Handmade

Hey friends!! It's Day 3 of our fun series and my dear friend April of Modern Handmade is showing off her AMAZING outfit! I absolutely love the details she added to the shorts, they are absolutely perfect for her scrumptious little man. And. She made SHOES!! She's my hero :)

Head over to read her post, you don't want to miss it!

Happy Sewing!

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

All About Boys: Day 2 with Oliver's Fancy

It's Day 2 of our All About Boys series!! Today Brooke of Oliver's Fancy is showing of her seriously adorable outfit for her little man. Seriously. Adorable. I love the changes she made to the patterns and the fabrics she used. Head over to her blog to see for yourself the cuteness!!

Happy Sewing!!

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Monday, July 14, 2014

All About Boys!! Destination: Ice Cream Shop

All About Boys: Free Pattern Edition (Featuring: Basic Tee & Sunny Day Shorts)

Welcome to Day 1 of our fun new series, ALL ABOUT BOYS!!

All About Boys: Free Pattern Edition (Featuring: Basic Tee & Sunny Day Shorts)

This season we are featuring 2 FREE patterns and showing you fun ways to customize them and make them unique and all your own!

The free patterns we used are the Basic Tee and the Sunny Day Shorts.

Friday, July 11, 2014

A New Series Coming: All About Boys!!!!

All About Boys Sewing Series: Free Pattern Edition

A little while ago a few friends and I started a little conversation on Instagram about sewing for boys and how there is just so much more going on in blogland for girls than for boys. I know we are not the first to have these thoughts, but we decided to do a fun little series for the boys, featuring FREE PATTERNS that are available to all of us!

This time around we are featuring 2 free patterns, The Basic Tee by Dana and the new Oliver & S Sunny Day Shorts. Those of us participating in the series all have boys of different ages so you will get to see how we each customized an entire outfit (or 2!) to fit our boys! It's going to be so much fun you guys!! Hop over to Modern Handmade (April), Oliver's Fancy (Brooke) and Our Family Four (Erin, who is sitting out this season) and find out a little bit more about the fun ladies whom I'm happy to be able to call friends and are my partners in crime for this series!! :)

Monday, July 7, 2014

Chambray Clover Shorts

Thank you all so much who voted for me in the Flip This Pattern fun! Congrats to Marte who won the viewers choice award, it was much deserved!

Along with the Charlie Flip, I felt the shirt needed some cute little chambray shorts and I turned again to my current fave girls' shorts pattern, The Clover Shorts.