Category Kids

Quick shorts

I rediscovered these shorts — or at least the pieces — a few weeks ago. My daughter is 9 and after wearing her last pair into holes, I knew I should get these made up. The cutting was a bit crooked but at the end of the day, the $3/metre remnant fabric from 5 years […]

A not so little finish

I made another pair of Sunny Days shorts (free pattern from Oliver + S) this summer. I selected this lovely Rifle Paper Co fabric from another local quilt shop, Annie’s Quilt Shop in Newcastle, Ontario, knowing I would have scraps to add to my stash. I’ve made this pattern in sizes 5, 6, 8, and […]

Quick makes

It sure is nice to be able to finish a project beginning to end in an hour and a half. I had already cut out the fabric for these Sunny Days shorts (free pattern by Oliver + S), so my #saturdaynightcraftalong last weekend consisted of sewing them up. This is the size 8 (yikes, when […]

Girl’s Shirt to Dress makeover (tutorial)

Or how to be the best mom ever in 30 minutes. I was cleaning out my daughter’s closet prior to Christmas and was vehemently told that I could not donate this shirt to the thrift shop. Because it is her favorite. However it is definitely getting a little too short. Since dresses are an adorable […]

A Dress Diversion

My daughter is 5 now, and getting taller every time I turn around. So what can a mom with a healthy stash do except make a new dress? I had printed out the Norah dress pattern a few weeks before, so I showed her some options which I had in my stash and she picked […]

Finish-a-long results for Q4-2014

Mixed success, I’m afraid.  And although I think I might be able to pull a last minute finish out of a hat, who am I kidding? I have to go back to work tomorrow.   I definitely will be joining up with Adrianne for 2015, but I am thinking that I need to stop making such […]


I bet you’ve been eagerly waiting to hear how I did on my To-Do list from last week? Well, I know it’s only Monday, but with band rehearsal on Tuesday nights, I don’t tend to get much sewing–or blogging–done on Tuesdays. -finish up Abbey jacket (link to pattern) for my daughter Done, but someone is […]

Q4 in the finish-a-long

Welcome back folks!  Some successes last quarter, but I am feeling really bogged down by these WIP, so trying to get through them.  In Q3, I finished 2 quilts, both baby quilt gifts so they had specific deadlines, if you know what I mean.  So just to keep me honest, here is the new list. […]

A Mermaid Dress

After reading Peter Pan at bedtime one night, my daughter asked if she could be a mermaid. That might be nice for Hallowe’en, I said (thinking that I had better start now if I was going to sew it). You can buy me a costume, Mom. I don’t think so, if you want to be […]

A Tula Hula Kind of Day

I have so much fun making cute clothes for my daughter to wear. And I think she is starting to appreciate the effort I make, and likes to participate as much as she can. She fixated on this Tula Pink Birds and Bees fabric from my Pink Castle fabrics secret stash bundle, and fortunately I […]