Sewing for the You & Me series

kids apron

Today you can find me guest posting over at While She Was Sleeping as part of the You & Me series. All the guests are making items for themselves and their little ones. Roman loves cooking so we've both got aprons to wear now as we bake up a storm! Head on over and check it out!   << Continue Reading >>

Sew Fab – Long Beach Boardies


Oh, how I love these! You can't go wrong with some 'business in the front, party in the back' clothes for kids. These shorts are certainly a bit of fun! This is my last make from the Sew Fab Pattern Bundle and I've been so impressed with each of the patterns I have used. This pattern is the Terra's Treasures Long Beach Board Shorts. It's a great pattern with an awesome size range (3-6mo - 14yr)   << Continue Reading >>

Sew Fab – Boys Cupcake Top


This was my first make from the Sew Fab Bundle. Winter has definitely arrived and you know how kids and a change of season go...nothing ever fits. When I first opened the Sew Fab Bundle, I knew this was a must make! Tees are quick wins for me. Easy to sew, use little fabric and get lots of use. The pattern is The Cupcake Top (unisex) by Sewing Mama RaeAnna. This is a nice quick sew and I love   << Continue Reading >>

Small Fry Skinny Jeans


Today I'm showing you my second pair of Small Fry Skinny Jeans...well, Roman's second pair. I first used this pattern here as part of the sew-along of the free 2T pattern. The fit is so perfect I jumped at the chance to join the tour and make Roman a pair in the next size. I love the name of this pattern! So much so, that I thought it was good enough to embroider on the back pocket. I'm so   << Continue Reading >>

Boys Summer Pyjamas


It feels like summer is on it's way out already, so I think I got these finished just in time! My lovely sponsors at Sew Creative Supplies provided the fabric and thread for this project. The fabric is Michael Miller Vintage Fire Trucks. Roman picked it out and I was a little surprised when it arrived as the fire engines are a lot bigger than I was expecting! My own fault for not looking at the   << Continue Reading >>

What Would Celina Do? Lego Stamped Tee


I first discovered Celina's blog when I came across this tutorial on Pinterest. I've had the idea pinned for such a long time and when Laura asked me 'What Would Celina Do?', I knew straight away that I wanted to do some Lego stamping for my project. This is such a simple and effective project and I'm so pleased with the result! I didn't have a foam brush, so just ripped the corner off a   << Continue Reading >>

Things for Girls: Roly Poly Pinafore


It's nice to do a bit of girl sewing for a change. Today I'm sharing a pinafore I made for my niece using the Roly Poly Pinafore Pattern by Imagine Gnats. This is such a quick pattern to put together, and the result is so cute!   My sewing machine and I have been having a bit of a disagreement over buttonholes, so I skipped buttons and added some snaps instead. The snaps mean it's reversible   << Continue Reading >>

Pyjama Eating Monster Cushion


I was very excited to be asked to join the Cushion for Christmas blog hop. The series is full of great ideas for cushions you can make in less than a day...perfect for gifting. With so many talented ladies on board, especially with crazy awesome quilting skills (which I do not have) I wanted to do something a bit different and fun, so I made a Pyjama Eating Monster Cushion. This monster is   << Continue Reading >>

Handmade Gifts for Boys: Wooden Geometric Tiles


My handmade gift today is a bit different from what I usually put up on the blog, but I had so much fun making it and I must confess, I've had a lot of fun playing with it too! These wooden geometric tiles are quick and simple to make and are a colourful toy for some open ended play. I used a scrap piece of MDF to make these. To start off, I got hubby to cut me the tiles. Mine are 5x5cm   << Continue Reading >>

Winter Wonderland Pattern Tour


The talented ladies from Pattern Anthology have just released the Winter Wonderland Collection. I was so excited when they asked me to join the blog tour I said yes immediately. Then I remembered I had a little baby and my sewing machine was fast becoming ornamental, but I didn't want to miss out on the fun. With Summer on it's way here in Australia, I chose to do a remix of the Tree Climbing   << Continue Reading >>