My child travel pillow

It’s been busy here with summer and our traveling around. So recently we decided to take a little car ride and my kiddos fell asleep in their car seat and I kept trying to hold their head up. Imagine doing this for two kids while you’re on the one side of a large infant seat and your other sleeping kid is on the other side! Not pretty, let me tell you! Also, not effective as you would like.

So I searched online for a good kids travel pillow and of course found several kinds. But I thought I’d try and make up my own version. I wanted something that I could easily wash, so a pillowcase sort of deal, while still functional.

Mine was sized for the pillows my kids already use daily so if you’re making one, measure for the size of pillow you use.

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Button hole and button at the strip to keep in place on car seat shoulder belt

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I also included a hook tape piece so the pillow doesn’t fall out!

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I added tags at the bottom to tie down and keep it from moving around.

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We’ll be going on a long car trip soon so I’ll post more pics of it in use.
Till then, enjoy!

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My Adorn Passport wallet

One of my favorite things to do is travel! I love the excitement of a new place, new people to meet, and even love the ride there! (Well, most of the time! 😉 ) International travel usually means passports and we used to have a great wallet to carry ours, when it was just the two of us! Now that it’s two more, that means two more sets of travel documents! So I decided, I’ll try and find a pattern and sew one up! Found a great pattern called the Adorn Passport (Instructions and Pattern) and modified it. I added three more passport pockets and an extra zippered pocket. Oh, I chose the all black look, so hubby could walk around with it! Here’s the result!

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Comment below and let me know what you think!
Enjoy! 

My Blue Ridge dress

Recently, I had the privilege of testing for a new pattern designer, Holli Coats of Hello Holli. I love supporting new designers because I know it’s not easy to be the newcomer. Btw, Holli has done an amazing job on her first time!

Now on to the dress! It’s called the Blue Ridge Dress/Top. It is an intermediate pattern but very clear instructions so beginners need not be intimidated! It also has, one of my favorite things, French seams! I love that all my ugly seams can be hid! Since my kids are wearing these, they can be comfortable in it too. No itchy seams to bother them!

I made mine in a beautiful woven material perfect for special occasions!
Here’s a few pictures for you to enjoy!

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Right now, you can get a 20% off the pattern with the code BLUERIDGELAUNCH, through Friday, July 3rd. There’s even a giveaway for the pattern on her blog. Be sure to check it out and give this new designer some love!!

Enjoy!

My Rugged Raglan

It’s Father’s Day today!! Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers!! Including my wonderful daddy and the daddy of my two little ones!

Giving something for dad is usually a tradition on father’s day. I made this a while ago so I can’t say it’s for father’s day but if you’re looking to make something for the father in your life, check out KSBD’s Rugged Raglan Tee pattern and sew your dad a new tee today. It even has an optional accent piece. (See the black pieces in my photos!)

Here’s a few pics for you to see the results!!

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Enjoy!!

My Aberdeen jacket

Crossing the finish line marks the end of a race but it usually comes with victory or a sense of accomplishment that you’ve achieved your goal.

I was invited to test the Aberdeen jacket by Rebecca from Willow & Co. It’s actually an intermediate pattern and seeing how I’d picked up several intermediate skills, I thought I’d give this one a try. Can I say, I’m so glad I did! I worked through the steps and love the way the jacket came out. I even picked up several new skills along the way, including lining a garment and welt pockets!!!

I tested a size 2 so my friend Sarah was able to model the jacket for me. (Thank you, Sarah!) She is a beautiful model! 

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Why not try it yourself? Click here to get your copy today!

Let me know what you think! Comments are welcome!

Enjoy!

My Cecilia Tee

I stepped out of my comfort zone!

Recently, I tested the Cecilia Puff Tee by Once Upon A Sewing Machine. It was an easy sew and as an extra, I decided to try blocking for the first time. So, of course, crazy me, tried a hard block, the heart!! Ok, maybe not crazy but definitely adventurous!

Layout and cutting was simple but the actual pinning and stitching was the hard part. But enough of all the talk, here’s the end result!

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Why not try your own tee? The free pattern comes in sizes 12m to 8Y. Give it a go!

Leave me your comments below.
Enjoy!

My Perfect Summer Peplum

So recently, I was chosen to test the Perfect Summer Peplum by AimerLae & Finn, part of the Aspiring Designers Challenge. I love the way it turned out! It was such an easy sew. It took all of an hour! (with cutting!) And that is a big deal for me since all my time is usually elsewhere engaged! (i.e. — my wonderfully busy two little ones)

I tested for a 6 month size so getting a six month old to sit still for pictures is like herding cattle in a china shop! (Yes, I know, that’s two cliche’s in one sentence! 😛 ) Anyway, here are some photos for you to see how it turned out!

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Enjoy! Don’t forget to leave me a comment below!


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My Jackie dress

So, a while ago (a long while ago), I was perusing through Pinterest for a pattern to try out.. I was hoping for a free one to try and was pleasantly surprised to find this gem of a dress. It is The Jackie O dress by Jessica for Me Sew Crazy. Oh, such a lovely dress!! Love the colors and the look!! So I tried it. Didn’t have the lovely colors but I love the way mine turned out.. check it out..

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Wish I had one in my size now! Let me know what y’all think!

Enjoy!!

My Primrose Dress

Love that spring is finally here and we finally get to wear something other than sweaters, jackets and shawls! I like those too but after a while, you want to see the sunshine and flowers and birds and.. ok, you get the point!

This past month, I was able to test the Primrose dress from Peekaboo Patterns.

It was such a pretty dress that I had to try it out! My little one is learning to flip over so I’m not able to get the pictures I wanted but squirmy babies is a good thing too, (sometimes!) 🙂

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Enjoy!