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!

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! šŸ˜‰ ) 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 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 June top

So it’s been a while, I know, but I’ve been busy and I’m finally able to share the wonderful things I’ve been up to (sewing-wise). It’ll take me a while to post it all but for today’s post…

This past week, I was privileged to test Shwin’s new Jane top from their Garden collection.

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And let me tell you, as a beginner, it was such an easy sew! I love that.. I’ll take that ANY day!! The collection includes three different tops and even leggings! Be sure to check it out here! http://shwindesigns.bigcartel.com/product/garden-girl-collection

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Enjoy!!


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My Junebug dress

The first time I ever sewed a dress was when my little one turned almost a month old and I was taking her to church for the first time. Looking through the many clothes she received I realized all her “formal” dresses were all too big and there was nothing I could find in stores to my liking. So I thought, (in my sleep-deprived state of mind) “why don’t I make one for her? So I searched online for hours and found so much inspiration and patterns and finally decided I’ll try the JunebugĀ dress from the wonderful blogĀ Craftinessisnotoptional.com. Since the dress was white, I felt a ribbon would add a bit more dressy-ness, so I added a sash. It was winter so I added some long sleeves to the dress and here’s the result!

Junebug dress with long sleeves and ribbon

(Sorry about the weird sepia tone of the picture, my camera skills is in the works as well!)

So what do y’all think? Let me know in the comments below.

Hello world!

On top of life with two little ones and helping them adjust to the new world, I decided that I wanted to try my hand at something new! Sewing! I started this blog to share with you the things I make. Obviously, I’m a beginner at blogging and sewing is just a hobby; crazy thingsĀ are bound to happen but that’s what life’s about. So, here’s to wonderful sewing adventures!