Saturday, May 21, 2011

I want to win an iPad 2, you should enter too!

Erin over at Design for Mankind is having a giveaway for an iPad 2 sponsored by Merida Home! An iPad 2 people! I want one so bad. So go and enter! And if you don't want it and you win you can send it to me!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Dinner with MiMi and PopPop

Last night we had dinner with my parents who are in town from CO. My mom is actually here for the whole summer helping my sister out with my niece while waiting for the arrival of my nephew. And my dad came for just a few days for work.

We went to the Ted's Montana Grill that is below our building. Love that we have great restaurants that are so easy to walk to. The food was so delicious. August went nuts for the pickles that they bring out before your meal. She is totally my kid! I have to figure out how to make those. The wiki sticks they give the kids kept everyone entertained. Luke loves playing with those things. (That reminds me I should check his pockets before I do the laundry. Wiki Sticks in the dryer are never good)
August and MiMi

Luke and PopPop

Is she not the coolest? LOL

On August:
Dress: Made by me: 3 Little Birds Stitch Co
T-shirt: Splendid Littles
Shoes: Target. Were bought for my niece and she outgrew them after wearing them twice.
Hairclip: Lillianna Marie Designs
Sunglasses: Target dollar bins back in February

On Luke:
Tee: Hockey shirt my mom found for him
Jeans: Old Navy
Shoes: Converse from the GapKids

Thursday, May 12, 2011

KCWC Day 3

So we all know that I'm a total Lil Blue Boo junky. After my fight on day 1 and 2 with the wovens I had to go back on day 3 to something I knew I could whip out without having to tear out seams and getting totally frustrated.

The sienna pattern is my go to and quite honestly it's one of the only things August will wear anymore. She refuses to wear most pants and shorts and then half of her dresses she tries to rip off. Ugh! The 2 year old independence is brewing. So on the agenda for today's sewing is more LBB dresses.
My mom sent this t-shirt for Augie because of her horse obsession. And I just did a real quick version with the same fabric for sleeves and the bottom ruffle.

If you love Ashley from LBB like I do then you'll be excited to know that she is offering a free pattern today over for Grosgrain's Free Pattern Month. It's the most adorable bustle back skirt. I think I'll try to make one for Augie in hopes that she'll wear it!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

KCWC Day 1 and 2

I only finished one dress in the first 2 days. Wovens and I do not have a happy relationship. I thought this little simple dress was gonna have me jumping off of the balcony between Sewing the collar on the wrong side and other mistakes that had nothing to do with the pattern and everything to do with distracted sewing! For this dress I used the Gracie Pattern by Mama Stellato. I don't see the pattern in her shop right now but I bet if you messaged her she would list it for you.
If you haven't tried out her patterns you absolutely should. They are awesome and super easy to follow with really great pictures to get you through. I used a plaid seersucker for the bottom and
green gingham for the collar. I forgot about the pocket which is optional. I still may go back and add it.

The only thing I did different was use elastic cord instead of the bias loop.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Guess what starts next week??

This couldn't come at a better time since August has decided she will no longer wear pants or shorts. Like seriously freaks out and rips the offending item off. Who knew a not ever 2 year old could have such strong opinions on their clothes! I'm gonna even try to work on a few things for Luke! Wish me luck! And head over to elsie marley and join in the fun too!