A Maleficent Halloween

“Before the sun sets on her sixteenth birthday, she shall prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel and die!” the evil fairy Maleficent,  Sleeping Beauty    “There’s only going to be one scary witch this Halloween and that’s ma ma ma…… Maleficent!”  My youngest Ami has been going around telling this to everyone …

KCW Storybook- Wrap Up

I got quite a bit sewn during last week’s KCW, though getting pics taken took longer.  Almost all my makes ended up being variations on the skater dress pattern from Kitschy Coo!  It’s such a versatile pattern.  I made Ami three dresses (you can see the first two here) two shirts for Nigel and both kid’s costumes …

KCW- First Makes for Fall

Just back from our quick jaunt up to Minnesota and sewing like mad for KCW!  I totally forgot KCW was coming up.  You can view all my past makes here on my project page as well.  Kids Clothes Week happens four times a year where we sew for our kids for one hour a day for a week.  It’s perfect …

Crossover Top & Flared Skirt-Monosewn

I love the monthly challenges over at TMS, they’re great for charging up my creativity and making me think outside of my comfort zone. This month was a big challenge for me. July is Mono Sewn-sewing in black & white- over at The Monthly Stitch.  My vote for the month’s challenge was “Inspired By” so I wanted …

Centauree & Plantain -Deer & Doe Fangirl

  I’m so in love with Deer & Doe– definitely a Fangirl! The packaging and overall design are so beautiful- plus fabulous patterns and wonderful instructions in both French and English. I wasn’t originally planning on entering the Indie FanGirl Competition over at The Monthly Stitch.  I just wasn’t feeling inspired and couldn’t justify the …

Holiday Sewing for the Kids

Has anyone else gone a little overboard sewing for the holidays?  I’ve been sewing for the kids like a fiend since the beginning of December.  I think I may have gone a little overboard, but boy the sewing was fun and each project helped me get a little better at my sewing. I’m glad I …