sewing class

I am so excited i’ve decided to start teaching sewing classes. I’m going to be hosting some this summer in Santa Ana at the belly sprout and as soon as i get the details i’ll be sure to share them with you all but until then i’ve hosted one here. We did a beginners sewing class where we stitched up a basic hostess apron.

They turned out so cute! and the girls did a great job!!!!

That brings me to my question what kind of things do you want to learn to sew?



———- UPDATE: For anyone interested in learning to sew the apron above i will be teaching them thursday June 28th @ the belly sprout in Santa Ana, CA —————————-


Pinterest Party- Mustard Cord

I put a too big for me mustard cord skirt to work for me today and finished two pinned crafts…. a pair of toms shoes recovers and a little pocket to keep my journal and calendar together in my diaper bag….

I’m really excited i’ve been wanting to do both for a while and am really glad i took the time to do it today.

This is the tutorial i used for the shoes. I was going to cover just the toes like she did but the grey had faded so badly it was not pretty! so i went with covering the whole shoe instead.

Toms shoes makeover design

and here is the tutorial i used to inspire my little pocket book.

I like this little cloth pocket, i'm thinking it would be good to slip my calender and journal in since i almost always have both in my bag anyway. this way they'd be together.

Pinterest party points for me: 2 for today + 5 from the party = 7 pinterest party points for me!

What about you its the 7th of the month how many points have you earned?

My Boys

So with adjusting to #3 in the picture i’ve taken a bit of a break from a lot crafting (i’m sure you can tell) But we have had a few things going on here and there and so i wanted to show of those few…

I’ve made a few sleep sacks for baby Ollie, the boys did some lovely paintings for an art show we ended up missing, and i did manage to sew up there PJ pants and Hats for christmas (the only sewing i did this year!)

Library Bag

When i was a kid i use to carry around my moms old book bag. it was a simple denim bag lined in gingham with her name on the front in reverse applique. and i loved it! i still have it actually and its in great condition. I really wanted to make one for Harvey but I wanted the project to be quick and simple and all about him. So since he loves to color i thought i would do a canvas bag he could color on. for a lot less money (why are canvas bags so expensive?) I ended up with a fun and simple bag that was cheap enough that we could update it as he gets older. The muslin was the last of my stash, and he colored with his “Special markers” some fabric markers we got in the Kids Camp section @ Joanns. and i stitched it to a simple $1 market bag we found in that same section. I love the way it turned out! and I can’t wait to take him to go get his first library card and start checking out books!

p.s. for those perfectionists out there you could do cleaner edges on your fabric, or make the bag yourself and have your color panel be the whole front panel. I liked the zig zag edge withe the cut fabric it seem to make it more boy/child like to me. 🙂

Baby Clothes

Oh i just love little baby clothes and as we near October I am getting more excited about those little pieces of cloth. As a result i have an urge to make some myself. We have a ton of teeshirts from myself and my hubby and i have been wanting to repurpose them into baby clothes so i figued Go for it! I printed Carrie’s (of This Mama Makes Stuff) Sleep sack pattern and got to work! I am loving the finished product. Carrie said if i bug her she will update the pattern like she has been wanting so that it will have cuffs and be a bit longer so it will fit longer! I plan to do that since my sleep sack hating husband and I actually like this sleep sack, a FIRST for us!

On a side note the shirt i used here is one of mine, its from the mission trip i took where i met my darling husband. I figured that was a good shirt for baby, both smell wise as babies are comforted by their mothers’ smell and for the history of the shirt.

Book Pocket

My boys LOVE reading!!!! They read atleast 3 books every night. and beg for more. Harvey especially loves taking a book with him to bed @ naptime and reading it before falling asleep, so i have been wanting to make him a book pocket for his bed for some time. I also have a ton of flags from our TOMs shoes and have been wanting to use them for something. So i pulled out the last bit of fabric stash and got to work making two pockets for two very special boys.

Play Kitchen

Everywhere i take Harvey he seems to find a kitchen to play with. His teachers @ church are always telling me how he cooks up food and washes dishes. So my husband and I have been chatting for a while about doing up a kitchen for him. Our original plan and still on the someday list is to make one out of an old nightstand. But until then we saw a great idea for making one out of felt to cover a TV tray. Since we have a ton of felt left over from the felt playhouses we made both this and last year (this years I’ll show you soon) we decided to make one. Only we used a small IKEA table we had instead of a TV tray cause he is still so short.

It was quick and simple and the only sewing was stitching the panels together. Everything else my hubby used hot glue on. So far the boys love it!! and love cooking on it with their pots and felt food!

Happy Cooking!