DIY

Things I am Sewing

Boy Toddler Rompers

Vintage Pattern

Dress for my niece, Eliana

I’ve finally been brave enough to dive into sewing clothes. It started with basic “pillow case” dresses for my niece, Eliana, which then branched off into trying to make clothes for Ari and Baby #2. I finally found a boy toddler pattern for a romper (there are so many girl dress patterns but barely any boy patterns out there) and have been able to make some cute clothes for Baby #2 which I am hoping fits him. I also have another romper all cut out and ready to sew for Ari’s size but I have been so distracted with all the other things that I want to sew that I haven’t circled back to it yet.

I have also bought a couple vintage patterns for me because I want to try to make my own clothes. Eek! As you can see in the second picture above, I bought a pattern that can be for overalls or dresses. I am so excited to try this out. I cut out the pattern already. I plan on sewing the dress before giving birth and I hope to fit into the dress a couple months postpartum. If this dress works out, I want to try the overalls. Russell pointed out that it’s very Mamma Mia-esque which I am so happy about because yay! I love that movie (the first one, second one was okay).  (more…)

Sewing Update!

For Christmas, Russell got me a Singer Heavy Duty sewing machine. After avoiding it for a couple weeks, I finally busted out all my sewing gear and started sewing again. Keep in mind, prior to this Christmas present, my one and only sewing machine was a vintage 50s Singer Featherweight machine my mom-in-law passed down to me a couple years ago. It only had one stitch but it was reliable and durable and pretty awesome.

Singer Featherweight

Fast forward to my new machine that Russell gifted me, (more…)

Things I’m Making: Christmas Edition

Hello! Here’s a quick, somewhat messy update on a few things I’ve made for the home this holiday season.

Let’s start of with Christmas pillows. Because, I can’t help it. I’m always changing out the covers on our throw pillows and more often than not, I’m making new ones instead of reusing…oops. I’m trying to get better at reusing. The blue one is from last year but the red and beige ones are new.

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Going Zero Waste | Beeswax Wraps

In an effort to transition into a more low-waste home, another product I wanted to get rid from our kitchen was the saran wrap. After looking at alternative products on other blogs and Etsy, I realized making the switch proved fairly simple. First of all, if you don’t want to make anything, just invest in glass containers with lids. Done. No need for saran wrap. We have a few glass containers with lids for keeping our leftovers but I also wanted the option of having some type of thin cover to throw over a bowl that didn’t have an accompanying lid. Hence, beeswax wraps. (more…)

A Change of Space

I have more things to blog about other than just baby things, and here’s proof. We got a new chair for the living room and a new table! And while we’re talking about new things, we’re also in the process of installing new floors! Remember my post about our floor water leak? Well because of that, we got a chance at picking new flooring and we also decided to install it ourselves. And by “we” I mean Russell is doing all the installing, ha. Thanks Russ!

Let’s start with the chair. (more…)