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…)
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.
Fast forward to my new machine that Russell gifted me, (more…)
I’ve been wanting a pouf for the home before baby came, but the more I looked around I realized that they were expensive. Most ranged over the $70 mark and that was definitely out of budget for me. In the end, I decided it wasn’t necessary to have one. But! I found this blog post: How to Make a Fabric Pouf Ottoman
I decided to give it a try. Note, these patterns and ideas weren’t mine but those from the author of the blog post. I’m thankful I was able to find this tutorial because I hadn’t realized how easy it was to make. (more…)
Guess what? I did more baking on Monday. Surprise, surprise. We were going to have some Christmas dinner with a few friends on Monday night so I decided to make presents for our friends.
This year has been interesting in that we were able to make it a full year on freelancer salaries but it also meant we were (and still are) tight on budget. We still wanted to give presents to close friends which meant getting creative. This isn’t a problem for us, since Russ and I both like making things. (more…)