I hope to inspire and entertain you with a lot of sewing and a little of everything else!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Snowman Cousin Outfits!

I had so much fun making these "cousin" outfits for my Andy and my god-daughter Ella. This was a gift for her second birthday this weekend and I like to make something with a winter theme so she can wear it past Christmas.
Ella's jumper is Children's Corner Lucy, size 2. It is a very soft featherwale corduroy, purchased from fabric.com. The shirt was purchased at Walmart. The trim is a tiny red ball fringe.

Her leggings are from Gymboree, size 3. They have snowmen on them and the corduroy I had just happened to match perfectly!

Her hairbow has the snowman feltie I digitized in the center. If you want to get the design for free, check my last post!

Andy's outfit has the same snowman applique, from Planet Applique. I stitched it on the corduroy and sewed the patch to a white t-shirt. The pants are Peek a Boo Patterns Castaway Cargos, both are size 6. I forgot to take a picture, but the pants have a soft knit waistband, which Andy loves for comfortable wear. I love it for easy trips to the potty! This pattern is my favorite pants pattern ever- you can whip up the plain version (no pockets) in half an hour!!

I think these outfits turned out SEW CUTE!! I hope the kids can wear them together during Christmas vacation so I can get some pictures.

Back to working on stocking cuffs. I have finished 4 of 7 so far!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

FREE Snowman Feltie Embroidery Design!!

I made some sweet snowman outfits, which I will share with you soon. To coordinate with the girl's outfit, I digitized this snowman feltie. My cyber friend Chari Price tested it and made some gorgeous bows to show you, too!
The twig arms are optional. They are the last color, so you can just leave them off if you want a snowman that's easier to trim.
This one has the arms. Don't you love the way Chari made the ribbons match the hat and scarf colors?
The design comes with 4 snowmen in the 4x4 hoop. There are 2 facing each way, so you can make sets if you want 2 matching. Just click on the link below, to join my group and get the file, which includes directions.

You can get the design on my Facebook Patterns Group, FREE for a limited time!!

Back tomorrow with the outfits that inspired this feltie design!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Andy's Christmas Overalls!

My darling Andy looks spiffy in his Christmas overalls! We went for our Christmas card pictures last week and I got several great shots of all 5 kids, so I am a happy Mommy.
The pattern is "Holly and Hunter" overalls by Bonnie B. I made size 6. The fabric is supersoft featherwale corduroy. It is lined with blue broadcloth. The buttons are metal. The shirt was purchased at Walmart, because my boys love comfort (so they don't embrace dress shirts, though that would be cute, too!).
I shared the applique in a previous post, but here it is again with the added ribbon. I totally copied Planet Applique's sample on this one! I really love their designs- they always stitch so well and I think their styles are great!

Today I am hoping to work on the "cousin" outfits for Andy and Ella. They are turning out adorable. I am also testing a snowman feltie I digitized to be a freebie for you!!