“New” Chair

My darling boys decided to destroy an awesome gold armchair we inherited from The Pastor's grandparents. Seriously, I think I may be the only person who loved the gold crushed velvet chair, but it was totally awesome. The Pastor was pretty sad about the boys ripping open the cushion and popping off buttons. He was …

Petal Skirt

This skirt is very similar to the Pixie Skirt. In fact, the Petal Skirt and Pixie Skirt are so similar, I'm only posting one tutorial. Skip to the bottom for dimensions for the Pixie. Why the difference? Well, the Petal Skirt is for older girls and the Pixie Skirt is for younger girls. Simple. This …

Fairy Costume

The Princess decided to be a fairy for Halloween. Of course, she couldn't be just ANY fairy. No. She had to be a fairy that she had created and named "Fairy Mary." She's drawn and painted Fairy Mary a few times, so I knew what she was supposed to look like. I used Simplicity 2872 …

Pants!!!

I recently purchased the book Sewing Clothes Kids Love by Nancy Langdon and Sabine Pollehn. It is a fabulous book! The pictures are lovely and the projects are drool worthy. There are 10 patterns in the book and I want to make them all several times! This is not a book for beginners. The projects …

Hoarding Apron Tutorial

I've been promising this one for quite some time and it is finally here! Say hello to my toddler/preschooler hoarding apron pattern tutorial!My hoarding apron is perfect for preschoolers and toddler who seem to think they must carry all their stuff at one time. (Why they can't play kitchen without every pot and pan on …

A New Season (In Life)

We are entering a new stage of our lives here at the parsonage. With Imogene beginning ballet in a few weeks, I am realizing those blissful days of having all toddlers is leaving us. I know what you're thinking. Toddlers blissful?! You must be crazy! But really, those days of young children, while wild, have …