Friday, June 12, 2015

Little Lizard King Pocket Romper Blog Tour

I think Summer is finally here! And at my house that means I'm dressing the littlest up in adorable rompers! Here lately I've been stuck on which pattern I would like to try for our next rompers, and Little Lizard King's newest pattern, the Pocket Romper was just the perfect addition to our summer wardrobe.

Here's a quick rundown of the awesome features of this pattern!

  • Back, Leg and Strap Elastic create an easy fit.
  • Size Range from 0-3M-3T
  • Professional, Computer drafted pattern. The tutorial has great photos and instructions for a quick project.
  • Instructions for a Snap Crotch
  • This PDF Pattern contains a range of options that will surely be a huge hit! 
For my version of the romper I chose to leave off the pockets, as Brooklyn doesn't really care if it has pockets or not, and I didn't want any other details drawing attention away for the adorable fabric I picked for her romper.

I snagged this adorable fabric at Hobby Lobby and it's just been waiting for the perfect pattern and I think this turned out to be adorable! 

Do you know how hard it is to get a 1 year old to cooperate for pictures? It wasn't easy! Thankfully she allowed for a few pictures and highly enjoyed trying to pick the Gold Arrows off of her romper.

I just can't get enough of how adorable Brooklyn looks in this adorable new pattern! I see many more of these in my future, and the possibilities are endless!

Now if you don't have this pattern yet, head on over to Little Lizard Kings Website to scoop it up! But it may be your lucky day as Little Lizard King is letting me give a free copy of the pattern away!! 

Saturday, February 21, 2015

CKC- Baby Nova

If you dont already know I live in a pretty small town in Kentucky and there's not many people around, or my age who share the same love I have for sewing and design! I recently found out one of the new designers for CKC not only had some cute designs but lives super close to my neck of the woods!

Morgan Schulten-Tolentino is the designer for Nova and the Baby Nova which is an adorable dress with large flutter sleeves, regular and paneled skirt options and double layer hem ruffles. This dress was a pretty quick sew, taking me only a few hours to complete. This dress has long straps with attached flutter sleeves that tie in the back in two button holes, the pattern also includes directions to add a total of 4 button holes to allow for different ways to tie the dress in the back.

The bodice of this dress has lots of room for trims, embellishments or a monogram. The paneled skirt option has so many cute possibilities, here lately i've been a big fan of the paneled skirt look!

This face right here sums up the babies thoughts on having to model for me, it wasn't easy this little thing thought the dress would make a good snack!

Here you can see how the straps tie in the back. The back also includes a line of elastic above the button holes for a nice fit. 

You can purchase your own copy of the pattern here:

Or if you are looking to buy the actual dress you can send me a message here:

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Coffee Cozy Tutorial and Pattern

Im back again, with yet another tutorial! This time i'm participating in Deanna McCools 12 Days of Christmas Challenge! 

Today on here we will be making a Coffee Cozy! I love coffee, well I should say I live off of Coffee most days as I can never seem to get everything I need to do done! Anyways, these little cuties are great for stash busting and make cute gifts! I'll be throwing these in our families stocking for a quick gift from the heart! 

Lets get started!!!

Materials Needed:
Sewing Machine
Pattern Piece: You can download that HERE
Other Basic Sewing Notions
Batting or fusible fleece
Skinny Elastic

Print and cut out your pattern piece. Pick your fabric(s) and Cut two (2) Mirror Image of the pattern and one (1) batting. 

All my pieces cut out. Now I had SO much regular quilt batting stuffed in my closet from my fiances grandma so I choose to use some of that so that I could finally get some use out of it, but any kind of batting would work or you could use some fusible fleece.  

Grab your elastic and cut it, I cut mine to 4". Fold that in half and place in on top of your first piece of fabric and batting, then lay your other piece of fabric on top of that right sides together. Pin in place and lets get to sewing! 

Sew all around the Cozy using a 1/4" seam allowance, leaving a 1-2" opening so you can turn it right side out. Also I sew over the elastic a few times going back and forth so theres no chance of it coming out. :) Clip your corners and turn right side out. 

Once you have it turned right side out, push your corners out and press really well.

Top stitch all around your Cozy and add a pretty little button and guess what? Your DONE! Easy as pie!!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you will sew up lots of my Coffee Cozies for every coffee loving friend you have! Also check out all the other tutorials from the blog tour!!
12 Days of Christmas Holiday Blogger Challenge with large

Don't forget to visit all of the bloggers who are creating tutorials for the Sew McCool 12 Days of Christmas challenge! Voting will begin on on December 13 and go through 11:59 p.m. U.S. Eastern time on December 20. The blogger with the most votes will win $100 - just in time for Christmas!

December 1

Ren @ The Inspired Wren  * Stephanie @ Swoodson Says  * Alicia @ Felt With Love Designs

December 2

Natalie @ Sew Outnumbered  *Deby @ So-Sew-Easy  * Ajaire @ Call Ajaire

December 3

Amy @ Friends Stitched Together  * Maris @ Sew Maris  * Gemia @ Phat Quarters

December 4

Amy @ How I Make Stuff  * Michelle @ Falafel and the Bee

December 5

Beth @ Beth Jarrett  * Jen @ Just Joshin

December 6

Lauren @ Molly and Mama  * Krista @ Bee Quilted Beauties

December 7

December 8

Addie @ Addie K  * Michelle @ Not My Tree

December 9

Ula @ Lulu & Celeste  * Sara @ Made By Sara * Chelsea @ GYCT Designs

December 10

Nichole @ Bluebird & the Boy  * Darcy @ Ginger House Designs  * Shelly @ Coral & Co.

December 11

December 12

Maegen @ Mae and K  * Jess @ Gracious Threads  * Jone @ Knot Sew Normal

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Simple Stocking Tutorial

Simple Stocking Tutorial:

Our stocking situation is at a critical level, it's already December and I've just started making them! My 4 year old daughter has had the same stocking since birth, but while it will be saved its been through the ringer and she needed a new one! We also welcomed a new addition to the family in June so of course she needs her first stocking!

I recently had the pleasure of receiving some beautiful, swoon worthy Christmas Fabrics for Michael Miller Fabrics and just knew that I had to get these stocking whipped up!

Lets Get Started!!!

Material list:

Sewing Machine
Fabrics ( For my stocking I needed a half yard or fabric for the outside and a half yard for the lining. Your fabric requirements may vary depending on the length and width of your stocking.)
Grosgrain Ribbon

I decided to use the old stocking I had as a base for my stocking, I laid the stocking out on some taped together paper and drew around my stocking, adding in a seam allowance and my own slight modifications. Your possibilities are endless with the style of stocking you want to make!

You can see here that I added a tad bit of width around the "Toe" and made the curve in the middle a bit deeper. DONT FORGET TO ADD IN YOUR SEAM ALLOWANCE! I might have forgot on my first try!

The next step is to cut out your fabrics using the pattern you made! You will need to cut out 2 mirror images of your main fabric and your lining fabric. That will leave you 4 Pieces all together.

You will have 2 Mirror Images of your main fabric and 2 of your lining fabric.

Now place your main fabrics right sides together (RST) and sew from the top of one corner all the way around to the other corner, leaving the top open. Clip your corners, turn Right Side Out, and Iron. * I prefer to use my pinking shears on this step, I personally feel it gives a better result than just clipping the corners.*

Repeat the steps above with your lining fabrics and set aside.

My lining fabric after sewing, clipping corners, flipping and pressing.

Now its time to make our cuffs, you can go about this in many different ways but heres the way I did mine. You will need to measure the top opening of your fabric and cut your cuff pieces out with that measurement plus adding in your seam allowance. I cut my cuff pieces 8 width by 10 length. You will need to cut 2 of each of your cuff pieces, one for the front and one for the back. 

I made my cuffs so that I could Fold them over Wrong Sides Together, leaving the raw edges on the top and the fold on the bottom so I didn't have to hem the cuffs. So after folding my cuffs were 5" High, this left ample room for me to add some cute little monograms for my kiddos with my new toy!  

Here are my cuffs. I am making 2 stockings one for each of my little girls. 

 Now you can place your two cuff pieces RST and stitch the sides (short ends) together.

I sewed mine together with my serger, cutting off the extra seam allowance I had but a regular sewing machine will do the job just fine!

Turn your cuff piece right side out and press. Now slide your cuff piece onto your stocking the wrong side of your cuff will be facing the right side of your stocking and the raw edges of the stocking and cuff will be at the top.  Now with your lining fabric wrong side out slide your stocking and cuff into the lining, all 3 of your raw edges will be at the top.

My lining, Main fabric and Cuff all together. The front of my main stocking and cuff are facing the front of the lining fabric.

Now take a piece of Grosgrain, I cut mine to 5" and fold in half. You will be placing your ribbon on the seam of your cuff, you should put the ribbon on the opposite side of the "toe". Your ribbon should right on top of the cuff, and will be sandwiched into that and the lining. 

Were almost done!! Sew all around your cuff leaving a 2-3" gap so you can turn your stocking right sides together.

 Turn right sides out, and press really well. ironing the opening closed. Now Top Stitch around the whole opening and admire your work!!

 Both of my stockings are done and ready to be hung by the tree!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Henry Glass Fabrics- Desire to Inspire

A few months ago I had the extreme honor of being selected to be apart of Henry Glass Fabrics -Desire To Inspire Challenge- over on their blog! I received a wonderful collection of fabrics to complete my project and it was so incredibly fun!!

Trying to get both kids to cooperate was another challenge in itself!
You can see more pictures of my projects and read my Q&A HERE!

- Amy

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Blog Tour: The Emerson Dress

I am SEW excited to be taking part in my first ever Blog Tour, and I'm honored that I can share this first experience with a wonderful upcoming designer Ginger House Designs!  

The Emerson Dress, available in sizes 12M-8, is Darcy's first pattern and it was a wonderful sew! I love anything that has a vintage feel and this dress just matched my style so much! Although, the "Boss" wouldn't let me make her dress in the fabrics I picked out so we had to come up with a compromise. 

These past couple of weeks have been a real doozy for me, between a very sick baby, a sick 4 year old and I cant leave out the sick man of the house I didn't get the chance to have the photo shoot I had planned, but here's a sneaky peek of my Emerson Dress and some more details on this great new pattern! 

Aren't these details so adorable! I cant wait to get my Vintage inspired Emerson complete! I made the shirt version, but it also has the option for a dress length as well as optional flutter sleeve and you can leave off the bodice ruffles, add piping or other embellishment or leave plain! So many options for this sweet dress. The dress has a skirt placket on the back and closes with buttons! 

You can check out this pattern on Etsy here and be sure to "like" Ginger House Designs on FaceBook.

Don't forget to check out the other stops on the Blog Tour, the dates and blogs are pictured below!

** The opinions stated above are my own, I did not get paid to be apart of this blog tour. I did however receive the pattern free so I could sew it up and review. ** 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Spring Hair Prettie Giveaway Winners!!

If you were one of the lucky winners of one of these Hair Pretties, please contact me via Facebook Message, and include your address for shipping. All winners will have 48 hours to contact me or a new winner will be drawn.
Congrats to those who won, and thank you so much for participating.
Winner is: Marion Millan
Winner is: Bertha Maza Cruz
Winner is: Kelly Kay
Winner is: Traci Morris Silloway
Winner is: Kimberly Riddle
Winner is: Deborah Martin
Winner is: Sandra Lewis
Winner is: Pauline Wood Waltemire
Winner of the Peep Headband is: Rachelle Jessop
Winner of the Crocheted Flower Clip is: Joy Matthews