Thursday, January 28, 2016

It's a Waffle T!

Here is another pattern for this dreary month of January from the Sew What Club...the Waffle T by Jessica The Sewing Rabbit. I am just going to put it out there that I love this tee pattern. It is so cute! Lately, Miss L isn't into dresses as she is always doing one form of gymnastics or ballet throughout our house, so she prefers pants and t-shirts. This pattern fits her preferences perfectly!

All fabric is from Girl Charlee. The stripes are a medium weight cotton spandex, very soft and not too stretchy.

The sleeves are lighter weight cotton spandex, also not too stretchy, but this pattern has plenty of ease so the fit is great.

This pattern would be perfect for some french terry, which is my new obsession lately.

Always cartwheels, always. :)


Tuesday, January 12, 2016

New Year, New Patterns

Here is the first design for January for the Sew What Club. This is the Mont Blanc Jumper which my oldest didn't really care for, until her sister saw it and went crazy over it. Now she wants one, typical sisters. :)

The Mont Blanc is a simple little jumper that you can make with or without a bib. It looks adorable over a sweater, cowl neck or with a long sleeve tee underneath. Pair it with tights and boots and it is simply adorable

 I love the criss-cross in the back. So cute. 

The fabric was a from Girl Charlee, it's a lightweight jersey knit and perfect for this pattern.

I hope you're staying warm, it's cold out there!


Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a wonderful, wonderful holiday season. It went by way too fast for me. Once Halloween was over, I put up the decor and went into full on Christmas mode around here. I don't really decorate for Thanksgiving, besides our table, because fall decor just isn't my thing. Spray painted, gold pine cones is as "fall" as I am going to get. 

This year we made our annual trip up to Kinsey Family Farms the weekend before Thanksgiving and picked out a beautiful tree. Christmas trees in the south are a little different than what I grew up with in Washington, forget the Grand Fir (my favorite!), Nobles Firs, Douglas Firs, Blue Spruce (I could go on and on). Down south are some "lovely" Cypress varieties that you can cut, but if you want the traditional look of a fir tree, you can't cut those here. Fortunately the farm we go to ships Fraser Firs from the NC mountains. 

So, we took the tractor ride around, like we were going to cut a Cypress but instead we took some pictures and then picked out a Fraser Fir from the pre-cut lot on the farm. I wish I had taken more pictures, but it was just too cold! I think it was a high of 40 that day and yes, I'm a big baby when it comes to being cold, so I wanted to jump back into the car as soon as we could.

Hot chocolate was a must that day.

We tried to take a family photo while we were there for our Christmas card. However, no one wanted to cooperate so I ended up using one from a beach trip this summer, even though the girls were making weird faces in it. I think Miss B and Miss L finally understand that when you make a weird face in our family pictures, that picture will be sent to 100+ relatives and friends as a Christmas card. :) I'm hoping that everyone cooperates this year.

I did manage to get a cute on of the four littles. They were bribed with hot chocolate, of course.

I hope your new year is off to a wonderful start!