I am sitting here wondering were did February go? Have I been so fixated on this cold weather and looking at the forecast hoping for a sunny and warm (above freezing) temperatures, that I have let this month slip by. Of course, this morning I had this, “Oh, shoot, I have not accomplished anything this […]
We have been having some pretty cold winter here in MO and naturally I do not have layers in which to dress Eliot. (Not that he is happy to have layers, as documented by the picture to the left). He has jeans and then snow overalls, talk about going from nothing to overkill. So I […]
Red denim, blue denim and pink corduroy skinny jeans from this pattern.
Christmas Pea Coats
Certainly I am not the ONLY mother out there whose children refuse to wear jackets. While, it may be and frequently is below freezing outside, they will not leave their jackets ON. The moment we are in the car, scratch that, the moment we are within ten feet of the car, the jackets are off.
I am the mother who is bundled warmly herself, yet I have the two kids in long sleeves and jeans, walking in a parking lot going into a store and I am receiving stink eyes from others. Briana will complain about being cold and I remind her that her jacket is in the car and that SHE took it off. Sigh.
The problem is that their warm jackets are bulky and hard to buckle seat belts while wearing them. So, off they come, at least in Briana’s instance. So, I decided to make pea coats with flannel lining that are not bulky and provide a bit more protection than just a long sleeved shirt.
With Eliot’s jacket I wanted a hood and I wanted one that was big enough to pull over a beanie hat. I used a hood from my jacket and one from a snow jacket that fit him and drafted a pattern crossing the two. It is not perfect, but, I now know what to change for the next version (like making it detachable).
Also, with Mr. E’s I am going to add another set of buttons as I did not space them high enough and the weight of the hood pulls the front of the jacket back and changes the fit. With Briana’s, I placed them much higher and as a result I think her jacket fits her better. They both love them and that is all that matters.
And oh yeah, they leave them on in the car.
*The pattern is from Peek-A-Boo pattern shop and can be found here.
Drum roll please…I finally finished Briana’s skinny jeans! They have been draped over a chair waiting to be hemmed and button put on them for oh, well, lets just say it has been so long I have forgotten. Fortunately, an inch of ice, followed by 10 inches of snow and several days off from work, aided in the completion of several projects.
Luckily, when they were done, she was wearing jeans already so it was not too difficult to get her to try them on for me. She LOVED them!
I think that a pair in corduroy and turquoise denim are in the near future….
This recipe is an absolute must! I try to make these once a week. From start to finish it takes about 30 minutes. These crackers are fantastic if a salty crunch is what you desire. They are sturdy enough to dip into a goat cheese, hummus, salsa or any other dip! Even better, put cheese, […]
My little guy is potty trained, but to find underwear that fits is impossible! So I raided my new stash of knits, grabbed my Fishsticks pattern and got to work ….of course with a 4 year old and 18 month old, these took A LOT longer to put together than need be. But oh my! […]
My knit stash arrived! My husband called me at work to “brighten” my day with this information and it certainly did! This is my first time ordering from Girl Charlee and so far, so good. They have some of the cutest knit selection that I have seen. I am really trying to only cloth my children in 100% cotton and I found several great options on their site. I hope to start cutting into this fabric later this week starting with the heather gray with black mustaches on it. Love it! Several of the other fabrics are from my go-to fabric store, Fabric.com.
This tank just begged to be turned into either a maxi dress or twirly dress. Maxi dress won and here it is… I followed this tutorial from Simple Simon & Co, but made my own adjustments as listed below. Cut the tank about 3/4 inch more to keep flower detail Serged my seams because I […]