Valentine’s Day Circle Dress

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Apparently I just can’t get enough hearts and red and pink this year!  Before we say good-bye to Valentine’s Day for good, I had to share this fun little circle dress I made for my girls a couple years ago.  I made one for Juliet and 2 for the twins back then, and sadly this size 4 version is the only remaining dress that fits anyone.

I can’t wait for Marilyn to fit into one next year – it’s one of my favorite little girl projects ever!

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Spiced Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes

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Date Night Style: Valentine’s Day Edition

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Wooden Dowel Heart Wreath Tutorial

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Reversible Circle Skirt Tutorial

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Valentine’s Day is almost here!!  It’s one of my favorite holidays because PINK!  And RED!  And CHOCOLATE!  Plus an excuse to dress up for a fancy date with your man??  It doesn’t really get better than that.

This reversible circle skirt is perfect for a nice night out.  It’s glittery and twirly and girly!  And today I’m sharing the tutorial so you can make one too…

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Girl’s “Poofy” Holiday Dress

 

aaIMG_4590Oh man, sewing for little girls is a riot for many reasons, not the least of which is their extensive and specific requests.

Spinny skirts, poofy dresses, stretchy pants, sparkly shirts…my girls know what they want!  When I showed Juliet a picture of the Violette Dress pattern from Violette Field Threads, I thought she was going to have a coronary.

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

 

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I hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas jam packed with family, traditions, cozy pjs and hopefully an excited child (or 7) since they make Christmas so much more fun!  I’ve been dying to show you all our family pictures we took on Thanksgiving and now that our Christmas cards are out, here they are!  

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DIY Holiday Gift Roundup

 

Handmade gifts are some of my most favorite to give and get!  There’s something about the love and time put into a gift that makes it all the more fun.  With 2 weeks left till Christmas, there’s still plenty of time left for a handmade gift (or several!).  Plus, handmade gifts are often much easier on the shrinking gift budget.

I’ve compiled a list of some super simple DIY gifts that your kids, sisters or friends would LOVE.  Time to get cracking!

For the LADIES…

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Do you DIE over this mug?  Check out Like the Cheese for more great travel mug ideas using vinyl!

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A Handmade Halloween

 

snow whiteLast year was the first Halloween that I actually put any real sewing effort into my girls’ costumes.  My reasoning was that if the costumes were good quality, and something the girls loved, then it’d be more than worth my while since they’d essentially be dress-ups for like – EVER.

Well, I was right!  Last year’s Elsa & Anna are still big hits today.  Which is a good thing because the vinyl stenciling I tried to do on Anna’s skirt was a colossal failure.  No matter!  There were more princesses on order this year and I had a great time making these!

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Holiday Shopping Guide: Best Wholesome Toys for Kids!

 

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Now that Black Friday’s behind us, I’ve checked off quite a few gifts for friends and family members…but still find myself with lots of shopping to do for my kids.  I always go a little overboard during the holidays because, come ON…it’s CHRISTMAS!  If you can’t spoil your kids during the holidays, when can you??

We’ve done some major Kon-Mari-ing up in this hizouse lately and so I’ve had to reevaluate our toy situation over and over again.  I find myself asking “Would I replace this if the house burned down??” And to be honest, there are only a few actual “toys” that I feel are valuable enough and get enjoyed enough to meet this criteria.

If you’re looking for wholesome, non-electric toys that will guarantee hours and hours of imaginative play, check out our favorites below!

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