…. another fun, summer pattern: the Riley! β˜€οΈ This pattern from ‘made for mermaids’ is the ultimate twirling dress and perfect for those light weight summer dresses we all need during the hot humid summers.πŸ˜…πŸ’™

I’ll have some more print and exciting things coming this week, so check back regularly. πŸ˜„β€οΈ


playground approved

The biggest surprise with my second child was the fact that she turned out to be a girl.πŸ˜‚πŸ‘§πŸΌ  I am only somewhat kidding. My pregnancy was identical to my first and I was 110% sure that we were having another baby boy…. but, as it turned out, we quickly had to get used to the phenomena of pink. πŸ˜¬πŸ™ˆπŸŽ€

The second biggest surprise to me was girls’ clothing!😳
Wow! What a difference to the comfy baby boy clothing we had been buying previously. In all honesty, what toddler can learn how to walk in tight jeans …

(or show off that they truly are THE fastest one. Ever!)

… and how many shades of pink can you possible combine? 😱

When I first started sewing, I was just looking to mix up patterns and colors to mix up my little one’s wardrobe. Soon, my girls demanded to wear nothing else but their “ballets,” since they are also some of the more comfortable items they own. 

And… as it turns out, they are not only comfortable enough to play soccer in ….

… and dance your heart out …

… but they are also truly playground approved! 

(Look at that amazing twirl!)

You can have it all after all!

Why not look amazing AND be comfortable to enjoy whatever adventure you choose to go on that day?! πŸ™ŒπŸ»β€οΈ

all the dressesΒ 

About three weeks ago, after an internal back and forth battle that had gone on for months, I finally hit the purchase button on something that I considered a tremendous luxury: my very own serger. 

Once it arrived though, I fell in love ❀️ all over again. At first,  I was petrified! All the threads. All the needles. All I could manage was stare at the box for about a week. Once I realized how you can thread that sucker in just a few minutes, I was a goner!  

It has literally been running non-stop ever since … 

I have been making all the dresses. All the twirly skirts. 

Everything! I am obsessed!  πŸ˜

Now… excuse me, while I run back to my sewing table. πŸ‘ŠπŸ»πŸ˜‰

Christmas πŸŽ„ in …Β 

… October?! 😱 

when one of your dearest friends asks you to make her adorable daughter a πŸŽ„Christmas πŸŽ„ outfit, you do NOT hesitate for a second.

Instead… you ignore the pumpkin πŸŽƒ spice everywhere and excitedly brainstorm ✍🏻 and get to work! πŸ’ͺ🏻

Did it not turn out simply gorgeous? Whimsically gorgeous in fact and perfect for a two years old! 

And let’s be honest… it feels rather good to be ahead of the planning game for once!

birthday shirts 🎈

one of our family’s most cherished birthday traditions include a big helium 🎈balloon🎈 and a birthday shirt in fabric my kids specifically picked out themselves. πŸŽ‚

over the years, it’s become a joke as to whom loves them more: my kids… or mom?! πŸ˜¬πŸ™‹πŸ»

doesn’t this black, white and red dog combo look absolutely stunning? 🐢❀️ 

but really… i love making these shirts and i love seeing the kids wearing them.  

and then, one of my friends asked me to make her a birthday shirt and a matching twirl skirt. πŸ˜±πŸ‘ŠπŸ» my day was complete! this may truly be my favorite birthday outfit i have made so far. 😍