Category Archives: Sewing

Busy Little Bee

It’s going to be 92 degrees here today in Atlanta. It’s hard to get into a “fall” state of mind with that sort of heat, but that didn’t stop me from having a holiday-cookie-baking-urge, pre-halloween pumpkin shaped cookies would be perfect right? I also had an un-stoppable urge to sew something by hand, and the need to re-paint a vintage rocking horse, all within the last 2 days!

Being a stay at home mom of two kids can be pretty daunting. With 1 child you get a bit more “you” time (even if it doesn’t feel like it, because I know it sure didn’t back when I had just the one). With two its all about balance. It helps give a bit of meaning to the day for myself and the kids if I pick some sort of project to complete. It’s even better when the project involves them. The rocking horse they get to ride and see the result of a new paint job, the cookies they get to eat, and the toy they get to play with. It also gives me something to work on and makes the day go faster. Yesterday we went out and got the supplies to paint the horse. Painters tape, spray paint and some little wooden thingies to cover some screw holes they were missing. BG loves these sort of adventures, and loves helping in any way she can.

Continue reading

Lounge Pants Sewing Tutorial

I am sure there are loads of tutorials like this online. I had finished sewing some pants for little LG from a pattern, and recalled there being easier methods to create your own pattern for pants pretty easily. I searched out a few, some had sites were you had to pay more to view the images larger, or they didn’t get very detailed in details for newbies. I wanted to create my own, from my own perspective. I saw one for just cutting out two peices of fabric, but in that version the pants had to have a straight leg. I love the look of a slightly flared leg on my toddler so I threw together my own pattern based of my experience from sewing LGs little pants, and from glancing at some online photos.

These are some seriously easy pants to make and you get to create your own pattern which I think is a lot of fun! These can be made for babies, toddler PJs (technically Lounge Pants as they are not “tight fitting”), childs pants or even adult pants!

Continue reading