With my children’s outgrown clothes, I divide them into four piles: save for future, give to friends, donate to charity, and not-sure. The not-sure pile usually has clothes that I like, but are stained and can’t be given to friends or charity. Do you have a pile like this? It feels wrong to just throw [...]
We are gearing up for another party at our house. (Yes, it is quite overwhelming to have Paul’s, then mine, then Christmas, then Clara’s, but then we’re done for awhile.) Clara wanted to have a “snowflake party.” After asking her about six times over the course of a few days, she said, [...]
For my son’s first birthday [...]
I received an email earlier in the week from a mother in distress. Here are the highlights:
My son was a preemie, so he is not even on the charts for length or weight (18.5 lb., 29″ 14 mo. old), but he has a super huge head (75th percentile!) that is almost as wide as [...]
With two little ones now, the amount of time at my machine has drastically reduced. Thankfully, smocking is done by hand. This is a project you can do sitting on the porch, or in the living room, or by the pool. It does take a good amount of time, but the fact that it’s portable [...]
Is there anything more classic than the pocket tee?
With about twenty minutes and some embroidery thread, I had a faux pocket tee embroidered on a plain onesie.
This works for girls and boys, depending on your colors, of course. It also could be a nice neutral handmade baby [...]
Delia of Delia Creates has a “nesting” series going on right now on her blog for her baby girl. She has a great series of bloggers helping her, and the tutorials have been really good. Blankets, sleep sacks, dresses, booties… If you haven’t checked it out, do so!
My daughter’s second birthday party was a source of sewing inspiration for me. The theme was “An Indoor Picnic in the Hundred Acre Wood.” In other words, a Winnie-the-Pooh-themed celebration. While I dressed my daughter as Christopher Robin (a forthcoming post) today’s post is about her loveable sidekick, Winnie the Pooh, or Winnie the “Paul,” [...]
My eldest is turning two at the end of the month, and I’m working on an outfit for her and her brother for her party.
It involves two Oliver + S patterns, an upcycled red sweater, and a “silly ‘old bear…” Any ideas?
Happy New Year to you! To close out 2011, how about a recap of the most popular tutorials on Handmade Baby Clothes this past year?
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