28 November 2017


Before we get too much into Christmas, I wanted to share this cute little turkey that I made. I gave it to our neighbors who had us over for Thanksgiving.

I had to make us one, too, it's just so cute! I love how the wings and legs are sewn so they can rotate, so it is somewhat pose-able. I got the pattern from Sew Mama Sew.

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27 November 2017

Stuffed Toys

My kids are always wanting me to make stuffed animals for them, or have me help them make some. These creatures are inspired by some things I have made with them. Available in my shop now. Plus everything in my shop is 10% off, or spend over $20 and get 15% off, through Friday.

My kids love tsum tsum and teenie beenie stuffed animals. These stuffed bugs are those stackable type and size. 

Stuffed whales:

These would be great hanging from a baby toy or car seat, or grab a bunch and make a mobile. 

Or they make a fun friend for kids of all ages.

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Blanket Gift Sets With Stuffed Animals

More gift sets for little ones in my shop. Everything in my shop is 10% off, or spend over $20 and get 15% off, through Friday.

 Turtle blanket and stuffed turtle:

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Baby Gift Sets With Shoes

New blanket and shoe gift sets in my shop. All blankets are one layer of cozy flannel, with cute shoes to match! Plus everything in my shop is 10% off, or spend over $20 and get 15% off, through Friday.

Bear paw shoes and blanket gift set:

Brown Mary Janes with pink and brown floral blanket:

Black Mary Janes with pink flower and butterfly blanket, and cute little butterfly:

Cactus blanket with matching shoes:

Fox shoes with cute woodland animal blanket:

Baby ballet shoes with two gray and pink blankets: (Sold already, but you can buy the shoes by themselves here)

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28 October 2017

Halloween Costumes 2017

We had a trunk or treat at our church this week so we got to try out our costumes before Halloween.

My youngest dressed up as Catboy from PJ Masks.

I used freezer paper stencils to paint a dollar store t-shirt paired with some pajama pants he already had. (I've made several things with freezer paper stencils through the years. You can see them all here.) I painted over the light blue with glow-in-the-dark paint, which he was especially excited about.

I sewed the mask out of felt, with an elastic that goes around his head. The tail I made out of fleece and stuffed with a bit of stuffing. It is attached to his pants with a binder clip -- super fancy. :)

My second child has been obsessed with turtles for the last year since he dressed up as Turtwig (a Pokemon) last year. We made the twig on top of his hat removable so he could just be a turtle.

He makes a cute little turtle.

My oldest wanted to be Zoom, which I wasn't familiar with until he had to explain to me that it is from Flash.

His shirt was another freezer paper stencil.

The hat/mask I had to kind of make up as we went. I started with a basic beenie hat, then added another inch or so on the back and then added the mask part to the front. He wanted the mask removable, so I added a couple little snaps so he can breath every once in a while. The lightning symbols on his hat are made out of card stock and pinned onto the hat.

I like to have some sort of family theme if possible, but since the boys were all doing there own thing, my husband and I kind of went with the Flash DC Super Hero theme and dressed as super heroes. Wonder Woman and Super Man:

This was definitely the year of freezer paper stencils. I did both of our shirts that way too. Just a little paint on a Goodwill shirt. It was a little tricky with the two different colors, but I thought they turned out pretty good.

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