Monday, October 29, 2012

Halloween nearly lost...

I can't believe that Halloween is nearly over. I feel like this year was an epic fail of a Halloween. 

1. It's Archer's first, and I didn't make him an outfit. 

2. We haven't carved our pumpkins yet

3. much less decorated the house. :/ 

4. Lily's costume is also a :from the store: costume, though I tend not to fret over that as much because she PICKED what she wanted and kept switching what she wanted. 
We've basically been wearing any costume she owns for a week now. 

in the end, dad & i had the flu and basically slept through the whole weekend. Past the bars full of entertaining outfits& past my Wiz Khalifa concert (grrr) ... 
but shoot. I haven't missed beggars night with the kids. 
& I really don't care to go to the bars too often. 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

KCWC Day 3 :: Better Late Than Never

I wish there were more quotes like this to 
justify my lack of posting. 


Well on to it. 

Today I whipped up a few pairs of pants for my littlest monster. He just hit 6 months and has officially moved out of most of the clothes I have for him. 

I get tempted to run out and grab him a few essentials & then I come back to my conclusion that the essentials are the EASIEST thing to make for him. 

Why NOT just make it? 
so i did. 

Making the Most of a Pattern::

Hey guys! I surely didn't fall off the face of the earth, though that would be a much more interesting introduction wouldn't it? Instead, I've had shotty internet during the construction my husband is doing on our yard. I'm completely guilty of allowing my biggest monster to watch a cartoon while I do a blog entry. 
Sometimes it's just what I need to feel 
like I still have a little "me" time
throughout the day. 

Anyways, so I've been gone but I have also been busy using this time to sew. 


I've been using a pattern like crazy lately, Heidi & Finn's Sweatshirt pattern. 

Boy is this thing handy! I believe it was 6.00usd & I've created SO much using it! The pieces work well for the hooded sweatshirt as well as coats& cardigans depending on the choice of fabric. 

Let me expand. 

For a cardigan I can use a nice thick knit fabric, exclude the lining& with a double needle it doesn't pucker at the seams at all. Also I added a bit of single sided bias tape to the neckline because I like how it lays& it won't be stretched over his head.