Back to School

Thanks for stopping by as part of the Made for Mermaids Back to School tour! My son is heading back to school at the end of August and, luckily for this mama, almost all of his clothes from last year still fit! As I was thinking about what patterns I wanted to highlight, I realizedContinue reading “Back to School”

Made for Mermaids Stella Sweater

I’ve been quiet on the blog lately because I’ve been busy sewing up 1000 versions of all the new Made for Mermaids Lounge & Lace Collection patterns before release! The newest pattern in the collection is the Stella Sweater, available in Mama, Girls, and Dolly sizes! Stella is quick and easy knit banded top orContinue reading “Made for Mermaids Stella Sweater”

Small Business Saturday Round Up

I LOVE to shop small, especially at Christmas time! Searching for unique, and often handmade, gifts has always been one of my favorite things about gift-giving. Luckily, my DIY gifts are much nicer now than they were 25 years ago ­čść Even if a handmade gift isn’t appropriate for everyone on your list, you canContinue reading “Small Business Saturday Round Up”

Catherine, Mama Catherine, and Dolly Catherine by Made for Mermaids 

Every time Made for Mermaids releases a new pattern, I think I fall in love all over again! Catherine is a knit top, tunic, and/or dress pattern for girls in sizes 1/2 – 14. She features several yoke options, including a square or scoop neckline. Sleeve options include short, 3/4, flounce, hi low flounce, andContinue reading “Catherine, Mama Catherine, and Dolly Catherine by Made for Mermaids┬á“

Quick and Easy Thanksgiving Projects

Although I’m itching to get to December and celebrate all things Christmas, I still love the ┬áwarmth and comfort Thanksgiving brings. We usually dive head first into Christmas crafts, but I decided to pull in a few more fall themed projects this year. The first project my kids and I tackled are these fun DIYContinue reading “Quick and Easy Thanksgiving Projects”

Sew What Do I Wear? Winter Professional Mini “Capsule”

Thanks for stopping by as part of the Made for Mermaids and Patterns for Pirates Sew, What Do I Wear? Professional Edition Blog Tour! I have been working on a winter mini capsule that can be worn in the work place (with a few great date-night pieces, too!).  I know lots of people ask what sort ofContinue reading “Sew What Do I Wear? Winter Professional Mini “Capsule””

Made for Mermaids’ “All Dolled Up” Week

My Bee LOVES all of her baby dolls. I have such fun memories of playing dolls and Barbies with my friends when I was little, and I love sharing that with my girl. I have never pushed dolls on her, but if you’ve met her, you know it’s in her top three favorite things (withContinue reading “Made for Mermaids’ “All Dolled Up” Week”

Made for Mermaids Cora and Mama Cora Culottes ´╗┐

I was so happy to test Made for Mermaids‘ newest patterns, Cora┬áand Mama Cora┬áCulottes! The best part about these sweet shorts, aside from how quick and easy they are to sew AND the fact that they look like a skirt but your legs don’t have to touch, is that if you purchase now for justContinue reading “Made for Mermaids Cora and Mama Cora Culottes ´╗┐”

DIY Spring Mini Wardrobe 

Is it weird that I’m writing about my spring capsule AFTER making and posting about my fall capsule? No? Ok, great ­čÖé  I’ll be honest with you – participating in the spring capsule contest, hosted by Made for Mermaids and Patterns for Pirates, was a COMPLETELY last minute decision! I made 5 or 6 ofContinue reading “DIY Spring Mini Wardrobe┬á“