The giveaway for today is the adorable Betty Skirt pattern by the Shaffer Sisters. It's a fun skirt that looks nice, but is easy for girls to play in. And it has four options! The Shaffer sisters are sweet, genuine women that blog about sewing, cooking, and life!
In celebration of Claire (and not much sewing happening around here), I decided to organize a week of giveaways: one for each day! I'm really excited to introduce you to some new shops and reward you readers for being so awesome!
First, we have the Saffron Twirl Dress Pattern by Karly from Paisley Roots. Karly makes some fantastic clothes for her kids and is really fun and sweet. (I can say this because I've met her in real life!) And how adorable is this dress pattern? I love the back with the little button tab! To enter the giveaway, use the rafflecopter widget below.
I never made a carrier cover for Henry and forgot about needing one until Claire was born. Since I was in no position to make a carrier, I sort of "cheated" and made one in 15 minutes.
I had a whole bunch of flannel receiving blankets and decided to turn one into a cover. They are the perfect size and great at blocking light because they're double layered. This one has an adorable Precious Moments print and the edge was crocheted by my husband's aunt.
I took some white ribbon and sewed two strips onto the center of the blanket. Then I added snaps to the ends for easy removable. I love the fun turquoise color of the snaps!
After lots of thought I have come up with a solution for the sewing linkup You Flew. I was sad to see it go because I like seeing what everyone has been up to, and I know you all like to share what you've made! I needed something less time consuming though so instead of having a monthly link up, I have created a Pinterest board called I Sew: I Flew. Everyone can be added as a contributor and add their sewing projects, and at the beginning of every month, I'll link up to a couple of posts I like that I find on the Pinterest board.
The one rule (besides being nice): for every pin you add you must comment on someone else's post. That way everyone gets comments and hits.
If you'd like to be added to the board follow me on Pinterest then leave your Pinterest url in the comments so I can find you and add you. If you have a private or protected account, then I won't be able to add you so you might need to change your settings. Remember to follow the one rule; I can't wait to get started!
I've wanted to make a ruler height board ever since Henry was born almost two and a half years ago. I Finally got around to making one right before Claire was born. I don't know what took me so long because it's really easy and really cheap. I bought the board and stain for a total of $8!
We have already measured Henry. He was so excited to get measured! Now I need to go look up Henry's measurements from 6 mos, 1 yr, and 2 yr to add to it.
We put it up on a small wall between the kitchen and front room next to a big ampersand. The door on the left leads to the hallway and bedrooms. (I'm planning on moving the small picture over to the right once I switch it from winter to spring decor.
First, I sanded the board really good. Then I used a rag to stain the wood. I only wanted a light stain so it went really fast. After it dried and the smell had faded, I used a ruler to mark all the measurements. Then I cheated and painted all the little markings with white nail polish because that was the smallest brush I had. Then I drew and painted the numbers with white acrylic paint. I didn't do any sort of finishing because it won't get much use besides sitting on the wall.
It makes me happy every time I see it, and I'm so happy I get to take it with us whenever we move!