Last year on September 18th I released my first pattern, Ravenna! I was so scared that day when I hit publish on the pattern and the intro post. I knew how I felt about the pattern, it was pretty great, but what a test in confidence to throw something out to the world and hope that people like it. One year later I will tell you that I still get just as nervous putting a pattern out that I did last year, maybe more because people actually know who I am this year where as last year I was totally unknown.
When my friend Ajaire of Call Ajaire reached out and asked if I would like to join the blog tour for her first pattern, the Paneled Sunsuit, I jump aboard. I haven’t been sewing for my kiddos nearly enough so it was fun to set aside all the womens patterns and do a little kid sewing. Unlike your average blog tour Ajaire asked us to show how her pattern is not just a sunsuit but can actually be remixed into other pieces for your kiddos wardrobe.
When Allie of Indiesew contacted me last month about having my Laurelhurst pattern included in her Fall Collection I couldn’t respond fast enough. Once I stopped sending !!!! to my husband I responded with the perfectly professional email saying HECK YES! It’s a good thing we are friends or she might have thought I was a bit crazy.
I hope you are all spending today feeling the love with the special people in your life. I got my valentines present early last night and have managed to only eat 3 of the super yummy chocolates my husband got me. They are calling me from the kitchen as I write this post, I will try to resist.
One of my valentines this year got a special outfit for heart day.
One of my favourite things to do for Sophie is sew her something while she is napping and then surprise her with it when she wakes up.
It’s no secret I love sewing for my kids, especially Sophie because she proudly wears mommy made clothes. But the real reason I love sewing for my kids is I can create clothes that actually fit them. Both Sophie and Ben are super skinny so in order for them to fit at the waist they will be way too short, or I can buy them clothes long enough but then they won’t stay up. Ben has actually been wearing Sophie’s jeggings for the last year because they fit him great unlike all other pants and jeans.
I was asked by the lovely Annika of Nah-connection to take part in a blog hop that has been making it’s rounds through the blogoverse. While I haven’t met Annika in real life our paths have been crossing a lot lately in various testing groups and most commonly in the Facebook group for the Pattern Workshop course we are both taking. If you haven’t been to her blog you need to head over there now. Not only is her style great but did you know that she blogs in English AND German.