Summertime means spending days at the park, beach or in the car on a road trip. I am always on the look out for fun activities my kids can do in all those places that don’t require me to lug a bunch of stuff around. As my kiddos get older they are looking for games they can play on their own and tic tac toe has become a crowd favourite around here.
Instead of filling up notebooks with their different games, I decided to raid my scrap bin and make a fabric travel tic tac toe that can be tucked in my purse for those times when we need an activity.
It has been so much fun having some of my favourite sewing friends join me on the blog for Sew the Year and share something I believe them to be an expert on. I think we can all agree that Abby of Sew Much Ado is the expert on sewing for kids. Her kiddos are the cutest in all their mommy made clothes and she is a great pattern designer to boot. I have had the pleasure of hanging out with Abby a few times and she is just as lovely in person as she is on her blog. Today Abby is going to be sharing all about sewing for kids.
I love that Sew the Year is what it took me to tackle projects through out the year that I might have just put off in the past. Get all the details here on what Sew the Year is as well as past projects I have completed.
April was about sewing some clothes for my kiddos, something that I don’t do very often. I am so glad that I set out to sew one new thing for each of them, a total obtainable goal, and it reminded me how much I do enjoy sewing for them. Both of my kiddos absolutely love when I sew for them which makes the process even better know they will appreciate the item.
You guys, why in the world do I not sew for Sophie more often. Abby of Sew Much Ado really knocked it out of the park with the Sullivan dress. I can’t believe how ridiculously adorable this dress is on my girl.
I have to be honest I am a little jealous of this dress, I might need to find a way to hack another dress to look like this. I will probably look like a 6 year old girl but…
If you remember from my April Sew the Year post I mentioned that Benny got the best pair of grey cord pants from my mom. As soon as I saw them I couldn’t get woven mini hudson pants by True Bias out of my mind. I knew my guy would look adorable in a pair of twill pants so that is just what I did.
It is the week of kids stuff and I couldn’t be happier. I had forgotten how much I enjoy sewing things for my kids, whether it is clothes or fun things for around the house. When Emily of Nap Time Creations asked if I would join her Summer Fun Series I quickly signed up, what a great excuse to focus on my kiddos this summer and making something fun for them. For my project in the series I decided to go with a fun VELCRO® Brand Toss Game that actually turned into quite the scrap buster.
I feel like I haven’t sewn for my kiddos in forever, other than a few sets of pajamas that is pretty much true. So when I was asked to join the Summer Swimwear Tour I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to sew some swimsuits for the kids. My big plans of sewing swimsuits for both kids turned into just a swimsuit for Sophie, which turned out pretty darn cute. Benny will get one eventually #secondkidproblems
Sharing another fun tutorial over at Make It & Love It this morning, this time a trick or treat cat bag for your kiddos.
I am lucky enough to have kiddos that love picking out costumes at Costco! I know it is total sewing parents dream. I don’t think they have quite figured out that I could actually sew them a costume and I plan to never let them find out, because costume making is so not for me.
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.
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.