Weekend Whims- Kids Clothes Week!

It’s coming!! Again!! Kids Clothes Week, the Spring Edition!

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Next week! You in? I’m in!

And I have a long list! I wonder how much I can get done!! So here are some things I’m going to make that have already been done by others!

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1. I bought the Surf Collection from Pattern Anthology and one thing on my list for the week is the Coastal Cargo shorts by Blank Slate Patterns for my son.

2. Sew Boy had a great idea of turning a men’s shirt into shorts! Shorts are also on my list….

3. Another project on my list is to make a jumper for a friend’s little guy. But I’m not a cutsie kinda romper gal… I love these overalls by Delia Creates as inspiration!

4. Tees. Even though my son has a drawer full of tees, I’m feeling the need to make more… Not sure why… But I love this tee by Cirque du BeBe using the Flashback Tee pattern.

5. There’s going to be a skirt in my mix! I think I’m using Dana’s simple skirt pattern…

6. In that Surf Collection I mentioned earlier… I also got the Boatneck Tee by Blank Slate Patterns. Love it. The kiddo is getting one of these! I love this striped version by The Train To Crazy.

7. Another men’s shirt reno! Feather’s Flights turned a men’s shirt in to a romper! Cute!

8. Love this short sleeved version of the Flashback Tee pattern by Sewing For Four.

9. And… The kiddo is getting new PJ’s. Love love love these neon ones by LBG Studio using the Winter PJ’s from Peek a Boo Patterns.  I think I’m going to try to do both, the winter and the summer pj’s.

 

OK, a peek into my list! Now what are you making?

 

Weekend Whims- Spoonflower Cut and Sew Projects

Two things happened recently to remind me of a project I started a few years back and never finished… I had started an ABC of fake animals photographs I had taken… The idea was that it was going to be a book. But of course I had other ideas of what to do with the photos. Like maybe have them printed on fabric and make ABC blocks… Yep! I was gonna do it. And am now excited about finishing it!

oh, yeah, those two things that reminded me about it.. One, I am so excited to have a close high school friend visiting me this week with her family and she is pushing me to get some of my projects done that I’ve been talking about… And two, I saw this great camera bag cut and sew project on Spoonflower this week! And of course, you can’t go to Spoonflower without looking around and I found a few other cut and sew projects that I love!

 

1. So my friend that is visiting has a 2-year-old daughter and she LOVES airplanes! Lucky for her we live under the flight path to the airport… And she loves stuffies, so how perfect is this plane doll design by Tante_Lein? Except I would need to add a tag, because tags are so in these days, at least in the eyes of this 2-year-old!

2. I love the skeleton doll by Happy Sew Lucky ! I think I love it most because it has the pumpkin dress!!

3. All of a sudden yesterday my son started singing this song about Yeti’s. it must have been from a show he watched, but it’s hilarious! After one day he of singing this song he decided he wanted his next birthday party to be a Yeti party! hmmmm… I bet he’d love this Yeti doll from KFay.

4. Speaking of parties, my nephew is about to have a Ninja birthday party. These little ninja guys from Engravogirl would make a great party favor!

5. And the very cool camera bag that started this whole thing…. From Happy Sew Lucky.

Do you all know what Spoonflower is? It’s a company that prints your designs on fabric. So you can design something, upload and sell it. You can buy it just for you or you can put it out for everyone else to buy too. There are some FANTASTIC fabric designs on there! Has anyone uploaded any designs for sell???? Feel free to share your favorite Spoonflower fabric or cut and sew project with us!!

Weekend Whims- Printable Paper Projects

I’ve been seeing some great printable paper ‘toys’ lately! I’ve been a member of the Calendar of the Month Club monthly calendar from Scout Creative for the last year or so and they are so fun to print and put together.  (and you can still print out past months…)

So here are some of my favorites! Take a look, print and fold!

1. I love this forest scene with a tree, squirrel, bunnies, wolf, owl  and monkey from KIRIN via My Owl Barn. I love that the monkey is in with the rest of the typical forest animals!

2. This alphabet is what reminded me this week of all these papercraft ‘toys.’ This alphabet by Digitprop could be great for SOOO many things!! Fun for a nursery, a great way to start learning the letters, or as they say leaving a note for someone! I love it!

3. How cute if this Basket Monster monitor monster by Scout Creative for HP and Best Buy???

4. Do you know Made by Joel?? He’s awesome! He’s kinda famous for his paper city printables that are also awesome. But I LOVE this little circus guy.

5. And another one by Scout Creative. This month’s calendar is a really cool Hot Dog Stand. I should have printed this to go along with my Hot Dog Bun vest… But I guess National Hot Dog Day was in July and this is August. OK, I don’t feel so bad! hehehe….

Weekend Whims- Treehouses

One of our family summer projects is to build a treehouse in the backyard!! Here are some pinterest finds that I love!!

1. This ‘Wonky’ fort reminds me of a wonky halloween quilt! via pinterest.

2. This is just a great simple treehouse by Kid Baltimore.

3. I so want to add curtains to our front porch, so why wouldn’t I be in love with this tree house?? via pinterest and Cool Pictures

4. Our tree isn’t quite big enough for all these rooms, but if we could have this, we’d each get a room! via My Fotolog via pinterest.

5. What do you think about this modern version? via  Relax Shacks via pinterest.

6. Love the Dr Seuss aspect of these super bright and a bit wonky tree houses! via pinterest

Most of these links, don’t take you back to the very original posts… I seemed to have a hit a wall on these links. If you know the original posts, please let me know so I can update the links. Thanks!

Which one is your favorite? Have you built a tree house recently? Any tips???

Weekend Whims- Everything’s Green

Happy St. Patick’s Day!!

We’re not Irish, at least not much Irish… We don’t do a lot of St. Patrick’s Day crafts and we don’t eat the tradition Patty’s day food or decorate the house in green! But we do wear green! And we do love green, so to celebrate today, I’m sharing some of my favorite green finds!

1. What about this green turtle DIY by Make It- Love It??? Adorable!

2. Now this is actually a St Patty’s day tutorial, a clover banner how to by One Charming Party. But I think they’d make a great quilt!

3. Love this terrarium by Twig Terrariums. They have some great kits as well!

4. I do love a good yarn pompom! And imeondesign has a clever use for them… Placesetting card holder! Too cute.

5. Also in love with this specimen like bug party and the great green beetle invitation.

6. I do have a thing about handmade play food (even though I keep saying I”m going to make some, but never do…) and I love these cute cupcakes by She Wears Flowers for Snips and Spice!

Weekend Whims- The Beach!!!

I’m so excited! Every year we leave the Pacific Northwest’s dampness for a time at my late grandparents beach house that I have visited every single year of life! We typically go in May, but due to a few little work issues (like my lack of one and more dependancy on my husband’s) we had to move our trip up this year and we’ll be leaving soon!! Sweet Home Alabama here we come!

I’m always doing some sort of project while we’re there. I finished my first quilt there one year! So this week’s weekend whims is a look into my pinterest pages of projects I want for the beach house!

1. I have been in love with this frame wall by Toby Fairley Interior Design for over a year now!

2. Every year I mean to make a collage of our sea shell finds, like these by Martha Stewart. Maybe this year, we can!

3. As a kid we had an outdoor shower! It must have blown away in a hurricane or something. Who knows! I would love to follow this outdoor shower tutorial by The Handmade Home.

4. I soooo want to add swings just like these to our pier! (repinned via pinterest. I don’t have the link to the original posting. If anyone does, please let me know so that I can add it.)

5. I’ll never forget catching a sea-horse in the crab trap as a kid! We pulled it up and scooped out the crabs and put the trap back in. There’s always seaweed and jellyfish tentacles (yes, I’ve been stung a few times from kneeling in it as I put the trap back in) and that sort left on the pier from the traps. But this time, I just happened to see a little tiny sea-horse, not bigger than an inch long jumping around. Of course, being a kid I scooped it up and kept it. I loved watching it. That is until my grandmother poured it out in the dirty dish water… Again, I found it and kept it, but unfortunately the sea-horse had moved on to cleaner waters, so to speak… A little bit of my childhood fun at the beach. So naturally, I love this seahorse pillow by Matsutake!

6. Love how perfect a recycled chenille blanket is for this sea urchin pillow by Parker Brown Textiles. She also great some great starfish pillows as well!

Check out the other projects I’d love to do at my pinterest page!

And Mom, start looking for some frames for the coral frame wall in the middle room and an old chenille blanket for some pillows… and maybe soem vintage sheets for some quick quilts! wink, wink!

Weekend Whims- Dolls, Baby, Dolls!

I’m not exactly sure why, but I’m all about dolls right now. There are a couple of my to-do list. And I mean soon! I’ve been designing some in my head… I just need to get them on paper. I mean in fabric!!!

Here’s some great inspiration I’ve found lately…

1. I recently found Jodie’s blog Ric-Rac and I’m in love! She makes amazing pieces! I could have actually just done a whole weekend whim full of her pieces…. But instead of that, I picked one. I love Little Red! I had a little red riding hood doll that switched to Grandmother and that’s totally what’s been on my mind lately. Little Red Riding Hood and reversible dolls…

2. I was recently introduced to Hazel Village via My Owl Barn. I totally adore the cute woodland creatures and their outfits!

3. The Purl Bee has some great patterns/tutorials! Including this penguin project! I love it!

4. I love this sailor by Julie Adore! The other doll making piece that I’ve been thinking about it, is making dolls based on kids drawings or ideas (there’s something cute coming, stay tuned for that….) and I love what Julie came up with from the drawing!

 

Do you have a favorite doll maker???

Weekend Whims- More Quilts

I’ve been thinking about quilts a lot lately… Probably since I’ve been working on one every day this week! I designed one for the Project Quilting that was supposed to be quick and easy, but it’s taking way longer than planned…. hmmmmm… So in the meantime, here are a few others that left an impression!

1. I do like the hexagon quilts, but I can’t ever remember seeing a Monster-z sized one like this one by Cloud 9 Fabrics! I love this and it’s even a tutorial…..

2. I’ve been watching all the wonderful inspiration, and of course amazing talent, being featured on the 100 Days of Quilts over at The Modern Quilt Guild Blog. I loved this Red Cross one by Anglea from Quilting is My Therapy and it has inspired me for a Christmas present… shhhh…..

3. Have you ever made a postage stamp quilt??? I am still learning about quilting, so just recently learned that this is what they are called. So of course, I’ve never made one, since I just learned about them… But this one by Elena from Breakfast for Dinner via Gen X Quilters totally made me want to make one. I can’t get it out of my head!!! I might have to find a way to make a mini one for one of the Project Quilting Challenges… ohhhh, I just had an idea…  ohhhh! I’m excited!

4. I love the improv pieceing of this one by Karen Anderson Abraham via The Modern Quilt Guild Blog. I need to try an improvisational pieced one real soon! They are some of my favorites!

What are your favorite quilt styles?

Weekend Whim- 7 Pretty Things on a Sunday

7 Pretty Things!! Earlier this week when I read about the 7 Pretty Things Blog party and a few of my favorite ‘pins‘ came to mind. So I just have to share!

1. Oh, To Dream quilt by Rebecca Rebouche for Anthropologie, via Maureen Cracknell Handmade. I’m so glad to have found this quilt online, because I’m now a huge fan of all of Rebecca’s work.

2. Have you seen this butterfly chandelier by Stef from Girl. Inspired, via Chickabug?? I’ve been seeing a bunch of pretty things lately, including this chandelier, and trying to think of when will I ever get a chance to make one since we don’t have any little girls in my house!

3. If you’ve been keeping up with this Season of Project Run and Play, I’m sure you saw this amazing dress! The Every Color in the Box Dress by Danielle from My Sparkle, via Project Run and Play

4. I love sea urchins and I love seeing them in all white. SO of course I fell in love with this pillow by Parker Brown Textiles made of recycled chelline blankets.

5. I’ve also always have a thing of old birdcages. I’ve always wanted to make an aquarium in an old birdcage. Anyway… So with that information, you can see why I love this birdcage chandelier made by Jesyka D’Itri Marés from Visual vocabulary , via Design Sponge.

6. How adorable are these mini pinata favors by Ruffled ?

7. And last but not least, I want one of these moons!! I adore this moon photo by Wildflowers Photography, via I Heart Faces.

 

 

Don’t forget to check out the blog party hosts,  Gussy Sews, Matchstick Molly, Much Love Illy, and The Letter 4, for more Pretty Things!
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A Weekend Whim! Bead Art…

Friday Link Love posts are changing to A Weekend Whim posts! Lately it’s been hard to get my Friday posts done on Friday and whim suited these little link loves perfectly, so I introduce to you my weekend whims!

whim: noun \ˈhwim, ˈwim\  : a capricious or eccentric and often sudden idea or turn of the mind

And for my first Weekend Whim, beads! I’m obsessed….

1. This beaded flower by Lisa Jabbor just stopped me in my tracks! I can only dream of making a large wall hanging like this! I love it small, too, but I can imagine myself obsessing over a really huge one!

2. Lovely mixed media piece by Elsa Mora. Inspiring me to do a little more art!

3. ‘Bear of a Different Color’ is a quilt made up of different artists quilt blocks by Mat-Su Valley Bead Society. Read more about this beautiful piece here!

4. Another piece from Elsa Mora that actually triggered my obsession in the first place!

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