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Free Pattern Friday: Crochet Monster Hat

*this post contains affiliate links, marked with an asterisk(*)* It’s been cooling off the last few days, and I’m starting to think about all the lovely things that come with fall weather.  One of those things is hats, and specifically for today I’m talking adorable beanies.  This Crochet Monster Hat that Karen made for The Badenator is one of my absolute favorite hats ever. She used the Lion...

Free Pattern Friday: Tiny Tumble Tee

 This Tiny Tumble Tee is one of the things waiting for #somedaywhenihaveagirl.  I’ve made several to give as baby gifts as well, and they are always a hit, with or without the bow.  I love that this pattern has drop sleeves instead of set-in sleeves.  That makes for only 4 seams and some hems, so these are a cinch! Have you made this? What did you think? I’d love to see yours, add it to the linky!  But...

Free Pattern Friday: All-Season Baby Throw

*this post contains affiliate links, marked with an asterisk(*)* I have a thing for blankets.  I love collecting them.  And this is one of my favorites.  I asked Karen if I could have it when Goose got too big for it and she said, “absolutely not! It’s like my favorite thing ever.” So I guess I’m going to have to make my own All-Season Baby Throw. Quick note about this pattern.  It’s...

Free Pattern Friday: Mary Jane Baby Shoes

Last week we had the infant peasant dress, and this week I’m sharing another pattern that only uses a little bit of fabric and makes a perfect baby gift. Aren’t these Mary Jane Baby Shoes just adorable?! I’ll admit, I’d never made baby shoes before and I was really worried about sewing something that tiny on my machine.  It really wasn’t hard!  In fact, the hardest part was the top...

Free Pattern Friday: Infant Peasant Dress

The Infant Peasant Dress from Sew Much Ado.  I love this pattern.  I’ve probably made more of these than anything else.  It’s sweet, it’s easy, it doesn’t take a lot of fabric or notions, and who doesn’t love a baby in a peasant dress? (really, if you don’t, please comment below because I literally do no believe such a person exists) I was lucky enough to guest post on Project...

Free Pattern Friday: Simply Summer Romper

  Today I’m sharing the Simply Summer Romper.  This is a fun, easy pattern from If Only They Would Nap.  Mine came together pretty nicely– ignore the little white threads in the collar, I forgot to do a thread check before taking pictures.   This romper sat in my works in progress pile for a really long time.  Why?  Because I didn’t want to put in snaps!  I have yet to acquire a KAM snap setup, so...

S is for Sewing Bookworm Blazer

We’re interrupting our regularly scheduled programming to bring you news of a super cute BOY PATTERN!   The Bookworm Blazer is from Stitch Blue Designs, and is currently only available as part of the S is for Sewing eBook.  You know I love those gals, especially Amy, and I’m dying to make some of the other patterns!   Bookworm Blazer is nicely tailored, and features patch pockets, French...

5 Ways to Keep Cool When You Don’t have a Pool

It’s summer.  It’s hot.  Going to a pool can get expensive, and keeping one at your home is a hassle. I’m excited to be a part of The Berry Bunch’s Week to Beat the Heat, and share a few of my ideas on how to keep your children both cool and entertained.   1. Squirt Guns  I know not everyone is going to agree with me on this one.  We have a lot of fun with these though, and the boys...

Free Pattern Friday: Love Notions Leggings

Ignore my proper English in the photo and title… The Love Notions Leggin’s have got to be one of my favorite patterns I’ve sewn so far.  I have yet to try them out for fit, but you can find more in-depth reviews of them Here.  This pattern comes in sizes 2-14, which is a HUGE range for a free pattern. These are the size 3.  I chose to do the yoga waistband, and didn’t bother finishing that...

Free Pattern Friday: Newborn Circle Skirt

The best sewing projects are adorable, fast and come from a free pattern.  Am I right? Okay… maybe not all the best projects, but some of them!  I love the Newborn Circle Skirt pattern that Dana has over on MADE.  It’s the best free pattern for a quick baby gift.  My friend Rachel had a gender reveal party recently, and after announcing GIRL I told her she needed to come over so I could whip something...

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