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Project Run & Play: Look out, old Macky is back!

This week was hand-me-down week for Project Run & Play. And well, I decided to take it a little more literally than most. Back when Nathan and I were first married I accidentally washed and dried a pair of his wool suit pants. He wasn’t too happy I’d shrunk them, but I had the foresight to hold on to them anyway. I used them to make Mack an outfit for Project Run & Play Season 5. The theme was...

My first ever self-drafted pattern

Back in 2012 I finally got brave enough to sew along with a competition I had been following. That competition was Project Run and Play and I really had no idea then just how much I would love it and where it would end up taking me. Project Run and Play is basically the reason I started blogging anything other than Mack updates, and it was a huge impetus to get me into sewing. It’s funny, but when I...

Project Run & Play Week 3: Design Your Own Fabric

*Disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links* Do your kids wear hand-me-downs? My boys do. I’m so lucky to have as much family as I do, and so many people have given me the clothes their kids are too big for. But hand-me-downs really only last through so many kiddos, and The Badenator was super in need of pajamas. And I decided to make some for my nieces while I was at it.   For The Badenator: Captain...

Project Run & Play Week 2: Spring Break!

Let me just tell you. You don’t want to come to Rexburg for spring break. It’s been snowing! I’d love to get out. Go to the beach. I’ll make a confession. I haven’t ever seen the ocean. Technically I’ve seen the San Francisco Bay and the Puget Sound, but never in my life have I stood on the beach and looked out at that endless body of water. I know I’m missing out. My...

Project Run & Play Week 1: Put Me in the Zoo

Sometimes when you launch a new blog you have grand plans for your first post. Sometimes when it’s time for Project Run & Play you have the perfect idea for a little girl’s outfit. Sometimes you even have a model lined up to wear said outfit. Sometimes your kids even nap at the same time for you. But… Sometimes you’re not ready when the blog is. Sometimes you don’t have everything...

Procrastination just might be my signature style!

Either procrastination, or biting off more than I can chew! I am just barely getting this coat finished, photographed, and posted in time! I have a really hard time with signature style week every season. So I went through my inspiration board on pinterest to see if I could put any solid ideas together. After looking at my pins for boy ideas I came up with one word loud and clear:  LAYERS! I love layers! Not just...

Not Quite Finished

He’s sure cute. But unfortunately, I wasn’t able to complete my look for Project Run and Play this week. I had decided to make Mackathanial an outfit with four elements: beanie, jeans, suspenders and a shirt. The beanie was easy, and the first part of the look I finished. The reason it didn’t make it into the pictures– I couldn’t find it. He wore it yesterday, and it didn’t make...

Candy Inspired

Project Run and Play week 2! And the candy theme seems to be giving everyone a run for their money. But I’ve been looking at other people’s designs and I must say that some darling outfits have been made. When I first thought of something to do for candy inspired I wanted to make Mackathanial a chocolate suit– a dark chocolate suit. I wanted to buy a few new patterns and some luxurious dark brown...

Oliver + S Popover Sundress Remix

This dress was.. well, an interesting remix for me. My original idea is sitting in a box in my craft room. Cut out, but not sewn at all. I wanted to get it done before Labor Day, so I could take pictures of my niece wearing it. Obviously, that didn’t work out. I had some adorable fabric hanging around, and extra time in Boise, so I figured I’d try something else. This is what I came up with. The remix...

Infant Peasant Dress with a Simplified Sleeve

Isn’t this the sweetest little dress? This is the simplified version of the dress I’m sharing over at Project Run and Play today. So as soon as you finish reading this you should head on over there (unless you’ve already been there and loved the tutorial enough to come here) Start off with the Infant Peasant Dress pattern. You’ll cut out the two dress pieces like normal, but don’t cut...

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