Monday, 9 April 2012

the season for skirts (hopefully)

So this weekend we celebrated Easter, in a small, at home kind of way, but fun nonetheless. The kids hit the sugar stash with reckless abandon, and the resulting disaster that accompanied the late afternoon sugar burnout coupled with new hula hoops, broke an all time family fun record. Here's a little look at our weekend.

                                                           B the Superbunny

                                                           My Peeps!!!

Somehow in the middle of all of this I was able to turnout two little skirts for the girls, with a little help from this tutorial. They turned out great, and R and G were equally thrilled to be wearing their new mama creations.

                                                             Always Eclectic

                                                              Working on it

Next in line for a mama creation is this big guy, happy to be in his new superhero t-shirt, but I still need to find some boy sewing inspiration...

It's the sugar I tell you, the sugar....

Friday, 6 April 2012

this moment

Adapted from Soulemama‘s “…Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.”

                                                        Happy Easter!

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

it seams mama sews

So this is where it all starts. My new machine. A gift from my own mama, and this is my gift to her. A document of all the things I create on it, and all the happenings that take place while I do. This is not a place where the unnecessaries often get done, it's almost Easter and I believe that there is still an orange ghost on my refrigerator, lately we're that kind of place, and that's okay. We're busy.

This is my arch nemesis. This sweet contraption and I have never faired very well, I'm pretty sure that I haven't touched it in many, many years. I'm a toss it in the dryer, or toss it on and hope the wrinkles fall out, kind of gal. Given all it seems to add to any sewing creation, I think we'll manage to work things out.

So I started here, simple, kind of retro fabric that I picked out for baby g.

With a few stops along the way, and a few giggles...

We ended up here, thanks to this blog and a little inspiration from my aforementioned mama.

Kind of cute, right???

And suddenly, it seams mama sews...stay tuned for more...