• The Backpack!

    Here it is!  My never worn, too small dress – reincarnated into an awesome little boys backpack. I used an old receiving blanket as the inner liner rather than interfacing, and stitched the whole thing with bright orange thread for some added color.  The pocket on the back was one of the lower dress pockets.  The straps were made from the belt.  I cut the side piece from the dress waistband so there are little loops all the way around the backpack.  I’m thinking we can add some hooks and clips and other fun boy toys to customize even more. Friends, this was SO easy!!  I did the whole thing…

  • Sacrifice the Dress

    I bought this dress at Target a couple years ago.  I thought I could pull it off.  I couldn’t.  I thought an extra small would fit.  After two babies, it doesn’t.     Tonight, I finally found a purpose for it.   I’ve cut it into about seven pieces, and tomorrow I hope to have a new backpack for Lucas.  Can I do it?? Time will tell. Here’s a couple other projects I’m thinking of doing…  Sew Spoiled Weekender Tote Sew-a-long and… Kids Clothes Week Challenge at Elsie Marley

  • 90 Minute Shirt

    Here is my first version of the 90 Minute Shirt.  I was inspired by this shirt back in February when one of my favorite blogs, MADE, co-hosted a month long series called Celebrate the Boy.  It was a month of boy crafts, tutorials, and projects to drool over.  When I saw how easy this shirt was to make, I knew I had to try it.  Hop on over to Dana’s site and check out the tutorial for yourself.  She gives instructions of making your own pattern, and creating this shirt.  I’ll be making a few more soon, I need to work out some issues in my pattern and perfect the…