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Project Run & Play: Week 4

I’m not even gonna say wow this time, because I’ve said it so much the past couple weeks. Goodness, what a ride it has been to get here…to the finale of this competition! I’ve had to push myself a little more than I ever have. Between strikes, pattern promo, and sewing for tutorials I write, […]

Project Run & Play: Week 3

Hi, hi, hi! I literally CANNOT believe that I’ve made it to Week 3. I also still cannot believe my look last week placed 1st!! Everyone’s looks were so phenomenal, I was sweating bullets all week waiting for voting to be done. Seriously, beyond excited to be back again. The theme this week is To […]

Project Run & Play: Week 2

If you stumbled upon this post in the wild, “hello” and if you’re here from the Project Run & Play blog, “nice to see you, again!” Wow, what can I say? I’m sooo stoked to be here with y’all another week. I don’t know how the judges managed, because last week’s look certainly were not […]

Project Run & Play: Week 1

Hello all, and welcome if this is your first time on my blog! If you’re reading this, you likely came over from the Project Run & Play site to see the deets on my week one look, so I’ll jump right in. The theme is “1+1=School.” When I think of school, I think of fall, […]

I’m a Project Run & Play Designer!

Yup, you read that right! I was invited to participate in Season 25 of Project Run & Play! For those unfamiliar with it, it’s described as “–the blogger’s version of Project Runway, but for kids! Each week, the designers are challenged to create the best outfit based on a theme. A panel of “celebrity” judges […]

Turn Shorts into Swim Shorties!

My kids are really into swim shorties these days and I ain’t complaining. They’re super quick and easy to sew, and don’t take up much fabric. Old me surely would have spent way too much time browsing pattern group companies, looking for a “swim shorties” specific pattern. Fortunately, present me has grown confident enough in […]

DIY: Mesh Beach Toy Bag

Hi, my friends! I’m here today with a tutorial for ya, and it’s a super duper easy one that’s perfect for the summer. Ellie and Mac recently released their Free Tote Bag Pattern*, and as I was sewing mine up, the idea for this project came to mind. When our daughter was smaller, I remembered […]

Why Do I Sew?

I started sewing back in 2011, right before my daughter turned 2. I bought a super basic Singer sewing machine for $55 on clearance at Kmart with the intent to make her super cute things that I kept seeing ads for, but couldn’t afford. I spent hours and hours on Youtube and various blogs teaching […]

12 Things Every New Sewist Needs

Originally published on 1/17/2019 Hi friends!! After writing my post about why I sew (which I will re-upload this week), I started thinking about those people who would often tell me they wish they could sew. I came to the realization that every day, in at least one of my sewing groups, I see people […]

Easy DIY Knit Maxi Skirt

Hi everyone! Back again on this lovely Saturday, but this time with another tutorial. I received this gorgeous ombre striped ITY from The Material Girls* and knew it’d make a perfect maxi skirt. After browsing and sifting through patterns I already owned, I didn’t come across anything that was exactly what I wanted. With a […]


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