Super Stay At Home Mommy!

Adventures in the life of a stay at home wife and mom

Trick or Treat!! (Free bag tutorial!!)

I decided to make trick or treat bags for the girls this year. I have wanted to every year for a while now, but other things always seem to get in the way. So, this year I was determined to get it done! I even got them done EARLY! And, I managed to make a couple extras for my adorable niece and nephew.

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I used this FREE tutorial from The Cottage Mama! I just love how they turned out, and the girls do too.

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The applique I used is from Lynnie Pinnie. I thought it added the perfect little personalized touch to each bag.

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Happy Halloween!

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Greenstyle Creations Sewalong– The Finished Product!

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Have you been following along with the Greenstyle Creations Laurel/Laurelette sewalong? I finished mine this morning, and I am so excited with how they turned out!

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You still have a few days to join in and catch up! There is an awesome prize package being offered, so get your pictures submitted by Sunday! Go to the Greenstyle Creations Facebook page for more information!

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Or, if you’d rather skip the sewalong and just make one of these for yourself, pick up the patterns HERE!

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(I did finish the adult version as well, and will post pictures later– I’m going to wear it to a wedding this weekend!)

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Greenstyle Sewalong Day 1

Anyone else decide to join in on the sewalong? Today was day one!!

I got my patterns put together and my fabric cut, and I’m excited to get sewing tomorrow!!

This is the gorgeous fabric that I'll be using for my Laurel tunic. This is only the second thing that I've ever sewn for myself, so I am anxious to see it come together!

This is the gorgeous fabric that I’ll be using for my Laurel tunic. This is only the second thing that I’ve ever sewn for myself, so I am anxious to see it come together!

Check out Starly’s blog post for some helpful hints, and don’t forget to join the Greenstyle Creations Facebook Group!

And this will be the fabric for the girls' Laurelette dresses

And this will be the fabric for the girls’ Laurelette dresses

Check back in with me throughout the week to follow my updates :) And have a wonderful evening!

My little helper <3

My little helper <3

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Join me for a Sewalong!

Greenstyle Creations, along with Starly from Sew Starly, are hosting a sew-a-long!!

What are we sewing? The popular women’s Laurel pattern and the newly released girls version, Laurelette!

When? September 29-October 5

Where? Greenstlye Creations Facebook group! (There just may be some pattern and fabric discounts if you join us…. hint, hint!)

I am so excited to sew them up! There are TONS of options, and an awesome range in sizes.

Join the Greestyle Creations group, and check out Starly’s blog post for more information!!

I’ll update the blog on my progress as I go! Join me back here next week!

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Elsa Dress!!

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I’m BAAAAACCCCKKKKK

Sigh, I don’t know what is going on with me! I WILL get back into blogging…. This is step one.

Anyway– My most recent project that I wanted to share with you all was this beautiful Elsa dress for my daughter

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Not only was it a pretty quick and easy sew, the pattern was FREE! This thrifty mom loves free!! Get it from Peek-A-Boo pattern shop, HERE!

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Using my Joann’s coupons, I raided their section of Frozen fabric (yes, there is an entire section of it at my store). We also recently got a fabric section in our Walmart that I took advantage of. All together, this dress cost a whopping $12!!!! So exciting! That’s cheaper than the lesser quality dresses you find at the store.

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My little Queen Linnaea is thrilled, and would live in it if I let her! Happy kid= happy mommy <3

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Sorry! I’ve neglected my blog :( Life is….well, CRAZY! It seems I just never have a moment to sit and write. Or, when I do have a moment, I’m spending it unwinding and relaxing. However, I am trying to get myself motivated to start really blogging again. I enjoy it so much, and really miss it.

With that being said, my favorite time is coming up again– Kids Clothes Week!!! July 21st-27th. Unfortunately (for me anyways), that falls during a week that we’ll be on vacation. BUMMER! (Or not…. I’ll be on VACATION!!!)  SO, my goal is to get some sewing done the week prior. I need to get some things sewn to take on vacation with us anyways, and this is the perfect opportunity! So, mark your calendars!

I also have several recipes I’ve been wanting to share! My low carb recipes seem to be my biggest hits, so I plan to share a few more that we’ve fallen in love with. Hang in there, while I work on getting my blog mojo back!!

As always, thanks for reading!!!

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Kids Clothes Week!

It’s that time again! (Let’s not mention the slacking I did last time around….) Kids Clothes Week starts TOMORROW!! What’s on your list? I’m using this as an opportunity to make my girls Easter dresses, and hopefully get a few spring/summer outfits done. I’ll try to be better about updating the blog this time around, too!

Here’s the pattern I’m using for their Easter dress (IT’S FREE!!!):  The Cottage Mama Party Dress

Here’s some of my favorites for this summer:

Shwin Designs- Georgia Twirl Top/Dress

Brownie Goose- Summer Sailor Shorts

{SIG) Creations- Delaney Top

Tikatuly- Aurthi Reversible Tunic

 

What’s on your sewing table?

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Kids Clothes Week- Day 4

Today I made one of my all time favorite patterns, The Aurthi by Tikatuly, for my 10 month old (Ack, 10 months already!! And did I mention that she’s been walking for a month now? Time needs to slow down!!!)  There are several different hem designs, lengths, necklines, AND it’s reversible. So many different options, and a great pattern to showcase a cute print. I also got to use those awesome KAM snaps again! I used an Alexander Henry print that I found hidden in the depths of my fabric closet. I forgot I even bought it…. perhaps that’s a sign that I buy too much fabric. Nah! You can NEVER have too much fabric!

Onto the cuteness!!  (excuse my grainy pics… I can’t wait until it warms up and we can get some nice outdoor pictures!)

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Here's the reverse side. It's so hard to get a good picture of a mobile baby!!

Here’s the reverse side. It’s so hard to get a good picture of a mobile baby!!

And the back. So cute, right?!?!

And the back. So cute, right?!?!

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Kids Clothes Week- Day 3

For the last few weeks, Linnaea has been obsessed with pretending to be a super hero. She grabs her blankie, tucks it into the collar of her shirt, and is off the save the day! Obviously, a super hero’s cape is an extremely important part of their wardrobe. So, mommy just HAD to make her a special one! And once Linnaea found out that I was making one for her, she insisted that little sister get one too.

Lucky for us, Peek-A-Boo Patterns has a FREE Super Kid Cape Pattern! So, that’s what I worked on today. These went today quickly and easily. Linnaea got to pick out what fabrics we used, and we finished it off with KAM snaps at the neck. (If you haven’t already discovered KAM snaps, I highly encourage you to go check them out! You’ll be putting snaps on EVERYTHING!!)

Here’s our super heroes in action!

I think the chevron looks great! Linnaea has an eye for fabric already :)

I think the chevron looks great! Linnaea has an eye for fabric already :)

My SuperGirls!

My SuperGirls!

Did you know that Super Hero capes can make you run faster and jump higher?

Did you know that Super Hero capes can make you run faster and jump higher?

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Fun, fun, fun!!!!!

 

 

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Kids Clothes Week- Days 1 and 2

Kids Clothes Week has begun! I spent yesterday and today working on Apple Loungewear by Shwin Designs!

I have to say, I am absolutely in love with this pattern. It was easy to follow and went together pretty quickly. I don’t think I’ll ever use another pattern for leggings. I am in LOVE with these. And they have a fold over, non-elastic, waistband! No threading elastic through casings!!!!

Enough of my ravings… onto the pictures!

How comfy does she look!!

How comfy does she look!!

And pockets!!! Gotta love pockets <3

And pockets!!! Gotta love pockets <3

What are you working on??

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