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

SLPco Ayda and Breanna Patterns!

I, once again, had that amazing opportunity to pattern test for Simple Life Pattern Co! She’s releasing not just one, but 2 super cute patterns today! And this is your chance to get them on sale, too! They’re 25% off until this Sunday (the 5th) at midnight!

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Ayda’s top/dress is simply gorgeous! It features a V-back and circle skirt/gathered skirt options. There’s also an option for flutter sleeves, a modest back, and lace back.

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Katie even walks you through the steps to make a lace back version (which is knock you out, BEAUTIFUL!) These instructions are a bit more advanced, but she takes you step by step in detail on how to accomplish this look.

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We all know how much a girl loves to twirl, and you can’t beat the twirls you get from a circle skirt. Linnaea is beyond IN LOVE with this dress.

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And– did I mention the lace back. Dying here.

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Breanna’s shorts/capris/pants are super cute with their peek-a-boo side tie. Or, leave out the peek a boo, and fill your wardrobe with quick and easy pair of simple shorts/capris/pants.

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Options! You all know, I say it again and again, I love a pattern that is versatile and offers many options!

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Linnaea was rocking her super model talent with these shorts. She just loves being in front of the camera. My sweet girl.

Get Ayda’s HERE and Breanna’s HERE, for 25% off!! Hurry!! (And, you may notice that for a limited time ALL patterns and bundles have been marked down…. Happy Easter!)

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Simple Life Pattern Company: Emilya’s Pants/Capris/Bermuda Shorts!

It’s been a while since my last post! The holidays really got the best of me this year. Felt like it was all go, go, go all the time. So, it was really nice to sort of relax a bit through January. But, now I’m back with an exciting new post!

Late last month, I applied to be a pattern tester for a new company– Simple Life Pattern Co (SLPco), and, guess what, I was accepted!! So awesome! Katie Skoog, the owner, has been designing for Create Kids Couture, and is now branching off on her own. Today is her big launch, and you have a chance to get her patterns at a discount (more info at the end of this post)

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The pattern I tested was Emilya’s pants/capris/bermuda shorts. If you couldn’t tell by the name, this is a pattern with options! And we all know how much I love options!

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I made the capris with the optional cuff on the bottom. The pocket is done with coordinating fabric, which I think is a beautiful little detail. There is also an option for a cargo pocket and cute bow! Sizes range from 2T to 12, so perfect for little and big girls, too!!

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Talk about a quick and easy sew! And the fit is dead on!! This will certainly be a staple in my girls summer wardrobes. The directions are very straight forward and easy to follow, with pictures taking you through each step. I’d say a beginner should have an easy time navigating through and completing this pattern with ease.

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Grab this pattern at a discount HERE, or get the whole SLPco discounted bundle HERE! Hurry, the sale only lasts until Sunday February 8!

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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 Challenge Fall 2012

Did anybody else complete the challenge? I’d love to see what everyone made!

Here’s some pictures of what I managed to get done this week….

 

I think this is my favorite thing I made all week! I’m OBSESSED with pleats, and just love how this skirt turned out… Here’s the tutorial so you can try it out too: Pleated Pocket Skirt

I’m always going back to circle skirts because they’re just so quick and easy! This one is for my daughter’s birthday outfit 🙂 Circle Skirt Tutorial

Ok, so not clothes, but accessories count too right? I made this purse as a birthday present for my daughter. It didn’t take long, and I think it’s super cute! (The angle of the picture makes the top look a bit crooked, but it’s not really 🙂 )

Make it yourself: Buttercup Bag Sewing Pattern

Finally, I made this beautiful cape! I thought it would be so cute to have a 2 year old in some old-time fashion! So, I decided to make my own twist on Little Red Riding Hood’s cape… I actually used a Little Red Riding Hood costume pattern to create this

Here’s the back. Not the best picture, but just wanted to point out the hood

Here’s the pattern I used: Simplicity 2571

I did include a lining in mine. Basically, to do this, you’ll want to cut out and sew 2 capes (one lining and one with the outside fabric.) You’ll then line them up, right side together, and pin. Sew the 2 pieces together along the outside, leaving a small opening. Turn right side out, and sew the opening shut. It was the first time I’ve sewed a lining into something so large. I was intimidated at first, but it ended up being a lot easier than I originally thought it would be. I also sewed a button closure instead of the recommended ribbon/tie closure.

So, there you have it! Got a lot accomplished, and I still have a few things left on my list to work on! Maybe I’ll get a few things done this week too 🙂

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Easter Fun!!

I have been trying to just post once or twice a week, but with Easter quickly approaching, I wanted to squeeze in one more post this week. I don’t know about you, but the I don’t like the idea of stuffing my kid full of Easter candy. Instead, I have created a list of fun ideas to fill Easter baskets with. I also compiled a list of crafts and activities that you can enjoy with your kiddos!

Easter Basket Goodies!

-Coloring Books

-Crayons

-Books

-Sidewalk Chalk (Learn how to make your own HERE)

– Finger Paint (Learn how to make your own HERE)

-New Swimsuit For The Coming Summer Season

-Easter Outfit

-Bubbles

-Kite

-Playdough (Learn how to make your own HERE)

-Flubber (Learn how to make it HERE)

-Stuffed Animals

-Bath Time Toys

-Outside toys

-Fill Plastic Eggs With Tastey Snacks (goldfish, Cheerios, etc)

-Sippy Cup, or Character Cup For an Older Kid

– Movies

– Hair Clips/Bows (This is where I get mine- F&F Creations– She does great work, and will do custom orders!)

– Stickers

-Plastic Eggs Filled with Little Toys

These Worksheets

-New Toothbrush

-Toothpaste

The possibilities are endless! Let’s try not to stuff our kids full of sweets this year!

And here are some great crafts and activities I’ve come across– Lots of Easter fun!!

Felt Easter Birdy

Paper-Napkin Decoupage Eggs

Easter Egg Coloring Tips

25 DIY Easter Projects

101 Easter Craft Ideas

Temporary Tattoos on Eggs

Easter Egg Hunt Activities

Bubble Wrap Easter Eggs

Plastic Egg Animals

HAVE FUN!!!

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