Portlander Shorties

So, I’m an avid buyer of sewing patterns.  I don’t know exactly how many I own but I wouldn’t be surprised if it were in the hundreds.  Seriously.  I went crazy, but this past year I slowed way down on the pattern buying and I’ve been just using my creativity and stretching my imagination a little to get different looks from the same pattern. This week I used the Portlander Pants pattern…    read more 

Road Tripping to Disney

June 21, 2016    
Sugarplum Cuties: Disney Road Trip

Last month, we surprised our kiddos with a Disney vacation.  We’d actually had our trip planned for about 5 months, and I’m not sure how, but the hubs and I managed to keep it a secret until the very last second.  It was pretty much awesome. Travelling in the car for 16 hours with 3 kids aged 6, 5, and 2 is not easy.  I knew I needed to be on the…    read more 

Hand drawn Designs using the Silhouette Cameo

May 4, 2016    
Sugarplum Cuties: Drawings into Decals

So, in preparation for our vacation, I got Rylea this bathing suit coverup.     We both liked it as is, but I quickly decided it needed something more.  We considered monograms and mermaids and mermaids holding monograms and so much other stuff until I finally had a better idea.  I grabbed some white paper out of the printer and asked Ry to just draw me a mermaid.  I had to watch…    read more 

Pattern Review: New Horizons Riviera Raglan

May 2, 2016    
Sugarplum Cuties: New Horizons Designs Riviera Raglan

  Terra from New Horizons has released the most epically awesome women’s raglan ever.  It’s called the Riviera Raglan, and I’m gonna tell you 5 reasons why I think it’s the best.  Listen, I get it. Women’s raglan had been done before many times and by now, you might even have a favorite.  That’s cool.  I still think you need to add this one anyway.  The Riviera is all about options.  And…    read more 

Pattern Review: Girls Sew Straight & Gather Uptown/Downtown Dress

April 29, 2016    
Sugarplum Cuties: Girls Uptown Downtown Dress

  So, Rylea saw this dress that I made for myself and immediately started swooning over it and designing her own!  We saw this fabric pop up over at Sew So English and I bought 6 yards without a second thought.  I have problems, whatever.  Once it came and we washed it, Ry started making her demands. She stated (ever so matter-of-factly), “I want it to touch the floor so it covers…    read more 

Pattern Review: Sew Straight & Gather Uptown/Downtown Dress

Sugarplum Cuties: Sew Straight & Gather Women's Uptown/Downtown Dress

We’re going to Disney soon!  I’m so excited I could burst.  We haven’t been back in 3 years, and we haven’t had any vacations in between so it’s about that time.  I’ve been working away in the sewing room making us all an ample amount of handmade clothes so we can coordinate and match our outfits each day.  Don’t judge. I’ve got our daytime outfits all planned out, but I figured I…    read more 

EYMM Capsule Skirt Blog Tour

EYMM Capsule Skirt Pattern Review

I’m super excited to participate in my first blog tour for Everything Your Mama Made & More.  For this tour I got to make a Capsule Skirt.  I bought this pattern when it was first released because I needed a staple skirt pattern and didn’t have one.   I sewed the women’s version last week and I sewed the girls version this week.  I don’t know why I waited so long to…    read more 

Sew Yourself Some Love (Round 2)

Me again!  Back at it on the Sew Yourself Some Love tour, and I’m super excited for this one!  If I’m being real, 95% of my life is spent at home with my kids.  I’m usually barely awake, drinking coffee, gathering books and activities, reading to my kids, homeschooling, potty training, cooking, cleaning, and doing all the other glamorous mommy things every single day of my life.  Mostly, I don’t wear real…    read more 

Sew Yourself Some Love

Blank Slate Denver Top and Tunic

I am so super excited to be a part of the Sew Yourself Some Love blog tour this February.  Honestly, I use every opportunity to sew new things for myself, and my closets show some serious evidence of a fabric and sewing addiction.  (Please tell me I’m not the only one).  I just love sewing things for myself.  I feel accomplished and new when I’m wearing the things I make, and as…    read more 

Pattern Review: Terra’s Treasures Girls Lisse Hoodie

Sugarplum Cuties: Terra's Treasures

This past week has been a busy one in  my sewing studio.  Among other stuff, I got to test the newest Terra’s Treasures pattern, the Lisse Hoodie for girls.  Terra also has a Lisse for women as well you can find it here.  (Hello mommy & me outfits).  Rylea is tiny so I did a size 4 for her and lengthened it to a size 6.  This pattern was super easy to…    read more