random projects are best

I made Broc some Clean slate shorts but I needed to add several inches and about a 1/2" of seam allowance since he is now in a 12 slim...It didn't end up working long term since these are now too short for him and fit Carter perfect, oh well win some lose some at least i have 3 other boys they can get passed on to if I make it too small hahaha!

My nephew recently got his Eagle award for scouts and my husband made him a deal that he would get him a customized shirt if he finished.

 So I got to work using freezer paper and made this template and voila he had his special shirt! I actually bought a special craft knife this one (affiliate link) if you curious and it was SO much easier to do freezer paper stenciling! I really might do some more shirts now!

 I was going to do a tutorial but this is as far as I got, lol!

 I also made Parker some swim Trunks. We decided to go swimming and 20 minutes before we left I realized I didn't have a swim suit for Parker so I grabbed one that was too small for my boys and roughly measured it to some of his shorts that fit, cut off the extra and sewed it up. it seriously took like 10 minutes and it actually worked! That doesn't always happen.
 See? he loves it!


Sew Boy June 2014

SewBoy at last! Its been awhile since I have posted a SewBoy post but it is here at last ;0)
I have some pinterest posting and more free patterns I am adding along with tutorials so be sure to check it out!
Click on the images to go to the tutorial &/or free pattern. 

Shwin & Shwin have a free hat pattern which I think is great for boys or girls!

DIY Leather Baby Boy Boots - Free Pattern + Tutorial - Delia Creates (19)
Delia Creates has a great free pattern and tutorial for these adorable baby boy boots!

Modern Handcraft - Snap up Sleeping Bag Tutorial
 Sewing Rabbit has a tutorial for this awesome button up sleeping bag. I know my boys are constantly wanting to go camping so this would be well used!

 Sew Like My Mom | Sycamore Shorts
 Sew Like mom has a great tutorial and free pattern for these shorts! A bonus is that they are sized up to age 8 so be sure to check it out!

Free Patterns: More on on my Free Patterns Page
Click on images to go to tutorial/pattern
Here is a fleece vest pattern perfect for those sometimes chilly summer nights or hikes in the cooler mountains!

Here is a free button up romper pattern that is seriously so cute! I think I may try this for Parker since his church outfit is a bit snug these days.

click on images to go to tutorial
Freetimefrolics has a great tutorial for color block Tshirts. A perfect idea to mix and match shirts or liven up your sons summer wardrobe!

Have a summer wedding to go to and need a tie? Here is a great tutorial for a bias tie!

This is an AWESOME tutorial for turning Mens pants into mini Man pants, be sure to check it out!

Until next time my friends!


Drool bibs for the baby

If you happen to follow my blog you probably think I must have stopped blogging; I haven't I'm just trying to get the hang of four kids! We recently completely re-arranged our house and since doing that I have sewn more than I did in the previous 4 months (you know twice, haha) before we re-arranged my machines were in the baby's room so I wasn't able to sew during nap time but now I can :0)

The first thing I have sewn in months is some baby bibs. Parker drools like crazy! I can't keep up with the outfit changes and I feel bad having him wear a wet onesie all day so the idea to make a few bibs was born.
 My cute chub is 4 1/2 months old can you believe it? Here is what the bibs look like on I felt like the size was pretty good especially for a drool bib ;0) I used this pattern and I also added it to my free patterns page under accessories.

 I made four and they are all reversible but I didn't realize that until after I had made two. So I used the same fabric or have the backside of the fabric on the other two.

 Parker Loves them because he can EAT them hahaha!

One more of my growing dude


Better Baby pants

Hello everyone! Have you noticed on my sidebar that I have a new affiliate?
  Tie Dye Diva
 Tie Dye Diva Patterns contacted me a few months ago and asked if I would like to try one of their patterns and become an affiliate. I said YES!!! of course ;0)
I was so excited to try the Better Baby Pants because I hadn't found a pants pattern for size newborn to 24 months that I really liked yet. My criteria was it be simple, since babies in that size range grow super fast, still be able to add any details I so desired but not have to add zippers or a faux fly. I was not disappointed!

 I made these in a very soft light blue linen no changes to the actual pattern; although I did add pockets to the front which are not a part of the pattern.

 I made them for my nephew Kaizen, (isn't he a cutie?) he is at the age where holding still is not an option hence the leg blur ;0)

 One other change I made was to make the back pocket bigger I made the pants in size 6-9 months and used the biggest pocket size (24 months).

It was a super easy sew I did it in 3 five to ten minute sessions and they were done! the instructions were really great, there is even a section teaching you how to lengthen or shorten pants the correct way, which I haven't seen before so it was a very nice addition. You can make these into ruffle butt pants for a girl version as well! The sizing is spot on. My nephew was in 6-9 months store bought and these fit exactly like those sizes. The legs are a straight leg which I wasn't sure about at first but I ended up liking them a lot! My sister said it has been easier for Kaizen to move around since he doesn't have all the extra fabric around his legs so I will definitely be making more straight legged pants from now on.

There are some really great patterns in her shop so be sure to check them out!

Those baby legs!! I love this and would totally make it...if I had a girl that is ;0)

There is even a cargo shorts pattern for up to size 8 that looks super simple but great looking!

This vest/hoodie is so cute!

Anyways go check out her shop and see for yourself what great things there are!
  Tie Dye Diva 
*I am an affiliate of tie dye diva patterns. I was given a pattern to test but all opinions are my own. 


Free boy patterns

Its been awhile since I've had a free boy pattern post so here you go!

Children's t-shirt
I just met a new friend Bryanna and her blog Sweet Shop Sewing is really great! She has a free download to her t-shirt pattern (sized 4T) and when you decide you love it you can buy it in sizes 2T-12 years! Awesome right? go here for the free pattern and here for her shop!

 Rae just released her just hatched baby leggings and the great thing is, it's Free! I love all her other free patterns so I'm sure this one will be awesome too, go here to get it!


 Free Download

 Goto patterns has a free baby legging pattern in three sizes! You need to sign up in order to recieve this pattern but you will get weekly tutorials and other goodies in your email each week! go here!

http://www.eleganceandelephants.com/2013/12/retro-sweatpants-pattern.html Elegance and Elephants has a pattern for Retro sweatpants sizes 12 months to 12 years! Go here to get it!

I hope you all have a great day!


A little bit of this and that

I have been MIA lately and I'm not just talking about my blog i mean in life. After Parker was born I got a really bad uti, then a week later we found out that I had an abscess in my left fallopian tube, which the doctor said was an anomaly since I had been pregnant and it should have protected me. So for 6 weeks I was terribly sick, in the hospital (once for an ER visit and later a stay that lasted 2 days) and practically bed ridden I was so weak and sick.
Now finally I am feeling normal I can walk, shop and do things I should have been able to do 2-3 weeks after Parker was born, you know after 2 months of pure misery ;0) I am starting to sew again I actually cut something out on Tuesday but that's pretty much it.... my limited time is even more limited with a baby haha! I have things to sew and that I need/want to make but it will take time.

Have I mentioned that we started homeschooling this year as well? It was rough after having Parker but now we are in a groove again and the boys are catching up :0) actually Broc will be moving onto the 4th grade math book next week so even with our breaks we are keeping up with everything. Carter is doing really well in reading and ready to read the magic tree house books and his math is strong too.

 So baisicly my life has been hectic and crazy and... well...just life I guess! Its been an adjustment having four kids but it really hasn't been bad. Sure there's more messes since I've been sick and I've also been either feeding Parker or trying to sleep! things have gotten out of control a few times but with good friends, family and help from our church we've managed!

But I'm better now (YESSS!!!) and hopefully you'll see more of this little guy (oh and his brothers haha!) and a few projects thrown in ;o)


Peanut Baby

 Imagine gnats has a free peanut baby pattern that I was dying to make the moment I saw it! So I whipped one up and made a little bag for it to sleep in as well.

 I hoped Preston would play with it but he looked at it and hasn't touched it since, boys.... oh well! 

It is quite possibly the easiest sew in the world and turns out so darn cute! I want to make 100! I have it in Parkers crib and maybe someday it will get played with but with a house full of boys I think it might only get loves from mommy ;0)