Sunday, July 31, 2011


It's a Blanketpack.
I know, I know, definitely need to come up with a better name then that. Haha.

So I saw this idea somewhere on the interweb. Just can't for the life of me remember where (woops!). But as soon as I saw, I knew I wanted to make something similar...just needed an excuse to try it out! A niece turning 4 years old...I think that's a good excuse.

There are definitely some revisions that need to be made for future bags, but I'm just excited that I figured it out! What do y'all think?

Thursday, July 14, 2011

A little sewing in the great outdoors...

Little man absolutely LOVES to be outside, and I really wanted to finish a sewing I did something I've never done before yesterday...I took my sewing machine outside!! It was awesome!! Addison was happy as a clam, exploring our backyard and throwing sticks for our pup Bodhi, and I actually was able to finish his in my opinion.

So here you have it...Addison's raincoat!

My dear sister-in-law told me about this laminated cotton she had seen at our favorite local fabric store Textile Fabrics. When I saw it in person...I just had to have it, and I knew exactly what to do with it! I used the same pattern by Anna Maria Horner that I used for Addison's flannel coat I made last year...

Ugh...look how tiny he looks!!!!

I did make a few adjustments though. The original pattern was a little on the short side, so I added a couple inches in length to the coat. I also felt like the hood wasn't nearly as big as I thought it should be for a raincoat. So I added a little bill to the top of the hood to extend it a bit. I also added snaps instead of the buttons that the pattern called for.

There are tons of imperfections...laminated cotton is somewhat tricky to work with. I really should have done some research and looked for tips on sewing with it...maybe next time. Overall though, I'm pleased with it, and I think he just looks too cute for words...even with no pants on!

This is his new favorite thing to do these days.
He lifts his hands up, and makes a questioning sound, it's pretty hilarious.

Oh yea...the Porter Flea craft fair was last weekend! It was a complete success, and so incredibly encouraging. I'm so excited to start doing more craft fairs...I hope to have a couple lined up within the next few months, so I'll keep you updated on that!

One more thing...just wanted to send out a special HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my dear sister-in-law Katie Kivett!!! We love you so much and are so, so happy you're officially part of the family!