When my boys were little I made them these little chefs aprons complete with hats and oven mitts. It was a year when money was tight at Christmas so I made these to go with a cookbook I bought them and a few colorful utensils. It's been close to 7 years and we still have these hanging and ready to use. The smaller one was passed down and the hats have gone MIA but they still love their colorful aprons.
In my past life I owned a business that allowed customers to pick from over 100 fabrics and 25 styles of bags/accessories so that they could design their own bag. Our bags were sold all over the United States allowing customers to design via home parties and local store fronts. Eventually, I closed the doors to the business. What I was left with was some tried and true handbag designs. We had made thousands of diaper bags and had perfected the art and design. The designs are simple, something you'd expect from being homespun. You can now download the tutorial and instructions on how to design your very own bag right down to the pattern itself.
I had a large piece of fabric I had intentions of using for my own boys but never did. So, when I was going through my fabrics and found it I wanted nothing more than my friends sweet babies to have some pieces made with it. And with all the showers lining up, I'm sure I'm not done yet.
It's hard adding details to boy things without going over the top. So I held back a little.
Just a tad.
I had so much fun making these but I'm going to love even more seeing those boys wearing them.
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This little baby shoe is so comfy and easy to slip on. The Pattern comes in 3 infant sizes. It is free but purchasing any of my patterns that are available helps my family. So, I thank you for sharing.
My sweet baby girl was staying entertained by drawing pictures in the back of my planner until I realized she was drawing on my beautiful pink cover. I tried several methods of getting the ink off but had no luck. So, I decided to see what fabrics I had in my stash that I would enjoy seeing everyday.
All this sneezing and watery eye allergy and sinus stuff has me stocked up on tissues now. These little holders are much more...
Christmas is nearing and I have way to much to do in the way of making gifts and I spent some mullah today buying trinkets and plastic charms and all kinds of tiny goodies and found a new store that I LOOOOOVEE! It's called...Tiny Things Are Cute. I'm seriously in love and I feel an addiction coming on. So, I'm getting prepared to make about 20 of these little suckers.
My boys have plastic crates to store their toys. They are just the right size and I can stack them, I love that. Recently I finished making covers for these crates and it was super easy. Here's how...
This is a fun bag for anyone who is learning to sew and wants to make something super functional. The bag itself is easy to make and can be made in different sizes. It's one of my very favorites to make in almost any print or pattern.
I had this pattern saved from long ago from a sweet little blog called Wee Wonderfuls. You have to check out her other patterns. I went ahead attached her pattern below but you have to check out her adorable creations. It's been years and years since I made this little guy and gave it away as a gift. You will love making this one.
This has been one of the most favorited posts of mine on Pinterest in recent months. I had neglected to ever find the original pattern so I have been getting emails from readers need it. You're in luck, I've posted it below. Here's the original story behind the apron.
Design Your Own Planner Cover. Instructions are now available in the store.
I LOVE thrift store shopping and these little shorts are exactly the reason why. The shorts were originally a boys 18 shorts, high quality, usually very expensive but I got them for around 25 cents.
This is one of my favorite patterns. I have made so many of these over the years for other and I still carry the one I made nearly 7 years ago for myself. I hope you enjoy this pattern.
A reverse appliqué and monogram was PERFECT for this pattern.
DIY Non-slip Covered Hanger Tutorial
It's the perfect gift for the upcoming bride or to hold your items that have delicate straps.
oh. Precious naptime.
Our mornings are so busy cleaning, laundry, shuffling kids off to school, packing lunches and backpacks, appointments, and so much more.
Back in the spring I invested in a bag of fabric flowers to help me out with matching hairbow a to outfits. As a first time girl mom I am learning how cute baby girls are with hair bows. Or as 1 of her 4 brothers calls them "bowbows".
All these little flowers came sewn onto a fabric mesh they needed to be trimmed away. And here comes the the fun part... KAM snaps.
Cooler weather means little toes need covering. For a baby girl that is about to start walking I wanted them to be flexible and versital. She can flex her toes and feet. The leather is upcycled and is super soft. The buttons are hand sewn from my grandmothers stash of glass buttons. Velcro dots actually secure the leather straps that are lined with a soft cotton. The soles are cork that are covered with cotton fabric. Cork is thin and flexible while being sturdy. I had to sew the toe end several times to cut down on the length of the shoe since her foot is so tiny. She typically only wears 0-3 month shoes now.
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One of my very favorite patterns is now uploaded into the Craftsy Store.
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Yes, you are seeing that right. Your eyes are not deceiving you. This popular pattern is free....
One of my most versatile patterns for little girls is uploaded in my Craftsy Store.
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We really needed 5 seats around our table. Being that Jake is almost 3 and sits in a booster seat now. So, I pulled out this old chair that I never fixed to go with our kitchen table and chairs and fixed it up. Then, I dug this out...
Yeah, not very impressive huh? It needed work, so I removed all the hardware and straps, sanded it lightly and gave it a coat of black paint.
Then using the old cover as a guide, I made a new cover and pieced everything back together. Carefully and replacing a connector to strap the seat to the chair. I took the plastic buckle off and replaced it with D'Rings since the buckle on the other strap was missing, this worked out perfect.
This time I added vinyl to the chair. Much better for cleaning up stuck on food and I think any baby sitting in this chair will feel like royalty.
So, whatcha think?
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I'm Aimee, former Early Childhood Educator and Reading Specialist turned author, speaker, blogger, and mom of 5. This website is meant to inspire & equip parents of little ones to promote early literacy & language development at home. You will also find fun crafts, devotionals, and recipes to explore..
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