Working on a Mathilde Blouse

After the flurry of Kids Clothes Week there’s not many things we’re short on in the kid’s department. But I’ve had this really pretty silk like fabric for a while now and have been looking for the perfect pattern to use with it.


I finally settled on the Mathilde Blouse by Tilly and the Buttons. I love it but I had to cut my sleeves short since I only have a little over a yard of the fabric. And I had to throw cutting on the grain out the window pretty quickly.


I don’t actually know what type of fabric this is because I bought it in a thrift store but it feels so nice! Don’t let that fool you though because man was it hard to cut.


Hopefully I’ll have it done by tomorrow!

(Sorry for the cell phone shots, late night sewing!)

Back From A Break

December/early January is really busy around here (in the best way!) there’s birthdays, Christmas, anniversaries, holiday leave, and visiting friends galore. It doesn’t leave much time for sewing and everything I’ve made lately were Christmas presents anyways, but now that the last of the presents have been exchanged I can share them here! Plus a few extra pictures of what’s been keeping me occupied lately. I didn’t manage to take any decent pictures of anything I made so don’t get too excited.


We had a semi-handmade theme for Christmas this year. I used this free pattern to make stockings for each of the girls. I’ve never appliqued before but it was surprisingly easier than I expected.


These are the cell phone shots I had of the rest of the presents. So. Some explanations. That dog ornament is not the finished product and I don’t think you’re missing much because I couldn’t get the fur color right and just ended up painting it gold anyways. I promise the dog it’s modeled after is much cuter. The pink fabric with dots eventually got turned into a headband that I did like but didn’t take a picture of. Whomp whomp. The designs are burned into the spoons on the bottom left and I was actually pretty happy with those considering how unwieldy the etcher was.

And the bag. I think it’s hilarious but I might be the only one.


This is one of the presents that I received! It’s an infinity scarf that my friend crocheted. And it’s so soft and fluffy and I love it! Crochet is one of those things that I just don’t get. I’ve tried to learn countless times and it just never ends well.

Some random pictures from the activities we’ve been doing lately:


A trip to the Children’s Museum


This was at a reptile farm that had a neat little zoo in the back. Please to be noting that there is a goat trying to eat my shirt in this top picture.



A visit to the park.


And I finally managed to finish refinishing our new dining room table! Which has been in the garage for almost 6 months…


And used to look like this:



I’m leaving you with this peacock picture. Because I can.

Happy Birthday!

There won’t be many sappy posts on this blog. But there will be this one lol.

My baby turned one today! This is so bittersweet and something I’m sure every parent goes through. But one year ago I was in a hospital bed holding this tiny bundle of baby and was just overwhelmed with her newness. Having her in my arms was surreal and I had no concept of what our lives would be like with each other.

And now a year later, I’m holding that same sweet baby who I love more than I thought I could. And I still have no concept of what our lives will turn into because all of my expectations have been surpassed.

She’s made my world so much smaller and bigger all at once. Smaller because of all the little things that I never thought I would be so excited to see. Like walking and learning simple signs. But it’s so much bigger in that there’s an entire life full of possibilities crawling around my living room. I’m constantly amazed.


So, Happy First Birthday!