Portland, Maine – It’s Fall, Y’all! Okay, no one else in Maine is saying it quite like that… but the excitement of leaf peeping, pumpkin hunting, and all things Autumn is here. I was seriously daydreaming about whether I could travel the globe to spend an entire year in Autumn – an entire year. For… Read more »Read More
children’s corner patterns
Sewing Up Christmas for a Boy!
It can be hard to come up with ideas when it comes to sewing for boys. Here is the first Christmas outfit I made for little C. when he was closing in on his second birthday. The applique was done with a regular sewing machine. If your machine has a zig zag stitch then you… Read more »Read More
Sewing for My Plumpkin Pumpkins
I’m a little behind schedule on the holiday clothing production – so when I made Baby Q’s Jack O’ Lantern longall, I made it reversible so this outfit can last through Thanksgiving. It’s a decision that gave a certain neurotic mommy great peace of mind. This is my favorite Johnny Pattern from Children’s Corner, Inc…. Read more »Read More
Following Baby Q’s Lead
The best thing a pediatrician ever said to me was to follow my children’s interests. He said to pay close attention to what piques their interests and then immerse them in as much information and related experiences as those little sponge brains can absorb! In my house, that extends to what I am sewing for them!… Read more »Read More
Jon Jon Sew-Along: Day 3
It’s Day 3 of our Jon Jon (a.k.a romper or longall) sew-along and today we are going to finish our project. For those of you just joining us, we are sewing the Johnny Pattern from The Children’s Corner. If you missed Day 1 or Day 2 of our sew-along, no problem! This sew-along will stay on… Read more »Read More
Jon Jon Sew-Along: Day 2
Welcome back to my first Sew-along! If you missed the first day, no problem, click here to catch up. We are making a romper from the Children’s Corner Johnny pattern. Easy to make and to customize, you can fill their closets with longalls. At $60-80 a pop in stores, you are going to love being… Read more »Read More
Jon Jon Sew-Along: Day 1
Welcome to my first sew-along! We are making a Jon Jon (also known as romper, longall, or shortall). To get started, you’ll need the Johnny Pattern from Children’s Corner. This is a great pattern and easy to customize once you get the hang of it! I’ve made them by the dozens, each one different, each… Read more »Read More
WARNING: This is addictive. Start slow.
Consider this fair warning. Sewing is like the thing you swear you are never going to do. At least for me, I never really aspired to have stacks of fabric around, lose threads all over the floor and a sewing machine (OR THREE). Never did I think vacations and little treasured moments of free time… Read more »Read More