Thursday, February 28, 2013

All About Boy

Have you seen the Celebrate The Boy series' by Dana and Rae? Currently their home pages have boy projects. The links in the names go to their archived series', which I'm sure they will add the most current stuff later.

Boy, Oh Boy!! The most adorable stuff and ideas for a boy are all together on their pages. And perfect timing, too. I've been working on projects for a lady at church who recently had a baby boy and I wanted to make some stuff for him.

The round-up:

Here's a closer look:


Baby boots-Pattern from ithinksew (not free). Stuffed dinosaur from here (free). Burp cloths made using Dana's tutorial.
Diaper cover and shorts.
(Used Dana's patterns and tutorials: see her website:
I would have  made matching onesies with appliques to go with these items but I couldn't find any plain white onesies at the store. I'll keep looking though. Aren't the whales and airplanes cute?
Pajama pants for my boy. Used Dana's KID Pants pattern and tutorial for these.
There's that dinosaur fabric again. The super heroes on the right were a refashion, made from Men's pajama bottoms to fit my son. He love, love, loves them.


We can't forget this outfit I made for my boy back in August 2012. I used Dana's pants pattern for this outfit. To see what I used for the vest and hat check out my post here.

Don't forget to check out the Flickr group as well to see what others are making for their boys using Dana and Rae's ideas.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Projects with Photos...WooHoo!!

So, I got down to business this morning and put together the photos of my projects I have completed recently.


3 toddler backpacks, three pairs of pajama pants, and 1 butterfly wall hanging. (Some of the butterflies are turned the wrong way, but it looks super cute on my girl's bedroom wall.) My son loves his pajama pants. The first pair are super heroes. My hubs has a pair that he wears to bed and our son wanted a pair. I bought a men's small, which were on clearance, and used the existing legs to make my son his very own. He was so happy. He also loves the dinosaurs and the Superman ones as well. I made the super heroes pants a little longer so he would have a better chance of wearing them longer as well.

The ruffled pants I made to go with last years Pillowcase dress. Super adorable on her.

The latest creation: Cowgirl outfit

Cute boot applique with a Market skirt. The boot pic came from a web search (google or yahoo) for appliques and I selected this one from a variety of pictures scaled to the dimension I needed. I used Heat n Bond to attach the image to the shirt, and the black accent pieces to the boot, used a scrap piece of white fabric on the inside so that I could use a tight zig-zag stitch to attach the applique to the shirt more securely.

Ahh! The last photo is just too cute. Stop the cuteness!

We don't have cowgirl boots to go with the outfit. She only has brown boots, and these were the only black shoes she has.

Still works.

To find patterns and tutorials for the pants (no ruffles, those were added by me), and the Market skirt check out and search for kids pants and Market skirt in the tutorials section. Dana is awesome.

The Toddler Backpack pattern came from a library book:

Oliver + S Little Things to Sew: 20 Classic Accessories and Toys for Children

by Liesl Gibson, Dan Andreasen (Illustrator), Laurie Frankel (Photographer)

The butterflies were cut out by hand using a web searched image.