Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Slam Dunk!

I made this outfit for Noah back when the Grizzlies were on their winning streak. He loves it! Most mornings he says, I wanna wear "bassetball". I'll put it on him and he'll then say "where's my free??"

There it is...his "three". I figure he's going to be three this summer so what better number for him :)

I got this set from Walmart. Their granimals brand makes GREAT play clothes and they are so inexpensive that I could seriously go overboard making stuff for my kids. I just merged a font to spell out dunk it and tilted the letters until they curved with the basketball. It turned out pretty cute, if I do say so myself. Hope you are having a great start to your summer break!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Summer Fun

I think I have a new favorite design!! This is the Raggy Flower from Applique Market and I



It's perfect for a mommy daughter matching outfit! I think I'm gonna have to make myself one now! It doesn't get much cuter than this!!!

This canoe is from Applique Cafe. Makes me reminisce about summer camp!

Are you ready for summer? We are looking forward to the sprinkler park, vacations, popscicles, trips to the zoo, and no school !!!! :)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Take Me Out to the Game!

Baseball is America's favorite pastime and so I figured Noah needed something like this to wear to his first Redbird's game this summer. Here's a tip for you: The shirt and shorts came from Walmart. They are only $3.50 each. Buy the size shorts you need for your child to wear. Then, buy an additional pair but in a larger size. You will use this pair of shorts for its fabric (applique). And there you have a perfectly coordinated outfit for a total of $10.50. You will have plenty of applique fabric for your project plus more to spare...so if you were going to make another outfit for a sibling or friend's child, the cost is even less!

Saturday, April 2, 2011


Well...it's April and with April comes EASTER! This year, Easter is pretty late so I'm counting on it being warm! I got busy and finished up these cute little bunnies for my youngest two. This is Applique Cafe's Boy Bunny design but I made Maggie's a little girlie with a cute little ribbon on it's ear. The boy shorts I made from the Easy Fit Pants pattern (only I took off about an inch of width because they are very full.) The girl shorts are another great find I happened upon at a consignment sale.

More Short Sets

Here are two more short sets I got done today. I love Applique Cafe's bait applique! It's so cute and you can personalize it with your child's name like I did, or you can put something cute like bait 25 cents! Last season I got a bunch of gingham shorts marked WAY down on clearance from Remember Nguyen. I love their stuff and you can really get some great deals there! This circle frame design is FREE. You can find it at GG Designs. Then, just merge in the letter of your choice and you have a precious, quick and easy shirt you'd most likely pay big bucks for in any boutique store. These shorts I got at a consignment sale last fall. They were brand new! It's amazing what great things you can get at consignment and clearance sales.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Girls Short Sets

The weather is supposed to be beautiful here this weekend, so maybe my girls can wear these cute little short outfits I made for them! If only the weather would stay... :)
Children's Place is having a big sale on some cute things! I got the pink striped shorts there and made the zig zag butterfly top to match. All the other shorts you see are ruffled shorts I made from the Lettie pattern by Children's Corner.
This is my Kelly's Kids knock off :) You'll see this same blowfish in the current catalog. Love it!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


Head's up! It's officially spring and yes, I realize I haven't made a post since Christmas...no snowmen this year. OOPS. Life's been crazy with four, but I'm trying my best to get things together for spring and summer. Here's the first thing I've managed to get done: This is Applique Cafe's raggy golf ball applique. LOVE how it turned out and loved even more that it matched some shorts I bought the boys last year off the clearance rack at Gymboree!!