Sunday, March 20, 2011

Sorry for the delay!

It's been such lovely weather here that we have been spending a lot of time outdoors, and my husband has been busy at work, so I haven't had a lot of time to post!

What's in your sensory table? I put this in last week. It's some shiny reflective paper from a gift basket I won this winter. Zboy and a friend had great fun throwing handfuls of it at each other!
Wednesday, March 16, 2011

If you haven't noticed

I've got a new look to the blog, thanks to Julie at She Thinks Media. If you need help setting up or refining your blog, retail site, Etsy store, etc., please consider Julie! She does amazing work and is very creative. She also runs Cloth Diaper Geek if you're interested in or a fan of cloth diapers.

Thanks, Julie! Arrr!
Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Fleece dinosaur tail

This tutorial made by Running with Scissors caught my attention as Zboy adores dinosaurs! Sadly, he was not in the mood to model, so we'll have to make do with pictures of the tail itself.

I don't have any velcro, so I just left it off and will add it once I get some. Start to finish, the project took around 45 min. I used fleece, which saved time on the spikes, and primarily sewed it with my serger. Fun and easy project for any kid who lives dinosaurs or dragons.
I was happy to find a use for this fleece as it is leftovers from Zboy's Halloween costume (he was a turtle)
Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Quick fun with cardboard

Zboy is coming down with something, and it's taking all my willpower not to just zone us out in front of the tv. We have a ton of boxes and cardboard around all the time, so I made a quick and dirty car for him. I made it in about 10-15 min. so it's not all that sturdy or great looking, but he didn't seem to care (except when the steering wheel wouldn't stay in) I'll have to take more time one day and make one a little better.
Monday, March 7, 2011


Interesting new site I found out about via Bzzagent.

It's like an online weetrade/commission based sale. Your first 3 sales are commission free if you sign up via this link. Now to look around and find things to sell!
Sunday, March 6, 2011

Another PB party dress-modified

This is a dress based on the Prudent Baby party dress. I made it larger, sleeveless and a lot longer. It is completely split in the back and fastens with resin snaps.

She tried to escape the impromptu photo shoot.

Wearing the Super Z shirts

I finally got both kids in their super Z shirts (from my previous post here) We got a ton of compliments on their shirts (and Zboy's pirate pants) today. The fabric on Zboy's shirt is the same as the side panel on his pants.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Pirate pants

I traced a pair of Zboy's pants for this pattern. Unfortunately, I didn't trace well enough, and they were too small. The appliques are cut out from some fleece fabric I had and sewn on. I ripped out the side seams and put in a panel of contrasting fabric, installed an elastic waistband, and voila! The piratiest pirate pants of all!

You can also see I finally got around to painting the rocket Daddy G made. He loves the new paint job!

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