Month: May 2015 Summer Surprise Girls

Summer Surprise Anniversary Tour

{Celebrating Sofilantjes Patterns}

It’s the one year anniversary of the Summer Surprise Top, Tunic, and Dress PDF Pattern by the lovely Anne of Sofilantjes!  Let me say, this is the PDF Pattern that opened so many doors for me.  With this pattern, I learned to sew knits, I sewed for my niece HERE, and I met Anne & Sofilantjes.  This pattern is special to me.  To show it off, I stitched up 5 dresses for my daughter and her friends.  Each dress is a slight variation of the pattern to show off the best features of the dress design and the girl.  (but all dresses have the perfect bow in the back!) Summer Surprise Girls

(more…) Scrabble Inspired

Scrabble Inspired Romper {CraftingCon Board Games}

Today, I am showing off the board game Scrabble as part of the May 2015 Challenge at CraftingCon.

Scrabble is defined as, “to scratch or grope around with one’s fingers to find, collect, or hold onto something”.  That is how I developed my interpretation of Scrabble for my 5 year old daughter.  I don’t want to say that I literally ‘scratched and groped’ anything, but I did scrabble up a Scrabble-inspired Romper. Scrabble Inspired

(more…) Baseball Pants

Pants for the Boy

{Everest Pants Pattern by Gracious Threads – featured in One Thimble, Issue 7}

He only wants to wear those long & baggy gym shorts in the brightest colors ever.  Every day to school, he is in those shorts.  My friend tells me to be happy, cause at least they are clean shorts.  Well now, my son has khaki Everest Pants to wear in the rotation of lime green, road cone orange, and white shiny gym shorts.


Sofilantjes Upcycle Challenge 201505

Upcycle Challenge May 2015 {hosted by Sofilantjes Patterns}

Announcing the UPCYCLE Challenge at Sofilantjes Patterns!  May 11th – 25th!  Every upcycle posted is a chance to WIN!

This is an exciting event for me because I get to help organize the sewing challenge.  Along with some amazingly talented ladies, I admin at the Sofilantjes Sew and Show Facebook group.  (If you are not a member, join HERE)  As an ‘admin’ of the group, I have the pleasure of promoting Sofilantjes designs, supporting her patterns and her fans, and organizing events such as this UPCYCLE Challenge.

(more…) Soho Bag

New SOHO Totes {Pattern by Around the Bobbin}

FAVORITE Bag Pattern (yet)!!!

It’s the Soho Tote from Around the Bobbin.  This bag has it all… stylish shape + fully lined interior + just right sized handles + magnetic closure + sturdy pleated bottom + inside zippered pocket & inside divided pockets + shows off awesome fabric combinations!’