celebrate the boys: raglan t's

I'm so excited that Celebrate the Boy is back on Made and Made by Rae. It was just the motivation I needed to finally sew up a shirt for Hudson and a romper for Miles. I've had this construction fabric in my stash forever. For Hudson's shirt, I used a raglan t-shirt that fit him to create my own pattern and followed the instructions from this tutorial.  The yellow fabric is from a men's t-shirt I got on clearance.  I just reused the neckband so it was super easy and surged all the seems, which made it go fast.

Miles' romper was a bit more complicated.  I used a raglan sleeve romper he already had to create a pattern.  I used the same tutorial for the sleeves, but left one seem partially unfinished so I could add some snaps.

For the crotch snaps, I created a facing for the part around the legs, sewed it on right side to right side and then turned it under.  I turned the raw edge under and sewed along the folded seem.  This finished the edge and gave some stability for the snaps so they wouldn't rip through the fabric.  It turned out pretty well and wasn't too hard to sew.



10 on 10 february

I always enjoy when Melissa posts her 10 on 10 posts so I decided to play along this month.  I'm terrible at picking up the camera and taking pictures of the every day, so hopefully doing this will make me take more pictures.  And side note, it's my half birthday today, so happy half birthday to me.

spoiled this week by my mother-in-law bringing me starbucks every morning

a few more minutes playing with oma

snuggles with this little guy missing his oma

learning about feeding

wearing a onesie i made

cutting fabric

not a fan of this weather

 imagine picture of k-group kids.  my picture didn't turn out.

never ending

watching for the first time in years


peak-a-boo heart banner


I wanted to add a little Valentine's decor to our house without going overboard, or spending money.  Mike discovered this great place to hang a banner when Miles was born and he hung up a welcome home miles sign.  We had snowflakes for January, so we needed some hearts for February.

I took white flannel and cut 10 inch by 5 inch rectangles.  Then I folded them in half and cut out a heart from both sides.  I just used a heart stencil that I had, but you could print a clip art heart and trace around that.

Then I took 4 different red fabrics and cut 9.5 inch by 4.5 inch rectangles. I wanted them a little bit smaller than the white so it wouldn't hang off the edge.

I put the red fabric down on the white fabric so the red shown through the heart cut outs. (hi little boy hand!)

Then I folded the fabric in half.  I thought about sewing up the sides and bottom to keep it together, but since I used flannel, it was sticking together pretty well. 

I just used a basic running stitch and sewed around the heart through all 4 layers of fabric with some embroidery floss.  I only went through one layer of white at the beginning and end so I could hide my knots.

Then I just strung some string through the fold at the top, going in the middle of the 4 layers.  I love how it turned out.  I think it'd be super cute with burlap too.  I had fun making a sewing project that didn't involve my machines.