Thursday, January 31, 2013

Whimsy Couture Milkmaid Dress - Pattern Review

I recently had the opportunity to review an adorable dress called the Milkmaid Dress by Whimsy Couture. The patterns she creates are absolutely adorable and the instructions are always so easy to follow.

Abby and I really like this one because it is an easy on/easy off dress that lets her dress herself and be independent. I love the awesome cottonwood patterned fabric. When I picked it up at the store it was just under 2 yards and the last of the bolt. I didn't have a project for it yet, but I knew I had to have it.

The dress falls just below the knees and is perfect for layering. Since it is obviously still winter around here I paired the dress with a turtleneck and leggings, but it will look just as cute this spring by itself.

The cowboy boots have become an everyday staple since we snagged them at Godwill for $2.50. She likes that they click when she walks. :)

Are you a fan of simple classic looks for your little ones? I prefer just about anything that my kids can put on themselves. We will definitely be using this pattern again.

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Saturday, January 26, 2013

My first *This Is Me* post

While Wearing Heels
I decided to join in on the This Is Me series over at While Wearing Heels. So many times Mom's (me included) take a million and one pictures of our family and never get in front of the camera ourselves.
This month challenge was a self portrait. Since I had brain surgery last month I have found it that much harder to put myself in from of the camera. I decided that the easiest way to get out from behind the camera was to include one of my awesome girls. it is. Sleeping little one and all. :)

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Whimsy Couture Ruffled Peasant Dress - Pattern Review

I recently has the opportunity to pattern test the Ruffled Peasant Dress from Whimsy Couture. I absolutely love the patterns she created and this one is no exception.

I love to seach the Red Tag area at Joann when they are running their 50% off sales. I stock up on adorable prints for those moments when you want to sew and don't feel like running to the store. The elephant material is a very this courduroy and was Abby's choice. I figure if she likes the print then she is more likely to wear what I make.

I will definitely be making more of these easy dresses for both my girls this summer.

The day we took our pictures what a very rare 60 degrees in January kind of day that we rarely get here in Ohio. The girls loved being able to trade in their snow boots for sandals for the day. 
It may just be that I have 2 little girls, but in my world ruffles and bows make everything better. Abby loves that this is a simple pullover dress that she can put on herself.

Anyone else have a 3 year old who gets mad if she has to ask for help with anything?
This last picture I just threw in for fun. I asked Abby to show me her pretty smile and this is what I got. We had to run to the gazebo in town for pics because even though it was a nice warm day, it was pouring rain. :(

Friday, January 11, 2013

Where I've been lately

I like to start by thanking everyone that still follows my little blog. I've lost a few followers over the last month or so and I'm sure it's because my posts have been almost non-existant. A couple months ago I was diagnosed with a Brain Tumor after months of tests and doctor's visits.
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It drained me of energy, caused a lot of pain and made staying awake and being productive almost impossible. I had surgery December 5th and they were able to remove it entirely. YAY!! Now I am just slowly recovering.

I am back to work and hoping to ease back into blogging soon. For those of you still with me, Thanks! Can't wait to see what projects 2013 brings!