Monday, August 22, 2016

{Back to School 2016} Tour

Hey guys! It's been a little while since I have last posted, and I have honestly missed it. I desperately needed a break from everything while we were on our own summer vacation from school though. Ironically today is the day that public schools are back in session in my parts of the country, and let me say...I am SO glad too!

Monday, July 18, 2016

{Sew 20- Desert Island Sew} Tour

"Just pretend that you will be spending a few weeks alone on a desert island. You will only be allowed ONE sewing pattern but no limits on project supplies. What pattern would you take?"

Friday, July 1, 2016

{Tidal Tank} from Love Notions

It's FRIDAY y'all...who is ready for a long weekend?!? I know that I sure am. Fourth of July is quickly becoming one of my favorite times to celebrate with friends, and our neighborhood typically has a block party of sorts and it is just amazing! Great food, fun and fireworks make for a fun celebration of our independence <3

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

{Sew Americana} Tour

I have had SO many ideas in my head for Fourth of July for quite a while now, that it was hard for me to choose just one project to feature. Ultimately, I was drawn more to do some crafting instead of sewing...although I did manage to sneak a little sewing in there.

Monday, June 27, 2016

{Pool Side Beach Party} Tour

My gosh, I am sorry for saying this in almost every post, but it is HOT in Texas! Imagine it being so hot and humid that it makes it difficult to breathe...that is what it feels like daily here. Boo. So, you can imagine just how excited I am to be participating in the Pool Side Beach Party Tour hosted by Sprouting Jube Jube and Lulu & Celeste.

Monday, June 20, 2016

{Sew 20-Real Life Sewing} Tour

I am excited to be participating in Sew 20's very first blog tour because I just LOVE the concept. This months theme: Snapshots of your handmades being worn in everyday life! No staged photos here or special photoshoots...just raw and REAL photos. I weeded through thousands of pictures on my phone from over the last year, and it was so cool to see just how much we really do wear!

We were given a group of questions to answer, which turned out to be very thought-provoking, but in the best way possible!

Thursday, June 16, 2016

{EYMM Daddy & Me} Tour


Over the last few years I sure have created quite the wardrobe for myself and the kids, however I think that I have only made one thing for my husband. To be honest, I wasn't quite sure if he really wanted me to make him anything until recently. Out of the blue he asked me "Hey, when are you going to make me something cool too?" I was a little taken back, but extremely excited that he really truly wanted some handmades. Little did he know that I had the perfect opportunity coming up.

Today is Day 1 of EYMM's Daddy and Me Tour and I made the Parker Tee for both hubby and my youngest son. I should have made another for my oldest son as well and gotten all three of my boys in their tees, but I ran out of time. After I made the adult Parker, I told my little guy that I needed to grab his measurements so that I could make him a t-shirt to match daddy and  wish I could have grabbed a pic of the look on his face! It was the sweetest thing...he was so excited to match daddy.

I made a straight 2X for my husband and a 6 for the little guy. I actually found the fabric at Walmart and it is an AMAZINGLY soft cotton spandex, has a great drape to it and is nice lightweight which will be good for this Texas heat. They both fit my guys perfectly and my husband just kept telling me how soft and comfortable it was...SCORE!!!!! I will definitely be making more of these for him.

The Parker Tee comes in a HUGE range of sizes, starting at Newborn all the way to a Men's 6X...WOW!!!! I went ahead and grabbed the bundle and saved a few dollars, but you can grab either the boys or men's sizing if you choose. Options include both long and short sleeves, layered sleeves and either crew or v-neck, and a pocket if desired, making it super versatile. And with the large size range I think I might just be making these for the rest of my life ;) That may be a little extreme, but I certainly could if I wanted to.


Make sure to check out all the stops on the EYMM Daddy & Me Blog Tour! (Note: the direct links below won't work until their scheduled day, but feel free to click through and check out their blogs any time!)

June 16
June 17
June 18
June 19

During the tour, all Daddy & Me patterns are on sale!  Use coupon code MINIME on the EYMM site to save 25% on the Parker's T-Shirt patterns (Boy's or Men's or the Bundle) or the Hoodie patterns (His & Hers Hoodie or Zander's Hoodie or the Bundle) until June 21 at 11:59pm PST.