Painting Roses Red – Alice Birthday

Such a great party activity for a Wonderland themed party. Here is the DIY step by step! Here is a video link on how to make giant flowers! I am tickled red with Wonder about this activity. … [Continue reading...]

Montessori travel Math box.

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I have my kids do extra school work at home and wanted to give them tools to help with their math. I also wanted to reinforce the Montessori counting materials with traditional math hand outs. I was not yet ready to just hand them a calculator. If you can, rock these fancy bead chains or spend two hours on this method. What you need: Print the Large Number Cards on card stock Print the Number Chain markers on card stock Be sure to work that Michael's & Jo-Ann Fabrics App coupons, … [Continue reading...]

Rey Costume – Star Wars


What a wonderful world when the hero of one of my favorite Movie series is a female that my R1 wants to dress up as. #proudmomma. So visit your local thrift store. Find some calf high boots, tan, grey (preferably) or brown. Ours are black because they were a hand me down. But jedi’s generally […]

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Free Costume Consultation


I am an Interior Design graduate with years of custom costume making and designing experience. I strive for movie/program accuracy, along with affordability. I am offering my services as a designer and costume consultant: Includes but not limited to: e-mail or phone conversation about what type of costume or design layout you are looking for. […]

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Rey Goggles


Awhile ago I bought these flight goggles off ebay and the kids loved them. Over time the faux leather started to flake. I say lets convert them to a pair of Rey goggles. R1 loved the idea, so I sat down for 3 hours while watching anime and hand stitched them. I upcycled the goggles […]

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Jedi Costumes

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I love Star Wars, my kids love it too. My mother was making R2 a star wars costume for Halloween and we were heading to a Halloween party and R1 wanted to be a Star Wars Jedi too. (Cause the Anna dress I just made wasn’t cool enough to the party? I did sit and […]

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Anna Birthday Dress


It  all starts off with a little girl wanting a costume, a mommy wanting to sew and a pattern on sale. I like the less skimpy dresses for my 7.5 year old, especially when one is wearing them for Halloween plus it has all the spring flowers. I wanted to make this dress last a […]

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Lamily, the real fashion doll


If you haven’t bought a Lamily doll yet for your little, I suggest you do. It is a great realistic choice of body image for your kiddo. Mine loves her just the same as any of her other fashion dolls. I made some changes of clothes for her as well. There are plenty of talented […]

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Mosquito Costume


     This costume was for school. I wanted him to be comfortable, so he could take it off during the day. I made it in about a day. I had pants and shoes and flight goggles from EBay. I was inspired by this awesome cardboard website. Makes me want more cardboard in my life. Others […]

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Belle Blue Apron


I was unable to find this New Look pattern in the store in a timely manor so I ordered it online. Not only that but the cheaper download version. The ting is, you have to download their viewer to print it. You can NOT print to .pdf. My printer is out of toner at the […]

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Strapless Wings


We needed some strapless wings for a wedding. Most online tutorials wanted the hanger to be inserted into the “bodice” you are going to use. Well my little R1 was wearing a flower girl dress. So I did my best. We had some typical cardboard type angel wings and a cut white child hanger. Bend […]

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Dressing a 14″ doll


Last year I made dresses new outfits for my kiddo’s Hear for hear doll. Loved it. My mother always told me stories of how she would wake up every Christmas and her porcelain doll would have a new wig and a new dress. Best kind of Christmas morning. I wanted to create similar memories. The […]

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Frozen: Elsa Toddler Dress


Naturally my kiddo wanted an Elsa dress. But I felt uncomfortable with her in the slinky one. So I decided to make the toddler dress, not only can she wear it any time, to school the park, every day, because it is an actual dress. My Elsa crochet hat: My Elsa Embroidery designs: Dress Pattern: […]

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Fancy Nancy – Late Late Night

Hi all, It was Literary Day at school this last spring and of course my kiddo wanted to be her favorite person Fancy Nancy so we copied a dress from the book “Fancy Nancy and the The Late, late, LATE night.” by Jane O’Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser. Simple costume, you might have all the […]

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Lloyd (Green) Ninjago Costume


My son wanted to be the most “powerfulest” of all the Ninjago Ninjas. So the green one it is. Note to all green is not an easy gi to find. This authentic ninja gi is from KarateMart. I followed the instructions from Mojoturbo’s blog on the red Ninjago costume as far as the head piece […]

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Superman cape


This was a fast simple birthday gift we made for one of our friends who was taller than my little guy. I started with this cape pattern. Then added neck tabs with velcro.   Print up the standard Superman logo and trace it onto to stiff felt, the background is just yellow cotton. I traced […]

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Jango Fett Jet Pack


Hi everyone, sorry about the long wait in posting. Don’t worry I have been taking pictures of my work and have been super busy with work and volunteering for school for kiddo #1. Here is one I did a while back after someone had left soda bottles at me house. This Jango Fett Jet pack […]

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Sew Powerful: Free Purse Pattern

LibertyJane purse

I am a free pattern junkie. There I’ve said it. I also have been searching for an outlet to use my skills and help others. Are you like me and have tons of “beautiful” fabric that is too nice to toss and doesn’t have a purPURSE yet? It’s stitching to be a purse for some […]

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Mermaid and Pirate Party


Our children’s birthdays are 2 months apart and we have decided to (for the moment) have large joint parties for the two of them. Especially when their friends are the little brothers or big sisters of each other. One party, one time. So to start off I went to Pintrest to get ideas, I fell […]

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Organizing books for kids


So this is simple, I divided up the books as to whose they were for and I for two different removable book tapes and labeled the spines. That way when it’s clean up time they know which books are their responsibility. It has helped a great deal.

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Heart for Hearts Dolls and patterns!!


For Christmas my hubby and I decided that the popular 18″ dolls were too big for daily play and travel for our almost 6 year old. When I was younger my sister and I loved our perfect 16″ Mandy dolls that we both saved and gave our little one last year and a bunch of […]

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Frozen: Elsa crochet hat with braid


So here it is as asked for by clients and demanded  asked nicely by my daughter. My interpretation of Queen Elsa’s hair in yarn as a wearable hat. The beauty of the crochet braid is the durability. I used as much yarn in this braid as my Rapunzel hat. Click here for a link to […]

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Dune: Ornithopter bleach t-shirt


For Valentines day My love and I have always tried to make gifts for each other, sometimes it was a music CD one time a complicated duvet cover. This time I designed and commissioned a Dune themed Shirt. This was super simple. I found a simple design of something awesome. Turned it into a silhouette […]

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Hunger Games: Effie Trinket Hair Flower


  Everyone knows and loves Effie’s big over the top hair flowers. For a Halloween costume my sister wanted to be Effie for a a Hunger Games Premier party in SoCal. I wanted to help. I asked if she wanted me to make her a hair flower like the one in this pic. Of course […]

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