to my children

Penny fabric // Clemmy fabric //  Mori Dress // Shoe pattern //

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank my children for depriving me of enough sleep that I gained the ability to fall asleep in any remotely quiet area. That skill has come in so handy in waiting rooms.  Thank you for forcing me to learn how to get paint out of the carpet. I had no idea I would need to know that until you. Thank you for teaching me to enjoy the simple things in life like hot dogs and boxed Mac & Cheese. Though to be fair, my arteries aren't as thankful for that one. Thank you for teaching me to sacrifice. My belly now looks like punched down bread dough. Thank you for showing me the value of things. Take LEGO's for example. Those things are unbreakable. Believe me, my feet have come across enough of them to know. Definitely worth the arm and leg we paid. Thank you for teaching me persistence. Who knew that if you stacked that many boxes, you would make it up to that bag of Doritos on the top shelf of the pantry. I have to admire that much grim determination.

No but really guys. Thank you for teaching me that I can love 6 little humans who often smell like wet puppies. And thanks for loving me. Because I know that I am and am not a lot of things. And you love me anyway.

Love Mom.


May the what?

All Tee's from Walmart // Freezer paper // Fabric paint here

I promise I liked Star Wars before it was cool. The original Star Wars of course. None of that pish posh prequel business. Back in the day, I played "Star Wars" games with my older brothers (mostly because that was the only way I could get my brothers to let me hang out with them, but still). So you could say I've always been a casual fan. I appreciate the cheesiness of it all. I enjoy watching the movies on occasion. But when Jonny bought the Star Wars blue ray trilogy set 5 years ago, our kids took the Star Wars love to another level. Oh and then Disney got involved. Curse you Disney and your monopolistic journey to take over the world with all that cash you rake in from merchandise and ticket sales. :)

Anyway, you can imagine the fervor that this day creates in my household. The kids have planned a Star Wars Party. I've been badgered into making some sort of Star Wars dinner tonight. I've got a bad feeling about this. :) I may be raising the biggest nerds in the galaxy, but it's technically my own fault so May the 4th be with you and all that. If you need me, I'll be shaking Jello out of R2D2 jello molds.


Early Easter

Madelyn // Sophia // Lila // Ezra // 

Holy moly, it's been a while. But I dunno, do people even read blogs anymore? Specifically THIS sad excuse for a blog? :) (Besides my mom and husband that is?) Oh well, it's still a nice place for a picture dump and my word vomit. I'm still sewing away. Jonathon and I are still doing projects, but we're also parents to 6 littles and life is busy, so blogging isn't a huge priority right now and that's just fine. A lot of what we do it doesn't make it on here. But I did bust the camera out for some Easter pics. The only reason this really happened early is because our church has a big worldwide conference that we get to watch at home on Easter Sunday. So for most Mormons, last Sunday was the week to dress up for Easter. (On Easter Sunday, I'll most likely be wearing my favorite comf-dorable sweat pants. #lezbereal.)

I included any info that I had on products still available above. Ezra and Penny's clothes are the only things that I didn't make. Sophia and Clemmy are wearing dresses recycled from Project Run & Play and I just traced some existing t-shirts to make a pattern for the knit dresses I made for Lila and Madelyn. I'm all about easy and comfort for my kids these days, because I know they'll actually wear them. So using existing dresses and making a few more comfy ones, worked out perfectly. Have a great Easter week! 


comin' attcha 2018

Leather Peggy Sue Also Leather // Pattern Lil Papoose Moccs (Penny on the left, Clemmy on the right)
Let me tell you, nothing says Happy New Year, like a nice big bout of influenza. Remember all those resolutions? Plans to eat healthy and exercise? Projects to tackle? Clothing to go through? Things to sew? Closets to clean out? Fo'get about it suckas. Just trust me, I speak from personal experience that the flu just sucked that new year auld lang syn and all that right outta me. But here we are, coming out of it. With hair half done and no pants and shoes that I managed to finally make, we are ready to take on 2018....just a few weeks late.
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