Saturday, June 13, 2009

Evicted and Squatting

I am wasting time and really loving it. I've got all these projects moving through the sewing room (I like to call it my studio - but get teased unmercifully), but I've not photographed anything of importance.
I'd like to blame this lack of blogging love on the fact that I know I have a new blogging home being built for me. And as well all know, nothing beats the thrill of new. So as I wait..... I create silly things that I am sure will be one of a kind - as no one wants me to make them again.
[this "treasure" is a birthday gift for miss Sophie. She is a lover of the covered button clips, and I am a lover of a 5 minute project involving felt.]

Friday, May 22, 2009

I'm Moving

Hello There Friends,

Have you wondered if I broke my arm? No posts since March?!? Well, here is the scoop, living has taken up all of our time. Yes, there has been creating- just no time to document it.

The little etsy store is plugging along. I've made an executive decision to change the name of the store and focus the inventory. It seems that the buying world is more interested in clothing for the little tykes than the imagination toys that I love so much. So the toys are gone (and for now so is everything else).

The simple living store is green doodle clothing co. (Thank you husband for the name). There will be a new blog - I hope you will join me. There you will find the same this and that's of a handmade world, but now under one name.

So, if your are up for a little travelling.... come on over. The place is a mess, but you are always welcome.

Hope to see you soon,

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The Scout Skirt-a fantastic knockoff

I am admittedly slow when in comes to trends and being the cool kid. I am WAY behind the times. For instance, although I really love Mary Englebriet's stuff, I had no idea she had a magazine until last summer. [sadly the magazine is now out of print.]

After reading the summer issue, I had to make and do EVERYTHING in it... including becoming Heather Bailey. Honestly, I was instantly in love with her. Due to this love affair, I follow her blog religiously, and recently found this.

Although my bugdet would not allow her fabrics (she even designs them ), I found a few scraps for Sunday attire and gave it a shot. It may not be Heather Bailey, but Scout sure doesn't care.
[This post's for you Mammasita. You asked, I delivered.]

Sending a Little Apron Love

My good friend over at Store and Style was looking for a little apron love. So, I decided to humor her. This week only, you can be entered to win a custom made apron for you or your little ones. Here is a tiny sampling of what could be arriving in your mailbox.
Go to to enter.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Obsessive Fabric Disorder

Just a quicky:

I am absolutely addicted to fabric. It makes me happy. I can fabric shop for hours in acomotose state, spending money I don't have for fabric I have no ideas for. But never fret, the ideas will come -- either that or the garbage truck.

Baby A and Baby B: summer pheasant blouses?

Again, for the girls... of course: underlying ruffle for this skirt
And probably something for the Baldwin's as it screams of Sarah.

Oh, and here's a little something I'm giving away for peanuts at the store.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Sleeping on the Stage

Our rental has this bay window of sorts that takes up a big chunk of a very small living room. The girls don't mind as it is the perfect stage. I've wanted to make a big cushion, but these things require dough.

Well, it turns out our guest bed (insert Futon here) is on the hard side. My grandma needed more cush- and hence a double duty cushion.

The cushion was a whopping 3 yards long. At $36.99 a yard that can really add up. Luckily we had 3 coupon carrying gals and the project ended up less expensive than the Target alternative.

So far I've only made one pillow, but hopefully the urge to beautify the wooded castle will strike soon.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Sleepwear at Church-Heavenly

I've been reluctant to share my sewing. Have you seen the great stuff out there? Lately, it has been much more fun to to ooohh and aaahh over the handiwork of others.

Although flawed, here's what I've been up to. While the girls have potty trained - I have sewed.
This for Scout...

Originally I had fallen in love with this inherited pattern and experimented out a dress for Izzy. Saturday evening as I laid out Sunday clothes, Scout asked "my sunday dress?" How dare I? So out came a nightgown pattern- perfect for fast fashion. I am in love with this pattern. SO EASY! I can see their summer wardrobe already.

This is the pattern I found in a stash from Duke's grandma. Although Izzy has great legs, I figured it might be a little much for Massachussetts weather.

and of course, ... covered buttons.

I wonder what next Sunday's wardrobe will be?