Thursday, April 16, 2009

Made it!

I've come to the conclusion, that making clothes for your child is not neccessarily cheaper than buying them, BUT IT CAN BE IF YOU SHOP ON FABRIC CLEARANCE! Plus, it gives me something to do with ALL my spare time. You can get some cute stuff for around the same price at Walmart. It is nice to learn the skill though. Being able to sew will definately save a few items of ripped clothing from the garbage.

I bought a pattern for $4. It includes a 2 cami tops, 1 pair of pants, and 2 dresses.

Cami 1 with ruffles- $2 for fabric

Cami 2 with front pocket and Pants- $2.88 total for fabric

I havn't made the dress yet. I need to find some cheap fabric.

I also found a FREE skirt Tutuorial online. It is a reversible wrap skirt.

Reversible wrap- Side 1- $3 for fabric and ribbon

Side 2

Loretta bought a Valance for Kate's room that didn't end up matching. It cost her around $1. She gave it to me, so I turned it into a wrap skirt!

Friday, April 10, 2009


Getting to spend a week in Idaho with my family was just what the doctor ordered. The 12 hour drive was surprisingly easy, apart from my car sick child who requires dramamine, which keeps her from tossing her cookies but completly tosses her sleeping schedule. I'm not complaining though.
We got to spend a whole day in SLC at the Discovery Museum! It was super fun. Meggy liked the water tables and driving around as the fashion police. Paisley liked the water tables followed by the hand dryers, over and over and over AND the air tubes which sucked up the plastic balls like the tubes at the bank, SO fun. Lilly conquered all events, but as you can see from the picture below- she is meant to be a grocery checker.
We had a fun time all together. I love spending time with my family.