sewing

Happy Birthday Katy! {and my Lille Dress}

I know I have been insanely quiet around here, so much has been going on, I just haven’t had time to post (and frankly my computer has pretty much not been unpacked in weeks.) We have left Korea, fit in a Hawaiian vacation as a stop over on our way to the US, and spending…

Emmie’s New Coat

So I wish I was kidding, but I literally started this project January of 2014. (as my instagram account can attest) Thankfully I made it too big for Emmie, because it still fits her well, especially considering how much she has grown this year. I got it 80% done, but then ran out of steam…

Middle School Dance

Emmie had a middle school dance to go to tonight, and it was semi formal in its dress code, so I got lucky and got to make her a new dress! (the pictures were taken at night in our apartment building lobby, so they aren’t great) Emmie was really excited about this fabric, (we got…

2014’s Resolutions, How Did I Do?

    Hello! Are you so excited about it being 2015? I am looking forward to so much of what’s ahead, but before I get too far ahead of myself, I thought I would look back at my resolutions from last year and give myself a grade for how well I did! Since there is…

A Landsknecht Father Christmas

Have I ever told you about my obsession with wanting a Father Christmas/Santa that is dressed like a 16th Century German Landsknect? No? Odd, it actually has come up repeatedly over the years in our house, so it has HARDLY been a secret! Don’t know what a Landsknect looks like? Here you go…… They are awesome…

Vampire Ball {Halloween 2014}

So our final costumes for Halloween were for the Vampire Ball, which was a party held on November first in the Officer’s club on Osan AB. My dress is made from a silk corset, that I trimmed in lace and boned with basket reeds. The under skirt is black damask fabric, and the over dress…

A Witch and a Plague Doctor {Halloween 2014}

    Since my mom was visiting, I made her a Halloween costume too! Because she grew up in Africa, she has never had a real Halloween costume, so it was fun making her one! She wore the witches hat that went with Emmie’s costume last year, and was a medieval style witch. I made…

Elsa {Halloween 2014}

      So, Miss Emmie (along with a million other little girls this year) wanted to be Elsa, I told her that she would be in the same costume as a lot of people, but alas the Frozen heart wants, what the Frozen heart wants! I made the dress out of a blue poly…

Woody and Bo Peep {Halloween 2014}

    Paul got excited a couple of weeks ago, because he found a stitched hat, that he thought would be perfect for a Woody costume, so of course I had to make him one (It’s not often that he’s the excited one that comes up with a plan!) I made Paul’s yellow shirt out…