How To · Sewing

DIY Toddler Christmas Dress Makeover

Two years ago (when Evie was just a little thing) I was given a bag of used hand-me-down children’s clothes from a friend. Among the numerous items of clothing and shoes I was excited to discover Christmas outfits for all three of my kids, including a dress for my baby girl… until I realized that… Continue reading DIY Toddler Christmas Dress Makeover

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Art & Crafts · Sewing

Ombre Dying: The DIY guide to making a Princess Daisy Costume from the Super Mario Bros. Movie

I’ve received several requests asking about the dying process I used to make Evie’s Princess Daisy dress for our “Super Mario Bros. movie” themed Halloween costumes. The process I used is called “Ombre Dying” and thanks to supplies provided by Dharma Trading Company, I had the opportunity to learn the process firsthand. I’m excited to… Continue reading Ombre Dying: The DIY guide to making a Princess Daisy Costume from the Super Mario Bros. Movie

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Craft Projects · Sewing · Uncategorized

DIY Super Mario Bros. Movie Costumes

Happy Halloween! Now for the moment you’ve all been waiting for: Unveiling this year’s costume theme! I’d say “drum rolls please” but if you haven’t already figured it out from the title and photos then no amount of tongue-rolling and lap patting is going to help you… We chose the Super Mario Bros. movie this… Continue reading DIY Super Mario Bros. Movie Costumes

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Product Reviews

The perfect wig …for scratching your way out of a well.

I’m trying to focus on how cute my little girl looks in this humorously large (on her) adult-sized wig but I just keep thinking “seven days”. Seven days in the well. Seven days after you watch the video (you know the one. With the fly?). Seven days… UNTIL HALLOWEEN! But if you still need a… Continue reading The perfect wig …for scratching your way out of a well.

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How To · Sewing

How I Made Three “The Hobbit” Themed Kids Costumes for Under $15 Each

Homemade Halloween costumes are taken pretty seriously in our family (as you may have noticed from my previous posts) but last year was much more challenging than prior years. I blame my six-year-old for that. Seriously. Charlie had finally reached that age where he actually had an opinion of his own, which resulted in costume… Continue reading How I Made Three “The Hobbit” Themed Kids Costumes for Under $15 Each

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Superhero Capes And Masks To Save The Day

I haven’t met a kid who doesn’t love dressing up in superhero capes. My kids are no exception. But let’s face it: Those capes are pricey! And if you’ve followed my blog for any amount of time you know I’ve sewn a few …so I can confirm that the fabric alone is pretty expensive (not… Continue reading Superhero Capes And Masks To Save The Day

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