Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Stuffies-adorable last minute Christimas gifts

Sewing for Christmas has always been my way of giving. And Christmas gift sewing for little ones is the best.  It feels like I am giving something from my heart.  Sometimes it is a labor of love and sometimes the projects come together quickly.  

 Last year, I got to try my hand at these cute stuffies.  Aren’t they adorable!!!  I am tempted to make a couple more for this year.  They really don’t take much time or fabric- great stash busters! And I love how each one has its own personality and the fabric combinations are endless. It is especially rewarding to see the kiddos in my life snuggling with these fun projects.

Stuffed Animals

  I used the McCall's 1549 pattern.  Last year, I made 3 raccoons, 3 owls, 1 deer, and 1 bunny.  I would love to try to get to the fox this year. I will keep you posted!  If you have little ones in your life, give it a try.  I am also tempted by the more uncommon stuffed animal patterns out there.   

Here are a few of my favorite free stuffie patterns that I have found online.  Aren't they adorable!!!!

dragon soft toy

Friday, December 18, 2015

Christmas Favorites

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  One of my very favorite things about the holidays is all the different treats to make and to try.  Chocolate making, cookie creating, pie baking, fudge and divinity tasting are some of my family’s holiday traditions, but for the last couple of years kind of have an obsession regarding ribbon candy.  

The beautiful hard candy can be found in the most vibrant colors and and combines two of my favorite things- candy and beautiful ribbon!  I buy a box of ribbon candy and put it on a candy dish.  For me it is just a beautiful holiday decoration, colorful and glistening.  My kids enjoy it in a different way, breaking pieces off and trying the different flavors, cinnamon, peppermint, cherry, lemon, lime, and vanilla. 

What is your favorite Christmas treat?

City Girl

Monday, October 12, 2015

Glittery Mask

Need a simple Halloween costume?  This glittery mask fit the bill for me last year.  With all the costumes I was making for the kids, I kind of forgot about figuring out a costume for me.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Animal cupcakes

Catching up on some my fun creations, I realized I did not have a chance to share the super cute animal cakes and the strawberry parfaits from last year.  I try to keep it simple for first birthday parties, but I always love to have celebratory dessert.  Although my daughter had her own smash cake, her first experience with real sweets.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Elsa's FROZEN Castle Cake

After attending one of the best Frozen parties ever, my daughter begged for a Frozen castle cake for her birthday.  

Monday, October 5, 2015

Light and Creamy Almond Cream Cheese Frosting

For my friend’s 40th birthday, I wanted to create a sweet creation that was fun but leaned towards the adult side of dessert. 

Friday, October 2, 2015

Elephant Halloween Costume- McCall's 6105 Pattern Review

I was thrilled to pieces when my youngest daughter was able to wear the elephant costume last Halloween.  This is the same costume I made for my son when he was 18 months old.