Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Pajamas from Knit Fabric

How to make pajamas from knit fabric.I really wanted to try to make the boys some pajamas from knit fabric, but I've not had much luck making shirts for the boys with their big heads. This time I decided to try the envelope neckline.
I really loved how it came out and now I want to make a bunch more... I love love love handmade clothes as they seem to last so much longer, despite how much I have the kids wear them. I really need to try to make them more often seeing I enjoy sewing.

Here's some pictures of it all completed.

   


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Hosting a Wine Tasting!

Visit www.myttv.com/winewithdanielle to purchase great wine online, sign up for a free wine tasting, or to become an independent wine consultant. Teach others how to appreciate wine!Recently, I decided to host a wine tasting with Traveling Vineyard. I liked it enough that I decided to try being an independent consultant/wine guide with them. Traveling Vineyard is a company that offers a variety of wines, as well as wine club memberships, and utilizes independent consultants to help market their wine. The independent consultants go out and provide free wine tastings to interest people so they can sample the wines and decide if they will like it. These tastings are very informative and cover how to pair foods with wines, useful accessories, and differences between wines.

It's a really neat setup and I like that it's a fun way to learn more about wine and purchase some of your favorites without dropping a ridiculous amount of money. The wines are all reasonably priced (many under $20). Hosting a party was fun as you provide the appetizers to pair with the wines and the consultant provides five wines to taste.

If you'd like to setup a tasting, become a consultant yourself, or just order some wine, you can click on the link below to sign up. This helps support me and my blog so I really appreciate it! Thank you!

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Fall Birthday Gift

Fleece pants and a floor pillow that I made for a gift for a 3 year old girl.I decided to make my friend's daughter some fleece pants and a floor pillow for her birthday which is mid September. I was excited for a chance to make something girly, as usual, and Frozen seems to be the way to go when it comes to girls this year.

Free Pattern for Fleece Pants: This pattern is different than the ones I've used before, but I like it because it's only two cuts of fabric and very simple to put together. It's VERY long so think more 5T length from what I can tell. I folded under the bottoms a LOT, but told my friend that there's extra fabric there so she can let it out when her daughter grows if desired.



My Tutorial for Floor Pillow: For this pillow, I made it a bit smaller, but still added the pocket. I tucked the pants and a book into the pocket.


Pretty happy with how it all came out, although I'm not super thrilled with the Frozen fabric options available right now. There's some really cute Olaf fleece that I do love and my baby has been sleeping with as a blanket, but the girly stuff hasn't been as much to my taste really. Fortunately it's the end of birthday season and I don't have girls to sew for normally so I can stick with my Olaf fabric... might have to run back to the store for more of that...