Jan 21, 2015

A Norah tunic and a really great deal!

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I have another bundle deal to tell you about today and it is and incredible deal!  Have you heard of Ultimate Bundles? I hadn't until a couple weeks ago.  They put together some really huge bundles at a really unbelievable price.  Right not they have their Ultimate DIY Bundle on sale, a huge collection of 76 e-books, e-courses and bonuses, valued at $1200, on sale for just $34.95!

You can check out everything included HERE, it has everything from, recipes, to photography tips, crafts for kids, to sewing patterns all from some of the leading DIY bloggers.

One of the patterns included is the Norah dress and top pattern from one of my blogging friends Hayley at Mouse House Creations. It is such a great classic design, one that you will sew over and over again!

And if the Norah pattern isn't enough to have you clicking over to grab this bundle, here are some other great things included... a crafting class from Craftsy (up to a $60 value) and a free 8x10 print from Hope Ink Art (a $43 value).  One of those alone is worth the bundle price, and I think I need a print from Hope Ink for my sewing room!

There are other sewing patterns in the bundle too, like the Aztec Hooded Vest from See Kate Sew (I made one of those for A last year, it's adorable), the Sugar Pop Top by Sew Caroline, and the Parisian Top from Go To Patterns.

So if you want to get your hands on this great bundle, you can buy it HERE.  You can also read all the fine print about this bundle deal HERE, and see some FAQs HERE.

I will leave you with some more pictures of this adorable Norah tunic :)

Jan 20, 2015

Potato Chip Skirt

They are doing a new Bundle UP promotion over at Pattern Revolution.  This time it is 11 girls patterns you can get for a really great deal for one week only starting this Friday.   This is the new Potato Chip skirt by Tie Die Diva and it will be part of the bundle.

The potato chip skirt got it's name because "you can't make just one".  And it is true, this simple A line skirt with optional pockets sews up so fast!  I already have a second one on my cutting table.  

I got this corduroy on sale at Hobby Lobby and the size 3 I made Em only calls of 1/2 yard of fabric, so this skirt was cheap too!

You can check out my full review of the skirt pattern and see all the other patterns coming in the bundle over at Pattern Revolution.

Jan 19, 2015

Red Riding Hood Doll

This was a really fun project for me!  Em has loved all things Little Red Riding Hood since she dressed as her for Halloween.  One day last week she asked me if I would make her a Red Riding Hood doll....um, of course!  So, I decided it would be really fun to make a doll of Em dressed as little red.

The doll's dress is a miniature version of the dress she wore for her costume, and she even has matching white tights and black leather shoes.

She's got a tiny little cape, just a hood (that took me three tries to get the right size, that dolls head is bigger than it looks) and gathered cape.  I used some little buttons instead of toggles like Em has on hers.  The buttons are just decorative, it closes with a little velcro on one side.

And with the blonde pigtails, blue eyes and tiny upturned nose this doll is a tiny little Em :)

To make the doll, I started with my stuffed fox pattern...who actually doesn't make a half bad wicked wolf.  Then I made the body and head a bit skinnier and the legs and arms longer and skinnier (and obviously eliminated the ears and tail...and added a dress)

I made the hair out eyes out of a wool blend felt and hand embroidered the face details.

This little doll took me almost 5 hours to sew, but part of that was working out the pattern and sewing a muslin doll.  She is so worth all the time and effort though, both Em and I love her :)

As soon as I finished her brother asked me "are you making superman next?"


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