Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Not Just For Summer Paneled Sunsuit

Hi, Hi, Hi, sorry... I am a bit of a stinker when it comes to blog posts lately.  Well at least on my own blog.  I have been pretty busy on Pattern Revolution and hoping to create my own boutique that my blog has really been neglected.   But...here I am today, and very excited to be part of the "Not Just A Sunsuit"Tour for Call Ajaire's pattern the Paneled Sunsuit.  The pattern came out this summer and has about a bazillion options.  We are blogging, sharing and posting that this pattern is really not just for summer!  With the right fabric choices the sunsuit can really be fit for all seasons.

I did change the top slightly, and whoops, this picture above is the back! I did not get one of the front.  I guess I just love my little bow : ).  I used some pretty crocheted lace as a trim and a blue floral.  I hope the linen still gives it a fall feel because the floral is pretty summery. : )

Ok, yes, I still went with the shorts option because I think shorts are the cutest thing to layer for Fall/Winter. I used a completely gorgeous Esexx Linen by Robert Kaufman.  I love it!  I also loved how this pattern curves.  I have never seen a shorts pattern quite like the paneled sunsuit version.  The curve makes a slight bubble look.  

My silly daughter has been a bit of a scardey cat latley.  She seems to be afraid of everything.  But not of cicadas apparently! : )  She would not leave the poor bug alone!

Even went as far as kissing him : )

Oh Mila! Please do not kiss the bug!

100% the the fabrics, lace trim and right down to the buttons are are from my friend and bestest Etsy fabric seller Christine!  You can find her here
Shoes are from The Children's Place

During the Tour the Paneled Sunsuit is on sale and 15% off, no code needed.  You can grab an extra 5% off by joining the Call Ajaire Facebook group here!  It is really a great pattern with so many options!  Keep following the tour.  I bet you will be seeing some pretty amazing stuff : )

Hey and maybe win it, HERE!

Monday August 24th:  Max California | Filles à Maman | Hey June | House of Estrela
Tuesday August 25th: Skirt Fixation | Gracious Threads | Kimmie Sew Crazy | Shaffer Sisters
Wednesday August 26th: Kid Approved | Pinkel | Falafel and the Bee | Once Upon a Sewing Machine
Thursday August 27th: Buzzmills | Pattern Revolution | Sprouting JubeJube | Mandmade Martini
Friday August 28th: That's Sew Kari | Lulu & Celeste | Paisley Roots | Modern Handmade

Monday August 31st: Sew Cool for the Tween Scene | Kadiddlehopper | Imagine Gnats | Nap Time Creations
Tuesday September 1st: My Sweet Sunshine | Straight Stitch Designs | Handmade Boy | That's What She Crafted
Wednesday September 2nd: Climbing the Willow | Rebel & Malice | GYCT Designs | Two-Many
Thursday September 3rd: The Crazy Tailor | sewVery | Just Add Fabric | Delia Creates
Friday September 4th: A Jennuine Life | Conversas de Hermanas | Made by Sara | Not Sew Fast
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Friday, June 19, 2015

My poor little blog, so neglected

I have been doing a shiesty job with my blog lately.  We are busy here...Baseball, sun, summer...everything wonderful!  I do really love summer : ).  Although busy, I have still been up to a bit of sewing and photographing, I just have not been sharing here as much as I would like to.  If you would like to see my sewing on a more current timeframe you may want to follow me on instagram.  I do a little better job keeping up with posts when I can use my phone.  So I thought I should share a bit at what I have been working on.  A few months back I was invited or more auditioned for the Pattern Revolution team.  I made it!  And have been doing a little bit of posting over there.

This one is Phoebe's Drop Waist Dress.  Reviewed here

And Rayann's Retro, reviewed here

Did you know I LOVE BG patterns! : )  I had the chance to review the Tilly top by Brownie Goose.  You can find the review here

How about a mash up!  This one was for Pattern Revolution as well.  I mashed up the Trendsetter & Gypsy Rose.  This was my outcome but I really love what some of the other ladies did.  Check it out here and you can grab both patterns here

I just sewed up and took pictures of this camera bag for Pattern Revolution.  I completely love the pattern even though it took me for ever to create!  It was soooo worth the time and money invested. The pattern is by Swoon and is the Camille Pattern.  Find the review HERE.

Most recently I had the chance to sew up one of the new Violet Field Threads patterns.  This is now maybe my favorite skirt ever.  Find the review HERE and the pattern HERE

I have also been up to a bit of testing for of course Lil Luxe, but also Winter Wear Designs.  These shorts are so fast and really comfy.  Here is a link to the pattern. Check it out.  These shorts have a whole bunch of options!

I tested this skirt for an update.  It is a Lil Luxe pattern, the Haute Shorts.  I love it and the photo of course does not do justice!!!  Find the pattern here

 Here is a New Release by Lil Luxe The Rural Romper

Yes again, Lil Luxe!  This is amazing adorable little crop jacket.  The Lakeshore Crop, find it HERE

My husband and I have also been busy with our Etsy shop.  I do not think I have really shared much about our shop.  You can find a link way above titled "Shop".  I always intend to list more handmade clothes but I just have such little time.  Here are a few handmade items you can find in there.  We have been so very busy with the woodworking stuff.!

This is our American Girl Doll furniture.  The white set below was custom made for one creative lady!  Find her blog here.  For real!  I want her doll house for Mila.  It is amazing

We have also scored some really gorgeous 100+ year old barn wood from a farm in Southern Minnesota.  Bathroom fixtures has been are best seller to date!  LINK

Last but not least, look at this very cute girl on a very cute custom bed! <3
Yes, it comes in toddler, doll, and photo prop size : )  Find all of these here plus a bunch more : )

My intentions are to keep up with my blog a little more.  Maybe even a series or something : )  So please stop back and thanks for visiting!!!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Dressage Leggings for a little running girl And Frances Suzanne's Flip This Pattern

Just about this time last year I tested the LOL Swing top.  See that original post here.  Along with the LOL Swing top I had created those grey pants, shown above.  We have the cutest little worn out runner toddlers here, don't we : ).   Well I had

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Liebster Award for MEEE : )

I am so very excited to have been awarded the Liebster Award.  I was awarded the award by Grandma XOXO whom happens to be one of my favorite bloggers!  I believe I found XOXO grandma first as a fellow competitor of Project Run and Play  and have always followed her since via Google +.  Did you know Google plus also has a whole community of sewing enthusiast?  It's almost a whole new world of online sewing friends.  This post has taken me way way way too long to complete.  Urg, we, I, have been sooo busy and life is slowly starting to slow down.   I am finally ready to post this post. : )!!!

If you are not familiar with the Liebster award I can fill you in quick.  The award is kinda about recognizing some of the smaller blogs.  You must have less than 200 followers to qualify.  I have 1 : ) on google.  So I would sure love some more love : ).  The blogger awarded the award is just asked to answer some simple questions about our selves.  So here we go.

1.  Do you have a favorite thing to sew? 

For Sure : ) !  I love to make girls clothes.  I think probably jackets would be my very favorite.  Strangely I have only sewn a few.  But girls clothes is what I sew 95% of the time.
I just created that one as a test for Lil Luxe!  Love It!!!: )

That little number was a Amelie & Henry Pattern.

2.  What got you into sewing, and what keeps you going with it? And 3.  Who do you sew for the most?

I had sewn a little bit when my first son (and before that a little) was born but kinda gave up, lost interest.  He is 13 almost 14 now.  Somewhere along the way like 6 years ago I came across this book.

And for real, I was amazed!  I must have read the book 15 times and starred at the pictures a thousand times more. I loved it and started to sew again and sell my girls clothes on ETSY.  Well, making the same thing over and over and over and not charging enough for my time tired me out.  Can you believe I sold this skirt for $35 in the beginning!  I made each of those embroidery design too (on a machine) Oh my gosh I was crazy!!!  Eventually the price went way up.  But I was still tired out and kinda stepped back from selling on Etsy.
I now sew primarily for my daughter and share my photos on FacebookInstagram, and right here on my Blog.  I have big thoughts of getting back to sewing and selling what I create, but lets see if I follow through.  

4.  What project has been your biggest splurge?

Hmmm, that is a hard one.  I would have to say my daughters room.  I purchased allot of Moda fabrics.  I made sheets, a quilt, a bed skirt, and changing pad cover.  I then made a few outfits with the left over scraps.  This is not the best image!  It looked a whole lot cuter in person : ).

5.  As a blogger/seamstress what is something that you struggle with?
Time! Time! Time!  Oh wait, I should be saying SPELLING, PUNCTUATION, GRAMMAR Yikes, its embarrassing.  But I love to share so I just am gonna have to put my self out there and hope nobody notices (although I am sure most do).  Back to the time problem...Urg, I think about sewing much more than I actually sew or blog.  I also have a hard time focusing and completing a project.  I work a little better under pressure and short deadlines I think. 

6.  What was the first thing you remember sewing?

My mom had sewn a lot for me when I was little.  I remember making barbie clothes with her scraps and a needle and thread.  As an adult I think I started with pajama pants for my boys. Wowza they lasted along time to.  Most pairs made it through all three boys : ).

7.  What is your guilty pleasure?
I bet I can answer that for most of us seamstress, quilters, etc...  Fabric!  I have way to much!.  I also maybe have bought a few more PDF patterns than I need. : ).  Oh but the examples are always so pretty!!!  I am hoping to make a camera lens's a guilty pleasure.  But they are kinda spendy.

8.  How did your blog get its name? 
mmmm, I really do not like my blog name.  But I feel it is a little late to change it.  I was trying to think of something original and catchy.  Well, Kimmie Sew Crazy is not so original I later learned.   But it works I guess : ).

9.  Is sewing a hobby for you, or something more?

Way more!  Sewing has became my passion.  I know that it will be a very important part of my life forever.  I hope someday I am able to find a way to make sewing part of my career. 
10.  What is the best book you read in the last year? 

By day I am a daycare provider, so children's books are my main read.  My very favorite books are Mercer Mayer books.  I adore every one of them and the children do too! Oh I can not leave out "We Are Going On A Bear Hunt".  That may be the very best book ever written.  It has always been the most favorite of every child I have cared for.  The trick is to read it with lots of emotion : )!

Now it is time to pass on the torch to a few of my favorite bloggers!
Mary-  http://marymaker.com/
Lisa- http://www.lisalisadesigns.com/

Thank you so much for stopping

Monday, February 16, 2015

One Thimble Blog Tour Part 2 Animals

Kissy Kissy : )  What else would a girl do if given

One Thimble Blog Tour

Ohhh I looove being part of a blog tour! Today I am your stop on the blog tour for the e-magazine One Thimble.  Can I ask you where in the world have I been?  How is it they are on issue 6 and I am just now hearing about One Thimble?  Wow, everything is absolutely adorable, and kinda a steal since there are always a bunch of PDF patterns included in each issue.  Issue 6 has 10 PDF patterns included plus a whole bunch of additional information.  I now need all issues  : ).

 Ok so lets get on with the tour.

I have two PDF patterns to share today!  I am a

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Phresh Blazer by Winter Wear Designs

 Now really you see this huge photo bellow and you think.  Oh this is a pattern review.  Well you would kind of be correct.  It is a pattern

Monday, January 5, 2015

Spending the Holidays with Florence

Oh man you guys have no idea how excited I was when

Lil Luxe added Sleeves!

This post does contain affiliate links although as usual I love this pattern and my feeling expressed our 100% true : )
Look at my little baby, she is actually posing for

Monday, December 15, 2014

Quick, Simple,Cute, and lots of options

It is freezing here.  Can you tell by that picture above.  Well actually today, yesterday and

Monday, December 8, 2014

Lil Luxe made another pattern for another ADORABLE little dress

This post contains affiliate links to the Lil Luxe Shop.  Although I am an Affiliate I absolutely adore every pattern I own of Lil Luxe's!!!!  For REAL : )!!!  Get 30% off with code BLOGTOUR

Is it really possible for a lady to make this many adorable patterns this fast and they always turn out so perfect!  Jessica at Lil Luxe shop just amazes me!  I really love every pattern I test.  And always or at least dream of the time to make a few more of each.  I have almost all

Friday, November 14, 2014

More of Adorable Lil Luxe Patterns

I am an affiliate of Lil Luxe : ) This post does contain affiliate links
Grab the Peek A Boo Hoodie discounted for a short time in Jessicas Shop
Lookie Lookie, I do have boys too : ).  Three to be exact but I rarely

Thursday, October 23, 2014

A Hattie Dress Flip this Pattern for Frances Suzanne

I started by blog with the Flip This Pattern series for Frances Suzanne...and than I started testing...and kinda got super busy and paused the series for a bit,  Well I just could not skip on

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

A Mini post about a super cute Jacket

I Love IT!  I know I say that all the time, but its true all the time : )  This is the most recent test I

Around the World Blog Hop

Oh man!  Can you believe it : )  I am posting about something other than testing sewing patterns!  I am kinda surprised myself!  To be honest I am extremely very excited to be part of this blog hop.  I was invited to

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Lily Giggle Sew Along That Fab Jujuebe Dress Day 3 Ruffles and maybe a bow

Once again this post does contain affiliate links to Lily Giggle Pattern Shop

First off, if you happen to find this post months, years, or more from now and you are wondering where to find this super very cute fab Jujube dress pattern I will