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

Monday, September 22, 2014

Lil Luxe Dressathon for a few Fall Dresses

I am an affiliate of the Lil Luxe Collection.  This post contains affiliate links : )

Find the pattern to these two cute dresses HERE  And make sure to grab it at a discount!  25% huge percent off with the code Dressathon  This will expire soon (sorry I am not sure on the exact date)

We are getting a little closer to a complete Fall wardrobe in Mila's closet.  All of this testing I have been doing is well needed.  Summer clothes are on the

Friday, September 19, 2014

Showcase Flip Swing Coat to Dress and a little more

I like to put the link to the pattern on the top so its easy for you to find.  But you can also grab it at the bottom of my post.  Go Grab your pattern at Sewlosophy and get 15% off all of her patterns just use the code-SHOWCASE.  Now on to my post : )

When I received an ever so secret email a few months back from Frances Suzanne I pretty much just about screamed with excitement!  You can ask my boys, its true!  I was really very very excited to be part of the September Showcase,  My very first blog post ever began because of Frances Suzanne.  If it were not for the Flip this Pattern series I do not think I would have ever started blogging in the first place.  So thank you Frances Suzanne for starting this super fun series and