Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Tula Pink 's Salt Water

Salt Water is now available in my Etsy shop.   I'm stoked!  Salt Water is my first order as a fabric retailer, and this collection wasn't chosen arbitrarily.  This young lady spent five years in the navy actually, ho ho ho.  It's pretty darn fabulous, and I think you'll love it (the fabric... not the navy, lol!)  #TulaTroops

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Ikea sewing machine

What is this?!  I found a cute, tiny hedgehog holding a baby strawberry, and a mama and baby fox stuffed animal set, to go upstairs and discover.... a sewing machine!  I knew Ikea had textiles, but this was a surprise. 

I wasn't able to find many reviews on Ikea's machine, Sy, but there is one here and here

Sy is $69.  What do you think?  Would you try Sy, and under which circumstance?  Considering it's much less expensive than the plastic ones you see at Costco and Wal-Mart and JoAnn's, maybe it's a better option for those brand-new to sewing, not sure if they're keeping up with it or not (and afraid to try a vintage).  Or for a child? Pretty cool.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

My semi-homemade (and I use that term loosely.  If Sandra Lee can do it, so can I, lol!) costumes:

Lego Forest Policeman.  I used some pretty awesome clown makeup for the yellow face (liquid Mehron).  It went on smoothly with a make-up sponge, and dried quickly.  It washed off in the bath, but the black crayon required real make-up remover (my husband was clueless on how to remove it... kind of funny).  No stains on his face today.

His Parcs Quebec, Black Hills Forest Service, Helicopter Forest Ranger, and Lego patches were all ordered off eBay (not a huge selection).   The hat was ordered from the National Park Services' online store.   So, semi-homemade since I sewed them on. :)

The Inspiration


Little Audrey Louise as a witch.  Knit hat from Little Magpie Co. on Etsy, skirt from The Children's Place, onesie from The Gap.  Last year I squeeze her into a bee costume, and frankly, she hated it so much and was so uncomfortable I didn't want to dress her in anything outlandish this year.  Next year, I'm sure she will be able to make very willful choices of her own and she can go all out, should her fashionable little heart desire.

We had a great Halloween!  Big brother made sure his little sister got treats too and did a great job showing her the ropes.