Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Super Hero Owls for todays sewing!

I love these little owls! I couldn't decide what I was going to do with them. For now I have made Tristan a tee for back to school. But I am seriously thinking this would make great fabric for pajamas!
And I can't tell you how much he loves this little pocket!! He is becoming very excited about starting Kindergarten! At least one of us is.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Another Pocket Tee... Scooters!!

I adore this little euro knit! I have a special place in my heart for scooters. My dad bought my brother and I a pair when we were younger. We rode them all through the woods at my grandparents home during the summer. Lots of fun times!!

Tristan's bedding was the Mona Luna scooter fabric. I adored it! Sad day when I took the bumper pads off and made it into a toddler bed.

Paired the scooter fabric with a stripe and star print. I love mixing it up! Hoping my little guy will love this one just as much as I do!

close up of the pocket and the back. I don't normally put the print on the back too, but I love it!

I made some pocket hoodies last week. Tristan was kind enough to model one for me after bath time the other night. I love this style! Sadly Tristan doesn't care for Ewoks much, but I thought it was pretty cute!

This hoodie has the kangaroo pocket at the bottom. It was a lot of fun to design. I used 3 panels, 2 on the hoodie and 1 for the pocket peekers! Love characters peeking out of the pockets. This fabric was really nice to work with. Great weight. You can find it over at the Fabric Geeks! They still have panels and fabrics in stock!

Fabric Geek Store

Close up of the hoodie and pockets!

Sunday, July 26, 2015

My favorite thing to sew! Sewing scrappy for my baby boy! I love fabric! Seriously, I love the smell. I love when it comes out of the dryer, smelling freshly laundered. I love folding it. I love walking by my shelves and just staring at it. I pretty much love everything about it!

I have been eyeballing this new tee that everyone is sewing up. I am not big on patterns at all, so I just took my favorite Ottobre raglan tee pattern and went for it. I think they came out pretty good. I can not wait for my baby boy to wear them to Kindergarten!!

I have saved some of this European rocket knit off to the side, just for Tristan. I love the colors! I actually had the coordinating knit, BUT I decided the teal stars from The Knotty Babe matched my fabric just as well and gave it some more punch!

Love the stitching on the pockets. I don't know how I ever sewed knits without a coverstitcher. Seriously, if you don't have one and you sew knits all the time, invest in one. I use the Coverpro 1000 made by Janome. It took a while to get used to it, but most of my machines have. Super user friendly once you get the hang of it!

I love robots too! This fun European knit fabric has a lot of robots that look like the old tin kind from the 50's. It's a really nice thick fabric, so vibrant!

Oh and because there were 2 prints, I couldn't resist putting robots on the back too. Can't decide if I like the front or the back better.

Back to my real world business sewing tomorrow. I will try and blog some more this week. I can't wait to sew up some more tee shirts for Tristan. Maybe I will sew up some matching shorts too!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Kindergarten Sewing for my Baby Boy!!

Tristan is starting Kindergarten Soon!

Yes, my baby turns "5" in just a month! And with that comes Kindergarten a week later. My last baby is starting school. I can't believe it!

Looking back, it has been 3 years since I have blogged. That seems unreal to me. I guess facebook takes up most of my nights after sewing is finished and the kids are in bed. I am trying to remember to Instagram things too, but I have a hard time with that one.

I started this blog because I wanted to share with others the great adventure of sewing for a little boy. So much fun! Therapeutic even. I haven't sewn a whole lot for my little man in the last year or two. Except for Underwear! He pretty much lives in those around the house. Too busy with my sewing business. However, I have vowed to make most of his school wardrobe for Kindergarten. I will try and remember to come over here and post.

I asked Tristan last night, what kind of tee shirt do you want me to sew you tomorrow. "A Super Hero" he said. So I am happy to oblige.

Since I have stopped blogging this great new world of custom knits has come around!! Oh, the days and nights of searching ebay for some great knit is over! I am in so many custom groups over on facebook. I try not to really know how many! I am afraid they shake all the leaves off of my paypal money tree each week.

One of my absolute go to places for new fabrics, Pink Zeppelin!  The owner is super sweet and her fabrics are beautiful! The quality is amazing! Rivals any European knit out there. I used to prefer sewing with euro knits, not anymore. Most of the time, the custom fabrics are heavier and the inks are so vibrant.  These washed up beautifully! And panels! oh the panels. I love them all!

I'm not too much of a pattern girl. I take your basic raglan pattern from Ottobre magazine and I just make it do what I am looking for at the moment. I call this one a simple pocket tee. It features characters peeking out of the rounded pockets. Tristan loves his pockets and this made a big one.

Tristan let me take a few pictures today, but he really doesn't hold still. Not the easiest person to take pictures of lately. If you would like to sew up something for your little boy, you can find the fabric here.

Pink Zeppelin Boutique

So that is 1 shirt added to our back to school wardrobe! Now to sew a bunch more!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Tristan is "2"!!!

I know that I haven't posted in months! We have been keeping very busy this summer! The kids are all doing well. My oldest is now in COLLEGE! Wow! My daughter is in 10th grade, our middle son is entering 4th and the baby boy has just turned 2 this past weekend!! I can't believe it! I have been sewing like a madwoman! I am happy to say that my upcycle are doing well on facebook, so my sewing machine is humming happily! Lot of things to show, but for tonight, I will just share some pics of my baby boy in his birthday set.
The lap tee is from ottobre. I patchworked a tee that I just loved that was too small for the front with some fun knits. The back is also patched together and then I appliqued a 2 for my baby boy!
And I couldn't just make him a tee, so I made some shorts too. This was a self drafted pattern that I drew up for Tristan when he was 4 months old! I just added a bit to the rise and it was still good to go!
All of the fabrics in this set were from tshirts with the exception of the rib knit on the collar and the brighter green interlock fabric. Some of the same fabrics that I used in Tristan's 1 year set!
Thank you for letting me share my baby boy with you this past 2 years! I will try and post some more things in the next few days.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Posting Twice in 24 hours, Unheard Of!

Well why little man is taking a nap, I will post a few more things I have finished recently. Lots of different tees.
This one was a collaboration with Fairy Blue on hyena cart, Angela does beautiful yarns!
Some Mickey tees that were sent off to the UK!
A teddy tee that was part of a collab with Tanya of Dear Husband to match a newborn set she did with Mojito colorway.
A cute appliqued snail tee to match MM Crawl colorway and a fun Mickey scrappyteez!
This was a fun cotton terry diaper that I did for Tristan a few weeks ago. I did another one today, but I don't have pics uploaded yet. This one is so trim and so absorbant!
Up close pic
Another scrappytee with one of my favorite superhero prints. Just found more of this print last week, so excited because it is one of my favorites ever!
A robot fitted for Tristan from an imported french terry robot fabric. Just scraps left, oh I wish I could find more of this one! Pattern was baa baa baby also on hyena cart. I just took off the seam allowance and serged instead of turning and topstitching. So soft inside, love the turquoise velour!
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Some flutterteez I will have these in my shop on the 3rd of June for the little girls, up to about a size 5 I think.
Another scrappyteez, this time with Angry birds. Just got some more of this print too, so excited!!
A cute little fleece shorties set, I don't think this one sold. Such a shame the imorted robot fabric is the cutest!!
Okay, time to cook dinner! I think I have even more to share, but first I must feed the children who are ALWAYS hungry!!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Long Time No Blog!

Well I did try to blog a few weeks back, spent a HUGE amount of time on what was to be a HUGE post and then I don't know... something happened, post was gone and I did not have the energy to retype. So here it goes again, much shorter this time! My baby boy turned 21 months old just a few days ago. Wow, doesn't seem possible. He is a super busy little guy, doesn't talk other than a few words and is curious about everything around him. So your typical almost 2 year old, well without the talking part. I am assured by friends that will come soon, and well as long as he is talking by preschool we are all good. So lots of sewing lately, lots of ideas still floating around in this head of mine! Not as much yarn dyeing going on as I would like there to be and not as much time to sew for my little one either. But all good things come to those who wait patiently, or some I am told. Never been too good on that patient part! So here are just a few things finished from the studio in the last month or so. We took 3 of the kids to Universal Studios theme park the other day for our middle child's 9th Birthday! Was lots of fun, but my youngest needed a tee! So what did I do, but whip out the scraps at 11 PM the night before we leave and get to work. Made a scrappy tee for him, 1 Fish 2 Fish, love how it turned out. I will be offering scrappy tees again on the 3rd of June in my zootzbaby store if you need one for your little one! fishyteeforme1 Made a few upcycled tees the other day, they can be found right now over at the Necessitae congo on hyena cart. We have a BIG rainbow themed stocking coming up on the first Monday of June, will be fun!! This month's theme was Purple, but I guess you can tell if you see my pics below! purple9 purple8 purple1 Made a custom fish tee for a little guy the other day. trout1 Auctioned off a newborn diaper a week or so ago made with Rainbow Noir fabric. It was so squishy and tiny! Couldn't resist sending the mama a matching lap tee for her little one! noirset1 And I dyed a few yarns. This one my 18 yr old named "Indian Cuisine". Love this one, I am saving it for Tristan for fall longies. Started them the other day and then realized that I was knitting cestari and should have checked my guage. Frogged them, but here is a pic of what it looked like! Oh and I changed trim color too! indiancuisine2 indiancuisine1 wipfrogged1 And a couple more, this one my about to be 16 yr old daughter named "oscar the grouch". Didn't make much sense to me, but I ran with it anyway! oscarthegrouch2 And this one was my Island Oasis that I was trying to recreate for a mama on ravelry. It came pretty close. islandoasis3 A butterfly custom tank for a little girl's 4th birthday party. dani1 A caterpillar newborn girls lap tee to match Dear Husband's new May colorway, "Sangria". This tee can be found right now over at Serendipity congo on hyena cart. caterpillar2 And my favorite set that I have made so far. This one is Tristan's size, but available right now at Serendipity. Not for much longer though, if it doesn't sell soon, it is going on my little guy's bum!! Knit with Dear Husband's Mojito colorway on blackberry ridge yarn. Just love it!!! moonlitowl1 moonlitowl2 moonlitowl3 And the last thing for tonight. This was a collab that I did with Liz of Lizard's Landing. Also at Serendipity. She does beautiful things with yarn! This was a shortie set knit with Under the Boardwalk for boys by Dear Husband. Liz did such a wonderful job! Love the owl on the cargo pocket. I made up a tee to match and well it sold! But coming up on the 3rd of June I will have 3 slots for owl custom tees available at ZooTZbaby on hyena cart. So cute!! zootzliz1 zootzliz2 Lots more to share, but I will save it for another night. Will try and post more!