Monday, March 28, 2011

Good Morning!

This morning I woke up, and was SUPER HUNGRY!

Thankfully, my twinnie had left for me some of her MOST DELICIOUS, SUPER YUMMY, Ham and Cheese Quiche!

Here is the link if you are hungry too!  It was featured on Pillsbury's Facebook Page! Yeah, that is my sister!

I also realized that I missed my 25th week of Charlie's pregnancy photo.  So, at 25 weeks, 3 we are!


Thursday, March 24, 2011

Free Re-Purposed Sewn Baby Legs Tutorial (NON SOCK VERSION) YAY!

Today, after a weeks hiatus, I am again taking part in the Sewing Bee!  I am also sharing my newest tutorial with my blogger friends!!!

So, today, I had a long morning waiting for my car to be worked on, but I had a nice time with my husband.  YIPPEE!  $289.12 later, I came home thoroughly exhausted, but ready to craft!  It is Sewing Bee Thursday RIGHT?
So, I have had a stack of maternity shirts from 7 years ago when I was pregnant with Sam.  The ones pictured below are in various states of know...A stain here, a rip there, a BIT TOO TIGHT EVERYWHERE

So, I decided to take a chance and make a hat...inspired by my sisters post at Happiness Comes:

A poorly constructed and executed touque modeled after the super cute one on top of it.  SAD isn't it?

Ok...try try try again! RIGHT?


An even more poorly constructed pair of baby mittens.  Laughing yet???

(notice I did not even finish the forefront one?) YUP...SAD again!

So, not to be one up'ed by my now in hysterics sewing machine, I sat down and set to work coming up with a new pattern.

Of course we have all seen those baby legs made out of socks.  Cute right?  I know!  
So, I barely have a matching pair of socks for my own  feet, let alone a pair I want to convert into baby legs.  And I will be damned if I am going to go out and buy a pair of socks just to cut up and make baby legs with.  CHEAHP'O, I know! 

You know what I did have though?  2 shirts with interlock knit sleeved old maternity shirts that would be perfect for some little Charlie baby legs.  


Begin by lying your shirt down WRONG SIDE OUT and folding in HALF so the sleeves line up on top of each other

Then cut out the baby legs along the folded (non-seamed side of the sleeve, as shown)

 SIZE NOTE: I cut these baby legs with 2 inch width on the bottom of the sleeve (bottom of this picture), and 2 1/2 inch width at the top of the baby legs (top of the picture), and they are 9 inches long)

Sew along the raw edge of the length of the leg, using a zig zag stitch, and a 1/8 inch seam allowance. 

See? Easy right?

Now, fold the raw edge over 1/3 inch with the legs STILL wrong side out

Then fold over again (pin here if desired)

Sew with regular straight stitch along the edge of the fold (about 1/4inch from the inside edge) as shown

Trim strings, and iron if desired

Make a whole bunch, and enjoy the ease!  Re-purposed, Re-cycled old shirts made into thrifty super cute baby legs!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

One Year Anniversary of Adirondack Patterns Shop Celebration

As a thank you to our customers, and followers, and in CELEBRATION of our 1 year in business (opened March 20th 2010), we are offering 10% of your total purchase! Just enter the coupon code ONEYEAR10 at checkout! Coupon valid till March 31st. Tell your friends and thanks for the love!
Who would have thought that we would have over 200 sales in one year?  
Not us, that is who! 
Here are some of our newest patterns, by Julia.
Check out her new space over at Happiness Comes in Little Bits!
and a matching hat for those booties:

A complete Waldorf Doll, Dress, and Hair Package!

Hope to see you there~Laura

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Sewing Bee Week 3!

Today, I am again taking part in Julia's Sewing Bee!  I encourage you all to pop over to her site and join in!

(see link right )


Every Thursday…

Like minded chicas…the sharing of patterns and progress of sewing.
To inspire ourselves to keep stitching.
What could be better than that?


  Today I decided to whip up some PRECIOUS sewn baby pants for Charlie.  Sized 0-3 and 3-6 months (2 of each)

I cut out 4 pairs 

(well 5, but one I screwed up the pattern on...DRAT!)

Sewed up each pair (took about 8-10 minutes each pair...I SWEAR)!

Made sure they matched up to their original size template

Then I swear...I just sat and ooohhhhh'ed at my new little pants, and pictured Charlie wiggling around in them.  I am so glad I know how to sew for this baby!

This pattern is the brain child of my sister Julia from 1 year ago She used to make the CUTEST pants that we sold in our shop.  

We have reached over 200 sales, that is right...200 sales! in our Etsy Shop

Adirondack Patterns

We have decided to put the pants tutorial in the shop  to celebrate!
Check it out~happy sewing ladies!


Ella says Ola!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Sewing Bee Week 2!

In honor of Julia's Sewing Bee (see adorable button at right), it is crafting day for me!

I had cut out some bibs, burpies, and changing mats for Charlie last week in the hopes that I would be able to get to them this week.



I lay them all out on the table and set to work.  It was certainly not as many as I am used to making, but a nice assortment for the little lad!

There was a lot of fluff everywhere, including on Charlie's growing home

Then I sewed my little hands off, and HAD A BLAST!

I made eight burpies

Six matching bibs
(pattern found in our shop)

And two travel changing pads to match last weeks project...the diaper bag

Hope over and join the sewing bee~it is AWESOME!

Next week...a nursing cover is in my plans ;)