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November 2015 archive

Baby’s First Christmas; My Guest Curator Post on Sew Mama Sew

Have you been following the awesomeness that is the handmade holidays series over on sew mama sew? Everyday, for the entire month of November, a lovely lady guest posts with a specially curated list of their favorite tutorials and gift ideas from around the crafty web. In case you haven’t already guessed, TODAY is the day my curation goes live! :)

The theme I chose is Baby’s First Christmasin honor of Colin’s first christmas. I figured I would be scouring my favorite blogs anyway for ideas of things to make my little guy, I might as well share…collage

I’m so excited about continuing to be a part of the wonderful sew mama sew community. If you remember, way back in 2011, I shared my Aquarius Swimmer pattern.aquariusswimmer_16

Then again in 2014, I created my Tooth Fairy Doll Pattern just for them too.Toothfairy16

Speaking of my patterns, have you checked out Etsy yet? I heard there’s some fancy print sewing pattern designer that decided to start selling her digital patterns on there. {hint: It’s totally me}CMYP

Instant Download Patterns – Now Available on Etsy

Starting with my Crescent Moon Yoga Pants pattern, my entire Little Comet Tails Pattern line will be available on Etsy for instant download in the next coming weeks. They have all been refreshed, rewritten, and updated to make them easy to follow and pretty to look at. Speaking of pretty to look at, check out my store…

Etsy Store

I’m so excited to be releasing my PDF’s on Etsy. After all my current patterns are digitally available, I will start releasing some new patterns that I’ve been working on.  Stay tuned!

Editing lessons…

Thomas was hanging around with Colin and me while I took some product photos.  

 We got to talking about photography, and photo editing. Thomas asked why one would edit a photo, so we discussed how mood and feeling could be expressed through color and lighting. Then Thomas commissioned me to take some photos of him, to edit… 3R3A8543Off he went, returning with his lightsaber. I snapped a couple shots, then we uploaded them to my computer for some edits; Thomas style. 

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Here’s what he came up with; complete with glowing saber and fire ball. What a fun little lesson we both had. ❤️ I just love watching this guy grow. 

Happy Halloween 2015

The whole gang is here.
The kids decided October 1st that they all wanted to be characters from Adventure Time, so off sewing I went!

Princess Bubblegum
Molly as Princess Bubblegum.

BMO Happy
Thomas as BMO. (BMO… HAPPY!)

Backpack ready
Marcus as Finn the Human.

This year, I decided to add knitting to my repertoire, because… well… bananas!
Finn the Human

Princess Bubblegum

In character

BMO

Happy Halloween!
Adventure Time