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DIY Fur skirt with fully enclosed seams

I just love how this came out!! My little diva will be so excited when she sees it :) It came out just as I envisioned, with fully enclosed seams so that fur doesn't get all over the place and the backing doesn't itch my little one's legs. PINspired! Here's the look my daughter wanted for her Valentine's day outfit. Isn't it cute?! She wanted some cute, cozy and stylish.   I'm working on the top today but will have pictures of the full outfit tomorrow!   **UPDATED** With pictures at the end of post! Before we begin, here are some tips to working with faux fur Be prepared to be covered in fur! Keep a lint roller near by...

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Siena Skirt & Basic tee - Dress hack tutorial

If you loved this look from our Project Run and Play Signature Style challenge... you can now make your own version. All patterns to complete this look are in the shop! Select the image to go to the product page or click add to cart to automatically add the pattern to the cart page. Adding the Siena skirt to the basic tee for a dress version is easy peasy!   You'll want to make sure the length of the tee is appropriate for a dress once the skirt is added first. Adjust the length of the Tee as needed then complete the basic tee without hemming the bottom as stated in the tutorial. Complete the Siena skirt, hem the bottom...

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Project Run & Play - Signature Style

Update: We Won first place!!! Here's what our Celebrity Judge Marcie of Oonabaloona had to say: What a wonderful thing you've given your daughters--the stories of the women that came before them, and the inspiration behind these gorgeous pieces absolutely shines through every stitch of these gorgeous pieces! Overall Look, Creativity, Craftsmanship, Wear-ability...all home runs. We made it to week four and I couldn't be happier!! I think I've kept true to my style throughout the entire competition with the themes in mind so I thought...ha...Signature Style will be easy. But no, just no. I got to week 4 and got creators block. I kept thinking how am I going to interpret my style with something new that I haven't...

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Project Run & Play - Stroke of Genius Challenge

After reading and looking through all the pictures, VOTE HERE ! Woot! Week 3!! I’ve been waiting for the “Stroke of Genius” challenge all season! I knew exactly what I wanted to do and the pieces I wanted to make. For this challenge I chose Pop Art as my inspiration. By definition, “Pop Art is an art based on modern popular culture and the mass media, especially as a critical or ironic comment on traditional fine art values”....thank you google! I was inspired by how DIY has really exploded via Pinterest, blogs and other social media’s over the last decade and created this “Makers Movement” that has paved the way for artists and makers of all types to really show...

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Project Run & Play - Flights of Fancy Challenge

update: First place & halfway there! Here's what Abby of While She Naps, our celebrity guest judge, had to say: I love all the elements and especially enjoyed the satin jacked and the winged backpack (every little girl would enjoy that backpack!) Week 2!! This weeks challenge, Flights of Fancy, was definitely a challenge but fun once I figured out the direction I wanted to go and where I wanted to shoot my photos. My grandfather passed away a few weeks ago so I chose to use a Quetzal bird, the country’s bird from where my grandparents immigrated from, Guatemala, in his honor and serve as my inspiration. I love the long tail feathers and the beautiful shiny colors of...

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