What with the childbirth and the breastfeeding, I’m a lot more comfortable with my body. Probably a bit too comfortable, as every time I wear a skirt or dress I’m much less aware and careful of how many people accidentally see my underwear. And the numbers are rising. So maybe I should make some of these ridiculously cute bloomers and retain a shred of modesty.
Toddler dress from a shirt by kojo designs. This tutorial requires a pretty specific shirt to begin with, but I’m sure now that it’s in my head someday I’ll see a similar shirt in some thrift store somewhere. Because this is pretty cute and Grady needs it. Poor girl. She’s going through a phase where she wants everything so much that it hurts. She’s this constant hurricane of want, and she’s finding it really frustrating.
Felted sweater becomes a bag from Not Dabbling in Normal. This is the first felted bag tutorial I’ve seen that I actually like. Those flowers are adorable.
Upcycle a skirt with ruffles tutorial from Craft. I don’t really see myself pulling this off, but it would be pretty great on a skirt for Grady in a year or two.
Petticoat tutorial by alisaburke. Aaaah! I need this, Grady needs this, Winston needs this – everyone needs one of these immediately.
A compendium of maternity sewing patterns from luvinthemommyhood. I tried to sew my own maternity clothes a total of one time. And it was a magnificent failure.
Lace applique tutorial from Ruffles and Stuff. This blog is a bit too sweet for my disillusioned bitter tastes, but this is a fantastic tutorial. It’s giving me dangerous ideas.
Strip quilt from whipup. Um. This is amazing. I may have just had some sort of hemorrage because this is too freaking amazing.
Abe Lincoln seed bead portrait by Eleanor Pigman. I want to touch it.
Forest flower dress from Posie Gets Cozy. This woman makes little girl dresses that are … just too perfect. I have a bunch more saved for you, waiting to be put in yet-to-be-written posts.
These “10 cool …” posts are so peppy. I only write them when I’m in a good mood. And usually, when the pop up on the blog after weeks of sitting in the “scheduled” pile, they seem so foreign. But seriously. This stuff is amazing. The internet is amazing.