Mama and Me Knit Goodness

Hello again, all of you lovely people! And a Happy Leap Day to ya!

Today I bring you one of my favorite Jalie patterns, as well as a Jalie I had put off making because I was intimidated by it. Also, a couple of pair of well intentioned but questionably hued leggings. Haha.


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Jalie Polartec Palooza

Howdy, all of you lovely people!  It’s been a while, and I realized I never responded to any comments on my last post.  EEP.  Sorry, not my intention!  Gonna rectify that shortly.


First things first:  Happy happy birthday to my hubby, who is having a significant birthday today.  :D  He’s not the subject of this post, but you will see his lower legs and feet later.  ;)

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Butterick 6415: Sparkle City

Hey hey!  Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  Now that the turkey and pumpkin pie have been consumed, it’s time for Christmas cookies, latkes and holiday parties of all sorts!

But, what to wear?  Maybe something from the Sequins & Sparkles section at Fabric Mart?!


That’s where I found this Betsy & Adam sequinned stretch velvet, which is unfortunately now sold out, but you can find similarly adorned gorgeous textile goodies here.

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Happy Halloween from Gekko and Owlette!

Happy Halloween!  After these past few days of posts, I’m excited to finally share with you the fruits of my labor:


Not the best photo of them both, but it’s like herding cats with these two.  And she wanted both buckets, mmkay?

I’ve talked about the creative challenges with each of these for Owlette and Gekko, but here’s the rest of the meat and potatoes that I thought you also might enjoy.

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Halloween Making: Gekko

And now on to Gekko!  I knew his costume would come with its own challenges, but I didn’t foresee anything being as complicated as Owlette’s Cape.

First things first, if you don’t know who Gekko from PJ Masks is you should click here.

Here are the challenges identified for this costume:

  • Chest logo
  • Tail drafting and attachment method
  • Muscle makin’

Gekko Logo

Yes, even after Owlette I was still worried about the chest logo.  I had already cut the front of his Muscle Shirt out (from Sew a Little Seam’s Master of Disguise), and thought nothing of just going for the vinyl-stencil-with-fabric-paint approach that had worked for Owlette.


Except it didn’t work.

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