Mama and Me: Voile Wonders!

Oh hi there.  It’s been a while, but here I am again with some Mama and me goodness!  I can’t even believe it’s the last day of July.


Today I bring you some dresses for Peaches and me, straight from some delicious Fabric Mart cotton voile.  Nothing says Summer comfort quite like voile, right?

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The Last of Easter: Baby Jaimesyn

Happy Summer Solstice! Why not read about my last make for Easter (exactly two months ago) whilst enjoying the longest day of the year? In Southern Wisconsin we’re looking at a lovely 15 hours and 22 minutes of daylight: well earned in the dark of Winter.


Also, this is my 250th blog post! Took almost seven years. 😂

Last but not least, here’s Peaches’ dress! Another Baby Jaimesyn by Simple Life Pattern Company. You can see what Cheeks and I wore in these previous posts. I had designs to make daddy a tie, but I ran out of time. Sorry for the short end of the stick, Mr. 5. :(

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Baby Girl is ONE

How do you write a blog post to commemorate your sweet baby girl, your last baby of all, turning ONE?!


The first step is to avoid it because:  all the feels.  And maybe if you avoid it, it won’t happen.  She won’t grow so dang quickly (heck, that goes for both of the babies).  But no, time marches on and the biggest hope of all is that she will grow into a wonderful young woman.

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Plaid Forever

There’s just something quintessentially Winter about plaid flannel:  It’s cheerful, cozy and warm.  There is just nothing quite as delightful as a natural fiber with a brushed surface.

I saw this plaid on Fabric Mart’s site and it was love at first sight.  It definitely has a bit of a Christmas tilt with the green with the red, but I’m still digging it for January and Winter at large.  Not only is it mega soft, it’s 60″ wide, a bit of a rarity in woven-land, which is awesome for cramming lots of garments in.  It was still in stock when I began writing this post a couple of weeks ago, but has since sold out.

Boy do I have a lot of makes to share with you today!  One garment for each of my four family members, representing 7 1/4 yards and 29 pearl snaps from  I’d planned to only use the snaps for my own shirt, but then decided to work smarter, not harder, and used them on all of our shirts!


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Happy Halloween from Cheeks and Cupcake!

Heyyyy!  Long time no see, but I finally got off my duff (well, actually I remained seated, but you get the turn of phrase) and not only sewed but also wrote about my babies’ Halloween costumes!

Cheeks:  3
Cupcake: 6 months

HOW CUTE ARE THEY???  I love them so.

I thought about splitting this up into a couple of different posts, since I have a poopload of photos, but ultimately decided to just make this a massive, awesome Halloween costume bomb. KA-BLAM.  You’re welcome.

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