This top was the “test run” for the Polka-dot top posted earlier this week. I wasn’t sure I would have enough time to pull together a second version so I made sure I liked the fabric and that it would work if it had to be the only one that was made. It was made from a…
I’m taking this post down because (I’m not sure I mentioned this yet or not…oh WAIT! I did! Hee…) but I truly am super busy packing and really don’t have the time to deal with this right now and I think it’s best if we just move on. Thanks so much to those of you who left supportive comments! I appreciate it! :)
UPDATED 3/30: I’ve posted a little more about this on my Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/madebyrae if you’re curious about the situation. Sorry to have left some of you wondering what was going on, I know that always makes me a little crazy.
*get it? do ya get it?
You guys it is serious craziness over at my house right now. We are moving on Friday. FRIDAY! And do you think I am packed? Do you think I have stopped sewing things for my kids and guest posting and book reviewing and put all my fabric into boxes like a Sensible Person would do? That’s right you guessed it: I have NOT. *rolls eyes at self*
So like a Crazy Woman I am posting (again) today because I thought maybe you would be interested in what is going on here behind the scenes at Chez Rae. I usually tend to be pretty vague about my personal and family life here on the blog (even if you see my…
I’m a guestie for Ms Katy over at No Big Dill today for her lovely Once Upon a Thread Series with a little outfit I sewed for Little Miss C inspired by the book “Oh What a Busy Day!” by Gyo Fujikawa, a favorite book from my childhood.
Head over to No Big Dill to see pictures from the (very vintage) book I read as a child and pictures of C’s outfit. Be sure to peruse the past contributors’ projects as well, all based in some way on a book. Amazing and so much fun to look at! I love Katy’s theme, sewing from children’s books? Brilliant! And a…
I’ve had a fantastic time this past month making and posting so many things for the boys! I hope you’ve enjoyed our collection of tutorials, roundups and guest posts and that you’ll turn to it continuously in the future for ideas and inspiration.
Dana and I both get pretty tired, but it’s so worth it when I look back and see everything as a whole. I’m so proud of what we’ve got here. It’s been a busy month and we have had so many wonderful contributions. The response from readers has been so positive and enthusiastic. THANK YOU for joining us both as readers and for contributing your fantastic creations and ideas to our photo pool. I…
There’s just one more project I want to show you before we officially close up Celebrate the Boy this afternoon, the one item of clothing I managed to complete for the other “boy” in my life, Mr Rae:
I alluded to the fact that I had started on this shirt at the beginning of the month when it’s designer Sarai of Colette Patterns was here as a guest and I’ve nearly had it finished for the last couple of weeks. I finished it yesterday just in time to let it slide in for Boy month. It’s the Negroni Shirt by Colette Patterns and I really like this pattern. Alot. This version was meant to be the…
I meant to have a nice roundup post yesterday to end our Boy Month here (it was March 15 yesterday), but I got crazy sick and haven’t been able to hold myself upright for the last couple of days. I’m feeling a little better today, but MAN. I know this is just going to sound redundant but it seems like when your kid is in preschool the whole family is sick all. the. time. Like every day we send him is like pushing him into a germ factory and saying “Best of luck with that immune system, little dude! Try not to bring anything home with you!” I think of all those little puzzle pieces and bingo markers and play foods covered with microorganisms. How…
Thanks for all of the great comments on my first Charlie Pullover Tunic (posted here)! It sounds like some of you are going to attempt something similar for your own boys, which is very cool! For those of you who might not know where to start, I’m almost finished with a pattern for this (in sizes 12 months – 5T for now). I know I’m usually pretty slow at this stuff, but I really am very nearly there. Those of you who are waiting for other patterns (Pierrot and that piped sunbonnet,…
Well you know we like legos around here. We’ve featured a lego quilt, lego toy sacks, and then there’s our boy month graphics. There’s a reason for that: BOYS love legos (OK, and girls too, but give us a break, we’ve got two days left of our Boy Month so just let us revel in it). And today we have a special tutorial for you from Sascha of Piccoli Piselli to show you how to make the mother of all crafts, the lego table. This particular creation can keep kids occupied for hours and has other parents seething with jealousy (or trying to play with it) when they come over for playdates. Isn’t this spectacular?
1. Bunk Bed Fort, 2. big blocker and small ply, 3. Alphabet Tile Set, 4. Preschool Song Book Printable, 5. finished pirates and ninjas, 6. tool belt, 7. tic tac toe 006, 8. playhouse, 9. Monte’s headboard cover, 10. Monogram Yarn Wall Hanging, 11. Liam bright, 12. Fabric Car and Train Bookends, 13. blocks, 14. Garbage Truck Birthday Cake, 15. Marble run, 16. http://thenewwittys.blogspot.com/2011/03/robot-wall-art.html
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