Thanks for Celebrating the Boy with us!

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 hope you’ll keep doing that throughout the coming year.

Here’s a look back at some of our tutorials….

{all of the photos featured here can be found in our Celebrate the Boy Archives}

and a few of our guest posts:

{all of the photos featured here can be found in our Celebrate the Boy Archives}

Would you do something for me please? If you haven’t yet, would you please take a moment to scroll through our archives (and here’s Dana’s BOY archives) and find at least one guest tutorial or post that you especially liked or appreciated and then make sure you GO OVER TO THEIR BLOG AND THANK THAT PERSON for all of the work they put into that project? I’m not sure everyone knows how many hours it takes to put those tutorials together. It would really make my day if you guys would just take a second to do that. Thanks!

I would like to thank:

  • All of our guest contributors for their fantastic posts. I was thrilled with how many guests were readers who had submitted their post ideas when we put out the call for contributions way back in November. You guys made this month what it is and without you I’d just be posting a bunch of stuff for Elliot. 
  • Two other people who deserve thanks are Carolyn who helped me with all of those roundup mosaics and Jess who helped me post updates to the Made By Rae Facebook page and Twitter.  
  • Thanks to our fabric sponsors Nido, Above All Fabric, Fabricworm, and Whipstitch who donated prizes for the awesome Boy Fabric Giveaways and to the shops that made our Boy Giveaway Day a success!
  • And special thanks goes to Dana: I just love hanging out with you for this month every year! What a fantastic teammate to have on this supercool project. I love all of the ideas that are constantly streaming out of your head and that great sense of humor. Your talent for blogging is truly inspiring! I take it as a huge compliment that half the emails I get during Boy Month are from people who think that you and I are the same person….hee.

I can’t end Boy Month without strutting my stuff just a little bit. Here’s one last final hurrah for all the new stuff that I made! Yaaaaaay! *does Kermit arms*

{all of the photos featured here can be found in our Celebrate the Boy Archives}

Alright, that’s a wrap! Now I am going to go take a break. 

32 thoughts on “Thanks for Celebrating the Boy with us!

  1. Thank you for hosting! It's been so fun to learn new things to make for boys from you and your guests. I appreciate all the hard work.

  2. It was brilliant, thank you so much for all the inspiration and additional blogs i now can turn to for some boy ideas.

  3. Thanks to all of you for providing so many wonderful ideas for us!! It's been fun to see the tutorials coming through all month.

  4. Thanks for putting together such a great month long celebration for boys. You and Dana are amazing. Now go get some rest.

  5. Thank you soooo much for this month!! I have enjoyed it so much! I am so glad that there are cute things for boys, too. You showed me things I could have never thought of!

  6. You rock, Rae (and Dana–although I think I know the difference between you two). I love being part of this. Thank you both!

  7. thanks for the shout out, rae! i loved helping out! and thanks for all the amazing work that you and dana did. such wonderful inspiration!! i love seeing so many great boy ideas out in the blogging world. they will keep my sewing machine buzzing for quite awhile. πŸ™‚

  8. Thank you for all the great ideas and links. I have 3 boys and always have ideas but no idea how to execute them but now I do from all the tutorials. Thanks.

  9. I have love every moment of this celebration, thank you so much for putting it all together. I found your blog after bumping into Dana's blog last summer and obsessively searching through her archives and I have been a fan ever since. Enjoy your break!

  10. Thank you so much for putting together this series with Dana!! I look forward to them every year!! I know you guys put in lots of hours and time. The posts are great and the guest bloggers are great too. Not to mention the wonderful giveaways you guys have too!! I have so many cool ideas and projects to make for my little guy now.

    Thanks again!!

  11. It was such an enjoyable month!!! Thank you so much for your hard work, ladies! You two have been hard at it and it really paid off!

  12. Thanks for all your hard work! It's been a great month–full of fun, surprises and many great things on my list to make now!

  13. YOU are amazing, Rae! Thanks so much to you and Dana for hosting boy month. Oh, and every time you say *waves kermit arms* I giggle. πŸ™‚

  14. Thank you so much for your hard work. I am hoping that you are feeling much better. Or will soon. It was inspirational.

  15. I am so grateful for all the time, energy and care you and Dana put into another boys month. You both are real ambassadors of making cute, lovely, beautiful stuff for them. My boy is almost 6 now, and in the beginning it was hard to find good ideas, fabric and patterns for him (I live in Holland, in Europe). It’s getting better now, thanks to a magazine like Ottobre and all mothers who share their makings on internet. But still I come across a poll in a Dutch sewing magazine asking β€œDo you ever sew for boys and if so, do you like it as much as sewing for girls?”. Such prejudice. So please keep up the good work. And thanks again for all the inspiration. I'm going to make a tunic very soon!

  16. I think it's wonderful….these Celebrate the Boy months you & Dana have done the last 2 years. When are y'all going to put it all in a book??

    Wendy Simmons

  17. Thank you so much for organizing this! It is so hard to find great ideas for boy "stuff". Now i have lots to make and try!!!

  18. Thanks for all of your hard work too! You are fabulous my dear! I can only imagine how much time and energy you and Dana put into this. You girls rock! Hugs!

  19. First of all, THE BOY was great!!! I've got a whole new list of tutorials to try. πŸ™‚
    Also, I'm thinking you guys are still sick, since you havn't posted for a few days…. and I just want to say that I'm thinking about you all!!! πŸ™‚

  20. I love what you've done, again this year! I admire your long hours and creative gumption. Thank you, thank you, thank YOU!

  21. I have totally enjoyed viewing all the super creative ideas. You are my inspiration. Fantastic – keep up the great work!

  22. I love your sunsuit tutorial! Thanks for sharing! I am having my third girl, and she needs a few more things!

  23. Thank YOU! You have inspired and awed me. This was a huge undertaking and I am so happy to have found your blog. I will be back, and I am very thankful to all your contributors.

  24. Well-deserved break! Thanks for hosting this month for us. As a mom of boys, I've enjoyed seeing all the cute boy things!

  25. HOORAY! YAY! Thank you for posting about things for boys! At all the markets I go to…there is hardly anything for boys.
    Thanks again πŸ™‚

  26. Thank you for your amazing posts! I have been intimidated by garment sewing for years and I finally broke the mold with some kick-@ss tomato red karate pants that make my boy do flying jump kicks. Boo-yah.

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