Saturday, April 28, 2012

The Solution to short pants

Has anyone ever wondered what the greatest problem is with children's clothing? If you have kids you already know... pants never fit! 

When you buy your child their size pants, even with the elastic adjustable waist band, it's too big. Eventually the child will grow into the pants, but when the waist finally fits the legs are too short!      
Marin had some jeans that were finally fitting her around the middle just right... but then they started to get short. So I found a solution to that little problem, make them even shorter! I added a ruffle and then made a matching shirt and there ya go. The whole outfit cost a whopping $3. The jeans were hand-me-downs, the ruffle was left over fabric (on sale) and the shirt I got at a thrift store (with tags) for $2. So I estimate that the whole thing took about one hour, and cost three dollars.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

The Peter Pan Hat

My friend Harmony over at Sew in Harmony was having a Peter Pan Neverland themed birthday for her three year old daughter. 
Every little Lost Boy, Tinkerbell or Pirate who came got one of these little Peter Pan hats! You can see the tutorial here should you need to make one for your little Lost Boy or Girl. (You can also check out the Wendy Dress too! It was awesome!)
All I have to say is that Owen loves his, and wears it all the time. I have found him a few times with his little Peter hat on in bed. The other day he was going down for his afternoon nap when I heard him rummaging around his room. Soon it was quiet and I found him asleep with his Peter hat and some of Marin's flip flops. Oh he is a little Lost Boy if I have ever seen one!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Kids Books and Social Justice

One of the wonderful ways you can start the discussion of social justice, environmental awareness and other global issues is through literature written just for kids. On the other hand don't trust every book with an agenda or propaganda. While this is a great way to bring about some good conversations with your children. It can also be a way to do more damage than good.