Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Happy Easter: Baby's First!

Did y'all have a Happy Easter? We spent some time with family, got home really late... It was a good day, fun. I did not take many pictures. My lower back was hurting, so getting up and moving around was not happening. But I did ask a cousin to take some pictures for us using my camera. These two (we didn't take too many) were my favorite!

The Berry Bunch: Happy Easter: Baby's First

I love the smile on little man's face and how he is holding his sister's foot. :) Too Precious!

He just cracks me up! I love his little face!

The Berry Bunch: Happy Easter: Baby's First

It was a halfway homemade Easter. Nikolai was wearing his Number 9 Trouser's by Shwin Designs. I had made them for the pattern flip and blogged about them here and you can see him wearing them on his 3rd birthday here. I haven't figured out collars yet, so I have not really attempted too much for shirts in that yet... Any patterns or suggestions that explain the color step-by-step would be greatly appreciated!

The Berry Bunch: Happy Easter: Baby's First


Samara is wearing her Kenzie's Party Dress by EYMM that I had made for the blog tour. You can see that post here. I am surprised that she can still fit in it, I thought she was growing like a weed and expected her to grow out of it, but nope! :) I was going to take the elastic out the bottom, but she was just too cute!

The Berry Bunch: Happy Easter: Baby's First


The Berry Bunch: Happy Easter: Baby's First

And last was one that I haven't shared with you yet... My skirt. It's the Rabbit Rabbit Creation's Strip Quilt Skirt ... Man, I've been slacking! It's amazing what not feeling good does...

Love this skirt! comfy and cute!

The Berry Bunch: Happy Easter: Baby's First!

The skirt picture was when I tested it. I love the look with the shirt, so I went with that for Easter. :) You could probably see from the family photo that my back was hurting, I was just standing weird. Kind of bummed that I didn't take more, but oh well... I got some and that is enough. :) And we had fun celebrating with friends and family and that is the most important thing! :)

Monday, April 21, 2014

Get Your Crap Together: Fox Coin Pouch: Testing a FREE Pattern {GYCT Designs}

Have I said how much I love testing patterns? Yes?!? Well, I am going to say it yell it, again... I LOVE TESTING PATTERNS!!! Check out this adorable fox coin purse from GYCT Designs. Nikolai has claimed one already!

The Berry Bunch: Get Your Crap Together: Fox Coin Pouch Testing a FREE Pattern {GYCT Designs}
Meet Bax the Fox

The cutting of the pieces takes the longest. But, the way that it is suggested in the directions makes the process go much faster! And, you can do multiples at a time this way too... Super easy! And the pieces sew together quickly too. Yes, it is a little coin pouch. But, don't let the applique of the fox facial pieces scare you!! It is so easy, and the result is awesome!!

The Berry Bunch: Get Your Crap Together: Fox Coin Pouch Testing a FREE Pattern {GYCT Designs}

How cute are they? The paisley one Nikolai says is mine and keeps bugging me what his name is... I think I will call him paisley (not very original, I know).

Check out the back... 

The Berry Bunch: Get Your Crap Together: Fox Coin Pouch Testing a FREE Pattern {GYCT Designs}

The Berry Bunch: Get Your Crap Together: Fox Coin Pouch Testing a FREE Pattern {GYCT Designs}

The best part about this pattern? GYCT Designs has decided that this pattern is going to be available for free, for now! Just think of all the possibilities with this little fox..... 


Have you checked out the talents of Get Your Crap Together yet? No?! You should, because she is awesome! Her blog is full of cute clothes on her adorable kids, nifty organization ideas (I seriously wish I was that cool with the organizational things), and ... Awesome patterns!!!  (psst, guess what? She used to live in Arizona too!)

I am so lucky that I have had the honor to test for her! Check out my post on the Love Me Knot Shorts that my niece adores! They are so cute.

The Seaside Summer Top, or as Nikolai has so dubbed, his airplane and his shapes shirts. These are easy sews as well. Samara has been wearing her Shorty Nightgown a whole lot more lately because of our heat and it is so much cooler than footie pjs! 

So fun! :) Bonus, I used the zipper from a vinyl pouch, the kind that you get at the store that has bath lotions and soaps in... It was the perfect size for this! You would be amazed where you can find notions like this, as long as you look! I used scrap fabric and a repurposed zipper (for both the foxes)! How awesome is that?


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Get Your Crap Together: Love Me Knot Shorts Test {GYCT Designs}

If this is not the cutest little type of bubble shorts you have ever seen, then I do not know what is! Check out these adorable shorts by GYCT Designs! Head over and sign up for the newsletter too, they had a discount code for the only those that received the newsletter, you wont get this one, but you wont miss the next one is loveme! it's good on etsy until 4/12! hurry over and get it! Or don't hurry, but you only have 2 more days!

The Berry Bunch: Get Your Crap Together: Love Me Knot Shorts Test {GYCT Designs}

The pattern was just released, and you can get it now at the GYCT Designs Etsy Shop or GYCT Designs on Craftsy

The pattern ranges size 6 months to 12! I tested the size 6 and my niece was so nice enough to model it for me with bribery of keeping the shorts, and selecting pocket placement! :)

The Berry Bunch: Get Your Crap Together: Love Me Knot Shorts Test {GYCT Designs}


The pattern has 2 pockets that are placed on the front, but completely customize-able to place them wherever you so wish! I made one with a pocket on the back and one with the pocket on the front. One tester placed the pocket a a cargo pocket on the side! 

The Berry Bunch: Get Your Crap Together: Love Me Knot Shorts Test {GYCT Designs}

The keyhole on the side is super cute too, and the pattern comes with a super easier tutorial to make your own bias tape for the edges of the leg and keyhole! I used some of Brandon's old pants for these shorts and they are not a lightweight denim! So bias tape out of a rather thick denim was a bit difficult, but I love how they turned out!

The Berry Bunch: Get Your Crap Together: Love Me Knot Shorts Test {GYCT Designs}

The Berry Bunch: Get Your Crap Together: Love Me Knot Shorts Test {GYCT Designs}

Another great pattern from GYCT Designs! I am so honored to have been able to test these shorts! And don't you just love the name? Love Me Knot shorts? There was a 'contest' and poll to decide the name of the shorts and isn't it just perfect for these? The crafty mind behind Crafty Biggers thought of it and won the pattern, congratulations to you, Erin! 

Head on over to  the GYCT Designs Etsy Shop or GYCT Designs on Craftsy to pick up the pattern!

The Berry Bunch: Get Your Crap Together: Love Me Knot Shorts Test {GYCT Designs}

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Monday, March 31, 2014

2014 Finish-A-long: Quarter 1 Finishes {2014 FAL Q1}

Hurrah for finishing one of the quilts that have been sitting in the craft room! It's been a busy couple of months but I am loving sewing!  Here are my finishes from my 2014 Finish-A-Long: Quarter 1 Goals

1. 2012 Craftsy Block of the Month... Finished! I love it too! Read about that one here!

The Berry Bunch: 2014 Finish-A-Long Quarter 1: Finished

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