Friday, May 25, 2012

Raw-Edge Raglan T-Shirts

I'm in love with the book 'Sewing for Boys' by Shelly Figueroa and Karen LePage. Earlier I posted about some bowler style shirts I made for Jameson. That pattern is from this book along with these t-shirts I made for Jameson this summer. The t-shirts were super fast to cut and sew together.

The first couple shirts I made were pretty much free because I was given the fabric (except for the cost of the book- the more you use it the cheaper it gets!)...

The last 2 shirts I made were up-cycled from 2 old mens t-shirts I found at the thrift store. I don't know how much I spent but it was definitely under $5.

If you can sew, are on a budget, and have boys (8 and under) I recommend getting this book. I'm glad I did! :) *I wasn't paid to say that... I just like the book!*

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Tunic Dresses

Last month I finished up 2 new dresses for myself. I try to add something new and handmade to my wardrobe every spring. (I really should make something for winter too!)

This spring I wanted something comfy to wear around the house. Comfy is good! They are nice and loose around the middle and really easy for all those extra movements I tend to make (ie: playing with a toddler, sitting on the floor cutting out a pattern, cleaning, etc.)

I only made 2 but I am tempted to make a couple more! The orange 70's style tunic hits me about at the knee and is really the prefect dress length on me. The black and turqoise one hits me about mid-thigh and I wear black leggings with it. It is by far my favorite of the 2!

Now, I might just have to go dig through my fabric stash again so I can make another tunic dress...


Wednesday, May 23, 2012


I'm still suffering from a bit of writters block so my posts have been a bit random lately. I thought I'd go ahead and just stick with that theme today and go with a bit of randomness!


As of last Friday we are officially out of school for the summer! Yay!

At first I thought about scheduling something once a week(the zoo, aquarium, etc.). But honestly, I'm not sure I want to drive an hour, deal with a cranky toddler, shell out the cash, and get sun burnt once a week. So I changed it to once a month with visits to my parents' pool, walks, and park visits in between. I'm happy with that and my boys could really care less, they just like to be at home!


With the boys at home I thought about shutting down my shops for the summer. But doing something like that is probably not really wise. Instead I've compromised on taking a week off at the beginning of each month for the next 3 months. I haven't decided if I'll put the shops on vacation or if I'll leave them open with an announcement that sold items will be shipped on such and such day. Either way, I'm looking forward to a little summer break of my own!


I have been really busy sewing lately! I've had items that I wanted to get sewn up for a really long time. They've been cut out and hanging up waiting for me to get to them. I've only gotten to about a fourth of it but here is what I got done! Do I smell a lemony freshness theme here? lol

Lemon Half Apron- for sale HERE

Lemon Half Apron- Back view

Lemon Grocery Bag Dispenser- for sale HERE (several available)

Kitchen Utensils Grocery Bag Dispenser- for sale HERE (several available)

Lemon Cloths Pin Bag- for sale HERE- update: item is sold- sorry!


I've also completed a wholesale order recently:

and a custom order:

I also added a new page along the top called 'Custom Orders'. This gives the status update of my current custom orders along with instructions for placing an order. It's kept up to date as best as I can!


Lastly, I'm participating in a cloth diaper Review and Giveaway. The giveaway is for either one AIO or one fitted cloth diaper from Hen and Chick Cloth. Stop on by To Make A Nest to enter! Good luck!!!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Bowler Style Shirts

I made several shirts for Jameson this spring. He's grown so fast and was really in need of some thing to wear! We are still pinching pennies so I thought I'd dig through my patterns and fabrics to see what I could come up with. They turned out really well even though my model wasn't so cooperative! :)

We had lots of fun picking out the fabrics together. One of the best parts for me is that Jameson has an original shirt made by me that he loves to wear!

Have you ever made any clothing for yourself or a child? Did they love it or hate it?

Monday, May 14, 2012

Plastic Grocery Bag Dispensers

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

That seems to be my theme this year! With taking over MicroMops on Etsy and running my own shop called Heather's Green Home Goods, well, I just can't seem to help it!

Today I'm writing about plastic grocery bag dispensers. Admit it, we all have them... but instead of tossing them out why not save them for other purposes? I use them for trashbags (instead of buy something to just throw away), transporting wet or soiled clothes (great when you're changing a potty learner's clothes all the time), or just for pretty much anything I can think of. They are handy to have around.

But storing all those plastic grocery bags doesn't have to be a pain... do it in style and stay organized at the same time! The grocery bag dispeners I have available in my shops here and here are about 17" tall with an 8" hanging handle. The top and bottom have elastic to hold everything in and the bag is serged for a clean professional look

I've only shown a few photos of the ones I have available so check out my shops HERE or HERE to see what I have in stock!

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