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Friday, April 29, 2011

Feature Friday: April of Wildflowers & Whimsy

I'm not sure if you missed Feature Friday last week with all the giveaway madness, going on. But I'm so happy to introduce you to April this week. If you love kids clothes, you will love April!
 

Hi!  I'm April from  Wildflowers & WhimsyI am so excited to be here on Melissa's blog today! 





So, a little bit about me....I am a wife and mommy to two sweet little boys and one very outspoken little girl...all 4 years  and under.  I plan on homeschooling, but since they aren't of school age yet, I spend a lot of time sewing and crafting, and they spend a lot of time, ehem, "helping".   Which basically means they pulled the thread out of my sewing maching when I wasn't looking or like the time I left my scissors out by accident and Sophie cut up part of a dress I was working on...seriously, I was out of the room for two minutes!  How do they get into these things so quickly?!?





This is my oldest.  He's a sweetie pie.




My one and only girl...
and my little model




My sweet baby...he's a handful!  He climbs everything!  It's quite often I find him balancing on window sills....no, seriously...


My blog is mostly about my sewing and crafting projects with some of my  attempts at photography (here and here and more here) and even a little modeling (lol! like here  and here) thrown in.  I started a linky party called Sew Crafty Saturday where you can link up whatever crafts, sewing, cooking, decorating, etc you have been working on each week.  I love being inspired to push myself outside of my comfort zone by all of the amazingly talented women out in blogland.  I am also starting to posting free sewing patterns  because eventually when my kids are older I would like to make and sell my own patterns and I figure it would be good practice and a nice way to get input on my designs...or who knows maybe by then I'll live at the beach and I'll just keep doing it for free because I am too busy hanging out on the beach to run a business... : )  Ahh, yes!  That would be pretty nice...




This is my latest design.  You can find the pattern and tutorial here

BTW: If you have trouble downloading email me and I will send it to you through email...sometimes the links don't work for some reason...


Here are some of my readers favorites....















These were for a friend's dog...we don't have one  :(




These are some of the patterns I am currently working on that will be made available for free download on my blog:


I also do a lot of sewing for my local fabric shop, so I try to write reviews of the patterns and include tips on areas where I had trouble.
Like with this Princess Bella Dress...




And I just have to share one more pic with you before I go.   Last December I had the honor of making my  nanny's wedding dress (btw~when I say Nanny I mean godmother!  I am not a SAHM with a nanny as one lady thought....but a girl can dream...lol).   The satin was a little difficult to work with especially considering it was my first time, but I really enjoyed making it, and I think it turned out beautiful....



I hope you'll stop by my blog, and I love discovering new blogs, so make sure you leave me a comment so I can hop over and visit your corner of blogland!


Thank you so much April!

Love,
xoxo

3 comments:

Goosegirl said...

Very nice to meet you April. You make lovely things!

Mama Lusco said...

I'm glad I found April's blog! Having fun with her fabric de-stash contest and love those tutorials!

Needled Mom said...

It was nice meeting April. I am definitely going to have to give that bustle dress a try for the granddaughters.

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