tooth fairy pillow

tooth fairy pillow

for my birthday last year victor bought me sewing happiness by sanae ishida.

it is a darling book with heart warming stories and 19 little sewing projects. i’ve already made the triangle tote bag (to be blogged) and the zippered pouch a few times (herehere, and two more times that haven't been blogged) from the bookand found the instructions to be excellent. so when maya told me she had her first loose tooth a few weeks before christmas and asked for a tooth fairy pillow i once again turned to sanae.

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a lil’ man chambray

a lil’ man chambray

another baby boy, another oliver + s sketchbook shirt.

unlike my previous renditions of this pattern (here, here, and here) i decided to make this one from a chambray (which I got from stonemountain & daughter on my birthday as mentioned here) for two reasons: 

1. it’s this couple’s first baby and chambray is a gender neutral choice. you know just in case a girl comes along later.

2. the father of this baby wears a lot of chambray button down shirts, so now they can be twins.

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a trio of lovely larks

a trio of lovely larks

as previously mentioned, i recently made a goal to sew more things for myself. so on my birthday a few months ago I took the day off work and made trips to my two favorite fabric stores in the east bay: a verb for keeping warm and stonemountain & daughter and got fabrics specifically for this purpose. 

one of the patterns on my to-sew list was the lark cardigan, which is an adaptation of the lark tee from grainline studio. i believe the first time you sew a pattern it's best to follow the instructions and hold off on any alterations or hacks. so before I embarked on the cardigan variation I thought it best to make a basic lark tee with the lightweight grey knit I picked up at a verb for keeping warm. 

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