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Phoenix :: Halloween 2017

Phoenix :: Halloween 2017

Since I already shared Louis' Halloween costume (HERE), I figured it would be worth it to break down my own costume...and hopefully Bennett's, whenever I get around to starting and finishing it.  #whoops Since we are all going as XMen, I had to pick a fellow redhead. ...

Quicksilver :: Halloween 2017

Quicksilver :: Halloween 2017

I could not decide if I wanted to share these photos before Halloween or not.  I was worried that maybe it'd spoil the fun of showing off Lou's costume before he gets to wear it out.  But then I realized that I am WAY TOO EXCITED about how it turned out.  So here's...

Bat Shirt Crazy :: A P4P Halloween Freebie!

Bat Shirt Crazy :: A P4P Halloween Freebie!

It's a Halloween freebie day over at P4P today, and I'm bringing you one of the quickest shirt patterns you could ever sew up.  And you don't even have to sew it if you don't want to.  It's that easy. I puffy heart Halloween.  And dorky Halloween clothes are the best...

RP Royalty: Queen for a Day

RP Royalty: Queen for a Day

My favorite thing about my "sewing world" experience is the people I've met and the connections I've made during this journey.  Sara from RP Custom Fabrics is one of those people who I'm seriously so happy to know.  Even if I only know her through the internet. ...

Witchy-Poo V2.

Witchy-Poo V2.

My Mom is 100% to blame for my love of Halloween.  She brought that love way back when we were kids.  The decorations, the creative costumes, the over the top kitschy element of it…everything is fabulous.  When we were growing up, Momma used to dress up in full character of a witch and visit our classrooms, to create a “witches brew” show for everyone.

Rebel, Rebel | Free Star Wars Cut Files!

Rebel, Rebel | Free Star Wars Cut Files!

Do you ever run into a creative block?  I do for sure.  And it’s A FREAKING BUMMER when it happens.  Like, life altering.  When I want to make something but can’t figure out what to make, it’s straight up depressing.

I went through it with these fabrics from RP Custom Fabrics.  They’re gorgeous and I wanted to do them justice.  It basically destroyed my sewjo….and then a lightbulb went off.  Star Wars.  The answer is Star Wars.  (In reality, the answer is always Star Wars.)

The Force Awakens | Cute Kid Edition

The Force Awakens | Cute Kid Edition

My sister was planning a visit with her two babies and I COULD NOT resist making them coordinating outfits.  It just needed to happen.  And is there seriously a better trio of characters to turn them into than the newest heroes from the Star Wars Universe?  I seriously had so much fun making these outfits.

Like always, I wanted to make sure the clothes were wearable after the fact…but still a form of cosplay.  It’s my “everyday cosplay” style that i love to put Louis in.  And I LOVE how they turned out!

A Quick Trip to Hogwarts

A Quick Trip to Hogwarts

I made this outfit and took these pictures of Louis allllll the way back in August.  And I’m kind of mad at myself for not blogging them.  Because they’re too cute to keep to myself, right?  This was a carry-over of Louis’ Harry Potter birthday party and I am so excited about how well Lou rocked his modeling in these.  Get ready for some Harry Potter awesomeness!

You’re My Only Hope

You’re My Only Hope

When the news reached me, my day got a whole lot sadder.
Thank you for blessing us with all of your talents, Carrie Fisher.

May the Force be with you, Princess.

Halloween 2016

Halloween 2016

Oh man.  Blogging has been a struggle lately.  My schedule has been a mess and I've been finding it difficult to return here.  BUT, I at least would like to share some photos from the Halloween festivities we've enjoyed.  Because even if life has been super hectic,...

PR+P Week 4: You Need a Pilot

PR+P Week 4: You Need a Pilot

We are in WEEK FOUR of Project Run + Play.  Can you believe it?  Never in a million years did I think I'd see the finale and here we are.  Thank you so much for all of your support during all of this!  Trust me when I say that this sewing contest is not for the weak....

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