I always loved doing crafts as a little girl, and since there weren’t video games or cable, we found ways to entertain ourselves. My Aunt Gloria taught me some basic knitting. My cousin Jenny and I would knit little blankets for our Barbies and these tiny little Christmas mouse figurines. I love knitting! Unfortunately, my skill set needs help.
My oven mitts are getting pretty scary. I burned myself with one the other day, as the thumb portion is worn through. I could go out and buy one, but I have a bunch of scrap fabric, so why not just make a new oven mitt? I love strawberries, and always wanted a strawberry kitchen. I had leftover fabric with a strawberry print I used, and you might see me wearing a skirt with this fabric as well.
I love Pinterest, because it’s full of fun ideas to make your house cozy. I saw this idea on Pinterest, but when I went to click the link, it said “Suspicious Link,” so I bailed. I just saw the picture and figured it out. Isn’t it cute? I think it’s nice for kids to see symbols of family unity and love around the house. It reminds them how much they are loved.
I am trying to get more festive with the minor holidays, such as Valentine’s Day. Kids love to celebrate, and I really want to make things special for my little girls. And since we homeschool, we are home a lot, so making our space cozy goes a long way. This year I’m stepping it up for Valentine’s Day, and decided a pretty tea towel for the oven handle would be just the thing.
Make a skirt for your little girl! I love to sew, but I loathe mainstream patterns. This Addie Jo pattern by Izzy & Ivy is really not a pattern, but is rather a set of very clear directions. You won’t be cutting out patterns, but simply cutting out fabric according to sizes. I love these instructions go up to size 14, as most boutique patterns do not.
I am not including the measurements, and am writing most of my own details, as not to infringe on copyright. The pattern isn’t expensive, they give you five different skirt styles. I highly recommend you buy this pattern from Izzy & Ivy!