Elsa and Bob {Part 1}

I’ve actually sewn these shirts a while ago and haven’t had a chance to show them to you. Here is my cute couple Elsa and Bob. It was so adorable to see the two of them pose together and finally to get Elliott to stand still! Unbelievable what girls can do to boys! :)

DIY Elsa Frozen Shirt Bob the builder Shirt Toolbelt

I’ll first show you Bob the builder. I created the shirt with a tool belt for all of Elliott’s play tools. He loves to pretend building and working on his tool bench. And yes he loves to watch Bob the builder on TV too. :)

and Bob the builder Shirt with Tool belt

The belt was made out of scraps which I had left over from a shirt I made for E a long time ago.

Tool Belt DIY

And here are the steps on how you can recreate the tool belt on any shirt you sew: DIY Tutorial Tool Belt Bob the builderIt’s hard work posing for pictures and every Builder needs a snack.collage

 

 

Pattern for the T-shirt was provided by Made by Tara (available in German)

Tool Belt Fabric: Birch Fabrics

Tassel Necklace {DIY}

tassle necklace diy all Need a quick DIY for Mother’s Day and need to incorporate your toddler?! No problem! Elliott and I made these tassel necklaces one afternoon. They are easy to be made and keep your toddler busy for the right amount of time.

tassel necklace diy toddlers accessories

All you need is some string (or ribbon, leather…), tassels (I bought mine at Michaels Craft Store super cheap), beads (plastic or glass) and a pair of scissors. tassels beads scissors diy beadsI would put the tassel on first and knot off one side for your toddler, otherwise you are going to spend more time picking up beads than making a necklace.  We had a bunch of plastic beads left over from E’s birthday party which matched perfectly our tassels. Elliott decided to go with green and yellow. tassle diy necklaceThe whole project might take 20 minutes, because it takes some time for the toddler to get the beads on the string. This is also a great exercise for their fine motoric.

diy tassel necklace toddler beads

You can either keep the necklaces for yourself or give them away as gift’s to Moms, Grandmas, Friends or even little girlfriends.

And if you feeling more crafty and have small beads at home you can also make tassel bracelets with elastic strings. I wouldn’t recommend toddlers for this one, because the beads are too small for their little fingers. tassel diy

What does the Fox say…

I was so happy to hear a couple days ago, that I was selected to test a pattern for two awesome gals in Germany. FinnLeys and Trollis Nadelwald worked together on the collaboration Freya meets Wildlife, which is just overly cute.IMG_2019

With this pattern you can create an super comfy costume for boys and girls. You can create a fox, dragon, raccoon, kitty or a bunny. And I just had to create a fox for the boys.5

And I have to say we are a bit fanatic with the foxes since Liam was born. As you can see :) Finnley meets Wildlife

Elliott and I have listened to “What does the fox say..” over and over, it just gets stuck in your head and it”s funny, especially for a 3 year old Toddler.7

The boys love wearing their Freya meets WildlifeNew ImageIMG_2029

 

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Not enough Shirts?

Shirts DIY Lillestoff Birch FabricYou can have never enough shirts! Doesn’t matter if you are a boy or a girl! I’ve managed to show a lot of my shirts on Facebook or Instagram, but never on here. So as promised…here they are:

Shirts DIY Lillestoff Birch Fabric close up toddler shirt

To be honest, those are not even all of the Shirts I’ve made, most of them are already to small. Which always makes me a little sad, because I love each and every one of them. At least I will have another little one which can wear them at some point! :) And then some of them were given away as birthday presents. Shirts DIY Lillestoff Birch Fabric

Most of the time I am using Lillestoff to sew the Shirts for Elliott and mix them with a solid color Jersey I buy at the local fabric Store.

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Sometimes I am lucky enough to have matching Lillestoff and it’s a lot easier to create the shirts, than finding the right contrast colors. Shirts DIY Lillestoff Birch Fabric

The last shirt I’ve created, I actually also used Birch fabric for the sleeves. It still had some left over from another shirt, I’ve created a couple months ago.Shirt Made from Lillestoff and Birch Fabric

And I made it matching to the Taeschling E is wearing from the last Blogpost.Taeschling and Shirt Diy

Let me know if you want to know more about Lillestoff, which seller I prefer etc. I haven’t found a fabric Store in the Seattle Area, which sells it, so I buy my fabric online or import it. Just email me really quick and I will get back to you!

I’ve also linked the post to Made4BOYS and Freutag

Shower of Stars

Finally back to blogging and sewing. We started our new adventure 4 weeks ago and we can proudly call us homeowners now. It took me a bit to find the hard drive which had all the images for this blog entry. I am still missing my the cord for myprinter. And to be honest I underestimated on how hard it would be to move 7 1/2 months pregnant, and of course there was so much going on afterwards (friends from out-of-town, little stupid accidents, work and daily life) that I needed a bit of a break.

However, I promised in my last post that I would show you another version of the Taeschling. The Taeschling pattern is a little star, or maybe I should call it  “Shower of Stars” because you have so many options. You can just create it the way you want it  and for every season.

Taeschling DIY Sewing Allerleikind

And here is the information on how you can order your Taeschling pattern, send an email to allerleikind@t-online.de and Heike will send you a bill.

Taeschling DIY Sewing Allerleikind

This version has the extended legs, so the pants can grow with your little one. You can roll the hem up or just scruff it together, it stretches with the kids movement.  The Taeschling is just fun and I can’t wait to sew so more. I’ve finally gotten my machine back out. YAY!

Taeschling DIY Sewing Allerleikind

Elliott loves to wear his Taeschling. The pants are super comfy and I actually just want a pair for myself. I am just waiting for Allerleikind to create and adult version. *hint hint*

Taeschling DIY Sewing Pattern

 

I’ve linked this post to Made4boys and Freutag!