Sis Boom Devon Peasant Top

My next sewing project is going to be the Sis Boom Devon Peasant Top.  It is touted to be a very beginner-friendly project and that is exactly what I need.  There are many options for this pattern… I am planning to do a hip-length top with full basic (rather than bell) sleeves.

Are you ready to see the fabric I’ve chosen?  It’s kind of crazy, I know.  I *like* crazy 😀  Plus, as my 5-year old daughter and I were looking online at fabric, she pointed to this one and exclaimed “That one looks like Strega Nona.”  You know what… it totally does!  Heehee.  I love it!  Okay, so here it is…









It is Alexander Henry’s ‘Eden Chain’ in Ochre.  I really do love it.  The only issue is that when purchasing fabric online, it is very difficult for me to visualize the scale of the print.  I thought that this one would be larger, but it is smaller by maybe 50%.  That’s okay, though.  I am still pretty excited to make my ‘Strega Nona’ peasant top out of it!

So, that’s my plan!  What’s your next project (sewing or otherwise)?  I’d love to hear!


Tooth Fairy Pillow

My eldest daughter has her first loose tooth and she has been manipulating it so much that I am sure it will pop out any day now.  Which makes me very squeamish, if you want to know the truth.  Empty tooth sockets give me the heebie jeebies.  Blech!  Haha… but enough about me…

When I realized that my daughter had a loose tooth, I knew that I wanted her to have a special pillow in which to put her tooth.  I stayed up a few nights, laying in bed, thinking about how to make this pillow.  It is simple, yes, but I am a beginner sew-er as well as an over-thinker, so I devoted a few sleep hours to thinking about it.

I made this Tooth Fairy pillow completely out of scraps and remnants.  Yay!  I love being able to make things out of stuff I already have.  The pocket is accented with ric rac, one of my favorite trims!  The finished dimensions are: 4.5″ high, 6″ wide and 2″ deep.  The pocket is 2 1/4″ x 3 3/8″… perfect for accommodating the Tooth Fairy’s little treat.

Now, when I was a child, my Tooth Fairy always came to my room, retrieved my tooth from under my pillow and left me a treat (a $1 bill) in its place.  The reason I wanted needed to go the hanging-from-the-doorknob route is because the flooring in front of the girls’ bedroom doors is very, very creeky.  That is not such a problem for the Big Girl as she sleeps like a log, but the Baby Girl is an incredibly light sleeper.  I am terrified of waking the baby while tending to the Tooth Fairy’s duties.  So, I decided I’d sacrifice tradition for this hanging pillow.  I’m just happy that it is cute and that my Big Girl loves it so much 🙂

My daughter (she stuffed it!) and I made this pillow in the course of one of our baby’s naps.  It is quick, easy and makes my daughter (and myself) very happy!

Speaking of Tooth Fairy treats… what does your family’s Tooth Fairy leave?  I’d love to hear!

Tooth Fairy Pillow