Sewing her own Tapir stuffed animal with no pattern!

My 13 year old daughter created her own pattern and sewed her very own Tapir. Yes, you read that right - a tapir. They are an animal that my family is obsessed with. I'm just SMH right now at how silly this entire conversation sounds. :) So, she made a stuffed animal tapir for a school project. She did a project on tapirs at school, and her teacher offered bonus points if she created a tapir and brought it to school. So OF COURSE she wanted to sew one. Here's the finished tapir: For a 13 year old with little sewing knowledge and no pattern to go off of, I'd say this is a win! … [Read more...]

Creating the LOIN CLOTH SKIRTS & BELTS for Indoor Drumline show

Last week I introduced you to my son's Indoor Drumline group, where they put on a show this year called Primal. The teens put in countless hours of hard work into pulling off a 1st in State show and we parents coudln't be any prouder of them. The show would definitely not come together without the help of all the parent volunteers as well. My "job" this season was "Costume Coordinator". I made sure each entire costume arrived at each show during the season and made sure each kid had what they needed before they preformed. I also was heavily involved in creating the costumes, especially certain … [Read more...]