10 Simple Ways Kids Can Help Your Home Stay Organized

10 Simple Ways Kids Can Help Your Home Stay Organized

There's a lot to do to keep a family and a household functioning! And there's only so much time in each day. So as a mother, I want my kids to learn to pitch in - while still being "kids", of course! If we all work together, things run a lot more smoothly, and everyone - even the kids - benefits! Here you'll find 10 simple ways your kids can help your home stay more organized - and gain confidence along the way! 1. KIDS MAKE THEIR OWN BEDS STARTING AT AGE 5 I am not a super-neat person … [Read more...]

Make Your Own Baby Mary Jane Shoes

1 mary jane shoes

When my daughter was a baby, I made Mary Jane Shoes in every color to match her cute little outfits- I adore little Mary Janes! Today I want to show you how easy it is to make your own Baby Mary Jane Shoes- this design is super simple! Here is what you need for one pair of shoes: One fat quarter (18"x22") for the main fabric One fat quarter for the lining 5" x 10" non-skid fabric 5" x 10" interfacing 2 " of Velcro THIS FREE PDF Pattern* * This pattern is for size 3-6 months … [Read more...]

How to Make Kids Crafting Personal


Hello Somewhat Simple Readers! My name is Angelina and you can find me blogging over at JoJo and Eloise. I am so thrilled to be here sharing with you and I am also looking forward to getting to know you. I have to say that this is, Hands Down the best Kids craft EVER!!! Okay, Okay!!! I know you probably here that all the time, but this time it's REALLY true. :) Why? You ask!! Because, this little guy was THRILLED to pieces to be a part of creating his very, OWN SHIRT!! Now, that's a Craft … [Read more...]

Sewing Books I Love: Part II ~ Advanced Sewing Books

Advance Sewing Books

Do you secretly dream of designing and making your own clothes?  If so, then I have a few advanced sewing books that you might be interested in reading. Last month I introduced you to a few of my favorite beginner's sewing books.  Today, I'm sharing my favorite advanced sewing books for those of you who want to expand skills or possibly try your hand at fashion design. I need to give you fair warning ~ some of these books are pretty detailed.  However, if you take your time and digest t … [Read more...]

10 Dresses to Make Yourself


Here is a fabulous list of 10 Dresses to Make Yourself. (When I grow up I am going to be good enough behind my sewing machine to make each of these!) Enjoy! I could go on an on about everything I love about this pleated dress from Welcome to the Good Life. Isn't is beautiful? And here is another one of Sarah's darling creations- a Little Girl's Ruffle Dress. (Seriously Sarah, your family is adorable!) This Pretty in Pink Dress from Girl.Inspired is darling! Mama Stellato calls … [Read more...]