Friday, July 31, 2009

Absolute Poppycock

Absolute Poppycock - don't ask me what it means, but I love to say it! If my memory serves me correctly, I have heard that phrase about a million times while my kids were watching Peter Pan in the backseat of the van. I believe Mr. Darling says it to Mrs. Darling in regards to all Wendy's nonsense about Peter Pan. My oldest daughter just happens to have the world's most adorable crush on Peter Pan. She literally beams when you mention his name. I even made a ridiculous Peter Pan outfit complete with a feathered hat and elf shoes last year and she practically wore it out.

Enough about Pan, this post is about Ms. Daphne Whitley and her insanely adorable blog - Absolute Poppycock. She sent me the sweetest email about my Caroline Dress Pattern and shared some photos of the adorable dresses she made for her nieces. I love the way she used simple eyelet fabric to create a really traditional looking pillow case dress from the Caroline Pattern. It looks so classic and her photography is wonderful. I scrolled through some of her old posts and saw a hilarious hot dog eating photo that I loved and had to stop myself from spending the better part of the morning reading and enjoying the photos.

Thanks Daphne for letting me use the photo here and sharing your great work with everyone!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Carson Ruffle Shirt Pattern is Here!

After about a jillion hours of working on this pattern, it is finally done! Sorry to keep you waiting so long. The Carson Ruffle Shirt is sooo sweet - what little girl wouldn't want one? Perfect layered over a long-sleeve t-shirt and jeans in the fall and winter, too. Make it sweet with pretty florals or sassy with funky prints. I am waiting on some brown zebra print fabric in the mail - can't wait to make my super sassy one soon! Enjoy!

Sewing Contest Winners

I made an announcement on my Etsy Shop a few weeks ago asking for you to email me photos of your Frog Legs and Ponytails Sewing Pattern creations. I had over 40 entries and about 100 photos to choose from! I have been sorting through them all morning, trying to narrow it down to three. Let me tell you - that was not an easy job! You are all so talented and generous to share your photos with me. After much deliberation - here are the winners of the Carson Ruffle Top Pattern. I couldn't actually pick 3 - so I went with 4, what the heck!

I plan to do this contest again soon so I can see all your Carson Ruffle Shirt creations, too. I want to do a holiday themed one, also - sound like fun? So start stitching away for those contests. Thanks again!

Caroline Dress and Matching Dolly Dress
(actually, puppet in this case!)

Matching Caroline Dresses - too cute!

These girls are having fun in their
coordinating Caroline Dresses!

An adorable Artista Crayon Tote!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

New - Happy Day Party Hat Pattern

I know you are all waiting for the Carson Ruffle Shirt pattern (close - I promise), but with the birthday party for my little one this month I couldn't resist releasing this pattern for you!

The Happy Day Party Hat Pattern
is such a fun way to personalize your little one's birthday party. They also make adorable gifts! Can be customized to match almost any theme and personalized with letters and numbers. These hats are so fun and easy to make, I couldn't resist making up 5 for pattern examples.

I can't wait to make more for the next party! My daughter wants an animal themed party and I am thinking zebra print hats with pink or orange feathers for the girls. And some giraffe or cheetah fabric (not sure if I'll have any luck finding that!) for the boys. Can't wait!

Visit my Etsy Shop or my Website for more information! Have fun!

Face Painting Gone Wild

My little one turned 3 this month, we had quite the party complete with some sweet face painting inspired by our recent Disney trip (sorry, haven't gotten around to blogging about that yet!). We got some good laughs (and pictures) when the girls decided to test their artistic skills and confiscated my paintbrushes to beautify my dad and father-in-law. They literally looked like a paintball gun exploded in their faces. We'll never forget that party!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Lola Head Scarf Pattern

Hi everyone! I know it has been a while since my last post. I have been feverishly working away on the Carson Ruffle Shirt, as well as a couple other new patterns. In the meantime, we had a big birthday party, the usual summer chaos, and we're gearing up for summer vacation!

Here is the new Lola Head Scarf Pattern - a sweet way to compliment any of your Frog Legs and Ponytails creations. I call it a "mini-pattern" as it is simple and about half the price of my other patterns, but it is still the same format as the others - filled with helpful information and adorable photos. We are packing a bunch of these for vacation this summer to keep the sun off little ears and scalps, plus keeps the hair out of their eyes which is nice. Oh, and they look ADORABLE, too! Such an easy way to add a punch of color to a t-shirt and jeans or use up your favorite fabric scraps. Match all her outfits, make them for the holidays, the possibilities are endless! Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Sewing Contest - Win the New Carson Ruffle Shirt Pattern!

I am in the process of putting a few finishing touches on the Carson Ruffle Shirt PDF Pattern for my shop. Isn't it cute! What little girl wouldn't love this shirt. I wish I was 5 again so I could wear it! If you would like to be notified when this pattern is released, be sure you are on my mailing list! Contact me by clicking here or you can email me at and I will be sure you are in the loop.

While I am busy finishing up my pattern - I thought I would run a little sewing contest. I would love to see more of your creations! Entering is easy. Just email me photos of your Frog Legs and Ponytails Sewing Patterns creations. I pick out my favorite 3 items and the winners get a free copy of the new Carson Ruffle Shirt Pattern coming out in July 2009. Send pics to by 7/22/09. Happy Sewing!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

The Artista Crayon Tote Pattern!

The Artista Crayon Tote Pattern - inspired by my childrens naughty restaurant behavior! This little tote makes a unique birthday or holiday gift. Holds 8 crayons and a pad of paper. Plus an extra pocket for stickers or notes. I keep mine in the car so my kids don't have to use those questionable restaurant crayons (who knows what is lurking on those!). Bring it along in the car, camping, to Grandma's house, outside to sketch flowers... I hope you like it!