Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom


Sewing for Back to School (plus new pattern coming soon!)

We're officially back to school this week and I've been busy with a bit of sewing!

Back to school photo session.


Life is Messy!

Do you remember this sweet little Cupcake Skirt I made a year or so ago?  Such a cute skirt and the pictures I got that day were really great.  (The skirt still fits her, though I am sorry to say those pink boots have definitely seen better days!)  Today, I've partnered with Sparkle® Paper Towels to share my "mom confession" behind this photo shoot!


Low Carb Chili Dog Bake

Have you ditched the carbs and sugar in your diet?  If so, don't worry, you can still enjoy a delicious Chili Dog with this Low Carb Chili Dog Bake recipe!  (Thank you to Bar-S Foods for sponsoring this post!)

Eating Low Carb or Gluten Free?  You can still enjoy a Chili Dog with this Low Carb Chili Dog Bake Recipe!


Inspiration Monday plus features

Welcome back to Inspiration Monday!

You guys are so talented!
Each week we are wowed by your ideas, and we feel blessed you take the time out of
your day to share them with us!

I have 2 favorite projects to share today.


Make a Shirred Sundress from a Man's Dress Shirt

Nothing like a quick and easy sewing project to satisfy a sewing urge! Even better when you can take something unloved and out of style and transform it into an adorable outfit for your little one.

How to upcycle a Man's dress shirt into an adorable sundress!  (Quick and Easy Sewing projects.)

We've had this XL gingham teal button down shirt hanging out in our closet since the late '90's, I'm sure.  I never could quite toss it out.  Then last year, I saw this dress at a Matilda Jane trunk show.  You could probably make the this dress with any fabric and just add a faux button placket later, but I thought the easiest way to recreate the look would be to upcycle a Man's dress shirt.  It already has a placket built in!  (Plus, I love to upcycle, I always get a little thrill to put unloved items to new use.  Here are a couple of my favorite upcycled projects ever: patchwork shorts, another man's shirt upcycle, upcycled tank top, knit ruffled skirt.)