WIP Wednesday: Girl’s Smocked Tunic

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I started this project a while back, and have been scared to work on it. It’s my first piece of clothing!  It’s worked flat so it should be easier, right? but I’m still nervous. I have only recently mastered working a hat in the round, can I really make a tunic? Sleeves and a little back slit? So far, so good! Continue reading


You may have noticed that I’ve kind of dropped off the face of the blog. Six months ago I brought my first little into the world. I have debated what that means for leave it to Joy. If you have any littles you understand me when I say that I have considerably less time for my DIY content. My knitting is SLOW! and most of the sewing I do now is to mend things instead of starting something from scratch.

I never really thought about making journaling the primary content on my blog, I think my life is too normal for that. Even though your journal posts are some of my favourites to read. I did think about transitioning to a mommy blog but I’m not sure about that, considering my most popular posts are my DIY furniture. Ah the agony. And I’m a first time mom, I don’t know what I’m doing?! Most days if my little is alive and fed I feel like I’m winning. But maybe that is what it’s about, the journey.

Even this post I’ve rewritten it several times and I’m still not sure about it. Why would someone enjoy reading this? It’s not funny, or encouraging, at best it’s somewhat relatable.  

Oh Change, I know you’re good – but I hate you sometimes. 

DIY Over the Door Laundry Hamper for $3

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Way back in the day one of my room mates had a hanging laundry basket. I wanted one for my littles room but I could not find one anywhere. One day I had an amazing idea, which in itself is amazing, I never have spontaneous ideas.  Continue reading

DIY Reusable Swiffer Duster

swifer1I did it! Another Pinterest Win! This time a Swiffer duster I can reuse and reuse! I wasn’t sure if the dust would actually cling to the flannel, but it does! I wasn’t sure if I could make the flannel scraps that I had left from my DIY Baby Bibs work, but I did!

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DIY Baby Booties 9 months: Free Pattern

Baby Booties, Pattern, pink, lined, 9 months, sew, girl clothes, DIYThere are so many amazing Pinterest ideas about baby DIY’s and sewing. In fact I have a full Pinterest board of ideas, check them out here. I saw so many super cute little baby booties, but none that had an easily printable pattern. Continue reading

Newborn Snowflake Beanie: Free Pattern

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I have fallen in love with two tone knitting, and I love knitting baby stuff. You make progress so quickly, and seeing it take shape feels so rewarding. I did this one and it ended up being a lot smaller than I expected. Its only going to be good for a newborn.

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DIY Butterfly Mobile Under $10

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With a new baby every parent wants to decorate their baby’s nursery. I stumbled upon a super cute Pinterest idea which inspired this DIY. Find the pin here and follow me on Pinterest here. Continue reading