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Kids' Choice Link up and Outfit One

Thursday, May 1, 2014
Happy May!!!  May is one of my very favourite months because it's the month I became a mom.  Yes, my boy is turning six in a few weeks!  Seems the perfect time to start the Kids' Choice series and give away some amazing prizes on Mother's Day!!

If you missed the Kids' Choice announcement, you can find it HERE.  Basically, it's all about having fun with your child(ren) and sewing them something special with fabrics that they choose.  Take it further and let them use their creativity with the pattern and accessories.  Really, this is all about them, but of course, you get the fun of sewing it all up!


Elegance & Elephants

The wonderful sponsor for this event is L'Oiseau, a shop that celebrates everything creative in the world of sewing and knitting.  If you are looking for the highest of quality and the best in customer service, L'Oiseau is the place to be.  The inspiration behind L'Oiseau began six years ago when owner, Michelle, became passionate about sewing for her kids and wanted to wrap them up in fun, bright, and amazing fabrics.  She then realized how difficult it was to get those fabrics she wanted, and often had to look overseas to find them.  After years of research, she decided to make those fabrics accessible here in North America and opened up her shop.  She is so eager to go to great lengths to fill her shop with only the best.  I am absolutely thrilled that three readers will be winning $50 shopping sprees to spend on whatever they like from L'Oiseau's extensive selection!

Elegance & Elephants
(affiliate link)

When my children were given the opportunity to choose some fabric from L'Oiseau for their Kids' Choice outfits, they were SO excited (as was I)!  It was a thoroughly enjoyable experience for both them and me!

Here is the first of Anja's looks: Happy Horses.




This adorable fabric from L'Oiseau is in high demand and it's no wonder why!  What little girl wouldn't want to wear bright, colourful whimsical horses and stars?!  This fabric is made by Poppy in the Netherlands and on this side of the world, it's only available at L'Oiseau.  It's not surprising that it quickly sold out, but don't worry!  It will be back in stock soon.  Follow on L'Oiseau Facebook so you can know when it arrives, and keep up with all the current news at L'Oiseau.

The ribbon is awesome, too!  I have it in several colours and find so many uses for them.  You can find it here.


We ended up having a really fun, easy-going photo shoot.  If you've ever tried to give direction to a three year old, you know it's not always the easiest situation.  This time, I totally let go, and she got to keep the upside-down View Master and mismatched leggings for the shoot.  And you know, it was so much less stressful and a lot more fun!



The pattern I used was also by Poppy, from their magazine B*inspired Spring/Summer issue.  This Dutch pattern magazine is a new product to reach North America and is full of 20 patterns that centre around family life.  I love the dress Anja chose...such interesting lines and a unique silhouette!  I'll be making some more of these for sure!  And there's also a t-shirt version as well.  You cannot beat the value you receive with this magazine (it works out to just under 38 cents per pattern!!!!).


And now, it's your turn!

THE DETAILS:
From May 1-9, you can link up your projects here at E & E and share all your creations.  Enter as many times as you like, even it's an outfit you've made before.  Then, on May 11, three submissions will be chosen at random to win the ultimate Mother's Day gift: a shopping spree at L'Oiseau of $50 each!  At a later date, coordinated by the winners and myself, they will show us what they made with their winnings here at E&E.  How fun will that be?!

So, the only rule here is that the kids get to choose.  That's it!  Let's see what your kids chose for you to make them!
6 comments on "Kids' Choice Link up and Outfit One"
  1. Wow, this is cute, Heidi! I love the fabric and that pattern is adorable! That magazine looks wonderful too. Hope I sew along something for my kids!

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    1. Thank you, Shino!! :) I hope you can sew-along, too.

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  2. I had lots to add. I haven't been able to to choose a pattern, fabric, or single button for my daughter since she was 8. She practically makes me sign a contact before I make anything- she is the creative director and I am mere labour:)

    I have a crazy dress she designed- I'm dying to link it but not sure if I'll have photos ready in time. I feel like it's horrible aesthetically; but she loves that ugly thing. You'll laugh!

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    1. Ha, ha, Amy!!! I can't wait to see the 'crazy dress'. But if she loves it, that's the most important thing, right!? :)

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    2. I guess. If she tells anyone I made it; I'll die of embarrassment. We were about to get photos but now there's a storm rolling in. I'm trying g hard to get them by the 9th!!

      I just remembered a nightgown Bella designed. I chose a cute pattern and she murdered it- death by fabric!! I'm gonna link it...

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  3. You always come up with great series! I love the dress, seriously adorable!
    I hope I will have time to sew this week. But I am a bit afraid what my daughter will ask...she might ask for something impossible, at least for my sewing skill ;)

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