comfy sews VS cozy knits: the boy edition

Monday, March 14, 2011

Hi everyone! Have you all been enjoying Celebrate the Boy? Wowsa! What a great month of inspiring crafts, tutorials, projects and eye candy! It's been so exciting! When Dana and Rae asked me to join again this year with another roundup I was super excited. If you know me you know I love a good roundup. It's one of my favorite things to do.

You guys know how much I like to do roundups. I even like to call myself an internet wrangler of sorts and sometimes I do roundup competitions. Yep, that's right, a good ol'fashioned showdown of the crafty sort. Sound fun? It is! I like to get sewers knitting and knitters sewing. Readers get to vote for their fave craft and we have a friendly virtual online boxing match! I call it Comfy Sews VS Cozy Knits and if you enjoy this post make sure to visit the mommyhood in April for our Spring/Summer Edition for the whole month! Whooeee!


So for Celebrate the Boy I thought what better roundup to do than one between knitting (guest appearance by crochet) and sewing - boy style! I've rounded up some of my favorite patterns and tutorials for boys and put them all together for a handy resource for you. So next time you need to make the little man in your life some pants, a new sweater or even a bow tie why not knit it if you sew or sew it if you knit? Get inspired, bookmark your faves and give a little handmade to the boys in your life :) Just because there are no ruffles doesn't mean we can't have some fun right? So grab a cup of coffee, pull up a chair, get comfy and let's get inspired!

(Here's the link to Dana's lovely post on Made where you can read her sweet introduction!)






















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and because i couldn't resist....








Who doesn't need a little dino fun in their lives right? No matter if you are a girl or a boy dinos are always a fun thing! I can't wait to make some of these goodies for the little boys in my life. I may have girls of my own but I know a heckuva lotta boys who would love these handmade goodies! I hope you all enjoyed the roundup even though there was no voting this time round :)

What's your favorite boy item to make? Do you have one you recommend? Leave me a link in your comments and I'll add it to the post! We all love to see what each other is making :)

20 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh! smoke is coming out of my ears I love this round up so much! I taught my self how to sew and knit in the past year to make stuff my little guy. Ever since I always have one of each going on all the time. totally have more projects to add to the list now! Thank you so much for this post!

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  2. This is fantastic! I love it Shannon. Thanks again for rounding up all the ideas!

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  3. Shannon! Thanks so much for including my little man's dino hat in this fabulous roundup! And thanks for letting crochet make a guest appearance. ;)

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  4. p.s. These really are many of the best boy tutorials and patterns - lots of my favorites here! Fantastic choices! :)

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  5. I agree! I love the theme you went with and awesome choices. And not just because my kid's jacket was in there. Though that was kind of totally exciting. But really, so many of my favorite images and ideas from the Flickr group made it here. And some I had missed, though I don't know how. I have such a massive to-do list now, it's kind of scary. But in a good way :)

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  6. Hot darn, you really ARE good at the round ups.

    I adore that professor vest, the harmonica jacket, and the zip. Boys really DO inspire greatness! Way to go, creative moms!

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  7. Thanks for including my dapper little man bowtie. I had no idea until I saw myself on MADE. THANKS tons!

    Just Another Day in Paradise

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  8. Shannon, This is a fabulous roundup, and thanks for the luv!

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  9. Oooooh pretty! I have only girls, but they've already requested some items from this post!

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  10. awesome!!!! we can always count on you to put together the cream of the crop!! love all the dino stuff...

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  11. Thanks everyone! So glad you enjoyed it :) It was lots of fun to put together.

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  12. Oh, my drool! I only wish I could knit, because I think the knits win hands down! Although the sewn items are absolutely fabulous, too! Gorgeous projects all around!

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  13. Love:)
    Heads up... Josh s party will be April 16th;) ;) we decided not to throw Idyn one thinking he'd get too confused thinking it was his bday again lol... Can you believe my boys are TWO AND FOUR?!?(almost;)
    That means your girls are old too!!!
    Hugs:) seriously miss you! Let's try to talk and see each other soon:)

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  14. This roundup makes me want a boy!! And don't you just love anything by Heidi and Finn?? Everything on this page is absolutely gorgeous. I might just have to adapt some of them for Olivia! :)

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  15. Great roundup, Shannon! And thanks for including my bucket hat pattern :).

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  16. Love this roundup Shannon! There are a couple of things in here I definitely want to try. My favorite thing to make right now is the Explorer Vest from Little Things to Sew. I blogged about it too! http://handmadetherapy.blogspot.com/2011/03/little-things-to-sew.html

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  17. lovely roundup as usual, Shannon. I got really excited when I saw that ZIP hoodie over at MADE in the intro. That is a the coolest thing ever! I don't know how you find this stuff sometimes! It's like you're a giant magnet for awesome crafty things on the internet.

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  18. finally finshed my 2 tie tutorial for the boys... come by and check it out... super easy and a little funky - what do ya think?

    sue

    www.polliwogsinbloom.blogspot.com

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  19. hi there ... I sew & knit, so I always love these "competition" roundups you do! I was unable to stop thinking about that adorable knitted bowtie, so I made one! It's here ...
    http://sara-vs-sarah.blogspot.com/2011/03/scrapbuster-no-26-who-says-bowties-are.html
    Thanks for the constant inspiration - Sara

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