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How to Add Body to Long, Fine Hair (+ My Favourite Salon… With Childcare!)

July 17, 2013 – 8:00 am | 3 Comments
How To Add Body to Long, Fine Hair - The DIY Mommy

I have a horrible, horrible confession to make. As much as I love fashion and beauty, I haven’t been to a hair salon in 20 months. 20 months! That wasn’t a typo.
Between chasing around two …

Sew an Infinity Dress with a Built-In Tube Top

April 30, 2013 – 8:00 am | 20 Comments
Sew an Infnity Dress with a Built-In Tube Top by The DIY Mommy

Once upon a time, we weren’t building a house and I had one baby instead of two. I had time to sew things for other people and sell them.
One of my most popular creations was …

9 Favourite Easy Updos for Moms

April 12, 2013 – 8:00 am | 5 Comments
9 Favourite DIY Easy Updos for Mom Hair

As a busy mom on the go, I find myself stuck completely in a hair style rut.
My hair’s either down, long and straightened, or I flip it up in a silly ponytail-loop concoction.
Here are some …

Winter 2012 / 2013 Fashion on Instagram – Petite Curvy Mom Style

January 23, 2013 – 8:00 am | 3 Comments
Winter 2012/2013 Fashion on Instagram - Petite Curvy Mom Style by The DIY Mommy

It’s been a cold winter up here in Alberta, Canada… and a busy one for us too!
We’re building a house on our acreage, and life with two kiddos is busy as it it is.
If you …

Sew the 15 Minute Infinity Scarf in 3 More Ways: Striped, Woven Plaid & Lace Overlay

December 17, 2012 – 8:00 am | 4 Comments
Sew a 15 Minute Infinity Scarf in 3 More Ways: Striped Sweater Knit, Woven Plaid & Lace Overlay

Can you believe Christmas is in just over a week? I certainly can’t, and I’ve been busily finishing up some last minute handmade Christmas gifts for my family and friends.
Something I’m making this year are …

Wear Plaid (and More Plaid) This Winter – Petite Curvy Mom Style

December 7, 2012 – 12:45 pm | 4 Comments
Wear Plaid (and more plaid!) this Winter by The DIY Mommy

It’s officially freezing cold here, and it does get really cold up here in the “frozen north” (which is what I’m endearingly calling  my country home west of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada).
We had a huge dump …

A Handmade Christmas: Knit Pearly Girly Mittens

November 26, 2012 – 8:00 am | 7 Comments
Pearly Girly Mittens by The DIY Mommy

I have a “thing” for cream coloured, lacey knits. When the weather dropped to minus 30°C a couple Christmases ago (this is common up here in Edmonton, Alberta!), I decided that I could use a …

Sew a Ruffled Apron with a Heart Applique

November 19, 2012 – 8:00 am |
DIY Ruffle and Heart Apron by The DIY Mommy

One of my friends needed an apron for a costume this month. It had to be red gingham with a white ruffle and heart applique, so I set to designing it from scratch. I absolutely …

Wear Flattering Coats This Winter (And Why We Can Make Snow Angels Now) – Petite Curvy Mom Style

November 8, 2012 – 8:00 am |
Snow Day by The DIY Mommy

We had a light dusting of snow yesterday (alright, it was a massive down-pouring that resulted in several inches of the stuff on the ground and school cancellations).

It was the perfect weather for making snow …

Wear Burgundy Skinnies & Tights (& Why I Finally Added My Full Body Shot to This Post) – Petite Curvy Mom Style

October 19, 2012 – 8:00 am | 13 Comments
Wear Burgundy Skinnies for Fall - Petite Curvy Mom Style by The DIY Mommy

I’m totally digging the fact that the colour burgundy seems to be trending again this fall. I really think it’s pretty! I’ve always been a huge fan of the colour red, and burgundy is such …