Monday, March 2, 2015

A custom ABC dress

I recently did a custom order for a little girl's ABC birthday party.  I just love how it turned out!!  Every little girl needs an Alphabet dress!

What would a birthday girl's party be without sweet little bows to match? 

Friday, February 27, 2015

Just keep sewing...

Hello, my dear blog readers!  I have not fallen off the face of the Earth!  I am currently 32 weeks pregnant with baby number four.  We are expecting a sweet little girl in April!  She's currently sporting my coffee cup, but to be honest, I can't wait to put a little frill on her!

While awaiting her arrival, I have been driven into serious nesting mode.  Have I mentioned that nesting is not totally compatible with my hips?? Because it's not.  At all.  My hips, apparently, are very angry with me for doing things like walking.  Even chiropractic care is no longer making a difference.  So to pass the time, I've started sewing again. 

I also started obsessing over Kindercarry.  Have you ever heard of the "Kinderpack?"  If you haven't, don't look it up. You'll be obsessed, too. They are only the most comfortable soft-structured baby carrier ever made.  They are also almost impossible to get your hands on, barring the Hand of God.. who apparently loved me a lot last week because I GOT ONE!  But I started making reversible drool pads
to go on them, too... like below.

And hair clips.  Because.

Have I mentioned that I love ruffles?  Anything including a baby butt and ruffles and it makes my heart swoon.  So Miss Hadlee will have a closet full of ruffles.  I made this ah-dor-able heart ruffle onesie for her a few months ago.  Now if only she would come and the weather would warm up......

Think warm thoughts, folks!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Love this sale!!!

I am all about finding a bargain for my kid's clothing (especially things like play clothes).  I found out about Kid's Closet Connection a few years ago and I've been hooked ever since!  I actually just signed up to consign some of my daughter's old clothes this year since baby number three is a BOY!  :)  This saves me the hassle of sitting outside for hours during a yard sale!  I just have to tag and drop off!  Super sweet!

Anyway, these consignment sales happen twice a year and I'm already giddy with anticipation for this spring sale.  :)  Check them out folks!!


Friday, January 27, 2012

Thank Goodness It's Friday!!!!!

I am so thankful that it's {almost} the weekend.  Not because I necessarily get a break from work during the weekend, but who doesn't love Friday??  I think the presence of another adult in the house for two.straight.days. helps a lot.  Those are the best times to disappear into my studio to get some serious work done without interruption!!!  Not that kids interrupt.  ;)

But since it's not quite the weekend, I'm busy working on a custom.  Zebra stripes, ruffles, hot pink, and Minnie Mouse!  What's not to love?!


What are your weekend plans??

Friday, January 13, 2012

Who Knew Rolled Flowers Were So Fun???

I rarely take time to do new crafts because my wonderful customers keep me busy!  :)  But I'm really having a blast creating new projects just so I can use rolled fabric flowers (see my earlier post here).  I feel like a craft explosion is about to happen in my house!  There are so many ideas I've had locked away.  I've been waiting on time to pursue them and well, time is never just going to happen.   I've been in a crafting rut, so to speak, since I started getting busy over a year ago.  But I've realized that creating NEW things makes it fun and much less "work."  So here's to less work and some new, exciting projects!!!


I have had this fabric in my stash for over a year, just waiting for something to be made out of it.  It was a leftover piece from a custom order and I could never figure out what to do with the 15 inches I had left.


But the rolled flowers kind of tie the whole thing together and I absolutely love it!


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

A Little Crafty: Rolled Fabric Flower


I have a ton of fabric scraps.  I do sell them occasionally but most of the time, it looks like a fabric fairy threw up in my scrap box.  I've been searching all over the place for a way to get more hours in the day to DO something with my scraps.  Surprisingly, no good tutorial in the world could help me stretch time by even an hour..... So what's a girl to do with a ton of fabric scraps and hardly any free time?  

Today that little bit of time turned into a rolled fabric flower.  It took me ten minutes to make one.  Well, I did a practice one first, unraveled it because it sucked, and then tried again with prettier fabric!  This whole entire process was made all the less stressful because of the fabulous tutorial I found over at My Sparkle!  She gives great detailed photos and concise directions.  It made it super easy, even for a timeless, stressed momma like me!!!   


All I needed was a one inch strip of fabric (I used one that was 42" long for a finished flower 1.5" in diameter), my fingers, and a little fabric glue.  I'm a big fan of Fabri-Tac.  :)

So easy and really, really cute!  Now I just need to make more and put them on something!  A tank top, a headband, a book cover, a Starbucks coffee sleeve!  The possibilities are endless.  :) 


Sunday, January 8, 2012

Get By With A Little Help From Your Team!


No and I'm not talking about your football team... although I am watching! ;)  I'm talking about the EtsyKids team!  It's been forever and a day since I've updated my blog.  I'm so sorry, loyal followers, that you've been so neglected!  I thought that a good kick off to the reposting would be a tribute to a few EtsyKids team members!  What is the EtsyKids team, you may ask?  They are a fantabulous group of creative hand makers who make items that are geared towards... come on!  You can guess this!!  Kids!  ;) If you want to see all kinds of amazing items, be sure to click on the link to see the awesome shopping guides!  For all you bloggies, check out the EtsyKids Blog, too!

This particular post has all team member items but it's geared towards -YOU, moms!  Let me tell you why!!

Because it's true...

Because I personally would not get through the day without a cup of Joe.. or whatever else you might decide to put in your so-glad-I-thought-of-it-ahead-of-time concealed container..

Because it's quiet and mommy's headache is bad enough..

And just because that tired mommy needs her rest in order to have enough patience for tomorrow..