Carter’s Giveaway!


Have you seen the new Carter’s commercial?  It is so sweet!  I saw it the other morning and it made me tear up.  I love how they say that on the day your child is born, a mother is born as well. I couldn’t agree more. In fact, as a Certified Doula, my most favorite moment… [read more]

Fat Quarter Summer Top

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The other day I bought an adorable black and white polka dot top from Jcrew for myself.  A little while later, I saw this fabric at Joann’s and decided Penelope needed a summer top so we could be the matchy-matchy queens that we are.

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Toddler Tutu Tutorial

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I made my Sweet Pea and her friends some tutus recently.  She is a dancing fool and obsessed with all things tutus. I had heard these tutus were very easy to make and I thought I would give them a whirl.  And, by golly, they are easy.  I love crafts that don’t require a lot of mental… [read more]

Sock Bun for Toddlers


My daughter is in her first dance recital this weekend and I couldn’t be more excited. You can see a picture of her costume in this post,  it is off the charts adorable. Yesterday we got instructions from her dance teacher about hair and makeup, including how to do a bun. Penelope seems to have… [read more]

The $4, 5 Minute, Napkin Dress


This is one of those project ideas, like my dishtowel dress, that could easily go either way.  Into the absolute-genius-category or the what-in-the-f-were-you-thinking-category. You can be the judge for yourself, but I am pretty pleased with how it came out. I bought some napkins at World Market, for $2 each.  I used one napkin for… [read more]

Inspired to Sew


I haven’t done much sewing in the last several months.  I really can’t even remember the last thing I sewed, it was probably around Penelope’s 2nd Birthday. With being pregnant and on bed rest, then miscarrying, I was barely keeping up with work and parenting.  Sewing went to the back burner, for sure. But then I… [read more]

How to Get the Most Out of Your Child’s Clothes


We have been blessed by hand me downs and new clothes being gifted to us by grandparents. I really have had to buy very little for my daughter. But when I do, I am not only making sure to buy on sale, but I buy items that I know can transition from being a bit… [read more]

$2 Dishtowel Christmas Pillowcase Dress


Yup,  I made my daughter I dress out of dishtowels. It is one of those things that could go very wrong or very right.  I wasn’t convinced it was right, until she tried it on and then I felt pretty damn good.  But Penelope would look cute in a potato sack, so I am not… [read more]

DIY Baby Infiniti Scarf


I was so excited when the cooler weather arrived because Penelope and I love to wear scarves.  Last year she wore a scarf of some kind, pretty much every day.   As I started pulling out her scarves, I noticed a couple of things.  The original one I made, was a regular, long rectangular scarf.… [read more]

FSU Pillow Case Dress with Ruffle from HootyCutie Designs

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HootyCutie Designs, who did the awesome Party Banner Tutorial for us last week, sent Penelope a pillow case dress recently.  When she asked if she could make Penelope a dress, at first I thought, she already has too many from what I have made her, but my curiosity of wanting to see how she sewed… [read more]

Happy Green Bee Giveaway!

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Happy Green Bee is a line of clothing that I used to sell at my yoga studio.  I am big fan of their clothes and the woman behind the company.  She was one of the original founders of Burt’s Bee.   They recently sent me a dress to review and I LOVE it. The mission of… [read more]

Monogram Applique


Ya’ll know I am on an applique kick.  Well, here is another applique shirt I did.  This one was a gift for a sweet little boy named Owen, for his first birthday.  If you are local, his mom, Vanessa, has a great local blog. I wanted to make Owen something, but I don’t really know… [read more]

Applique 101


Recently, I have become an applique addict. Before now, I was very frightened by the thought of it. I don’t know what to say, but I have been known to have some irrational fears. Using an iron is one of them. I am terrified I am going to F. up and burn an iron shape… [read more]

$2 Fat Quarter Dress


Just last week, I made two dresses out two fat quarter pieces of fabric.  One for Penelope, and one for my friend Stacey (who had the awesome post this week about a great outdoor activity for a wild boy!) She is very close to giving birth to a sweet baby girl and I wanted to… [read more]

Felt Flower Headband


These make me squeel they are so sweet and pretty!  I got the headbands in the little girl department at Target, a packet of 4 for $2.99, so they are a little bit big on Penelope, but they fit me too.  I rocked the pink one the other day when I was wearing a pink… [read more]

Toddler Jumpsuit


I am SO proud of this little ditty.  What do you think?  It was my very first time sewing something other than a dress. Shorts!  Oh, the doors this opens for me.  Pants are next. I was lucky enough to borrow my neighbor’s sewing machine since mine has officially crapped out on me.  I had… [read more]