Saturday, August 20, 2011


This site is like crack! If you thought you were addicted to facebook or blogger or etsy, look out!
"Pinterest lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and organize their favorite recipes. Best of all, you can browse pinboards created by other people. Browsing pinboards is a fun way to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests.
I love love love it! I'm a pinning fiend! You have to request an invite but you can also be invited by members, so feel free to leave your email for me to invite you if you're not already pinning! If you are, leave your name so I can follow you!

Monday, August 15, 2011

the "pillowcase" dress

Surely you've seen pillowcase dresses, they're all the rage among toddler wardrobes these days! The styles range from simple to more elaborate with multiple fabrics and bias tape and what not. So which do I choose for my first attempt? The elaborate one, of course! ;) It took me a few hours to complete, especially with my repeated checking of the tutorial from Little Big Girl Studio (I'm kinda hyper vigilant). But I'm THRILLED with the way it turned out! I only wish it wasn't 11pm when I finished so that I could have Pumpkin try it not right away!!! But that will have to wait until tomorrow after work I guess =(

The best part is I have more of the brown polka dot fabric that I will use to make a necktie onesie for my Junebug =) Yay for matching sibling sets =P

the "simple skirt"

For months now I've been bookmarking tutorials left and right of various projects I want to make. The past few weeks I've now taken to "pinning" things. Finally, tonight, I made some stuff! And I'm so in love =). This simple skirt tutorial was such a breeze. I knocked it out in about an hour- would have been faster had I not been tending to a toddler and newborn and stopping to re-read directions in between!

I've been planning to make this one for a while now so I actually planned in advance and took my daughter (a.k.a. Pumpkin) with to JoAnn's and let her choose the fabric. This make the skirt 100x more exciting, trust me! Here's our finished product:

Pumpkin showing off the fit:

Tried to photograph her wearing it and all I got was a blur from her twirling... she's in love with this skirt!

Friday, August 12, 2011


I've been working on quite a bit of merchandise for my Etsy shop which I hope to launch this weekend. I'm crazy excited about it but also sad because I'm not able to devote a whole lot of time at the moment, with school starting soon. I'm excited to get back to my kids (my big kids), but also sad to be leaving my babies home. *sniff*

Saturday, August 6, 2011

i-spy bag

Last night I finished my first i-spy bag... and i LOVE it! I took some quick pictures this morning before giving it to my Pumpkin. She loves it =) Definitely be looking for these in my etsy shop soon!