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safety pin baby announcement

  New CINO baby coming April 2016!! Hence, the slow posting of the past few months. ha! … [Read more...]

peekaboo fabric shop giveaway!


 I am so excited to highlight this fabric shop today with an amazing giveaway! You might know Amy from Peek-A-Boo Patterns, but did you know she also runs an online fabric shop chock FULL of amazing prints? Her Disney and Halloween sections are SO awesome! ANNND tons of knits! It's always great to find another source for cute printed knits, … [Read more...]

grey, green, and teal baby boy quilt

grey, green, and teal baby boy quilt

My bestie is having her fourth baby quite soon, and it's a boy! I knew I wanted to make her a quilt, so I hopped over to Pinterest to dig around. I ended up deciding on this style/ clue if it's called anything specific but I loved how easy it was to sew up! Having the layout in mind I picked out my fabrics from (will link … [Read more...]

C’s comfy kindergarten outfit

C's comfy kindergarten outfit

Little Miss C has started Kindergarten and is rocking it! She loves her teacher, and has made some cute little friends. I love watching her grow and thrive, and part of that is being comfortable, so I always try to have comfy clothes for her to wear to school in her dresser. So this lil' outfit fit the bill! Oh and it didn't hurt that I was invited … [Read more...]

coral zebra 5&10 basic dress

coral zebra 5&10 basic dress

Coral+zebras+ b&w=a winner. amiright? Let's start with my inspiration-you probably have seen this adorable dress by the talented Emma&Mona around blogland......I instinctively go to pin it every time I see it in my Pinterest feed. ha! (I would give almost anything to get some of that mustard zebra fabric tho) So when I came across this … [Read more...]

navy floral kensington dress

navy floral kensington dress

I had gotten my hands on some of this adorable Riley Blake knit, and I was picturing sewing it into a simple knit dress, and then I remembered I had printed out the Kensington pattern awhile ago, but never cut anything out for some it was the perfect pattern for this! I cut out and sewed up a size 5 and just eeked that out of a yard of … [Read more...]

The Maren Dress Pattern for Sew What Club

The Maren Dress Pattern for Sew What Club! Stylish dropwaist dress with an adorable collar and pleated skirt!

So excited guys!! My first pattern for the Sew What Club is ready! I named it the Maren pattern, just one of many girl names Rory has vetoed over the years, lol! Both striking and sweet, this dress combines chic, classic lines with modern cap sleeves. The pleated skirt and drop waist are classic school girl with a twist! The pointed peter pan … [Read more...]

tips for making a millenium falcon cake


I thought this cake deserved a post of it's own. amiright? Plus I have some tips on what to do/what not to do and thought I'd share them for any future millenium falcon cake enthusiasts. So. I decided on making a Millenium Falcon cake because hello?! it's the best spaceship ever. Also Han Solo is my fave character so I had to do his ship justice. … [Read more...]

girly star wars party


This party was a year in the girls usually like to pick their birthday party themes a year ahead of time..I don't mind because it gives me lots of time to plan! I threw out a few ideas last year and Sadie chose Star Wars! Needless to say, I was psyched! I have since been collecting party items and planning my attack. ;) Let's start … [Read more...]

felt flower tutorial and free pattern

felt flower tutorial and free pattern

 You'll need: wool felt scissors hot glue gun free pattern Cut a strip of the center felt color 3"x1" Cut 2 green leaves Cut multiple circles of both sizes...I think I used about 5-6 of each size. (all of these pieces are in the pattern in case you just want to use that to cut them out!) Cut your circles as shown, for the petals. … [Read more...]