recipe: cinnamon swirl cookies

cinnamon swirl cookies

A friend of mine (hi Lauren!) brought over these cookies awhile ago and I just about fought off the kids and Rory so that I could eat the last one...they are THAT good. And this is coming from a choco-holic. They are delicious...perfectly cinnamon bun-esque! They aren't quick cookies since you have to chill them a few times, but trust me, … [Read more...]

master bedroom headboard and doily hoops

master bedroom headboard and doily hoops

A little master bedroom redo was in order! I fiiiiinally recovered my headboard! It was a basic brown, which I was getting pretty sick of. We attached the three separate pieces and I recovered it as one piece. I picked out this floral fabric which I ADORE. It worked out perfectly! I also whipped up a few pillow covers that coordinate with the … [Read more...]

simple gathered skirt DIY

Just wanted to share these easy peasy skirts I made for the girls for Easter-I wasn't feeling like sewing any dresses this year...so I stuck with SIMPLE! and I love how they turned out! I got the polka dot and floral from Joanns, and the stripe is...I have no clue. I've had it forever. I grabbed the cute lace tops from Target to finish it off...and … [Read more...]

travel jewelry clutch

travel jewelry clutch

I'll be traveling a few times this year so I figured it was time to make a travel jewelry clutch. I've made one before (as a gift), but I wanted one that was smaller and had something for stud earrings...I scrolled through Pinterest and found this tutorial, which I loved all the aspects of, so it was my winner! I used my fave striped fabric and … [Read more...]

floral and leather foldover clutch

floral and leather foldover clutch

  Another little clutch for a good friends birthday! (with leather addition) I love LOVE LOVE making these! It's fun to fill them with chocolate too, of course. ;) I used some scraps for this one again, basically the same process as this clutch. the leather is upcycled from a thrifted bag-which also made a pair of shoes for Ava! the outer … [Read more...]

mustard washi dress

mustard washi dress \\ craftiness is not optional

I wanted to love how this dress turned out-but a few things happened that leaves it hanging in my closet. But....I still wanted to blog it since not everything is a triumph! and I will give the washi another shot, of course! All the things I did wrong were my own fault. as is per usual. the two things that didn't quite work out-the darts in … [Read more...]

double gauze Bess Top

double gauze Bess Top || craftiness is not optional

So psyched to be a part of Selfish Sewing week! I haven't sewn myself something in awhile so it felt great to get back in that mind frame...and now I want more! It's a slippery slope, heh? I sewed myself up a Bess top, pattern by Imagine Gnats, and fabric from her shop as well! The fabric is of course, amazingly soft and comfy to wear. It feels … [Read more...]

first day dress in Amy Butler

Have you seen Amy Butler's new fabric line, Violette? It's gorgeous! Her team emailed me to see if I'd be interested in some of her fabric for a project. UM YES. I picked out this gorgeous print and then it sat on the shelf for a little while...finally I decided on Dana's first day dress pattern-I wanted a simple dress to show off that fantastic … [Read more...]

liberty and leather foldover clutch

liberty and leather foldover clutch

I keep busting out these foldover clutches for gifts lately, they are pretty quick to make and it's great fun to pick out fabric combos! I like to try and guess what people would like...so far they've been winners. :) crossing my fingers for future clutches... I made this liberty and leather clutch for my sister in law's birthday...the leather … [Read more...]

R2D2 quilt and star wars onesies

R2D2 quilt! for Star wars fans young and old. #starwars #quilts

    I've gotta say, right off the bat, this quilt is probably one of my favorite makes of all time. It was SERIOUSLY hard to part with, but since I made it for a friend, and decided I could make myself one someday...I let it go. barely. (edit, actually this quilt pictured is MINE my kids! I made two actually, started the second right after I … [Read more...]