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...]

navy and coral peplum dress

navy and coral peplum dress

This should apparently be called her party dress since she seems to be having the time of her life in these shots! Miss C loves to goof off during shoots, she shakes her booty for me at least twice per shoot. Cute, but not going on the blog, dear. Anyways...I sewed up this dress quite a few weeks ago, around the time I sewed up these tops, and … [Read more...]

buffalo plaid and gold foldover clutch

buffalo plaid and gold foldover clutch

  I recently participated in a handmade swap and whipped up this little foldover clutch for the lady who's name I drew! I kinda didn't want to send it away, but alas, promises were made, so off it went. grumble grumble. just kidding. a little bit. The buffalo plaid is flannel-a remnant I found at Joanns...and promptly wished I could have … [Read more...]

love letters Valentine party

Love-Letter-themed-valentines-day-party

I threw together this simple "love letter" themed Valentines party for the kiddos this past week. It was simple but with some fun details! Like this backdrop! I went with the WOW factor here. as in WOW I'm glad I didn't have to lick all of these closed. (yuck!) Sadie helped me tape up the many many rows of white envelopes,(affiliate link) and … [Read more...]

floral pippa peplum

Another one of those projects that I've had cut out and on my table for...months. I'm really just convincing you that I am a  major slacker this week, aren't I? ha. this little floral pippa peplum top is Charlotte's favorite of the bunch...she keeps asking to wear it! I love the cute feminine silhouette of this top! I sewed it up in some Girl … [Read more...]