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...]

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...]

Ava’s 5&10 Christmas dress

Ava's 5&10 Designs cherry red Christmas dress

I've been working on the girls Christmas dresses and am finally DONE! You may have seen a sneak peek or two over on Instagram, but not Ava's dress yet! Sooo here it is! I used our good and trusty pattern from the 5 & 10 Designs Vol. 1-size 2T. I love it in this fancy fabric! Does it look familiar? ha ha. I used the rest of the fabric for … [Read more...]

DIY leather bag (and leather hide store giveaway!)

DIY leather bag (and leather hide giveaway!)

I am SO psyched to share this project with you all today! I was contacted by the Leather Hide Store about sending me a hide to work with, and of course I was in. I love using leather! (for moccs, shoes, phone cases,  accents...) They sent me a few samples and I chose my hide color from those. (Dark Gold Rush.) I wanted to make a bag with it-but … [Read more...]

snow white lulu dress & boys wallet

I just got back from a whirlwind trip up to visit Kristin in Portland! (if you were following along on Instagram you got a sneak peek of a combined photo shoot we did with the girls!! prepare for cuteness!) We had so much fun-and ate way too much. (WORTH IT) We happened to time our visit with her daughter's birthday party and so I sewed up a … [Read more...]

Nessies and Geraniums and Baprons-OH MY!

I had a baby shower a few weeks ago for an old friend-well she's not old, just...well you know.  I've known her forevers. Anyways, she's having her first baby-(a girl!) so I knew I wanted to shower her with homemade goodies. She's got amazing style so I tried to pick fabrics out that were stylin'...haha who knows if I succeeded but I … [Read more...]

Natty Janes shoes

My sweet blog friend Delia just came out with her first pattern-the Natty Jane baby shoe pattern! It's fantastic. the end. haha just kidding! well, it IS fantastic, but you know me, I like to ramble along for quite awhile before I finally cut myself off, for all of your sakes. You're welcome for that, by the way. She did an amazing job with … [Read more...]

baby toms

baby sized toms by craftiness is not optional

I had pinned this free tutorial and pattern for baby/toddler Toms awhile back now, but  for some reason I felt an itch to make some RIGHT NOW. (er, a few weeks ago, now) As I was also feeling like a tightwad that night, I opted to try and size the free pattern instead of the sized pattern that is offered for sale. Which worked out....er..ok. I … [Read more...]

yellow leather moccs-pattern review and giveaway

Oh my gosh. You guys. I can't get over how cute these little moccasins are! Seriously. My friend Amy over at Peekaboo Patterns sent me her new moccasin pattern to try-and I LOVE it. I had some soft buttery yellow leather (it's a cooler-toned yellow IRL) I had gotten when me and Stef went shopping (actually she picked it out and split it with me, so … [Read more...]

quick iphone case and some headbands

I wanted to make something to thank my friend Rachelle for the pictures she took of Ava, so I sewed up a fun case for her phone-I'm pretty sure she likes mustard yellow so hopefully it's a hit. (who doesn't like mustard yellow, right? if you don't...you are dead to me. just kidding. or am I...) I used this great tutorial and pattern and whipped a … [Read more...]