sweet shoppe birthday party

SWEET-SHOPPE-PARTY

Sometimes I let my party posts go for months and months, and sometimes I can't wait to post them! Jack's is ready to be blogged, so I thought I had better blog Ava's from last year. HAHA. The reason I wasn't chomping at the bit to blog it is because we had to have it inside and the pictures are not the best. I know, picture snob alert! But I did … [Read more...]

lumberJACK photo shoot

lumberJACK photo shoot

  Our little Jack is turning ONE next week! How did that happen? anyway...I chose a lumberJACK party for him because how could I not? it's a perfect theme for his name! I decided to do a little photo shoot and display some of the photos at the party, so here are the best shots! I threw it together so it's kinda random, but I love how some … [Read more...]

mauve floral kensington dress

lavender floral kensington dress

If ever I could literally, physically, swoon over a fabric, it would probably be this one. Double brushed jersey knit is the stuff of dreams, peeps. The hand is incredible, and it's buttery soft and so easy to sew with! I am almost regretting sewing something for Sadie out of it instead of being selfish and either hoarding it or sleeping with it … [Read more...]

sadie’s floral baptism luncheon

sadie's-baptism-luncheon

Sadie turned eight last year and was baptized into our church! I had a great time planning her baptism luncheon that we hosted at our home, lucky girl she basically got 2 birthday parties! We decided on a coral ombre theme with touches of gold, kraft paper, and floral! see her baptism dress here! I used some of the new Rifle Paper Co by Cotton … [Read more...]

russian piping tips

russian tips

I just made this sweet cake for a church activity (kinda went overboard on the flowers, I know), with my brand new Russian piping tips Rory got me for Christmas! (that I added to my Amazon wishlist, and then sent him the link to, let's be real) The set I got has SOO many options-you can see all the different varieties in the pictures, I believe. … [Read more...]

blush rose kensington dress

peachy coral kensington dress

Another sweet little dress for the Sadester! I'm loving the Kensington dress pattern-it's the perfect little knit dress...I have plans for about a bajillion more of these. ha! I sewed this one up for Sadie in this lovely blush double knit, which has a gorgeous pattern to it. Love it. I widened the skirt panels and pleated them-eyeballed the … [Read more...]

grey quilted skater dress

grey quilted skater dress

 I've had this fabulous grey quilted fabric in my stash for awhile-the plans were to make a cardigan out of it originally, but then I couldn't stop picturing a cute little skater dress, so in the end that won out! and I love it! It's super cozy and simple! I knew I needed to use the skater dress pattern because I didn't want to gather the … [Read more...]

cap sleeve floral swingy dress

cap sleeve floral swingy dress

Sadie is of course...growing out of all her dresses. this seems to be a constant thing in our house! So I whipped up two the other day, and I have more I want to make too! I'm feeling my sewing mojo slowly coming back! I made it with some swingy rayon from fabric.com that looks like it's out of stock! bummer! It was super tricky to sew with … [Read more...]

EXTRA special Valentines with free printable!

EXTRA special Valentines with free printable!

One more valentine! I actually created this one in 2015 but never uploaded it, but better late than never, eh? I found the extra gums at our dollar store, so it's the perfect last minute valentine-although maybe better suited for your gal pals or older kids!   CLICK HERE for the free printable! Just glue or tape a small pack of extra gum … [Read more...]

airplane valentine with FREE printables!

airplane valentine with FREE printables!

Another valentine for you all! I found these adorable foam heart airplanes on Amazon (where else!?) (affiliate link<--) and HAD to get them for Charlotte and Ava to hand out! Of course, I had to whip up a free printable for you all to use! I added the cute little airplane to the back so people would hopefully get the hint as to what they are, … [Read more...]