simple floral dress

simple floral dress

Sadie's Easter dress turned out just how I imagined! This floral cotton and steel/rifle paper co fabric really needed to shine, so I kept it SIMPLE! I used a simple bodice pattern-the same thing could be replicated with the Geranium Pattern, bodice lengthened. I made the skirt panels extra wide so it would gather up beautifully and be OH so … [Read more...]

white and gold dress

white and gold dress

Here we go with the Easter dress posts! Are you surprised I made them this year? yeah me too. I'm also showing you the last dress I made first, so it's all over the place here folks. Welcome to my life. snort. This kraken. I swear. She does all her poses. The only ones that were suggested by me are the basic shots. Everything else is ALL … [Read more...]

a lumberJACK first birthday party

a lumberJACK first birthday party

My first boy party folks! Well, for my own boy! I've helped with a few of my friends parties but it's so fun to do my own son's! I figured, with the name Jack I HAD to do a lumberJACK party!! I had so much fun with this theme, and I decided on the theme before last Christmas, so I was able to collect lots of buffalo plaid items, since it was so … [Read more...]

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...]