lotus pond geranium twirl dress

I am thrilled to be  a part of Rae's Lotus Pond fabric tour! She is the best, right?  I pretty much want to be just like her when I grow up. ANYwho. You've seen her gorgeous new line out and about the internets right? If not, it's called Lotus Pond, by Cloud Nine Fabrics. And it is wonderful. the colors are amazing, designs cute and quirky … [Read more...]

spoonflower fabric

I went through a phase a few months ago and made a bunch of fabric designs in illustrator and then uploaded them to Spoonflower. I obviously am no designer, lol...though I would LOVE to do that someday...just need some more practice! I just wanted to letcha all know there are some designs in my Spoonflower shop now if you are so inclined.    I … [Read more...]

Giveaway: $50 to The Ribbon Retreat!

 I'm soo excited to be hosting this giveaway today! If you haven't heard of The Ribbon Retreat yet, well...get clicking on over, because it is awesome. With a capital AWE. Not only do they have what seems like a bajeellion kinds of ribbon, they have TONS of fabric, notions, supplies, and patterns. That's just scraping the surface, too. They have … [Read more...]

new look for the blog, fabric shopping, and a little bit of Ava

Maybe you've noticed, maybe you haven't....the blog has gotten a makeover! I'm so excited for this fresh new look-it's got my favorite colors (minus coral, I didn't want to totally match Ava's nursery), some new features, and a sleek new design. Up on top you can navigate to the Home, About, Tutorials, Patterns (soon! So excited about this!), … [Read more...]

nursery planning-and a fabric sale!

***See the winner of the Shabby Apple giveaway here!*** So...you might have heard we're having another girl...and since we don't have to buy a whole new boy wardrobe*, I told Rory I'm definitely making new stuff for the nursery! It's nice to not have to paint the room either-and I still love the color, so I'm working with it. (see more pics of the … [Read more...]

shelves are good.

My sewing room has been needing more storage. badly. Things were leaking onto the floors and I kept tripping over piles of fabric....which isn't always a bad thing, but in this case it was. So I grabbed my bestie and her kiddo and we headed up to Ikea. (which is a whole different meltdown story, but I'll spare you)I bought two cheapo Kilby … [Read more...]

back in the groove

Hey, all. How was your weekend? Mine was really fun.I had an awesome weekend with the gals-just hanging out, no schedule or plans. Stayed up LATE every night talking, slept in, played pool and group games, did some puzzles, finished The Hunger Games for the second time in 2 weeks...(4th time total....yes, I am obsessed! and if you haven't read … [Read more...]


I have big plans for this awesome vintage sheet to become a maxi dress. I about fell over in shock when I found this thrifting the other day, since I usually don't find awesome prints like this where I live. (and in pristine condition!) I'm totally copying my cousin in law Courtenay with this pattern and style, but she's taller than me and can … [Read more...]

laminated cotton Baprons (and some in the shop!)

 My fabulous new sponsor, Kelly from Oil Cloth Addict, sent me some laminated cotton to play with. Have you ever heard of laminated cotton? It's fabulous and waterproof, but not as stiff as oilcloth. It's really got a nice drape to it. You can read more about it on her blog! It's also more kid friendly than oil cloth, for bibs and food pouches and … [Read more...]

fabric puzzle blocks tutorial

Sorry it only took me like 2 months, but here's the tutorial for the puzzle blocks I made for One Month to Win It! You'll need:wooden blocks (mine were 2" wide and I bought them here)6 different fabrics (I go into detail on where I got my fabric and what designers they are made by here.) Mod Podgefoam brushrotary cutter and ruler It's pretty … [Read more...]