"mistletoes" nail polish gift idea

If you're looking for a fun last minute gift idea for your girlfriends, sisters, moms, etc...try this idea! (almost everyone likes nail polish, right?) I bought a variety of nice nail polish colors then made these tags and tied them on. I of course let them choose which one they wanted...well, until there was only one left and then she was stuck … [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...]

I Sew Lucky handmade doll review

 Guys, I love handmade stuff. That's no secret, right? Especially when I don't have to make it myself! And when it's well-made and beautiful...well that's just the bestest. (it's a word)So I was ecstatic when I was lucky (pun intended) to receive this gorgeous handmade dolly from April at I Sew Lucky!I picked it out with baby Ava in mind as the … [Read more...]

bear/doll carriers

**Just so you don't think I'm some sort of Supermom, most of the projects I'm posting in the next few weeks were made before I had Ava. Just wanted to clear that up. We have lots of junk all over our floors and laundry to be folded over here. (and a baby to be snuggled so it's not all bad!) Not much sewing going on! ;) I got my hands on a copy … [Read more...]

nurse thank you gifts

I put together these little thank you gift for my nurses whenever I have this baby-I've never done that before but I saw a few versions while browsing Pinterest and thought it was a sweet idea. I have appreciated my nurses so much with my other births so I thought this would be a nice way to let them know, besides of course verbally telling them … [Read more...]

baby gifts are adorable, no? plus a mini tutorial!

A good friend of mine had a darling baby girl a few months back, and I totally forgot to share what I made her! Just some simple gifts-appliqued onesies, a blanket, and a onesie/skirt combo. I used some new dies for my Go Baby cutter, and they were perfect for this type of project. Easy and quick...the bread and butter of us crafters, … [Read more...]

paint chip matching game tutorial

Hey guys! Head over to Crafting in my Closet today for the quick how to for this super easy and fun to play with clothespin and paint chip game!  I've known Teresa for a long time (pre-marriage and kids lol those were the days....), so I am soo excited to be on her blog today with a fun (and really really easy) craft to make for your kiddos to keep … [Read more...]

barbie® clothes

One of Sadie's little friends just turned 4, and her mom told me she is into all things girly, including Barbie dolls...so I knew just what to make her for her gift.  CLOTHES! (oh and we bought her a doll, too, Paleontologist Barbie, in case you were wondering)  I used four of my tutorials: the cap sleeve top, basic easy dress, froufy skirt, and … [Read more...]

wee little airplane quilt

Gasp, a boy project! I had so much fun making this little quilt for a friend's son. She requested airplane fabric, so I searched around and found this on Etsy. I just love the vintage vibe, and little labels for all the different airplanes! If we ever have a boy, I want to make him something out of this fabric. Hmm should have bought extra. ( It … [Read more...]


Maybe I am subconsciously getting ready for St. Patrick's Day, I don't know. I made a few necklaces last week and chose green beads for both. I'd rather have gotten another color of bead for the top one, but that was the best choice available at the time. Aren't the braided beads cute? I pinned this tutorial AGES ago and finally got the materials … [Read more...]