Month: June 2012

Melted Crayon Butterfly Onesie

I’m excited to share this sweet little tutorial with you all today! I actually did this project over a year ago, while I was twiddling my thumbs waiting around for my baby girly to show up. I would have posted it sooner, but it just turned out that with Harpy’s different problems (well specifically her… Read more »

Hand-printed Swaddling Blanket

You may have seen this sweet blanket on Pinterest this past week. I did, and it seemed like the perfect gift for a couple of baby showers I have coming up. How did so many generations of women live without these light gauzy swaddling blankets?? They’re new enough that I never had one for my… Read more »

Hi-Low with a Bow Maxi Dress

Have you ever altered a pattern so much that it just turned into a hot mess, and you spent triple the time it would have taken normally altering it back to the right fit? Yeah, me too. I started out with a vintage pattern Butterick 4182 that I had thrifted and which was in a single size… Read more »

Colorblocked Peplum Swimsuit

I’ve got an ever-replenished supply of wet towels strewn about the patio and a constant pool of water collecting under some wet little body in my kitchen which indicates that yes, indeed, it’s Summer.  My kiddos sort of just live in their swimsuits, so I find that I need several to rotate through–I’m not sure… Read more »

Her Birthday Flounce

My girl Twinkle turned 5 recently, and I was able to squeeze in some late-night birthday sewing  for her. Not nearly as much as my heart desired, but I managed a few special things that she really seemed to love.  I made this outfit as separates, not really intending them to go together, but if… Read more »

Family Portrait by Lady Hue (and other treasures)

So, now that you’ve seen my tiny handwritten letter and my painted antlers, it’s time to show you their lovely little home on my smallish ledge shelf. Nuzzled in with some of my other favorite treasures, they really make my custom portrait by Caitlin aka Lady Hue, sparkle.  Caitlin’s blog Hue and Hum is one of my favorite… Read more »

Jumping on the Painted Antler Train

I’ve always really dug the antler trend, I just never had the means to make it happen. I mean, where does one snag an antler?? Enter avid-hunting-father-in-law. I finally remembered to ask him a couple weeks ago, and he promptly popped out with a pair that he said my hubby had killed the dear deer… Read more »