Fourth of July

Ive become more and more festive since having been pregnant with and having Oliver. Christmas we started a tradition with an Advent Calender; Valentines, St Paddy’s Day, and Easter I decorated Bry jeans with appliques and this Fourth of July I didnt want to skimp.
Richard and I scrounged up what we had of red, white, and blue attire, but Oliver was covered. I wanted to add a bit of flair, however, to his plain ol’ white onesie. Since Ive been commissioned to make a bunch of bowties recently for weddings, I thought Id do the same for him.


Doesnt he look dapper and festive?

I want to feature these on Etsy, but I need to find an easier way to fasten them. Maybe with velcro? I dont know, but the snaps are kind of like hanging a shelf… measurement is key and thats a little too much for me. Plus, Im terrible at hand sewing!

And here is festive Bry all the way from her dads in GA enjoying Americas Birthday


Hope everyone had a fun and safe Fourth!


Lil’ Man Bowtie

Today was the birthday of a sweet little man who just turned one. I thought I would try out making a lil’ bowtie for him since it’s a new item I will be adding to my shop. I looked around for some tutorials and got inspiration from Living the Swell Life and Make It-Love It and then just kind of went off on my own {since I rarely follow tutorials}. Let me tell you, it was super easy and very quick to make! I just grabbed some scrap fabric and tah dah!

And I made him a handmade card! Totally hipster kid this lil’ guys gonna be.


Here are a few photo updates on that memory book for a customer of mine. I just need to go pick up the pages from print and then its ready to go!

Not bad for my very first memory book!

My only complaint is that it is very hard to match washi tape, stamp ink, and cardstock. But it still came out very nice!

I will not be featuring these in my shop any time soon. Sorry. But if you’d like one custom made, maybe we can work something out!

Now Im off to finish the topstitch for the unpaper towels and sew up the nursing pads.