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Mori Dress Tour

I’m baaaack! Haha, I’ve been keeping up with my Instagram feed, but I’m so behind in reading blogs let’s not even talk about how behind I am at WRITING a blog. I just had to pop in to share my Mori dress with you! I started eyeing this pattern when it first came out, so when Heidi from Elegance and Elephants asked me to join in the pattern tour, I couldn’t say no! Besides, having a deadline is the only way I’m getting any sewing done these days! more

The Reason


…for the two month blogging break. This little guy:

He’s my biggest baby yet, 9lbs, 6oz at birth, up to 12lbs, 4oz by 6 weeks and who knows at 2 months?? Better book that appointment – time flies!

Anyways, I’m starting to get some short sewing sessions squeezed in here and there (that is, if I’d rather sleep than sew….sometimes it’s a real battle!). I’ve been working on some doll clothes for J’s birthday coming up in April. I know I have a whole slew of things to blog about, but getting photos in the daylight is my downfall right now. One day I’ll be back to regular blogging. Until then, you can find me snuggling my babies over here 🙂 more

(not just a) Basic Blazer

Basic Blazer

Bringing home a post from over at Melly Sews to show off my little guy in his stylin’ Basic Blazer (*affiliate link)! He was SO excited to wear this to church. I think he felt like a big boy for sure! I love blazers as a layering piece. They’re also a great transitional piece for those weird spring or fall days when you just don’t want to wear a coat outside! more

Hello, New Year!

Car Seat Cover

Heeeeelllllooo. Is anyone still there? I’ve been absent for a MONTH on my poor blog! But I’ve been busy making all sorts of cute baby things! This is one of the latest things that I needed and at the right time got a chance to test out the pattern!

This is the Car Seat Cover by Peekaboo Pattern Shop (*affiliate link). It’s part of the Lullaby Line (with a bunch of great new patterns being added to that line-up over the next couple of months!). I’ve used a different type of car seat cover in the past, but they are never the style of fabric that I like. When you make it yourself, you can go all crazy, or keep it simple! This pattern comes with the “shower cap” style with a peek-a-boo window or a canopy style with snaps. more

Pacifier Clip Tutorial

Pacifier Clip Tutorial

I’ve had one thumb-sucker and one paci-lover and so for this baby I’m getting prepared just in case he likes pacifiers. What better way than to make some cute little clips??! I used the MAM brand clip with J and hated them. They were a sliding kind of clip and always loosened and fell off. These clips hold tight and should work with most pacifiers, as far as I can tell, as long as there is a hole on the pacifier somewhere. I ordered the clip piece from I Love Big Buttons on Etsy, but you could also use a mitten/suspender clip that can usually be found at Joann Fabrics. more

Basic Blazer

Basic Blazer

I’m over at Melly Sews today with the cutest little blazer you might ever set your eyes on!

Tutorial for this adorable bow tie coming soon!

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Black Friday Sales

So if you haven’t noticed, there are quite a few sales going on this weekend! Some of my favorite patterns that get worn really often come from these shops!

Shop your independent pdf designers and save! *affiliate links will be following…they help me to keep this blog running! When you click through an affiliate link and make a purchase, a small percentage goes to this here little crafty space. more

A New Diaper Bag for Me!

Diaper Bag

I’ve been sketching and planning this thing out for MONTHS! If you follow me on Instagram, then you’ve been watching as I plod along. Well, it’s finally DONE!!! 

The front of the bag has a large (unlined) leather pocket:

The back has a zippered pocket, perfect for my phone! The side pockets will be for sippy cups and water bottles… more

Appliqued Tea Towels

Tea Towels

Are you on the lookout for quick holiday gifts? I’m bringing home a post originally shared over at Peekaboo Pages. Get your tea towels and scraps and get ready for some crafting!

You can use just about any image you can think up – or use text! I’ve provided a free template that you can download on Craftsy for the tea cups and teapot. Check that out here. more

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