Wednesday, December 14, 2011


Fabric cuff bracelets for sale in my shop!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

boxy bags

NEW DESIGN! I've added these bags to my Etsy shop, and many more are coming! I love the boxy and modern shape of these bags. Perfect for cosmetics, toiletries, art supplies, and more! 

Monday, November 21, 2011

black friday

Black Friday is coming and that means only one thing.....SALE!!!

You can go to either of my shops and enter code "BlackFriday" at checkout and receive 20% off your entire order!

But wait....this code will only work for 12 hours.  Beginning at midnight on Friday November 25th, and lasting til 12pm PST!

Go mark your favorites now and happy shopping to you!!

Saturday, October 29, 2011


This season's stockings are in! Many more to come too, I have so many ideas in my head it keeps me awake at night. Let me know if I can create one (or more) for you!

Friday, October 21, 2011

weekend Sale!

This weekend (through Sunday night at midnight PST) receive FREE SHIPPING in my main shop when you order three or more items!  Just enter code "octFS"at checkout and discount will be automatically applied!

Friday, October 14, 2011

car seat strap covers

Coming soon!.... to my Etsy Kids shop!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Elmer's Glue Crackle Paint Project

So, if you ask my friend Meg, I've had a huge desire to build something lately. I want to saw, paint, stain, hammer....something!  Meg, by the way, is currently building her family a new dining room table. Yeah, she's awesome. 
So while Meg and I are in the works for WHAT I can create....I stumbled upon THIS tutorial and decided to try it out. 

I had purchased this little box a while ago at a thrift store for something like $2.  I painted it black.  And that's where the story ends.  So I decided to give it a little facelift. 
This is the bottom of the box (why paint it right?), just a light wood color. 

Here it is solid black:

Then I covered it (using my finger) with Elmer's glue.  

I let the glue dry a couple minutes, and then painted it with light brush strokes in a cool turquoise color.  I was careful to go all in one direction and not go over it again once it had been painted. 

Lastly, I broke out my blow dryer and blasted it (because I'm impatient like that) on low and this is how it turned out:

My final plan is to fill it with simple white flowers. Something similar to a hydrangea.  But when I went to get some they were $7 for one stem! Really Michaels?!  Wish me luck on finding a deal. 
I want to put this box on my dining room table, or possibly on a cool shelf in a bathroom.  
I really like this look:

Alright. There you go.  A cheap and easy project, let me know if you try it out too!

Todder Totes

My Toddler Totes are back! I've just made a couple new ones, but plan to sew more in the next couple weeks. They're perfect for little girl Christmas gifts! You can leave them as they are or fill them with goodies of your own! 
Check out my kids shop to see more!

patchwork stockings

First batch of 2011 stockings are done! Many more to come hopefully!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


I'm still tweaking with my pattern (and when I say pattern, I mean, totally guessed at the size and shape the hat should be) and I think it's a little too "tall" for my baby, but I'm getting closer.
And fyi Mother Nature: Just because my little one has a hat, this does not mean I am ready for colder weather yet!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Fall-tastic felt wreath

So, Joann's recently had a "coupon commotion" and had a ton of coupons in mailers and the newspaper. If you know anything about me, it's that I'm super frugal, cheap, and love a good bargain.  I could NOT let these coupons go to waste.  On the way to Joann's, I thought up this little project, and thought someone else might like to see it too.
I started with a styrofoam wreath form ($4.99 and my Joanns, but I had a 50% off coupon)

After buying desired felt colors, start cutting out circles. A lot of them. I didn't trace anything, as you can see. I took this picture about 50 circles into the project and I think I got sloppier as I went. I chose 4 colors of felt (and added some green for leaves). The felt was $3 total and I have a lot leftover!

Cut a spiral

Starting with the center, begin wrapping the sprial around the center:

You'll end up with little rose looking flowers.  It took way more than I thought it would, and I semi wanted to gouge my eyes out by the time I was done. 

But then....after hot gluing those bad boys all over my wreath form, I got this!
Total time: couple hours, it's really tedious
Total cost: $5.50, I already had the ribbon and hot glue at home

Isn't it grand?!
My 6 yr old daughter asked me yesterday, "Mom. What? Did fall throw up on you or something?"
Yes. Yes.  Maybe fall did throw up on me...but I like it.

Fall Fabric Tree

I made this little fabric fall-colored tree the other night while watching a show with The Hubs.  I had seen a similar project online where the tree was made entirely out of buttons. But I didn't have any buttons and I was not up for that tedious of a project.  So I thought for a bit and realized I had a ton of great scraps I could use. 
A little heat-n-bond and tracing later and voila! 
A cute little tree!

My friend had given me that great oval frame a few months back.  She was going to give it to Goodwill, can you believe it? I gladly took it off her hands!
Total time: 30-40 min
Total cost: free! Already had all the supplies


I've been obsessed  really liking working with knits lately.  Here are a few things I made for my little baby.  A couple headbands, and some leggings with bum ruffles!

I found a GREAT and very easy tutorial HERE for the leggings. Can't wait to make more! I already have the fabric ready to go.  See?  Border line obsessed here folks.  

Friday, September 9, 2011


Summer has come to an end (sniff, sniff), and I've got two kids in school this year! Back on a schedule and back to sewing! I've been sewing a lot this week and am trying to get both my etsy shops stocked up with new fun things.  HEre are a few goodies I've made recently:
Baby changing mat that rolls up:

Fabric baby block, with chenille:

A zipper pouch, perfect for make up or purse essentials:

Girl's fabric bracelet:

Toddler skirt:
Any items you'd like to see in my shops?  Let me know!

Friday, March 18, 2011

birthday gift

I made this cute little bag with matching hair clip for my daughter's friend.  Her name started with a "C," hence the letter "C" on the side. :) And a bonus...the skittles matched perfectly too!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

new projects

NEW ITEM! I started making these new headbands recently and they are in my shop for sale. They are perfect for all ages! Really. My 5 month old was sporting one on her bald head, my 5 and 8 yr old girls loved them, as well as me.  And I'm well....old!

I know I'm not the first one to do it, nor will I be the last, but I made this wreath out of coffee filters! The entire project cost me $6.21 and I love it! My husband thinks it looks "old fashioned" or "like a sea anenome." :)

Thursday, February 17, 2011


My fun pear hotpads were featured on a blog called Design Gathering

Click here to see the post and find out new ways to freshen up your kitchen space.  Lots of fun things!

Monday, February 7, 2011


My pillow (number TWO) was featured on a very cool blog called 6th Street Design School.  Isn't this such a fun collection of pink pillows she's put together?!