I have been having so much fun with pattern testing lately, I just can't get over all the cuteness that's going around! This past month, I had the extreme pleasure of working with Tiffany (one of the amazing pattern designers for Create Kids Couture) on not one, not two, but THREE separate patterns! Today, I'll … Continue reading Darby and Josephina- beautiful friends- a pattern test
This past summer, I went to a free class at our brand-spankin'-new Michael's Craft Store. It was a planner decorating class. I brought my datebook- the same one I'd been using since college- thinking that this class would give me some ideas on how to 'pretty it up' a little bit. Instead, I left with … Continue reading Hot Air Balloonin’- FREE printable planner stickers
Two weeks ago, I shared someone special with you... Isn't she beautiful? How about this one? And the dresses too!! The new Sue Ellen pattern from Create Kids Couture is a classic heirloom quality dress that just screamed for a classic heirloom accent. I didn't want to do anything 'extra' on Miss A's dress, but Miss … Continue reading Tutorial: How to create a lace or ribbon inset (heirloom sewing techniques)
About this time last year, I decided that I wanted to make a really sweet, timeless, Easter dress for Miss G. I searched and searched through pictures online, patterns I owned, patterns I didn't own, and even old family photos. I finally decided that some of my favorites were smocked dresses, so I was going … Continue reading Bringing Back Smocking! (a pattern test, free smocking plate, and more!)
Miss G and I recently had the opportunity to test another pattern for our good friend Jen of Tie Dye Diva. If you *STILL* haven't tried any of her patterns, well, you're missing out! They are well-written, creative, and contain some great techniques! Of course, this new pattern is no different! The Lemon Drop is … Continue reading Lemon Drop by Tie Dye Diva- a pattern test
When Jenny from Seamingly Smitten was looking for some older girls to help complete a recent pattern test, Miss A was happy to help out! But do you know what happens when you let the tween (aka Miss Middle School) choose her own fabrics and trims and then stage herself and the photo shoot all … Continue reading Dreamcatcher Nightgown by Seamingly Smitten- a pattern test
We absolutely love Christmas around here (could it be because my birthday is December 26th?!)! But really, who doesn't!? Every year, I start my Christmas planning in mid-September. I work on my budget first, and then make a list of any ideas I might have for people, and then attempt to decide who's getting handmade … Continue reading Getting Ready for Christmas and a FREE PRINTABLE!