Touches of pink and baby faces

That face. I can’t even handle it.  This girl is all smiles every where we go.  I can make her laugh by tickling her thighs or toes or playing peekaboo. She is the best. But starting recently she got an ear infection and went through one round of antibiotics and unfortunately she is on round…

Sew Busy!

Can I just say that I love the blogosphere and how crazy talented everyone is?  I read sooo many blogs on a daily basis and one of the things I really look forward to is finding new sewing tutorials… especially simple ones that (I think) I can do!  It’s great and all, but I’m also…

100th Post Giveaway WINNER!

Wowee!  THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for all the sweet words and encouragement you have all given me in the few months I have been blogging!  I’m sooo shocked with the wonderful turnout of my 100th post giveaway and I am soo happy to have met new blog…

Bunting Banner Tutorial + GIVEAWAY for my 100th Post!

Wow, can you believe it??  This is my 100th blog post… ONE HUNDRED… I’ve been quite the busy girl!  And you know what that calls for?  A tutorial AND a giveaway, yup!  Celebrate good times, come on!  And what better way to celebrate than by learning how to make your own bunting banner (pennant banner/flag…

Olive Manna Fabric Giveaway WINNER!

Thank you so much to all that entered the Olive Manna Fabric Giveaway!  It was great to be able to participate in the Sew, Mama, Sew! Giveaway Day.  You can bet that I’ll be participating in the next one as well.  Natalie and I were both FLOORED with how many entries there were and we…

Sew Simple Foldover Pillow Cover

Are you here for the Sew Mama Sew! Giveaway?  Welcome!  You have until 11:59PM CST on Thursday, May 20, 2010 to enter and this is the fabric that is being given away!  So click on the sweet eggplant pennants fabric below and you’ll be redirected to the giveaway post (or you could right click and…

Olive Manna FABRIC GIVEAWAY!

In honor of May Giveaway Day on Sew, Mama, Sew!, I have paired together with Olive Manna to bring you an awesome giveaway!  What is May Giveaway Day??  Well, it’s your lucky day.  It means boat loads (we’re talking hundreds) of sewing, knitting, handcrafted related giveaways.  And because I love hosting giveaways (and winning them…

Girls Just Wanna Sew

As promised, I’m back with what we sewed during our Girl’s Week while our boys were out of town!  See this whimsical little branch/leaf/acorn fabric that we found at Hancock Fabrics? And ya see this zig-zig stitch that we both used for the FIRST TIME? And you see the mess we made out of my…

Tropical Dress Sewing Party

Today is quite the exciting day: my parents are coming into town, the weather is super nice out, and I have my first ever GUEST POST over on Lola’s Girl!  Big thanks Jozen for letting me share with your readers while you nosh on spam musabi, sip out of coconuts, and watch beautiful sunsets in…

My First Zipper

A couple weekends ago, I sewed my very first zipper and I just wanted to share it with you all.  Since I am relatively new to sewing, anything outside of the ordinary straight stitch sounds scary to me, so naturally, I was deathly afraid of sewing a zipper.  However, I found a very simple and…

Baby Pocket Bib and Burp Cloth

I just wanted to share with you my first sewing project for babies!  I made a pocket bib and burp cloth for my friend’s baby shower – fabric choice was inspired by the Mommy and Daddy-to-be’s alma mater. Oh and I happened to go there too, GO BLUE! My friend, Christine, also made a Michigan…

Fabric Wallet Giveaway Winners!

Dresses, flowers, parks and being outside… that’s what makes you all most excited about Spring’s arrival, and I must say, I completely agree! Thank you ALL so much for entering this giveaway and leaving such sweet comments (106 comments to be exact, wowsers!), I loved reading each and every one of them and getting to…

Fabric Wallet Giveaway

A couple weeks ago, my friends and I learned how to sew fabric wallets.  They are mini wallets that contain 3 compartments which can be made from different coordinating fabrics.  The size is perfect for storing credit cards and money or they can even be used to store jewelry!  There is also a button clasp…

A Bag and a Tag

I got tagged by Lola’s Girl to post the contents of my bag!  But first, I’d like to explain the origins of my bag… a freshly sewn over-the-shoulder bag with Amy Butler fabric.  My girl friends and I have been obsessed with taking sewing classes at Urban Arts + Crafts, a cute little craft shop…

6 Hours Later… We Have An Apron!

One of my favorite crafting/sewing/knitting blogs to look at is Besides the pretty images and plethora of talent displayed on Alli’s blog, what really caught my attention was the OPB sew-a-long projects that she hosts. She picks one pattern to sew, and gathers people from all around the world to join in her sewing a…