Do It Yourself Gucci Inpsired Faux Fur Mules

Wednesday, February 21, 2018


I've noticed that I completely scrapped all of my planned selfish sewing and diy projects for Fall and Winter. In fact, I hadn't even made myself anything from October to February! I noticed that it's not just a trend on the blog. In fact, I noticed that I was putting myself last in a lot of areas in my life (so easy to do as a mom, isn't it?). Surprisingly, despite the chaos of moving, being in a new environment has really helped me re-prioritize myself. I love my little nook in the kitchen and all of the fresh light that comes in during the day. Things are still a little chaotic (our bedroom is still books and boxes. boxes and books.) but I'm taking it one step at a time and completing lots of projects along the way.

Oh Baby: A Do It Yourself Pacifier Clip Tutorial

Friday, February 9, 2018


It feels like it's been such a long time since I've wrote a blog post! The last couple of months have been a whirlwind of busy because we've moved and even though it wasn't a far move, it was so quick! The move itself is kind of story within a story but it turned out to be an incredible blessing and we are so happy with our new home as well as the location we're in. Plus, creating a home within a new house is always fun. You can count on a few diy home related tutorials coming your way as we settle in!

But, the excitement doesn't end there. I was also published for the first time in the magazine Altered Couture which is on stands now! I haven't had a chance to see a copy yet since my nearest Barnes and Noble/Joanns haven't received their copies. I really wanted to keep it a secret until I saw it in print, on a shelf, because I feel like it'll bring the anticipation and excitement of writing the article full circle. For those of you unfamiliar with Altered Couture, it's a magazine that offers diy refashion and upcycled project ideas + tutorials so if you haven't checked out a copy before, you definitely should! There are pages of inspiration and the contributors are wildly talented!

How to Create a Gorgeous Heirloom Rag Doll with Simplicity 1342

Tuesday, December 12, 2017


Is it just me, or are rag dolls back and in a big way?

A few weeks ago, my husband had a late night at work so we met him in the city and decided to spend a little time walking around and showing Hugo the holiday window displays. The Land of Nod in our area always has the cutest window display and toys for the season so we decided to head there first. Inside we found such precious "heirloom" rag dolls and I just loved them to pieces but they were all thrown on the shelf and not in the best condition. Plus, they were also really expensive. Why, oh why must The Land of Nod be so cute and so expensive!

10 Tips + Tricks for the Beginning Sewist

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Lately I've had a lot of people in my life express interest in sewing and it's been a lot of fun talking patterns, fabric, and adorable makes. It's the best when a girl's night involves coffee, a trip to the fabric store, chatting it up about style, the kiddos, and the husbands. Among these conversations are questions and answers to aspects of sewing that are nuanced and not necessarily known to the beginning sewist. Often times, getting started can feel overwhelming or as if sewing at home requires a natural talent, which is simply not true. As with any other hobby, time and experience are on your side - plus, armed with these tips, you'll be feeling confident with your sewing in no time! 

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So, without further ado, here are 10 tips and tricks that every beginning sewist should know: 

Trick or Treat: Our DIY Family Halloween Costumes (Hint: It Involves Ms. Frizzle and a School Bus!)

Saturday, November 4, 2017

This is such a late post. Face palm.

I know, I know we're in November and probably over hearing about Halloween costumes but bear with me! I am still super excited about this year's DIY costumes and life has been nothing short of crazy. CRAZY, I tell you! We can talk about the crazy later but, for now, let's talk about costumes (said with jazz hands -  lots of jazz hands)!

Last year we were super awful and waited until the last minute to create Hugo's Halloween costume but this year, I was ready! We started talking about our costumes almost immediately after last Halloween and decided to do The Magic School Bus. Talk about being prepared! At the time, Hugo wasn't into the show, and didn't even know what The Magic School Bus was, but I thought it would make for a great family costume theme because there are so many characters to choose from. Over the summer Netflix released a Magic School Bus reboot and now Hugo rather enjoys the lo busss (toddler for, 'yellow bus'). The timing, let me tell you, was on point. New show? Hugo loves the yellow bus? Somehow, I managed to spot a trend - in advance! Whoop, whoop! Any how, we chose to dress up as Ms. Frizzle, Arnold, and Liz the Lizard. Plus, I made a Magic School Bus treat bag for Hugo to carry. SO. CUTE. 

Finding Versatility in McCalls M7127

Saturday, September 30, 2017


Not too long ago, my husband and I were grocery shopping at Walmart when we happened upon a clearance bin of fabric in the middle of an unassuming aisle. Of course, I had to look and was rather excited to find a ton of knit fabric bolts marked down to a $1 yd. Surprisingly, I don't have a lot of knit in my fabric stash, and was really excited to be going home with 5 yds of black and gray jersey. As soon as they got home, they went straight into the washing machine, and I thumbed through my knit patterns trying to figure what to make with all of this newly found fabric.

Fall Inspired Fashion: The Freya Dress by Simply Sewing Magazine

Tuesday, September 19, 2017


Fall is quickly becoming my favorite season, guys! I've always been such a fan of fall fashion with it's lux color choices, the layering, and of course, pouring over the all of the September magazine issues. This year, it seems like everywhere you turn, there's denim or 70s inspired style in the stores in the magazines, or online, so I was thrilled when I found a ton of denim fabric at Goodwill for $5.99.

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