Thursday, March 31, 2011

Stocking the Shop

I finally added inventory to my Etsy Shop & thought I'd give you a little look at what I added. 

A stack of Fold n Go Travel Bibs

They each come with an infant spoon and pack of Wet Ones.

I'd love to hear feedback about other items I should add to my shop.  I was thinking about a cute boys toolbelt.
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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

First Sale!

For the past month or so I've secretly been setting up an Etsy shop.  Man there is a lot of work to get them going!  Lot's of things to think through and set up before officially opening.  In the mean time I had a lady contact me about making one of my Fold n Go bibs for her.  Since I had enough set up in the shop it was easy to process.  Do you want to see the details of the sale?  Oh, and you'll notice how I've tweeked the design with a strap that wraps around and secures it snuggly. Ok, enough talking!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Friday's Fabulous finds {for boys} spring wardrobe addition

I am posting this a little early because I leave tomorrow morning for a short little trip- yay! 
I have been salivating while looking at all the cute clothing tutorials & patterns coming out for spring.  I thought I'd dedicate this Friday's Fabulous Finds to only clothing.  It's basically my to-do list for the boys.

The first item that I've had bookmarked for a while and keep going back and drooling over is this pair of awesome plaid high top sneakers for baby!  I've never seen anything so cool! I'm kinda getting tired of the ordinary leather soled baby shoes (how many pairs can one baby have!).  When I came across these I knew my 8 month old needed a pair!  You can find them on Etsy at All Things for Baby.  Guess what today is your lucky day!  Terri from All Things for Baby is generously offering 20% off any order with coupon code bisforboy1.

Image Source: All Things for Baby

 You'll also find these awesome boy shoes:

Image Source: All Things for Baby.

and she makes these (I am in love with little boys (or girls) wearing cute newsboy hats!)

Image Source: All Things for Baby

She has a ton of cute girl things too but I'll let you check those out! 

The next items are things I want to make. 
I love this spring jacket from a t-shirt that Cheri over at I am Momma Hear Me Roar created for Celebrate the Boy. I even have everything (but the zipper) to make this right now! 
Tutorial here

Then, I want to make a couple of these for each boy.  You can never have too many tees!  Ashley over at Make It and Love It has a great tutorial here showing you how to make a reglan tee from repurposed old tees. 

Here is a similar tutorial for a reglan shirt from Such Treasures.  She does the neck differently.

For my 8 month old I want to add a couple of these rompers for the spring.  Steffanie from Sew Grown is over at Patterns by Figgy showing you how to use one of their patterns to make this cute romper.  You do need to purchase a pattern first, which I need to do!  The tutorial is here.  Hmm I'm thinking I might be able to combine the previous 2 tutorials with this one to create this romper without a pattern!

Lasty, I am in love with this cute 'John John' that Elisabeth over at Growing Home shows us how to make here.  I have this cute robot fabric with John John written all over it!

Have a great weekend everyone!

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

A Greener Lunch

In 2 days I am leaving behind my husband and children to take a much needed and overdue trip
by. my. self.
to Denver to visit my sister! 
If you can't tell I am so EXCITED! 
I will be giving her this little belated birthday gift. 

I followed this awesome tutorial on A Lemon Squeezy Home.

Then do go along with the lunch sack I made a set of cloth napkins.

To make them I took one flour sack dish towel (from the dollar store) and cut it into 4ths.  Then folded and sewed the edges. Super easy!  I used the decorative stitches on my machine and embroidered her name in 4 different colors.

Don't you {love} the fabric?  It's called Farmdale Orchard Pink by Alexander Henry {love him}!

Notice the bias tape around the edges remember when I made it here?

I seriously can't wait to give it to her!

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Monday, March 21, 2011

Simple Sippy Strap Tutorial

Now that it's officially spring & warmer weather is here (kinda).  We'll be getting our stroller out to take some much needed walks!  One of my pet peeves is picking up dropped toys & sippy cups on our walks!  So I will show you how to make an easy little strap that basically attaches that sippy to the stroller.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Fabulous Friday Finds {Toolbelt Roundup}

I've been wanting to make my older son a tool belt for a while and came across a ton of cute I mean totally masculine & cool tutorials.  I thought I'd put them all together and share with you all.  If you have a tutorial not listed here please share a link in the comment section. Oh and I also came across a couple nifty felt tool sets too!

1. Tool belt from a place mat! by My Little Gems
2. Big Boy tool belt tutorial by 2 Little Hooligans
3. Felt tool set by Woolly Petals
4. Kids tool belt tutorial by Made by Jots Mum
6. The Toolman Tool belt by Seven Thirty Three

7. Big Kid Tool belt Tutorial by Mommy's Little Stinker
8. Turn a Placemat into a Tool belt by The Creative Maven
9. Felt Tools (with a pattern) by Serving Pink Lemonade
10. Child's Tool belt by Make It and Love It
11. Child's Crocheted Tool belt Pattern by Tina's Crochet Page

Happy Friday Everyone!

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Anniversary Gift

I know this isn't St. Patrick's Day related but I wanted to share a gift I made for some friends celebrating their anniversary this weekend.  They have kids the same ages as ours (except multiply my 8 month old by 2! Yeah that means twins!).  So when I found this printable over at Inspired by Charm I thought it was the perfect thing for them!
I printed it on thicker paper (I cut it out of an art tablet that I've had since high school). 

Then sewed on the cool little rooster which came from a remnant of Alexander Henry's Farmdale Crossing. Yeah I sewed it to paper- it worked just fine.  I like the detail that the stitching adds!

Love this fabric!

Here's a closer view of the print- sorry about the glare from the glass!

Happy St. Patty's Day!  I can't wait to eat some corned beef!

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

I'm being {Featured} on Gluesticks!

Today I'm over at

Sharing my

Monday, March 14, 2011

Shutter Pal Tutorial

Last Friday Erin over at In Between Laundry asked me to guest post. 
I shared how to make a
Shutter Pal
In case you missed it & also so I have it archived on my blog I thought I'd repost.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Sunday Smiles {in the mail}

We were busy, busy, busy yesterday getting ready for a small dinner party so we didn't get a chance to check the mail- it happens.  So, what a fun surprise today when my husband and 2 year old come in with a special package for me with this in it:

I guess technically it's not for me!

I won the giveaway over at Sew Chatty for this amazing little Artfolio made by

When you open it up you have crayon pockets:

and the other side has paper & other fun stuff!

My little man wanted to use it right-a-way! 

Don't you love the cute dinosaur fabric?

Thanks Kristen!

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