Mommy’s Little Pattern Drafter

Today I had a pattern taped to the sliding glass door so I could trace it and my daughter ran over wanting to “help”.  I gave her her own piece of paper, taped it to the door, et voil√†*!  An entertained kid. Sometimes they’re so easy.  (bonus: 2 handmade things in this picture!  3 if […]

Shabby Apple Dress Winner!

If your comment looked like this: and because picked this: You are a winner!!!   Yay Crystal!  We’ll be contacting you so you can hurry up and get your brand new Azure Coast dress!  And then wait a few months to wear it as I see you’re expecting a blessed event.  But, you know, […]

Crafty Bits: Las Vegas

I know, I know. It’s been a while since we’ve done a “Crafty Bits” post, and I’m starting it up again with Las Vegas? Las Vegas was not on any of my recent must-see travel lists. I’ve been there and done that before kids, and since having them I haven’t had a burning desire to […]

Shabby Apple Giveaway!!! (Now Closed)

Happy Monday everyone!!  If you’re not sharing that sentiment, we’ve got something that might cheer you up.  How about a FREE dress from Shabby Apple?? We’ve been long-time fans of Shabby Apple because of all their unique and versatile women’s dresses and of course their adorable line for little girls too.  But our favorite feature […]

Carefree Clothes for Girls Sew-a-long Conclusion

What?  You didn’t remember that I was participating in that?  I don’t blame you.  A year ago I joined the Carefree Clothes for Girls Sew-A-Long, coordinated by Melissa of Elemental Stitches .  If I had to grade myself, I think I’d give me an F+. But I have a great excuse (per usual).  3 months […]

Instant Art Gallery


Since K started preschool in the fall, we’ve had artwork taped onto walls and windows pretty randomly. Renovating the kitchen meant that proper display of art was low on my priority list and K was perfectly happy with things willy-nilly. Now that the major work is done and we’re finishing the paint and detail stuff, […]