Last summer my husband and I took our daughter to visit his family in Sweden. It was the first of many trips she'll ever take there. During our visit my husband's grandmother ask me if I wanted to look through her stash of lace and fabric that she had been holding onto but didn't think she'd ever get around to using. Among the items that she had been saving was handmade lace. I can't tell you how old this lace is but I can say that it is beautiful and delicate and special. This is why it makes me nervous to actually use it! However, it just seemed like the perfect little embellishment for this little dress...so I did!
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Ever want to make a pillow cover for a throw pillow but lack the confidence to add a zipper?
Or maybe you just like the added touch of the contrasting fabrics. Either way this pillow cover is just right for you! This pillow puts the P in easy peasy...so cheesy (hey that rhymes)!
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
To me summer weather and little girls means it's time to breakout the ROMPERS! I was so happy when I came across this FREE tutorial though I had never ever tried to shirr anything before in my life. I thought, "How hard could it really be?" Well I soon found out!
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Saturday, March 2, 2013
I'm just going to put this out there...I'm a coffee-aholic. In fact I go so much that my 1 1/2 year daughter knows when I'm in the drive thru placing an order for my latte. How do I know? She shouts out "coffee!" when the lady hands me the cup and here's the kicker...she's in a rear facing carseat!
In an effort to save a whole lot of money I make lattes at home, all the time. And I just want to tell you that I don't make gross lattes like some other blog recipes I've tried. This one was so good my coffee-hating-husband took a sip and said "that's drinkable!" and then proceeded to drink 1/2 of it himself. I'd say that's a success. However, you must know that I make my lattes on the sweeter side, you can still taste the coffee but it's not the main flavor. If you like more coffee and less sweetness than do less of the syrup suggested. So here goes...
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
As you may know I'm still working little by little on freshening up my little girl's bedroom with some new fabrics and colors...yellows, grays, and corals to be exact. So I am always keeping my eyes peeled for anything with these colors and I just so happened to spot this great fabric in the sheets section at Target! I loved it so much that I bought a pillow case set and cut it up to make my own little pillow to add to the room.
I really didn't want to make a boring old 3 seam pillow so I got a little creative and added what I call a "ribbon", although I must have forgotten that when I put the text on the picture below...
Friday, February 22, 2013
I'll admit it, when I purchased these cardboard letters I had no intention of decorating them this way. I had every intention of covering them in fabric like many other tutorials I had seen done that way. However, as I began moving things around in my daughters room I put the letters up "temporarily" on her dresser naked of any fabric and I grew fonder and fonder of the cardboard texture and color. I then recalled a pin I can across on Pinterest where someone used crate paper and stamps to decorate it...which I loved! So it was decided that that's what I was going to do instead! I really like how they turned out.