With my children’s outgrown clothes, I divide them into four piles: save for future, give to friends, donate to charity, and not-sure. The not-sure pile usually has clothes that I like, but are stained and can’t be given to friends or charity. Do you have a pile like this? It feels wrong to just throw [...]
We are gearing up for another party at our house. (Yes, it is quite overwhelming to have Paul’s, then mine, then Christmas, then Clara’s, but then we’re done for awhile.) Clara wanted to have a “snowflake party.” After asking her about six times over the course of a few days, she [...]
For my son’s first birthday [...]
Cleaning out her attic the other day, my mother-in-law found some “vintage” fabric at her house and suggested I make PJs with it. I thought, sure… wouldn’t hurt to give the pattern that I was planning to use for Christmas PJs a test run! While I don’t love everything about how these PJs turned out, [...]
Stylish newborn photographs are becoming “the norm” over “a splurge.” It seems (maybe because of pinterest?) that everyone’s trying to find a great new prop or pose to use for their little one. Here’s one idea that is darling and a DIY…
This summer I was so glad to attend a baby shower for my friend Pam. This is her first baby (a boy).
Like any shower, there were some games and activities. Like, design your own baby onesie! Wait, what?!!
There were stacks of onesies in a range [...]
I received an email earlier in the week from a mother in distress. Here are the highlights:
My son was a preemie, so he is not even on the charts for length or weight (18.5 lb., 29″ 14 mo. old), but he has a super huge head (75th percentile!) that is almost as wide as [...]
I posted my preview of my first hand-smocked dress a few weeks ago, and I’m happy to say it’s finally finished (and photographed)!
Pardon my model, at first she wasn’t in the mood for a photo shoot.
I used [...]
With two little ones now, the amount of time at my machine has drastically reduced. Thankfully, smocking is done by hand. This is a project you can do sitting on the porch, or in the living room, or by the pool. It does take a good amount of time, but the fact that it’s portable [...]
Let’s face it. Babies + Food = Big Mess. This is where a big bib comes into play. I wanted to share two great patterns/tutorials for some oversized bibs that are helpful to parents as baby learns hand-mouth coordination.
First, the “Bapron.” From “Craftiness is Not Optional.”
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