Thursday, October 27, 2011

Gray Skies Winner



You won the Gray Skies Quilt PDF Give-a-Way

For those of you who didn't win yours for free. It is ON SALE in my shop for a few days.

reg: $9.50
sale: $7.50

I'm working on a few more patterns so watch for them to come.

Thanks for all of your wonderful comments and well wishes. It means so much!

P.S. Megan would you please send me your email address? Thanks.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

A Love Affair

I'm having a secret love affair. I'm in LOVE with 

I stumbled upon this pin a long time ago and it just made me start thinking. In fact my description on the pin was, "Oh the design wheels are turning."

A few months later I showed my husband my pin and told him I wanted to make a raindrop quilt of some sort. Gave him a couple of days and he came up with this sketch.

A couple weeks later I came up with this!

This is Gray Skies. And it is everything I dreamed it would be.

I've been waiting and waiting to show this to you! I'm so excited to launch my new line of PATTERNS!! The first in this line was well worth the wait I think.

It was a vision for quite some time, but it finally all came together. And what better way to celebrate a ginormus project completed than to have a GIVE-A-WAY!?

Leave a comment and spread the word. You can have an entry for each. I don't care how you do it. Facebook it, tweet it, pin it whatever. Just be sure you come back and leave a comment for everything you've done.

I'll be giving away one of these wonderful patterns soon. 

It's now posted in my shop HERE

Pin It

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


Sewing weekend/week was a huge success as usual. Katie and I had a great time. Maybe one day sewing weekend will involve more people than just the two of us. Maybe one day it will become Sewing retreat!

We made a couple of these beauties and they actually were very helpful in our Gray Skies undertaking (you get to see that later this week!!)

Isn't it cute? 

Now all I want to do is make some coordinating pins to go with it.

So  nice to not have pins all over my floor now. Well, really they are still all over the place, but now I actually want pick them up.

I'll be teaching a class on these babies at The Quilt Barn on November 3, 2011. I can't wait. Teaching a crafty class at my favorite place. Yeah I'm in heaven!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Clean and Crisp

The Classic Linen Peep

This classic little linen shoe is the newest addition to the Lily Collection.

I'm so excited about this little peep toe. It is perfect for absolutely every outfit my little Lily owns. 

I have a thing for the T-strap right now so you're going to see a few more of these T-strap beauties soon.

Oh my PEEP! 
I just love seeing her cute little toes on the end of these dainty little things.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Bring it on

Brady just started school again. Yeah for only just over a year left to a masters degree, but not so yeah for a busy husband.

It looks like my evenings just opened up. Wide open!!

For the months of September and October I'll be taking any *custom orders you can throw at me. I'm tossing the schedule to the wind. 
so I invite you to start your creative juices flowing and...


I can't promise any opening from October throughout the rest of the year (chances are there will be a few slots open, but I make no promises) so if you want something done before Christmas or in time for a birth sometime this year now is the time to order. 

Orders will be filled on a first come first serve basis, but should only take 10-14 business days from the time you order to be ready for shipping.

Questions? Please feel free to ask!

*When you place a custom order you get to pick the exterior fabric of your item (at no additional cost, I'll even order it if I don't have it in stock).

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Limited Edition iPod Sweater

I stayed up much later than normal last night creating this little beauty. I couldn't stop until it was finished.

This little iPod case is made from an up-cycled sweater with the cutest wool on the inside to keep your iPod nice and safe. 

The sweater is only so big so this case is a special limited edition with only a few available. I just posted it in my shop so grab one quick!

Friday, August 26, 2011

A bag for L&M

Here's hoping L is too busy with her new baby boy M to read my blog!
L (not the same as last time.) ordered a bag and told me that she wanted me to pick everything. She wanted to have nothing to do with the design process at all! 
I had a great time! 

I didn't know she loved purple until I had already ordered the fabric so that was a very pleasant surprise indeed!

I did the new Boo Bear style bag for her and can I just say that it is HARD to find this color of purple. It is exactly what I had in mind, but I honestly ordered and sent back four different fabrics for this bag. I'm so glad that I finally got the right stuff at the last minute.

Thanks L for letting me make a bag for you. And thanks for your huge vote of confidence in letting me pick everything out. It was so much fun!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The ipod Case

I have an ipod.
I recently crushed said ipod.
Thus, The ipod Case.

(This one has a small whoops on it. I accidentally put the eyelet on the wrong side so I had to add another. If you would like the OOPPPS one for a great price just let me know. Also, it is more of a mustard color not so much bright yellow.)

 In the interest of full disclosure I dropped and shattered the screen of our ipod a couple days after I made The Case, but I randomly was not using it. I was so mad when I picked it up and saw the nice shiny screen all cracked and chipped. I don't know if my cover would have helped the screen to not crack, but I really beat myself up for not having the ipod in there. I therefore came home and made a bunch more cases to cover the ugly spiderweb crisscrossing my screen.

(There is an eyelet on each case for your little ear buds to fit in)

These three are available now! The buckles are now on backorder so I'll list a bunch more when I get some more buckles in.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Something Old...Something New

 I have a huge pile of clothes to donate. The only thing is I can't help but thinking about how cute some of the fabric is. I decided to do something about it instead of letting the two laundry baskets full of old/way to small now clothes sit in my room and clutter away.

Something old...

Something new...

I'm working on a tutorial/pattern for this dress, but I hate stopping to take pictures of the process. I just get way to excited to get to the finished product. So Lily will have to have a few more dresses like this just to get all the steps documented.

Lily just learned how to scoot and found herself a new hiding place. I think this girl loves fabric almost as much as I do.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Peep Toes (Black Tie)

For two years I have wanted to make peep toe shoes. For two years I could not get my mind to create what I wanted it to. Then about a week ago I was chatting with my Mom in my studio holding Lily while the boys took a nap and it hit me! It literally popped right into my head. I had to have my Mom hold Lily really fast so I could sew a sample right away before I forgot.

It worked. And yesterday I tried to make one again. Good thing I had the sample to refer to because as quickly as the idea came it left.

Say Hello to The Black Tie. The second shoe in The Lily Collection.

Yeah, collection. I could not pick one single shoe to make and name Lily so I decided to have a whole collection named after her. I guess that is one benefit to having your Mom be the designer. Downside? You also have to model.

These cute little shoes have a pleated satin T-Strap with a satin ribbon that wraps around the ankle and ties in the back. Look at those cute chubby legs! Admit it, it's way cuter than the shoes!

My little Lily makes a great foot model. Just look at how she works those shoes. Ok, honestly there was a little help from Daddy with the crossing of the feet. :)

Thanks Mom for holding Lily for that quick second. Good things always seem to pop into my head when you are around.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011


I have a bit of a thing for purple right now. 
Here is a little peek at a few of the purple things to come.

 This little purple Bracelet Cuff is custom made to fit any little girl. It is the perfect little dainty accesory. It makes me think of little tea parties and little girls all dressed up for the occasion.

This is also available in different colors. I just had to make Lily a purple one. :)

Monday, August 8, 2011

LW. This bags for you!

I just wanted to post a quick custom order.

LW is expecting her third little boy in October. I'm in love with how your bag turned out L. And congrats on the new little cutie to come!!

Monday, July 18, 2011


I have to apologize for the lack of posting lately. We've had such a packed summer it's hard to find the time. 

I do have some fun news though! I'll be spending the next little while making a few of my designs into patterns! This means that in a little while (date yet to be determined) you'll be able to purchase these patterns and make some Vintage Clothespin goodness (everything from quilts to aprons to bags)all for yourself!

I'm excited to get these out and show you a few of the fun new things I'm working on. I hope you are all having a wonderful and crazy summer and that you'll be ready for a Fall full of sewing!

Monday, June 13, 2011


Free Shipping!!

For today only I'm offering free shipping.

Take advantage while you can!

Use code: shipmefree

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

It's Here!!

The new bag I just know you have all been waiting for.

The Boo Bear Diaper Bag

This would also make a great overnight/daycare bag!

This bag is made of heavy decor weight fabric to make it nice and strong. And is accented with a great velvet ruffle!

This bag still has the traditional six pockets with four tiny pockets for pens, pencils, crayons or tweezers.

Also available is this little key holder! I LOVE mine. no more searching in the depths of my bag to find my small keys. I just hook them on and they are there waiting for me when I need them.

This bag is also sporting a magnetic snap closure.

So there you have it the NEW Boo Bear Diaper Bag. (another nickname my Daddy had for me.)
I'll start taking custom orders for it, but you must sign up for a month (on my sidebar). And in the next couple of weeks I'll have a few in the shop ready to be shipped.


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