i have always loved spring...new life...new beginnings. i love the bright green grass and vibrant petals. all the dark and drab colors of winter are replaced with the brilliant and warm shades of spring. each spring i feel inspired to clean house and take on new projects. the colors of spring have inspired us (i yudda you) to look for new fabrics and patterns. check out our shop soon for new listings.
i hope to post pictures of some of our new projects soon.
after much internet surfing, i finally decided on a costume for my munchkin...a rainbow. a sign of God's covenant with us and an excuse to practice our colors. of course it had to be handmade. so off i went to my local fabric store for 7 shades of felt.
after my hubby did some very intense calculations, it was time to start cutting.
really wasn't too bad. my new hot glue gun worked nicely. and with a fluffy white cloud and some arm holes it was pretty much perfect.
there never was a cuter rainbow. i even and three events for her to wear it to (be it kicking and screening). may have found myself saying once or twice: "this is not for me but for you." needless to say by halloween night she had us trained...she would only put her costume on for a piece of candy.
the piggy tails were a nice touch if i don't say so myself.
we have been super busy getting ready for the basehor craft fair on november 3rd. we decided to focus our efforts on lots of blankets and cute cozy boots.
we have to admit that we gravitate to all things girly...
but this time we made sure to have some blankets for the little man in your life. not only that, but blankets of all sizes...loveys, stroller blankets and tummy time blankets. i hope to get them all posted on etsy in the next couple of days.
we are once again gearing up for another craft fair. next weekend we will be at the Overland Park Craft Fair. we have been working every hard over the last several months to create some new products and make more of our customers' favorites. the girls have done a wonderful job of playing while their mommies work in what we have lovingly dubbed "the sweatshop". we hope that you will come out and see us!!! check out our "come see us at..." page for details!
i wish that we had time to get together more than once a month to sew and craft, but with a toddler and a baby on the way we are both pretty busy. we had so much fun this month starting new projects and completing some that have been in development for a while.
first is this precious purple polka dot smocked dress with white ribbon straps. this dress will be perfect for any toddler this summer. unfortunately neither of our daughters will be able to wear it this year.
as much as we enjoy making cute clothes for babes and toddlers, it is time to work on something new. we decided to tap into all my sister's experience with developmental therapy tools in preschool and elementary school kids. check out these toddler/preschool learn to button and thread educational toys. kids are able to practice buttoning while exploring different shapes, colors and textures and have fun at the same time.
It is as easy as 1 - 2 -3 or heart - triangle - square
also new, pocket-sized baby wipes. perfect soft, reusable, terry cloth and easily portable wipes.
lastly a stylish headband for those busy ladies in your life. we each made one for ourselves and i have to say that they are so comfy. i try to avoid headaches from hair accessories at all cost. these would be perfect for mother's day!
check out all of these items in our etsy shop and coupon codes for our current sales.
i wanted to share my eureka mommy moment from this weekend. my mother is in town for the much anticipated birth of her second granddaughter and my niece. she brought with her a piece of her own artwork for hubby and i to hang in baby G's room.
now the question....where do we hang this masterpiece?
naturally hubby walked around the room holding it up to all of the bare walls, when i realized, why not hang it where baby G can enjoy it. so we did. she enjoys sitting in front of it and admiring the new addition to her room. there are so many wonderful products now at the hardware store (e.g., wall velcro) that you don't have to worry about nails at eye level.
now if only we could come up with some interactive wall art, so baby G can stay out of my cupboards!