Thursday, November 8, 2012

little ray of sunshine

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.


Friday, November 2, 2012

boots and blankets galore

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. 

  ~ jeannette

Sunday, September 23, 2012

gearing up

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!


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

april sewing day

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.

~ jeannette

Monday, April 23, 2012

mother's day feature

we are featured this week on  in celebration of mother's day!  please check it out and leave a comment.

~ jeannette

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

oh, where to hang art for toddler

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!

~ jeannette

Sunday, April 15, 2012

it's curtains for baby G

when i was expecting, we decided not to find out what we were having. i thought we just wanted to be surprised, but hubby wanted us to decorate the nursery gender neutral so he wouldn't have to paint twice. didn't he do such a great job? 

now that baby G is here, i can't resist "girl-ifying" her room. it has taken me a year, but baby G finally has curtains. i love lilac and green so i couldn't resist this cute polka dot fabric. they only took an afternoon to make, but weeks to hang.

~ jeannette (p.s. we love your comments)

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

baby's first steps

i recently found this super cute fabric and was just waiting for the right project to come along to use it. the weather has been so beautiful lately, so during nap time today i made baby G a fashion savvy skirt (mermaid-style). yes, i said mermaid-style. it turned out perfect and was so easy to make. check out this new creation at our etsy shop ( 

the best part of the project was the photo shoot.  baby G decided to take her first steps for mommy, yeah!

now she is ready to go see the world...or at least our street.

check out these cute baby accessories (Benny Blossoms) i used for the photoshoot made by my friend and fellow crafter. these are available on her etsy site (bennyjsboutique).

 ~ jeannette

Friday, March 23, 2012

baby A's shower

as you have heard, I am about to be an aunt and couldn't be more excited. i decided that i had to throw my lovely sister a wonderful and decadent baby shower. can you believe this is the first baby shower i have ever hosted!! and one of the first parties i have hosted at this house. i was so nervous and so desperately wanted it to be perfect that i took two days off work to prepare. despite all my planning, i still didn't avoid having my husband up with me at 1am the night before the party making a diaper cake. (i am married to the best man ever)


 a couple of weeks before the big event, i spent many nights on pinterest in search for inspiration. i decided to go with little A's nursery colors...bright pink and green. here is crib blanket and bedskirt we made during one of our Saturday sewing days...


ruffle cake. not one but two. to be honest, i didn't think I had it in me. i even tried to find someone else to frost the cakes, but in the end i thought i would give it a try. i chose to make the strawberry buttercream icing from scratch...yummmmm. 

i did say this was going to be a decadent and over-the-top event, so a couple of cakes wouldn't do. the sweets table was perfect with cake pops, sugar cookies (my aunt's recipe), candies, and cupcakes-in-a-jar (yes, i said cupcakes-in-a-jar)! 

i received so many compliments on the shower, that for a (very) brief moment i thought we should go into party planning until my husband shot that idea down real fast. more specifically, "you guys are crazy. how many small business can two women run?"

we love you guys. only a couple more weeks to go.

love, auntie J

Thursday, March 15, 2012

baby G's new boots

wow! i can't believe how long it has been since our last post!  sorry about that.  truth be told, it has a lot to do with the fact that baby G is expecting a new cousin next month.  that's right!  i am going to be having a baby!  all of us are really excited, but it has caused somewhat of a slow down here at i yudda you.

so, to start things off again, baby G suggested that we show of her new boots.  sometime in january, jeannette decided that baby G needed some boots, but couldn't find any that were quite cute, in true i yudda you fashion, she decided to make some.  i wish i could say that i was somehow involved, but i was busy growing a child and planning the nursery theme.

anyway, after hours of contemplating how to make them (check out the pattern at and looking for fabric, she created these wonderful boots!

as you can see...she loves them!!  if you love them as much as she does, you can check them out at our etsy site.  and as always, feel free to pick your own colors or fabrics!

~kristen (auntie and soon to be mommy #2!!!)