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 http://www.dailydoseofhandmade.blogspot.com/  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)