New Pattern Release ~ Claire Pajama Pattern

Claire Pajamas Pattern from The Cottage Mama. Size 6 month - 10 years and 18" doll pattern.

Today is my birthday (I’m 33 years old, in case you were wondering) and I thought this would be the perfect day to release my newest pattern, the Claire Pajamas Pattern. I have been working on this pattern for several months getting it just right and I’m so happy to finally have it completed and ready to offer to all of you! I truly hope you love it as much as I do.

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Happy 5th Birthday, Matilda Jane!

Matilda Jane turns 5 years old. The Cottage Mama.

Dear Matilda Jane,   Happy Birthday! Today you turn five years old!! These last five years have flown in the blink of an eye. Five years really isn't all that long, but it feels like you have been in our life forever. And then again, when I think about the fact that you are just five years, that's actually hard to believe. I always think of you as a little bit older or the same age as your big sister. Maybe it's because the two of you are so close in age, play with so many of the same toys and enjoy so many of the same activities. But today you turn … continue reading

Embroidered Towel Tutorial

Embroidered Towel Tutorial by Lindsay Wilkes from The Cottage Mama.

  Both my girls finished school a couple weeks ago. Savannah finished Kindergarten and Matilda finished her last year of preschool. It's hard to believe I will have a 1st grader and a kindergartner next year! I wanted to create a gift for the girls' teachers that I thought they might really use. I figure everyone can use a good beach towel, so I decided to take it a step further and embroiderer each of their teachers last names on the towel. I didn't want to use their first names since then the other members of their families might not be able, or want, to … continue reading

The Palmetto Baby Cottons Giveaway

The Palmetto Baby Cottons Giveaway on The Cottage Mama.

Today I'm excited to introduce one of our newest blog sponsors, The Palmetto Baby Cottons! I met Kay, the owner, back in February when she took my classes at the Martha Pullen School of Art Fashion and I just want to say that she is one of the sweetest women I have ever met. And not only is she incredibly nice, she has wonderful taste in fabrics and trims. So here is a little more from Kay of The Palmetto Baby Cottons....... … continue reading