Sold Out Bundle Boxes

Sold Out Bundle Boxes You guys......The Cottage Mama Bundle Boxes sold out in under 4 minutes! How did that happen?!?! When all those sold emails came into my inbox, I could hardly believe it! I wasn't exactly sure how many boxes to put together. I knew I didn't want to end up with too many left over, so I settled on 30 boxes. I figured that would be more than enough this first time. When I received the fabric yardage, I actually received less than I ordered (since these lines were pretty much sold out), so I was only able to do 26 boxes. But again, I figured … continue reading

Bundle Box ~ Fabric, Trim and Button Kits

The Cottage Mama Bundle Box As a lot of you know, one of my favorite parts of the sewing process is selecting fabrics and trims for the different garments that I create. I love mixing and matching patterned patterned fabrics, using unique, classic trims and paying close attention to details down to the very last button. … continue reading

Sewing at the Beach 2017

Have you ever dreamed of getting away during the middle of the winter to completely immerse yourself in the world of sewing? Well, now is your chance! I'm excited to announce that I'll be teaching at Sewing at the Beach January 8-15, 2017! I haven't done a week long teaching event since Miss Josephine was born and I'm really looking forward to getting back in the classroom. Sewing at the Beach is a week long sewing event that takes place in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina at the Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort. This is a one-of-a-kind of event that you don't want to miss! … continue reading

Reversible Tulip Petal Sun Hat

Reversible Tulip Petal Sun Hat My dear, sweet friend, Evy Hawkins, has created a wonderful tutorial for taking The Cottage Mama 'Tulip Petal Sun Hat' free pattern and making it reversible.......thus a Reversible Tulip Petal Sun Hat! She's also sharing how to add embroidery to this darling hat. Isn't the one she created for her granddaughter just the cutest? Evy is an incredibly talented seamstress and has so much knowledge to share! … continue reading

Happy 7th Birthday, Matilda!

Dear Matilda, Happy Birthday sweet girl! Today you are 7 years old (which feels very weird to say).......it seems hard to believe how quickly you are growing up. I know they say 'the days are long and the years are short', but it just seems like the years are getting shorter and shorter. Here are 20 things that I would like to remember about you when you turned 7 years old and you might like to know about your 7 year old self........ … continue reading

Reusable Snack Bag Tutorial

So we have four young children in our family which means we go through a lot of snacks and I mean A LOT! So back when my oldest two were itty bitty I sewed together some reusable snack bags that we have been using for many years. Since then we've added two more children and I decided it was time to sew up a few more for all our summer outings. … continue reading

Sewing Dresses for Africa

Pillowcase Dress by Lindsay Wilkes from The Cottage Mama.

Sewing Dresses for Africa I just returned from one of my very favorite events of the year, Baby Lock Common Threads. Common Threads is an event for a fairly small group of people that are sponsored by Baby Lock Sewing and Embroidery Machines. It always feels like a family reunion because I consider these women a big part of my sewing family and it's a thrill to get to see them at least one time a year and catch up with everyone. There are ladies from all aspects of the sewing industry......quilting, sewing, fashion, embroidery, home decor sewing and … continue reading

The Cottage Mama Fabric for Riley Blake Designs!

I have an exciting announcement today! Guess what? I am a new fabric designer for Riley Blake Designs! I have been dying to share this news with you for months and now they finally said I could make the announcement since the fabric is on their website available for preorder for shops. I have toyed with the idea of creating a line of fabrics for a few years now since I released my book, but it just didn't seem like the right time. I'm a firm believer in not rushing things and making sure that the business decisions I make are in line with what's going on with … continue reading

DIY Framed Pegboard

I've been working on getting my sewing room all neat and organized since we moved into our new house last August. Seeing as though it is 'my space', it seems to have taken a back burner to all of the family spaces in the new house. There's something so hard about committing to putting holes in the walls of freshly painted drywall. But I've gotten tired of not having my sewing room looking and feeling the way I wanted, so I'm slowly, but surely getting things up on the walls! I can't wait to share my entire sewing room with you (if you're following @thecottagemama … continue reading

Dresses for the Girls

We've had a lot going on around here lately with the end of the school year. Lots of fun events.......piano recitals, dance recitals, open house, ABC countdown, Daddy-Daughter Dance, etc. The end of the year always seems to bring so many fun events! The girls recently attended their school's Daddy-Daughter Dance. It was their first time since our other school didn't offer this type of event. They loved it. Luckily for these two ladies, we just picked something off the Cottage Mama rack. The sample rack is currently overflowing up in our attic. It's always fun for … continue reading