Happy 12th Birthday, Caspian!

Dear Caspian,

Happy 12th birthday buddy! I can’t believe how fast you are growing up and that you are now in 6th grade. Here are some things I would like to remember about you when you turned 12 years old and some things that you might like to know about your 12 year old self……

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Happy 14th Birthday, Matilda!

  Dear Matilda, Today you turn 14 years old! Happy Birthday to my sweet, sweet girl!! Here are some things I would like to remember about you when you turned 14 and some things you might like to know about your 14 year old self....... … continue reading

Happy 15th Birthday, Savannah Rose!

Dear Savannah, This absolutely cannot be true......do I really have a 15 year old child? I can't believe it! Happy Birthday, Savannah Rose! Here are some things I would like to remember about you when you turned 15 years old and some things that you might like to know about your 15 year old self. … continue reading

Fabric and Trim Bundles Available in the Shop!

I just wanted to let you all know that I have starting putting together some fabric and trim bundles over in the shop. I don't have as much time to sew as I would like these days, but I still absolutely love to put together coordinating fabrics and trims. These bundles vary in size and would be great for all kinds of projects including children's clothing, home decor, bags, quilts and more! I'm also offering FREE SHIPPING on all of the bundles. Yay!! … continue reading

Lightweight Spring Infinity Scarf Tutorial

Have you seen the "infinity scarves" popping up in all the stores?  Basically is just a round tube of fabric that you can loop around several times to add an instant pop of color to any outfit.  I think these are great for the woman on the go because it stays in place really well so that's why I'm excited to share this Lightweight Spring Infinity Scarf Tutorial with you.  Whenever I try to wear a regular scarf, it never ends up looking as nice as it did in the morning, but this one will look great all day long.  This project was very easy and only took about 20 … 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

Taos Taco Soup Recipe

  My Grandparents lived in Taos, New Mexico for as long as I can remember. My Mom was influenced the the hatch green chiles that come from New Mexico and we ate many southwestern meals in my house growing up. Unfortunately I can't find fresh "hatch" green chiles where I live, but the canned variety does the trick just fine. I think I could eat green chiles every day - they are just SO tasty!! Anyway, this Taos Taco Soup Recipe is from my late Grandma Marge that was given to my Mom and was since given to me. This is one of mine and my husbands absolute favorite … continue reading

Hush Hush 2 Pinwheel Embroidery Hoop Ornament

  The countdown to Christmas is on! Today I'm sharing an embroidery hoop ornament that I created for Riley Blake Designs using the Hush Hush 2 fabric collection. If you aren't familiar with Hush Hush 2, it's a gorgeous low-volume fabric collection featuring 21 different Riley Blake Designers, including myself. The fabric design I contributed to the collection was a recolored version of the Love Notes print from my first Valentine's collection, Love Letters. Each print in the collection is created with light colors and every print can be used as a low … continue reading