Matilda Sews: Shine Bright!

I'm so proud of my sweet Matilda. This year she really wanted to make handmade gifts for all the special people in her life. She got together with my mother-in-law and worked on creating some really pretty gifts for our entire family. While they were out shopping for supplies, Matilda found this piece of 'flip' or 'mermaid' fabric in the remnant bin at Hobby Lobby. She's always loved this type of fabric, so my mother-in-law got it for her to just play with at home. … continue reading

Happy 3rd Birthday, Josephine!

Dear Josephine, Today is your 3rd birthday. Wow! How did that happen so fast? I know I say this about all the kids, but I truly can't believe you are already 3 years old. Weren't you born just yesterday? I wanted to write down a few things that I would like to remember about you when you turned 3 years old and a few things that you might like to know about what you were like at 3. … continue reading

Happy 6th Birthday Caspian!

Dear Caspian, Happy Birthday! Today you turn 6 years old. I can't believe that you are only seems like we have had you for forever. Today, on your birthday, here are a few things I would like to remember about you when you turned 6 years old and a few things you might like to know about yourself: … continue reading

Lessons with Lindsay: Summer Picnic Dress

Today I have a new Lessons with Lindsay video tutorial for you! This video is a step-by-step tutorial for my free Summer Picnic Dress Pattern. If you've never sewn my Picnic Dress before, I really think you are going to enjoy this video. I take you through every step of garment construction and share some of my tips and tricks with you along the way. Even if you are a seasoned sewer, I think we can all learn a few things from seeing the way someone else might put together a garment. So sit back, relax and enjoy today's video........ … continue reading

Prim and Proper Fabric Collection and Bundle Box

I'm excited to announce my 2nd fabric collection with Riley Blake Designs / Penny Rose Fabrics. My Prim & Proper collection will begin shipping to stores in August and I cannot wait to see what you all create with these fabrics! This collection is being released under the vintage division of Riley Blake Designs called Penny Rose Fabrics and I think it's really fitting seeing as though I was inspired by several different vintage feedsacks to create this collection. You may have seen some sneak peeks over in The Cottage Mama Instagram, but today I've got the … continue reading

Happy 8th Birthday, Matilda!

Dear Matilda, Today you turn 8 years old! Happy Birthday sweet girl! You are going to have such a great birthday today........I can't wait to celebrate you! Here are some things that I would like to remember about you when you turned 8 years old and a few things that you might like to know about yourself....... … continue reading

Lessons with Lindsay: 15 Minute Pillowcase

I've been waiting to share today's video with you all and I'm so excited that it's time! My free 15 Minute Pillowcase Free Pattern and Tutorial is one of the most popular posts here on The Cottage Mama and today I have a video tutorial taking you through every step of this pattern. Perfect for all of you visual learners out there like myself. … continue reading

May Bundle Box ~ Now Available!

May Bundle Box from Lindsay Wilkes at The Cottage Mama

May Bundle Box The May Cottage Mama Bundle Box is now available! These boxes will be so beautiful. Perfect for coordinating sibling or cousin outfits. You will be receiving 4-5 yards of fabric, 2-3 coordinating trims, buttons and a surprise notion. … continue reading

Silhouette Art Picture Frame Tutorial

This blog post is sponsored by Cost Plus World Market, but all opinions, photos, ideas and instructions are my own. Handmade gifts are the best, don't you think? There is nothing like someone taking the time to come up with an idea for a gift and then create it with their own two hands. I know that some people truly do not appreciate handmade gifts. I've heard people say that some individuals in their lives think that handmade gifts are cheap. Well, lucky for me, I don't have many of those people in my life, I have quite the opposite. I was raised in an … continue reading

Lessons with Lindsay: Picture Perfect Scallops

Lessons with Lindsay: Picture Perfect Scallops by Lindsay Wilkes from The Cottage Mama.

Today I've got a new Lessons with Lindsay video tutorial to share with you all! I'm really excited about this one because it involves one of my very favorite sewing techniques.......scallops. I know sewing picture perfect scallops can be a little bit intimidating, but I promise you that it's really not that hard with my easy-to-follow technique. … continue reading