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

Happy 8th Birthday, JoJo!

Dear JoJo, Today you turn 8 years old.......Happy Birthday!! Time has just flown by and I can't believe my baby is 8! Here are some things I'd like to remember about you when you turned 8 years old and some things you might like to know about your 8 year old self: … continue reading

Happy 11th Birthday, Caspian!

  Dear Caspian, Today you turn 11 years old. My how the time flies when you're having fun! Happy Birthday buddy!! Here are some things I'd like to remember about you when you turned 11 years old and some things you might like to know about your 11 year old self. … continue reading

Happy 13th Birthday Matilda!

Dear Matilda, Today you turn 13 years old. I can't believe I have two teenagers living in our house! Here are some things you might like to know about yourself when you turned 13 and some things I'd like to remember about you. … continue reading

Happy 14th Birthday, Savannah!

Dear Savannah, Happy Birthday! Today you are 14 years old......which means I've been a mama for 14 years. How is that even possible? Here are some things I'd like to remember about you when you turned 14 years old and some things you might like to know about your 14 year old self. … continue reading

Happy 7th Birthday, Josephine!

Happy Birthday JoJo

Dear JoJo, No, it can't be true! There is no way you are already 7 years old!! Happy Birthday to our sweet, sweet Josephine Mae. Today you are 7 years old and here are some things that you might like to know about yourself when you turned 7 and somethings I'd like to remember too. … continue reading

Halloween Candy Bowl Free Project Tutorial

  Happy October! It's been awhile since I've posted a project here on the blog, but I finally have one for you......a Halloween Candy Bowl! It's been a busy last year and a half with the pandemic. I am happy to report that I finally have all four of my kids in full day school for the first time in 13 years. I'm looking forward to sharing more sewn projects and new fabric collections this year! I created a Halloween Candy Bowl Free Project Tutorial for my sewing machine sponsor, Baby Lock Sewing and Embroidery machines. I sewed this entire fabric candy … continue reading

Happy 10th Birthday, Caspian!

Dear Caspian, Today you turn 10 years old.....double digits!! We celebrated your birthday this past Sunday since you have school today, but Mama and Daddy are looking forward to picking you up and taking you out to lunch, just the three of us. Here are some things I'd like to remember about you when you turned 10 years old and some things you might like to know about your 10 year old self...... … continue reading