Bunny Plush Toy Tutorial

My children love stuffed animals and I wanted to make a sweet little bunny plush toy for our new baby girl, Josephine Mae. If you own a copy of my 'Woodland Hand Applique Set' you can simply use the large bunny applique to create this adorable toy. This bunny rabbit takes no time at all to sew, so if you're looking for something to make for your little one, give this a try! … continue reading

Happy 12th Birthday, Savannah!

Dear Savannah, Happy birthday, Savannah!! Today you turn 12 years old. 12 years old.......I can hardly believe it. In a years time, I will have my first teenager. It just doesn't seem possible. When I started The Cottage Mama, you were a little toddler and now look at you.......you are a beautiful young woman. Here are some things I would like to remember about you when you turned 12 years old and some things you might like to know about your 12 year old self. You love, love, love dance. You spend 6 or so days a week dancing working on ballet, pointe, tap, … continue reading

Crayon Art Tote Pattern and Tutorial

One of my daughters’ very favorite presents has been a collection of art supplies for her to use and get creative. We are on the go a lot, so what better way to bring her art supplies along than with a Crayon Art Tote. If you have a budding little artist in your life, make them their own Crayon Art Tote……….it is guaranteed to be a present they will treasure for many years to come! … continue reading

Georgia Vintage Christmas Dresses

I absolutely love having special Christmas outfits for my kids. The last two years my mom (aka Grandma Jane) has volunteered to make the kids Christmas dresses / outfits, but since she was out of commission recovering from her aortic valve replacement surgery, I knew I was definitely on duty this year. Generally I like to make the girls coordinating looks, but this year I decided to go for completely matching. I used my Georgia Vintage Dress Pattern and made Savannah a size 6 and Matilda a size 5 and they both looked absolutely darling (if I do say so myself). Now … continue reading

Happy 5th Birthday, JoJo!

Dear Josephine, I can hardly believe you are five years old today! Happy Birthday sweet girl!! I can't believe our youngest baby is five years old! It is true what they say.......'the days are long, but the years are short'. Time sure is flying by and there are some things I would like to remember about you when you turned five years old and some things you might like to know about your five year old self...... … continue reading

Happy 8th Birthday Caspian!

Dear Caspian, Today you are 8 years old! Happy Birthday, Buddy!! There are some things that I would like to remember about you when you turned 8 years old and some things that you might like to know about what you were like on August 31, 2019. … continue reading

Darling Quilt ~ Free Pattern!

As you know, my 1st fabric collection, Dainty Darling for Riley Blake Designs, is now shipping and can be found online as well as in many of your local quilt shops. I wanted to share this free quilt pattern with you all that features Dainty Darling. It's called the Darling Quilt and it's a wonderful pattern to showcase your favorite printed fabrics. This pattern utilizes all the prints in the Dainty Darling collection by using one of the fat quarter precut bundles. … continue reading

Happy 10th Birthday, Matilda!

Happy Birthday Matilda Jane!

  Dear Matilda, Today you are 10 years old! Happy Birthday sweet girl!! Here are some things I would like to remember about you when you turned 10 years old and something you might like to know about yourself....... … continue reading

Happy 11th Birthday, Savannah!

Dear Savannah, Today you are 11 years old! Happy Birthday!! 11 years old.......wow, that sounds so old to me! You are growing up so quickly and turning into a beautiful young lady. Here are some things I would like to remember about you when you turned 11 years old and maybe some things you'd like to know too...... … continue reading

New Pattern: Beatrice Dress Now Available!

One of my goals for 2019 was to get more sewing patterns released (it's been slow going the last couple years), so I hit the ground running on January 1 and I have the first one ready for you now! You can find it HERE I can't tell you how excited I am about this pattern! Let me share a little more about this pattern..... … continue reading