Tuesday, July 26, 2011


My thoughtful mother-in-law found this ikea bed canopy at a yard sale almost two years ago for Lucy's room.
While I really like it, I wanted to change it up a bit for Nora's new room. I found this sheet of linen scrapbook paper that I've decided to use as the color inspiration for the nursery.
With that in mind, I chose a rust red corduroy (that looks velvety) to alter the canopy. I cut off the old flags.
Then I made a template for my new flags.
I'm really happy with the way it turned out! It's sort-of a cross between between a flower and a circus.
Here it is up close.
Six weeks to go!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Baby Shower Gifts

A friend of mine is having a baby shower for her baby boy who's due next month. I thought about just buying something for her, but I always like to give handmade gifts when I can.

So, this morning I put on a 30-minute show for Lucy (I know... but it works!) and whipped up these cute little burp cloths. This is one of my favorite baby shower gifts to make. They're quick, easy, super cute and one-of-a-kind.
I really love that color green mixed with the blue polka dots. I hope my friend loves them too!
I suppose it's almost time to make a few for myself!

Friday, July 15, 2011

I sewed!

After a long hiatus, I finally put my little sewing machine to work. I made this cute little skirt!
Skirts are a fun alternative to shorts in the summer, and believe me, it's HOT here! Please disregard the mess of toys strewn about our living room :). It's unbelievably hard to get a toddler to hold still and pose for a photo. This was the best I could do.
And here's my little girl. She's growing up so fast! It must almost be time to have another one.