Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Every Mom has a box of baby clothes that they just can't bear to part with. Cute little shirts that proclaim a baby's love for daddy or that they were worth the wait. So here is something to do with some of those cute clothes you just can't give away.
From t-shirt to......

Old clothing could also be turned in to a quilt if you have a lot of it, but I love these pillows.
I'd love to give your old clothes new life in a quilt or pillows.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Time to think about Halloween

I know it's still September, but it's time to start thinking about Halloween. I never really liked Halloween until I had kids and now I love it. Costumes are by far the funnest thing to make. I don't worry so much about them being perfect and just want them to be fun. The bigger, sparkly, fru-fru, the better. Now you may be thinking why spend the money on a custom costume? Well, I can pretty much guarantee that your child will wear their costume many many times. Just today my girls had several costume changes. Carly even found her costume for when she was a lobster and spent a good portion of the day in lobster mode. A hand made costume will last far longer than one purchase at the store, and even if there are 5 other Bells in their class, the hand made one will stand out. So get out your scissors, or give me a call, I'd love to make something for your little princess or Cowboy.
Here are my kids costumes over the years.

Bri at 6 months old. The jammies are purchased but I made the flower bonnet.

Bri's nick name was Brianna Banana, and I just couldn't resist.

I made a little 'Sticker' with Brianna Banana on it. This was very fun to make and stretched my creativity.

I actually didn't make the Monkey costume, but just had to include this picture. I did do the embroidery on the t-shirt.

Halloween really gets fun when you have 2 kids and you can coordinate. Here are my little angel and a devil baby.

My little Mermaid.

Little lobster.

Bri wanted to be a 'pretty witch' and what is a witch without her cat. I also made the costume for my cute little neighbor. She was a 'funky witch.'

And the best for last is my two little princesses. I had way to much fun making these and got a little carried away, truth be told. Carly wears this costume daily, and I'm so even exaggerating. She loves it. and when Brianna's friend come to play they fight over who gets to be Bell.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Little Princesses

Before we left on our trip I was asked to make a few dresses for some cute little girls.
This dress was made for a sweet girl to wear to her mom's wedding. It turned out completely different than we had originally planned but I really like how it turned out in the end. I can't wait to see her in it.

I also got to make some princess dress-up dresses for a cute Little 3 year-old girl for her birthday. She really wanted a Cinderella dress.

I also did a Pink Princess dress. I hope she had a happy birthday and likes her new dress ups.
I love making pretty dresses and would love to make one your your princess. Custom dress pricing starts at $30 + the cost of materials but varies depending on how elaborate the dress is.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Some fun stuff

I have been lucky enough to have gone on vacation this last week. We spent a week on the beach with my brother and sister and their families, and of course grandma. I was very busy before we left making some things for my nieces and nephews to make the trip extra special.

My girls already had matching dresses, which I thought were perfect for walking on the beach but my niece needed a matching one. (The shirts for the boys I bought.)
I also found this great fabric that was perfect for pillow cases, so I made one for each of the kids travel pillows.

I was short on time so I just used puff paint so put their names on each one.

I also made matching pajama pants for all the kids. I wanted something beachy and since we spent a day at Disneyland I thought the Nemo fabric was perfect.

They all really love their stuff and I love seeing my little matching kiddos.
Let me know if there is anything I can make to make your special occasions even more specials.
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