Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Baby Bunting Banner Quilt

This quilt was too cute to not share! Found on Little Birdie Secrets. I love the bunting and the ric rac on the edge! So cute!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


I made this dress today for Alexa to possibly wear at my sisters wedding this Saturday. It's two pieces. I just kinda made it up. I may add sash... I still need to take care of the wrinkles.

beaded lamp

Alexa needed a cute lamp in her room. I threw this together because I love the beaded look and these colored ones are fun.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

my clutch

So I decided to make my own clutch. I like how it turned out.

Monday, June 14, 2010

gathered clutch

Um... cute. Check out the tutorial here.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

play kitchen

cutest home-made play kitchen ever! someday i will be copying this!

Thursday, March 25, 2010


These are just basic pillows I made. Nothing fancy. I love the houndstooth pattern.

Behind-the-Door Book Shelves

I was going to make these rain gutter bookshelves I posted earlier. But, it turns out the end caps are more expensive than the actual gutter part. So, when my family came to visit a couple weeks ago, my wonderful dad and brother helped me make these cute shelves. They were just different pieces of molding from Home Depot. The piece that the books sit on have a little ridge which keeps the books from sliding off. We just self-cut them with the saws they have in the store, nailed them together, and painted them. Simple! And a great way to use the dead space behind the door.

More Ideas:
PERFECT!!!!  We have so many kids books (and grown-up books) that I'm afraid the house will explode and all the words will be let loose into the atmosphere!!!  This is a great way to use a space that is normally ignored - behind a door - $4 ikea spice rack book shelves - behind the door...I love that it's making use of wasted space
$4 Ikea spice racks

Rain Gutter book shelves behind a door. Galvanized Paint Buckets for everything else . . . indestructible!!!
Rain Gutter Book Shelves

DIY Picture/Book Ledge - May be the perfect solution for part of that awkwardly long wall in the guest room. (or behind a door!?)
Picture Ledge Shelves

Thursday, February 11, 2010

ruffle scarf

Vera ruffled scarf $35.
$32 scarf from Anthropology. Very cute!

These are two I made for less than $5 each. No, I didn't show my face :) I'm not a model! Mine are made from a knit fabric unlike the Anthropology one. But a very similar look. I made mine from a tutorial on Hope Studios. Hope studios shows several ways to wear the scarf. These can be made in about 10 minutes.

ruffle bib and burp rag

These were a lot of fun to make. I somewhat followed the tutorials from Homemade by Jill. I used flannel which worked very well and did not use batting. There are a ton of cute flannel fabrics so I need to get to Joann's again!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

leg warmers

I made some leg warmers for Alexa several months ago. Leg warmers are great because it takes a lot longer to grow out of them. Alexa still wears hers five months later. I made mine from the tutorial at Everything Your Mama Made.

Another cute (and easy) style are ones with ruffles at the bottom, which can be found at Calico.

Monday, February 1, 2010

flowers and bows

i've been experimenting making baby bows... it's fun! I really love this little pink one, especially since alexa finally has enough hair to hold a bow!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

ruffled bib

this bib is adorable, the ruffle makes it so feminine! another item on the to-do list...

There's a template for the burp rags and bib here:
Homemade by Jill.

Friday, January 15, 2010

pelmet boxes

I threw together these window treatments for our living room. It does a lot for that side of the room. They're actually pretty simple to make.
While I was at it I made this remote/magazine holder with the same fabric. I also have some ruffle pillows in the works.

click here to see more cute pelmet boxes.

frame it

i made this for our living room the other day. i'm gald our last name starts with a 'j'. i like 'j's!

here are some other really cute ideas with wreaths and empty frames. i'm loving it.

click here for more.