Sunday, November 29, 2009

weekend snapshot


The two people I am most thankful for... We had a lovely, relaxing weekend with family and no end of delicious food - hope you did too.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

I've been spending most of my free time this week doing a pretty major shop update for a Thanksgiving weekend promo. Visit the shop Nov. 27th - 30th and get FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING with a purchase of $25 or more!

And... since I am really thankful that anyone evens reads this blog I am giving you, my lovely readers, an extra perk! Mention that you read this blog in the message to seller box and I'll give you another 15% off!

I love this time of year and as I have been reflecting on my life these past few days I have shed quite a few tears of gratitude. I feel so blessed! I love my husband and little girl beyond words, and I am so grateful for my family, my faith, and my testimony. I don't know what more I could ask for...

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

If you want to see a couple of the things that touched me this week go here, and here.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

vintage coat pattern

I've been asked if I used a vintage pattern to make the Little Miss' church coat and the answer is yes! I made view 1 (the yellow one) but opted not to add the fake pocket flaps on the front or use lace on the collar. I am still tempted to make the large detachable collar shown in view 2, but we'll see if I ever get around to it. And how cute is that petal hat! Funny how the hat is what made me buy this pattern in the first place, but I have yet to make it!

This particular pattern I bought off Etsy (so many cute options), but I have found a lot of vintage patterns that cost next to nothing at thrift stores, garage sales, and my mother's sewing room closet!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

christmas cards

I realized this year that I am all grown-up with a family so I should probably start sending out Christmas cards. That thought lead me to realize I had the perfect excuse to get us all dolled up in festive outfits and have a family photo shoot and so now I am determined to be all grown-up and send out Christmas cards. With that said, if I had as much money as I wanted to spend on them, I would choose these cards to send out with our picture... mmm... can you smell the scents through the screen?




(spotted on you are my fave)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Sunday, November 15, 2009

weekend snapshot


The Little Miss got to wear her coat this weekend and walk in the snow for the first time! She had a very quizzical look on her face at the sound of the snow crunching under her boots and she kept lifting up her foot to see what was underneath. I love being able to stand on the sidelines and watch her discover all the wonders this world has to offer - there is nothing I would rather do. How was your weekend?

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

little friends

As I was editing some pictures of vintage clothes for a shop update I realized how in love I am with all the little birds, smiling sailboats, ducks with umbrellas, wiener dogs, balloons, whales donning caps, cute mice, polka-dot giraffes, bears wearing bow ties and flying kites... you probably get the idea. Every time I send one away I feel like I am losing a cute little friend and maybe I say goodbye as I am wrapping them up. Is this too much information? But, no matter how much I adore them I am always happy to send them to a loving new home!

This picture is a mix of some of my favorite little friends who are either sold, currently for sale, or coming soon to the shop! Can you spot the new ones?!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

pumpkin cookies

I've tried several different pumpkin chocolate chip cookie recipes and this one has been my favorite by far. They are everything they should be - moist and delicious with just the right amount of spice... and very tempting to steal!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

weekend snapshot

I didn't take a single picture this weekend. It was actually nice to not care about trying to capture any moments, not that there were any moments that needed capturing. The weekend was more fun for me than for Husband - he humored me by letting me thrift downtown while he followed the Little Miss around as she explored the aisles of toys and shoes (her two favorite things). Oh, how I love him! Then we capped off the outing with a Philly at Moochies - delicious.

And so this post has some eye candy - I couldn't resist this 60's beauty and am currently waiting for it to come in the mail with great anticipation...


...but I wish this was coming along with it.


How was your weekend?

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

coat with flower brooch

I made this coat intending for the Little Miss to wear it to church in the crisp, cool air... but she hasn't worn it yet. We walked to the park today and I was wishing I wore shorts - cool fall weather, where did you go? I think I am ready for you to come back now. I bought a flannel shirt and everything.

I wanted the coat to have a simple pattern that would go with most of her dresses and I am really happy with the fabric I chose; its a cotton canvas so it'll be sturdy which is good because I made it roomy enough that she'll be able to wear it next year too.

I thought it would be fun to dress it up a bit more when the Little Miss is feeling extra fancy, so I had my sister make me a custom flower bouquet and then I added some ribbon and turned it into a 'prize-ribbon' brooch. I think I might wear it when I want to feel fancy too.

Monday, November 2, 2009


Just in case you were wondering what to get the Little Miss for Christmas...

...any of these will be fine.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

weekend snapshot


Hope you had a fun Halloween! I ended up finding this gem of a 70's dress at the thrift store the day before, flipped my hair out and called it good. And if you think I look more like a pioneer you are not alone.

This was my pretty poor attempt at carving a witch into my wart infested pumpkin. I couldn't carve the eyes, nose, or mouth without it cracking and ruining the whole thing so I gave up. Maybe next year we will invest in pumpkin carving knives...but probably not. I think I am more cut out for the classic triangle eyes and toothy grin.