Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Those of you who know me will understand what I mean when I say that TODAY will, without a doubt, be a better Halloween than last year. Everything happens for a reason, and looking back I think I {mostly} understand and have learned some valuable things from the trials of last year. So, HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!
This is our annual visitor, Marcus the Carcass! Every year he "pops up" in a different part of our yard. This year he's in the big flower bed in the center of the yard.

Everyone have a great day and enjoy all that Halloween brings!

Oh, and on a final note, we've added one more member to our buggy family....Darla the Dragonfly :)

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Floats like a {Butterfly}...

Our home has been invaded by BUGS! HUNDREDS OF THEM! Yellow ones, green ones, brown ones, red ones, blue ones and pink ones :) All adorable and perfectly harmless. Yesterday you met the ladybugs and bumblebees. Today I will share with you (named by Mira) Bella the Butterfly.

These little bug clips are so cute, I wish I had made these when the girls were little. I could totally go crazy with the ribbon too. There's so many different colors and patterns available but for now we will keep it simple. But definitely these can be customized for any occasion!
That's it for now. Moving on to other things tonight. Feeling the pressure to get some inventory ready for the Southtowne holiday show and the Oh Sweet Sadie holiday boutiques. The next three shows for Oh Sweet Sadie will be outstanding. Mark your calendar for the Sandy show (at a new venue!) Nov. 14 & 15, the Bountiful show Nov. 20-22 and the So. Jordan show Dec. 4-6. See their website for more info:

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Say {hello} to my little friends...

May I introduce you to our newest friends:

Lucy the Ladybug and Bob the Bumblebee! The cute little bugs will be adorable as a regular hair clip or clipped onto a headband. The ladybug would also be cute to go with Christmas outfits! Below is the more of Lucy's family gathered around the ladybug bow holder I posted about yesterday :O) And they're all looking for good homes. These are now available in my Etsy store: Tomorrow we'll meet Bella the Butterfly - fun stuff!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


How about these cute little guys? These {BOW HOLDERS} will be a great addition to the line of goods at the Salt Lake Family Christmas Gift Show. You can also find them on my store:
I don't know about you, but in our house at least 1/2 of the drawers in the girls' bathroom is dedicated to bows. That doesn't include headbands, pony tail holders, etc! That's just bows and flower clippies. And it's a mess. These bow holders would be perfect to hang on the hooks that are on the back of the bathroom door. Plus it would make whichever one we were looking for MUCH easier to find:)
Don't forget to mark your calendar for November 14-16! The gift show at Southtowne Expo Center will be HUGE and FUN! This week is a busy one for getting more products ready, including some to go with THESE bow holders, so stay tuned!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Playing catch up...

Here's another nursing cover & sling set I made for custom order. These little sparrows are way cute! Perfect for welcoming that new little girl yet stylish for today's mama!
More baby doll bassinets! And more to come. I've been neglecting the blog in an effort to stock up on goods for a big show coming up! The Salt Lake Family Christmas Gift Show will be at Southtowne Expo Center in Sandy, Utah from Friday, November 14 through Sunday, November 16th. Heather & I will be sharing a booth. This is such a BIG undertaking for two busy MOMS and we're really excited! We will have children's clothing, blankets, slings, nursing covers, burpies, hairbows, gift sets, toys and MORE...all handmade by us! Please come by and check out our goods. We'd LOVE to see you there.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

{Night, Night}

In a previous post I mentioned that I was making some fun baby doll accessories for a BIG SHOW coming up (don't worry, I'll let that cat out of the bag when it's time). The first release is called Beddy-bye Dolly! It's a cute baby doll bassinet with a matching blanket:)
The blanket is a mini quilt made from 5" squares of the same fabrics as the bassinet. In this photo, the blanket isn't finished as I still have to decide what material to put on the back. It will most likely be fleece, flannel or minky. These will be available in a variety of fabrics: pastels, jungle babies, bright designer prints, blue & brown, cherries, etc. These will make a great accompaniment to the baby doll slings too! I know my daughter would love to have these for Christmas for her American Girl dolls :) If you know someone who would love it too, then stay tuned to find out where you can get these AND lots more fun stuff! ;0 Until then, make it a good one.

Monday, October 13, 2008

{New Look}

Since I haven't put up anything new for you to read lately, how about a new look? I have lots going on right now and have been busy sewing. Here's the Readers Digest version of the latest news...I'm doing the Oh Sweet Sadie! Holiday shows coming up the end of November. Check it out here: My designer baby slings have been picked up by a local boutique. That requires it's own post so I will save the details for later. My friend Heather & I have undertaken a HUGE show (hence all the sewing) and I can't wait to share. More on that later too. I've just ordered 8 bolts of fabric direct from Westminster Fibers, the manufacturer of my FAVORITE designer's fabrics- Amy Butler and Joel Dewberry! Can't wait for it to get here. Who'd have thought I'd ever find a home for 120 yards of fabric :) Sewed 14 hooded towels last night, fun baby doll accessories tonight, family pictures coming soon, Las Vegas next week (the annual Jimmy Buffet trek), re-organized my pantry (part of some weird cleaning kick involving massive amounts of lysol and baking soda). Phew, my time limit is up, but hey, at least you can check out the new look of the blog & PLEASE let me know what you think. :)

Sunday, October 5, 2008

{Work In Progress}

Not only does this describe me and my life, but you can find my Halloween jars featured on their blog TODAY!!

Work In Progress is a WONDERFUL scrapbooking site where they do all the work fro you , combining the best and coolest scrapbooking supplies in a monthly kit! And when I say the "best and coolest" I mean it! These are unbelievable kits with everything you could possibly's the description of the October Main Kit: 17 sheets of patterned paper (2 7Gypsies, 3 Pink Paislee Vintage Moon and 12 College Press Jackson Lodge), two College Press alphabets, 1 Pink Paislee alphabet, 1 sheet die cut tags—College Press, 1 Sheet journaling Cards—College Press, 4 mini bingo cards from Jenni Bowlin Studios, an assortment of buttons and Die cut leaves and a label stamp from Apple Blossom Studios.

PHEW! And as if that's not enough, they have a special Halloween project kit and Add-On kits to supplement the main kit! Trish and her design team (check out the gallery!! ) have carefully selected great products so you have no excuse for NOT getting your scrapbooking done this month. Go check it out at:

Friday, October 3, 2008

Game, set, match

Another night of slings! But this one is in a coordinating set with a nursing cover. The person who ordered this from me is due any day and wanted a nursing cover to match. This Geisha Fans print by Amy Butler is so pretty. It was fun to use the red & cream polka dot on the nursing cover. It really adds personality and lightens up the olive background of the print.
Plus the pocket will be a great spot to store a binky or any nursing accessories you would need. It was tough to decide which color thread to use. I had this fabric combo before and used the olive color thread, but was thinking it showed up too much on the inside (red & cream) fabric. But if I used the cream thread it would really show up on the outside olive color fabric. So I decided to stick with the olive. BUT in the nursing cover straps & pocket (red & cream) I did use the lighter thread. I think it worked out better. What do you think?
On another note, do you remember, as a child, how you HAD to drink the milk from the bowl when you were done with your cereal? Well, Nolan has picked up on this and whenever I eat cereal and repeats "bowl, bowl," until I'm finished and let him drink the milk. It's so funny how his little head almost entirely fits into our bowls! It's Friday, so get out & enjoy the sunshine before the rain comes. It's on the way!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Sling Fling

This is sling making week. Have to get ready for the "big news event" I've been talking about plus have many orders to fill. These are what I made last night:
I think this pattern is my new favorite! It's so bold and beautiful! This is for an order for a friend. Also, I made an extra for stock, which is going to be shipped tomorrow. My BFF Kelli is having me make a sling for her sister who is expecting baby #2. I am going to make HER sling tonight (fabric will arrive TODAY!) and overnight with this one above and a couple of others and some nursing covers to Kelli - PHEW! Her sister will be visiting from Southern California on Saturday with her adorable 6 month old daughter and they are going to do a photo shoot with my products! How fun is that?!? So, I will have professional photos of my goodies to post online. This is SUPER exciting for me. I know they will do a fabulous job on this! They are so fun and creative and I can't wait to see the pics! So long as I can crank out the products in time....wish me luck!