Thursday, February 25, 2010

Lacking Straps and Silly Faces

Here is a little sewing project I almost had complete before the new babe arrived. It was my first time sewing a diaper bag and it was fun. If only I could find a spare minute between feedings, diapering, daily chores, and attending to my other little sweet guy to finish it.
It is lacking the straps...someday.

I used Jennifer Paganelli's Sally in Orange and Jenean Morrison's Santa Barbara in Blue. I loved how they look together. There are two big pockets on the outside for my keys, phone and wallet.

The inside.

I wish I would have taken a better picture(maybe straightened out the sides). It has four big pockets...can't have too many pockets.

Here is the big brother. He has been so sweet to his little brother, when his brother cries he makes silly faces to try to make him feel better, he's a cutie. Baby "J" continues to cry, but I sure smile.

So a silly face for you...have a HAPPY DAY!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Sewing Tip For February - Get Your Fabric Organized!

Fabric Mess via Flicker
Does your fabric stash look like this?

Picture via Kichikunomori
And you would like it to look like this!

Well here's a few tips to ease your burden.

1) Pick a dry location not subject to direct sunlight to keep your fabric.

2) Sort your fabrics by color.

3) Fold Fabrics neatly
(and try to keep them folded...i know once you get going creatively the mess begins)

4) Pick the right storage container to store your fabrics.

Here's a few containers we have like!
Plastic storage containers laying on their sides are a great way to add extra shelving, and keep fabrics organized into smaller color groups.
These containers can be found at Moma Store(Martha Stewart)

The Quilt Gallery suggests using clear plastic storage containers stacked on top of each other to store fabric, plus you can label them by color, pattern, etc...

"Fabric Storage Sheets" found at Polar Notions are acid free re-usable plastic sheets used to minimize the space your fabric takes up.

The Container Store provides a stylish fabric covered tote with an easy zip action for convenient storage. Your fabric would be hidden, but these totes are equipped with a spot for labeling and could be stylishly left out in almost any room.

Cindy at Quaint Handmade found this dresser at Sage Street Antiques and used it to organize her fabric...isn't it so cute.

We would love to hear what works for you.
Leave a comment and share your fabric storage success.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Color Inspiration - California Dreamin'

1. Fallista Table Lamp via
2. Enchanted in Royal Blue Fascinator Hair piece via Hummingbird Road
3. Apple Coat Hangeer via Three Potato Four
4. Sands of Time Oval Ring via ShopeRuche
5. Palm Springs in Green via The Fabric Market
6. Butternut Squash Coat via
7. Plush Blue-eyed Bunny via
Three Potato Four
8. Child Utensil Set via Ikea
9. Wooden Camel Push Toy via Three Potato Four

Thursday, February 11, 2010


by random drawing

We are so excited for our winner of the Valentine Pillow! Thanks to all our loyal followers and new ones. We loved reading all the wonderful things you are doing for Valentines Day. We could feel the LOVE as we read each comment.

Keep in touch, we have some exciting tutorials and giveaways in store!

Monday, February 8, 2010


By Random Drawing


Mary Janes and Galoshes

Thank you to all our wonderful followers for the comment love. It is great to hear from our returning followers, and learn a little bit about our new followers. Keep in touch, we enjoy your thoughts.

*Remember to enter in our Valentine givaway, a beautiful cozy pillow.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Valentine Giveaway

Cozy, Pink, Tattered, Lovely, Roses, Ruffles, handmade

We just couldn't help but have another Giveaway during the L-O-V-E month.

Sweet little tattered pillow in the darling Kayla in Blush, Leann in Red, Libby in Turquoise all by Jennifer Paganelli and can be found at
The Fabric Market.


1. Leave a comment about Valentine's Day!
2. Previous Follower or become a new Follower.
3. Grab our button and put it on your blog.

{Please leave a comment for each entry and contact information if you are selected as a winner}

Giveaway closes on February 10th winner will be announced on February 11th
* available U.S. and Canada residents only

XOXO, Erica & Leah

*pillow not intended for small children, contains small button and pearls

Monday, February 1, 2010

Be Mine...handmade

Personalized Valentine Card via sara + abraham

Ipod Valentine via
Family Fun Magazine

Flower Lollipop Valentine via
Family Fun Magazine

Valentine's Day Stationary Kit via
Jelly Beans

Ribbon Punched Valentine via
Martha Stewart

Easy Doily Valentine via
Martha Stewart