Monday, October 31, 2011

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Tiered Dress

We had a brand new Walmart open up in the Heber Valley a couple months ago and there was a big bin of patterns on sale for a dollar by the fabric department. I decided I'd give this cute dress a shot. I picked some cute soft corduroy fabric and whala! A dress was born. I think it turned out pretty cute and she loves it. Aubrey is the easiest kid to please. She has such a love for life. The dress is supposed to have a bow on the front, but I don't have any ribbon in those colors, so for now, the dress is complete as is.

 I was a little worried about the length of the dress, I thought I might need to add another tier. But, it's about the same length as her other dresses and she can always wear leggings/tights underneath.
 My sweet daughter loves to pose for pictures. I think this is her favorite stance.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Piano Bench Cushion

We bought our piano from one of my Mom's friends for $250 when we first moved back to Utah. Tucker and I have been taking piano lessons from my Dad since January and I decided it was finally time to sit on a comfortable seat while practicing!

I used the tutorial from Do It Yourself found here. It was a no sew project that was super easy and I love how it turned out.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Hapari Giveaway

I'm trying to promote my new Etsy shop,, and in the process came across a giveaway from Hapari Swimwear. Their stuff is seriously so cute, flattering and great! Check out their website at You can find the giveaway HERE.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Car Seat Canopy

I put together this car seat canopy last weekend and love the fabrics. I was able to use the same fabric line that I recovered the car seat with, so it all matches. I followed two online patterns and both called for a yard of fabric for the top and bottom, but I think my canopy is about 2-3 inches too wide. It sort of bunches around the sides - oh well, I'm not unpicking it and it's probably just me that really notices. The inside fabric is the same material as the handle straps. This was super easy to make. It's kind of fun that with each kid I have there is something new out there for me to make.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Baby Blake's Blanket

This is the finished product of baby #4's handmade blanket. I used a free pattern from Joann's online projects found here. It was fun to pick out the different fabrics and colors. The instructions or at least the fabric requirements were completely off for the backing fabric. It says it needs 4 yards of fabric - so not true! I bought that much, but probably only used 2 yards. I ended up making a crib sheet with some of the extra.

 The funny thing about this quilt is, I found a Carter's sleeper outfit that matches the backing fabric almost perfectly. Needless to say, this baby will be coming home from the hospital in it! I made the blanket the size for a toddler bed so that it will actually get use for a long time. I'm sure it will just sit on my rocking chair looking cute for awhile. I paid to have it quilted at a shop in Salt Lake. I've never done that before, but it was so inexpensive (only $34!) that it was definitely worth my money to not spend the time on it.