There is a good chance most of you don’t care at all about the Super Bowl. There is a good chance many of you have no idea who is playing or even that today is the Super Bowl. That’s ok. I’m going to make it fun for you! Just guess a winner and you can [...]
Hey friends! The site is undergoing a major redesign BUT I’m out of town at ALT Summit so I’ll get back to work next week. Pardon the look right now! I can’t wait to reveal the new look! There will be great functionality and fun design I know you’ll love.
I often have a hard time answering the question, “What do you do?”
I do many things. And I love the things I do. I primarily stay home with my kids. However, I also blog, I design sewing patterns for my own label, I run a currated pattern shop, I design for Pattern Anthology… But to the average person, none of those answers make much sense. If I share any of those answers I usually hear either, “oh how fun” or “how did you start doing that?” And usually theirs an air of confusion. But, those are the things I do.
And so I had a difficult time with my recent business cards. How does one put all that on a card?
In the hunt for a granola bar recipe that isn’t full of sugar and wheat/dairy, I stumbled upon tons of really healthy recipes. Tons. And then we combined a few recipes and made some unhealthy ones. And they’re the best thing ever. We call them granola bar cookies because they taste so good. And they’re gluten free and dairy free so you can feed they’re great for people with Celiac Disease or gluten sensitivities.
I found a Craigslist steal last summer. A woman was advertising a vintage dining table and china cabinet but the photo clearly showed top quality mid century modern furniture. I jumped on it and snatched them up right away. The table came with 6 chairs but we keep just 4 around it and 2 have [...]
It’s WINTER here. Not winter, but WINTER. If it’s WINTER where you are then you probably feel like staying indoors and getting cozy. I prefer to stay inside and do something fun and warm. Cooking, baking and crafting with kids is always preferrable to playing in the snow. For me anyway. If you need a [...]
I’ve felt like I didn’t blog much in 2013. I think I feel that way every year. But looking back, I guess I’ve made and blogged quite a bit. Here are a few of the things I’ve made. I’m especially fond of my patterns: And of Pattern Anthology: I’m excited for 2014! So many fun [...]
Well it’s December 23rd here and it’s time to start thinking about Christmas cards. If you’re in the same boat then you’re in luck. They’re easy! Sending an e-card is free and fun. This tutorial uses the new online design site, Canva. I signed up when they hadn’t gone live and it’s fun to play [...]
I am so excited to share a new book with you, Sew Classic Clothes for Girls: 20 Girls’ Dresses, Outfits and Accessories from the Cottage Mama . I ordered this one before it came out and was so excited the day it came in the mail! I took it to Panera, enjoyed a bowl of [...]
I don’t know about you but doing just one more thing for the holidays seems to feel like so much work. That’s how I was with decorating inside this year. The kids opened most our decorations and did much of the decorating themselves but I could never seem to finish! I don’t like to go [...]
Today is a big day for Ruby. She’s having heart surgery and we’d love to show her mama, Christie from A Lemon Squeezy Home, some support. Today on instagram, facebook or twitter post a photo of a heart and tag it #loveforruby to show Ruby’s family that there are people in the world praying for [...]
Today I'm joining the 12 Skirts of Christmas series over at Sewing In No Man's Land! So many great skirt tutorials. Head over to see the skirts that have come before me in the series! And don't skip looking around Kelly's blog. She's an amazing photographer and seamstress! Have you seen those fabrics in the [...]