Monday, December 13, 2010

Super Slouchy Baby Boots Sewing Pattern!

I desperately need to get back into the sewing routine! Just check out these adorable Super Slouchy Baby boots!! Adorable!

The sewing pattern is available sweetpeaspatterns shop on Etsy!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Etsy Find: Grandkids Mug

I love Christmas shopping on Etsy!

Here's a great idea for grandma or grandpa! $12 from zoeysattic

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Cheerful Cherry Party Idea

I love collecting party ideas! This is definitely one to keep on hand! I saw these little cherry suckers at TJ Maxx the other day too!

Found on Little Miss Heirlooms

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Marshmallow Cakes

Definitely adding this idea to my arsonal of cute thing to make for parties! The lovely ladies over at Icing Design posted a great tutorial on how to make these little mini birthday cakes out of marshmallows!

See their post here!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

First Birthday Party Inspiration

Cupcakes in cones - love it!! Is it too early to plan my little one's first birthday? She isn't due until October... :)

Check out more from this lovely first birthday party over at Drywall and Diapers

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Nursery Idea: Storybook Land

Loving this story book inspired nursery! Found on OhDeeDoh

Not to mention that the Barbar poster is just a little familar! :)

We traded a large bag of garden goodies with a blogger pal last year for this lovely Barbar poster! Thank you, Ann! Definitely adds a little touch of whimsy and a pop of color to our little nursery in progress!

Monday, August 30, 2010

My Party Secret: Tablevogue

One fabulous party secret I have up my sleeve was photographed in almost every picture taken at my baby shower while my husband and I opened our shower presents! Gah, I don't even want to imagine my parties without this staple party supply now!

Can you see it??

It's my Tablevogue! Taking my ordinary, slightly beat up card table to new party-worthy heights! You can't even see the hideous blue table legs poking out from underneath like you could with normal table clothes. Nope, the fabulous tablevogue is custom fitted for card tables (comes in other sizes too)! I use mine everyday! When it isn't debuting as my gift table at my baby shower it is prettying up my craft area making me feel just a tad more like Martha Stewart everytime I sit down to sew or craft away.

Takes A Card Table From this:

To This:

Ah, much better!

Go get your own - they are very modestly priced at $39.99 for the card table version and $49.99 for the 6' version!

Dollhouse Bookcase Love

Future woodworking project for my hubby?? I think so!

See more dollhouse bookcase inspiration at Oh Dee Doh

Sunday, August 29, 2010

To-Sew List: Strawberry Patch Pillows

Oh! I must make these for our little girl! Add it to the ever-growing to-sew list! Gorgeous, cuddly, cute and oh so dreamy. Perfect for a wee-tot to hug, tote about and nap upon!

See full tutorial at The Purl Bee

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Modern Vintage Nursery: Globe Stand Love

It is so fun finding another fanatastic nursery that uses a element you already have. My husband and I picked up the exact same vintage globe stand at a garage sale last year - it also resides in our wee-one-to-be's nursery! :)

The vintage dresser is gorgeous as well and the hanging homemade quilt - oy! Loving the vintage modern vibe!

Here's a pic of our nursery with the same globe stand tucked in the corner! Can't you just imagine our little tot spinning that globe?? Sigh...

Friday, August 27, 2010

Book Set Wish List

As if our unborn child doesn't have enough books already! :) Here's a few more to add to my shopping/wish list.

Nutshell Library: $11.53 from Amazon

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Heather Bailey Inspired Bunting Baby Shower

Alright everyone, here's my big shower reveal! We celebrated our coed baby shower last weekend (boys were welcome to escape to the backyard where we grilled hotdogs and hamburgers out on the deck) and it all went so smoothly thanks to wonderful family and friends! The theme was inspired by Heather Bailey fabric and bunting! We're having a little girl and so I wanted everything pink, but not too pink. Cotton candy pink and cotton candy blue became my two favorite color inspirations for the party. My hostesses and I took the colors, the fabric inspiration and the bunting clear throughout the party decor from the food to the gift bags, etc. Here's how it all turned out!

To see the full album click here!

Lovely homemade vanilla cupcakes with strawberry frosting and red velvet cupcakes with blue cream cheese frosting - made by my lovely hostess, Krista!

The entire food layout!

Candy buffet compliments of my other hostess - Laura! Complete with blue cotton candy flavored salt water taffy, pink strawberry salt water taffy and pink and blue rock candy sticks!

In the two large jars we have flavored drinks to match the theme - pink lemonade and blue koolaid (Ice Blue Raspberry Lemonade Flavor).

Everything matches - even the banner and quilt I made for the nursery!

Homemade pink and blue meringue cookies in waffle cones for guest favors!

Fun and frilly guest of honor name tags - handmade from crepe paper, pin backs and hot glue!

Our invitation.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Crafty Idea Collection

Ok, people, I am waking up at 4am now. Wide awake and thinking crafty thoughts for decorations for my upcoming (eek!) baby shower.

Here's a list...I gotta write it down lest I forget!

- hostess and family rosette ribbons (Great Grandma So-In-So, etc)
- sticker name tags for everyone else
- paper bunting to match fabric bunting I made for over crib in nursery
- tissue paper flowers
- plastic blue table cloth back drop for candy buffet table

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Nursery In Progress

Our nursery is still in progress, but it's coming along quite nicely. :) Here's a few sneak peeks! We now have a lovely new dresser we found for a steal on Craigslist, a lovely acrylic stacked lamp from Goodwill of all places, half of the artwork is framed and I finished the quilt and bunting I was sewing! Lovely!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Etsy Finds Friday: Nursery Edition

I have a lovely trio of prints headed my direction that I just purchased off Etsy for our little's one nursery! And I love the story behind this husband and wife and their Etsy shop - - so sweet!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Pretty Pendant Baby Quilt

Oh my goodness! This is the prefect idea for a quilt to make for my nursery! I am doing a pretty pendant theme for our baby shower complete with fabric pendants made from Heather Bailey's Nicey Jane line - this would a perfect way to add to the nursery and use up more of the pretty fabric I have.

Find full tutorial at A Pretty Cool Life

Monday, July 12, 2010

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Diaper Bag Dreaming Part 2

 So, I found another diaper blog I love! The Get Carried Away Tote from Vera Bradley in their Sittin' in a tree line - swoon!

Get Carried Away Tote in Sittin' in a Tree

SKU #11024047
18¼" x 15½" x 7½" with 12½" strap drop
The ultimate in travel, our Get Carried Away Tote is designed to function as a travel companion. Unique, breakaway zipper gives the option of securely closing the bag (like a duffel or luggage item) or leaving it wide open! Tons of pockets (some plastic-lined!) and positionable shoulder pads make traveling comfortable and easy. Go ahead, Get Carried Away!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Fabulous Find: Candy Buffet Resource - M.W. Wadsworth's & Co. Fine Chocolates

Planning a candy buffet for your baby shower, wedding or party? Forget ordering from Oh Nuts! - you're likely to get on back order - believe me - this great shop is all about customer service and has so much hard-to-find vintage candy! It's fabulous!

M.W. Wadsworth's & Co. Fine Chocolates

Location: 154 E. Jefferson St. Franklin, IN, 46131
Phone: (317)-560-5624
Mon - Sat: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 am - 5:00 pm