Girly Felt Christmas Ornaments!

by ilene on December 22, 2014 · 1 comment

in christmas, holidays, sewing

    I finally finished!!  I thought I was way ahead of the game and started sewing these felt Christmas ornaments for Zoey in OCTOBER but it took so long that I finally finished the last one yesterday. Whew! Just in time for the week of Christmas!  Cutting it a little close.   I wanted to make Zoey […]

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Duke Blue Devil Capes

by ilene on April 22, 2014 · 1 comment

in sewing, travel, tutorial

A couple weeks ago, my twin sister and I fulfilled a dream of ours and took our families back to Duke University in North Carolina, where we graduated over a decade(!!!) ago.   We’ve always dreamt of one day stepping back on campus with our husbands and children in tow, showing our kids where their […]

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year!!  Hope you all are enjoying this beautiful season! I especially miss New England this time of year because I have so many beautiful memories of white Christmases, snowy evenings with mugs of hot chocolate and bundling up in scarves and gloves to iceskate on frozen ponds.   […]


Happy Halloween from Zoey and her cousin Rylie!! We had to show off their Halloween costumes this year, handmade by my talented sister.  It is only fitting that our daughters are cups of bubble tea- a shared obsession of ours – for their first Halloween.   Zoey is a cup of big boba and little […]


Zoey’s Baby Quilt

by ilene on June 24, 2013 · 2 comments

in baby, sewing, Zoey's First Year

  I never blogged about my labor story with Zoey.   I wrote on my due date that if I didn’t go into labor naturally, I would be induced the next day.  What I never shared on my blog is that it didn’t go quite as we planned (of course. does it ever?).  When I […]