Heart Attack!

by ilene on February 13, 2013 · 4 comments

in decor, holidays, valentines day

You know why I’ve been having heart attacks lately? Jeff is on a business trip this whole week and I left by myself with a needy, colicky baby. Jeff’s job frequently takes him out of town and its not easy being a single mom on those weeks!  I give mad props to single parents out […]

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Last year, I shared how I handmade some sweet felt hair clips for two special little girls (see tutorial here!)  This year, I got lazy.  I discovered an easier way to make felt hair clips that was much faster  and turned out way cuter than anything I could sew.  It’s kind of cheating, but I […]

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I made this blanket for baby Luke, the second son of some dear friends of mine. One of the first baby blankets I ever made a few years ago was for their first born son, Seth, so I had to make something for their second child as well. I feel bad for second babies who […]

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Versatile Felt Flower Clip (tutorial)

by ilene on September 29, 2011 · 5 comments

in sewing, tutorial

My friend S gives the best presents. Not only are they sweet and thoughtful, they were always prettily packaged in some cute pastel wrapping paper or teeny tiny box.  When it was my turn to gift her with something for her bridal shower, I felt like I needed to step up wrap her gift in […]

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Embellished Baseball Cap (tutorial)

by ilene on September 28, 2011 · 6 comments

in baby, sewing, tutorial

I decorated this hat for a little 3 year old boy in less than 15 minutes! I got the little distressed baseball cap from GapKids on sale for $5!   These are my favorite types of projects- cheap, quick and easy. The cap was really plain so I wanted to spruce it up a little. I […]

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