Category Archives: Crafts

How to make a rainbow hair clip holder

Penelope is currently growing out her bangs. For anyone who has been through this (toddler or not) we all know what an annoyance it can be. Often times the bangs stay at such an awkward length and fall in your … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day card making tutorial

It’s that time of year! The stores are filled with pink and red displays, the candy is flowing and sweethearts everywhere are searching high and low for a gift and a greeting card that says just the right thing. However, … Continue reading

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Sewing on another scale

I have been sewing children’s clothing for three years now. Although I absolutely love it, I am always a bit jealous of the adorable dresses that I make for Penelope. It was always a goal of mine to sew adult … Continue reading

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Lions and Tigers and Bears! Oh my!

okay….so I didn’t actually make any lions, tigers or bears, but I have been quite busy sewing up custom costume orders and I wanted to share a few! I started off by designing a couple woodland creature costumes for a … Continue reading

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Fall is in the air!

…and Fall just happens to be my favorite time of year! Not only do I adore Halloween (costume making is one of my favorite crafts!) but I love the crisp weather, the wind, the beautiful leaves, boots, jeans, sweaters, scarfs…….you … Continue reading

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Cute jeans and zoo trips

Last week we beat the heat by heading out to the shady, windy corridors of the Oregon Zoo.  I loaded up Penelope, myself and my best friend Emy and we set out on an adventure full of animals, ice cream … Continue reading

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Happy 2nd Birthday to my sweet Penelope!

March 16th was Penelope’s 2nd birthday! I can’t believe my little buggy has grown up so fast! She is so much fun these days.  Lately she has realized that she was on the cusp of the big #2 and has … Continue reading

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Easter is hopping closer!

The sun is out, the birds are chirping and I can feel that Spring is near. Sure, it’s still much too cold to really play outside, but going to the store you can see that it is rather apparent….Easter will … Continue reading

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In my shop…

I’ve always had a sort of love affair with the 1960s and it shows up in a lot of my work.  I like to create one of a kind pieces that can be cherished and passed along. I try to … Continue reading

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Happy Easter 2011!

This past Sunday was Easter!  It was technically Penelope’s second Easter holiday but it felt like it was her first. Last year she was just a tiny newborn and we were so tired and worn out that it didn’t even … Continue reading

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