She's Here!

Meet the newest member of our family!...She arrived a few weeks ago and has been filing our lives with joy ever since! (I've decided not to post her name on the blog for safety and privacy reasons, so I'll be referring to her as "Baby Girl" when I write about her.) Being a mother is not easy, but it is definitely the best job ever. It has challenged me in ways that I didn't expect to be ...more

Big News!

You may have noticed that things have been a bit quiet around here the past few months. What you may not know, is that there has been something brewing behind the scenes... Andrew and I are expecting our first baby in the middle of January! ...more

Needle Felting Fun

My mom recently picked up a needle felting kit for this cute chickadee ornament when she was on vacation this summer. Neither of us had done needle felting before, so it was a fun introduction to a new crafting technique. I unfortunately didn't take any photos of the process of making this ornament, but if you're looking for a helpful tutorial to get you started with needle felting, I'd ...more

Finished Products: Red, White, and Blue Quilt

Happy Fourth of July! in honor of this special patriotic holiday, I thought I would share with you a red, white, and blue quilt that I recently completed as a gift for my Mother-In-Law's birthday. I wanted to showcase the bold graphic patterns of the fabrics that I chose for this quilt, so I designed the blocks with large rectangles in a subway tile pattern ....more

Pinspiration: Hammered Wire and Bead Earrings

I recently found this tutorial by Rebecca from My Girlish Whims while browsing Pinterest. Rebecca was inspired to make these beautiful hammered wire hoop earrings with beads after seeing a similar pair at Anthropologie. Up until I followed her tutorial to make these earrings, I had done very little jewelry work with wire and I had never experimented with hammering wire. I was surprised that ...more

Sweet Southern Boy Baby Shower

Bridal Blooms

Spring is here and wedding season is upon us! Over the past few months I've had the joy of helping out with a couple of weddings and a wedding shower, so I'm excited to share some wedding-themed posts in the coming weeks. Today I have some gorgeous wedding flower eye candy to share with you... My brother-in-law was married last November and my mother-in-law offered to ...more

DIY Vintage Button Earrings

Don't you love it when you stumble upon a project that is super easy to make, yet looks like a million bucks when it's done?! A couple months ago my mom and I went to a quilt show where we saw a vendor selling some gorgeous vintage button earrings. I loved the idea of turning beautiful buttons into earrings and since I recently acquired a large jar of old buttons, I decided to make some myself ...more

Pinspiration: Crocheted Owl Hats

I've mentioned before how much I love Pinterest. It is a great source of inspiration for me and I always seem to find new ideas and projects to try while browsing the endless "pins." This post is about one such "Pinspiration." I plan to share more posts like this one from time to time, in the hope that these pins might inspire you too. :) Several months ago I stumbled upon this adorable ...more

Tutorial: Peek-A-Boo Heart Pouch

Valentine's Day is such a fun holiday. I love hearts, candy, and the colors pink and red...and I especially love having a reason to give sweet little treats and gifts to family and friends. I was recently inspired to make these heart bags and after a couple of prototypes and a few tweaks, I'm really excited about how simple this project actually is. These pouches have a fun little heart-shaped ...more