Monday, January 31, 2011

little red riding hood!

As most know, I adore Little Red Riding Hood!! Luckily for me there is so much inspiration on flickr, etsy, and the web of cute things I can make. With my daughter being a bit crazed over dolls at the moment (that is all she wanted for Christmas this year), I knew I wanted to get her a cute handmade one for her Birthday. Then seeing Charla Anne's cutie dolls inspired by Little Red Riding Hood and falling in love with the sweet Olivia, I just had to make one, especially after she sold Olivia and Charla Anne mentioned she wasn't going to be making another. After all, my sweet Savannah was Little Red Riding Hood for Halloween, so off to the sewing table it was! ;)

I used Charla Anne's and Katy's dolls as inspiration and went from there. With a doll pattern I already had, I tweeked it a little here and a little there, enlarged it and came up with a sweet Little Red Riding Hood doll for my daughter. It was so much fun to make, and I'm so excited to give it to her for her Birthday!! I hope she loves it as much as I do!!

Did you notice the cute little lace trim? It is a little secret, I added it to cover up some flaws when I stitched the legs in!! ;) Also, the cute apron is made out of the new Lecien, Flower Sugar, and adorned with some cute embellishment flowers and buttons from my shop!! I just got the Flower Sugar in and will be adding it to my shop today or tomorrow!

I think I'll be making some more cute dolls in the future!! I really do enjoy it!! If you haven't tried, you should!! But they can be addicting!! ;) Now, off to make my sweetie a cute matching apron for her party!!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

urban home goods ~ its swap time again!!

We are starting sign ups for the Urban Home Goods - A Modern Swap up again!! Have I told you yet, that I love this swap!! It is one of my favorites!! The variety of homemade goodies made in the last round is AMAZING!! Here is a sampling of what some of our talented members made!!

A beautiful sewing machine cover and pin cushion by allz I'm sewing is

Urban Home Goods Received

a lovely over sized hot pad, and an apron by badskirt amy! amy also made these lovely crochets squares that heather turned into an amazing bunting!!

Urban Swap Gifts - Sent - Emmeline Apron and Trivet

a cute apron by sasikirana! amanda also made an adorable matching kidlet!


a beautiful bath mat by imagingermonkey! isn't the picture breath taking!!

urban home goods swap

a sweet sewing machine cover by aneela!! i'm the lucky one that received this one!! :)

little red riding hood sewing machine cover!!

an amazing quilt by Bianca Jae Makes Stuff!! Bianca also made this fun hoop!!

Finished UHG swap small quilt

a fun and modern hoop by sparklygreenknickers!! Jo also made a couple yummy crochet goodness, you can see them here and here!!

Urban Home Swap - Received

a delightful handmade hand bag, knitting needle case and fun pouch, by trillium designs!!

UHG Swap Goodies for Binkwaffle

a super cute set of placemats by peaknit!! This is just the beginning, check out the amazing sewing machine cover, and grocery bag dispenser!!


a lovely sewing machine cover, coasters, and over sized pin cushion by rosachocolat!!

UHG- modern swap......sent

a beautiful scrappy hoop by 2mayboys! a lovely matching pillow and patchwork fabric basket was also made to go along with the basket!!

Urban Home Goods Stitchery

a fresh and modern tea cozy and pot holder set by ningiu!!

Urban home swap round 2 (2)

a fabulous pillow by my bff, heather!! heather also made this amazing tote bag!!

Life Aquatic Pillow - { Urban } homes - a Modern Swap

The most adorable magnets, by Nova!! Nova also made these cute fabric nesting boxes along with these button posies!!

itty bitty quilt block magnets

That seriously was only a little teaser of what was made last round!! Make sure to checkout the photostream to see all the other amazing, fabulous and adorable handmade goodies!!

For sign-ups we are doing it a little different. Heather and I asked Tiffany of tiggle giggles to help out and she has set up the google doc for sign ups!! THANKS, Tiff!! If you'd like to sign up and have participated in a swap and agree to all the guidelines (which are pretty strict to ensure a fun and safe modern swap for all the members), you are welcome to fill out the form after you join the group. :)

Sunday, January 9, 2011

the winner is...

...number 189!

Suzanne said...

And I made a purchase from your etsy shop for Christmas gift supplies :)

Congratulations, Suzanne! Send me an email or convo with your address and what bundle you choose!! :)

I enjoyed all the New Years wishes, and hearing all your New Years resolutions. I'm hoping to enjoy the little moments more! I often miss those. Here is a couple cute vintage New Years post cards!! I just a love all the adorable vintage post cards!! :)

THANKS so much for everyone who entered and played along with Tasha and I!! It was lots of fun!!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Fabric, Notions, Trims & a GIVEAWAY!!

It has been a bit hectic in my part of the woods! We've been busy doing inventory, not much fun!! And with that, not much sewing and crafting going on!! I have had some new fabrics arrive over the last couple week, and put in an order for some cutie Notions and Trims with Riley Blake that are suppose to be here this week!! I can't wait to be able to open that box!! It will be like Christmas all over again! :)

A bigger picture of the flowers!! 2 of each flower comes in the package!! Aren't they so cute!!

Little Strawberry, a sweet Little Red Riding Hood collection by Lecien!

Brand New, Oil cloth/Vinyl by Lecien!! I am planning on giving my dining room chairs a make over with this!! With six kiddos they sure need it, and how great will it be to just wipe it off, and have no stains!!

Denyse Schmidt, Greenfield Hill!
The Cranberry collection!

The Blueberry collection!

Yum, aren't those all lovely!! Now, for the GIVEAWAY!! I partnered up with my sil, Tasha, and she is giving away some of the notions and trims on her blog along with a yummy charm pack cut from her sweet fabric, and a pattern by Camille. Hop on over to her cutie blog and make sure to say Hi so you can have a chance to win!! :)

Would you like to win some yummy FABRIC here?? I'm giving away a bundle of either the Sweet Strawberry, or one of the colorways of the Greenfield Hill!! You can choose!! :)

Here is watcha do if you'd like a chance to win.
  1. Leave a comment on my blog. If you have a new years resolution I'd love to hear it!!
  2. Visit Tasha's blog, and say Hi, then come back here and let me know! :)
  3. Have commented on my blog in the last month, or purchased from my Etsy shop.

If you do number 2,or 3 please make a separate comment on this post for each letting me know what you have done so as the comments are your entries. So if you do all three you need to leave 3 comments.

The giveaway ends Saturday, January 8th, which I will announce the winner soon after!

Good Luck!!