my handsome little model

little man navyThat’s right, after a long three months of nothingness the shop has been re-stocked! I have some new collections that I think are super cute. To make it even better, I now have a very handsome little model to show off the new looks! Click here to head over and check them out!grey pattern navy chev mustard - close

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in honor of cyber monday (even though I think all this is madness)

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend with your loved ones. I can honestly say, best Thanksgiving ever!

In honor of Cyber Monday I have a new product up in my shop!I am extra excited about this one because it was a collaboration with my very talented brother. We love being creative together and have always wanted to do something like this. This is only the beginning of the prints that we plan to have up and this particular one is pretty special. He and my sister-in-law printed this design on a few onesies for Everly right before they left for Panama (those are their hands). While they were away it was such a sweet reminder of how much they love and missed her. And now we have chosen to share it with you!This would make a great shower or Christmas gift for the little ones in your life. In light of Cyber Monday I am offering my readers 10% off this and all of the products in my shop for the rest of the day. Just use discount code CYBERMONDAY10 at check out. Happy Monday!

babies babies babies!

Wow what a week! I apologize for my absence. This week has just gotten away from me. It is definitely baby season and I have been busy busy busy making gifts for the babies in my life as well as the babies in some of yours! As I’ve said before, I love giving hand made gifts and just this week we had three new babies in our lives that needed some handmade gifts of their own!AND, out of no where I have been getting requests to sell the burp cloths and bow-tie onesise. I filled a few orders this week and have more on my list of to-be-completed. This has inspired the beginnings of a store on the site which will hopefully be up and running in a week or so. All this to say, things have been busy around here! I blinked and the week was over! Hopefully I’ll be around a bit more next week, I still have another cloth diapering post on the way as well as a few fun tutorials – maybe even one in time for fathers day! Have a great weekend!

tiny bow ties for tiny gentlemen – tutorial

ties for twoI went to a baby shower last night for a long-time friend. She’s having twin boys! It was great to get out since a sick baby has basically had me on house arrest all week. I love making handmade gifts for showers but I was out of fabric for my go-to burp cloths and I was not about to drag my feverish baby through the chaos of our local fabric store – that place is not fun even when you’re an adult and feel great! So I had to come up with something to make out of bits of fabric I already had. Luckily, the mom-to-be had pinned something similar on pinterest so I knew they would be the perfect gift for her two little ones. They were quick and easy to make and a fun gift to give!

*UPDATE*

Thank you for making this my most popular post! If you love these bow ties but don’t want to make them yourself, let me make them for you! Visit my shop to order the little guy in your life his very own bow tie onesie! (some modifications have been made to the finished product increasing the quality for sale)AND I am hosting a giveaway for any product of your choice from the shop! {November 13th – November 19th} click here to get the details.

Now back to the tutorial:supplies

You’ll need:

:: scraps of coordinating fabric
:: plain onesie
:: two snaps per bow tie
:: needle and thread
:: scissors
:: glue gun
:: sewing machine and iron

cut one strip of fabric 9″ x 4″ and a second 2 1/2″ x 1 1/2″

taking the larger strip, face right sides together and sew along the top and one side

sew two sidesturn right side out, iron in unfinished edge and top stitch closed

while ironing, take the small strip and iron into thirds
turn and closefold one side of your long strip to the middle and tack down with a small dab of glue
fold one endfold the second side into middle and tack down – this is the back of the bow tie

turn over, pinch fabric in the middle and secure with a dot of glue

fold other side, tack in middleturn over to back, fold fabric back above and below where you glued forward and secure with glue

back to the front! attach your small, ironed strip to the middle of your tie and secure with a dot of glue

tack two sides, place small stripwrap one side around the back and secure, do the same for the last sidewrap and gluesew two snaps on the back of each bow tie and your bow tie is finished!finishedsew the remaining side of the snaps onto a onesie

If you are making more than one bow tie, you will have a bunch of snaps with no partners left over. I included the extras in the gift so they could be attached to other shirts or onesies. (and what am I going to do with a bunch of unmatched snaps?)atatched w-snapsonesie w-bow-tiesNow it’s your turn!
ready for wrappingJust for fun, I wrapped them in black paper and drew a tuxedo in chalk. So dapper.all wrapped