8.31.2016

Tufted Upholstered Headboard

We've been married over 10 years, and have never bought or owned a headboard! I finally decided to just make one. Why I waited this long, I'll never know! It only took three days of nap time working to finish, and under $100 to make, but what a difference it makes to our room!

I build the frame using plywood, 1x6 and 1x4 boards.

I then used two layers of egg crate padding, batting, and finally the upholstery fabric. I stapled it to the back of the frame, making box folds at the corners.
When that was done I tufted it with buttons I covered with the upholstery fabric.

I love how it turned out and what a simple impact it has on the room.

8.29.2016

Custom Boho Wedding Dress

When one of my favorite girls and previous babysitters told me she was engaged and wanted me to make her wedding dress, I was SO excited! Nervous, but excited. I mean it's only one of the most important dresses a woman will ever wear. No pressure!


We got brainstorming ideas right away. She knew she wanted a lace crop top look, with a fitted gentle mermaid skirt, so we designed based on that.


I had never made this style of skirt before, so I acted like I was from Project Runway and did a muslin mock up first.

After I fitted the muslin to her body, it was time to cut into the good fabric. I did a two layered skirt with a satin base and chiffon overlay. 


We used bridal buttons wherever possible!

Then it was time to start on the top. The bride wanted a dipped hem in back:
I handcut around some of the edge flowers to use as a trim along the back dipped hem. Then I hand sewed each of them on.
The top came together quickly. This was before the neck facing was applied.





We did several fittings to get the dress to fit just right.
And when wedding day arrived, the dress fit perfectly!
Such a happy day for a beautiful bride!

8.07.2016

Birthday Dress

Not only did I make myself a birthday shirt for our date night, but I also busted out a fun birthday dress to wear to church. The dress has a basic shape, but the asymmetrical pleated hem is what makes it fun! I paired the fun black and white fabric with pink suede pumps for a fun look!

8.06.2016

Lace Birthday Shirt

I had some leftover fabric from the dress I made my daughter for her baptism. I knew I wanted to use it because it was beautiful, expensive, and from Mood, but there wasn't much to work with. I finally decided to make myself a simple shirt for my birthday. It's a basic shape, but the fabric makes it special!

5.26.2016

AMAZin' Teacher Gift

Here a simple little printable for all those AMAZin' teachers in your life! 
Just print and attach a gift card. It's simple, but your teachers will love it. I mean who doesn't love Amazon?!
Just click the image above to get your free download.

5.01.2016

A Simple Guest Room

We've rearranged the boys room configuration, and are left with a guest room. We had guests coming so I pulled a few things together to make a simple guest room spending not even a dime.
The duvet was from my middle boy's old bed, the curtains from my old craft room, I sewed up some pillows from fabric remnants, the chairs were hand-me-downs from my husband's grandmother. and the room was pretty much done.

2.11.2016

Teacher Valentine's Gift

I created this little tag a while ago just as a random thank you for all the wonderful teachers in our lives, but thought it would be cute as a teacher Valentine's gift as well. 

I changed the colors up a bit and it looks super cute with Valentine's red, pink and silver hugs and kisses. To download simple click on the image and save to your computer!

6.16.2015

Our Summer Schedule


I recently posted this image of our summer schedule on Instagram and Facebook and have had several request for it, so I decided to make it available to you all! I am providing both the filled in versions as shown above, and blank versions for you till fill in according to your family's needs. Click on the appropriate link to be directed to your PDF downloads.

As always, these downloads are for personal use only. Please do not redistribute in any way.
Enjoy!