Friday, July 29, 2011

Dear Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie 'n Oreo Fudge Brownie Bar,

I think I hate you. But in a good way.
Love, Me

On Monday I made these, and my life will never be the same.

Um yeah. Thankfully milk was on sale this week. Nough said.

{recipe and photo here}

From now on I'm staying away from this category on Pinterest.

My hips can't take anymore.

What crazy things have you
been up to this summer?

Friday, July 15, 2011

Halloween Puppy {New in the Shop}


The perfect not-so-scary Halloween set for your puppy lovin' girl.

just $44

find it {here}

Thursday, July 14, 2011

How do you keep them busy?

Summer can mean lots of waiting for one sibling, while the other one is at sports practice, music or swimming lessons. And it's not uncommon to see that child entertained with a Nintendo DS or games on an iphone.

But wouldn't it be more rewarding to supply them with a hands-on project that teaches them a new skill? One that could come in handy throughout their life? One that can bring joy to the face of a great-grandma at her 99th birthday party?

Well, that's just what Amy did with her 6 year old daughter.


Lil' Miss did all the stitching in one day while Amy tied the knots for her on the backside. Great-grandma Ruda loved her personalized tea towel. Now Lil' Miss says she can't wait to make more.

Wouldn't it be fun to start making tea towels for those on your Christmas list, today? That's what I plan to do with my girls. You can find my tutorial on hand embroidery {here} to get you started. They can be as elaborate or as easy as you like. You can draw your own design or use a {kit}. You can pick up tea towels, aka flour sack towels at JoAnn or even Mill's Fleet Farm and I'm sure Hobby Lobby or Michael's has them too. Let me know if you have any questions, I'm happy to help.

Apple for the Teacher

We have just enough fabric to make two more of our back to school sets.

One in the lime colorway and one in the chocolate.


Find them {here}.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

A cheery cherry sundress


Amy dreamt up this darling dress for her almost 1st grader.


It's the perfect amount of embroidery for the older girl.

Not over-the-top-cute...just the right amount of sweetness.


It was also the perfect time for me to sit down and show Amy how to embroider.

I think she's hooked! And so is her daughter, but that's for a later post. ;)


We loved mixing and matching these different prints to give it a classic cherry pickin' vibe.

I love that the red accents don't overwhelm the dress. There is just enough!


This easy halter style would layer well over our {go with everything} blouse.


She even carried the sweet french knots to the end of the ties.

No detail was missed!


And while we were at it, I snapped some photos of 'Lil Miss and Big Brother.

Love those matching dimples!


You can find the dress {here}.