Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Back to Junior High

As our lazy summer days start thinning out and we begin our back-to-school craze, our little tween queen has been trying to squeeze in as many sleepovers and beach days as she possibly can!

This past weekend she had one of her closest friends over.  As usual around here, we managed to get into the fabric stash and see what we could come up with for her.  Her request was for something small enough to fit in her book bag or purse that could fit her lip gloss, maybe pencils and pens, and discreetly carry some other girly girl items.  I simply smiled at this request and knew INSTANTLY what I needed to make for this soon-to-be 7th grader!  She picked out the fabrics, we sat and drew out the design together and she spent the rest of the evening popping up by my sewing machine between games and you-tube music videos to watch the progress being made, all the while "Oohing" and "Ahhing" as I created away.  

It is the PERFECT size for all her needs.  I love the color combinations and the girly ruffle gives the bag a nice POP of color and texture.  The white and silver glitter buttons are layered and gives this wristlet some extra "Bling" and "Sparkle" to bring it alive.

The look on her face when she finally saw it finished was priceless!  
She LOVED it and started using it right away!

Good Luck in 7th grade, Sweetie!  I hope this year is as FABULOUS as you are!
<3 you,

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Back-to-School Pack

I am really excited about this Back -to-School Pack!  Some of the basics you need to get you back to school in style!  All of these items are made in coordinating fabrics so that you have a complete matching set!

This set includes: Pencil Case, Small Notebook with Cover, Lunch Money Pouch, and Lanyard with Info Card.  

If you are anything like me when it comes to separating from your kids for any reason, you will understand where I'm coming from with this Lanyard!  Every year since the time my first born went off to pre-school (mind you, he's now heading to the Army) I have included all my and my husband's In Case of Emergency Contact Information in their book bags.  As they got older I simply would give them one each of our business cards to keep in their book bags for the year.  

The first week of school can be such a crazy, confusing time for our little ones...especially the little bitty ones from Pre-school to about 2nd or 3rd grade.  You have lunch numbers, bus numbers, and teacher's names to memorize just to survive the day!  My daughter has come home from the first day of school through out the years with a string of yarn and a piece of paper stapled to it with her bus number or lunch number on it.  This is what inspired the Lanyard with Info Card.  The card has spaces for all of the important info they need to survive the back-to-school craze!  

The front includes: Child's Name, Teacher's Name, Lunch Number, and Bus Number
The Back includes: Mom's Name, Mom's Phone #, Dad's Name, and Dad's Phone #

The small notebook and matching cover is made to fit inside your child's pencil case.  The notebook pictured here is measured at 6" x 4" and is the perfect size for writing down homework assignments and reminders.  The cover can be made to fit any size notebook to match the rest of the set.  The cover simply slips right over the notebook's original cover so that it can be changed easily should you need to change the notebook out for a new one.

Finally our little Lunch Money Pouch.  Measuring at 4 1/4" x 3 1/4" it is just small enough to carry in a purse or book bag without too much bulk and roomy enough to hold dollar bills and change.  It has a split ring attached to it so that you can hook it onto your child's book bag, purse, or even to the lanyard as shown above in the first picture.  I personally like the idea of hooking it to the lanyard for the little ones to ensure they don't lose it or forget on their way to lunch.

These can be made in Any color combo and can also be matched with any tote or purse listed on our blogs to form a complete matching set for back to school.  

To kick-off the last 20 days of summer vacation we will be offering this set at 20% off from August 1st to August 20th (since this is when our county schools officially go back to school).  

Special rates will apply for any Teachers that are interested in purchasing the Lanyards with Info Card for their class!  

Please message me for pricing and color combos.


Crossbody Swing Bag

This is one that I'm adding to my FAVORITES list!  (I know, I say they are all my favorite, but if it's something we are designing together and it comes out this great, how can it not be my favorite?)

This bag was made especially for my Tween Queen a couple of mornings ago.  It has a zippered top, a front pocket for quick and easy access to her cell phone, adjustable strap to grow with her, and is personalized with a funky frayed letter "J" just for her!  The straps are attached with spring hooks in case she doesn't want to where it and just wants to throw it in her beach bag or book bag or she can mix and match straps with her other purses.  The interior is lined with the same fabric as the pocket trim.  As soon as I decide on a fabric and color combo I will DEFINITELY be making one of these for myself!

As always, This can be made to order in any color combo or size!  


Pencil Cases

Getting ready for Back-To-School with these super-adorable Pencil Cases!  

These pencil cases measure at 8 1/4 x 5 1/4.  They can be made to order in any color combination and size!  
Message us for prices and color combos.


Make-Up Bags/Pencil Cases

Girly-Girl Make-up bags for the Diva in all of us!  

These can be made in a variety of  sizes & color combinations and could also be used as very unique pencil cases!  These bags measure at 7" x 4 1/2".

These bags turned out so cute that our Tween Queen is having such a hard time deciding which design to keep for herself!  (and this momma wants one too...hee hee)

Be sure to message us for prices and color combos


Diaper Cakes

There is nothing more wonderful than a baby on the way!  Our family is expecting TWO new babies in the fall (no, neither one of them is from me)!  Two of my sisters-in-law are expecting and are both due in the fall within a week of each other and we are super excited!!  This summer we had the baby shower for my newest little niece.  One of my all time favorite baby shower gifts has to be making a diaper cake!  My munchkin and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE making these special gifts!  It let's us get creative with colors and themes, and seriously, who the heck doesn't LOVE going shopping for all the adorable little baby stuff that's out there!  Below I have pictures posted of the cake I made for Momma L from different angles.  This one was LOADED with goodies! 

  Here's What's Inside:

Two Baby Rattles
One set of Baby Booties
One pair of Mittens
Brush and Comb Set
4 Soft Elastic Headbands
Travel Pack of Wipes with Case
Super Soft Baby Blanket
3 Onesies
Purse Shaped Teething Ring
2 Curly Ribbon Hair Bows
Dress with Bloomers Set
T-Shirt with Ruffled Leggings Set
Dress with Long Sleeve Onsie
Johnson's Take Along Pack:
(Travel Size Desitin)
(Body Wash)
and Finally 
42-Count Size 2 Diapers

These are also made to order and can be customized to match the nursery or made to any theme you like!
I can't wait to get started on my new little nephew's baby shower gift!!!  Oh the things I have planned!



This post is simply too cute for words!  As I tried to take pics of my Initial Wreath inspired by several wreaths I came across on Pinterest, we had a little visitor sneak in on the fun.  He is a cute little guy and has been hanging around all over our house!  I have found him hangin from the second floor windows, and my fave is when he pops up on the screened lanai to torment my dog.  I love him (and the wreath)!    

I wish you all a beautiful da....SQUIRREL!!