Thursday, May 31, 2012

Aprons by Vittoria

I want to give a HUGE welcome to our newest sponsor

Her shop is FILLED  with absolutely adorable vintage-style aprons. They are perfect for the Domesticated Diva! Her use of bright colors, great patterns, and sweet accents make her aprons stand out.

If you know a friend who will be getting married soon, having a birthday, or celebrating moving into a new home....
how much would they LOVE to open a package and find one of these beauties??

How about some matching Mommy-Daughter cooking??
This Mommy and Me set is toooo cute!

You can also find Aprons by Vittoria on


Head on over to her shop and do some shopping!!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

I Made This #7

Welcome to {I Made This}
at Grits & Giggles!!


I'm so glad you're here.

We had some amazing projects linked up last week, and I can't wait to see what YOU have been up to this week.

Here are some of my favorites from our last party....
All of these are now on my To-Do list.

This ruffled table runner is so completely adorable, and cheap to make!

I can't get enough of the crayon art.  I know some teachers who would LOVE this in their rooms.

Maxi skirts are so comfortable. I need a few more in my wardrobe.

And we had TWO most clicked links last week...

The "Fashion Star" dress turned out great! I love the shorter length.

I should not look at this picture while hungry. This cake looks absolutely amazing!

Now on to this weeks party!!

Follow along with Grits & Giggles
Link up your projects, old or new
Grab a button from the side bar to let others know you were here

Happy Anniversary

4 Years ago I married the love of my life. He has given me so many blessings and I am thankful for all of them. Most of all, I'm thankful that he gave me a blue-eyed beauty that calls me "Mama".

He works hard to provide for us, both at work and at home. I don't know very many little girls who get their Daddy all to themselves during the week, and he wouldn't have it any other way.

Ya'll know I love a good flashback and trip down memory lane....
shall we??

Here are some of my favorite wedding photos...

(All photos by Peterson Photography)

My "Something Old"....more on these later!

I loved my dress. All of the pick-ups and gathers made it so full and poofy!

I. Love. My. Bridesmaids!!

My Maid of Honor stealing a kiss before the wedding...

Are we related?? Are we? I love Granny and Mama.

Our new family.

The orchids in my bouquet were a last minute change, and it turned out amazing!

We're not dancers, so after our first one...we were done.

I love the way he smiles at me...

Orange and Lime green. Soooo pretty!

We partied hard with our apple cider. No champagne for us!!

My "sisters" came for a visit! So glad they could make it.

Baby Brother!! Love him.

Adam and Kaileigh. Looking gorgeous as always.

Our "next to be married" friends!

We've all been friends for so long!!

My very happy parents. LOVE them!

Birdseed in the ear. Not fun. I'm still finding seed in that dress!

Four years down....a lifetime to go....

Tuesday, May 29, 2012


Have ya'll been to Craftsy yet???

This site is full of classes, patterns, tutorials, and supplies to get you crafting!

And can download your favorite
Grits & Giggles
patterns directly from their site!

That's right. INSTANT download. I know when I'm ready to craft I want to do it NOW.
Although I send patterns ASAP when they're ordered on Etsy, there's always going to be some delay. I'm at work, or sleeping, or being a Mommy.

At Craftsy, you click, pay, and get your pattern right on your computer. It's the same patterns I offer through Etsy, just faster delivery.

Click HERE to go to my pattern shop...or click on the nifty button!

I'm a Craftsy Designer

Browse the other shops and classes too.
There's something for everyone, not just sewing projects!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Scrapbuster Pillow

Every now and then I take a look in my scrap  bin of fabric and think that I should be doing something with all of those tiny, neglected pieces. Most of them are from dresses, tops and skirts that I've made for Gray, so there are beautiful colors and patterns.

Last week I sat down and started randomly cutting the pieces into strips, then sewing 4 of 5 together to form kind of a square. Then I took a 5" square and cut them down to the same size. After flipping them around in a few different patterns, I decided on a simple patchwork pillow for Gray's bed. I LOVE how it turned out!


All of the random matchings of fabrics, patterns, and colors are beautiful and I'm reminded of her clothes when I look at it.

The pillow took no time to make, so I'll definitely be making a sort-of matching one later so she'll have a couple. It looks so sweet and girly in her bed too.

I used a simple pink and white polka dot fabric for the back. Gray loves it because it's PINK! I hate pink...but she loves it, so I'll indulge her.

Sometimes sitting down and sewing with no real project in mind is really soothing and fun.
 And it's great to see what comes out of it!

Saturday, May 26, 2012


WOW!! 160 entries in last weeks's Sew Mama Sew giveaway! Ya'll are awesome. Thanks for stopping by to enter.

The winner of the 2-Pack Pattern Bundle is...


*You have been contacted by e-mail. Please respond within 48 hours*

Even though I've got another sewing pattern in the works, I'm taking a break from pattern making to work on some wonderful things for our home, myself, and Gray!

There are LOTS of tutorials coming your way. I know it's been a while since I've posted a little DIY.

Stay tuned for lots of summer craftiness!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

The Kaileigh Dress Pattern is Here!

The long-awaited Kaileigh Dress sewing pattern is here!

I have enjoyed making this dress many times already and have loved putting the pattern together for YOU. The dress is totally reversible, making it truly 2 dresses in 1. This is an easy-to-sew pattern, only requiring two pattern pieces and a straight stitch on your machine!

The pattern is available in sizes 6 month- 4T. The knotted shoulder ties make it a very adjustable dress that will fit your little girl season to season if they are between sizes. The length is modest, hitting below the knee.

A big {Thank You} to Alicia at The Creative Vault for testing this pattern for me.
She does a great job and takes wonderful pictures!

I've been able to make several of these little dresses for Gray, and for others. Her birthday dress is in the making right now using this pattern!

I recently made one for my friend's 5 month old little girl! I loved making it in a tinier size, and she gave me free-liberties with embellishments, so I HAD to add some little pockets.

The possiblities for embellishing this dress are truly endless. If you can't do it on one side...flip it over and embellish the other! Two totally unique dresses in one.

If Gray's whole wardrobe could be seersucker, it probably would be. She has worn this dress a LOT this year already.

Hop on over to the SHOP and pick up yours today. Only $6.50, for 6 sizes!!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

I Made This #6

Welcome to
I Made This
at Grits & Giggles!! I'm so glad you're here!!

Before we get started...have you entered the GIVEAWAY yet?? Make sure you do!

We had some amazing projects linked up last week and I can't wait to see what my crafty friends have been up to THIS week!

The most viewed link from last week's party was...

The dyed fabric garland from Uncommon Designs!

Now...Let's get this party started!!!

Follow along with Grits & Giggles (Thanks)
Grab a party button from the sidebar so everyone can see you're participating and join the party too!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

I Made This {Features}

Thanks to everyone who linked up at last week's {I Made This} Party! We had over 50 crafty ideas linked up for us to enjoy!

Here are some of my favorites....
(and your favorites too, judging by the click count!)

This is an adorable teacher gift! Lots of pockets to hold your "stuff"!

How surprised would your little one be to open their lunch and find a sweet note on their food???

Natalie put together some colorful and *yummy* gifts for teachers! They're packed with lemonade! And the printable tag is available on her site.

I love a good knock-off. This Pottery Barn inspired pillow looks great, and makes me really look forward to the beach.

I hope you'll all join us at 10:00 tonight to start this week's
{I Made This} party!
See you soon

Monday, May 21, 2012

{Giveaway Day} Closed

Get excited Crafty Friends!!

It's time again for Giveaway Day at Sew Mama Sew.

This will be my third time participating, and each time is soooo much fun!
I thought about de-stashing some fabric, but have decided to do a

Pattern Giveaway!!

The winner will win a 2-pack of sewing patterns from
Grits & Giggles

Sew for yourself or sew for a sweet little girl.

Click HERE to see the details of each pattern.

Click HERE to enter the other giveaways....there are Hundreds!

To enter:

1) Leave a comment telling me who you're sewing for.
The more specific you are, the more fun they are for me to read!

For extra entries:
1) {Favorite} our Etsy Shop
2) "Like" Grits & Giggles on Facebook
3) Follow through Feedburner
4) Follow through Google Friend Connect

Leave a separate comment for each.

I will randomly draw a winner on May 25th, so get your entries in!!
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