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Vivienne’s Birth Story

5:00 A.M. (the day before) That first contraction hit me like a ton of bricks. I jumped out of bed. Actually, hobbled would be more accurate. My emotions started to race as the contractions came steadily, every 10 minutes. I rushed around the house hurriedly like a little mouse finishing […]

Free Patterns, Pattern Reviews

The Alcoy Dress

My amazing friend, Bonnie Wiscombe of the blog Whisk ‘Em just released this brand new pattern and get this, it’s FREE!!! When she asked me if I wanted to test her dress pattern, I told her I would love to proof read and sew it for her, but that I […]

Pattern Reviews

Miss Ruby Tuesday Maternity

Maybe you noticed that my kids have taken over my blog the past few months while I’ve been pregnant. Being pregnant and dealing with the inevitable weight gain is hard enough, but putting yourself in front of the camera is a whole other thing in and of itself. But I […]

Pattern Reviews

The Girl’s Uptown Downtown Dress

Sew Straight and Gather patterns have perfectly filled my void for PDF patterns that are well-drafted, user-friendly, thorough, & on-trend. I can’t say enough about what a wonderful pattern designer Terri is! It’s readily apparent that she has serious attention to detail and is only willing to put out high-quality […]

Pattern Reviews

Violette Field Threads Grace

You’ve heard me rant and rave about Violette Field Threads before, but I’m about to do it again! I was lucky enough to be one of their testers for the newly released Grace dress and I’m in love with this sweet little dress!  Grace features: Sizes 2T-10 Scalloped or Zig-Zag […]

Pattern Reviews

A Golden Field

It’s springtime here in California! We’ve been enjoying the 70 degree weather for the past few weeks and everything is in bloom. I practically begged my husband to help me take some photos of the kids in this gorgeous yellow field. So we made a quick stop after church and […]

Pattern Reviews

Honeydew Kisses Josephine Pattern

I love having the opportunity to test a new pattern. It’s the perfect way to motivate me to start and finish a project in a timely manner. This dress is a total show-stopper! I’ve tested for Honeydew Kisses Patterns before and I have to say this dress is one of […]

Pattern Reviews

The Samantha Suspender Skirt

I can’t say enough how much I adore this little outfit!!! I wanted to make an outfit for Madeline that was retro-inspired and I knew I just had to use this Riley Blake Mason Jar fabric. I’ve been hoarding it since July while I searched for the perfect pattern to […]

Pattern Reviews

Our Big Announcement!

We’ve been keeping a little secret for the past few months and our family is so excited to finally share our big news! We will be welcoming a brand new baby into our home this May! We knew after having Lincoln that we would want another baby fairly soon after […]

Pattern Reviews

One Button Cardigan

One of my must-have patterns for the winter is a drapey cardigan. I loved having the opportunity to test this brand new pattern, The One Button Cardigan from GreenStyle Creations. I’ve been pinning one button cardigans on my pinterest board and I was thrilled when GreenStyle Creations came out with a […]