Monday, March 14, 2011

Coupon good this Thursday!

I'm offering a special coupon code for use at my Etsy shop this Thursday only! Use the code MARCH17SAVE when you checkout to save 17% off your order, prior to shipping costs. This coupon will only work on Thursday, so don't miss out!

Sunday, February 27, 2011


Everything's finally posted on my Etsy shop, so check it out and order!!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Spring Lineup

I'm really excited about all the cute fabrics featured in my spring lineup! You'll notice there are only two options really - peasant tops and pillowcase dresses. I just love these simple styles. They're super easy to sew and super easy to wear. Both top and dress can be worn as originally intended (umm...that would be as a top and as a dress), over leggings, shorts, pants, as tunics, and probably many other ways I can't even think of!

Be sure to check the sizes available. Some of these items are one-of-a-kind and some come in a variety of sizes. If you don't see the size you want, email me and let me know about it. I might be able to accommodate a few special size requests, but please understand it depends on fabric availability.

Everything will be uploaded to my Etsy shop ( in the next few days. Of course, if you live in my area, just email me what you'd like to avoid paying shipping.

Zinnias pillowcase dress: 2T, 3T, 4...$20

Sunshine (black, pink, orange) peasant top: 12 mos, 5, 6......$18

Peach Blossom peasant top: 3T......$18

Apple Blossom tunic (3/4 sleeve): 3T......$22

Apples pillowcase dress: 3T......$20

Purple Vines peasant top: 2T, 3T, 4, 5......$18

Apple Blossom pillowcase dress: 18 mos, 2T, 3T, 4......$15

Apples peasant top: 3T, 4, 5......$18

Hot Pink and Green pillowcase dress: 12 mos, 18 mos, 2T, 3T......$20

Aqua Blue peasant top: 3T......$18

What I'm working on

(Totally stolen from my sis-in-law's blog

Yes that's right, we're expecting another little boy in June. We're really excited for Hudson to have a little brother and I'm excited to get a second round of use out of all those precious baby clothes! We're thankful to have had another easy pregnancy and just hope this little guy is slightly smaller than Hudson was at birth!

In the sewing realm, I've been really busy working on a spring line of girls clothing to sell at my Etsy shop (

I've decided to switch the focus of my children's clothing from sewing kits to completed pieces for two reasons: 1) with another baby boy on the way, I don't have much opportunity for sewing cute girlie clothes, and 2) with another baby on the way, I want these clothes to be sewn and ready for shipping, rather than needing any additional work.

I'll be posting a complete listing of what I have available soon. Be sure to check out the entire list - some things are available in a variety of sizes, some are one-of-a-kind pieces.

In addition, the focus of this blog is likely to change to include more updates on our whole family, since my sewing is likely to decrease significantly in the coming months.

So glad you're still reading. I hope you find something you like in the shop, and even if you don't, I appreciate having you along for this journey!

Monday, November 22, 2010


'Mama Made It' has a new offering just in time for Christmas: Christmas Bow Ties for the Little Guys!

Even the most conservatively-dressing mother can handle a little whimsy in her child's wardrobe around Christmas. Perfect for your Christmas card photos, holiday parties, or just for fun, your little man will be the talk of the preschool (or nursery, or classroom!) with these bow ties.

They come on three sizes: Small (12-18 mos.), Medium (2t-3t), Large (4t-5t)

Use your child's clothing size as a judge - my son wears 2t clothes, and the size Medium ties looks right on him.

Patterns available are shown in the pictures below.

AND, if that's not enough excitement: I will be glad to make these for you for only $5 more! Visit my Etsy shop to see all the options. The DIY kits are still only $7.50 each.

Sweet boy:

Three designs: (from L-R) Santa, Candy Canes, Snowmen + Penguins

Nonna Wreath

I had an hour on Saturday night all to myself, so I decided to tackle a craft project. Now, I sew, but I'm really not all that crafty, so this was kind of a fun challenge for me.

Emily Jones, over at has a tutorial for a "Nonna wreath" (named for her mother in law, called "Nonna") that appealed to me the moment I saw it. So, after I remembered that huge piece of white felt I had stuck in the bottom of my fabric bin, I decided I had to try it. It was quite possibly the easiest craft project I've ever done.

She has a tutorial posted here:

Here is a picture of how mine turned out:

I haven't decided where I'm going to hang it, but since it's white I think it will transition perfectly from Christmas to plain-old-winter decorating.

Still there?

I mentioned recently to a friend who blogs how much I like her pace for posts - about 1 a week. Just enough to keep me interested, without overwhelming my inbox. So, when was I planning to listen to my own suggestion??

We've been up to a lot in the past - ahem - 6 weeks since I've blogged. I came down with a flu-like virus that knocked me out for a whole week. When I was 12, being sick for a week was school, movies on the couch, and mom's chicken soup. When you're 26 and have a family to care for, being sick that long really stinks! So, there's week one.

Week two was spent catching up from week one. Week three included an overnight camping trip in the middle of the week, and weeks four and five were spent planning for the upcoming holidays in addition to regular household stuff. So, excuses, excuses, here we are. It's Thanksgiving week and I'm finally getting back in the swing of things.

I've got a couple Christmas-only offerings to post on my Etsy shop, so be sure to check it out! And, of course I'll be posting pictures here too.

Happy Thanksgiving in advance too!