Beginner Sewing Techniques for Kids – Part 2

Are you ready to teach your kid(s) some more Beginner Sewing Techniques? ♥ If you haven’t already read PART ONE, it’s located here.  Last month, I introduced my 8 year old son and 5 year old daughter to sewing. After practicing the techniques I shared about in my previous post (Part 1), both were ready to attempt sewing with a real sewing needle almost immediately after. They weren’t scared at all at the thought of using an actual needle… and honestly, neither was I… not anymore! Finally, I felt confident in their…

Princess Belle’s Dress Reveal – A Couture Beauty and the Beast Inspired 1st Birthday Dress

Hey guys and gals! I’ve been busy working on a custom order for a 1st birthday dress. The inspiration? Belle’s gorgeous gown from Beauty and the Beast. Beauty and the Beast just so happens to be one of my favorite Disney movies EVER and if you’re around my age or have kids, it’s probably one of yours too! This movie brings back so many beautiful childhood memories whenever I hear “Tale as old as time…” Do you recall the ballroom scene when Belle dances with the Beast? The way…

Beginner Sewing Techniques for Kids

In our home, my sewing area is a space you can’t miss – it’s dead smack in the middle of our living room!  It’s literally in our faces all day long. And that’s not a bad thing. In fact, it serves as a constant reminder to create. As a homeschooling mom, every day I make a conscious effort to encourage learning through daily tasks, school work, arts and crafts, and play. This isn’t always easy to incorporate as each child is different in age and stage and has their own…

Why I finally learned how to sew…

  When I turned 25, I set out on a mission to learn how to sew.  It had been a goal of mine for years upon years and turning 25 opened my eyes to how quickly the years fly by. I wanted to make my new baby girl her 1st birthday dress, but I still didn’t know how to sew and that realziation knocked the air out of me.  I always assumed that when I had a daughter, I’d already be a seamstress or designer or doing something in fashion, but somehow I lost my way…

Relaxation sang my name today…

Every once in a while, a perfect day comes along. And today was one of those! For me, at least. Imagine it for a second… Palm Springs, Florida. 77 degrees. Clear skies. My mother-in-love treated us to breakfast by the beach… and I ordered salmon stuffed crepes… OMG it was delish! After breakfast,  we ventured off to the beach with the kids – just me and Ash. The sun was shining brightly, but the ocean air was cool and had that refreshing salty-clean smell… and I just laid down and relaxed.  I haven…

My DIY 1st Birthday Cake Smash

For months I planned and prepared for this 1st Birthday and Cake Smash photoshoot.  Kari-Anna was our guest of honor, our little rainbow baby!  I, of course, made sure to have as many handmade touches as possible… I designed & sewed the dress, made the flower crown, baked and decorated the birthday cake, made the cake-topper… and envisioned a scene perfect for the littlest princess in our family.  She is, after all, our true-life dream come true, but that’s a story is for another day. I’ve done a few cake smashes…