Sunday, October 18, 2015

Maggie Fox Dress Pattern Review

Hi there! Sierra here! Are you getting excited for Halloween?! I wanted to drop in and share a fun costume idea with you today! As of late, I've been testing some super rad patterns which I will be sharing on the blog shortly as well as putting a sewing dent in the hundreds of pdf patterns I've accumulated over the years. I've been planning on making a fox Maggie dress for a while now and I finally got around to it this past week. I was pretty happy with how it turned out:

You can find the Maggie dress pattern over at Create Kids Couture

Happy Sewing!! ☺️

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

What I've Been Up To...

Hi there! Sierra here! I feel like its been forever! But don't worry! I haven't traded in my crafting for good! As it turns out, being a mom, preschool teacher and pulling all nighters at the sewing machine have made for a busy/exhausting life with not very much downtime.


Here's what I've been up to lately...

Dress making...

I've had quite a pattern addiction lately...

Doll making...

Updated Miss Fox pattern of my own (See the old one here)

 Bunnies! I tested out this adorable Lieschen Mueller pattern and put it to some super great use over the spring break!
 Read the book: The Making of a Rag Doll, by Jess Brown and made these lovies from the patterns inside:

And other fun crafting...

Girly things

Frozen cake with hand painted peg dolls:

Paper flower crafting:

I'm excited to get back into the swing of things and share all of my sewing/crafting adventures with you. While you are here, have a look around...

Here are some of my favorite posts:

And as always... HAPPY CRAFTING!!!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Mother's Day Gift Guide

Mother's Day is just around the corner...eep! So I've compiled quite a few of my favorite mothery items in a gift guide as a thank you to you for being a wonderful mother all year. :) Its also a splendid way to find the most perfect gift for your own mother. 

To all of you lovely mothers...thank you for all that you do!

Now go treat yourself!


1.  Pleated Bobbi Apron (Anthropologie) 2. Handpainted Twig Pencils (INKKIT) 3. Botanical Rose Iphone Case (Riffle Paper Co.) 4. Gold Polka Dot Pillow (Goods By Grinn) 5. Antler Stamp (Besotted Brand) 6. Triangle Initial Necklace (Astronette) 7. Kitchen Party Recipe Cards (The Black Apple) 8. Green Red Rose Washi Tape (The Washi Shop) 9. Moss Garden Pocket Notebooks (Riffle Paper Co.)

10. Lemon Meringue Crochet Mary Jane Slippers (White Noise Maker)  11. Flower Girl Postcards (The Black Apple) 12. Floral Perfection Queen Bed Cover (Gypsya) 13. Flowers Tote Bag (Depeapa) 14. Measuring Hedgies (Anthropologie) 15. Embroidered Initial Necklace (Merriweathercouncil)

16.  Mint Lace Pendent (The Whirl Wind) 17. Deer Tea Towel (Gingiber) 18. Mother's Day Cards (Treat) 19. Lavender Nail Polish (OPI) 20. Engraved Wood Cutting Board (Wood Link) 21. Soap and Body Mousse (Vice & Velvet) 22. Minnetonka Moccasins (Minnetonka) 23. Joy Print (The Wheatfield) 24. Peach and Gold Dot Dish (Up in the Air Somewhere)

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Gold Tipped Feathers

I've been so inspired by all of these pretty gold tipped feathers floating around Pinterest, that I decided to make some myself... 

They are so simple to make! I made a bunch of them in under an hour. How much do you love a craft that stays within that time frame with active children running around? Yes please!

All you need to make them are: white turkey feathers (found at Michaels), Gold glitter (Martha Stewart Gold Florentine Fine Glitter also found at Michaels) and Gold Metallic craft paint (Plaid Craft paint Found at JoAnn Fabrics)

I painted the tips with the gold paint and sprinkled glitter over the wet paint. This is something your kids could totally help you with. My daughter is a great glitter sprinkler. ;) 

I then attached the dried feathers to a piece of jute string and hung them up above my faux chalkboard picture frames. I thought it added a nice touch... :)

P.S. The faux picture frames are an awesome option for you renters who don't want to make any permanent holes in the walls. Plus your kids will love changing up the pictures by adding some of their own artwork. 

I made them by painting some cheap Walmart card stock paper with chalkboard paint and adding frames by tracing them onto brown wrapping paper. I just love chalkboard paint, don't you?

Happy Crafting!

Love, Sierra 

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Old Fashioned Pink Popcorn

We love the color pink and old fashioned things at our house so when I saw THIS recipe for old fashioned pink popcorn I mean... :)

Not to mention it was sooooo goooooood....

So Miss E and I ate our pink popcorn and watched Eloise this afternoon while Mr. A was napping. It was a fun little girls day...

Happy popping! 

Love, Sierra

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Dress Up Fox

Around this time of year, we have the pleasure of hearing the leaders of our church speak to us in something we call General Conference. As you can imagine, sometimes its difficult to keep children quiet/busy while the parents try to listen to the two - 2 hour long sessions. :)

This year unlike years past I was actually prepared with a special bucket for Miss E filled with activities to keep her busy and another little something that she was pretty excited about...

Dress Up Fox!

Why is it so fun making little clothes??

To make the felt board: I  first drew up a fox and clothes patterns. I then cut out and sewed the fox to a long piece of felt and wrapped it around a piece of sturdy cardboard, gluing it into place. I inserted the felt board into one of my daughter's old picture frames and cut out some outfits out of vintage fabric backed with felt. 

I added a small pocket in the back that Miss E could put all the little pieces in when she is finished playing because lets be honest, those little pieces would totally get lost in a heartbeat if I hadn't. 

(Be sure to sew the pocket on before gluing down the felt piece to the back)

It's sure to keep your little one busy for at least a little while... ;)

Happy Crafting!

Love, Sierra

Wednesday, March 27, 2013


Freshly Picked is having a giveaway!! 

If you haven't heard of Freshly Picked, let me introduce you to the most adorable baby/children mocs you will ever see in your lifetime! 

They are beautiful!

Lucky for you they are giving away a $500 gift certificate to their shop!!

The deets are HERE

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