Friday, November 21, 2008


I'm back in Oregon, and the latest project is a trio of tutu's for my nieces! I'm quite excited about them, maybe because I wish I had one of my own... But anyway, they are adorable blush pink and gold tutu's, I can't wait to post photos of the girls this Christmas.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Birth of Bowknots

Today I started my etsy business! I've been thinking about it for a long time now, and I finally took the plunge and did it! It's really quite scary, but I feel much better, now that I have it all down.
Right now i'm just selling some baby headbands that I've made, but soon I will be adding more. Check it out for fun! And later for even more handsewn goodies!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Pink Flowers

One of the funniest things in baby Ada's room are these giant paper flowers we assembled, thanks to Martha Stewart. It was supposed to be a simple process, but it actually took forever(big surprise..). But they turned out very nice, and almost pop-art. They will hang above her crib when its assembled, like some super mobile. I'm really enjoying red and blush pinks right now also.

Friday, November 7, 2008


A couple Sundays ago my niece Ada was blessed at our church. My sister was looking for the perfect blessing dress, but they are all so expensive, or just to frilly, online. So I made her one! We got a McCall's pattern, and some cloth, and about a week later it was done! This is one of my favorite things I've made, maybe because it was smaller... but it turned out well, and I'm especially proud of the lining and french seams.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Nursery Rhymes

The next couple of posts will probably be focused on my new niece Ada LeNore Chadaz, I've been in Virginia with her family since she was born in September. Decidedly she deserved a brand new baby room, Alyson decided she needed a black and hot pink room. Here's one of the first decorations, a set mini pictures I painted in electric raspberry.

The set includes a birds nest, a bird cage, a box and her name Ada LeNore. Yes, I know the pictures are tiny, but the paintings are tiny, and I hope you understand

oh, and here's a picture of the baby girl, she is decidedly nice and cute, and I can't resist her chubby cheeks.