Things Made…


Here’s what I’ve been up to lately:


Floral bloomers to go with a top, made for a good friend’s new niece.



The top.  Note: Single fold bias tape is the enemy. (I ended up ripping it off and making my own.  So there!)


A spring tote, waiting for a good home (preferably before Summer).


Jam made with strawberries picked by the fam.  

A nursing cover for my sister Erika, who is a new mother to the adorable Sean…


My 3 year old modeling the cover… You should know that she has proudly nursed all of her baby dolls (and stuffed animals, and dollhouse people).


A simple headband for a birthday girl friend.


To go along with this market skirt.


Ellery’s new favorite dress, made not by me, but by my uber-talented mother, Kate.


Another “Awesome Bag” with a few modifications- an interior pocket, aqua twill for the back, and a vintage button closure at the top.  Again, using some Echino fabric. 


Hope you’re all finding fun ways to beat the heat as well! 

I’m off to the pool for a special date with my girl.

(Oh, and my new goal is to make more stuff for this guy!  I have many things in mind for him… some comfy summer pants and a bucket hat are first on my list.  Ummm, yeah- I’m pretty sure he’s holding me to it! )



9 thoughts on “Things Made…

    1. Hey Monica! Caro told me that you started sewing again! As for time, these were done all over the past month… and most of them took days to finish. Caro said you’re making clothes for Lucia too?

  1. Hi- Found you through Tea Rose’s hop and am a new follower. I’m loving your bags! Are there button holes on the straps so that you can make them longer? I loves purses that go over the shoulder- I need my hands free! I hope you have time to follow my life of crafting and adventure in South Africa at

    Have a great week!

    1. Hi! Thanks for the comment- Yes, there are buttonholes on the strap- on the blue bag, only one side of the strap has the adjustable buttonholes… on the other side, the strap is derectly sewn into the bag when I put it together. As for the second bag, the entire strap can come right off- there are 5 buttons on either side of that bag…. check out the tutorial for the Awesome Bag- it helped me learn about basic bag making! 🙂 -Erin

  2. HI! I’m new here 🙂 I was wondering if you could help me with something? I am in LOVE with the spring aqua tote you made and I wanted to re-create one of my own. I’m just wondering how you added the cute flower and blue fabric? I’m sorta new to sewing so I’m sorry if this sounds stupid! Thanks for any help you can give!

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