Keeping it real

Stay at Home Mom

During a family outing an acquaintance asked what it is I do for a living. It was the first time since quitting my job that I was going to answer “stay at home mom”. I hesitated. I wanted to say something that sounded more glamorous like “work at home mom” or “Etsy business owner”. 🙄Then… Continue reading Stay at Home Mom

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Built That

Library Ladder Install

After two years of progress in our home library we installed our custom rolling ladder this weekend. And I am in Love. It is just what we needed in the room to finish it off. I went with an aluminum style from Alacco Ladders in Southern California due to the custom extended length required. A… Continue reading Library Ladder Install

Sewing

Zoey Bunny Doll

I am still on a doll making kick. I was hit with the urge to make some bunny rabbit dolls and after playing with a pattern for a bit I drafted up a couple designs I am really excited about. I gave her super soft plush ears to match her body color. Giving them floral… Continue reading Zoey Bunny Doll

Thrifty Finds

Vintage Sewing Machine

We added another vintage sewing machine to the hoard pile! This one was purchased at an estate sale for just $15. It came with a box full of sewing notions and goodies. I was so excited to sort thru it all. It is a Free Westinghouse machine inside of a small sewing table. Looks to… Continue reading Vintage Sewing Machine

Sewing

Heirloom Dolls

I have found a new love.  I've gone down the heirloom doll wormhole and there is no turning back! I started out with a basic pattern from 10x2Studio on Etsy and it was very user friendly. Highly recommend if you are interested and don't know where to start like I was.  Since making a few, I… Continue reading Heirloom Dolls

Sewing

BTS: Serape Paci Clip

I've been making tether clips for a few years now for others but now that I have my son using them for everrrrything I want everyone to know just how helpful they are to have. I not only use these tethers for his pacifiers but also for teething items, and other regular toys. They keep… Continue reading BTS: Serape Paci Clip

Crochet

Crochet Crown

Dusting off my crochet skills this month and thankfully my hooks feel at home in my hands.  I received a custom request for a little pink crown and I was able to whip one up in no time using a helpful tutorial I found here.  It had been a long time since I made one… Continue reading Crochet Crown