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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

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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

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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

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Marine Baby Essentials

I'm finally getting around to tackling projects I've wanted to do for a very long time. One of them is a Marine bib and pacifier set for the Etsy shop. I've had these bib prints for a couple of years now and just haven't had the time to really do a lot with them. I'm… Continue reading Marine Baby Essentials

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A week in our lives

Still playing the 2015 catch up game at Casa Chavez.  Our to do lists are never ending alongside the bazillion hours we work a week.  We cram every second of our day with something to do and it is beneficial yet hazardous at the same time. Here is this past week in a nutshell What… Continue reading A week in our lives

Crochet · Sewing

Camo Bows and Hand Painted Baby Swaddlers

To celebrate this month's holiday I've been working on some very 'Merican projects. I'll never get sick of these little bows I took the risky newbie challenge of hand painting fabric for a baby swaddle blanket. Stars and Stripes SUCCESS! These blankets are huge, 45 inch by 45inch. So I did it again with an… Continue reading Camo Bows and Hand Painted Baby Swaddlers

Keeping it real · Sewing

DIY Camera Strap and the Miserable Cow

I've had the pleasure of experimenting lately with my first DSLR camera and its been a ton of fun.  Slowly learning how to use it and researching all the tips and tricks for great picture taking.  While searching for camera accessories I came across some amazing camera straps!  Some are leather, others made from colorful and vibrant fabrics....wayyy… Continue reading DIY Camera Strap and the Miserable Cow

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Baby Teething Rings

I've been itchin' to complete some sewing projects trapped in my mind.  Carved out some time I probably should have spent doing something else to make these amazing little guys. Adorable right?!  I used a gender neutral "bumble bee" pattern for this one backed with absorbent chenille. This one in a fun baseball print is perfect… Continue reading Baby Teething Rings

Built That · Sewing · Thrifty Finds

UPcycled – Vintage Frame Thread Holder

When I first set up my craft/sewing room I set out on the hunt for the run of the mill mini rack spool holder for my small collection of thread.  Unfortunately there is not a variety of thread storage available at the big name stores.  Not to mention they are not cheap!  I caved and bought… Continue reading UPcycled – Vintage Frame Thread Holder

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Thrifting and Owl Tot Moccs

Thrifing has found its way into my life once again. Lets be honest, its cheap, unique, and I'm always up for a challenge.  Craigslist has been the major culprit and I've gotten pretty lucky on some really good finds for the house (blog posts to come).  My crafty friend and I ventured out on a rainy day… Continue reading Thrifting and Owl Tot Moccs

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CfC Tot Mocs

Our very own Tot Mocs have landed! I have had it on my mind to make these baby shoes for over a year.  There are so many versions of the baby moccasin out there now that the amazing Freshly Picked has exploded on the baby shoe scene.  Some are good copies, while others use plastic… Continue reading CfC Tot Mocs

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Operation: DIY Doggie Coats

As you can tell from the 'Dog Chronicles' included in a lot of my posts, Ivy the Dane plays a big role in my life.  I swear I know all her quirks, likes, and dislikes....regardless of how crazy my husband thinks I am for thinking  that way.  She is a welcomed distraction in my life.… Continue reading Operation: DIY Doggie Coats

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Giving Family History and Love

Sometimes, the best gifts can't be bought in stores. Last month I received 2 priceless gifts from two influential women in my life.  The first was from my mom... a pair of small scissors that once belonged to my grandmother.  They were used daily for her crochet and needlework up until she passed a few… Continue reading Giving Family History and Love

DIY · Sewing

DIY – Puppy Plush Toy

Ever notice how expensive pet toys are?  Ever notice how short the life span of most of them are? When you have a great dane puppy, chew toys don't last more than a few minutes! Our Ivy really enjoys the plush squeaky toys from the pet store.  If she really likes a particular toy she… Continue reading DIY – Puppy Plush Toy

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Toddler Fleece Button Scarf

I have way too many projects on my waiting list right now. There just aren't enough hours in the day! Luckily this toddler scarf was quick and fairly simple to create. It is the latest addition to the Toddler Scarf collection. This one is done in 2 different layers of fleece and has a unique… Continue reading Toddler Fleece Button Scarf

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UPCYLED – Granny Knit Sweater Throw Pillow

My sister Cristina and I have been swamped with Halloween character hat orders lately. She features some of the latest creations on her blog over at A Crafty Day. As I've mentioned in the past, I try to sneak in 'happy projects' for me where ever I can to keep me motivated about crafting. Most… Continue reading UPCYLED – Granny Knit Sweater Throw Pillow

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Etsy Listings This Week

Its been a busy week after a vacation.  Catching up with things and getting around to listing some items for the Fall.  Here is a snap shot of the items added this week.  Head on over and take a peek! Candy Corn Baby Booties Signature Crochet Boots Pink and Black Houndstooth Baby Leggings Moose Baby… Continue reading Etsy Listings This Week

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UPCYCLED – Baby Knot Hat from Summer Dress

In between making gifts and filling orders, I like to motivate myself with new ideas. I've been wanting to sew a baby knot hat for a long time now just haven't found the time or right materials. This week's 'quickie project' came when I was cleaning out my closet of all the old and ill-fitting… Continue reading UPCYCLED – Baby Knot Hat from Summer Dress

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Paper Heart Garland

When decorating for a party, it is nice to have something unique and eye-catching.  However, finding something that is not typical party decor can be a little difficult.  It can be costly for "stock" disposable cliché garland and banners so I why not change that! I purchased a large heart craft punch at my local… Continue reading Paper Heart Garland

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Baby Leggings

In between requests and projects that are a must to complete, I like to give myself a creative break by doing something that keeps me motivated and happy.  I reward myself with these pauses to keep things exciting. This month my "fun" project is baby leggings!  Who doesn't love stretchy pants!!  My serger sewing machine… Continue reading Baby Leggings