Patchwork Pencil Case

PencilCase1Earlier this week the children and I were sorting through all of their little school supplies and getting them ready to start a few pre-school classes at home. We had everything we needed minus a pencil case for Madeleine. Of course no little girl should have to have her supplies in disarray, so this was immediately put at the top of my to-do list. (Quick little projects like this are my favorite kind!)
A little patchwork…
A small leather tag…
A few hand- stitches…
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I originally had a few scraps picked out for the project, and then my awesome mail lady, with perfect timing, dropped off my bundle of Bloom and Bliss by Nadra Ridgeway. Nadra blogs over at Ellis and Higgs and her entire blog is bright, cheerful and full of so many fun projects and ideas. Her new fabric collection is nothing less!
This ended up being a really fun little project, and I just love how it turned out. I am planning on writing up a quick tutorial in the next week or two for anyone who may like to make their own.
Until then…




Good Hair Days

DSC_1744 I have waited just about two years to be able to say this, and now I can proudly announce that Madeleine’s hair is long enough for pigtails!  I might have another two years to wait before I can braid it or curl it, but for now she is sporting these pigtails every chance she gets. DSC_1741ENow that she has hair and everything, it’s time to get serious about her little hair accessories. She has exactly one flower clip, a brush, a comb and a new pack of rubber bands. A good enough start for a little hair organizer.DSC_1641DSC_1679one batch (55)Madeleine helped pick out which pictures she would like for patches and I added a few hand-stitches. She has ribbons to hold clips, a zippered pouch for her hair bands, and little pouches for her brush and batch (87)DSC_1729DSC_1710DSC_1746Until next time…

xoxo, Bridgette

Hand-stitched Bunting

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Right now I am totally hooked on english paper piecing.  There is something almost therapeutic about sitting and hand-stitching little pieces of fabric together, not to mention you can pretty much take it anywhere. Which is a big plus with three little ones running every which way during the day.  (Okay, two running and one scooting around pretty quickly.) I spent this weekend sewing colorful hexagons together with my mom, and I think she’s even hooked on it now.

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