{more ruffles, please?}

She is doing a new "smirky" smile... love it.

What can I say, I'm a serial crafter lately... so bare with me.  This is what Pinterest will do to you.  I made this dress based off of this one, and it turned out oh so cute!  Don't get me wrong,  this is the 2nd try... the first one was not-so-great!  Miss Pepper Mae loved modeling it for me,  and I loved taking pictures of her in it!

{tiny party birthday invites}

So here are the tiny invites for Pepper Mae's "tiny" themed party this Sunday.   I was so inspired by this tiny party for her little girl about a year ago I knew that is what I had to do!  I ended up designing the simple business card sized invites in illustrator so print at home and used a bunch of colors I wanted to use in the fabrics at the actual party.  I got my wonderful talented husband involved and he actually water-colored the chevron stripes for the envelope liners and the band across the back of the invites!  He did them on watercolor paper and I scanned it into photoshop and just printed it out on 8.5 x 11 presentation paper.  He also drew out, inked, and water-colored the cupcake.  A little piece of happy tape was used to fasten the inner envelopes, and a piece of divine twine was used to tie on the mini-magnifying glass.   I used a calligraphy stamp I purchased off of Etsy a while back to stamp on the return address and it turned out beautifully!   I haven't gotten a chance to mail all these out yet... so don't fret if you haven't gotten yours yet they are on their way I promise!  I will look forward to posting more details on the "tiny" party later! Enjoy!


{button up boomers... oh my}

So,  let me start by saying that some of you probably don't know this but one of my main forms of nesting during the last part of my pregnancy was making bloomers.  Lots, and lots of bloomers.  I went out and got a pattern and went to town.  It almost would be considered obsessive,  especially considering she only wore a couple pairs for a few minutes after she was born! {see top picture}

Well,  I think I've found my replacement for the bloomers.  I saw the "Button-Up Bloomers" on a website when I was browsing for diaper covers... I had seen someone make a pair with an old antique flour sack and and oxford shirt and wanted to make them.  {still plan on it!}  The girl who did the tutorial was on project runway at one point and now enjoys making clothes for her daughter and posting tutorials on how to make them.

With all that said,  here is my first of many pairs!  I think they are adorable and were super easy to make! {took one 3 hour naptime}  Pepper Mae seems to be very comfortable crawling around in them and they are so easy to take off and on.  The possibilities are endless...  I just paired them with a grey tank from Baby Gap.  One of the next pairs will be ones I make for her 1st Birthday to wear during her smash cake,  and will be a beautiful Kokka pink striped fabric with light blue piping!

Next project?  Jackson's suspenders I found on a DIY boys accessory tutorial on Babble.  They are going to be light blue with white dots and will coordinate with Pepper Mae on her birthday.  Can't wait to show pictures of Jackson showing them off!