Wednesday, September 7, 2011

A New Owl!

Check out how cute this little Ric Rack Owl is!  Kate from See Kate Sew picked me {and a few others} to test out her pattern!!  I made one for each of the boys...and of course could only grab a picture of 1 of the boys with his owl...the other 2 were non-compliant.  Well, ok...I fibbed a little bit.  Ethan was at school and Griffin wouldn't sit still....he kept throwing his owl across the room.  So Sam was the only willing one! :)

Whats not to love about that cute little owl!?  They would make a great gift, and with Christmas just around the corner?   Imagine that cute owl peering out the top of your little one's stocking waiting to be loved to so many years to come!  The pattern is available here!  Thanks so much Kate for allowing me to test your pattern! :)

Friday, August 5, 2011


These cute little eco friendly lunch bags listed in the shop just in time for back to school!

They are prefect for that little one in your life!  Lined with interfacing and insulbrite to help your childs lunch stay cooler longer!  How cute are they!? :)

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Children at Play!!

Oh my goodness!!  Why have I not heard of Sarah Jane Fabric before?!  How has this slipped by me?  I literally stumbled upon it yesterday when I was looking at iron on embroidery patterns, and then I discovered the cutest fabric ev-ah.  Not kidding.  I bought all the boy collections.  I can see a super cute quilt in the near future.  And some cute bibs.  Oh my gosh.  I can hardly contain my excitement!!!  It's a tough call, but I think this one is my favorite:

It's just all American boy, and so incredibly cute.  It's really really hard to find such cute boy fabric, that would work well for an older boy too.  I am so excited.  I think I might end up changing up E's room with this line!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Argus Leader!

YellowPlumBlossoms was featured in the Argus Leader yesterday!  For those of you who don't live in the area, it's our local newspaper.  It was a really sweet article that also featured another cute Etsy shop Sweet Sapling.  You can read the article HERE.

In other notes, G had his 9 month check the other day, and believe it or not, this little cutie weighs 25 lbs!!!  That's only 3lbs LESS than my 2 1/2 year old weighs!  Wowza!  Try carrying that on your hip all day! :)

So what do you guys think of the new Ann Kelle prints?  Love them?  What's not to love about them!?  I just got a few pieces in the mail yesterday, and I am so happy with them.  I ordered the cute little turtles, and birds, owls, and zig zag print.  I can't tell you how cute they are!!  I see some cute bibs in the works with these.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Made with Love.

It's time for another giveaway! :)  {I love these things!!}  You have until July 24th to enter.  Go HERE to enter!  It's pretty cool.  There is a TON of other really cool shops giveaway some awesome stuff.  Go HERE to find all the other shop giveaways!!   I am giving away a $40 shop credit so you can choose anything you like from my shop like this:

or you can even request a custom item, like this set above {ruffled onesie and matching burp cloths}

Good Luck!!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Monaco Patchwork.

I have finally finished the Monaco patchwork baby quilt.  I love how it turned out.  I decided to go 100% organic and use organic cotton Sherpa for the backing.  Have you ever worked with that stuff?!  WoW!  It's oh so soft and just gorgeous.  I am thoroughly impressed and will be buying more, hands down.  It's nice and thick which allowed me to get away without using any batting.

This time, rather than quilting it, I hand tied in all the corners of the squares with light pink embroidery floss.  I am so impressed with how it turned out, I want to make one for G {in the boy pattern of course!}

It's in the shop, go check it out!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Winner!! Winner!!

Go pick something from my shop, then e-mail Kate to claim your prize!

I am offering 15% off at my shop to all See Kate Sew readers with the code "seekatesew"!  Thanks for entering my giveaway!


Thursday, July 7, 2011


It's time for a little patchwork blanket again!  I am going all organic this time. First organic quilt I've made!  I am using the Monaluna Monaco fabric {for girls}.  This is one of my favorite fabric lines.  I just love everything about it!  Of course everything that Jennifer designs is just adorable!

The chicks...

The scooters...
{check out this bag I made using the scooter fabric}

{image credit: Jennifer's blog}

or maybe I just love EVERYTHING about the fabric line!!  I can't wait to show you the progress of the quilt!!  More to come very soon!

Monday, July 4, 2011


Today, at 12:53pm I turn 30.  Wow.  30.  I can remember when I had a babysitter who was 30 and she was "so old", and now here I sit, feeling so young still!  Does it always stay that way?  Will I feel this way when I am 40?  So weird.  You would think you feel wiser or different somehow, but really....I don't.  I still feel 25. 

I just had a great week-long visit with my family from California, and now it's back to reality tomorrow.  We had a great time!  Too bad the weather kept us house bound 2 of the 5 days!  Hot and humid do not go hand in hand. But we did light of some early fireworks...and I have the mosquito bites to prove it!

I hope you all have a great {and safe} Fourth of July!!

**Through Thursday make a purchase from my shop, and use the code "birthday" for an extra 20% off your purchase**

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Time for a Giveaway!

Head on over to Kate's Blog @ See Kate Sew to enter my $40 shop credit giveaway!  Go enter by next Thursday!  While your there, follow her's filled with all sorts of awesome-ness! :) 

You could win things like this:

Set of 2 Ruffle Burp Cloths

Your choice of a Ruffle Zip Pouch

Organic Baby Blankets

It's all up to you, you get to pick!  So go enter now {by Thursday}, and good luck!!

Monday, June 27, 2011

All boxed up.

I got about 30 or so items all boxed up and shipped up to Watertown, SD for the Fiddle Stix grand opening over the weekned!  Yes!  My goodies are now in a cute little shop!  How exciting huh?

I've never mailed that much stuff before, I was a little nervous about it, but I've spoken with the owner and everything arrived safe and sound!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Long Time!!

I know it's been a while, sorry guys!  I am still here!! :)  G started crawling, which is keeping me VERY busy, and has begun only giving me hour naps...leaving me little to no time to sew, blog, or create...but thats ok!  He's only little for such a short time right?!

I only have 3 ruffle bags left in the shop, and as of today they are on sale {at a BIG DISCOUNT}  They came down from $58 to $40.  I will not be making any more ruffle bags, unless I get a custom order for one.  I will be replacing these with reusable, washable market totes to carry your grocery items in {sorry none to show off just yet}....they are pretty cute and should be in the shop within the next few weeks!  These are the three ruffle bags I have left:

{This one is made with Organic cotton on the outside!}

Perfect to use for a weekend getaway this summer, or use everyday as a carry-all bag or diaper bag!

In other news...E lost his first AND second tooth, the tooth fairy came, and the dog chewed up my tooth fairy pillow I made for him.  E was pretty upset with her, and thought the tooth fairy wouldn't be able to come until he had another one!  So I am off to make a new one!

Hope your all enjoying SUMMER!!! :)

Monday, May 9, 2011

It's Finally Done!!

Just wanted to post a picture of the project I have been trying to finish up for the past week and a half!! {Thats why I have hardly been posting!} Had some troubles with the binding...boy thats alot harder than it looks!  But I finally got it done and Meaghan LOVES it!!  Thanks agian Meaghan!

Hope you all had a Happy Mother's Day!!

Thursday, April 28, 2011


I got it finished {except for the binding}.  Which for the binding I've decided {with help from some great comments - thank you!!} to go with the orange polka dots.  I have a feeling it's going to be really really cute!!  I can't wait to show you when it's complete! :)  I love hoe it looks kinda puffy, I used a medium weight batting.  Never used that kind before, and I love how it turned out.  Almost looks stuffed!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Wordless Wednesday.

{I know it's suppossed to be "wordless"...but pretend camping is the cutest!}

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Piecing it Together.

This little cutie wants to help me...

I didn't realize how hard it was to lay out and piece together a quilt with an infant who can't keep his hands off anything...I can't wait until he's crawling...I have a feeling my sewing projects might be shoved to the back burner once that starts!

This is Meaghan's quilt so far.  I have sewn 3 rows together so far.  I am stuck on what to use for the binding...any of you quilters out there got a good idea for me?  The back is going to be the Michael Miller Ta Dot in the Ocean {the turquoise one in the picture}  For the binding I was thinking about doing the blue check {Anne Kelle Remix} or the green check...not sure how that will go with the back? AND....if you know of a good, not confusing tutorial for binding/bias tape...please send it my way!! :)

Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter Wrap Up!

Hope everyone had a nice Easter.  The weather was actually warm enough to have our egg hunt outside, and let the kiddo's play outside!  We ate the most DELICIOUS breakfast: Lemon Strawberry Cream Cheese Crepe Cake:

Then I attempted to take my 3 Boy's picture together and this is how it turned out:

G and I watching the boys hunt for eggs.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

And The Winner Is....

Congrats Allison!  I will be in touch with you, so you can claim your prize! :)  If you are a During Quiet Time reader and didn't win, I will be offering 15% off your purchase to my shop good through the 25th of April!!  Go visit Amy's lovely blog and become a follower to get the code!!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Ruffle Up Your Kitchen!! {a tutorial}

Thanks to for having us today!!  I am thrilled to be a part of her Ruffle Event!  I just LOVE that ruffle shower curtian!

We all LOVE ruffles, don't we?!  I don't get the opportunity to use many ruffles in my home, or on my kids for that matter...having a house full of boys leaves little room for girly stuff! 

I figured since I was using a aqua color handtowel and aqua and green fabric, it wouldn't be too big of a deal!  And it turned out really really cute!  So I will share this super easy way to 'dress up your kitchen' tutorial with you!

First you want to gather all your materials.  For this project you will need:
  • A spring colored handtowel {I got mine a Kohls for like $6}
  • Coordinating Fabric { 2 four inch strips about 26 inches long each} I found my fabric here
  • scissors or a rotary cutter
  • a ruler and a self healing mat
  • Pins
  • Iron
  • Sewing Machine

Next you want to measure the width of your handtowel.  Now take your number and multipy it by 2.  That's how long you need your strips of fabric for the ruffles.  I like to make sure that we have PLENTY of ruffles, so I always multiply by could even go two and a half if you wanted.  It will give you lots and lots of ruffles!

Now you can cut your fabric.  I cut mine at 3 inches wide, but wished I would have done 4 inches for a thicker ruffle.  You can do whichever you like.  They will both turn out really cute!!  Your ruffle won't actually be this wide as you are going to fold over the edges and press so your ruffles won't fray.  They will end up being about 1.5 inches or so. 

You could even do 3 or 4 rows of ruffles, rather than just 2 like I did!!

Make sure your iron is hot and ready to go!  Fold over yout fabric strips about an inch on each side so they don't fray in the wash.  Press with iron.

Do the same to the other strip of fabric.

Once you have done that you will have 2 long strips of fabric.  Now it's time to make our ruffles!!

I layed mine about 3 inches from the botton of the front of the handtowel.  I trimmed the edges with pinking shears.  Over the washes it will fray just a little giving it a very cute and worn look.

To make your ruffles simply fold the fabric {make a little pleat}, the more messy, the better!  Try not to make it perfect and spaced evenly.  If you make the pleats really random and crooked it will turn out really cute and unique!  Pin each time you make a ruffle so it stays in place while you finish.

Once you have all your pins in and your ruffles made it will look like this!  Try to keep the line straight.  If it helps, draw a line with washable fabric marker on your handtowel to use that as a guide to place the ruffles.  A straight line will help when sewing the ruffles down too.

I sewed my ruffles about 1/4 of an inch from each edge. 
Don't forget to back-stitch at each end!!

Do the same thing with the next ruffle. Pin and Sew.

Try to stay as straight as possible.  I got a little uneven at times...but thats ok.  It adds more character! :)

Now your done!!  I also added a cute little chick to mine to make it more springy. 

Just pin and sew as close to the edge as possible.  Over time and washes, the edges will fray...leaving it very cute and unique!  I folded my towel in thirds, and centered the chick before pinning.

See?  What do you think?  I love it.  Looks really cute in my kitchen.  Makes it nice and springy with a little hint of ruffle!  I hope you enjoy making yours!  If you do, send me a link!  I would love to see it! :)

Happy Spring, and Happy Sewing!

And thanks again to Kate for having me be a part of her Ruffle Up Event!  Don't forget to check out her blog for the rest of the Ruffle Event!
Thanks Kate!

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