Gauze Swaddle Blankets

Gauze Swaddle Blankets

They didn't have these fantastic lightweight swaddles when I first started having babies (dude, that makes me sound so old!), but I can see why they are all the rage with the new moms these days. Large enough for a decent swaddle, but breathable for the summer months. The fabric is "Island Breeze Gauze" at, and there are some really … [Read more...]

Attack of the Pajama Eaters 2012!


I want to thank you all for your sweet comments and encouragement on my last, rather depressing, post. I like to keep it real as much as I am able on this blog and sharing my "failures", while a little scary, was incredibly cathartic. Now that I've processed through the disappointments, I am able to get back to the heart of this holy time. That being … [Read more...]

Christmas Bathrobes

woohoo! More Christmas presents finished up! These I can share because I don't think any of my kids are subscribed to my blog. heh. If I keep sewing at this rate, maybe I will have time to get around to making some stockings this year. (Please? )   I know Christmas PJs are a pretty common gift, but I happen to be a fan of Christmas Bathrobes. They … [Read more...]

Getting A Sewing Buzz (Mommy’s Poppins Bag V2)

Mommy's Poppins Bag - Version 2 - inside -

I hope you all had a lovely long weekend (or just a lovely regular ol' weekend). After spending far more time than I like in the kitchen, I needed to de-stress with some happy-making sewing (and pie, lots and lots of pie). I am now flying off a major sewing buzz over this thing of beauty. I said... SEWING BUZZ!!!!!!!!!!  This is my … [Read more...]

Embroidered Needle Book

Embroidered Needlebook

I dropped this little pretty in the mail this morning for a friend of mine. It is a vegan-friendly twist on my Needle Book project. The embellishments are what makes these needle books special. For this one, I decided to try my hand at embroidery.  It has been a long time since my days of friendship bracelets and sewing daisies all over my dad's … [Read more...]

“Flat Stack” Tissue Holder – The Tutorial

Sample Page

"MOMMY!!! I HAVE A BOOGER!" That has been the most common phrase spoken by my children since my eldest son entered preschool last fall.  It has been a looooong loooong cold and flu season in the Bonjour household. Noses don't stop dripping when we leave the house (if we leave the house) and I have taken to carrying large wads of tissues in my diaper … [Read more...]