Birth Announcement

I’ve been sharing a selection from my DIY newborn photo shoot and some tips from the shoot.  Today, I’m sharing my birth announcement design.  Check out my work:

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What do you think?

Stay tuned in the coming days for how I created the announcements, some tips in doing your own, and where I printed them.


DIY Easy Gender Reveal: It’s a…

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I had my “gender revealing” ultrasound at 20 weeks.  We are of the folk that find out the baby’s sex.  Waiting that long to know is plenty long and surprise enough for us.  I toyed with a few different ideas of how to tell our family and friends, and the most fun to tell, my two year old son.  I seriously considered baking a cake.  I’m not much of a baker, but found this super cute (and didn’t look all that complicated) recipe from Betty Crocker (if you haven’t yet seen this cake on Pinterest, check it out, soo cute).  Well, I just wasn’t up to baking, and only my parents were available to share in the finished product, so on the way home from the ultrasound, we came up with plan b.  Scroll down to check it out: Continue reading →

My family is expanding!

beach maternity photoWhether or not you’ve noticed, blog posts (and for that matter, new listings in the Lace and Yarn Etsy shop) have been quite lacking in the past few months, and I’m finally ready to share with you the reason — my family is expanding!  I’m actually currently expanding, straight out at the belly button!  In other words, I’m having another baby!   Continue reading →

Lace and Yarn is Back!

Happy Monday!  I had a great two and half week vacation and have come back feeling rested, refreshed, and ready to get to it!  I got back into the swing of things yesterday morning at the local fleatique.  I hope to have new vintage items listed soon!

While on vacation, we traveled through seven states and made several stops to relax and spend time with family.  Missing your vacation?  Enjoy some photos from mine!

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Easy Mother’s Day Gift — Yes, There’s Still Time!

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It’s the evening before Mother’s Day… already!  This is one of those holidays that tends to sneak up on us every year.  Why?  I’m not so sure, but Lace and Yarn is here to help!  I’ve made 4 printables for you to choose from to make some awesome art for your mom.  This is so easy!  If you have a printer, and some paper, you can do this!  And your mom will love that you’re expressing you’re feeling.  Through song of course.  You’re so hip. Continue reading →

Cinco de Mayo Thank You Note SALE!

thank you notesHappy Cinco de Mayo!

Lace and Yarn is having a thank you note sale, today only.  40% off thank you notes.  (Prices as marked, no coupon code needed).

Have an extra margarita and stock up on these cute thank you notes!

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Is Mother’s Day a Real Holiday?

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Guess what, if your mom thinks Mother’s day is a real holiday, then it is!  Now, stop making excuses, and get – or better yet, make – something for your mother!  Oh, and call her, she misses you.

Need some ideas?  Lace and Yarn is here to help!  Check out the Lace and Yarn shop for some awesome vintage and handmade gifts.  Especially, check out the two super awesome vintage copies I have of  Mother’s Encyclopedia: Expert Advice on Child Care and Family Living from 1965. Continue reading →

Happy National Library Week!

there are mean people everywhere, but fewer in the library.I love libraries.  Yes, I guess you could say I’m a little biased as I used to be a librarian, but come on, how can you be sad in a library?  Who doesn’t love the smell of books?  Old books, new books, do they make a candle with book smell?  I would totally buy that.  Celebrate National Library Week this week (April 14-20).  If you haven’t been to your local library recently, stop in and check it out.  See what’s new that they offer.

What’s your excuse for not going to your library? Continue reading →