Today, I’m featuring this gorgeous Nautical handbag with hand painted anchor by Love of Buttons. I kind of love everything about this bag. I’m a sucker for polka dots; grey and navy make me swoon; plus, it’s got that handmade touch that I’m hooked on.
These adorable Ahoy Navy Anchor Baby Booties by Pleasantly Plump Knits are available via their Etsy store. Aren’t they adorable? Can’t you just picture them on a little one’s tiny feet? I wish I could make these booties myself. Until I master booties, I will be buying these cute little ones for new babies.
Softies are such a great DIY baby gift, and so simple! I have a sewing machine, but honestly, it’s been so long since I’ve used it, and I need a complete refresher course. I used the tutorial by Craftiness is Not Optional to make a whale like the ones below, but I could not figure… Continue reading Whale Softie Tutorial by Craftiness is Not Optional
I love the treasuries feature on Etsy. It’s a place where shoppers create themed shopping lists. It’s a wonderful to place to start shopping, especially when you’re looking for a specific themed item — such as a nautical baby gift! In no particular order, here are a few of my favorite “nautical baby” treasuries. (Click… Continue reading My Favorite Nautical Baby Treasuries on Etsy
I love free knitting patterns! This one is especially beautiful. The “Come Said Away” baby blanket was designed by Yarnhog (and is featured on her blog here). I found this beauty when I was searching for things to make for my then still-in-the-belly nephew whose parents were designing a nautical themed nursery. I didn’t end… Continue reading “Come Sail Away” blanket free knitting pattern by Yarnhog
If there are two things I love, it’s baby gifts and themed things! This week I’ll be featuring some of my favorite nautical themed baby gifts. Posts will range from knitting patterns to DIY tutorials to ready made items you can buy on Etsy. Follow my “nautical baby” board on Pinterest for other ideas. Anchor’s… Continue reading Nautical Themed Baby Gift Week
When you’re a librarian, or even just someone trained as a librarian, books are a sacred thing. They are not to be walked or stepped on (I have a toddler and I say this at least 5 times daily), they are not to be smashed in lockers (I used to be a high school librarian…enough… Continue reading Confessions of a Librarian: I Cut Books
For my son’s first birthday, we threw him a Little Man party. I chose blue and green as the colors. The party featured mustaches, bow ties, ties, suspenders, and argile. Above (and below here) you can see the mustache’s I made on a stick. My main DIY items included mustaches both on long sticks (bamboo… Continue reading Little Man First Birthday Party
I just happened to run into a Blue Heaven dinnerware set a local estate sale. Since then, I’ve done some research, took some lovely photos, listed them in my etsy shop and even sold a few sets. I absolutely adore these dishes. If I wasn’t already head-over-heels for my Fiestaware, I would totally have kept them!
The Easter bunny came to visit my house when I was a kid. You know how I know? I can remember waking up to see the bunny’s prints throughout the house. As you’ll see below, the Easter bunny that came to our house tonight came in our house (period). When I was a kid, the… Continue reading DIY Bunny Prints — Proof the Easter Bunny Was Here