Sunday, September 28, 2008

Little Miss Attitude?

My sweet little baby girl. She's got a temper. I don't know where she could have gotten it from... Surely not from me... Or Some Guy Named Kevin who kicks cups across the yard from spilling his sweet tea...

I've been working on her Halloween costume. I wanted her to be Snow White because I like Disney and since I'm able to choose this year I thought I would take advantage of that. I figure it is only a matter of time before she wants to be a Cheetah Girl or whatever.

So I started off and made her a sparkly yellow tutu with a comfortable satin ribbon. She's o.k. with that, we tried it on and she's all "Ooooooh". So far, so good.

Then I took a white onesie and dyed it royal blue. I embroidered an apple on it, then added a soft white eyelet collar. I then (hand) sewed some blue and red tulle to the arms for that Snow White puffy sleeve look. Keep in mind that no tulle is actually touching the baby (and it's soft tulle anyway) The whole idea was so she could have the comfort of a t-shirt.

A couple of days ago I wanted to try it on her to see how I was liking it. Whoa Nelly, I'm starting to think that some little person doesn't care too much for Snow White. She first tried to get the collar. And then she found the sleeves....

All I see are her four new teeth as she is barring them at me, eyes squinted, "Errrrrrrrrrrrr!!!" She grunts as she grabs the tulle from the sleeves and pulls, and pulls, and I see all of my hard work coming apart in the middle of my living room.

I was thinking, "Okay this is more like Cinderella instead of Snow White. Except the damage is self-inflicted."

So I get the shirt off of her and let her run around nakey for a while... The costume is currently put away in the closet and I am not sure if I dare try it again. Halloween is a scary time, for sure. Hahaha. Mwahahaa.

Friday, September 19, 2008

I'm a Beret-Wearing Super Woman

I friggin love berets! I think they keep all of my awesomeness from escaping the top of my head and then it just flows right back down and back into my body and makes me downright just more enjoyable. I would like to have a beret for every day. Not only do you not have to worry about your hair so much but it just makes whatever you're wearing look better.

I think I'm definitely in the market for more berets. Here is one that I've had my eye on.

You can find it in whynot's shop, just in case Santa reads my blog. Berets are so badass.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

TeamSC Fall Challenge

My fall boutique overalls are in the TeamSC fall challenge. You can go to to vote. If you leave a comment on that post you will be entered to win a personalized water bottle koozie, and winning stuff is always fun, right?

Saturday, September 13, 2008

I think I've got it!

I've never been good at tying bows. I've tried several times and they've never turned out well. But now that Ellery is getting more hair, I really really wanted to learn to make bows so she can have one for all of her outfits, especially with the holidays coming in the next few months.

So this weekend I used a lot of determination and finally I think I have it. I made this pink and white bow to go with the outfit she is wearing today. I think it turned out pretty good! Now I just want to make a million bows!

Ellery is getting more teeth. Two on the top are coming through and another on the bottom. In the picture above you can see the first one of the bottom.

And on another note, it seems as though Some Guy Named Kevin has found a new use for Ellery's boppy pillow. Good job, SGNK.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Autumn is in the Air

The end of summer always makes me sad. With the exception of mosquitoes, I love summer. I love swimming, the beach, not wearing shoes, tank tops, long days, warm nights...
Today is overcast and feels cool outside. Fall is coming. But I'm trying to look forward to that too. I like the clothing better for myself for fall and winter, usually. And this year will be Ellery's first Halloween which should be fun. I'm making her costume. She's going to be Snow White. I've already got the tutu part made, I just need to work on the top. I think I'm also going to be making more overalls, and also some fall/holiday gear. It would be nice if I could just freeze time, but not myself and then I could have lots of time to create things.

In the spirit of fall check out my newest item. It was made for the TeamSC Fall Challenge.

You can find them in my store. I do special requests as well. So here's to fall. And hopefully the end of mosquitoes (for the year).

Sunday, September 7, 2008

TeamSC Holiday Stocking Hunt

The South Carolina Etsy Street Team on is going to host a really fun Holiday Stocking Hunt! It's going to be a lot of fun and a chance to win a gorgeous handmade stocking full of fabulous prizes handcrafted by SC artisans (I wish I could win it! lol). The hunt will start on November 6th so keep an eye out, I'll post more details later on!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Rock N Roll McBaby's TeamSC Etsy Picks

Rock N Roll McBaby has been shopping on Etsy again. She has picked out these great items from members of the SC Etsy Street Team, making Mama proud.

"Hey this looks like the kind of shirts that I wear!" Sweet Scrabble Tile Pendant by Vandivalicious.

"A Tooth Fairy Box? But I just got some teeth, I'm not putting them in a box!!!" Not yet, Rock N Roll McBAby, but this is sure a cute idea for when you're older or to save a lock of your hair from your first haircut. Tooth Fairy Box is by bittybooks.

"Hey Mom, just three more months until my birthday! Better get a nice invitation like this so all of my friends can come!" These custom photo invitations are really cute by Pink Ink Creations!

"Oooh, you can make those things you wipe my butt with prettier!" I like this colors on this Wet Wipes Case Cover by brownbagboutique!

"Pretty!!! This looks like a perfect outfit for a photo session, Mom!" I couldn't agree more. I can't resist the cuteness of this Pink Watermelon Outfit by Dottie Stripe Layne.

Keep on Smiling, little baby.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

I need your Feedback on My Etsy Store!

Hello! If you notice to the right I have added a poll regarding my store, If you could take a minute to look at my store and then choose a poll option that would be super awesome! If there is anything that isn't in my store that you would like to see please leave me a comment here. Thanks everyone!