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My goodness… Lily is a patient little one.  She has waited for 2 years to have her mamma sew her a new blanky and I finally surprised her with one 2 weeks ago!  And let me tell you, she has not put it down since the moment she laid eyes on it. 

You see, she is always watching me and often helping me sew blankets and rag quilts for lots of other people, envious she pleads for me to make one for herself.  Soon, soon I would always tell her.  So patient, so sweet, never complaining and always understanding.  So when she came home after a weekend away at her Grandparents house I surprised her with a beautiful bright pink one… finally!  She beamed.  Apparently it was worth the wait.    

That same weekend I surprised the kids with a room makeover which you will soon see all the exciting details in the weeks to come.  I promise! 

Quick tutorial: The quilt was very simple to make, even with basic sewing skills.  From all my scrap fabrics I cut 30 – 9×9″ squares.  Placed the squares into 6 rows of 5, sewed them all together with a half-inch seam.  Placing the wrong sides together I cut a white piece of  plush minky the same size, pinned and then turned the blanket right side out and finished off the edges with a zig zag seam.   Easy shmeezy.  All together it took about 2 hours.  Oh and I forgot to mention that all the fabrics were prewashed.     

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I am super excited to be offering a new product to all my hair clip fans.  I have partnered up with my FAVORITE kids clothing company, Peekaboo Beans, and created a perfectly matching flower hair clip for their Summer 2011 collection.   These are available now in my Etsy shop here.   There are only a few listed in the shop so just convo me if you are needing more or one of a certain color.  

Did I mention that Peekaboo Beans is not only my favorite… but it’s Lily’s too.  And that says a lot from a little person who is very picky about her clothing.  Its modern comfortable playwear that is easy to mix and match.   Lily loves that she can easily put together an un-fussy and really cute outfit all by herself… and this makes her really proud… which makes me really proud!  She’s then all set to go for the day and without the frustration of buttons, snaps, belts, clasps and too-teeny-to-do-up zippers.  Now she can just concentrate comfortably on the job at hand… which is to play.  And did I mention that its Dad proof?  No more goofy looking outfits when Dad tries to help out!  This Vancouver clothing line is amazing and if you haven’t heard about it I suggest you check it out right away. 

I invite you to have a look at the hair clips!

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I have to let you in on this little secret and my latest obsession…  Pinterest.  It’s amazing and I could easily spend hours on they’re looking at all the beautiful and inspiring photos, perhaps this is why I don’t get around to doing more blog posts.  haha.

Pinterest is the place to go for everything inspiring: food, photography, interior design, kids crafts, fashion etc etc.  It’s basically a bulletin board where you can pin photos of all your favorite things, and you can also follow other people’s boards to see what they are liking.  It’s a lot of fun… if you are looking to kill some time.   Definitely check it out… www.pinterest.com.  And feel free to follow my pins here.  Here’s a few pics from the site…  Happy Pinning!

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