Beach Towel Strap Tutorial


Hello lovelies! It’s been awhile since I posted here (I know, I know) but I’m excited to jump back into things with an exciting sewing challenge by Amber of the amazing blog, Crazy Little Projects! This month some of us are joining up to share beach and pool related projects. As you know, my kids […]

STYLO Magazine, Issue 02!


Today, the sewing internets are BLOWING UP with STYLO Magazine’s second issue. Have you noticed?? I’m beyond excited to share this e-mag with you, because on pages 17-19 you’ll see three very familiar faces! I made three outfits for this issue of STYLO: a beachside romper for Abby, a polo for Hudson, and some awesome […]

Inspired by Florals!

Lennox Gardens Floral fabric

I’m feeling so inspired lately from all the floral patterns popping up everywhere, how about you? From dresses to cards and wrapping paper, to pillows and home goods…I love it all! Nothing shouts spring to me more than flowers. I love the gorgeous colors and sweet patterns. Today I’m bringing you some floral fashion inspiration […]

Geometric Art on Reclaimed Wood


Today I’m pretty excited about a tutorial I wrote for this Triangle Wall Art over at Craftaholics Anonymous! It’s a fun way to spruce up your mantel for Spring and Summer, and only involves a few materials (Mod Podge and fabric scraps being a few). One thing that always shocks me about these craft projects […]

September Tunic: Perfect Pattern Parcel


September Tunic, size 4T Designed by Too Sweets Patterns Sold by Perfect Pattern Parcel Made with vintage cotton and vintage single fold bias tape It’s been a fun week, and one of my favorite parts was working with this beautiful fabric! What you see here is a vintage linen print that I found in an […]

Artwork Banner for Spring


The following review is part of the Jo-Ann Fabric And Craft Stores® National Craft Month campaign. I received compensation for this review; however, this is my personal, honest opinion based on my experience.  We are thoroughly into Spring now, and I think that calls for celebration! We’ve been enjoying warm weather for awhile which means […]

Hexi Hair Clips Tutorial


Today I’m excited to be participating in a sewing series called Straight Lines and Angles, hosted by my friend Jess at If Only They Would Nap. It’s all about celebrating the geometric trend we’re seeing — and loving — so much of these days. I don’t know if you remember, but in the Fall when […]

Doll Pillows at Craftaholics Anonymous


Hello craftaholics! Last month I shared a tutorial for sewing a doll quilt and today I’m back with instructions for these adorable doll pillows. Aren’t these little things sweet? My four year old daughter loves this addition to her play room. Making your own doll pillows are simple and only take about 30 minutes. If […]

Things to inspire your weekend: Kids Fashion

Girl Dancing

(Kid) Inspiration for your weekend! (Kid-spiration!) 1)    Loved the light and airy feel of this look-book video! 2)    So much inspiration in this Children of the Tribe shoot! 3)    How cute would these prints be in a kid’s room. Here and here. 4)    Take a look around the British kid’s design shop Molly-Meg! So cute. 5)    Though my kids are now too old, these baby leggings are just […]

Tutorial: Make your own glasses case!


Back in the Fall I posted a guest tutorial over at HDS for how to make your own glasses case. Now that Spring is upon us (YAYYYY) I thought it was time to bring that tutorial home and suggest it as a SUNGLASSES case tutorial. It could totally work, right? I’m so excited to make […]

Spring Fabric Sale!


Hello lovelies and welcome to  S P R I N G!  I am so excited, I’m practically jumping out of my chair. This Winter has been spent doing a lot of behind the scenes work (like magazine stuff, creating some of my own sewing patterns, and planning the upcoming Best of Summer Sewalong) but I […]

On the cover of Sew It…Today!


I am bouncing around on my toes because I’m so excited to share this with you! Awhile ago I learned that my photo was chosen to be the cover art for Issue #9 of Sew It… Today magazine. And it’s on stands now! Eeeeeeeee! I meant to post about this two weeks ago so you […]

Things to inspire your weekend


1)      I know we’re looking toward spring, but this New Year’s Eve wedding makes us want to stay inside and party! 2)      The grass always seems greener on the other side; one mom tells her tale here. 3)      We’re loving this bold yellow, Parisian top! 4)      This pink couch! (Let’s be honest, the whole space is magical.) 5)      Here’s a round-up of easy St. Patrick’s Day crafts! […]

Sewing Machine Monologues at Sewistry


Hey there friends! Today I’m over at Sewistry with a review of my favorite sewing maching… my Janome 2010. Words cannot express how much I love this machine, and the ladies at our local shop who introduced me to her. For more on my machine, and answers to questions like “If your sewing machine was […]

Figgy’s Celestial Maxi Skirt {pattern review + GIVEAWAY}


I’ll admit it to you right off the bat: I am ready for summer sewing in every way possible! My summer dress sewing began a couple of weeks ago, and I just finished this sweet little maxi skirt for Abby. Adorbs, am I right? The pattern is the Celestial Maxi Skirt by Figgy’s, and takes […]

Doll Quilt Tutorial at Craftaholics Anonymous


Happy Wednesday everyone! I’m over at Craftaholics Anonymous today, sharing the doll quilt and pillows I made for Abby’s fourth birthday gift. The tutorial for the doll quilt is included in the post, so head on over to see how I made this super adorable piece of fabric-y goodness. Abby loves her new doll bedding, […]

Welcome to the New CailaMade!


Do you notice anything new around here? That’s right: CailaMade has a whole new look! I’ve been dreaming of this and planning my new design for a long time now, and finally everything came together. I’m so excited! As you can tell, there are a lot of new options for browsing. Up at the top […]