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Baby/Toddler Dresses

Alex Tingley —  November 29, 2014 — Leave a comment

My best friend is about to be a mom. She if due December 4th! I can’t wait!

So recently i’ve making baby dresses. It one of my favorite things to do right now! I recently was ask to be part of a bazaar and took some of these dresses with me. I have some left over. They are $25 each shipped. I also do custom orders! I have so much fun with these little dresses! IMG_1789 IMG_1790 IMG_1791 IMG_1792 IMG_1793

Who inspires you?

Alex Tingley —  October 24, 2014 — Leave a comment

We all have people that inspire us, in all aspects of our lives. If it’s your family life, your work life, the creative side of your life, or your spiritual life, there is probably someone you look up to.

Someone who makes us want to be better.

Someone we wish we could be half as good as in whatever it is they inspire us to do or be.

When it comes one of the things I love to do best, it’s my Nana that inspires me. She’s the one that taught me how to sew.

She hasn’t always lived close to me but when she did, for about 2 and a half years, she cultivated in me a love for sewing. She was my homeschool teacher, so I was at her house 3 times a week. Some days we would just set school aside and sew or bake all day.

I’ll never forget the day we made a quilt to send to an orphanage. There is such a special feeling you get when you know you’re doing something to make a difference in someone’s life.

I’m so thankful for the time we had together on those days. She still inspires me, even though she’s in Oklahoma and I’m in Washington. I love her so much and wish we could be closer so we could have sewing days and she can teach me new things and help me to better myself.

Even though I was there for school, I loved the time spent at their house. My Papa was always teasing me about the boy I liked, calling him my boyfriend, even though he wasn’t, and my Nana teaching me. Whether it was school, sewing, baking, or knitting, we were always busy on some project.

To those of you who have your grandparents close to you, cherish the moments you have with them.

I hope that one day I will be half the seamstress and lady she is!






(Picture taken in 2009)

This should be fun!

Alex Tingley —  December 4, 2013 — Leave a comment

Hey y’all!

So, I am going to start a series! Some of you may have seen my post about “Oh the things you can make“. So, starting January, once a week I’m going to find something, women’s or children’s, then I will find a way to make/buy the same outfit for way less. I think this will be a fun experiment. Keep an eye out for my DIY-for-less posts! :)

Quilt Fun!!!

Alex Tingley —  December 4, 2013 — Leave a comment

Hey Y’all!!

My awesome big sister, Brittani Scott, just turned 25!

You should check out her blog, House to Home, or if you’re a music person, check out her music blog, Piano and Pen.

For her birthday I decided to make her a quilt to match her living room. She’s kind of using the jewel tones and black and white.

Here is my inspiration! I found this picture on Pinterest.



I got my fabric at Hobby Lobby! MY Favorite!!

I ended up with WAY to much! I got a yard and a half of each, then another 2 yards of the backing.

I used the black and white as the the backing.



It was 45×60. I just got a pre cut package of batting from Hobby Lobby.


I just used a black binding that I also got from Hobby Lobby.

This is the finished product!! I’m very proud of myself. This is the first quilt I’ve done like this!










Never be scared to try something new. You could find out it’s your new favorite thing! :)

Hope y’all have a wonderful day! Don’t forget to check out Brit’s blogs!!

House to Home & Piano and Pen



It’s up!!!!!!!!!

Alex Tingley —  December 4, 2013 — 1 Comment

Hey, y’all!!

So I FINALLY got my shop up and running!!! YAY!!

I’m still adding products to my inventory. The checkout process is disabled, but you can email me your info with the product number and I will send you an invoice.

Here are some out the things I have on there right now. Brit and I had fun taking some product pictures the weekend.

Corsages are $15

Headbands and Mini Corsages are $10
























Hope y’all check it out!! I’m super excited and nervous about this! :)




I LOVE smocking!

Alex Tingley —  November 21, 2013 — 2 Comments

Hey Y’all! :)

I’ve really been into kid’s clothes lately. I’ve always really liked smocking on babies, buts it’s usually pretty expensive.

Here are some cute things I found online.

For the Gals!










For the Guys!






I LOVE these so much! I want my future children to wear smocking!!

So, I decided I would give it a try. I was playing around the other day and this is what I got..





Let me know what you think! If you do smocking and have some tips, please leave a commit! :)

Hey Y’all

There is some really genius stuff out there.

Here is some really cool stuff I’ve found and where you can find it. :)


The Woobies

Swaddle your baby without a fight. They are soft and cozy. Your baby will love this and so will you!!



Leggies Woombie so they can still move their legs.



Get them here at


KIWI Crate

“They will deliver a box to your child each month that’s designed around a certain theme. In each box are 2-3 carefully designed and kid-tested projects, which cover a range of developmental areas and subjects, including art, science, and imaginative play. All the materials included. *This would be a great birthday day or Christmas gift”



Get them at


DIY Seat cover for under car seats no more food stuck in the seats!!


Get Tutorial Here


DIY “Mom, I’m Bored” Jar

Next Time your kid tells you they are bored they can pick something to do out of the “Bored Jar”.

Put some fun stuff and some chores.



Here are some ideas:

Go to park with mom.

Go Get ice cream.

Build a blanket fort.

Vacuum living room.

Clean your room.

Add things that you know your child loves to do.

Maybe have a special box of stuff to do they can only play with if they pull that paper out.

Put more then one of some of them in the jar!


Latchy Catchys

If you have a light sleeper these and Awesome!

No more worrying about opening and closing the door!




Get one here.


Monkey Bottle Sling

These are just genius!!



You Can find these on


I hope some of this may help you!


Alex Tingley —  September 22, 2013 — Leave a comment

Hey Y’all!

I have always LOVED quilts and Really wanna start making them. So I’ve been looking up pattern.

I found some really cool ones and though I’d share! :)


LOVE the colors in this!!



Like that the flags aren’t sewn down

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This would be so cute for a little one do it in blue for boy

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I could see this hanging over the headboard of a little girls bed!



Everyone loves polka dots


There are some really awesome tutorials out there for some of these patterns!

Here’s a link!! Good for beginners

Diary Of A Quilter – Really helpful and lots of cute quilts


I hope Y’all enjoyed!! :) Would love to see some of your quilts!!

Wedding Pictures!! :)

Alex Tingley —  September 22, 2013 — Leave a comment

Hey y’all


So i just got Pictures form the wedding I was telling y’all I was in!

I had so much fun making stuff for my best friends wedding!!

I love her and her husband very much and with them a world of happiness!!


Skylar and Karen McManus!! <3



These are the boutonniere I made! LOVE the keys!

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The Corsages

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I know I already posted a pis of the bridesmaids corsages but here is one of us wearing them!



The groomsmen bow ties



I had way so much fun making a bow tie and suspenders for this little man he rocked them like a pro!!

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And every little (and big) girl needs her headbands!!



By the way the tossing bouquets I made I also happened to catch! :)




I hope you enjoyed the pictures I know I really enjoyed the wedding!!

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*Sorry the quality of the pictures aren’t the best :/

Baby Time!!

Alex Tingley —  August 5, 2013 — Leave a comment

Hey y’all!
I’ve been really into sewing baby cloths lately! My cousin have a 12M old and is about to have another one. So I made some stuff for them and after that its like all I look at is baby stuff! I LOVE making baby stuff it’s so much fun!

Here the stuff I made

I love the ruffle butt it’s so cute!

Little matching outfits! I’ve made 3 of those bow tie and vest shirts now there are just so cute!!

Well I hope y’all enjoyed! :)