how to make a sparkly confetti tutu

how to make a sparkly, confetti tutu

I absolutely love throwing smaller parties- I don’t do it very often (haha), but I love it! The two best parts of a more intimate gathering? Creating actual place settings and going nuts with the favors! And since my niece Keadryn’s Confetti Surprise Party was a cousin-only affair, I got to do both of those. [...]

DIY polka dot ‘confetti’ shirt

DIY polka dot pocket shirt

Coming up with Confetti Party favors for the girls was simple- twirly, sparkly confetti filled tutus. When I asked Burke what kind of polka dotted favor I could make him, he replied, “Are there confetti Legos?” Haha! This simple shirt with a polka dot pocket (and some bouncy balls!) was my non-Lego answer. To make [...]

2013 halloween costumes- a peacock and an eagle

peacock halloween costume

After much hemming and hawing and wavering and flip flopping, the Smooches settled on a bird theme for this year’s Halloweens costumes. I think seeing the princess-y peacock costume at Pottery Barn Kids might’ve been the deciding factor for Piper. Throw in Burke’s passion for raptors (birds of prey for those of you who don’t [...]

the miss matilda dress- the cottage mama pattern tour

the miss matilda dress, the cottage mama pattern tour

After a season of seriously neglecting my sewing machine, it has been running non-stop lately! I can’t wait to share some of what I’ve been making, and today’s Miss Matilda dress for the Cottage Mama Pattern Tour is quite the kick off.

orange wide legged pants and suspenders

color your summer 3 with delia creates and kojodesigns

I am over the moon to have Angelina from Jojo and Eloise here to kick off our Color Your Summer series. And, wow, her orange project is fabulous. Without further adieu- Hi there! My name is Angelina and I happily blog over at JoJo and Eloise. I am so Excited to be a part of [...]

the pinwheel dress for vintage may

vintage simplicity pattern

This post is part of the Vintage May series at Craftiness is Not Optional and Skirt as Top. I adore Jess from Craftiness is Not Optional (the first time we worked together was oh so looooong ago when we both reached 1000 Google Followers- haha!). I also love the blog Skirt As Top and its [...]

linen and sparkle tunic for winter whites

linen and sparkles banyan tunic by kojodesigns

I mentioned on Monday that I bought that crazy-amazing pattern bundle deal (if you haven’t got one yet, I think the sale ends in the next couple days). And, honestly, even though I don’t use my sewing machine nearly as much as I’d like these days, it was like those patterns were burning a hole [...]

kojotutorial- reversible dress with pretty pleats


Have I told y’all about my fascination with pleats? Yes? Well, just in case you were wondering still- I love them! They’re just so preppy. And pretty. And pleat-y. This dress is the perfect excuse to pleat and pleat some more- especially since it’s reversible (twice the wearability, but only one hanger!) AND super simple [...]

Hyatti: Happy Easter!


We went to Dubai this weekend to show Granny some sites before sending her back to the States. (A sad day…but we are thankful she got to come!) We were in the big city on a Friday, which is “Church Day” here, so we got to attend Redeemer Dubai on Good Friday! It was such [...]

sew-vivor week 1- judge inspired easter ensembles


Round 1 of Sew-vivor starts today! You’ve already guessed this, I’m sure, but I love craft/sewing competitions. I love the challenge of creating for a theme (and I love the way I always seem to meet the loveliest people through these this!). Anyhow, Week 1’s theme is “Judge Inspired.” And my Judge-Inspired entry is the [...]