seaside stripes dress tutorial

how to make a striped dress

I absolutely love dresses… and I love the sundress series at Melly Sews (and, just to add to the list of loves, I adore Melissa- did you guys know she was my roomie at SNAP? Love that girl)! I’m so excited to share this Seaside Stripes dress tutorial as part of the sundress series goodness! [...]

kate spade diaper bag knock off

kate spade inspired diaper bag by kojodesigns

Pinterest is great for lots of things- not least of all, for sneaky present buying/making. It’s like one big, ready-made wish list. With my sweet sister-in-law’s baby shower rapidly approaching, I noticed that the diaper bags she’s pinned are all pretty similar- neutral in color, striped (at least most of them), and purse-like. After a [...]

monogram pillow tutorial

This was my entry is Piper Jane’s vintage chair plus pillows (of course)! Now, before I give you the monogram pillow tutorial, can I tell you a secret? The “B” is for Burke’s reading chair (not Piper Jane’s).That’s probably obvious. But since I made Piper’s and Burke’s pillows together (and since they both have the [...]

sips etc. red-and-white blog launch party!

You know when you’re having such a great time at a party that you don’t want to leave (or if you’re hosting, you don’t want your guests to leave)? That’s how I felt Saturday night. It was the perfect combo of low maintenance menu and decor, fabulous guests, having the chance to actually visit with [...]