A Sister and a Brother

These are pictures of Olive and Noah both at eight and a half months old. Can you tell they're brother and sister?


New in the Shop

We have recently added fabric scrap bundles to our shop. I saved every bit of scrap fabric for the last two and a half years in hopes that I would find some use for them. I have buckets full and have not done anything with them. So, I thought we could try to sell scrap bundles of coordinating fabric in our shop. It's a nice little bundle- the sizes of fabric are all different, but there's enough in the bundle to do some applique or some nice small scale patchwork quilting, or to even make some home made hair ties...the possibilities are endless. The best part is the bundles are only four dollars, and they come in a cute little cellophane bag all packaged up and ready to ship!


Practice Makes Perfect

I bought myself a little present at the store the other day...a cupcake decorating kit. It came with four different icing tips and eight disposable icing bags. I don't even know if I'm using the correct terminology, but hey, I'm new at this.
I've been starting to think about what I want to do for Olive's first birthday party. I know it's still more than three months away, but I like to start planning early. I had a lot of fun making Noah's birthday cake, so I decided that I want to make cupcakes for Olive's first birthday. And, I want them to be cute! I gave it a trial run for my ladies' Bible study, and this is how they turned out. Remember, this was my very first attempt!

I know I'm going to have to practice some more, but I guess it's a good excuse to make cupcakes!



Nick and I have always wanted to have a live/work space. It would be fantastic to be able to have our shop in the bottom floor with some great store front windows and then just walk upstairs to our living space. Well, we've been looking around downtown since we moved here trying to find a building that we could do this in and have been dreaming ever since. Here's a few pictures of some of the buildings.

We looked inside the second one today, and it was amazing. Nick and I couldn't stop talking about the possibilities for this building. It also has a gorgeous courtyard in the back and some amazing sky lights. We'll see...