Wednesday, May 29, 2013

tiny blessings

I was sent this ADORABLE pillowcase dress by Tammy at Tiny Blessings, LLC (facebook) in a size 4t for my 4.5 year old.

".. specializes in handmade baby accessories and children's cloning. Unique and affordable.
Dresses range from Newborn to 5t in size. Pricing is $20 for Newborn to 2t and $25 for 3t-5t. Special requests for older sizes is an option.
Personalization is available for an extra $5 (machine embroidery, monogram, name, etc)

.. was launched in July 2012.. because of my love for creating and babies/children, i decided to share my craft with others"

I am in LOVE with the print.. and the fun little detail that was pointed out to me.. the shabby chic flower near the bottom.. it's removable!

Makes it easier to wash, because you don't have to worry about washing the flower too often.. if she spills something down her front.. take off the flower before tossing it in the laundry! (and.. IDEA! might be able to order separate flowers to mix and match?!)

The length was great.. my little bug is almost into size 5's now and this is perfect to throw on over leggings and play in. And because the width gives room to grow, and the 1-sided shoulder tie also, it can easily convert to a top through age 6, probably!

I'm so used to pillowcase dresses having two shoulder ties, it took a bit for me to adjust this, and get it just right, but hey.. once it's set, put a tiny safety pin behind it and it'll stay put until said child grows. ;)

After checking out all the seams, the binding, the hem, the materials used.. (i'm a seamstress.. i do this.. lol).. I'm very impressed with the quality and structure of this clothing item.

I would say it'd be well worth your time and money to head over to and grab a few for your princess today! Summer is almost upon us.. and these are so versatile!!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

a new way to follow blogs :)

Follow my blog with Bloglovin

just click on the link above to ad it to your bloglovin' lineup and get any new post sent straight to your email!
a great way to find out what's new going on in the world of homemade!

thanks so much for being here and supporting this blog, and what it means. supporting small business :)

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Holo-y goodness!

I recently entered a giveaway on Ellagee's Fanpage and I don't usually win anything.. but hey, you never WILL win anything unless you enter giveaways, right? So here was to hoping! :)
(she does a weekly giveaway, starting every monday!)

And I got to pick out any full-size bottle of nail polish from her store! WHAT?!
I was SO excited.

I found this pretty grayish holographic polish.. and thought, hey, I only have like 2 holo's, maybe 3.. let's go for that.

DUDE! You don't even NEED the sunlight for THIS holo to be amazing!!

I love how it's not too thick.. it's a fantastic neutral holo.. that you can see the rainbowy goodness from any light.. it's such a smooootth formula, and it's so choc full the glitters, you don't have to worry about not having enough coverage.
I did a dark Zoya blue on my ring finger, and the rest got a nice Orly purple. And after I put on the holo, my inital response was "oh shoot.. it looks too thick, it's not gonna show the color at all". NOT SO.

It ACCENTED the color from underneath.. and the under color made it look like the holo itself had a base color. (I hope you followed that).

I know I wasn't sent this polish to DO a review, but I just had to share. Enjoy the following photos!
and make sure you grab one at

indoor lighting
in the one below, you can see the blue and the purple

 and this is what happens with just the flash on the camera going off. that's not even sunlight!
 THIS is sunlight! (3 pics)

 inside photo with my webcam.. a beautiful gray with nail art :)
 just the light from the flash on my camera again.. unbelievable!