Happy Saturday!

I've been working allll morning on preparing the baby cupcakes for listing on Etsy. It really is an ordeal to get photoshoots ready... not only does everything have to be created and packed up for display just right... but the sun has to be out to get that beautiful glow. So I shouldn't waste too much time as the sun is out and I need to get behind the camera!

But before I go... check out the "Not Like Grandma's Closet" feature here: clicky clicky. The love bird lavender sachets make an appearance!

Back to work!


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... it's another late night and we are both still at the table working on orders. It's a good life.

This morning I was excited to receive a message from Steph D at SewFierce letting me know she had reviewed the QQ Etsy after a little bit of a delay. You can see the lovely feature here: A Pocket Full of Buttons. (Thanks Steph!)

... and not to be outdone, SMC's bottle cap magnets received a great feature in another blog which you can check out here: Christine's Beadworks: Can't Get Enough Bottle Cap Art #4.

That is it for now!


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My brother and sister-in-law are expecting their second child at the end of February and even though they have everything they probably need for the new baby, I thought it would be nice to put together a little something something anyway. So began my search for a handmade gift!

In my wandering I came across the great idea of wrapping up onesies and washcloths to look similar to cupcakes. So I decided to try my hand at it... and you can too!! (I apologize for the camera phone photos!)

Here is my supply list:
1 pack of 5 newborn onesies
1 pack of 6 matching washcloths
5 rubber bands
5 cupcake liners

5 decorative cupcake liners by Quickutz
gift box
tissue paper

I started by opening up the packs and matching up onesies with washcloths (plain onesies with pattern cloths and vice versa). Then I took the onesies and folded the bottom up and the sleeves in to make a rectangle... then I folded the rectangle in half lengthwise to get a uniform shape. Then take the washcloth and fold into a rectangle by folding it in half, then in half again.

Roll the onesie starting at the bottom allowing it to wrap around slightly under the previous wrap to give it that frosting look, then take the washcloth and where the onesie ends, begin wrapping the washcloth around to look like the wrapper. You might have to give it a few tries to get it looking the way you want. Then take a rubber band and band the cupcake to hold it together. Do this with all 5 onesies and washcloths (I had 1 washcloth left over).

After everything was banded together and I liked how it looked, I rolled the rubber band down the cupcake a bit to make room to tie the ribbon. I took a piece of green ribbon and tied a simple bow around each and popped them in regular white cupcake liners.

For extra cuteness I picked out some yellow and green cardstock and used my cupcake liner die by Quickutz to cut out the decorative liners.

In a box with tissue paper they go!

Ta da! This mini project took less than an hour from start to finish and is such a cute gift to welcome a new baby.


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I know, I know... it's already the 21st! Nevertheless, happy new year and I hope you had a wonderful holiday. Q and I had an amazing holiday visiting my family in Peru for about 3 weeks. Here is a photo of us arriving at the airport.

It was sunny and warm... and we came home to A LOT of snow in Chicago! Coming home did mean that we finally had a chance to wrap up the holidays with the Q side of the family though and that was a good time :)

Now that we are back, it is time to gear up for our first craft show in April at the Handmade Market Chicago. Truth be told, there is a lot of crafting that needs to take place between now and then! We have to secure a table and figure out what we are going to take and how we are going to display it. Ya know... all that jazz! I'll be sure to check in as we progress down the road to the first craft show.

Since it is late tonight I will keep this short and sweet... and here is something very sweet.

I just wanted to share a photo of Mya wearing a Quintessential Quirks eco-felt flower via my friend Andie. (Thanks to Sherry for allowing me to upload this adorable photo! It really made my day!)

Until next time,


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