Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Video + Photos: My Brother's Wedding

YouTube won't let me embed the video...phooey
Yes, I have a second YouTube channel.  It's my original channel that I began for work and freelance videos.  It seemed a better fit for this video than the Marla, Plain and Small YouTube channel.

My brother got married this past weekend.  You can click the link above to watch a short video of the wedding.  Below are pictures of Colin, Harlow, and me from the rehearsal dinner and wedding.


Thursday, April 20, 2017

Embroidered Pillowcase

We converted Harlow's crib to a toddler bed several months ago, but it wasn't until a couple months ago that I added the quilt as a light comforter.  I made the quilt when I was pregnant with her and haven't used it much until now.  The only sheet on her bed is a fitted sheet.  I knew she was ready for a pillow, but I wanted to keep the pillowcase neutral to go with any sheets or blankets.

I got this pillowcase at Ross and decided to embroider the edge of it.  It jazzes it up a bit and definitely adds a personal touch.  The embroidery font is Releigh from Boutique Fonts.

No, I didn't iron the pillowcase for these photos.  Yes, I took these photos at night so there is no natural light.  Real life, y'all.

All that matters is that Harlow likes it and feels special. :)

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Handmade + Embroidered Easter Dress

My mom made Harlow this dress for Easter.  The pattern is McCall's M6872.  The website says the pattern is out of print, but you could probably find it at Hobby Lobby or JoAnn's.

The fabric is some I've had stashed away for a few years that I bought at Hancock Fabrics (RIP Hancock).

The embroidery font is the Interlocking Vine Monogram from Boutique Fonts.  I enlarged it in Sew What Pro embroidery program.

I got the shoes a few weeks ago at Ross and have had the bow since Harlow was a few months old.  The cardigan is Carter's (shop through ebates for 2.5% cash back).  We've had the cardigan for awhile, so I'm not sure if it's still available.  It may have come as a set with an outfit.

My off-the-shoulder dress is from Ross.  I got it for $7, because someone ripped out both sides of it when they tried it on.  I had to sew the sides shut, but it was an easy fix and well worth the $7!  My shoes are Gianni Bini from Dillard's, and I've had them for a few years.  My leather strap necklace is from E. Leigh's.  Colin's shirt is a TailorByrd that I scored for around $14 at T.J.Maxx, and I don't know offhand where his pants and shoes are from.

We had a great morning at church and a good time at our house with all of Colin's family over for lunch and egg hunting.

I hope you all had a great Easter!  He is risen!


Thursday, April 13, 2017

Embroidered Chef Hat + Apron for Kids

Colin's parents gave this chef's hat and apron to Harlow back in February.  Isn't it the cutest?  I just got around to embroidering it this as a mom, right? :)

I'm not sure where they got this chef set, but I found some similar ones on Amazon like this one.

The embroidery font is Sweet Pea from Boutique Fonts.

This makes such a great gift!


Monday, April 10, 2017

Easter + Spring Embroidered Tops

How many Easter outfits does one almost two-and-a-half-year-old need?  Apparently 3.
Today I'll show you two outfits I embroidered for her to wear to see the Easter bunny, hunt Easter eggs, or just plain wear to whatever this spring and summer.  The third outfit is her Easter dress for Easter Sunday, and I'll post that later.

Spoiler alert-- one of these embroidery designs is FREE!

My soon to be sister-in-law (Katie is marrying my brother in about two weeks) gave this top and the shorts to Harlow earlier this year.  They are from a brand called Renkitten.

I embroidered the top with this design that seems vintage and classic and just plain sweet.  It's a free design from Kreative Kiwi.  You'll have to subscribe to her newsletter to access the design, but it's worth it-- she has lots of freebies!

The shirt, skirt, and shoes in this ensemble are all from Crazy 8.  We love that store!  The oval frame and monogram are both from Lynnie Pinnie.  She also offers free designs and frequent sales.  I got one of these designs for free (offered for a limited time) and the other for a deep discount.

Now I have to go embroider that Easter dress!  Happy Embroidering!

Thursday, April 06, 2017

GIVEAWAY: Makeup Bag Filled with Goodies

Enter to win this makeup bag filled with goodies!  You can enter on Youtube, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter!  Click each link for instructions on how to enter.

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