Baby Headband


Hi. I’m Tiffany, and I am obsessed with baby headbands. My daughter owns WAY more headbands than is at all reasonable. I will say this, if it was up to me she would wear a headband every single day. However, my babysitter thinks they are silly, so I know the second I drop her off with a headband on the babysitter is going to take it off. That’s assuming, of course, that she hasn’t already pulled it off herself and gnawed on it until it looks like it has been regurgitated from a dog’s stomach. So, why bother? BECAUSE THEY ARE F*&!ING ADORABLE THAT’S WHY!

Unfortunately these headbands aren’t generally all that cheap. You can find some for around $8 apiece but some range up to $15! You can see how that can start to add up. Then there is the fact that they grow out of them so fast (Especially my big head baby who has been in the 93rd percentile in head circumference since she was born!) So I finally decided it had reached the point that if I was going to continue to feed my headband addiction, I was going to have to start making them myself!

For my first headband I decided to use felt and make a little flower headband. As I’m sure you all know there are a ton of different kinds of headbands made from a plethora of different materials but I wanted to make this headband for my daughter’s 1-year pictures to match her 1-year outfit (pictured below). This tutorial is for that specific headband, but it can easily be edited to fit your individual needs.

Colored Felt of your choice
Colored Elastic
Pen or Pencil
Flower Pattern
Jewel Accent – Optional


1. Follow the link for the flower pattern in the supplies list. You can also search the interwebs for a different flower if you do not like the designs pictured. I did not create the flower patterns included above. I googled “felt flower patterns” and found a flower that best fit my needs and followed the link to this website. She has a TON of felt patterns to choose from. The blog is in spanish but the pictures are universal. 😉

2. Print the flower pattern and cut out the patterns in the sizes you need. For this particular headband I took a screenshot of the flower in the bottom right-hand corner, pasted the image to word three times and resized the images. I ended up with a small, medium and large flower pattern.

3. Trace the pattern(s) onto your felt. Use a light colored pencil if possible as markers and pens can bleed through the felt.

4. Cut out felt flowers. (You will need an extra piece of felt at the end of the project so don’t throw away your scraps.)

5. I would recommend arranging the flowers first before you glue them to make sure you like the arrangement. I had to cut out a flower in each size from all three colors of felt I had before I could decide on the arrangement I liked best. Just FYI.

6. Use your Fabri-Tac to glue the pieces together. You can use another form of adhesive such as hot glue or superglue, etc. but the Fabri-Tac really is great for anything fabric related and I highly recommend it. Once your flower is completed to your liking set this piece aside.

7. Grab your elastic. Just FYI, the elastic can be frustrating to find. I finally found this shop on Etsy that has an excellent selection of elastic at really great prices, as well as other headband supplies such as pre-made flowers. I highly recommend them! Anyways, you can google “average headband sizes” if you are not sure what length to cut your elastic but, as aforementioned, my daughter has a… above average sized noggin so I actually cut her headband at 18″. Here is a guideline that I found for average headband sizes:

{ Premie} 11-12″
{ Newborn } 13″
{ 0-1 Year } 14″
{ 1-6 Years} 15″
{Child-teen} 16.5″
{ Adults } 17.5″

8. Use your Fabri-Tac to attach the two ends of the elastic. Make Sure the elastic is NOT twisted before you attach the ends.

9. Attach your Flower to the elastic using the Fabri-Tac. If you place the fabric over the spot where you connected the elastic it creates a seamless headband.

10. Now to finish the headband! Go ahead and grab your felt scraps that you saved from earlier. You will need to cut a circle from your felt. You want the circle to be just smaller than your flower as you are going to glue this piece behind your flower so that the elastic is sandwiched between the two and you don’t want to be able to see this piece from the front.

ALL DONE! Now you have an adorable little custom headband for your baby’s special (or, ya know, Monday) outfit! I forgot to get step-by-step pictures for this tutorial so if you have any questions please feel free to message me!

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Turns out the rhinestone #1 that I ordered for this headband came in a set of five. As my baby only needs one headband for her 1-year pictures I now have four extra rhinestone #1s. Maybe one of these days I will get down to making an Etsy shop but for now I am just going to keep doing my crafting as a hobby and call it good. Having said that, I am doing a give-away to the first 4 people who meet one of these requirements:

1. Like AND Share my Facebook post and comment that you would like a 1-year headband
2. Like AND Share this blog post and comment that you would like a 1-year headband

I will send a message to the first 4 people who meet one of the above requirements to get your specifications for your child’s custom 1-year headband!
(As this is free give-away and I will be paying for any necessary shipping charges you must be in the United States to qualify for this giveaway. Also please allow at least a month to receive the headband. I appreciate your understanding.)

Bean Bag Chair



OMG I am SO excited to share this with you guys! I found this idea on Pinterest (of course) a few years ago and made a couple for my niece and nephew for their first Christmas and I have been obsessed ever since! I have made a total of 5 of these little beauties and I am working on number 6.

Now before you tell yourself you can’t do this, or this looks WAY too difficult, etc. I just want you to know that this project really isn’t that hard at all! It does have a LOT of steps to it, so it is pretty time-consuming, but the end result is so darling, I just can’t stop making them!


The file above includes the instructions and supplies for this project. It is SO well created that I feel like making a tutorial myself would simply be redundant. So I am just going to share a few pieces of advice from my experiences.

I think the hardest part of this project is finding 3 coordinating fabrics for the chairs. I can always find the first two SO easily but then it takes forever to find the third fabric choice. Once you do though, seriously, this project is not bad at all. The hardest parts to the actual assembling of the chairs is attaching the hook and loop closure and the appliques on the top and bottom and honestly, as long as you read and follow the instructions carefully, you’ll do great! I know you can do this!

BTW, the bean bag filler, the Popped Polystyrene Bean Bag Refill, can be rather difficult to find. I have purchased all of mine from, but you will want to give yourself enough time to find and order the filler if you are giving your chair as a gift.





A big thanks to my beautiful and handsome models, my daughter, cousin, niece and nephew! Now get to craftin’!

Baby Name Door Decor

My cousin used the sign I made for her baby's newborn photos!!!

My cousin used the sign I made for her baby’s newborn photos!!!

It has just been one of those kinds of days where everything that can go wrong will go wrong. My frustration has pent-up to the level that I feel like I am going to turn in to a Loony Tune character whose face turns red, steam starts coming out of my ears and then I’ll start bouncing around off the walls in anger. So, to avoid that particular outcome I’ve decided to share this super easy DIY project with you all instead.

wood board for backing
wood letter that fits on the wood board
small letter stickers
matching ribbon
Mod Podge
Wood Glue
Coordinating embellishments

You can find cute pre-cut wood backing at Michael’s and/or JoAnn’s. Trace the shape onto your chosen cardstock. Cut this piece out and glue it to the top of the wood piece using your Mod Podge. Repeat the same process for the large wood letter with a coordinating piece of cardstock and then glue the wood letter to the wood board using your wood glue. Set aside and let dry.

Now for the little letters, I used small glitter stickers that fit into a 1″ x 1″ space. Then I choose 2 plain coordinating cardstock pieces. Cut out however many pieces for each letter in the name from the first piece of cardstock. These should be 1″x1″ each. Then cut the same amount in the other color cardstock that are about 1.25″x1.25″ each. Using your Mod Podge center and glue the 1×1 inch squares on top of the 1.25×1.25 squares. Then center and add the letter stickers. Glue these squares on top of your wood letter so that they spell out the desired name.

Attach your piece of coordinating ribbon to the back of the piece. We used teeny-tiny little screws for this step. You can use whichever attachment process works best for you. However I would recommend not glueing the ribbon on as the final product does have a little weight to it. Add any embellishments you would like to finish your product and call it a day!

This project is so easy and they really do turn out super cute! They make great baby shower gifts and everyone loves them!


this project is so easy even my craft-phobia sister can do it! ;)

this project is so easy even my craft-phobia sister can do it! 😉

Baby Rag Blanket

Makin’ blankets! I LOVE makin’ blankets! Baby blankets to be more specific. You may think that quilts would be super difficult and I won’t lie, some designs really are. However, there are a ton of different quilt tutorials out there for beginners like myself! So if you’re new to this sort of thing, don’t be intimidated, this is totally do-able.

For my baby shower I got SO many homemade baby blankets it was kind of overwhelming! I was SO grateful for all the love everyone showered us with but I just didn’t know when or how I was going to have the chance to use ALL of those blankets! So when my cousin announced her pregnancy I decided straight away that I wasn’t going to make her a baby blanket because I figured it would be the same case with her. But THEN I found this tutorial and I just couldn’t resist!

So I made a quick trip to JoAnn’s… lol, I couldn’t even type that with a straight face! Ok, seriously though, I went to JoAnn’s and 3 hours later I remembered I went there to get fabric for Karli’s baby blanket so I steered myself towards the fabric corner. I found 7 coordinating pastel flannel fabrics, plus one cotton fabric for the binding.

The fabric for the binding is not pictured here. Also I ended up not using the gray and mint polka-dot fabric. I just didn't feel like it really worked.

The fabric for the binding is not pictured here. Also I ended up not using the gray and mint polka-dot fabric. I just didn’t feel like it really worked.

So altogether, you should have 7 1/2 yard of coordinating flannel fabric, 2 yards of cotton batting and another 1/2 yard of matching fabric for the binding. Generally, the first thing I do when I start working with fabric is iron them. It just makes working with them a little easier.


Once I have everything Ironed and laid out flat I cut my pieces. You will need 2 stripes of each fabric at 6″ wide and 2 of each at 3″.



Now you are going to make some fabric sandwiches. Take a piece of 6″ flannel, lay it face down, place a 6″ of batting on top of it and place the other 6″ strip from the same fabric down face up. Sew a line right down the middle to secure these pieces. Repeat this process with the remaining strips of fabric. Once I had everything sewn together I laid out my fabrics on the floor to decide the most aesthetically appealing layout. I tried a few different options before I decided.



Once you have decided on your layout you can start putting together your quilt. Start sewing the strips together with about a 1/8 seam allowance. You want all the strips to be sewn so that one side of the quilt is smooth and the other side has all the “seam allowances.” Once you have sewn it all together you want to cut along all of the “seams” so that they are very ragged. Be sure you don’t cut into the thread.

Now that everything is cut, you just need to place the binding. The tutorial that I worked from did not provide instructions for the binding. I did a little research and my grandmother recommended I use the Stitch in the Ditch binding method. I just looked it up on YouTube and used that method. This was my FIRST time ever adding binding and I know that it definitely had a plethora of obvious mistakes, but I am just SO excited that I did it period that I just don’t care!

Once you have completed the binding wash and dry your blanket. This will cause those little fabric snips that you created earlier to get really raggedy. Now You’re all done!


I’m hoping after little miss Karli makes your grand debut maybe Amy will be kind enough to provide us of a picture with her and her lovely baby blanket!

Also I just want to say that I have used and continue to use EVERY SINGLE ONE of the baby blankets that have been gifted to Edythe and I am starting to be of the mindset that you can never have too many baby blankets or burp clothes.

Nursery Wall Art

My baby girl’s due date is right around the corner and I am almost done with the nursery. Seeing that I appear to be growing an Amazon Princess in my uterus I am feeling the push to get everything finished just in case she decides to grace us with her presence a little early. And trust me, at nearly 5 lbs at 31 weeks, I am really hoping she decides to make her premier a little early!

Anyways, one of the last big things I want to do to finish off her room is a collage wall above the changing table. I want this collage to have some pictures of her, of course, some pictures of my husband and I, some cute prints, and a few other odds and ends including the fun pieces I will be showing you today.

This project was inspired by this fun tutorial I found on Pinterest the other day. I absolutely LOVED her end result. I searched Michael’s and Joanne’s high and low to find those cute little animal cutouts she used, but in the end I had to work with what I could find and I am actually really pleased with the outcome. So, remember to have a little flexibility and keep an open mind if you decide to take on this project, odds are you are not going to be able to find the same supplies, but there are lots of fun stuff to choose from out there.

Supplies You Will Need:

Open Frames (amt and size of your choice)
Wood pieces to fit frames
Decorative paper of your choice
Decorative Wood Cutouts to fit frame
Modge Podge
Wood Glue
Small Paintbrush

Carmex Optional

Carmex Optional

1. Once you have picked out the frames you want to use you will need to get wood pieces to fit the frame. I believe you can go to your local Home Depot or Lowes and they will cut these pieces for you. Luckily my dad basically has his own lumberyard of scraps in his garage so I always go to him first before I go out and buy wood of any kind. In this case I needed 4 pieces of wood measuring 1″ x 4 7/8″ x 4 7/8″. Dad came through with 3/4″ wood pieces which worked perfectly!

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2. Now You will need to choose your background for the pieces. I already had a collection pack of pretty scrapbook paper that I could use so I choose to go this route. You can, however, choose to use fabric as well, which you can see in my inspiration tutorial that I had mentioned earlier.

3. Trace the wood onto your paper and cut out your traced pieces. Originally I was planning on using 4 completely separate but coordinating patterns, but after review I decided that one non-repetitive pattern made a really pretty effect.

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nursery wall art

4. Glue your paper pieces to your wood pieces using your Modge Podge and an old paintbrush that you don’t care about in case it gets ruined.

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5. If you want to add color to your wood pieces now would be the time to do so. I liked the natural look of the wood so I left mine blank. There is no right or wrong here, just whatever you prefer aesthetically. Once your wood is dry (if you painted) you can glue the pieces to the center of your wood blocks, on top of your pattern using your Modge Podge again.

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6. Again, if you want to paint your frames you will want to do so now, if you have not done so already. Be sure they are completely dry before you work with them again. I opted to stick with the white frames. Flip your frame over so that it is face down and using your wood glue you will secure the wood pieces to the inside of the frame. I highly recommend using the wood glue, I initially tried this with hot glue and it was a major fail!

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If you have never worked with wood glue before be aware that it can take a little while to dry. I “secured” my wood pieces to the frame and did not touch them again until they were completley dry to avoid the pieces shifting and drying crooked.

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Well, and there you have it! Flip those puppies over and you should have some cute little wall art to hang in your nursery! Mine are a little subdued, but I wanted them to be very soft and delicate and I am very happy with the way they turned out!

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Baseball Baby Blanket


A few weeks ago I shared a great tutorial I had found for a football baby blanket. I loved it so much that I wanted to make a whole school gym locker worth of different sports blankets for my child and thought I would start out with baseball. My baby girl’s room, clothes and name may be all girl but there’s no reason she can’t enjoy her sports too!

Now I am not going to lie, I am not a huge baseball fan, but I do enjoy the occasional local Bee’s game and my husband, father-in-law and brother-in-law are all die-hard Red Sox fans (that should explain our dog’s name of Boston) and so I started her blanket.

I could not find a tutorial out there for this, but after making the football blanket I had a pretty good idea on how to get started. So, shall we?

Supplies You Will Need:

-Circle Pattern
-Stitch pattern
-1 yard white minky fabric
-1 yard flannel or fleece fabric
-1/4 yard red flannel or fleece
-Coordinating thread
-Sewing Machine
-Ruler or Measuring Tape

Start by printing out your pattern pieces. I found this nifty little pattern online and you can use it for just about anything round! I cut my fabric at the 35″ mark which means you will need to print pages 3-11. This just barely fit the 1 yard of minky fabric, so if you want a bigger blanket you will need a lot more fabric. Tape the pattern pieces together and cut the pattern on the 35″ line.

I am going to refer back to the Football Blanket Tutorial here. Lay your 1 yard of minky fabric down flat. Fold it in half long ways, then fold it in half again. Place your pattern on top of the folded fabric so the corner of the pattern meets the corner of the folds on the fabric. Now cut your fabric along the pattern line. Repeat these steps for your coordinating flannel/fleece fabric. I forgot to take pictures of these steps, but if you are confused you can refer to the Football tutorial. She illustrates the process perfectly.

The next part is going to be a little more difficult to explain. Luckily, I have pictures to help illustrate my kinda kooky methods!

1. Lay your white minky fabric flat. Now, lay your 1/4 of red fabric (folded in half long ways) flat on top of your minky fabric, about 10″ in from the side. Fold your minky fabric over the top of the red fabric as illustrated.


2. Trace the outline of your minky fabric lightly onto your fleece/flannel fabric. I use chalk for most tracing needs. Now move your minky fabric down about an inch so that it is perpendicular to the traced line. Trace this new edge. Remove your minky fabric and cut out the arch you just made. Remember your red fabric should still be folded in half so you should end up with 2 identical arches after you have completed cutting.


3. Pin your newly created arches to the top of your minky fabric. I placed the center of each arch about 10″ in from each side.


4. Sew your arches down. You want a very small seam allowance on these so they don’t fold over. Set aside.

5. Now, you are going to need to cut out the “stitches” for the baseball. I am sure there is an easier way to do this part, but this is the way I did it, so this is they way I will show you. I hand drew the stitches, but then I created this little “pattern” for later use. So print this out and you are going to need to cut 40 of these.


6. Once you have completed cutting out your stitches you will need to pin them down to the minky. You want them overlapping the arches just a bit, so that they are sewn together without a gap. You should have 20 stitches for each arch, 10 on each side. I don’t have an exact measurement for the placement of these stitches but you want them alternating so they are not directly across from each other, ya know, make em’ look like stitches on a baseball. I might have taken the alternating a little too far but I still like the way it turned out.


7. The next part is the hardest. I guess I don’t know if “hard” is the right word, but definitely the most time-consuming. Sew those stitches down! Again, I am sure there is probably an easier way to do this, and if you have suggestions please feel free to leave them in the comments below. Otherwise, just stitch around each individual piece leaving the same seam allowance as on the arches. Remember, you will want to sew the ends of the stitches directly on the arches or it will leave a white gap between them, which will look pretty weird.


Now I don’t know about you, but I will admit, I felt a certain level of self-satisfaction at this point! Looking damn good if I do say so myself! So of course, this is where I messed up. I’m going to say it, and a lot of you are probably going to have a DUH! moment, but just in case any of you out there have had as little experience working with minky as I had, had at this point let me say this: DO NOT IRON MINKY FABRIC!!! REPEAT – IT DOES NOT LIKE HEAT!!! If you’ll notice the giant crease down the center of the blanket in the last picture, that was driving my OCD – Perfectionist self CRAZY! So I grabbed my iron and went to work.

A picture is worth a thousand words :(

A picture is worth a thousand words 😦

Anyways, all I could do at this point was laugh at my stupidity and keep going. I had spent too much money and time on this thing at this point to quit now! So onward! For those of you (which is hopefully ALL of you if you are actually reading this post and/or are not dumb like me) that have NOT messed up your blanket, you should have just ended step 7.

8. Lay your minky blanket on a flat surface face-up. Lay your coordinating fleece/flannel fabric on top of your minky face-down. The two fabrics should be facing each other at this point. Pin these in place. You will want to use quite a few pins as the minky fabric can be quite slippery and you want to keep the edges as lined up as possible.

9. Sew the two fabrics together. I used about a 3/4 inch seam for this. I really just eye-balled it. You just don’t want to go too far in or it will significantly shrink the size of your finished blanket. Do not sew the pieces closed yet. Leave about a 6 inch gap.


10. Turn your blanket right side out by pulling the fabric through the gap you just left. Make sure you press all the edges out and down (by hand) so your minky and flannel/fleece fabric are as flatly lined up as possible. Fold the fabric under at the gap, so that it lines up neatly with the rest of the fabric, and pin in place. Pin the rest of your blanket in place. Now, sew the gap together with about a 1/4 seam allowance and continue around the entire blanket to give it a nice edge and keep the pieces together.

11. Congrats! You have a Baseball Baby Blanket! If you will recall I had quite the boo-boo earlier so I had one more step. I needed to try and hide my mistake as best I could. So, I added on some iron-on embellishments. Feel free to customize the blanket and add embroidery or other customization, but DO NOT use iron-ons. (Remember the Dire Warning between step 7 and 8.) I could get away with this, because well, I had already F***ed up in the first place!

Awe! Look how pretty!

Awe! Look how pretty!

back of blanket

back of blanket

Overall, I am VERY happy with the way it turned out. I even think I managed to hide my mistake fairly well! So now my daughter has a University of Utah Football Baby Blanket and a Boston Red Sox Baseball Baby Blanket! I know this tutorial was a little… unusual… but I hope you enjoyed it and found it somewhat helpful!

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baseball finished