Monday, March 28, 2011

quiet book

For years I have wanted to make a quiet book for the girls. This last Christmas, a friend & I decided to go for it... I must say it was much more time consuming & detail work then I had initially thought.

We got some direction here. Then adapted the pages fit for a garden theme... Showing the garden in all four lovely seasons that we have here in Utah. The girls have plenty to do with braiding the gardeners hair, feeding birds, counting carrots, arranging the flower garden, a zippered bee hive, fall apple picking, building a snowman in winter, a pretend mailbox to stick love letters in and finally tic tac toe.

It was a special little christmas gift... to my girls, love mama.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Fresh Bedding

I've been having so much fun sewing & changing out pillows all around the house. These are just a few photos to share... fabric prints come from Anna Maria Horners Home Dec line.

I wanted to post these quick photos... This is my 7 yr. old daughter, Mia's newly put together bedroom. I think it's young and fun but still mature enough to last her through the years. I had a blast with all these prints! For the quilt - I was excited for stripes - alternating the prints with white cotton. I wanted to frill it up a little, so I added the ruffle border.

The pillows... Mia is really into butterflies and loves that the first print has a butterfly that goes with her pretty framed butterflies from Brazil hanging up above her bed.

Ordered bedskirt - handmade by Jennifer & the metal shelves from CB2. The little "cozy cubes" on the shelves were made using the instructions in Anna Maria Horner's "Seams to Me" book... Mia loves these for all her little things to have their place. The sheep skin rug came from IKEA and is the softest touch to her little feet each morning when she climbs out of bed.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Maui Wedding


This is the darling Isabella (on the RIGHT). She was the flower girl in her Aunt Stacie's very special celebration. This dreamy wedding took place on the beach in Maui. Stacie requested this simple linen dress with trim to match her wedding colors. The men were in simple linen pants and bare feet. Don't you just love the look?!

This wedding looks absolutely breath taking!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Utah Wedding

This here, is my lil family.
And Yes, that is me, on my knees second from left. :)

This was in fact, my lil sister Sara's wedding! She is so beautiful inside and out. Kevin is her man and we are thrilled that the two of them found each other. The wedding was a family affair and I like to call it our handmade wedding...

Here are the girls behind it all!
{ from left, sisters - Lisa, Dina, Sara, Momma and myself }

Lets start with her wedding gown... handmade by Momma.

She's so talented - has made all four or her daughters wedding dresses (At our plea of course). We promised her we would one day have a lil fashion show & model all of them next to one another. I was married already 11 years ago (wow, 11 years) - so it will be fun to see the style changes. I'll make sure to post some pics when we do!

Brides hair flowers, earrings & bracelet... handmade by the bride herself.

Orange dresses & accessories for these girls... handmade by myself.

I jumped at the chance to make my girls some new dresses. Sara had a beautiful September wedding and chose shades of grey (adults), shades of orange (children), and tiny pops of red. Their dresses were casual, a lil clashy, and a lot of fun!

Flowers... made by Mother Nature, assembled by sisters - Lisa, Dina & myself.

My sisters and I had a lot of fun pretending to be florists for a day! We made 10 large centerpieces - similar to this one pictured, 6 small centerpieces, 8 wall sconces, 8 corsages, 8 boutonnieres, the works. We had fun layering the shades of oranges, reds, yellows, and placing chunks of fresh moss, a couple succulents, and river rocks at the base.

Sign in tags... handmade by bride - Sara.

This was a fun idea rather then a sign in book, each guest picked a handmade tag from the glass and wrote their own personalized note offering their best wishes and words of wisdom to the newly weds. Then hung their tag from a branch on the twig tree beside the table.

Hanging fabric banners... handmade by Momma.
(their was another on the mantel that said L O V E )

Bow tie for Drake... handmade by sister - Lisa.

Maryland Wedding

Six Leaf Green linen dresses for the girls and Oatmeal linen suits for the boys. I adore Sonia's choices for the little ones in her wedding. And what better than clean classic linen for an outdoor wedding!

Thank you Sonia for the photos.

The lil dresses were a lot of fun to make... I really was thrilled when they were complete and all lined up together. I'm glad I could be a small part of your so very special day!

I wish you a long & happy life together!
xx Maria

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Thursday, June 17, 2010

California Wedding

These little darlins are Jade & Sienna. They were a big part in their Aunts very special occasion this past summer. I created these dresses based off of their mothers specifications. All were very pleased with just how simple and sweet they turned out.

(Elicia with daughters - Jade & Sienna)

And... Yes, It's that wonderful time again... Wedding Season!
I have the pleasure of creating more dresses for all of the littlest beauties that help make up these fabulous wedding parties... and it's so much fun!

Currently, I am working on a group of 6 leaf green linen dresses, all in different styles, appropriate for ages ranging from 12 months - 11 years for a wedding in Maryland. Stay posted for photos of this and other upcoming weddings taking place this summer.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

This made me smile.

Good is all around us... some days we just have to look.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

::: NEW ::: summer SALE dress

I thought it was time once again for another great buy... and who doesn't love a good deal! Introducing the summer SALE dress. This dress is very sweet with detailed shirring at the neck and sleeves. Finished with a clean rolled hem and a white cotton sash. Now available for a limited time...

Custom size (Please specify at checkout)
6-12 mo, 12-24 mo, 2-3, 4-5, 6-7

Thursday, March 25, 2010

little sister

This lil darlins name is Anika, from Texas. This is her special day. She's celebrating the big number 2 in her "little sister" amelia dress.
so cute.
thanks for sending pictures Radhika!

Monday, March 22, 2010

green day dress

Introducing the green day dress. This everyday dress is made with a lightweight seersucker cotton in a sage green with stripes that compliment. Bodice is gathered with elastic. Three vintage turquoise buttons add detail to the sleeves and bodice. It's comfortable and washes well. All seams professionally finished.

Custom size (Please specify at checkout)
6-12 mo, 12-18 mo, 18-24mo, 2T, 3T, 4T, 5T

If you would like a larger size - just send me a note.

Friday, February 19, 2010

little sisters

I had to post about these darling "little sisters"... Ellie and Mia. They belong to a friend of mine from growing up... Mimi. I adore my friends that I grew up with! We knew each-other before we really even knew ourselves. You know, those silly little things as a child that made each of us unique/one of a kind. Those things now, have a lot to do with the people we are and have yet to become.

I remember with one childhood friend, at the age of 8. Inviting her to my home to play fabric store. I had boxes of my mothers fabric all laid out for her to choose from. She would bring her selections up to the cut counter and I would measure, take note, and have her follow me over to the checkout where I had an adding machine and monopoly money set up. The fabric store took over my bedroom for a few weeks until my mother wanted her fabric back. You could say, I took a liking to fabric at a young age. I hope as a mother, I can take note of these unique interests I see developing in my own children. The things that make each one of them so unique/one of a kind and help them develop along the way.

Okay, back to these lil darlins. They are wearing some handmade love from the shop. Did you notice???

Baby Mia has a smock with some fun designer prints that match Ellies skirt and both have the perfect hair for a linen flower clip. I adore making matching outfits for sister this sweet!

Oh what a lucky mom you are Mimi...