Thursday, August 25, 2011

Cozy little phones

I just posted some great new items to my etsy shop. I have several new wipes cases as well as these cute cell phone cases.

They will keep your phone warm and cozy! 

So cute! And practical too!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

How 'bout some team spirit!

I don't know about anyone else, but I am getting pumped for my favorite season. 

Football Season! 

And in the spirit of the season I am featuring some school spirit wipes cases on Etsy.

Shown here in Sooner, Gator and UCF Knights colors but they can be done in any school colors really. It is a cute way for mommies (and daddies) to show their school spirit especially during football season. 

Really they could be good for anyone during a tailgate. Sticky buffalo wing fingers? Grab a wipe. Mustard spill? Grab a wipe. Forced to venture into the dreaded outdoor potty? Definitely grab a wipe!!!

I am also doing gift sets of wipes cases and burp cloths. 

Although it isn't posted on Etsy yet, you can do a matching burp cloth with any of my wipes cases. I just started posting them as sets so look out for more to come. Or just message me and let me know what case you want and I will create a burp cloth to coordinate. 

Here are a few other cute ideas for football season that I am sure to bust out this season at a tailgate

Chocolate covered strawberry footballs!

Football cake balls from Bakerella!

I will probably try to make something similar but you can purchase a wreath like this here.

I am still a Sooner at heart but because I now live in Florida and we have the Game On Events tailgate trailer business (more on that later) I am also a Gator fan by default. We have so much fun going up to Gainesville and hanging out with friends before, during, and after the Gator games! 

Seriously I cannot wait!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Help

I just finished reading this book a few days ago and I loved it! I have wanted to read it ever since Nate Berkus put it on his list of favorite things in the back of Elle decor (or some similar publication) last year. 

Then I really really wanted to read it after I found out that it was going to be made into a movie. I have this thing about reading books before I see the movie version. I wouldn't even watch the movie trailer to The Help before I finished the book, which was getting harder by the day. Now that I have finished the book, and I have allowed myself to watch the trailer, and I am excited to see it on film. I think the cast looks solid and I can't wait to see how true to the book the screenwriters stayed. 

I also am excited about seeing the 1960s era costumes and set design. The book itself was very detailed with the character development but didn't go into great detail about the setting of Jackson, Mississippi. And although the wardrobe choices of the characters were often mentioned (especially the protagonist Skeeter Phelan) I can't wait to actually see how the costume designer puts it all together. 

I don't usually see movies by myself, but maybe I just might have to make this an exception as a rainy Wednesday activity!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Taggy Friday!!!

That is TaGGy Friday not TaCKy Friday. But hey, if you want to do Tacky Friday that is cool too, it just isn't what I'm talking about here today.

SO either you know what a taggy is and know that it can be as important as any other baby paraphernalia like bottle warmers, diaper cream, and pacifiers. Or you have no idea what a taggy is and you would like me to educate you. 

Why yes...yes I will.

I am not sure where the taggy originated but I first learned about it a mere year or so ago at a baby shower for my precious twin nephews. At this shower there was an adorable 8 month old little girl named Emmerson, who had a brightly colored blanket looking thing with all of these ribbons sewed to the edge. According to her sweet mommy, little Ems loved the thing and she didn't go anywhere without it. I was intrigued. To my luck the twins Nana made them their first set of taggys and so I got a first hand tutorial. 

It wasn't hard for me to decide that taggys would be a perfect addition to the CocoLemon line. So without further ado, here is the CocoLemon version of a taggy blanket!

I have seen taggys made out of a multitude of materials ranging from burp clothes (aka cloth diapers), to polar fleece, to all minky fleece. I make mine with one side minky fleece (super soft plush fleece) and the other side flannel backed satin. It makes for the most cuddly soft little taggy blanket ever!

So happy Taggy Friday everyone!

And if you still want to do Tacky Friday here you go...

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Chevron Love

I am totally obsessed with my new favorite pattern! CHEVRONS! I love them. I want to wear them, carry them, and live in them. So what exactly do I love about them? They are a crisp, clean, more visually interesting version of a stripe. 

Since this one is sold and all!

Headboard...check, colors...check, chevron pillows...obviously!

So have I convinced you? Aren't chevrons divine? 

You can bet that I will be hunting for some chevron fabric to make some wipes cases, burp clothes, curtains, pillows, clothes...okay maybe not clothes, I may have to buy those!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Summer Heat

This has been an awesome summer so far. There have been some great trips to the beach, bbqs, birthday parties and more! I have been working on some other sewing projects (not related to CocoLemon) and that has kept me pretty busy at the sewing machine. 

However I did have enough time to add a couple new patterns to the CocoLemon line!

And here they are...

So what have you been up to this summer?