Author Archives: Melissa

About Melissa

I'm a wife to an Army vet, and mother to four daughters and three step-sons. I'm a student specializing in family history research; world traveler; creator of fanciful spaces (home decor), baby clothes, and baked treats; believer of Christ... I belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

“I Do” Alterations

Over a year ago I was contacted by a gal that I went to Jr High and High School with.  She needed her wedding gown altered and only had a few days to get it done!  Of course I was up … Continue reading

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Phoenix Quilt, Craft, and Sewing Festival

  I had the opportunity last week to spend a day with my Aunt, Sister, and Niece wandering all around the Phoenix Quilt, Craft, and Sewing Festival.  The booths were wonderful and I came home with some beautiful goodies.  I … Continue reading

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Right Around the Corner

Next week is Thanksgiving in the USA which means the beginning of all the holiday parties!  My cousin helped me out by taking pictures of her adorable baby modeling the clothes and blankets for my Etsy shop Fairy Child Heirlooms. … Continue reading

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French Knot Lady

  This beautiful lady is embroidered on a pillow.  I made this when I was a young girl.  I remember being so excited because I learned how to make french knots!  This was a gift for my Mother so I … Continue reading

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Creating a life of magic through the inspiration of nature

I have always been drawn to the magic of nature, even as a small child.  My Oma created the most magical life for her grandchildren. I remember visiting her home in the Arizona mountains several times each year and running … Continue reading

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Purple Apron

  you can find this apron in my Etsy shop

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Where did the time go?  How did it become mid August already? NOOOO! I don’t want the kids to be back in school already! Well, I guess I’m just going to have to get busy and finish some projects that … Continue reading

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I have this sweater that just makes me look frumpy no matter what I wear it with so I decided to dye it. Before: After: The sweater is wool so I used what’s called a ‘cool bath’ (where you start … Continue reading

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As I was visiting my sister yesterday, my sweet little niece excitedly told me all about the potholders she has been making for her family and “Do you want me to make some for you too?”  well of course!  so she sat down at … Continue reading

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It’s a New Year…

…Time to set some goals! I sit here pondering all I’ve done (and NOT done) since I started my sewing business.  I’ve often thought of how I had such big ideas that didn’t pan out.  That’s bound to happen to … Continue reading

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