The Evangeline

I just absolutely love this dress. I’ll apologize right now for all the pictures in this post…

It doesn’t help that my model is so stinkin cute!

When I first started looking for dress patterns I didn’t really care for this one at all, but I saw someone wearing something similar and decided to try it out. I love it and everything about it! It is so feminine and lovely and the big bow on the back is dreamy.

The Evangeline was made from this tutorial from Sew Happy by Carrie and I was impressed with the tutorial and pattern, as well as the excellent communication from Carrie. Please know that the sizes do run large though!

The Evangeline. Sizes 18months- 5T. $35

Bow-ties

Axel begged and begged me to make him a bow-tie. He wanted to come to the fabric store with me to pick out fabric. In my mind I was imagining all the fun fabrics we could use. He chose black.

All he wanted  was a plain black bow-tie. I tried a brown striped fabric, some black, blue and red fabric and just about every other fabric I saw. Just black. He was so excited about it though! And he was so proud to wear it.

I begged him to wear a pink polka dot one to match his sisters dresses. I even tried bribing him. He said he wouldn’t do it for a million dollars. He wouldn’t even do it for one hundred dollars. I finally talked him into just wearing it for five minutes so I could take pictures.

I love that he is excited about bow-ties. I just wish I could convince him to wear more than just a plain black one. I understand the no pink (even though I think this one was ok).

This bow-tie was made using this free tutorial. It can be made so that you tie it every time like a normal bow-tie, or you can put a hook or velcro in the back so that you just tie it once and then hook it on. Axel is patient enough to wait for me to tie it, but a little guy would be too wiggly.

Boy's Bow-tie $10 ~ You choose the Fabric

The Madilyn

I finished up this fun custom order last week for a friend from church. She ordered them for her granddaughters and I can not wait to see pictures of them in their new outfits!

This dress is reversible! How cool is that? The hats are reversible too so you could just change up their little outfits like crazy.

I love this dress because it is so versatile. You can wear it by itself in the summer and if the weather gets chilly, just throw a long sleeve shirt under it with some tights or leggings and it looks cute that way too.

"The Madilyn" ~ $28 (size 3mths- 5T)

This dress was made from a tutorial I purchased over at Sweet Kid 3. I wasn’t super impressed with the tutorial, but with a few adjustments and some common sense, it got the job done! Feel free to contact me at lovealwaysxox at gmail dot com if you are interested in ordering. You can also see more pictures over on my facebook page.

Reversible Newsboy Cap ~ $18.50

Dresses and Ties and Hats – Oh My!

I did it! I finished all of the kids things for their Easter outfits. It came really close though. The last flower pin for the last hat was finished in the van on the way to church! It was all worth it though. The kids loved their things (Axel is extremely hard to please) and everyone else loved them too.

Miracle's Dress and Newsboy Cap

Evangeline actually wore her hat all day, until picture time that is!

Axel loves that his hat is reversible. He kept changing it all day.

There are more pictures on my facebook page if you would like to see them! (and some pricing info too if you want to order one for your cuties.)

In My Easter Bonnet

In high school we had to do a project for choir where we went to the elementary school and sang some songs with the students. One of the songs that we did was “In My Easter Bonnet.” At least I think that was what it was called….I don’t really remember much about the song, but I do remember that my bestie Emily and I went to Wal-Mart and asked them to donate the artificial flowers that had fallen off the stems for our project. They looked at us like we were a little crazy but they did give them to us. We stayed up late into the night gluing the flowers onto the bottoms of Styrofoam bowls and tied ribbons to them for all the kids to wear as Easter bonnets. Haha. Good times.

Anywho, check out these cute bonnets! Whether for Easter, special occasions, or just keeping the sun off your little one’s precious skin there are so many cute styles. I am loving the ones with the extra large rims and the ones that you don’t have to tie. Check out some of the shops for boy styles too. (Click on the picture to get to the listing.)

My Kids Drawers

Tea With Alice

 

Bows and Giggles

Susie Q

bella sol bebe

Pretty Baby Bowtique

Mulberry Shop

4 Penny Girl

Thursday Treasures

My four year old has not been feeling well and has been on my mind! This week is dedicated to him.

(remember, all Thursday Treasures are on sale and you can click on an image to be directed to the item/etsy shop.)

Robot Wall Plaque

Robot Wall Plaque

Fall Diamonds Belt

Fall Diamonds Belt

Race Car Lounge Set

Race Car Lounge Set

Block Printed T-Shirt

Block Printed T-Shirt

Blast Off Rocket Growth Chart

Blast Off Rocket Growth Chart

Crayon Holder Traffic Jam

Crayon Holder Traffic Jam

Mini British Flashcard Long Sleeve Shirt

Mini British Flashcard Long Sleeve Shirt

Boy Ties

Boy Ties

Thursday Treasures

I love hats on my babies so I thought this week I would include you on my quest for some new ones for fall!

(remember, all Thursday Treasures are on sale and you can click on an image to be directed to the item/etsy shop.)

Organic Cotton Custom Baby Hat With Bow

Beanie Cap With Jeweled Peony Clip

Beanie Cap With Jeweled Peony Clip

Tunisian Jester Hat

Tunisian Jester Hat

Organic Knotted Hat

Organic Knotted Hat

Ecru Beanie - Any Size and Color

Ecru Beanie - Any Size and Color