Thursday, July 17, 2014

Win of the Week

Summer is in full swing, and your little papoose deserves to be comfortable and look stylish at an affordable price for all those outdoor adventures and playtimes with friends. I am so excited to bring you the first ever Win of the Week from Papoose Clothing, where items are dramatically reduced just for you during a limited time.

The ever popular White and Cream Reversible A-line Top with Front Bow Detail is paired with the darling Leopard Print Double Ruffle Bloomer Shorts for the most casually sophisticated summer look. When purchased together, this outfit will be only $47.70, a 40% savings!

This classic girl's blouse top is the perfect beginning to any outfit! It is a fully reversible a-line top with soft white on one side and a beige cream with light brown polka dots on the other. Even the front bow is reversible to show on each side of the top and will tie with either the white or cream showing. Both fabrics are cut from cotton materials. The back crosses sweetly in a vintage way and is secured at the shoulder with large pearl buttons. The front of the top has two buttonhole slits that allow access for the sash to be changed and reversed if wanted.
These fabulous shorts are an essential piece to any little girl's wardrobe and are cut from a leopard print cotton material. The waist and legs both have elastic gathering for that "bubble" effect with extra room in the seat area. The elastic is held below the waistline and above the hemline for a double ruffled look, very sweet and sassy!
This deal won't last long, and when it's over, it's gone, so hurry and get them while they last!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Work in Progress: Kitchen Curtains

I think the nesting stage of this pregnancy has hit me because I want to do all the things I've been meaning to do since we moved in but couldn't from morning sickness. If I think about my mental list of things to do, I get overwhelmed easily, so I'm trying to stay focused on one or two projects at most. While hubby is currently in charge of fixing up the nursery, I am tackling the kitchen curtains.

It is a huge bay window that looks out onto the community pond so I'd love to make use of the view. The previous homeowners bought the cheap plastic shades that don't even fall the entire length of the window, so there is about a 10" gap where people can peek in if they wanted to. I decided cafĂ© curtains would allow the light to come in but still give enough privacy.
I searched for hours on Pinterest and finally fell in love with an inspiration photo I knew I could tackle. Made from modern laces, designer Angelica Leaf is the mastermind behind these incredibly gorgeous patchwork curtains. I love how romantic and shabby chic they are while still allowing the light to shine through. I knew I could find what I needed in my stash so I went on a fabric and lace hunt.

Of course, I had a particular helper throughout the afternoon who somehow managed to look adorable while hindering the sewing process.
So far I have about half of the window done so it shouldn't take long to finish this little project. I'm liking the way it's turning out and how the squares aren't all the same sizes, having a more organic feel to them. I can't wait to finally hang them up and see how it all looks!