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Gorgeous Spring wreath made from a grapevine wreath, DIY fabric roses, silk leaves, faux pussy willow and berry branches, boa feathers and a velvet ribbon banner.
DIY Crafts, DIY Home Decor

Video Tutorial: Make a Spring Grapevine Wreath with Fabric Flowers

The fabric flowers we made for my sister’s wedding last year are sure getting a workout. Not only were they gorgeous in her bouquet, but I’ve used them (and made more!) for decorating around the house… and for decorating my kiddos (like Baby B here). This week, I thought they would look fabulous on a fresh, new Spring wreath! I think this nature-inspired wreath turned out really soft and pretty looking, and I like that it’s simple and a bit quirky. Continue reading

A bright jewel toned kid's room in purple, hot pink and turquoise - The DIY Mommy
DIY Home Decor, Reviews & Giveaways

Little C’s Bright, Jewel Toned Bedroom (+ Win Custom Canvas Art – Giveaway Ends 11/30)

As soon as I told Little C that we were building a new house and that she was going to get a brand new bedroom, I could see the wheels turning in her little head on how she’d decorate it.

There was no question at ALL that her wall colour was to be purple. She was certain of that. Each time we visited Lowe’s, she picked up a few paint chips in various shades of purple to add to her collection. She settled on the most vibrant, most intense shade of electric plumb that I’ve ever seen and I gave it my mommy blessing. It was crazy, but she loved it so much – why not say yes? She picked all of the fun & whimsical artwork too (scroll down to the bottom of this post to see her pick from Fizz and Bean and for a chance to win your OWN  canvas art!).Continue reading

DIY Home Decor

Mood Board: Sunny Woodland Nursery – Our DIY House

I’m excited about every single room in our new house (because we’ll actually have rooms for individual things and people), but this nursery for Baby A is one of my favourites.

Baby A has never had her own room (because our current Garage House is too small for that). This new “sunny woodland” sunny woodland” nursery will be a spot that she can call her very own! It will be wonderful for all of us.

I want a fun and playful bedroom for Baby A with lots of sorbet-inspired colours (sunny yellow, cheerful coral-y pink and minty blue) and retro woodland animals. When I found this fabric panel from Fabric.com ( Woodland Tails Panel Blue), it really inspired this space.

Mood Board: Sunny Woodland Nursery - Our DIY House by The DIY Mommy. Sorbet inspired shades of yellow, pink, coral and mint with retro woodland animals make a fun and sweet little nursery.

The inspirations:

  1. DIY Recovered Glider
  2. Woodland Tails Panel Blue Fabric
  3. Lyrik Shade from IKEA
  4. Crib from IKEA
  5. Homespun Chevron Pink Rug from RUGS USA
  6. DIY Scalloped Bunting Banner
  7. It’s My Forest Walnut Clock from decoylab
  8. You Are My Sunshine print from The Wheatfield
  9. Tree Decal

(And my DIY crochet granny square blanket is in there too.)

What do you think – will Baby A feel happy in her new, sunny room-to-be?

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DIY Vintage Inspired Easter Dresses by The DIY Mommy
DIY Sewing

Sew Vintage Inspired Easter Dresses for Baby and Big Sister

DIY Vintage Inspired Easter Dresses by The DIY Mommy

Easter seems to be approaching really quickly this year (and it is coming quicker quite literally since it’s in March this year). I’m really not sure I’ll be able to sew my two girlies Easter dresses this year which makes me sad – it’s been a tradition so far in our little family! Plus, I have such wonderful memories of my mom sewing me Easter and Christmas dresses, and she has memories of her mom sewing her and her sisters dresses. It’s in the genes!

However, I did make a couple of frilly Easter dresses for both my girls last year, and I simply didn’t have the time to write about them (I think it had something to do with getting used to having two kids). I thought I’d share them with you today just in case you’re gearing up for some Easter sewing and are in need of some ideas (and maybe I’ll motivate myself here – who knows)!

DIY Vintage Inspired Easter Dress by The DIY Mommy

I made a dress for my then 3 year old and my then 3 month old. I wanted them to coordinate, but I didn’t want them to match exactly.


I used two patterns from the wonderful book Cute Clothes for Kids by Rob Merrett (I encourage you to buy it – it’s one of those great resource-type sewing pattern books that you can use as-is or you can use the patterns as a base for your own creations).

Little C’s dress (the older one) was based off of the “Teatime Treat” dress pattern in Cute Clothes for Kids, and the only things I changed were adding a ruffle to the hem and a double ruffle to the bottom of the apron piece.

The pattern was easy to follow and look how cute the tied sash is at the back!

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Baby A’s dress was based on the “Spring Orchard” dress pattern in Cute Clothes for Kids. I added a ruffle on the hem and used snaps instead of buttons at the shoulders (only because that’s what I had on hand at the time and I wanted to finish these!).

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I used the “Tweet” fabric line from Timeless Treasures for these dresses, purchased from Fabric.com – my favourite place to buy fabric online.

I was really happy with the two finished Easter dresses for my little girls. They had a vintage flare to them because of the fabric style and mix, and they coordinated but weren’t exact duplicates.

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Just for kicks, here’s my silly Little C in her dress from last year – it’s a wee bit snug, but she still looks like a princes don’t you think?

DIY Vintage Inspired Easter Dress by The DIY Mommy

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