Happy Halloween from Cheeks and Cupcake!

Heyyyy!  Long time no see, but I finally got off my duff (well, actually I remained seated, but you get the turn of phrase) and not only sewed but also wrote about my babies’ Halloween costumes!

Cheeks:  3
Cupcake: 6 months

HOW CUTE ARE THEY???  I love them so.

I thought about splitting this up into a couple of different posts, since I have a poopload of photos, but ultimately decided to just make this a massive, awesome Halloween costume bomb. KA-BLAM.  You’re welcome.

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Talk About Nesting

Wait, what?  You say.  But you already had your baby, Jess, the nesting phase is over!

You’re right.  It is.  And I did a lot of sitting on my booty plus some sewing during that phase; in fact, just got Baby Girl’s nursery more or less put together a couple of weeks ago…five months after she was born.

So…why would we talk about nesting?

Because…BABY NEST!

3 weeks B

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Come on Home, Baby

It’s gonna be a while with these baby centric posts until I’m through everything I’ve made for her (and her brother!).  But don’t worry, I slipped a couple of things in for me along the way, and you’ll get to watch her cute-ify in fast forward!

But first:  take a gander up at my new blog logo!  How freakin’ awesome is it?  I’m really lovin’ it.  My good buddy Chrystal saw the lame ass logo I had created with an online logo generator and offered to help a girl out…and boy did she.  Thank you so much Chrystal!

I’m definitely into matching family outfits the “Mama and me” idea, even with my little guy Sweet Cheeks, so I knew I would want to take Baby Girl home in the cheesiest fashion possible.


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Baby Girl’s Newborn Basics

If there’s one thing that is SUPER HANDY clothing wise for newborns, besides ye olde onesie (which I have sworn off making because my time is better spent creating more unique clothing that I can’t buy for around $1 elsewhere) it’s the ubiquitous baby gown.


You know the one, with its envelope neckline and elasticized hem.

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One for Mama, Two for Baby Girl

Heeey guys!  Today I’m sharing a versatile make for myself, and a sweet little set for the wee lass that we’re still waiting to meet.  Let’s start with my look!


This is Deer & Doe’s Aubepine, or as I discovered via Google Translator means Hawthorn in English.  Also very important: IT HAS POCKETS! Continue reading “One for Mama, Two for Baby Girl”