Baby Boy!

Looks like we’re having a boy! 

As I’m typing he’s kickin’ around; he’s so active!  Being pregnant has been such a joy, I’m working on my biggest craft to date!  I have been blessed to feel really healthy throughout the pregnancy so far. 

I’m starting to think about how I want to decorate baby’s room.  My friend sent me a link to this fabric line, which I am in love with (darn!  I just realized this fabric is $34 a yard!!  that could get pricey for making crib bedding…):

I’m planning to paint the walls of the nursery a warm grey, and I think pops of chartreuse and teal could be really fun!  I’d have to be careful that it didn’t end up looking girly, but I think I could work with it.  The crib and changing table set I want to get will be all white, which should look nice and crisp next to the bright colors. 

Just so you know, I haven’t stopped sewing!  I’m slowly working on some Christmas gifts, which unfortunately I can’t post on here yet.

The hubs and I are off to Boston on Saturday to visit my parents.  I’m so excited for them to meet baby via my belly bump!  They should get to feel some good kicks too, which will be so fun!  I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Happy Birthday, Seester!!

Dear Big Sister,

Happy Birthday!  It is so amazing to actually be able to call you my best friend (and mean it!).  We are so alike, yet I remember where we came from and can’t even imagine how we got here!  Thank you for being there for me at ALL times and for being such a positive role model in my life. 

I wish I could be there to celebrate with you, but alas, not this year!  Have a great day (filled with fabric shopping, sewing, eating chocolate and ice cream and doing no housework!).  I love you!!! 

Love Your Little Sis,


New Camera!

I just ordered this puppy…


Which means I’ll have no excuse not to blog!!  It should be arriving sometime next week, I can’t wait!!

Once it’s here, I’ve got plenty of new items for the shop that I’ll get photographed and orderable on Etsy.

Check back!!!


Welcome to my new website!  Have a look around, stay for awhile.  Come back and visit?


You might notice a few changes happening around here in the next couple of weeks.  All starting with the official domain change!  Welcome to…. 

(no more!) Please be sure to update your reader if it is not automatically done.

 Next, I have ordered some fabric labels and am opening my first Etsy shop (link to be posted soon) in hopes of expanding my hobby into something a bit more legit (don’t worry, I didn’t quite my day job).  I’m super excited about this, so bear with me as I transition.

 In other news, I made this cute shirt following Made By Rae’s Spring Top tutorial:


I wasn’t loving how it looked at first, but then I realized that I just needed some belt love.  I had this white belt on hand, but I think I might make a simple linen belt using the same white fabric I used for the sleeves and shirt top.

 In keeping with the theme of Made By Rae’s patterns, I also whipped up this cute orange Buttercup Bag for a dear friend who just graduated from college: 

bag mosiac

A couple weeks earlier I made this Buttercup Bag (which I totally forgot to photograph until I got in the car on the way to gift it to the recipient, sorry for the cell phone pictures):


These little purses are so much fun to make, I am definitely considering become a licensed reseller!  I can see a ton of customization in the future too (larger, zippered pockets, different strap configurations, etc).

It is now after 2pm and the husband and I are still traipsing around in our pajamas.  Time to let the day begin!

My Maddie and Her Mommy and Daddy

I just had to dedicate a post to my adorable niece and her charmed life. Can you imagine popping out of the womb to see this beautiful couple staring up at you?

Or coming home for the first time to see that this is your new bedroom?

I’m telling you, this little baby could not be loved more if she were Suri Cruise herself. Levi and I were able to spend a week with Madelyn starting the day after she was born. And now, let me introduce you to Madelyn Kate:

Spending that week with Madelyn and my sister and brother-in-law made Levi and I get a serious case of the “Californias.” Someday we would love to be able to live near them, to be able to raise our children together. Families just shouldn’t be spread across the world. It’s just not right! With my parents in Boston and my sister in California, it sometimes feels like we will never all be together. I sure am glad I have my brother and sister-in-law here in Seattle or things would be really tough!

I will leave you with this positively adorable video of Maddie and her favorite toy. Notice how every time the music stops she starts talking like mad to get mommie to turn it back on! So cute! By the way, she is about 2 1/2 months old in this video. Today she is 3 1/2 months. She’s growing too quickly!


Today I took my last final EVER. My pen will never again grace the likes of a BlueBook. My mind will never again be filled up with last minute cram sessions and memorizations. I cannot believe it! There is really something strange about moving on to the next phase of life after graduating from college. My best friend and I were talking about how weird it will be to no longer be able to categorize ourselves as “students.” I think that this is something that will take a long time to get used to. But, it will be great nonetheless. I finished my last final at about 2 p.m. and immediately headed up to Blockbusters to pick up a sappy chick flick (P.S. I love you) and to Starbucks to grab some coffee. Yes, it is only 2:45 in the afternoon and I will soon be vegeing out on the couch watching a movie. I love it! But, before I start, I thought that I would share with you a random smattering of pictures showing you the Seitz’s life over the last weekend.

First, on Wednesday night my friend (pseudo sister) called and asked if Levi and I could babysit her adorable 13 month old daughter. OF COURSE! Anyone who knows me knows that I am a bit baby obsessed. She was an absolute delight and Levi and I gloated over her the entire night. She was especially fascinated with our fish (R.I.P. Juno, our fish who died yesterday :(….) and my guitar. She went to sleep at around 7:30 p.m. and she didn’t fuss at all. We couldn’t help ourselves and we had to peek in on her several times. You can thank me later:

Seriously, babies this cute should not exist! This little girl coupled with my indescribably cute 3-month-old niece make it REALLY difficult for people like me and my husband who are baby-obsessed to not immediately go pro-create! Ack!

The next happening of our week was all in Levi’s arena. He got picked up at 6:30 a.m. by some friends from work and they went to three (count them: 3) skate parks in Renton, Kent and Auburn. Crazy? Yes. He had a great time doing some “old man skating” as he called it, which is more the Dogtown style (google it) than the trick based stuff he used to do. He had a blast, and I was glad he was returning to his adorable skater self that I first fell in love with. Here’s a couple of pictures courtesy of Levi’s friend from work (credits: Dan Brunner).

And, by the way, how amazing is that huge hole in the back of his jeans? Those are his Sevens. I don’t want to talk about it.

On to me, I finished making my dress this weekend. I was hoping to be able to wear it to my graduation on Saturday, so we will see if I get up the self confidence needed to wear it. There just seems to be something not quite perfect about the way it fits me, and being a perfectionist, this could mean that I will never wear it. I hope that’s not the case though, because Levi likes it. Here’s the pattern I used:

I chose a black satin fabric, and it is fully lined with a blue silk lining.

I think it looks better on a hanger!

Here you can see the lining and the back, which has a simple zipper and hook and eye closure:

Okay, enough of that. I will leave you with a couple of pictures of our newly redecorated apartment.

I made those pillows for our couches with some fabric I found at IKEA. The random artwork in the background is just that: random. I was inspired by something I saw at Apartment Therapy.

How did Levi’s Mexican blanket get in there? I thought for sure I had thrown that out several times :). The wall hanging is also fabric from IKEA, it comes hemmed, which is very nice. That’s all for now!