City Thistle

My dear friend, Bethany, has opened a new Etsy shop, City Thistle!  She’s sellling absolutely beautiful jewelry and is hosting a giveaway on her blog to celebrate her new shop!

This is my fave item in her shop…just gorgeous!! 

But I also love this necklace:

And these lovely earrings:

Visit her blog to enter the giveaway and be sure to check out City Thistle on Etsy.  Tell her I sent you!



Thanks to everyone for playing.  Wow, 514 comments, you guys are awesome!

We have a winner!!

Congrats to Leah on winning a custom Kissed By Kate hat and on expecting her first boy!!  So exciting!

If you didn’t win, be sure to pop over to the shop and check out all the delicious boy goodies!

CLOSED – Giveaway: Celebrate the Boy!


To help Rae at Made By Rae and Dana at MADE Celebrate the Boy this month, my oh-so-talented sister is having a giveaway for one of her precious flat cap golfing hats from her Etsy site, Kissed by Kate.  Since she doesn’t currently have a blog, you can enter this wonderful giveaway here on Come and See the Seitz.
The giveaway is for 1 custom made-to-order hat.  She will work with you to decide the size, color, texture, and fabric you want – it can even be made as an adult size.
Giveaway Rules:
1. One entry per person.
2. Just comment on this post to enter the giveaway.  Make sure you leave your email address in your comment (or have your email address visible in your profile).
3. The winner will be randomly selected.
4. Kate will ship internationally.
5. The Giveaway will run from Feb 19-midnight through the end of the day on Feb 20.
Good luck!!!
UPDATE:  Comments closed!  The winner will be announced later today.  Thanks for all your wonderful comments!!

Baby’s Quilt

Here’s a sneak peak at the fabrics I’ve picked out for baby’s quilt:

I’m kind of obsessed with this teal, apple green and grey color combo.  It’s just such a fun pairing for a baby boy!  The fabrics are Laurie Wisburn’s Tufted Tweets, Monaluna Circa 50s and a collection of coordinating Kona Cotton solids.  After setting out all the fabrics I decided to pair them up, choosing two prints that looked nicely together and a coordinating solid.  The result was the following set of fabrics.

I decided to go with a Wonky Log Cabin quilt, since I’ve never made one before and I thought it would be fun with these prints.  Here are some of my favorite blogs so far (they are 9.5″ blocks):

I’ve made 14 blocks so far and I figure I’ll need about 30 blocks to make a good sized quilt.  Halfway there!  I am also debating whether or not I want to do sashing between the blocks.  I’ll have to play around with it when I have all the blocks finished.

By the way, the nursery remodel is almost complete.  I can’t wait to show you the finished pictures, it’s SUCH a great space!  The glider turned out amazing, I’ll do a separate post for that.

[SIDE NOTE:  My new camera is FANTASTIC!  I am loving being able to take great pictures in super low light.  Perfect for these long, dark Seattle winters!]

Christmas Presents

This year for my Christmas presents I put together pretty little packages for some of the special ladies in my life.  The packages contained a mug filled with delicious teas from The Teaman (Etsy), homemade Buckeye Cookies (I used a similar recipe to this one) and a Lavendar Neck Wrap that I designed and made.  I had so much fun coming up with the packaging and labelling design, I think that was my favorite part!  I ordered boxes online and decorated them with a beautiful stamp.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year!

Which one do you like best?

I’m re-upholstering a glider I got at Goodwill for $25.  The glider will be painted white.  Keep in mind the nursery walls will be grey, the furniture will be white, and the rug I bought is also grey, so everything in the room is neutral EXCEPT for the fabrics, which is where the pops of teal and apple green come in.  Here’s the room collage, as a reminder:

So, I’m trying to decide what to cover the glider in, and I’ve got 6 choices I’m between.  I can’t decide if it would be best to keep the glider neutral also, but still accessorize it with a fun bright pillow using the other fabrics I bought.  Or, I could go with a fun bright print for the glider.

In the pictures you’ll see that the top 7 fabrics are the ones I have already purchased to make the crib bedding and accents throughout the room.  So, just look at the bottom fabric to see the choices:

So, what do you think?

Baby’s Room

I started working on this collage of how I plan to decorate baby’s room.  The top two fabrics are what I’m making the crib bumper out of (it will be reversible).  The fabric comes from Monaluna’s Circa 50 line.  The rest of the fabrics will all be used as accents (pillows for the glider, a simple baby quilt, etc.).  The solids are all Kona cottons, which I love sewing with (Kona Lagoon, Kona Chartreuse and Kona Medium Grey).

We’ll be painting the walls grey, I haven’t picked out the color yet, so please feel free to send me suggestions if you happen to know the perfect grey!  The love the decal I found, and I’ll probably position it above the crib.  I found the cute little numbered flash cards from ChildrenInspireDesign for a steal at $12.99 for the ten (they are no longer on sale).  I’m going to frame them in white frames and arrange them on one wall. 

You can’t see the light fixture very well since I made it so small, but it’s this lamp from IKEA.  It’s a smaller version of the lamp we have up in our daybed, and I think it will look very cute in the nursery.

Well, I’ve got some serious decorating to do!  That should keep me busy for the next 3.5 months until baby comes.  I’ll leave you with my most recent belly pic, here I am at my aunt’s house on Christmas day, 6.5 months pregnant (taken with my new D-SLR, a Nikon D5000, giddy sounds ensue!!):

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!

Halloween Party

I know, I know, I’m a month late on this posting, but I wanted to post them anyways!  My friend Dacia and I threw a Halloween party and had so much fun putting it together!  Here are some photo highlights of the night:

The Dorothy costume turned out well!  It needed a lot of adjustments to make it not so frumpy (I chopped off about 10 inches from the hem!):

The best part of the outfit was definitely the shoes!  I bought some cheapy flats at Goodwill, spray painted them red, then painted on mod podge before completely covering them in red glitter.  They were so much fun to make and they turned out so cute!

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