Toddler Lavender Pillow

The idea struck for the creation of this child’s pillow when we were at a health food store in Quebec City this past March. The store had in stock a kid’s pillow from the same company that makes my pillow (Naturest). I should have bought it when I saw it bc I can’t find it anywhere now.  But then again, if I did, I wouldn’t have had the privilege of making it by hand for my son. 

Since we’re now pregnant again, we’re thinking about sleeping arrangements going forward. In the near future we may take down the side of my son’s crib to turn it into a toddler bed.  That creates an opportunity for a pillow like this! 

It’s a little smaller than I realize I may like now, 9×12 inches. But none-the-less I really enjoy how it turned out. 

I created a permanent envelope that I sewed shut out of the sweet deer fabric (one of my faves!). I filled it with leftover hulled buckwheat (which came from my pillow), some dried lavender I had on hand, and also some flax seed to amp up the volume (not pictured). I also added one drop of lavender essential oil (not pictured) to be sure the smell lasted a good while. 

I created an envelope with a simple overlap in the back as the cover.  It’s able to be removed for laundering.  

Baby J opened it the night before his birthday and immediately laid his head down on it! I was kinda surprised. Not sure if he makes a point to be close to it in the night but I can see him enjoying sleep with it as he grows. 

Happy pillow love,



A Creative Dream into Reality

I can’t believe it worked…

In University, I quite often wore my favorite purse. I got it at Aldo and it was just perfect. The strap was adjustable and it fit snugly around my torso. It was a good size and went with everything.

When the zipper broke, I thought to myself that I could keep the hardware and make a replica one day. 

Probably approximately 2 years later the dream has become reality! And I’m quite surprised it actually worked out!!!

 Here it is with the strap looped through the rings to make it shorter:

  And here it is with the strap long (good for the stroller): 

My only regret is that I didn’t think ahead enough to do an inside lining.  Next time!

Happy sewing,


Toddler Apron

Check out the toddler-cooking-apron turned shop-apron I made and my friend’s son is enjoying!  Here’s to recycling old jean fabric. Sure beats throwing it out. 🙂

What a cutie. 


Toddler Apron

Finally finished this little apron for my baby-cakes!

For Christmas our son is receiving a learning tower from his aunt Honey and uncle. My handy and lovely brother-in-law is completing this IKEA Hack for us. 🙂 So excited to receive it! 

I always like to make a few Christmas presents, so this year what I dreamed up was a toddler apron. When babes is assisting me with baking and cooking, he can wear this! I assume it’s mostly for style and won’t entirely keep his clothes clean. 😉

I got the pattern off of Pinterest, here is the website. 

Much love and hope to each of you this Christmas.