Friday, December 4, 2009

CAM Tomorrow!

Tomorrow is City Arts Market!

I'll be there with lots of baby goodies, tote bags, aprons, brooches, Christmas stuff, and more!

Hope to see you there.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

A Winner!

Using, I've chosen a winner for my coaster giveaway!

Kristina , you won! Please email me at with your mailing address and I'll send your coasters out right away.

Thanks to everyone who stopped by to comment.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

A Giveaway!

My giveaway prize from Happy Find came yesterday. It is so sweet, and Venus had it packaged so beautifully. I've decided to host my own little giveaway, too.

Up for grabs is a set of these Christmas coasters that I've been making for my shop and for City Arts Market.

These are perfect for

*Secret Santa exchanges
*teacher gifts
*wrapping up with some cocoa or coffee for your neighbor
*or keep them for yourself!

To enter, just leave a comment. The winner will be announced here on Tuesday, December 1st. (Oh- be sure to leave a way for me to get in touch with you in your comment.)

Monday, November 23, 2009

Look What I Won!

A few weeks ago I began reading the blog Happy Find. Venus hosted a giveaway last week, and I won this sweet little pincushion.

(image: Happy Find)

Thanks, Venus! I can't wait to get it.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Jacket Refashion

A couple of years ago I coached for a team that I'm no longer working with, but we coaches had purchased these nice warm fleece jackets with the team's name on them. I've discovered that this jacket is one of the only ones I have that stretches around my growing belly, but I don't want to advertise for this team anymore.

So.... I used this tutorial to fix up my jacket with a pretty ranunculus. I can't wait to try more of these on other things. I think it's pretty cute!

Here is a before shot of the jacket. I followed the tutorial's instructions and just stitched right to the jacket.

Monday, November 16, 2009

New Hats!

I made new hats for Ava and me over the weekend. I used super bulky yarn and size 15 needles, so these came together really quickly. I need to make them both a little longer so that our ears stay warm this winter, but first I need to learn how to pick up stitches. More information is on my Ravelry page.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Shop Update and Some News!

Just added a few new bags to my shop... And if you look closely, you will see something else I've been working on!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Little Punkin

I made Ava a Halloween t-shirt today while she napped. These are the faces I got when I asked her to smile:

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Initial T-Shirts

A custom order for Laura:

The larger t-shirt has a cute little fabric and felt brooch pinned on it. Crummy photo... it's late and dark here in Waldeck!

You can order your initial Onesie or t-shirt in my Etsy shop!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

A Hat for Baby Henry

I knit this little hat back in August for a friend's baby who was due in October. Turns out he's here a bit early, and I can't wait to see him in his pumpkin hat!

This is my very first hat. The pattern is from Ravelry, and there are more details in my Ravelry notebook.

Welcome, Baby Henry! Can't wait to meet you.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Ava's Birthday Skirt

Ava's second birthday is tomorrow (already?! how is this happening??). I haven't sewn anything in quite a while, but I knew I wanted to make her something special to wear on her birthday. I think she's going to love this skirt:

I used this tutorial, and it only took me about half an hour from start to finish. This is a seriously easy project, and I can see more of these in our future. I had to guess on the length since the birthday girl is taking her nap right now, but it looks like it is going to be a good fit. I can't wait to try it on her!

Happy Birthday, Ava!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Finally, an Update!

This summer has been flying by. It's hard to believe that I'll be headed back to teaching in just a few weeks.

I've decided to put my Etsy shop in "vacation mode" for a while. I've been making custom orders and working on things to send out to some local shops.

I now have things in THREE real, live shops!!

Broad Street Bazaar
55 N Broad Street
Lititz, PA 17543

The Hodge Podgery
1100 N 3rd Street
Harrisburg, PA

Hello, Bluebird (opening very soon!)
609 Penn Avenue
West Reading, PA

All three of these shops are filled with awesome handmade things. Go check them out!

Friday, July 3, 2009

CBN This Sunday!

(image: Crafty By Nature)

Come celebrate the holiday weekend at Shupp's Grove! Support local, independent artists at this month's Crafty By Nature event.

Sunday, July 5th
Shupp's Grove
Adamstown, PA
Free Admission and Free Parking!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Two More Shops

In addition to selling things at Broad Street Bazaar in Lititz, PA, I'm also going to be selling at two more local shops!

Look for Waldeck Dry Goods items at The HodgePodgery in Harrisburg, PA later this summer! Dawn and Jessica are planning on selling things that are made from recycled or repurposed materials.

I'll also be selling at Hello, Bluebird in West Reading, PA. I was lucky enough to set up right next to Alex at last weekend's Crafty By Nature event. I think her shop is going to be great! You can read more about the shop on Alex's blog.

I am super excited to be selling my wares in three real shops this year!

My new friend Tara has written a great post about both of these shops on her blog, (photo above borrowed from Tara's blog).

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

A Cute Customer!

I love when people send me photos of themselves wearing/using things that I've made. A friend from college, Abby (we recently reconnected over Facebook), sent me this photo of her little boy wearing a custom onesie that she purchased.

Isn't he cute???

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Retro Yard Sale!

My friend Alicia from Ten Gallon Greetings just let me know about this awesome-sounding yard sale in Lancaster, PA. I'm definitely going to be there to check it out on Friday.

1. mtl_mai2009_44, 2. disney, 3. thrifty yard sale finds, 4. Yard Sale, 5. Yard Sale Finds, 6. Mugs & Glasses, 7. Linens at 127 Sale, 8. I must have been a very good girl!, 9. Yard Sale Stuff

Retro Yard Sale

802 N. Shippen St

(corner at Clay St)

Lancaster, PA

Friday & Saturday

June 5 & 6

8am - 1pm

Clothing, jewelry, books, postcards, purses, toys, household items, etc...

All kinds of cool stuff!

All from 1950's - 60's - 70's - 80's!!

Most items 50 cents or $1.00!

Treat yourself to some fun vintage-y trinket on the cheap.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


Wow! There were 124 people who commented on my giveaway! I used to choose the two winners, and it picked numbers 21 and 30:

The winners are:

Tara said...

What a great giveaway. We have a boy due in Sept and this would be great to win.

Valerie said...

Those are adorable! Great giveaway!

(Check out Valerie's blog, Paper Dreams.)

Ladies, look for an email from me this morning, and start thinking about what you'd like your onesie to look like.

Thanks for commenting, everyone, and I hope some of the new readers will stick around!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

A New Bag

Late last night I got inspired to sew myself a new summer bag:

I used a mixture of some brand new fabrics and some blue gingham I picked up at the thrift shop last week. I love it so much (especially that bird fabric).

If you're here from Sew, Mama, Sew looking for my giveaway, it's right HERE.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

A Giveaway!

It's Giveaway Day!

In honor of this special day, I'm giving away two (yes, two) personalized onesies to two randomly chosen readers. The winner will receive a personalized onesie in the size of his or her choice (see my Etsy listing for sizing details). You'll also choose fabric colors for your onesie. These make great gifts!

All you have to do to win is leave a comment here. The winners will be announced here on June 1st.

EDITED TO ADD: Check out the other great giveaways here!


Thursday, May 21, 2009

Broad Street Bazaar!

Yippee! I'm so excited! Waldeck Dry Goods will now be available at Broad Street Bazaar in Lititz, PA.

Broad Street Bazaar is a new shop that features handcrafted goodies by local artists, like

Yummy Pancake
Pineapple Sugar
J. Almodovar
and lots more!

There are tons of cute things in the shop. Stop by and check it out:

Broad Street Bazaar
55 North Broad Street
Lititz, PA 17543

Open Monday-Saturday 9-5


Saturday, May 16, 2009

Giveaway Day!

Sew, Mama, Sew is hosting another Giveaway Day! I missed this the first time around, and only heard about it after it was too late. This time I'll be ready, though. To learn more about Giveaway Day, go here.


Friday, May 15, 2009

A Satisfied (and adorable) Customer

Our friend Gabriella enjoys some olives while wearing a Waldeck Dry Goods bib. Her mama says that her "lello el'phant" bib is one of her favorites!


Thursday, May 14, 2009


These brooches are made from bits of fabric and felt that have been rescued from my scrap bin. They are lots of fun to create; I don't make them with a plan in mind. I just start layering and layering. There are a few listed in my shop, and I'll be selling them at Crafty by Nature in June.


Monday, May 11, 2009

New Cards

When I saw these cards last week, I knew they were something I wanted to make.

Luckily, Ava is talking up a storm these days (like, non-stop), and we have been keeping a list in the kitchen of all the things she comes up with.

I haven't used a store-bought card in ages, but lately I've been spending so much of my crafting time working on sewing projects. I haven't had (or made) time to work on cards. These are quick and easy, and still satisfy my need for making and sending handmade cards.

Sorry for the poor photo quality. It's dark, and my hubby with be working on his thank you notes and sending them out tomorrow morning. Right, dear?


Sunday, May 3, 2009


Crafty By Nature has been canceled for today, but I'll be there next month.

I will be adding some things to my shop over the next few days. I also have lots of ideas to work on that I just didn't have time to get to for today's show.

So today I'm enjoying an unexpected day with nothing scheduled. We've made plans to see some friends and their new baby this evening, and until then I'm relaxing with coffee and a few books while Daddy entertains Ava.


Friday, May 1, 2009

Sunstone Soap (and a shameless self-promotion)

(image from Sunstone Soap)

Last week I entered's weekly giveaway, and I won! Kim from Sunstone Soap sent me three bars of delicious smelling soap that I can't wait to try. Sunstone Soaps are all-natural, 100% vegetarian, and they donate a percentage of their profits to animal welfare organizations. I'll definitely be shopping here in the future.

P.S. I just saw that I'm featured on HandmadeinPA's Vendor Spotlight today! =)

Thursday, April 30, 2009

"Uh-oh Ava Diaper"

This morning I heard on the monitor: "Uh-oh Ava diaper, uh-oh Ava diaper" over and over. A few seconds later I heard "Jammies wash." Sure enough, when I went in to get Ava, her jammies were off, the diaper was on the floor, and she was in her crib playing happily and nakedly with her toys.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Crafty By Nature

I just got the news that I've been accepted to participate in Crafty By Nature!

Here is more information about the event from their site:

Located at lovely Shupp’s Grove in Adamstown, PA (Lancaster County), CBN will take place every first Sunday, beginning May through October 2009. A local treasure, Shupp’s Grove is an outdoor vintage and antique market. It’s pastoral setting will provide a shaded haven to showcase up-and-coming indie designers, crafters, artists, and makers.

Crafty By Nature is still looking for vendors, so head to the site if you're local. The first day will be May 3. I better get busy!