October 19th

I spent the weekend cooking, organizing and sewing like my imaginary in-laws were coming for the holidays. It was a sheer blur of activity, fueled by weeks of neglected podcasts, caffeine and the motivation of simplifying and using what I have.

This included tackling several pre-launch orders from the online boutique that will open here November 1.



Soccer Tag Blanket



Mini made a gorgeous quilt for Rebecca’s daughter, E. The quilt was backed with minky. I’d never before paid attention to this fabric, but seeing E use her quilt last weekend in Chicago, I realized how perfect the soft material is for baby projects. A quick jaunt to JoAnn’s with a coupon in hand and I had enough to make a dozen taggy blankets. Some hit the mail today for gifts, others were delivered.  The set above is for a little boy whose folks love “footie” and have knicknamed their baby Kix.

Additionally, a few will be paired with onesies for the shop. I’ve received some excellent feedback lately on my baby onesie designs, including this sweet video. How adorable is Saba?  This is my very own happy baby Africankelli Designs commercial. Love!

ROAR! packaging

I’ve been playing around with my new MOO mini cards. I had them printed as business cards for the shop and am trying new packaging. So far, this is by far my favorite for any purchase I can deliver instead of mail. My love affair with simplicity continues.

Happy Monday, friends. Let’s make this a week to remember — shall we?


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13 Responses

  1. Love taggy blankets! Babies just love to put tags in their mouths, don’t they? I like your soccer baby gift set. I may have to take a peak at that boutique for the nieces, you know! 🙂

  2. That taggie blanket is adorable. I LOVE IT!

  3. I think your soccer-themed baby gift is going to be a hit! I am planning on making it a memorable week: more remodeling, dinner with friends, and topping it off with a very important ultrasound appointment on Friday!

  4. Oh, we really need to get together sometime!

  5. love the baby gifts and that video, how cute! You are so stinking creative and talented! Can’t wait for the boutique to debut.

  6. Does your boutique will have a site on its own? I mean, can we see something of your projects, a sort of portfolio? Because I’m interested in making some gifts handmade, next year.

  7. I can’t wait for the boutique to open! I am jealous of those that got to pre-order. Super cute gifts!

  8. It has been a while since I have visited your blog…I have missed out on so much!…and have to say your little taggie blankie is adorable. and those kaluha choco cupcakes look amazing!!! 🙂

  9. I love the soccor motif on the onsie and the blankie. I’ve used minky fabric before, isn’t it soft and cuddly-able.

    Can’t wait to see the new boutique.

  10. Oh that is soo cute!

  11. adorable video with great onesie.

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