Sunday, May 1, 2011

Twins: Eliza and Hadley

My cousin and his wife recently welcomed their third and fourth children: twin girls! I can't imagine life with four kids, much less twins. Whew!

I sent the girls a little love from Katie Kay Tees, and made them pseudo-matching cardigans.

Their mom is holding out on sending me a photo of the girls in their cardigans. She's using a photo as leverage to make me attend family festivities at Thanksgiving. Hmmm...

Saturday, February 5, 2011


We have cabin fever from being cooped up during snow storms, so I've been crafting a lot lately. I decided to make these capes that I saw on Ohdeedoh, and I love how they turned out!

Jackson wanted his cape to say "Super Boy" and have a lightning bolt.

I made this cape as a birthday gift for one of Katie's school friends (who is also named Katie).

Monday, January 10, 2011

Blog Winner

My friend Paula writes a great new blog called JC's Loft. She recently held a giveaway to honor the milestone of reaching 100 followers and asked me to make a custom shirt for one of the winners. I happily agreed!

Staci from Lizard & Ladybug was the lucky winner. I found out we have a few things in common: we both have boys named Jackson, and we share the same birthday! Staci could pick any Katie Kay Tees shirt design from this blog, and she chose the sibling love set.

I hope her kids love wearing these shirts, and I can't wait to see a photo of them!


My husband's coworker has a new baby girl. This is the first child for the coworker and his wife, and I love hearing about the new baby through my husband's word-of-mouth.

To welcome the new baby, I made a tiny little onesie for her to wear. The shirt was actually supposed to say "loved," but I miscalculated the letter placement and ended up with just plain "love." Which isn't so plain after all, you know?

Friday, December 10, 2010

Advent Conspiracy 2010

Last year's Advent Conspiracy shirt doesn't fit Katie this year. I found a long-sleeve red shirt for $2 at Target, and spiffed it up for this year's holiday season. You can't see the cute snowflakes I put on the sleeves too, but you get the idea from this photo.

Our family is part of  Advent Conspiracy. Not sure what that is? Here's a link to a video Katie made about how Advent Conspiracy changed us - not only our Christmas, but all year long! (Feel free to vote for her video to help her win the contest!) If that doesn't help explain it, this video will!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Gifts for High School Friends

Two old friends from high school each recently had a daughter. I made onesies to welcome the babies to the world!

EDIT: Here's one of the sweet girls in her onesie. So cute!

Friday, August 13, 2010

A Joint Production

Our friends Troy and Lori had their third baby recently. I made her a little onesie with her parents' names listed. Having babies is truly a joint production!


This shirt was made for our friends' son, Liam. He just turned four this weekend.

Worth the Wait - Two Versions

My cousin Catherine just had her first child. She and her husband have waited years to welcome this baby to the world, and her arrival was a big cause for celebration! I made this onesie to send to the baby. I'm hoping she'll be able to wear it by the time I meet her at Thanksgiving this year.

Also, one of our college friends had his first child - make that children! Kevin's wife gave birth to twins - a boy and a girl. Their parents had a little wait of their own, so I made a set of Worth the Wait onesies for them.

These three babies have been eagerly anticipated by their parents. They are the culmination of many years of longing, and I'm so glad to welcome them to our world!

Twins: 1 of 2, 2 of 2

One of my best friends just gave birth to twin boys. This is one of the shower gifts I gave her:

It's a set of matching onesies for the boys. The writing is chocolate brown, which is one of her favorite colors. Since the boys were premature, it'll be a while before I get to see them in their onesies. I can't wait!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Sibling Love

A mom can dream, right?

In hopes of encouraging good relations between the warring factions in our house (just kidding, they're not THAT bad... yet), I stamped some shirts for Katie and Jackson. They modeled the finished products for me today, along with the face paint I put on them this morning.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas Gifts

I made two shirts and gave them as Christmas gifts. They were both iron-on transfers. The first was for my daughter, as part of one of her gifts (tickets to St. Louis' City Museum).
The second shirt was for my niece, who is about to turn 15. She says when she gets older, she wants to have wings tattooed on the nape of her neck, just below her hair line. I'm hoping this shirt with wings on the back will suffice instead!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Advent Conspiracy

To help us get in the spirit, I made Katie an Advent Conspiracy shirt. The movement's four cornerstones are listed on the shirt: Worship Fully, Spend Less, Give More, Love All.

I wrote about Advent Conspiracy on my Six Golden Coins blog here.

Iron Ons

I found two iron ons recently that I used to make shirts for the kids.

The first is a US Mail patch. I put this on a shirt for Katie, since she has always been fascinated by the mailman.

The second is a little tie that I ironed on to a shirt for Jackson. He wore it on Thanksgiving Day as a way to dress up.

Here's a photo of the little man in the shirt:

Thursday, September 17, 2009

ONEderful Jude

My little nephew Jude turned one in August, and I just received a photo of him in his ONEderful onesie. Isn't he so cute, with that wrinkled up face and smile? You should see those chubby thighs in person too. They are so squishy!

I met him for the first time two days ago. He barely talks yet, but he does make little grunting sounds to tell you what he wants. He is active and curious, and reminds me of how my son Jackson acted just a year ago. It was a nice reality check to see Jackson and Jude together. It helped me visualize how far we have come in just a year!

Friday, June 26, 2009


I ran a little giveaway on my Six Golden Coins blog back in April, and my bloggy friend Scrappy Sue was one of the two winners. Technically she and the other winner were the only people to even ENTER the contest, so they won just for being nice.

I promised photo bracelets as prizes, and also a customized Katie Kay Tee of their choice. Sue told me to surprise her, so this is what I made:
I hope she likes it!