Martha’s Horse Quilt

Once upon a time, I offered to make my sister a quilt. Eventually she took me up on that offer… and my husband got a job transfer, my babies were turning one (party planning mode), my mom was flying in, I had some house projects that needed doing, and I had like three quilt orders from Etsy. All good things happen at once sometimes!

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This maaaaaay be a shameless child post. I love my babies and they love this quilt, so this just happened! Also: I know the babies’ socks don’t match. They just got John Deere socks in their Easter baskets and are obsessed, so whatever, this outfit happened!

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This is Sarah Jane’s fabric again, Wee Wander collection. Martha ordered it and shipped it to my house, so she let me pick how to make it and what design to use.
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I went with a simple plus design that I have used in the past. This is a twin sized quilt, with an accent horse block to match the backing fabric!IMG_2465

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This is so Martha, if you know her. She has been obsessed with horses for…well, her whole life really. She is super pretty, not really girly, but still likes some girl things!IMG_2468

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This is my favorite photo of the day. This is such a good description of my life. Elliot with her finger up her nose.

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Sad because I’m not letting her eat ants, sticks, flowers, and grass.

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Posing beautifully, my little Emerson.

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Elliot looking up at the leaves!

Thanks for reading this! Hopefully you don’t mind seeing my sweet girls sometimes. They are such a huge part of my life that it feels funny to leave them out.

~Rachel

Elliot & Emerson {Birthday Quilts}

With the all-consuming Instagram photo stream and it’s easy access, I rarely post on the blog anymore! However, the completion of these quilts TOTALLY deserves a whole post (complete with too many pictures). I’m sure that any followers of mine are super-sick of these quilts by now, but I’m so happy that they were finished in time for my girl’s birthday.

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When I finally got over my morning sickness, I decided that I needed to make quilts for the girls I was carrying. I used a couple of blocks I liked and used the Sarah Jane line of fabric “Wee Wander.” It all looked great, but by the time I got all of the blocks pieced, I was dealing with preterm labor and a giant (to me) belly, so it was hard to work on my sewing projects.  I always sit on the floor to cut everything, and I could barely bend over… or stand back up!
I had the babies 8 weeks early and then life was a blur for a while. This year, my only goal was to not have so many work-in-progress things going on always! A month or so before their 1st birthday, I decided that I needed to finally drag these out again and finish them before the girls big day.

Not that they care or anything, but I’ve realized that as a parent, I like to make things MUCH harder than they need to be!

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After much lamentation that I had been too fat to trim my squares nicely before I sewed them, I got to work! I was reveling in how easy it was to work, move, breathe, and live while there aren’t two kids fighting for room in your uterus. So, these didn’t take much time to finish up, and I just backed them with some chevron fabric (I’m so over chevron, but I’m trying to use my stash) that I already had on hand. I used light gray crosshatch and and hand-bound them in between feedings, house hunting, and cleaning before my mom came to visit. Piece of cake!

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I’m debating on doing a birthday post… did I even ever do a birth post? I don’t know if anyone even cares! So, These little gold crowns were the cake toppers for the smash cakes on their birthdays. I just made them from a tutorial on pinterest, pretty easy and fun (if you like spray paint and glitter, which I do).

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Fun fact: While I uploaded these photos, the sweet little twins emptied a bottle of olive oil onto my kitchen floor.

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This line of fabric is so great! I love how you can fussy cut the characters to make it look different, or use it as whole cloth for a completely different look! Hopefully Sarah Jane will put something new out soon, I always love using her lines!

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Ignore how my quilting isn’t perfectly lined up with some of the blocks. Or, if you want a quilting lesson, look closely, and remember to always trim your blocks down to size!

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Thanks for bearing with me through all of the photos! I love sharing what I’m doing for those who like to see! Maybe I’ll have something else soon!
~Rachel

2015 Grand Opening of Our Etsy Shop!

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2014 was an incredible year for our business! We cannot thank all of our customers and vendors enough for supporting LBE inc this year. As we came to a close the last couple months of 2014 it became clear that we were going to have to make some changes in order to keep up with the demand from our customers. This is exciting and scary all at once!

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For the first time since opening shop we closed for several weeks during the holidays. I had some time to sit back and reflect on the incredible year we had and also have a clear idea of how I want our business to look and operate moving forward!

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We have really catered to a lot of custom work in the past this is by far the most time consuming and tricky of all the work we create, it made sense to make those options more limited and have a set of products that we can keep stocked so that we can better manage all the influx of orders.

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 When I started making signs I had a crystal clear idea of the direction I wanted our shop to go. I have let go a lot of that as I have tried to keep up with what is “trendy” and meet the demands of our buyers. While I truly love all of your ideas and I love searching out and recreating what’s new and trendy. We are ready to branch out a little more this year and steer back to the original direction we had in mind when we started this business.
I have sifted through all of our shops items jotting down each item and the number of designs that sold etc. After looking at all of my notes I hand selected all of your favorite and most loved signs and started working on our new 2015 collection. This collection of work is a good mix of old and new. I have revised many old designs and added some new, near and dear to my heart quotes and lyrics. I have vowed to only list phrases that really speak to my heart and bare my soul a little more as we start this New Year.

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 We will now only offer a core color selection for each sign. This consists of a handpicked single selection of colors for each sign that is neutral and consistent with our love for vintage and rustic inspired home décor, while all of our other “fun” colors will still be available as custom options in our shop as well. By doing this we hope to be able to start keeping a stock of product for our customers eliminating long wait time and being able to gage the work ahead of time for ourselves as well.

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We have also added two new custom options to our shop. You will now no longer need to go directly through me to set up a custom order. We will have a listing that will detail just how to order something custom without ever having to send me a message (unless of course you need too, we are always willing to help!). We now have a permanent answer to a question we get asked very frequently. “Can I get this design bigger/smaller” the answer is YES! We have done away with any size of sign that is not square; this makes our job simpler and also allows for all designs to be easily converted to a larger size also without the need for me to whip up a custom listing for you!

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Moments a go I finished photographing what has become the 2015 collection. I have never been so proud of the products we will have listed in our shop. Our wood has been upgraded and frames are now standard to each sign to really make our work polished and one of a kind.

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As we begin this year with these new changes I look forward to all the new customers we will work with & the relationships that will grow and from this platform. We truly commit to giving you heart felt products made by our hands and sent to your homes and shops! I hope this New Year finds each and every one of you in good health and in good spirits! Happy 2015!!

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Be sure to follow us on Instagram  for daily updates on what is new and happing with LBE inc!

Haley with home decor and signs can be found here:

http://instagram.com/littlebitsofeverythinginc/

& Rachel with all things sewing and quilting can be found here:

http://instagram.com/littlebitsofeverythingquilts/

2015 Grand Opening of Our Shop!!!

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Shop LINK:

2014 was an incredible year for our business! We cannot thank all of our customers and vendors enough for supporting LBE inc this year. As we came to a close the last couple months of 2014 it became clear that we were going to have to make some changes in order to keep up with the demand from our customers. This is exciting and scary all at once!

For the first time since opening shop we closed for several weeks during the holidays. I had some time to sit back and reflect on the incredible year we had and also have a clear idea of how I want our business to look and operate moving forward!

We have really catered to a lot of custom work in the past this is by far the most time consuming and tricky of all the work we create, it made sense to make those options more limited and have a set of products that we can keep stocked so that we can better manage all the influx of orders.

When I started making signs I had a crystal clear idea of the direction I wanted our shop to go. I have let go a lot of that as I have tried to keep up with what is “trendy” and meet the demands of our buyers. While I truly love all of your ideas and I love searching out and recreating what’s new and trendy. We are ready to branch out a little more this year and steer back to the original direction we had in mind when we started this business.
I have sifted through all of our shops items jotting down each item and the number of designs that sold etc. After looking at all of my notes I hand selected all of your favorite and most loved signs and started working on our new 2015 collection. This collection of work is a good mix of old and new. I have revised many old designs and added some new, near and dear to my heart quotes and lyrics. I have vowed to only list phrases that really speak to my heart and bare my soul a little more as we start this New Year.
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We will now only offer a core color selection for each sign. This consists of a handpicked single selection of colors for each sign that is neutral and consistent with our love for vintage and rustic inspired home décor, while all of our other “fun” colors will still be available as custom options in our shop as well. By doing this we hope to be able to start keeping a stock of product for our customers eliminating long wait time and being able to gage the work ahead of time for ourselves as well.

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let them be little lbe incWe have also added two new custom options to our shop. You will now no longer need to go directly through me to set up a custom order. We will have a listing that will detail just how to order something custom without ever having to send me a message (unless of course you need too, we are always willing to help!). We now have a permanent answer to a question we get asked very frequently. “Can I get this design bigger/smaller” the answer is YES! We have done away with any size of sign that is not square; this makes our job simpler and also allows for all designs to be easily converted to a larger size also without the need for me to whip up a custom listing for you!

Yesterday I finished photographing what has become the 2015 collection. I have never been so proud of the products we will have listed in our shop. Our wood has been upgraded and quality stained pine  frames are now standard to each sign to really make our work polished and one of a kind.

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As we begin this year with these new changes I look forward to all the new customers we will work with & the relationships that will grow and from this platform. We truly commit to giving you heart felt products made by our hands and sent to your homes and shops! I hope this New Year finds each and every one of you in good health and in good spirits! Happy 2015!!

Be sure to follow us on Instagram at Instagram.com/littlebitsofeverything for daily updates on what is new and happing with LBE inc!my father lbeinc1

 

-Haley

Free Kitchen Label Printables

Free Kitchen LabelsGood Morning and welcome 2015!! We had a lovely vacation with my family in Washington and are happy to be home and are getting back in the swing of things! As I mentioned on Instagram the sign portion of our shop will open again January 12 this Monday! I am working like a busy bee to get everything ready for our 2015 launch! There are going to be some BIG changes to the way we run our sign shop and what is listed come Monday! I have several new designs that will be available and have decided to retire many of our old ones! I’m exited to give you the full scoop once everything is all ready so stay tuned for the official announcement regrading all the changes when we launch Monday! kitchen labels2

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Since I have been out of town I’ve been a little behind on getting my Christmas decor put away and jumping on the 2015 “organize everything” band wagon! But I thought it would be the perfect time to share some free Kitchen Labels for all of my IG and blogger friends who are working hard at getting their houses all in order for 2015! Please share the love and pin these to your pinterest and enjoy organizing your kitchens and home!! I’ll be back soon with all our shop updates! (full downloads below)

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Official downloads below:

Free Kitchen Lables Sheet 1

Free Kitchen Labels Sheet 2 pdf

Free Kitchen Lables Sheet 3 pdf

Free Kitchen Lables Sheet 4 pdf

Have a wonderful week!

-Haley