Cute & custom made clothing & accessories for infants, children, & new moms

Tag: Children

Learning to Slow It Down

I hope everyone had a wonderful Halloween (and got to sneak a piece of candy from that large pile your little one managed to collect). The sugar rush of Halloween is hopefully over, but that doesn’t mean the craziness of life has stopped. Next thing we know, it’ll be Thanksgiving, then Christmas, and then a whole new year. So how can we make sure we slow down and enjoy each day with our kids? Especially as busy moms, it can be tough to know the answer. I do know I have a list of five things to do with my kids before Thanksgiving gets here. The list is manageable and will be sure to make the holiday fun. I would love to hear some creative ideas from you as well, so please leave a comment about what you do to balance it all. Here’s my list:

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  1. Read before bed: This one seems simple and obvious, but it’s hard to make time to read a book every night before bed. I try to keep this a nightly tradition because it’s one thing my girls love. I’ve heard 10 Fat Turkeys is a great book to teach kids how to count backwards.
  2. Cook or bake together: One day they will be on their own, and they’re going to have to feed themselves! I love to have my girls help me in the kitchen. It makes eating together that much more special. This year, I’m excited to make these adorable Turkey cupcakes!a98de8afd11883cbc57ce5ae6778ebe3
  3. Make a craft: There are way too many cute Thanksgiving craft ideas, but I definitely want to try making these pinecone turkeys with my girls.
  4. Play a game: Games never fail to be fun for me. I always find myself laughing at something, and they are a great way for children to get some energy out, especially on a lazy day like Thanksgiving. The game “Cross the Sea” looks hilarious. One kid is the New World, another is the Mayflower, and the rest are rocks. The Mayflower wears a blindfold and must be guided with directions around the rocks in order to make it to the New World.
  5. Be thankful: I love this idea of a Thankful tree. This is such a great way to teach children what Thanksgiving is really all about…and maybe to remind ourselves as well!

Again, please leave a comment and let me know what you do to make the crazy holiday season enjoyable and stress-free.

Sew long,

Becky

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The uniqueness of customized gifts

Don’t you love when a friend gives you a present specifically customized to you? Whether it be a concert ticket to your favorite band, a birthday cake with your nickname on it, or a bottle of your signature scent, a customized gift says I know who you are and what you like. Sometimes it becomes hard in the craziness of life to pay attention to all the individual quirks of friends, nieces, nephews, brothers, sisters and husbands. I often find myself wondering does she like chocolate cake with vanilla icing or vanilla cake with chocolate icing?

The good news is that you can still give customized gifts, even if you forget some of the details. As long as you can remember their name, customized items are possible. I love taking requests for personalized items such as this customized “Genevieve” journal or “Chef Caroline” chef hat.

Sew Long,

Becky

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Talking Art and Children

Welcome back the Sew Sophisticated blog! Today, I am talking art and children.

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Art Kit

There’s something incredibly special about art made by children. Do you remember making something as a kid and thinking you did a really good job? Remember how excited you were to show your parents or babysitter your masterpiece? Watching my girls experience that same moment never gets old. My favorite part about my children’s artistic skill is being able to display their artwork at home. The art displayed in our home puts a smile on my face every day, and it encourages my girls to try new art techniques.

Recently my girls have been trying out some Sew Sophisticated art tools such as the chalkboard mat and the art kit, which includes colored pencils and a journal. If you are interested in these items for your little van Gogh, you can find them at Imaginations Toy Store in Blacksburg or you can use the contact form below to get in touch with me.

Sew long,

Becky

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Our sewing classes are SEW cool

Hello Sew Sophisticated fans,

Check out what our sewing kiddos have been up to lately. We helped them make these adorable pillows and had SEW much fun doing it.

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Another project we worked on was making stuffed animals. We caught some of the kiddos in action..

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If you are interested in signing up your child for sewing classes visit our website by clicking on the daisy below!

Sew Long,

Becky & Bridget

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Check this out!

Hey Sew Sophisticated fans,

We have a special something to share with you today. In order to help promote Sew Sophisticated we created a video spoofing the ATT&T commercials. Watch and share it with your friends! We had a great time making this with our kids. Have a wonderful weekend!

Sew Long,

Becky & Bridget

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We love our customers!

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Good morning Sew Sophisticated fans,

Today we wanted to share with you a story from one of our customers. We love to hear YOUR stories so please comment on this post if you have any to share with us. This one is from Alicia:

“Thank you to the ladies at Sew Sophisticated! I ordered a welcome home outfit for my daughter as her dad was returning from a deployment. It came in time, looked adorable, and we received many compliments!” -Alicia

Keep sharing your stories with us and we will continue to do the same. Have a wonderful day!

Sew Long,

Becky & Bridget

 

 

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Easter is almost here!

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Hello Sew Sophisticated fans,

Easter is just around the corner and if you haven’t checked out our Boo Boo Bunnies you should! They are the perfect accessory to add to your child’s Easter basket this year. These adorable boo boo bunnies will make any scrape or bruise feel better. Just keep them in the freezer for when your little one needs them. They come with a reusable ice cube so there are no drips or messes. Our Boo Boo Bunnies are available in your choice of six different colored ribbons.

Click the daisy to find these on our website!

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Sew Long,

Becky & Bridget

 

 

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Let’s go H-O-K-I-E-S!

Hokie Wear

Hello,

For all of our Hokie fans out there check out our amazing Hokie wear. Our Hokie inspired clothing and accessories are perfect for game days or to just support your favorite team! Visit our website by clicking the flower icon below to check out our “all things Hokie” page. Don’t forget the spring football game is just around the corner!

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Sew Long,

Becky & Bridget

 

 

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Luv Bugs

Luv Bug

Hello Sew Sophisticated fans,

We know everyone is getting excited for spring so we thought we would feature this adorable “luv bug” set for the outfit of the day!

Featured we have one of our crochet hats embellished with black ribbon and a stunning flower. This hat is the perfect accessory for any outfit. It is available in two sizes: infant and toddler and it comes in many different colors. Also we have our luv bug shirt with matching accessories. If you like what you see visit our website to order online by clicking the flower icon below.

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Sew long!

Becky & Bridget

 

 

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Welcome!

Crochet Hats

Hello Sew Sophisticated fans!

We are SEW excited to show off our new blog! We will post about our clothing & accessories and offer some insight about what inspires us on a daily basis. That being said we also want to know what inspires you… So please help us share your stories as well. Also be sure to check out our Pintrest and Facebook pages!

Sew long,

Becky & Bridget

 

 

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