Thanks for stopping by and checking out Lil Ladybug Shoppe! My name is Melissa and I'm mommy to my beautiful princess Mattilyn. I started off making all of these just for my princess and found that I loved it so much, I started doing it for friends and family! Everything on this site is custom made just for your lil one. Feel free to contact me with any questions with any special requests!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Oh SEW crazy!!

   I’ve been nesting these days with LOTS of sewing projects! And now that I’m on bed rest at 32 weeks, one of the only things I can do is SEW!

Sorry for the awful pictures, but there was no way I was going to model my new projects! That part will have to wait til AFTER I have my little guys.

First up, and what started my sewing fetish, a maternity hospital gown! Complete with snaps down the back for complete coverage, and both sleeves snap open for easy access...aka nursing ;)


Next up, nursing covers! The first one is double layered for extra warmth and coverage, and it’s made a bit larger to accommodate nursing twins. The second one is thinner for these hot summer months. Both have boning in them around the front neckline, which pops open to allow you see down without showing off any of your goods. Oh- and notice the fun pockets on the Twin Nursing Cover :) Great for a cell phone!



Next, an adorable blanket and matching diaper tote (with a wipe-able inside liner!) I’ve actually made a second tote since then, just haven’t snapped a picture yet. I made this tote to use with a stroller, so the handles snap open. It has an liner inside the main pocket and front pocket, so spills or accidents are easily cleaned up!


Next is a super fun way to keep your car clean! With 2 new babies, we needed a new car...downfall was the super light interior! So I made these kick-mats with pockets! I didn’t want my sweet little one getting the back of the seats dirty, so this will easily protect my seat backs and double as a cute little storage space for extra goodies :)  I also HATE trash floating around my car, so just for fun, I made a matching trash bag!


Last are some adorable Infant Car Seat Tents as I like to call them. These “tents” easily velcro onto the handles of your infant carrier so they stay put and help protect your lil one from the sun, cold, bright lights, or GERMS! And yes, I’m having 2 boys, but I also made a girly one for a friend ;) Hopefully she doesn’t read this before I give it to her!!

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Oh, and just because I had extra fabric, I made this little mini snap-on tote for our infant carrier. Not really sure what I’ll put in it yet, but it will hold a couple of diapers and a wipe case. It snaps onto the handle...or anywhere else.


I actually have about 3 more things I’ve made since taking these pictures, so I will post those soon! And hopefully I can update with some pictures of me “modeling” these cute projects once my boys have arrived :)

Also, no price points have been set for anything, since I’m not really how much “free” time I will have left! And I’m not really sure which of these projects will become products for sale on Lil Ladybug Shoppe...HOWEVER...if you are interested in anything, email me and we can discuss pricing and time frames. I’m willing to work on things until I deliver, it’s after that I can’t make promises.


Monday, July 4, 2011

Back from the dead!

For those who don’t know me personally, I’m 7 months pregnant with twin boys!! SO…needless to say, I’ve been missing-in-action just a little. I’m off work for the summer and have managed a few projects here and there. But for the most part, I’ve succumbed to my body slowly breaking down and falling apart!

Here are a few projects that I’ve done, and unfortunately, with “pregnancy brain”, I didn’t take any pictures of a few hair bows I made :(


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I also have a few other projects in the works…some birth announcements, blankets, tutu’s, onesies, birthday tee’s…and possibly a new item! I’m working on a nursing cover! Something I’m very excited about since I will be *attempting* to nurse the twins! I’ll post completed pics as soon as I have them.

If you have any special requests or special orders, please email me. I’m still willing to work on projects until the boys arrive, then I might be back on hiatus :)


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

**NEW** Clipboards

Just added to the Lil Ladybug Shoppe :)

These clipboards are so fun and girly, it makes working just a little more excited!



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These adorable clipboards will be added to Lil Ladybug Shoppe for $15 each. Front and back will be in coordinating prints and matching ribbon. Picture or name can be added for $3.

Pumpkin Patch

I love this time of year...not for the cold weather (not that we’ve had any!) or for the comfort foods that come with fall...but for all the cute holiday outfits and hair bows I get to dress my little girl in! So here is one of the many holiday bows :)

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Christmas hair bows are in the making, along with a few special tutu orders that I can’t wait to get started on!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

New Birthday Invites

You have to love summer time and all the birthday parties that come along with it :)



Thursday, July 1, 2010

Bag Bling

My daughter started dance class and I needed a small tote for her tap shoes and ballet shoes. I had been on the hunt for the “perfect” bag, but just couldn’t find exactly what I wanted. So I found this cute, yet simple print bag at our local craft store. Then I decided that it would be super simple to “BLING” the bag!

I added some pink sequins, her name in embroidered iron-on letters, ribbon trim at the bottom and matching bows for the final touch! It turned out perfect! Just what I wanted!


New Bow Holders

After seeing these in a store, I knew I could add these to the line of bow holders...with your own personal touch. Of course, my daughter is my guinea pig for everything I make. So I made her initials to go in her room.

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I also made these cute curly bows to match her dance outfits. Curly bows can also be custom made with any color ribbon!


Please email me if you have any questions!