Friday, February 14, 2014

Exciting Things COMING SOON!!!

I absolutely can{NOT} believe we are already halfway through February 2014!  Shall I moan about how time it slips through our fingers almost unnoticed while we run around like crazy people???

Nah....why keep stating the painfully obvious truth?

Well, I am excited because I am turning more & more to my trusty little sewing machine(s) to earn some money, & I am

How much fun it is to take beautiful, fun, funky fabrics & create something that my kiddos & yours turn to again & again as their special favorites!
Recently, I met a sweet new friend who shared with me some amazing business tips & ideas that, after lengthy discussions with my business advisor (read: amazing husband), I am planning to put into practice....and am I ever excited. 
{I am pretty sure the level of my excitement was directly related to the fact I had permission to shop for fabric!}
But, I digress....
Here's the part that YOU will get excited about:
Starting March 1st, I will be giving away a complete outfit every month. FREE. 
Again, I say:
Yup...sounds like solid business practice to me.  HA! 
Of course, I will ask a teensy*weensy little favor of my friends & followers in order to be eligible to win --- just help me spread the word about Honeychilds.
That's all. 
I think not!
So.  Stay tuned...I'm gonna go sew...then post what I've done.  You can be sure the clothes will be in the current styles & colors, nothing frumpy or dumpy. 
You will WANT to win. 
On my mark....
Get set....
In the meantime, take a look around my blog...I have TOTALLY redone it...added new categories, pictures & information.  Leave me a some looooooove.
Need something special???  Email me: 

diayoung (at) sbcglobal (dot) net

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Pattern Stalking Stocking

Is it just me, or is it a little bit weird to be seeing me back in the blogging world from THIS particular blog?  Well, I must admit that I have let this blog fall by the wayside (some would argue I let the other one slip too...but I digress).  I could make excuses & such, but I won't.
To be perfectly honest, the onliest reason I am writing this tonight is because of the picture you see above. stocking.  See, I am trying to enter a contest over at & I can't figure out how to get this photo into the contest.  You see, by reason of deduction, I have figured out that I have to put a URL in the blank so they can see my photo.  I think.   Annnnnnnnd.....I THINK it has to link up to my blog.  SOOOOOO.....this is my feeble attempt at trying to be a computer genius.
Anyway, doncha just love my retro/kitschy stocking?  I really like the colors, they make me happy.  It has class and spunk.  Like me :).
The point of the contest is to make a stocking that reflects a favorite pattern or pattern designer, and I have fashioned this one after pattern designer Pink Fig's Cuppy Cake Dress.  I have made that little dress many times & it is fun to make & looks adorable. 
I did make 9 other stockings, too.  See, after 4 years, I finally got to feeling terrible that we didn't all have a stocking...not a big problem until this time of the year.  In fact, the ones we did have were generic red & white ones that Santa had to safety pin paper with names on them to so the recipients would know what was theirs.  Pitiful.
And I sew.
...and embroider.
I'm a loser.
I tried to take pictures of the other 9, but it's dark. 
And this was the only one that was being entered into the contest.
I'm selfish.
....annnnnd embarrassed.
I am now beginning to think I may not even NEED a stocking.  Looks like coal for me.
Hey...Santa.....could you please put that coal in a baggie so it won't get my pretty fabric dirty? 

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Back to School-With Style

Daughter number two is a senior this year!


Just last week I was wondering if she would ever walk normally because she thought she was a horse & therefore GALLOPED every where she went. 

That WAS last week, right???

Maybe not. 

Well what DID happen last week is that she started her Senior year of high school. She & I are on the same page when it comes to wanting cooler accessories than everyone else. HA!!  So,
she wanted me to make her a new tote bag & it had to have a reference to her status (hey! It was hard earned!!). 

After some collaboration & some surfing & some shopping, here is what we came up with. 

I personally am DONE with keeping calm, but the teens....not so much. She loves it. 

I do think it turned out really cute & this bag is so multi-functional & easy to embellish in any way you can think of. 

I have made these as:

Diaper bags

Dolly diaper bags (much smaller)

Bible bag

Multi-purpose tote bag

School bag

Dance class bag

Whatever you need a bag for...I can make it. 

I can also add multiple colors of fabric on the outside, as well as pockets inside & out. 

I can embroider large designs like this one as well as something as simple as a monogram. 

Need a bag? 

 Let me know!

Email me at:
Diayoung (at) sbcglobal (dot) net
And we can get the ball rolling on your customized tote bag. 

OH!  Christmas will be here before you know it!!!  These make AWESOME gifts. 

Friday, March 2, 2012

"Seussical" Fun

Yesterday, we went to the library to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday. My two littlest cuties were so very excited! Of course, being the OCD seamstress-mom that I am, I had to make them some "Seussical" frocks.

About a year ago, I was given maaaaaybe a 1/4 yard of the yellow Cat in the Hat fabric & I have been saving it for just an occasion such as this. Having that as my inspiration....I just went crazy cleaning out my scraps & my stash. The best part of doing these outfits was: NO RULES!! Haha...

I had so much fun just pulling bits & pieces of some of my favorite fabrics & pulling together some whimsical outfits. Of course, my little ladies were so excited. Anytime I head to my sewing room, I am liable to hear, "Mom, are you going to make me something?" And when the answer is, "Yes!", I hear squeals of joy. Really, that makes it so much more fun!

We were quite the hit at the library...hee hee. These two little darling girls really garner quite a bit of attention anywhere we go.

I am now taking orders for spring/summer outfits. Have you thought about Easter? Believe it or not, it is only a short time away.

Email me today for quotes!

diayoung (at) sbcglobal (dot) net

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

New Stuff!!

Hello!  Nope...I didn't fall off the face of the earth...LOL
I have been very busy with all sorts of sewing projects, some for my kiddos, some for yours, tote bags, baby gifts.  So much fun!!
The photos & price lists pictured here are just some of the new stuff I've been working on lately.

After a brutal summer, the temps are finally starting to drop.  That means longer sleeves & heaver materials will be needed in the near future.  Have you checked out your kiddo's closets?  Are all of those adorable outfits you saved from last year too small?  Drop me an email & I can help you plan this year's wardrobe.


According to my handy-dandy Christmas List App on my phone, I know that we have exactly 73 days til the big day.  Have you started your lists?  How about the shopping?  Hmmm...Let me give you some input:
Pajamas for boys & girls in a favorite character or fun fabric.
Pillowcases embellished with their name
Tote bags are great for everyone!
New dresses/outfits
Embellished & personalized onesies, bibs or burp cloths for the littlest ones on your list
Seen something on the web you love everything about but the price?  Send a picture...I may be able to help you out!  My email is at the bottom of this posting....

Want to order something?  Have a question?
This is how you can reach me:

diayoung (at) sbcglobal (dot) net

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

More Totes!

I have been having a total blast making these totes!

So far, I have made them for 2 teachers, a child's dance class bag, a diaper bag, a Bible bag, and a miscellaneous bag.

I follow a blog called Tea Rose home, and she has a great link party which allows us creative types to show a bit of puffed up pride & post pix of our creations on her blog. You might take a look at her site, I enjoy it. I have added her button on my sidebar. So, go take a look, you might see something you like! :)

Let me know when you are ready for your bag!! I am taking orders now....

diayoung (at) sbcglobal (dot) net

Thursday, July 14, 2011

U ToTe 'Em...

Summertime finds me creating once again, and I'm loving these roomy tote bags!

Take a peek...

Personalization is included in the cost!

Make it yours, make it theirs :)

This little bag packs a big punch!

Great for quick trips or for the older child.

The interior includes 2 pockets.

Additional pockets or specialized pockets could be added either inside or outside.

These tote bags are great for all sorts of stuff!

Just to name a few....








overnight stuff name it!!!

What will you use yours for???

The samples I have are girly, but I am having visions of


coming up real soon!!