About A Cup of Cold Water

Please see the "What I Sell" gadget on the sidebar for a list of items! Directions for placing an order are also on the sidebar.

As much as I love to sew, I am taking only a limited number of orders right now. Three children who are 5 and younger demand much of my spare time and so at least for this season in my life, sewing has to wait in line behind the 6 little hands that need me. BUT... I am working little by little to prepare a selection of ready to ship items! Check back soon!
Please do contact me to inquire about a custom order and I will be sure to get back with you quickly to discuss my availibilty.

Monday, November 14, 2011

SOLD - Some Goodies!!

First come, First Served! :)



profits will be donated to care for orphans in China

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Tooth Fairy Pillows

The toothfairy won't miss this one! A cute pillow by day and a money depository by night. Choose their favorite color and embellishment!

$25, fabric embellishment and a pocket
$5 additional for personalization (either embroidery or fabric letter applique)

Friday, December 10, 2010

The Shabby Flower - Personalized!

The Shabby Flower gets an upgrade! Still as versatile as before (slip it on a headband, use the attached barrette, both shown, or attach it to a sweater with a safety pin) but now with an adorable embroidered button! Who doesn't love a little personalization!

Get the personalized Shabby Flower for $11
One day turn around shipping in most cases!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Bigger Things Pouch

The Bigger Things Pouch, big sister to the Little Things Pouch, is approximately 5'"x7". This bag is the perfect size to drop in your purse - great for make-up or maybe a notepad and pens (or if you are a mother like me, crayons and snacks!). The ribbon crosses over the front of the bag and it is all held closed by and elastic loop and 2 pretty buttons. Lined with contrasting fabric, it's not only hand but cute... inside and out!

$17 - Bigger Things Pouch

personalize it for $5 more!

Shabby Flower - a 3-in-1 Accessory!

I love this flower and I think you will too! Not only is it cute, but it's very versatile. Barrette, headband accessory, and pin!

Each flower is designed to slide easily onto a headband (as shown in top photo) and also comes ready to wear with your choice of a snap barrette or aligator clip. Use a safety pin to attach it to a jacket, hat, shirt, bag, scarf... so many possibilities!

Each flower measures approximately 3 to 3.5 inches in diameter.


Recent Outgoing Orders

I am so thankful and excited about the orders that have come since I have started back up! Here are a few more that I wrapped up recently.

Friday, December 3, 2010


Look what I got today! Oh how I love pictures! This happens to be a good friend of my daughter's and it was such a treat to see her in her Christmas outfit!! :) Thanks for modeling, KM! You look so beautiful!!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Initial Shirt and Shabby Flower Set

Initial Shirt: Your choice of color scheme personalized with the initial of your favorite girl (color of shirt and fabrics vary due to availability but LOTS of cute options can always be found!).

The fun, though, is in the Shabby Flower! The flower has a barrette attached (choose aligator clip or snap barrette) but can ALSO be slipped onto a headband as shown or attached to a sweater by simply using a safety pin. Three great uses for a cute and veratile accessory!

Inital Shirt and Shabby Flower Sizes 12m - 5t, $20
Girls sizes XS - L, $25
Initial Shirt only, $15
Shabby Flower only, $7

Add a coordinating skirt sizes 12m-5T, $15
(see Ribbon Skirt photos in "Skirt Sets" label on sidebar)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Always a Favorite

I love making this bird towel... this time I made it 6 times over. Such a fun design!
Bird Tea Towel (approx 24"x27") - $12

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Don't Forget Our Sweet Boys!

I failed to mention in my previous Christmas post that I can most certainly make shirts for our sweet boys!! I am working on some samples but here are descriptions in the meantime...

Rocking horse with a wreath around his neck
Tin Soldier
Truck with a Christmas Tree in the back
Tie Shirts (a t-shirt with a tie applique)

And again, I welcome your suggestions for a custom order. In most cases, prices for custom orders are the same!

Prices for boys' shirts are the same as for girls, noted in post below!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

I Loved This Order!

Off in the mail today went this order, all of which is baby shower gift! I love it! She (the gift giver) says that she likes to give gifts that can be used as the years go by instead of things for the baby to use right away. In this order is a Mother/Daughter set made to fit a 4-6 year old, a matching towel and a Pillowcase Dress with Bloomers in size 18 months.
I have to say that I have so enjoyed brainstorming with Dorothy to bring this mother daughter apron set to life. New fabrics, new bird appliques, and even a new apron pattern. And in her honor, I debut this new adult apron - the Dorothy Apron!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Out Going Mail!

Here are a few things that went out in the mail recently!

Also, a heartfelt thank you to all of the new followers who have come aboard through the contest Shannon is hosting! Thank you for your kind words in her comments and for the orders! Can't wait to hear who the winner is and get started on the prize!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Tea Towels

Who says a towel can't be an artful expression! Tea Towels are now available in almost any colorscheme and design. Think hand embroidery for personalization or wording! Approximately 26" x 26" though custom sizes are available of course.

$17 for most full sized tea towels
$12 for more half sized hand towels

Monday, March 22, 2010

Happy Chefs!!

Really, these smiles are payment enough!!!! It was an honor to make aprons for my friend's sweet boys. I tell you, it's an honor to make things for all of you. Thank you for supporting me and both this adoption and my love of creativity!

Sunday, March 21, 2010


Just some goodies that headed out on the mail last week!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


Sweet sisters will soon bring these outfits to life with their playful personalities and smiles! A ribbon skirt set for the older and a pillowcase dress for her just-turned-one-year-old sister!

And can I just add that I can't wait for SPRING when my grass is a different color than my fence! Makes for much prettier photos! :)

PillowCase Dress

My take on the ever popular pillowcase dress! A cute design with contrasting fabric peeking out up top, a band/ruffle OR pretty trim work at the bottom and embellished with a yo-yo pin! Falls right around the knee.
Sizes 3m- 18m: $18
Sizes 2T-4T: $25
Add bloomers for $5!
Baby Booties pictured are an item in the works, however if you are intersted, please let me know.

Friday, February 12, 2010

The Ava Dress

Sweet or spunky, vibrant or delicate... your choice of fabric will make this dress a perfect fit for your little girl. Completed with a cute, coordinating pin.

What I love about this dress is how cute it looks over a pair of jeans! My daughter has worn hers through six seasons. First a summer dress. The add tights in the fall. Over a long sleeved tee and jeans under in the winter. With leggings in the spring. And then it's back to summer and repeat, repeat, repeat! The loose fit around the chest allows it to grow easily with your little girl.

Sizes 18 months to 5T - $30

Choice of two fabrics and including a cute removable pin.

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Little Things Pouch

The perfect size to fill with treasures and tuck away in your purse! It can easily hold a compact, a tube or two of lipstick, some candy or mints... One can be created to accomodate business cards. Consider it as a pouch to give a small gift or gift card in that is a gift in itself!

$8, pouch alone as pictured top left
$12, pouch alone personalized

I recently gave this as a gift to a dear friend and filled it with little cards with scriptures and prayers for her on them. The cards are not included but shown as an idea. If you would like cards printed, we can discuss options via email!