What We’ve Been Up To

Fabric Friday

Amy Butler is always designing the prettiest fabrics like, Amy Butler, Alchemy, Organic, Queen Anne’s Butterflies Sapphire. I especially love seeing it in her fat quarters bundle. To enter for a chance to win one yard of Amy Butler, Alchemy, Organic, Queen Anne’s Butterflies Sapphire check out Amy Butler’s fabrics and tell us which other… Read more »

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Foxes, Velcro and Cherry Red Fingers: Friday I’m In Love

Project with which we wish we had come up: A Little Gray and Skirt As Top have partnered in a monthly feature called Film Petit. I’ll let Jessica from A Little Gray explain…Me and my blogger friend Kristin pick a movie that we like each month, (something a little offbeat and not necessarily kid friendly)… Read more »

Link Love

Giveaway: The America’s Test Kitchen Quick Family Cookbook

To say that I love would be an understatement. I’m more, obsessed with it. First, my favorite feature is the dividers. They have dividers for every topic: “Pressure Cooker,” “Eggs for Dinner,” “Kid Friendly,” “Simple Sides” and many more. Makes whipping up a quick dinner that much easier. If you don’t quite call yourself a… Read more »

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Giveaway Winner: Kids Custom Clothing Box from Wittlebee

Since becoming a mom, I rarely have the opportunity for a leisurely shop. I miss that rush of finding the perfect thing! My new rush is finding a little something on my doorstep from my UPS pal. We are on a first-name basis. Do you find yourself with less time (and less cash) to peruse… Read more »

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Borderline Brilliant Contest: Public Voting is Now Open!

The stunning entries are in for the Borderline Brilliant Contest for a Brother PE500 Personal Embroidery System and we want you to come vote. Gather your friends for an evening of cocktails and clicking away as you vote for your favorite embroidered entry from now until Friday, October 5th. Everyone can only vote once, so start telling your friends and make sure to choose wisely.

We showed you some of our handmade projects like these Embroidered Mason Jar Labels

Felt Frame Coasters

Jacinda’s Embroidered Footstool and How to Applique with Your Embroidery Machine.
machine embroidery applique

Now it’s time to check out the beautiful entries.

To recap the contest, in order to enter you had to:
1. Hand embroidery or machine embroider your entry.
2. The surface may be purchased or made by you.
3. A border or frame must either completely surround the artwork or the edge of the surface, like these examples.

Click on the link below to check out the full list of entries and start voting. We can’t wait to see your favorites!



Check out the Official Rules for more contest information.

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How to Turn a T-Shirt into Striped Jersey Shorts


Since some of us are still melting away in 100 degree weather these striped jersey shorts are just what a little boy (or girl) on the move would need. For those of you that are bundling up, these still make the comfiest jammies. Kojo Designs is a blog we’ve been crushing on since we spotted their Anthropologie Inspired Knotted Bedding and Anthropologie Knock-Off Curtains. They stole our hearts with the Sprinkled With Love Birthday and Sprinkle Cake Topper. Now they are here to give you the full tutorial for How to Turn a T-Shirt into Striped Jersey Shorts.

Check it out after the jump…

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Fabric Friday

Amy Butler is always designing the prettiest fabrics like, Amy Butler, Alchemy, Organic, Queen Anne’s Butterflies Sapphire. I especially love seeing it in her fat quarters bundle.

To enter for a chance to win one yard of Amy Butler, Alchemy, Organic, Queen Anne’s Butterflies Sapphire check out Amy Butler’s fabrics and tell us which other fabric has caught your eye. Tweet, Stumble, or share on Facebook and leave another comment letting us know. Come back every day for new entries. We’ll randomly select a winner and announce right here next Friday.

Find out who won last week’s Fabric Friday after the jump…

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Foxes, Velcro and Cherry Red Fingers: Friday I’m In Love

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Project with which we wish we had come up: A Little Gray and Skirt As Top have partnered in a monthly feature called Film Petit. I’ll let Jessica from A Little Gray explain…Me and my blogger friend Kristin pick a movie that we like each month, (something a little offbeat and not necessarily kid friendly) and make clothes for our kids inspired by the characters. We’ve only done three so far- Life Aquatic, Amelie, and Fantastic Mr. Fox- but we plan on doing them for a long time. You can find them on my blog here and on her blog here. And the mini Drive jacket that inspired the whole series is here. We are definitely looking to get into some Tarantino and Coen Brothers territory soon.

Prudent Baby instagram contest
Place we want to see your pretty baby face: If you are ca-razy for Instagram too, come on over and play with us! Every week we announce a theme. Post a shot tagged with the theme of the week #cutestkidever plus #thisweekonprudentbaby. We will pick our fav and post it right here. The winner of last week’s #afterschoolsnacks contest is @stephlauren3. Mmmmm sewing and candy, what’s better than that? Come play everyone! And while you are there follow @PrudentJaime and @PrudentJacinda
Prudent Baby Instagram Winner

Contest we are pimping: Sunday is the last day to enter our Borderline Brilliant Embroidery Contest. Are you finishing up your entry? If you have any last minute questions for us, don’t hesitate to shoot us an email or message us on Facebook. We can’t wait to see the last-minute entries!

Freebee we are bookmarking: Need a cute last minute gift tag for a new baby gift? Oh, and you want it to be free? jeesh. Well LOVE VS Design is here to the rescue. Don’t you love these? And did we mention they are free? Print some up and keep them on hand! See LOVE VS DESIGN‘s work here including baby announcements.

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Halloween fun: Our friend Kathy from Merriment Design has been busy. Be sure to check out her No-Sew Velcro Halloween Bracelets. The girls just saw these over my shoulder and are begging to make some.

halloween ideas

Costumes you say?: You saw our 25 costumes for baby but here are 25 great costumes for the whole family. And of course you’ll need Halloween DIY Decorating Tips for the Home.

Too Much Information: Jaime and I launched our Babble Voices blog, Take 10 with Jaime & Jacinda, by each answering our 10 most personal FAQ’s. Get ready to know us ever so intimately. Here’s Jacinda’s and Here’sJaime’s

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Thing which I acquired and utterly adore: Why a pretty Fall red manicure, of course. I’m a simple gal. This makes me feel very pretty and happy.

What are you up to this weekend? it’s soccer, tennis, food, football and resisting the urge to buy pumpkins before October. How about you?

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Reap What You Sow, Then Paint It: Harvest Painting


Now that summer’s coming to an end it’s hard to find ways to use all those fruits and veggies up before they rot – so paint with them! At least that’s what Jaime and I (J & J’s lovely assistant, Colleen) did for DailyCandy Kids. Word on the street is that celery can make some stunning roses and okra makes the cutest flowers. Of course we had to see for ourselves, but little did we know that right above our heads lay an entire wasps nest inside one of Jaime’s paper poufs. Yikes! With bright lights flashing on them and a smörgåsbord of delectable fruits below, this DailyCandy Kids film shoot was done in record time and I’d have to say it’s some of my best painting yet…

Notice how quickly my hand is moving to avoid getting attacked by wasps?

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Giveaway: The America’s Test Kitchen Quick Family Cookbook


To say that I love The America’s Test Kitchen Quick Family Cookbook: A Faster, Smarter Way to Cook Everything from America’s Most Trusted Test Kitchen would be an understatement. I’m more, obsessed with it. First, my favorite feature is the dividers. They have dividers for every topic: “Pressure Cooker,” “Eggs for Dinner,” “Kid Friendly,” “Simple Sides” and many more. Makes whipping up a quick dinner that much easier. If you don’t quite call yourself a cooking connoisseur you’ll love that every recipe is easily accessible and everything can be made in 45 minutes or less. Here’s what America’s Test Kitchen has to say about their newest gem…

How good does their Eleventh-Hour Butternut Squash Soup look?

The America’s Test Kitchen Quick Family Cookbook represents a fresh approach to quick cooking. More than 750 foolproof recipes deliver dinner (and more) in 45 minutes or less from start to finish—no exceptions, no tricky timekeeping. And as always, the recipes have been tested again and again, so you know they work.

Keep reading for the full Individual Warm Gingerbread Cakes Recipe and to find out how to enter for the chance to win The America’s Test Kitchen Quick Family Cookbook: A Faster, Smarter Way to Cook Everything from America’s Most Trusted Test Kitchen after the jump…

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Giveaway Winner: Kids Custom Clothing Box from Wittlebee

Since becoming a mom, I rarely have the opportunity for a leisurely shop. I miss that rush of finding the perfect thing! My new rush is finding a little something on my doorstep from my UPS pal. We are on a first-name basis. Do you find yourself with less time (and less cash) to peruse the aisles? More ordering online and eagerly awaiting the welcome caress of cardboard on the doormat? Then you might adore Wittlebee as much as I do. $100 of stylist-approved clothing for your kid for only $40 (or less!) Here is a peek at the box of 6 items the stylists at Wittlebee picked out for Gordon based on my online profile.

Keep reading to find out who won the Kids Clothing Box from Wittlebee and to get the Prudent Baby discount code after the jump…

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Borderline Brilliant Contest: Brother PE500 Embroidery Machine System- 5 Days Left!

September 30th is almost here which marks the end of the Borderline Brilliant Contest for a Brother PE500 Personal Embroidery System. Get your entries in before public voting begins on October 1st. We’ve been having so much fun with this machine…


Making Embroidered Mason Jar Labels and Felt Frame Coasters, that will be perfect for Christmas presents.

machine embroidery applique Jacinda also showed you her pretty Embroidered Footstool and How to Applique with Your Embroidery Machine.

Let’s recap…
To enter for the chance to win a Brother PE500 Personal Embroidery System, you have to embroider (by hand or machine) any design that includes a frame – meaning a border that goes all the way around either the outside of your design or the outside of the object. It’s as easy as that. Click here to find out where to enter.

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