Over on our Facebook page we created a tradition of posting a slew of #momhacks to bring some sanity into all of our busy lives.

Let’s rehash some of these for you!

If youโ€™re still buying pre-shredded cheese, STOPย ๐Ÿ›‘โœ‹๐Ÿปย and listen up!ย ๐Ÿ‘‚๐Ÿ‘‚๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘‚๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘‚๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘‚๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘‚๐Ÿฟ

๐Ÿง€ย itโ€˜s waaaay cheaper to buy a block of cheese and grate it yourself!ย ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป

๐Ÿง€ย feel like you are already pressed for time and who has an extra 10 minutes to spare? buy in bulk, hand the grater to your kids for a fun project and then freeze it in smaller portions to have on hand for later on.ย ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป

๐Ÿง€ย ever wondered why pre-shredded cheese doesnโ€™t separate when you buy it in the store? itโ€™s due to WOOD PULP. on the package, it is called โ€œcelluloseโ€ …. but really… it is just powdered wood pulp.ย ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ


whatโ€™s in your bag?

We are out of the office this week on some travels and that has finally given us a chance to take a deep breath and reflect. After all, we have decided that it’s time to revive our blog! Who is ready to start reading more posts on our page?

In the meantime… what’s in YOUR bag when you travel these days?


heimatgefรผhle: a german word that speaks volumes!

The gingham in this matilda sister set tucks at my โค๏ธ heart, transporting me back to childhood summers spent in bavaria.

The gorgeous floral print reminds me of meadows full of wild ๐ŸŒผ flowers tucked between mountain tops โ›ฐ …

… and brings back the sound of cow bells ๐Ÿ„ that is a constant in the air!

I can’t wait for my girls to be twirling their way through germany this summer … ๐Ÿ›ฉ

mommy and me …

Building confidence in little girls and empowering them is of such tremendous value! And that is why my favorite part about this dress was making a little girl’s vision come to life! ๐Ÿ’• She had something specific in mind. She was set on colors and fabric. She wasn’t swayed! 

She got exactly what she envisioned and now feels like nothing can stop her!

And THAT is why I do what I do…. ๐Ÿ˜โœŒ๐Ÿป๏ธ 

PS: Mommies shouldn’t have to feel left out right? ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‚ I had a blast creating this “matching” Mama dress. ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ

family business!ย 

If you were ever curious, rest assured, Nina’s Flying Needle is truly a family business. ๐Ÿ˜ 

This past weekend, my sisters and my brother-in-law helped us move and clear out furniture. What would have been days worth of work for the hubby and I was done in a mere matter of hours thanks to their amazing help! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป 

In the evenings, my little guy  assisted us in putting new shelving units together to create a whole new sewing space for me ๐Ÿ”จ๐Ÿ”ง๐Ÿšง 

My other little ones kept busy helping me by sorting and moving and organizing fabrics all weekend. โค๏ธ  

The result?! 

A full weekend worth of manual labor and I *finally* have an organized studio.๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿปโค๏ธ

Wednesday night ….ย 

… sewing adventures!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿปโค๏ธ


I am waaaay behind on posting this, as life has been crazy. ๐Ÿ™ˆ But I am so excited I took some time to finally create something for myself. โค๏ธ This beautiful summer dress from Patterns for Pirates is gorgeous and comfy and so versatile. Can’t wait to be sewing up more. โ˜€๏ธ

are you ready for this?

Look at this adorable, matching big sister/new baby brother homecoming outfit that is heading to Hawaii today โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’™.

Those raccoons had me at hello! ๐Ÿ˜ 

The Riley dress has a racer tank top and the bum on those maxaloones is just too much …

Now, if only I could photograph the softness of this amazing fabric! It’ll be absolutely perfect for those Hawaiian summers ๐ŸŒบโ˜€๏ธ (or any summer really if you are looking for an excuse ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‰).