Thursday, August 22, 2013

Carseat canopy for Baby K

So this is Thursday. 
The week has flown by! (So today needs to be as productive as they come.)

I have had some nieces born this past July. Two. And they are precious as they come. 

I am showing the CARSEAT CANOPY/strap covers I made as a gift for Baby K.

It started out because I want to hand make the gifts for the babies born this year.
(as long as I have time, energy etc)

Also, the fact that it gives me an excuse to buy new fabric (ha)
and make a project that I have been wanting to try but needing an occasion. 
(Also known as a deadline. You know those people who work best under pressure?? My name is RIGHT there)

Without further nonsense, here are the photos I took before giving it to Baby K.

 This shows the canopy when the bow shows while shut and then opened.

Since I was going on vacation, I just finally made the coordinating Infant car seat strap covers that I put on Facebook yesterday.

Here is the photo.

I love it. 
Makes me hope for a girl since the choices of fabrics and *everything* 
are SOO much more fun and abundant than for boys.

Thanks for looking! 

Ps. I'd love if you left a comment if you made it this far!

Monday, August 19, 2013


Mondays. I love them because I don't sew on Sundays. 
But in order to not feel too guilty, I have to clean first. 
Today, started out early. 
My baby was up, which got me started on my "job list" quite earlier than I normally would. 

After a list, you don't want to read, that is done, all I now need to do
is to finish the 3 loads of laundry that need to be folded. Then I can sew.

This weekend, I listed a few new swaddle designs (limited quantities) in my ETSY shop

Here is a look.
 The new prints!
 New chevron prints
new starburst prints

Well, off to those clothes I mentioned. (ugh)

Become a follower of this blog, facebook, or ETSY to stay "up-to-date"!

Have a great MONDAY!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Back from vacation

We went on a trip to the beautiful Pacific Northwest for a month (July). Now I don't know anyone who wouldn't want to live there in the summers-in this house at least. Those cool mornings and evenings..THE GREEN. Now coming from Arizona, you appreciate green and flowers and country roads a LOT more when you are in them..I always come back wondering how I can make my house in the city(desert) a little more country-like. Inside is where that works-so slowly I am trying to convince my hubby to like the vintage and old. Rustic. It's working I think. ;)
(extra large because the beauty. This is in Downtown Snohomish, WA. Love those shops and this view! I was seriously questioning why I live in AZ. Rivers? Not where I live now. But I love it here most of the year, so it's not a big deal..although looking at this photo again...*dream*)

So, a week after we returned home, school began. This past Monday. My daughter loves First Grade. Especially, her desk. "It isn't like Kindergarten where you are at a table". Oh the joys! Let's hope it lasts. 

While in Washington, I visited a few fabric/quilt stores near the southern area of the state. My daughter picked out fabric from Craft Warehouse in Vancouver, WA.

This fabric is by Timeless Treasures Fabrics, LLC
what the label says: timeless treasures fabrics of SoHo, LLC...patt # geo-c9664

Photo from here: to purchase as well.
Another place to purchase is Hawthorne Threads.

Here is the dress I made from the fabric above that is HARD TO FIND. I am guessing not much of it was printed, since it was hard to google even! (orange solid is from Joann's). I put the bow on a pin to have it removable.

The headband I made while she was at school since I didn't get it done in time. (oops).
All I did was braid 3 strands(2 print, 1 orange solid) and then sew it onto a ponytail for stretch. 

She already wanted to wear the dress again now that it is clean because she has a headband to match. I said maybe next week. :)

Thanks to Whimsy Couture Patterns for another great pattern!
(that I purchased, just first time using it).
If interested, the pattern I used was Bodalicious Bow Peasant Dress and is available here.
(it's on sale! 25% off!!)

My quick review: This is my second pattern I've used of Whimsy Couture's and like the first, was VERY easy to follow! Great for beginners. They only thing is that you need to sew with elastic(I haven't besides casings) , although I chose to use shirring for the arms.

Thanks for looking! Have a great day!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Whimsy Couture Boho Tunic Pattern Test

I had a lucky chance to test a new pattern for Whimsy Couture Patterns.
Find her on Facebook, ETSY and Blog!!

I tested the Boho Tunic in size 6 and I love how easy it came together. 
The pattern was clear and it was a quick easy sew. I would just add a little length for more Tunic length(new note: The pattern has been adjusted to add some length).

(Fabric I used was from Joel Dewberry's Notting Hill Collection. Primrose in Magenta,
Can be found online here or on sale here)

The catch to the pattern?

I had to learn how to shirr. I didn't realize the pattern involved shirring when I said I could do this.
I am GLAD I didn't let it stop me. It just took me 2 days of pondering. Wondering what I should
do and if I should back out. But like I just said, I AM SO GLAD I DIDN'T BACK OUT!
(that and I only had elastic thread for at LEAST a year. Probably 2 to get the nerve to try!!)

I will make a tutorial on how I was able to shirr on my Babylock Melody sewing machine.
So check back in a few days!

To see the post on Whimsy Couture Patterns blog, click here!
It is at an introductory price of $6 through June 21. (reg. $9)
To purchase for $6, click here.
On ETSY it is $9.

Thanks for looking!

Also, a big thanks to WHIMSY COUTURE patterns for allowing me to test a great pattern and pushing me out of my comfort zone to shirr.


Hi! I just wanted to post that today is the LAST DAY TO ENTER A GREAT GIVEAWAY!

LITTLE LAPSI has joined in a FORTY TOES PHOTOGRAPHY June giveaway.
(click on the names above to go "like" the FACEBOOK page)
Can I say how huge this is??

There is almost $4000 worth of goodies that you can win from 50 different shops.
What does this mean? You have the chance to win 50 TIMES!!! (that's a lot! just sayin')

The catch?
You have to like all 50 pages of the shops who have participated this month.
There are ways to get LOTS of entries!!! 

How to enter:

You can go to directly to the GIVEAWAY here.
This link shows you all the participants and what you can win. At the bottom of the post 
is all the IMPORTANT information on how you can win!

Now hurry over there to enter before it is over!!!


Thursday, May 30, 2013

Giveaway ends tomorrow 5/31!!

Make sure to enter the giveaway on Facebook!

$25 to Little Lapsi!

Good luck to those who enter!

Have a great day!

Friday, May 10, 2013


Jenn was the winner of the SEW MAMA SEW giveaway!

I checked out your etsy shop & I fell in love with the chevron striped swaddling blankets. I bookmarked them for possible purchase later--I know they aren't included in the giveaway. I also love the bibs, especially the sweet little yellow & white striped one!

Please Jenn, contact me within 2 days! 

I can't contact you because you didn't leave a way to get a hold of you. :(

Thanks to everyone for entering!

Be sure to follow my facebook page 
for the most recent updates.

Or, put my blog in your blog reader!

Have a good weekend!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Now shipping ALL OVER THE WORLD!

Before this afternoon, I shipped only to the United States! 

But now, If you are from Australia or Canada, Japan or Brazil, 
you can get a package made with love from Little Lapsi!

(Map courtesy of:

This is exciting for me to expand shipping to other countries as an option!!

Have a good day!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Sew, Mama, Sew! Giveaway day!!

Sew,Mama,Sew! Giveaway Day ~ Handmade Baby + Kid Items

Winner has been chosen!!

I checked out your etsy shop & I fell in love with the chevron striped swaddling blankets. I bookmarked them for possible purchase later--I know they aren't included in the giveaway. I also love the bibs, especially the sweet little yellow & white striped one!

Please Jenn, contact me at littlelapsi (at) gmail (dot) com within 2 days!

Thank you all for participating!!

This is my first time participating in Sew Mama Sew's giveaway! This is a short giveaway! Ends in TWO days! What this means, is that you have a great chance to win!! The giveaway is open until May 10 at 5 p.m. PST. 

I am going to giveaway a hat or a bib to the winner! It's the winners choice. This giveaway includes FREE SHIPPING as well. I will ship internationally!!! YAY!!! 

(These photos are examples of what is available in my ETSY shop.
My ETSY shop is where the winner will choose their item they want to win!!

In order to enter to win you must:

To enter more giveaways, go to!!!

To get my latest updates, follow me on Facebook and subscribe to this blog.

Have a good day!

Gift Certificates are now Available on ETSY!

I spent the morning making images for my ETSY. 

I made a custom listings picture, a new ETSY banner, a blog banner (although I have to have my hubby help me when he gets home to add it to here) and 


You are now able to purchase a gift certificate to LITTLE LAPSI via the link here!!!

This is so awesome because now when you need a shower gift, a new baby gift or a birthday gift, you can gift a certificate!!

I am very excited about this and hope it can be of use to others!

Have a good day!


Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Scarves are available today!

Are you looking for something for yourself?

I am adding infinity scarves to ETSY today! 

These are perfect for adding a little layer to your outfit! 

Do you constantly wear neutral tones? 

Add a scarf from Little Lapsi for some added color!

Thanks for looking!

Have a great Wednesday!
XOXO, Brianna

Pictures follow!

Blue and white stripes with pink flowers.

Charcoal and tan stripe with lace.
aqua blue and cream vines with lace.

Olive green and tan with lace.

grey and orange stripe.

painted floral with lace.