Welcome to My Modest Blog!

I've always been a crafty person. I love the visual arts and just like to create things. I tend to stare at each item in awe when it is complete... thinking "I made this!?" Call me a hopeless romantic, but the old days had it right in many ways, including traditional homemaking. I've been hobby sewing and crafting since I was a little girl. But in recent years, I found it necessary to sew clothes for my girls to keep them modestly dressed. While nursing my babies, I began making nursing covers for myself and friends. I've also done furniture restoration, crocheting, baking, painting/drawing, photography and more. Enjoying these feminine crafts and other projects has made me want to share my ideas and talents.

I hope to provide you with great ideas and quality products that will "keep you covered!" Some items will be available at an Etsy Shop. Also enjoy my tips and examples on this blog!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Grand Opening Sale

  My Modest Mommies blog has been an excellent outlet to share my crafting ideas and inspiration. Every project has awakened more ideas and a personal passion for the needle arts. There is so much joy in taking a design and making it into something useful for others. Encouraged by those close to me and acquaintances - I have decided to open my own shop! Now more mommies can have products that reflect a new traditional style, which brings together old fashioned charm and modesty, simplicity and functionality for the modern day mother. Modest Mommies can help keep you and your babies covered at the breast, on the go, and as they grow.
To welcome you all to my new online shop, I'm offering a 15% off your order code! Please pass it on to your friends, and consider checking it out for your holiday shopping.
Want something not in my shop? You can make a custom order request at any time. I can sew just about anything with a pattern :)  Many ideas below, including costumes, dresses, totes, etc.  Just email me your idea.
Thank you for your encouragement and for taking a look!

  To get my new shop rolling for the upcoming holiday season, I'm offering 15% off your order! Just use the code and visit http://modestmommies.etsy.com


  This Minnesota weather is having us turn up the heat and break out the sweatshirts. When it comes to our little kiddos, I've sewn up something special to keep them warm in their car seats or while nursing in public.
THE COZY CARSEAST CANOPY w/ Tootsie & Strap Covers

Also taking special order requests for:
*Shopping Cart Covers (keep hands off those bacteria/flu-infested carts)
*Holiday Girls' Dresses
*Baptismal Gowns
*Crocheted Hats
*Floor Quilts for Babies
*Quiet in the Pew Totes for Church
*Aprons for adults and children
*and anything with a pattern!

*Guest Seamstress Kathryn & Sarah - Priest Albs/Stoles, Bed Quilts, and Dress Alterations

Thank you,
Melissa @ Modest Mommies
SHOP  http://ModestMommies.Etsy.com
BLOG  http://ModestMommies.Blogspot.com
EMAIL 4modestmommies@gmail.com

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Friday, October 12, 2012


Saturday Shopping copy

This week I will be sewing up a winter storm…. by next weekend, you will see my Etsy shop full of canopies for your infant car seats and cozy nursing covers. It’s been getting quite chilly here in Minnesota, so I realize it’s time for me to help all the babies stay warm, including my own!

Edward is BornMelissa Nursing Edward


Sewing ProjectsCarseat Tent - front sample100_6198Carseat Tent

Nursing Cover Sample2Melissa Nursing Edward


Visit ModestMommies.blogspot.com to read about my products, and click on the “Avail Fabric” tab for fabrics to choose from now. Visit ModestMommies.Etsy.com for current items completed for sale!

Can’t wait? Contact me today for a custom order!

Cozy Carseat Canopy Dairy-Go Nursing Cover The Co-Sleeper Bed Pad


This Month’s Etsy Special:

$100-$200 off these beautiful quilts! Click here for pricing and pictures.

OQ 90x108 - brightened photoGITP 90x108



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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Portable Fun

Are you a parent like me that wants toys that inspire creative play WITHOUT batteries, noises or expensive replacement parts? I present you with POCKET PEOPLE. I could spend hours making these if I had time! My kids and their friends are having a lot of fun with creating them and role playing.

Steps: Take large craft sticks (tongue depressors, popsicle sticks) and draw/paint characters on them. That's it!
Optional: Decorate with scrapbook paper, decorative tape, stick-on jewels, glitter, etc.

Making Friends Dolls
Modest Mandy
Modest Mandy has clothes that are not glued on. They slide on and off for the modest fashion show. She is so much easier to get dressed than all those plastic dolls with arms!

I haven't made any yet, but it is the same idea using pictures of Saints as inspiration. In the past I made Saints on wood dolls using colored pencils for wood. This is just the flater, cheaper version.


Pocket Avengers
You all saw this coming. My family loves the Marvel Avengers movies! I just drew these with marker, sparingly as ink bleeds into the wood. On the back side we wrote the names of each super hero and their other names, such as Tony Stark, Dr. Bruce Banner, Steve Rogers… You could also draw their alternate character on the reverse side!
L-R: Thor, Hulk, Nick Fury, Iron Man, Hawkeye, Captain America, Black Widow.

Save us Iron Man
Save us Iron Man!
Holy Ghost
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