Contest winner announced

Monday, February 15, 2010

Congratulations! Amanda Ebright of Statesville you have won a Watermelon Wishes 1" 3-ring fabric binder cover. Available in your choice of my instock fabrics:

Please email me your address and fabric selection to

All the best,

Handmade with love, especially for you!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Thoughtfully designed, a diaper bag by Watermelon Wishes puts forward the perfect blend of function and style. Expertly handcrafted in the USA, both the Deluxe Diaper Bag and the Ultimate Diaper Bag offer a spacious interior compartment with a multitude of strategically placed pockets to keep the essentials organized.

Soft and resilient, like an heirloom quilt, each diaper bag is constructed from designer fabrics and lined with 100% cotton batting. By selecting a product that is made with top quality materials and threads, like my bags are, you can machine wash as needed. Constructed with an over-lock machine and finished with bone straight top stitching, a Watermelon Wishes bag is made to last!

Unique, every Watermelon Wishes bag is an original creation. I develop all of my own patterns and reap a great deal of satisfaction from the design process. As the mother of four, with one in diapers, I get plenty of use from my diaper bag. I especially love that it is versatile and can serve as fashionable tote on those rare occasions when I am child free.

The Deluxe Diaper Bag is my largest bag and would be an ideal choice for families with more than one child in diapers. Affordable and spacious, the Deluxe model features two side load bottle pockets, integrated swivel key fob, 5 interior pockets and double padded straps with a comfy 12” drop.

Aptly named, the Ultimate Diaper Bag incorporates virtually every feature one could desire including: a total of 14 pockets, stroller straps, interior sippy cup elastics, swivel key fob and doubled padded straps with a 9” drop.

Either style can be made in your choice of my stock fabrics or you may elect to “Buy Your Own Fabric” (BYOF). The BYOF option allows you to choose your favorite cotton fabric combinations from a seemingly endless supply to create a bag that is absolutely perfect for you.

Form and fashion set aside, for me, the most important aspect of any Watermelon Wishes bag, is that I genuinely love making them and it is that very enthusiasm which gives way to an exceptional product that is delivered with stellar customer service.

Up-Cycled Flower Ring

Friday, February 5, 2010

By Watermelon Wishes


• 3 to 5 paper or silk flowers in assorted sizes

• Brad

• Recycled white plastic sealing plug from a carton of half and half, milk or orange juice


• Small hole punch (1/8”)


1. wash and dry the plug, leaving the ring and dome intact

2. punch a small hole in the center of the plug dome

3. stack the flowers largest to smallest and center them atop the plug dome

4. thread the brad through the flowers and plug dome

5. open the brad and secure the flowers to the plug dome

6. slip the ring onto the finger of choice

Happy Birthday to me, not.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Two days ago, absent fanfare, cake or gifts---thanks to the children having the flu and a fall my husband took on some ice---I turned 39. If you promise to forgive me, I would like to take just a minute to throw a tiny pity party and then I will move quickly to my point.

Happy Birthday to me,

Happy birthday to me.

Happy birthday, dear Annnn---dreeee---aaaa.

Happy birthday to me!

Imagine…39 candles aglow atop a double Dutch chocolate cake. A bright flash, I smile for the photo op and with one waft blow those candles out, while making a single ~~~~wish~~~~.

(You know I can’t tell you what I wished for, or it won’t come true, so don’t ask.)

What I would like to say is that I’ve been giving a lot of thought to my turning 40 (a reality that is 363 short days away.) I recently reached out to friends, via Facebook, who have already crossed the threshold into what I have come to think of as “the second half of life”. Ever so kindly they offered up their reassurances that it really isn’t that bad. My favorite piece of guidance came from my friend Ilene, who wrote “Remember, the 40’s are totally about reinventing yourself, it will be so much fun!”

I am going to roll with that. Forty should be fun and I can think of no better time than now to take stalk of my life and set some goals for the future. This way, when the “day” does come and I enter into a new decade of life, I will do it with grace, poise and most importantly enthusiasm.

Just off the top of my head, there are a few things I’d like to do in the interim, such as become an Etsy Featured Seller and learn to needle felt. Let me give it some more thought and I will be back to post a top ten list of things I want to do before I turn 40.

All the best,