Thursday, January 12, 2017

The Smallest Church in the World

I made it to the Smallest Church in the world!

Touring the Nottoway Plantation

I guess tours aren't very popular on Tuesday mornings at 10am in January...because I was the only one on my tour of the Nottoway Plantation! My tour guide, Crystal, was super nice and very informative. I think I may ask for personal tours from now on! Here are a few of my favorite shots of the day!

Monday, January 9, 2017

Exploring LSU Rural Life Museum

Even though it was only 27 degrees in Baton Rouge, I decided to brave the day and check out the LSU Rural Life Museum. And I'm so glad I did! The chilly temps made for few visitors, so I pretty much had the place to myself (ok, ok, I did see three other visitors there!). My face was a bit numb after my time outside, but it was all worth it! There was so much to look at but here are a few of my favorite shots of the day.

Exploring Baton Rouge

I'm spending a few months in Baton Rouge currently and am enjoying experiencing a new culture. I was definitely not expecting the cold wave that hit a few days after I arrived, though! But I did enjoy snapping a few pictures of all the ice!

A Snowy Day in Michigan

Monday, January 2, 2017

New Year Day at Lake Michigan

There is something so hopeful about starting off a new year at one of your favorite places with some of your favorite people. And on a sunny day no less! 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

A new pod of narwhals are hanging out in my shop! Check them out here!

Monday, September 5, 2016

Rumor is that there's a giveaway happening on Facebook right now until September 8th! Check it out at for your chance to win!

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Dino and Usborne Book Set

My sister is an Usborne Books consultant so we've paired up to make some stuffed animal and book sets.  Let your little one cuddle up with this dinosaur during story time! The dino is paired with a book from my favorite Usborne series and is now available in my shop!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Funny Little Puppy Toy

Recently I've been so busy with sewing projects that my poor puppy hasn't had his desired constant companion! So, I decided to make him a little toy to cheer him up.  I sewed little pockets on to the body so I could put his treats in there! The toy lasted probably a day before he has ripped it all up--but it entertained him for a while at least while I got some work done!

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Mini Birthday Wish

I made my friend a little mini birthday cupcake today and I think it is TOO cute!

Friday, May 6, 2016

Cacti for Days

I've been in a bit of a cactus obsession over here at MadeByShellmo. Check out my shop for more!

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Free Shipping Until 4/24/16

My outdoor market booth isn't quite set up to handle rain showers yet so I'm having an Etsy (indoor!) sale instead! From now til the 24th, use coupon code RainyDaySale to get free shipping! All orders will go out by Tuesday and will ship first-class!

Monday, April 11, 2016

New MadeByShellmo Instagram Account!

Hey y'all! I finally made a MadeByShellmo Instagram! You should probably go follow it otherwise I'll forever be at zero and that would just be sad...
You can find me at

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Eugene Saturday Art Market

I had so much fun selling at the Eugene Saturday Market. I can't wait until next week! You can find me there this summer (almost) every Saturday from 10-5!

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Peekaboo Stuffed Crab

This little peekaboo crab has stolen my heart. Head over to my shop to find more!

Monday, February 22, 2016

Polka-Dot Stuffed Dinosaur

It's Alive!!!

I just added a new polka-dot dinosaur to my Etsy shop! Head over here to see the details!

Beach Adventure

I love going to the beach but I had no idea it was so fun bringing a dog along! Scout was such a happy ocean adventure dog! I can't wait for when we go back.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Soft Rag Dolls

I had so much fun making rag dolls for my nieces and nephew this year for Christmas. I just love how they turned out.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Baby Gift Sets

I've added four new baby gift sets to my Etsy shop! Each set includes a flannel blanket, a plush, baby shoes, and either a onesie or book! These sets are SO much fun to put together and I think they would be such fun gifts to give to people. Have any babies you need to welcome into this world???

Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year!

Everyone's all excited about the new year and I'm all like...has my medicine kicked in yet?

Let's take a moment to state that I pretty much killed my 2015 challenges: I read 83 books (goal was 75) and I sewed 13 dresses (goal was 12). Woohoo!

I love new year challenges. I love the fresh take on everything. I love feeling like you have another year to learn new things and another year to try to live how you want to be living. That being said, I feel like I have not started 2016 out like I typically like to. I have been super sick since Christmas so I am pretty much just hyper focusing on the present goal of getting better!  I have a really busy January and will be moving cross country in February so maybe I'll start my "new year goals" in February!