Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Making the Holidays Bright!

I am so excited to join my Etsy Dallas friends at NorthPark Mall this Saturday. We will be demonstrating some fun modern crafts that kids can make. And what's even better? This craftastic event will benefit the Dallas Public Libraries! If you are in the area, I hope you will stop by and make something with us!

Bookmarks Library
NorthPark Center
December 15th

Get more info here.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Out and About: The Dallas Flea

Oh by gosh, good golly! The Dallas Flea is this Saturday!
Let the holiday shopping fun begin! 

Saturday, Dec. 1st
Southside on Lamar
1409 South Lamar Street

Monday, November 12, 2012

Out and About: City Lights

It's starting to look a lot like Christmas around here! I so am excited to be a part of this fun event in downtown Dallas this weekend. There will be a tree lighting ceremony, Santa, live entertainment and vendors. Let the holidays begin!
City Lights
Main Street, Dallas
November 17th

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Out and About: Handmade Harvest

This weekend I'll be spreading the eco fab fun in Denton, Texas. Denton is such a fun music-loving laid back kind of town. Many of the vendors lined up for this show will be new to me, and I am so excited to meet them and see their goods in person! 

Etsy Denton's Handmade Harvest
Greater Denton Arts Council/Center for Visual Arts 
Hickory Street
November 3rd

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Owls, Owls, and More Owls

Cuddly plush owl pillows are new to the shop. These are made with either certified Organic cotton or repurposed vintage fabrics and have eco-felt faces with hand embroidered details.

Owl Always Love Owls...

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Free Shipping Sale!!!

Hip Hip Hooray! We're having a Free Shipping Sale through October 22nd. 
Use coupon code REGALFREESHIP for free domestic shipping on any items in the shop.

Monday, October 15, 2012

A Barnyard Bash for Little G

For Gabe's birthday this year we decided to have a barnyard bash at Owen's Spring Creek Farm. Our little guy is currently all about farms, tractors, and hayrides. He had such a blast, and it seemed like everyone else did too.
Adorable Barnyard Bash Cupcake Toppers by DoodleLuLu on Etsy
The girls helped me print, cut out and tape the cupcake toppers. This was our first time to use DIY printables for one of our parties. And it was so easy! We will definitely be doing this again.

The birthday boy at cake time.

A beautiful day on the farm.

The whole family enjoying the day.

Gabe's favorite part---the hayride with all of his buddies!

Can't wait to go back to Owen's Farm again!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Have a special color combo in mind? We take custom orders!

If you can dream it, we can make it into a ball!
Want your rattle ball to match the new baby's nursery? Or how about birthday party favors? Any color combo or theme you are looking for, we can make it! Need ideas of what's available? Visit our new Custom Fabric Selections page. This is just a small glimpse of what is currently in stock for custom orders. Check back often as we will be adding more regularly.

We are happy to special order fabrics too! Just email me to discuss options at EcoFabFun [at] att [dot] net.

Friday, October 5, 2012

On Rotation Today: Lost in My Mind

Sometimes getting lost in one's mind might not be such a bad idea. I love this little reminder from The Head and the Heart.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Sweet Brotherly Love

brothers under the crepe myrtles

A sweet moment of brotherly love that I am delighted to have captured. And, I just have to say that Fall is the absolute best time of the year in my town. The Crepe Myrtles are gorgeous and the temperature is perfect. How about you? Are you having the most amazing weather too?

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Fall Line Up: Come See Me!

My Fall Show schedule is now set. I am planning to just do two shows this season, 
and they are good ones! 
If you are in the area, I hope you will come see me.

The Dallas Flea
Southside on Lamar
1409 South Lamar, Dallas
September 15th

Etsy Denton's Handmade Harvest
Greater Denton Arts Council/Center for Visual Arts 
Hickory Street
November 3rd

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Pictures from Padre

This year we took our family road trip to the Texas coast. This was a first for us. We usually make a serious cross country road trip to the Florida coast. It's fun, but a ton of work and lots of of time goes in to just getting there. So this year we decided to travel closer to home.

It was so nice to sink our toes in the sand. 

Prairie dogs and cactus in the sand dunes at the beach? Only in Texas!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Summer Holiday Sale!

We are off for a little summer holiday time! While we're away, treat yourself to 15% off your entire purchase in the shop with coupon code SUMMERTIME. 
Offer ends July 18th and production and shipping will resume July 19th.

See? For you, there really is no limit.

Monday, July 2, 2012

A Little Bit Bumpy

bumper car ride indoor amusement park
Created with Gifboom

Things are little bumpy around here as summer break continues. We went to an indoor amusement park called Amazing Jakes. It was a great way to stay cool, and have some laughs together.

A friend pointed out to me today that we are almost half way through summer. Only six more weeks to go!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

A Sweet Souvenir of Summer

I am smitten with this sweet prize that my littlest won from a claw machine game. Isn't it too cute?! Looks like my little guy may have a talent with those tricky claw thingies too. It's really nice when they bring home a prize you actually want to keep around. 

When he pulled it out, he said enthusiastically, "Oh, look, it's string!" Yep, he would have been happy with string.

Ready for Some Bloglovin!

Are you on Bloglovin? Let's connect! 

Friday, June 22, 2012

Studio Peak: Behind the Scenes at Regal Cottage

This is were the Regal Cottage toys come to life.
I'd love to show you around, so come on inside.

I have begun collecting yellow accessories to bring a bit of sunshine into the room. The color I chose is the same as the yellow tupperware canisters that my Mom passed down to me. These canisters were on our kitchen counters when I was a little girl. I use them now to store buttons, ribbon, and the rattles that go inside our baby rattles.

My favorite thing about this space is the awesome cherrywood built-in cabinets. There are tons of shelves and drawers. The storage possibilities are endless, almost. Somehow, I have managed to fill them all to the brim. And then, there is also a closet full, but that won't be on the tour today.

Thanks for not saying anything about the floor. It's a work in progress. We had a lovely berber carpet there, but it was terrible about catching every loose thread and scrap of fabric that fell to the floor, and I just couldn't take it. This bare slab feels more industrial, and I like it, for now at least.

You may have noticed that I like contrast. Traditional and modern. Polka dots and stripes. Red cherrywood and bare slab floors. I like contrast a lot! We have talked about stained concrete floors, but there has been too much work going on here for that, thankfully.

This is my sewing spot #2 and packaging area. In case you are wondering why I have two sewing areas, the answer is simple. I am lazy. Ha! I don't like changing my thread in the middle of a project, so I just change my seat. It seems to make everything run smoother for me. There are enough interruptions as it is, and I have the space, so might as well use it, right?

Thanks for checking out my sewing room. I hope you like it as much as I do.


Thursday, June 21, 2012

Savoring the Wide Open Spaces in the Summertime

One of the best things about Texas in the summertime, is having the time to savor the wide open spaces. We took a little stroll down the paths at Arbor Hills Nature Preserve recently. It is so pretty here with the rolling hills and wildflowers. Sorry I didn't get more pictures, but I was busy soaking it all in.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

On Rotation Today: Into the Wild

I intend for this On Rotation series to be a sort of peek at the music that fuels my work because it is music that keeps my sewing machine humming along, but I also hope that it helps you to discover new music that the whole family can enjoy.

Turning on the pop radio station with my kids around typically infuriates me. I don't know when pop became X-rated. The shock value songs are fun for a second, but once your little one starts singing along----not fun anymore. Not one bit fun.

So we are happy to discover our local indie music station where the music somehow remains clean, thought provoking, and fun!

Enter "Into the Wild" by LP:

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Motherhood Matters: Pregnancy Expo

This is a very exciting event that we will be participating in Mother's Day weekend. The Motherhood Matters Pregnancy Expo will offer all kinds of fun stuff for new and expecting parents. Exhibitors include pregnancy/baby photography, nursery design, maternity wear, baby boutiques, pre/postnatal yoga, and much more. There will also be Educational Seminars on topics ranging from Baby CPR to Managing Stress and Anxiety During Pregnancy.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

What Size is Best?

We make balls in lots of different sizes for different size kids, and different kinds of play. So if you are wondering what size to get for your special little one, here's some helpful information.

I typically recommend the small (size 5 inch) for newborns to a year. The small size is also nice because you can easily fit it in your diaper bag. These are just the right size for little hands to grab and roll.

 This little cutie is kicking around a small size, and he is 4 months old in this video.

The medium size (7 inch) is great for a one year old, and is really fun for floor play. Little ones who are just learning to walk will find it especially fun to kick around and chase. It is also good for learning to take turns when you roll the ball back and forth to one another.

The large size (9 inch) is especially fun for toddlers and big kids. It is close to basketball size and is just right for learning to catch and throw. The best part-it doesn't hurt a bit if you miss!

This is my little sweetie with a large size ball. He was 18 months old in this picture.

Of  course, you really can't go wrong with a ball in any size because everybody loves a ball!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Spring Show Schedule

It's the first day of Spring, and I am getting really excited about my Spring Show schedule. I'll just be doing two shows this Spring, but they are both seriously good ones.

I'll be at The Dallas Flea on April 21st 

and the Spring Bash on May 5th. 

I will be coordinating the volunteers again this year for the Bash with Larry (Kessler Craftsman). 
So if you are interested in helping craft the magic that is the best Shop+Party+Art+Craft around, 
head over here to sign up. We sure would love to have you!


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