Getting Creative

We get to meet Millie (our baby girl) in approx. 18 more days! Jon and I are so excited to start our little family! I have had the itch to make her some things this past week so I thought I would share a couple of them (and a special handmade gift from her grandma).

This is a little hat that I crocheted.
This quilt was made for Mille by my mom! If you look really close you can see that the yellow fabric has little dragonfly designs and all over the quilt are little dragonflies stitched in.
My mom also included some of this owl fabric that she picked up.
It was just enough fabric to make a cradle sheet! I love how it turned out.  Here is the tutorial I followed.
Have a great Wednesday!


Yellow Umbrella Giveaway on Manzanita Blog!

Check out Rebecca Caridad's blog:

to see our Yellow Umbrella giveaway feature!
We are also super excited to announce that we will be carrying Rebecca's pretty crochet accessories at Yellow Umbrella: brick and mortar gift shop, this fall! 

All of the above photos were sources from rebeccacaridad's etsy shop.

Be sure to check out Rebecca Caridad's etsy shop for more crochet goodness!
Make today a great one!


Little Ones

Jen's Baby Shower

 This past Sunday was Jen's baby shower!! It was great to celebrate such an awesome person(Jen) and the soon arriving Millie Clara!
Snack table

 Millie Fringe

Jen with ALL the gifts :)

A few gifts I made for Jen

 Peanut-butter Button Cookies

Jen's the cutest!!!

We are all so excited to meet Little Miss Millie!!!


Yellow Umbrella Artist

Danni of Innad
Madison, WI

Just in at Yellow Umbrella: Innad Vinyl Bifold Wallets and Checkbook Covers:

All of the photos were sourced from Innad's Etsy Shop.

These are awesome for plastic! (college ids, library cards, etc)
Stop by Yellow Umbrella and check them out or visit Innad on etsy!

Hope your having a great week!


Etsy Love

Sterling Silver Trophy Moose Necklace

Beaver Love Brooch

Porcelain Stump Ring

Antler Ring,  Moose

Silhouette Axe Brooch

Check out Touch the Dutch etsy! There is a lot more amazingness there!

Have a great weekend!


Getting Creative

The start to our new window display using flashcards in a bunting style.

Any ideas for what we should do in the bottom half of the windows??? We were hoping to have enough flashcards to cover the whole window but ran out.

New Dino art for Emerson's room. I hand cut the stegosaurus out of plywood and then added vintage wallpaper. Yeah, I pretty much love how it turned out!

Well that's all for today. I'm gearing up for Jen's baby shower this weekend, can't wait. I will take lots of pics to show you!!!

Make sure to check out our Vintage sale this Saturday(10-6) if you're in the Bemidji area. 

Have a great night!


New Yellow Umbrella Artist

Jill Caya
of Jill Lauren and Scarlet Poppy
Grand Forks, ND

I love to knit and I love to shop handmade! I learned to knit 10 years ago when I was in the Peace Corps in Russia. I bought some yarn at the market and the little old lady who lived next door to me taught me to knit. I knit many scarves in Russia and when I returned I took a few classes and have been knitting ever since! I love designing new things, everything in my shop is an original design. I also love to shop for vintage items to include in my knitting, especially buttons.

All of the above photos were sourced from Jill Lauren and Scarlet Poppy.
We just got Jill's amazing creations at Yellow Umbrella today! I opened the box and squealed with delight at all of the super pretty and cozy knits! A girl even had me fetch her a hat from behind the counter so she could purchase it... it didn't even have a tag attached yet!!!! So swing by Yellow Umbrella (204 3rd Street, Bemidji MN) if you are in the area and check these lovlies out for yourself!

It was so fun working at Yellow Umbrella with my husband Jon today! Thanks to all of our amazing artists, customers, and blog readers.. you really make our day!
(crochet baby blanket...only 5 more weeks till we get to meet our little girl!)