Holiday Aprons

Wednesday, December 18, 2013




I just finished these fun holiday aprons for a Holiday party this week. I tried something new with the ties. Instead of using the same fabric for the front and back, I used different coordinating fabrics. I really love the way it turned out. It feels more festive. Now I'm off to bake something in my new apron. Hope you have a happy Holiday and get to spend it with the ones you love.

A Baby Gift

Thursday, November 7, 2013



This fun little onesie is on it's way to a friend and her baby boy. I am obsessed with bow ties for boys. I make my son wear one every year for family photos. My husband started wearing one for me and now has a quite a collection. This cute onesie almost makes me want to have another baby.

Birthday Aprons

Friday, November 1, 2013


I was contacted back in June about designing aprons for a birthday party in November. I love people who plan early. Here is a little sneak peek of the aprons that I created. Be sure to check back to see all the party details!


Wizard's Cloak for Halloween

Wednesday, October 30, 2013


Our family is currently in love with all things Harry Potter. For Halloween this year, the kids all wanted to be wizards. Here is a picture of the cloak I made for them.

We are looking forward to my son's birthday party this December. Thanks to Anders Ruff for the cute party printables. His party is sure to be a hit. Be sure to check back to see all the details.

A Halloween Project

Monday, October 21, 2013

I am in love with aprons. I'm not sure why, but they are very appealing to me. I haven't made any holiday versions until now. Here is my Halloween aprons. I love the colors and it's perfect to wear during the fall.


A Pizza Party

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

I got contacted by Anders Ruff, who I love, to create aprons for a Pizza Party. Anders Ruff has fun party printables for any occasion. I really enjoy working with this company and have been so impressed with their high quality printables. Be sure to check out all the details on Pierson's Pizza Party. There are so many fun DIY party and styling ideas.

Photographed by Becca Bond Photography

Breakfast at Tiffany's Themed Baby Shower



Last month, SookEe Designs was asked to contribute to this amazing baby shower. Jen Carver of Banner Events styled this beautiful baby shower. You need to check out all the details over at Hostess with the Mostess. What a fun day for the mom to be!

A Quilt for a Special Girl

Friday, March 22, 2013



I finally finished this quilt for my friend Katie. It's for her daughter Hannah's birthday (only it's a little late). I love the colors she chose they are so bright and happy. The minky fabric on the back and front is so snuggly - perfect for a little girl. I love the rick rack that my favorite quilter Diane at Confetti Quilts used - it was just the right accent. Now I just need to get it safely packaged and shipped.

Three Tooth Fairy Pillows


Just finished working on these little guys! I am so excited to ship them off to the family that ordered them. If you would like a tooth fairy pillow, be sure to contact me at monica@sookeedesigns.com

Jalapeño Pepper Jelly

Thursday, March 21, 2013



I have been really loving spicy, sweet things lately. I wanted to share a recipe I got from my friend, Traci. It's easy to make and is super tasty. I like to eat this with cream cheese and crackers for a fun appetizer, on steak as a sauce or just eat with toast in the morning. It's also a great gft to give to friends as a hostess gift.

Jalapeño Pepper Jelly

1 Lg. Red Pepper
1 Lg. Green Bell Pepper
1/2 tsp salt
10 Jalapeños with seeds (use less if you like it more mild)
1 1/2 C White Vinegar
5 C Sugar (original recipe calls for 6 - I think it's too sweet, you decide)
1 Pouch of Certo Liquid Fruit Pectin

In a food processor, finely chop pepper. Put in a large pot with vinegar, salt and sugar. Boil for 10 minutes. Stirring often. Add the pectin, boil for 1 minute. Fill canning jars and seal. Wait 24 hours. Makes 6 half-pint jars.


An Easter Tie

Wednesday, March 20, 2013


I just finished this tie to match my girls skirts. It was "sew" easy, I found a tutorial on Pinterest. You can see all the details here. I changed it a bit by adding different fabrics. Just sew them together before you begin cutting. I think I need to adjust the length and I've found that velcro at the neck is the best option for bigger kids.

Cravings!

I'm working on this today, but dreaming about food!


I love to eat normally, but being pregnant has really increased my appetite. I was looking through my recipes and realized that I dropped the ball a few months back and didn't finish my 30 days of tasty treats. Today I decided post a little something.  I picked the recipe because it is my husbands favorite or or possibly because I practiced spanish with my daughter this morning. You should try it- it's easy and fresh and tastes better than anything you can buy in a can.

I got this recipe from my friend, Tiffany. I have made a few tweaks to it. Mostly because I didn't have everything on hand to make it the way she suggested. To me it's better the next day. So flavorful!

2-3 Can Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes (or just plain diced tomatoes, if you are like me and don't have the others on hand and have zero patience to get in the car to go buy some)
1/2 Onion
1-2 Tomatillos
1 large or 2 med size fresh garlic cloves
1 Lime (she uses lemon) juiced. I like to zest my lime first and add that as well
Cilantro - I leave this out, my family doesn't like it.
1 jalapeño - with or without the seeds depending on how hot you like it
Pinch of Salt
Pinch of Sugar

Rough cut everything (except tomatoes) pulse in food processor until medium sized bits appear. I like it chunky, if you like it more smooth - keep chopping. Add the tomatoes (I like to drain 1-2 cans and reserve the liquid, I don't like it too soupy, you can always add it back). Pulse for about 10-15 seconds after adding tomatoes. Enjoy! Store in the refrigerator.

Easter Skirts

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Thanks to pinterest I found this website with the most adorable skirts. I love making skirts for my girls, so I decided to give it a try. I love the way they turned out. You can check out the website At the Picket Fence for details on how to make your own. I love the sash you can tie in a bow. I am making flowers to pin on their shirts and bows for their hair as well. Check back after Easter to see the girls dressed in their outfits. I hopefully will have a tie made for my son. I may have to bribe him to get him to wear it though.





Pajamas, Pancakes and Crafts Party

Monday, March 18, 2013


 One of my customers, Stefani, emailed me these great photos of her darling daughter's 9th birthday. She did a great job styling the party - I am so happy that our apron was part of such a special day. Happy Birthday, Ashby! You can check out all the details to this party by going clicking here: Ashby's 9th Birthday.

Isn't she adorable? I love, love the colors of this apron and the party details.

A Modern Italian Little Chef Pizza Party

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Check out the aprons and chef hats custom made by SookEe Designs for a party styled and created by Anders Ruff. I love their party printables and style. Be sure to check them out if you haven't already. You can see all the details over at Hostess with the Mostess.

Photo courtesy of Becca Bond Photography

A New Apron Design

Wednesday, March 13, 2013


I have been a little MIA. During that time I made a new apron design, one that I'm sure you'll love. My husband needed a gift for a gift exchange and I made this one afternoon. Let me know if you have questions about ordering. Email me: monica@sookeedesigns.com