Whitney Deal
Mother + wife + maker living in North Carolina






Liberty Quilt

I just finished up this quilt that I started months ago -- Liberty of London (cotton tana lawn) swatches made into a rows of flying geese. I went with a queen-size and used a pebble design for the quilting. Those darn pebbles took me hours on the long-arm! -- but I am so happy with how it all turned out. I also used a Liberty of London fabric for the back and binding.


Etsy Shop Sale!

I'm cleaning out my etsy shop in time for the holidays so many of the ready made items are on sale! Head on over to see the steals!


Dawn's Custom Dress

Let me just start by saying -- Dawn is the best, period. I've followed her work online for many years and was thrilled when she asked to collaborate on her wedding dress. She is my ideal bride! We pieced together two of my existing dress styles (Elsie & Lucille) then tweaked it to Dawn's preference. Doesn't it look just darling? Best wishes to this sweet couple!

You can see more of her wedding day here. Photos by Sayher Heffernan.


Little Bo Peep + Sheep

We went with a Little Bo Peep theme this year for Halloween and I'm so happy with how Glory Maeve's costume turned out! She loves to twirl in it and I can't wait to see her prance around on Halloween. I made it from this pattern by Simplicity using Crystal Arrowheads fabric by April Rhodes. Little sister got in on the act with an adorable crocheted sheep hat.


Hers + Mine :: Tees

My daughters might let me do this...until they can read ;)

Women's Tee  |  Girls Tee

See more "Hers + Mine" posts here.


Sample Sale!

Major sample sale happening now in my bridal store! I'm moving away from selling standard sizes and into custom measurements -- so everything in the online shop is 75-80% off! Includes all wedding and party dresses!


Mercer's Baby Quilt

My mom pieced together this baby quilt for my daugther before she was born. We picked out the fabrics/colors together and she went to town with sewing and piecing strips together. My cousin then quilted it with wavy lines which I believe contrasts well with the linear design.


End of an era!

When I was in graduate school several years back, I had the grand idea of photographing weddings on the side to make a little money. So I placed a listing on craigslist, conned by hub into tagging along, and "poof" Oh, Darling! was born.

We've been photographing weddings for the last five years together from Maine to Georgia. We've met incredible people and have had some amazing (and very interesting) experiences. But it's time for us to move on. Now that we have kids, it kind of stinks to leave them during some of the best weekends of the year.

My hub has decided to join the family business and I like to sew, if you haven't noticed ;) So we're saying goodbye to our little business and we will be taking it offline soon. But until then, feel free to enjoy our work over on our website!  

This is a picture of my hub working our last wedding this past weekend!