Whitney Deal
Mother + wife + maker living in North Carolina






Where the Wild Things Are - Custom Quilt

I love when things come full circle! That's exactly what happened when a couple whose wedding I photographed asked me to make a custom quilt for their baby boy. The inspiration for the quilt is below...a scene from the book "Where the Wild Things Are" -- we collectively decided on a color palette from that illustration and went with a simple square pattern with straight line quilting. The quilt is going to be used as a wall-hanging in the nursery so I added a sleeve on the back. I love it -- a sweet, simple quilt for a baby boy!


Toddler Tunic in Cotton & Steel Lawn

Just whipped up this Geranium tunic for my daugther using this cotton lawn fabric by Cotton & Steel. Hooray for long sleeves! I drafted and added the sleeves so she'll be able to wear it during the colder months ahead. I love how it turned out -- easily paired with a variety of pants and leggings.


Color Story #2

From this lovely wedding we photographed a couple of years ago. A fall-inspired color story..


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.