Category Archives: Custom

Today marks the beginning of our school year. Layla started second grade, and I’m starting preschool with Wallace. I am endeavoring to be as organized as possible this year because I know my kids thrive under the structure, and also because it leaves me feeling less like I’m constantly drowning. Layla is continuing a classical…

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I was recently asked by a long time client to make some matching dresses for her two girls, eight in all. The first six were made pretty quickly, and were such fun to put together! The last two however, required some element of patience because the fabric (Betsy Lemonade), which is exclusive to a shop…

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Have you ever had something you wanted to do so badly that once the chance came around, your expectations were so high, you were nearly frozen with fear of failing or second guessing everything? That’s me. You see, my favorite wardrobe item is J.Crew’s Perfect Shirt, the most well made, perfectly fitting, brilliantly constructed shirt I’ve ever…

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Recently I was commissioned by a good client of mine to make some pillows for a friend of hers. She explained that her friend lost her 10 year old daughter to cancer, and that her daughter’s favorite things were unicorns and rainbows. She saw my Pegasus pillow and asked if I was up for the…

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That title sounds far too serious. Liberty Courthouse is the quilt I made for a dear friend of mine who was so long overdue to receive a made-by-Meredith gift. Every year at Christmas I pick one person who will be the recipient of a big handmade thing. I mean, I normally give out smaller things…

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Welcome to Olivia Jane Handcrafted! I'm Meredith and this is my creative journal. Here you'll find loads of inspiration for a handmade wardrobe, home decor, bags, and quilts. I even have plenty of projects and tutorials to get you started or help you along the way. 

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