While many of you are still in back to school or summer-has-just-ended mode, at our house we are in the full swing of preparing for Halloween. In the last 2 weeks I have purchased almost 60 yards of fleece in preparation for making costumes for my Etsy store. By far, the most popular costume… Continue reading Tips for Sewing with Fleece
I love a “scrappy Saturday” and you’ll love what I made this weekend! My friend just ordered three new pairs of sunglasses, and wanted some cute cases to match her great style. Like me, she doesn’t like those bulky, hard cases in her purse. These “Vera look-a-likes” fit the bill. And they are a great… Continue reading DIY Famous Maker Eyeglass Case
Making a sheer, kimono jacket is a breeze with these tips. Begin with Simplicity pattern 1108, find a pretty, sheer polyester or silk fabric, spend a bit of time planning, and you’ll be ready for a date in a few hours! Some home sewers find that sheer fabrics can be a bit daunting. I mistakenly… Continue reading Wear this Stylish Sheer Kimono jacket tonight!
I’m so excited to share my version of the “Dress shirt/T-shirt up-cycle” I made this weekend for my granddaughter. I found some different versions of each on Pinterest, but wanted to combine them for my own cute creation! I know it’s been awhile since I’ve posted and it’s long past time to get back at… Continue reading Make a girls dress from what’s in your closet!
This year I am feeling particularly sentimental about the holidays. I am filled with joy as I watch Elise gaze at the lights on the Christmas tree and even as I remind her “gentle” when she starts yanking at the ornaments on the low lying branches. I am also missing my Grandma Ilene who passed away… Continue reading Traditions, Connection, and Cookies
Still looking for last minute gift ideas? Here are some great book “pairings” with characters from those books. If you have time, you can even make some felt animal puppets to go with! The Mitten by Jan Brett – Consider knitting a big white mitten (or a pair of mittens) for your little one and then… Continue reading Gift Guide: Children’s Book & Toy Pairings
A friend sent me a message last week asking if I would mind using my “awesome sewing skills” to make her baby a fleece infinity scarf. Apparently finding one of these for an almost 1 year old isn’t as easy… I knew this would be a project that would take less than an hour, so… Continue reading Children’s Fleece Infinity Scarf
If you are giving a bottle of wine as a gift, why not add a homemade touch to it with a fabric wine gift bag? These easy bags can be made in under an hour and really dress up the bottle. Materials Makes 6 wine bags: 1 yard printed cotton, with grapes, wine bottles, or xmas motif… Continue reading Janie’s Easy Wine Gift Bags
Congratulations to our Holiday Giveaway winners! Cheryl Moch of Bismarck, ND was drawn at random from our list of blog followers to receive 10 holiday cocktail napkins. Janie Sinner of Fargo, ND was our winner of the set of coasters, for the great comments and tips that she has contributed to the blog. If you haven’t… Continue reading Holiday Giveaway Winners