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!
Every sewer or knitter, beginner or advanced, needs good tools to fully enjoy their craft. Take advantage of the great coupons and deals on notions this time of year and fill those stockings with essential tools of the trade. While there are many that enhance sewing and knitting projects, some have been known to save sanity!… Continue reading Sanity-Saving Sewing and Knitting Tools
The holidays will be here before we know it and precious time for DIY gifts is growing shorter! How about something simple, cute and useful for the girls and women in your life? Or heck, what about you? Let’s grab the scrap bag and get on the headband bandwagon! These headbands are a great use… Continue reading Heavenly Reversible Headbands
Hello beautiful! Babies, toddlers, parents and grandparents alike LOVE these towels. If you are anything like me, you find bath time with little ones to be a special time of giggles, snuggles and good smells. These towels wrap your child in homemade practicality and love! Making these towels ranks right up there as one of my… Continue reading Best Child’s Hooded Towel
Dolls are as popular today as they were when I was a young girl. My oldest granddaughter has several, all of which are 12″ dolls. For Lauren’s birthday in October, I wanted to expand her baby wardrobe with some new additions. Although there are countless patterns and tutorials for 18″ dolls, I found very few… Continue reading Baby Doll Dresses Up!
I love bags, any kind of bags! And didn’t I promise to share a product of my sweater fulling (felting) experiment? Well, here it is! The Wooly Crossbody Bag. Skill Level: Intermediate Time: 3-4 hours (plus sweater felting time) This cross body bag is a simple pattern and comes together in a snap. My… Continue reading Wooly Crossbody Bag
Cozy Coasters are quick to make, low cost and so handy to have around! Best of all, they will put a smile on the face of your dinner host, because who doesn’t love a homemade gift? I have my mom to thank for this idea. She started making beautiful coasters years ago when she found… Continue reading 1 Hour Cozy Fabric Coasters
We all have obsessions, right? My latest is tracking down old wool sweaters and felting (technically it’s fulling) them. The result is a ‘new’ inexpensive (but luxurious) fabric for my own one-of-a-kind creations! I love the feel and texture of wool. It gives me a warm, cozy feeling. It becomes so versatile when it is… Continue reading 5 Easy Steps to Felting Wool Sweaters