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!
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
To kick off a month of holiday festivities and gift giving, we thought we would share with you some of our favorite ideas for homemade stocking stuffers and host/hostess gifts. We have tried to provide a variety of items in terms of skill level, time to make, and type of recipient. Additionally, we have put the… Continue reading 12 Days of Stocking Stuffers & Giveaway
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
Sarah really did it up right with her Care Bear characters for Halloween. She kept it simple and made it fun. When you choose characters that make you smile, there is no way it can be considered “work”! Years ago, when my children were small, I faced a dilemma on the days leading up to… Continue reading Remembering the fun and lessons of Halloween
Welcome! It’s hard to know where to start, but I thought I could share a bit about about what I like to sew and what inspires me. My favorite projects include creating gifts made with love for family and friends – most recently cloth napkins and a table cloth for a wedding gift. Some other gifts… Continue reading Hello World – Inspiration and Motivation