Knitting · Sarah's Posts · Tips

Knitting Abbreviations and Tutorials

In preparation for two upcoming blog posts I am working on (Dec 5: Knitted Baby Sweater with Hood, and Dec 9: Mittens Three Ways), I thought references to abbreviations that appear in the patterns as well some tutorial videos would be helpful for new or infrequent knitters. Instead of trying to pack them into my blog posts, I will just link back here for reference.  This would a good page to bookmark! Continue reading “Knitting Abbreviations and Tutorials”

Beginner sewer · Christmas · Holiday · Purses and Bags · Sarah's Posts · Sewing

Reversible Tote, Gift, or Wine Bag with Endless Possibilities

There are SO MANY possibilities and variations to this basic pattern for a reversible bag.  I will go through the basics for a bag with finished dimensions approximately 15″ high x 12″ wide, which is a great size for groceries or just toting around stuff. I use a bag this size as a knitting bag (to hold all my supplies for… Continue reading Reversible Tote, Gift, or Wine Bag with Endless Possibilities

Christmas · Sarah's Posts · Serger Projects · Sewing · Tips

Easy Cloth Napkins, Tablecloth, and Napkin Rings

Welcome to our first post in the series – 12 Days of Stocking Stuffers! Remember to follow us and add your comments/tips for the giveaways. I feel like I should start this post by giving a shout out to my husband who has put up with a lot of crafting and sewing supplies littered in our living… Continue reading Easy Cloth Napkins, Tablecloth, and Napkin Rings

Christmas · Sarah's Posts · Sewing

Decorated Felt Christmas Ornaments

When it comes to decorating for Christmas, there is nothing that warms my heart more than a tree that is donned with colored lights and homemade ornaments.  I remember the joy I had as a child, when my mom would get out the box of carefully wrapped ornaments, many of which were homemade, to decorate our tree. We would take… Continue reading Decorated Felt Christmas Ornaments

Felting · Inspiration · Knitting · Marty's Posts · Sarah's Posts · Sewing

12 Days of Stocking Stuffers & Giveaway

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

Halloween · Sarah's Posts · Sewing

Halloween Part 2 – Care Bear Count Down

As a child I REALLY liked the Care Bears – my bed donned with Care Bear sheets and playtime filled with the Care Bear count down.  I remember being so envious of some family friends I played with that had plastic Care Bear figurines with a heart shaped cloud carrier. So, when I did a search on Amazon… Continue reading Halloween Part 2 – Care Bear Count Down

Halloween · Sarah's Posts · Sewing

Halloween Part 1: All Aboard the Elsa Train

For my niece’s birthday in early October, I decided to indulge in her love of all-things-Frozen and make her a Princess Elsa dress.  Of course, it was more than convenient that Halloween followed shortly thereafter.  Scroll to the bottom of the post (or just keep reading) to see the finished dress on my muse!

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Quilting for a Beginner – Part I

I am thinking about creating my first quilt… Elise has been very interested in fabrics, identifying animals and really anything she know the name of, and I would like to make one to lay on the floor as a play mat. So, I obviously can look on pinterest and find many great tips but I thought… Continue reading Quilting for a Beginner – Part I

Inspiration · Sarah's Posts · Sewing

Hello World – Inspiration and Motivation

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