With cold weather soon approaching (or arrived) for many of you, I thought a few instructions on making mittens would be appropriate. Does any one else have trouble like I do finding well-made WARM wool mittens for outdoor activities like walking, sledding, and shoveling?!? Mittens #1 and #2 require some basic knitting skills, and variation #3… Continue reading Mittens 3 Ways – Knitted, Felted, and Repurposed
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
I have to start by giving credit to Larissa @ Just Another Day in Paradise, who created some AMAZING Old McDonald farm animal felt puppets with detailed patterns, instructions, and pictures. I am obsessed with these puppets even though they are a bit tedious to cut out and sew. Also, they have been a super… Continue reading Zoo Animal Felt Puppets – Tutorial and Pattern
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
Pretty cool visual (and helpful to understand why threads get stuck and tension issues occur with a bobbin).
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
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
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
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