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Traditions, Connection, and Cookies

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

Christmas · Holiday · Sarah's Posts

Gift Guide: Children’s Book & Toy Pairings

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

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

Janie’s Easy Wine Gift Bags

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

Beginner sewer · Christmas · Felting · Holiday · Knitting · Recycle · Sarah's Posts · Sewing

Mittens 3 Ways – Knitted, Felted, and Repurposed

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

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