How to Make This Easy Needle-Felted Heart Banner for Valentine's Day

Needle felting is one of those crafts that seems really daunting, but is actually very easy. If you can poke something with a needle, you can do needle felting. My first adventure into needle felting was inspired by some wool hearts I had left over from another Valentine's Day project. I just knew I could repurpose them into something new and cute. ...more

The Top Craft Trends of 2014: Which Ones Did You Try?

Some yearly trends are better than others, and 2014 was chock-full of keepers. So this list of most popular crafts is not about played-out trends you need to retire immediately. Instead, consider it the gorgeous highlights of 2014....more
Owls definitely last year. I sold lots of owl doorstops/frig magnets/xmas tree decorations etc. ...more

How to Create a Yarn Weaving on Your Art Journal

I'm sure the inside is of your 2015 journal this year will be covered with pretty pictures, amazing ideas and gorgeous drawings … but what about the cover? ...more

Easy Pillowcases

Aren’t these Easy Pillowcases adorable?  I was looking for something cute to make with some of this sweet flannel I have left over from another project and found this super fast AND easy pillowcase that I just couldn’t wait to try out. You won’t believe how quickly these come together and how simple they are to make....more

Jersey Baby Burp Cloths

Jersey Baby Burp Cloths are really easy to make because there are only six steps in the process to throw one together.  You can literally sew one or two of these together in about 10 minutes if you have ever used a sewing machine before – even if it was in high school. They are seriously that easy and incredibly hard to mess up.  Made out of jersey and minky, these sweet little burp cloths are soft and durable so that they are gentle on your little one’s skin but are also durable enough to spend a lot of time in your washing machine.  ...more

Designer Headbands for Your Baby

I have the sweetest little grand daughter and I wanted to make something quick and easy for her with some scrap jersey material that I just love and happen to have on hand so I decided to make some headbands.  What I love about this sewing project is that you can make several headbands out of fairly small scraps of jersey fabric and you can put them together really fast.  My kind of project!...more

Shopping Cart Cover - I Wish I Had One of These When I Had Little Ones

Have you ever seen something and immediately thought, “Why didn’t I think of that?”  Happens to me all the time. When I first saw a woman in a grocery store pushing a shopping cart with a cover over the baby seat area I was amazed and I immediately thought that I wished that I would have had one of those when my kids were little to keep all the germs from the cart off of my babies. ...more

Sewing Tips:Keeping Track of Pattern Pieces

     I love to sew. As a mom of toddlers with a destructive cat in tow, you might wonder how I get any sewing done at all. Sometimes, I wonder that myself. I have been asked how I keep track of my projects when it is inevitable I will be pulled away mid-project to change a diaper, make a snack, or regulate a fight (I am raising boys!) Here is one way I keep track of my pattern pieces and fabric while I am away. ...more
Those foxes are adorable, and what a great idea for keeping everything straight. Thanks.more

Valentine's Slippers

Welcome to the February 2015 Carnival of Natural Parenting: Do It YourselfThis post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Hobo Mama and Code Name: Mama. This month our participants are teaching us how to make something useful or try something new....more

Free Stella Knit Jacket Pattern

It is still Kids Clothes Week and I have my upcycled look to share with all of you. PLUS a free pattern and tutorial. I used a quilted knit fabric for this project, but it would be great with a fleece or french terry cloth, or even an old sweatshirt. This project is pretty quick (which is really the only kind I like) and turned out adorable. ...more

Kroller Stitch Facecloth

The past week I've been busy finishing up the slouchy beanie obsession hats and getting those sent out - but I've been dying to make something new (and for me)....more

How to Sew Blanket Binding {Tutorial}

Today's tutorial is not just how to sew Satin Blanket Binding but also how to make my very favorite kind of flannel receiving blanket.Flannel is awesome.  It doesn't wrinkle as much as regular quilting cottons, it is super soft, a natural fiber, and just awesome.  Oh yeah, I said that.  And adding Satin Blanket Binding makes it super awesome!  And super chic.  So win-win....more