6 Craft Blogs to Follow for Fabulous Thanksgiving Ideas

Whether you're looking for kids' crafts, tablescapes, or Thanksgiving decor, these blogs are a treasure trove of DIY holiday help. ...more

How to Make Your Own Maternity Jeans

Almost two years ago, I broke the zipper on a pair of my jeans (I've never done this before or since, happily), and I thought, "WHAT could you possibly do with a pair of jeans with a broken zipper?" And then I remembered that I'd made myself a pair of maternity jeans once upon a time, and this pair might be a chance for me to do it again, now that I knew a little better what I was doing. So I stashed them away for many many months until I was pregnant again....more
I wish I had seen this when I was pregnant with my daughter. Would've made wearing jeans more ...more

Halloween on a Budget: Make Your Own Adorable Costumes (and Save a Ton!)

I'm a crafty girl, so of course, I always make my kids' Halloween costumes. But even if you don't have a crafty bone in your body, I know you can make a costume this year (or at least vow not to spend an ungodly amount of money on a crummy costume at the store, okay?). I'll show you how—keep reading! ...more

Vintage Pajama Sew-Along Part 1

Carla of Tiny Angry Crafter is hosting the Vintage Pajama Party Sew-Along. Here’s part 1 of my project for this sew-along.View Post...more

A Vintage Style Peasant Dress For Layla

Practice run of making a vintage style peasant dress for little Layla, helps identify some fitting issues in the sleeves.View Post...more

12 Crafting Days of Christmas - Mid-Madness Wrap-Up

     The days are ticking by...5 days until Christmas! Anyway, as it was last year, I have but a few days left to finish crafting and it will not be nearly enough time to complete what I had planned. So, here's my mid-madness wrap-up. If I don't remind myself of what we've completed in our home this month, I will continue to stress out over what still needs to be done.  Here's a peek at our mania Christmas-y goodness....more

Wedding Needle to Fabric

The history of quilts as utilitarian items stretches back thousands of years. In fact, the word quilt is adapted from the French cuilte, which grows out of the Latin culcita (“a stuffed sack”)....more

Last Weekend, This Week, This Weekend

The craziness of this time of year is catching up to me.  I was going to show you a post about my busy knitting class weekend that I had LAST weekend. And then last weekend happened and now this weekend is coming to an end.  I think from here on out, possibly, maybe, things may be calming down a little.  Maybe.  Possibly....more

Crocheting Caps for Cancer Patients with Love

This is a very different post for me, because I have an important story to tell you today! I'm about to tell you how I came to the decision that I needed to do something for cancer victims who are bravely going through chemotherapy today and every day. A few weeks ago, I was thinking about an old friend, someone I loved, who bravely fought her own battle with cancer, but in the end, lost. Actually, I think about her all the time because I miss her so much. So often, I want to pick up the phone to tell her some news or just talk, but of course, I can't!...more

A Very Cherrieful Outfit

After purchasing this lovely fabric with embroidered cherries on it I knew I was going to make a very cherrieful outfit.View Post...more

Gertie Sews Vintage Casual A Quick Review

I finally received my copy of "Gertie Sews Vintage Casual" and in the midst of home repairs I thought I'd take a break and give it a quick review.View Post...more

Dresden Plates

My grandmother, Mildred, was born in Sioux City, Iowa, in 1902. She died in Windom, Minnesota, in 1974....more

grand illusion part 2!

Here's my Singer 401a and my step 2 of Bonnie Hunter's Grand Illsion mystery quilt...just 189 more to go!     ...more