A Super Cute Zipper Pouch for Anything and Everything

I was walking through the store the other day and thinking that I would like to have a new pouch for my makeup in my purse so that it isn’t all over the bottom of my purse but the ones at the store are so expensive.  I don’t do expensive.  So I decided to go home and look at my stash and see if I had a few scraps of material that I could make a suitable pouch out of and look what I found.   This cute pattern is what I found and I was able to make a simple yet very functional pouch.  Here is what I did:...more

Quilting and Embroidering

Quilting is a fun DIY experience, especially when you are passionate about what you are doing. Quilting can express family values and traditions in ways that will last for generations. Our ancestors quilted all the time, and it was a great way of getting together and sharing.Today it can be done alone, but it is still a valuable social occasion for neighbors, church members and relatives to work together and share stories....more

How to Turn an Old Towel into a New Washcloth

The Old Towel New series is a little collection of crafty repurposing projects where old (and, possibly grubby) towels are fashioned into pretty, fresh, and useful things....more
This is such a great idea! I am just learning how to sew, and have a plethora of old towels to ...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

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

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

1 sweater, 7 projects

1 $3.99 Goodwill sweater = 4 mason jar votive covers, 2 to-go coffee cozies, and 1 pillow.Step 1: Gather your materials.  I purchased a size small sweater at Goodwill and washed it but if you have an old sweater of your own, even better....more


JOY, JOY, JOY, JOY DOWN IN MY HEART!Takin’ it back to basics when I used to attempt to finish these monthly prompts…...more

The perfect holiday gifts for someone who sews

It seems to be traditional in the blogging world for everyone to publish their annual holiday gift guide.  I suppose it makes sense – if we share the same kind of interests and the same kind of tastes, you’ll probably like similar shops and similar products to me.  So maybe I can save you all a little time and trouble this year with a few of my own favorites....more