Work In Progress :: DIY Maxi Dress

Well, I know you've heard it before... I'm still working on Oblique and Vianne. So, since you need a break from that (and frankly, so do I), today I'm sharing my sewing work-in-progress!  ...more

Decorative Bowl Covers

A lot of my dishes and serving bowls are boring and white.  I love them because they are versatile, I didn’t spend a lot of money on them when I purchased them years ago and they look great with colorful food on them but when I am going to a picnic or some sort of gathering where I am taking a serving dish of food, I really like the idea of having a cute cover over my food because it gives my dish a little extra punch.  It really dresses them up....more

Book Pocket Pillow Runner

This is a really fun and quick Book Pocket Pillow Runner that is great for holding books, coloring books, crayons and whatever else your little one needs to hop into bed and get the old bed time routine going.  I am making these for my cute grand kids and hopefully they will be a fun addition to their bed time routine....more

Sew 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. ...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