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How to Sew a {fake} Pleated Bedskirt

This project is simple. It does require a sewing machine, but if you have sewing machine and sorta know how to use it... YOU.CAN.DO.IT!You're sewing straight lines - a lot of straight lines.You'll also use an iron. Do you know how to iron? YOU.CAN.DO.IT!...more

DIY: Tinker Bell Costume

Faith, trust, and pixie dust! If you're like me and have seen every Tinker Bell movie about a million times, then you know this phrase very well. My little girl will not watch ANYTHING but Tinker Bell movies. I've tried a bunch of Disney movies, cartoons, etc. They all lose her interest after about five minutes. But, if I put on a Tinker Bell movie, she will literally be glued to the TV the entire time! ...more
Oooohh Heather , you should see the magnificent fairy fabric I bought today! Expect pictures in ...more

Sassy crochet infinity scarf

Be A Crafter xDI love their feminine and fun looks: Hot or wild colors, lacy, chunky, bling bling, beads mixed with beautiful stitches. These crochet infinity scarf are sassy like a bold statement xD...more

A New Project on the Needles

It occurred to me that I've been knitting so much lately that I should start posting some photos. In fact, doing a Work In Progress Wednesday might even inspire me to knit more because I fear your judgement get to show off what I've been working on (my kids aren't remotely impressed)....more

Crochet fox headwear

Be A Crafter xDIt's getting cooler! Are you looking for nice ideas to crochet a head warmer? How about some fun and cute crochet fox hats. Fox has become a cute theme in crochet world ( What does the fox say? ). Check out these free crochet fox headwear patterns, you''ll see :)...more

Birth of a Passion

My quilting started a long time ago.  I didn't know at the time that it would become a life long passion.  I was about ten or so, and I was bored.  ...more

A Collection of Crochet Necklaces

Originally Published On:  LifebloomingA couple of years ago I was inspired to create a range of crochet necklaces.My skills are pretty basic. I learned how to crochet at school when I was twelve.It sounds a strange thing to teach a bunch of pre-pubescent girls but it wasn’t as anachronistic as it seems. We weren’t being taught proper, womenly occupations. We were in fact innocents caught up in a well-planned blackmail exercise....more

UPcycling Rugs

This is all about UPcycling, NOT REcycling . Sheets  can be recreated into gorgeous crocheted  rugs. Crocheting rag rugs is so much fun to do because it is fast and satisfying.I crocheted each rag rug in  a few  hours, from one single sheet and half a queen sized duvet. No pattern needed;  just make a magic circle, squeeze in 8 to 11 half double crochets into the loop and start crocheting around. I varied the rows with  half double crochets and double crochet stitches using a size Q hook…fun, fast, frugal!...more

DIY // How to Make Back-Tab Bedroom Curtains

Today, I’m sharing how I made my own bedroom curtains with blackout lining. I went with a 84″x54″ length, and three blocks (pattern on the top and bottom). It’s SO gorgeous in person. I am in love!...more
French Robin Designs Glad you like them as much as I do!more

You CAN Make a Beautiful Handmade Quilt

When you look at a beautiful handmade quilt, you may think it would be a project you could personally never tackle.  A sewing project that may seem a bit overwhelming will be easier to accomplish if you approach it with the right frame of mind and confidence in your sewing ability.  Just as a journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step, and progresses by continuing to put one foot in front of the other, a beautiful handmade quilt begins with a first step and continues by completing each step along the way until you ha...more