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Take a peek into my closet and you’ll immediately notice one thing – everything I wear has zigzags and stripes and geometrical shapes for days! The tribal trend (that by the way, I’ve been seeing everywhere lately) is the perfect opportunity to tap into all these loves at once. I’ll admit – a little goes.. read more →

So I watched my first episode of MadMen the other day (I know, I know, I’m way behind the times). Regardless, as adorably stylish as the outfits flouncing across my screen were, I couldn’t help but think how much cuter they’d be in kids-size! I immediately took to the Internet to find out how to.. read more →

13 Apr 2015
April 13, 2015

Honeycomb Tote Bag

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Show off the paper piecing skills with this stylish and modern color blocked tote designed by Jennifer Mathis, Ellisonlane.com Supplies: Coats Dual Duty Paper Piecing Thread, Color 8030 Coats Dual Duty XP General Purpose thread, color 8030 Print fabric (FreeSpirit Acacia by Tula Pink), 1 yard Free Spirit Designer Essential Solids, (CSFSESS.BERRY)  Plum Fabric, ½.. read more →

My girls’ rooms are filled with two things: dollhouses and pillows. That’s why I was so tickled when I ran across these lifesize dollhouse pillows. You don’t have to have woodworking chops – just basic sewing skills. Giant Dollhouse Pillow Tutorial via My Cakies  Painted Dollhouse Pillow Tutorial via A Beautiful Mess Make a House Block.. read more →

Yes friends, spring has officially sprung! However, I’m still waiting for the flowers in my front yard to get the memo. Until then, I’m going to bring color back into the world with my own creation. And what better way to do this than with colorful quilts? Modern colors and crisp geometric shapes work together to.. read more →

08 Apr 2015
April 8, 2015

Tissue Caddy

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Storing extra rolls of toilet tissue can be a problem, particularly in a small guest bath with limited storage. And what if, heaven forbid, the tissue runs out when someone is in need? This clever tissue caddy is the solution to that dilemma, as it holds an easily accessible extra roll in style. Finished Size.. read more →

07 Apr 2015
April 7, 2015

Hand Sewing Tips

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Much as some people like to sew everything on the sewing machine, there are times when sewing by hand may be a better option. A project with hand sewing is also portable—you can take it with you when you travel or to local events with “waiting time” like at a doctor’s office, sports game, etc… read more →

Creativebug’s Fabric Design Series  featuring Denyse Schmidt, Amy Butler and Kaffe Fassett is the perfect course for the novice fashion designer. Learn to Design Fabric If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to design fabric, this series will walk you through the creative process step by step. Creativebug’s experts share their process from inspiration to design,.. read more →

Here comes Peter Cottontail, hoppin’ down the bunny trail… and bringing us all super cute Easter sewing projects for you and your special somebunnies! These totes and pouches would make the perfect Easter Day activities, gifts, or even holders for all those egg hunt finds! Check out the easy tutorials: Easter Bunny Tote Bag via Wear.. read more →

Child’s Gathered Half-Apron Tutorial via Craftiness Is Not Optional Apron Pattern and Tutorial via Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom  Kids Ric Rac Apron via Purl Bee Bright Childrens’s Apron via Ann Kelle Simple-Sew Kids Apron Tutorial via Bloesem Kids  read more →