DIY Bean Bag Tutorial

DIY Bean Bag Tutorial

Bean Bags are a childhood staple. As a teacher, I often used bean bags in my elementary classroom for lots of different learning activities. The possibilities are truly endless! DIY Bean Bags are a perfect easy beginner sewing project and can help use up fabric scraps. The materials are practically free, and even if you […]

DIY Door Draft Stopper {Easy Sewing Project}

Use scrap fabric to make a DIY Door Draft Stopper

As I quietly creep through the house to the coffee maker, I catch a chill as soon as my feet hit the hardwood floor in our entryway. It sends a shiver through me and I make a quick detour to look at the thermostat. It’s holding strong and steady where it was set, but it’s […]

DIY Plastic Grocery Bag Organizer {Beginner Sewing Project}

sewing materials for an easy to sew plastic grocery bag holder

In my quest for pantry organization, I have a love/hate relationship with plastic grocery bags. On one hand, we reuse them for easy disposal of stinky diapers, mini trash can liners, and more. On the other hand, they seem to multiply faster than rabbits. Even with the use of reusable canvas shopping bags, we STILL end […]

Caterpillar/Butterfly Finger Puppets {Flip Dolls Pattern}

Butterfly flip doll finger puppet

I first “met” Laura while I was pregnant with Asher. If you were a reader during that time, you’ll remember I was SO sick with Hyperemesis Gravidarum and the entire house was a little down in the dumps. During that time, Laura sent us a package with hand-drawn artwork from her daughter and a homemade […]

Tutorial: How to Applique Without an Embroidery Machine

How to applique without an embroidery machine

Ok, so I know that I have an embroidery machine to make most of my cute appliques for my Etsy Shop. However, I know not everyone has a fancy embroidery machine to do all the hard work. Fear not, my friends, you too can add a cute applique to clothing, pillows, or anything else you […]

Toy Story: Jesse Cowgirl Outfit

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My niece’s birthday was last weekend. She’s a huge fan of Jesse from Toy Story and I was inspired to make her an outfit. Since I don’t have a girl of my own yet, I loved getting the chance to sew something extra girly for her present….I live vicariously through the little girls in my […]

Cute Crab Applique Ribbon Ruffle Shirts x 3

I had a custom order this week that was absolutely adorable! (I know I say that about every order, but seriously, this one is my favorite to date.) The set of cousins will look adorable at the beach when they go eat crab!    Doesn’t it make you want to head to the beach and […]

Pretty Petite Pincushions!

…because they are so much cuter than the regular old tomato pincushion. Petite pincushions measure 3 inches square. They may be be small, but the designer fabric used packs a big punch! The other side of the pincusion is white chenille. Use either side–they’re reversible! A perfect gift for the sewing fanatic in your life…or for you, because […]

$10 DIY Mannequin Tutorial

When I set up a craft table at a Breast Cancer Walk/Fundraiser to benefit my friend Candice a couple of weeks ago, I needed a way to showcase the Ribbon Ruffle Applique Shirts  and some other things that I make, but didn’t want to spend a lot of money on the solution. As I was walking the […]

Appliqued Name Pillows

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Look what I’ve been working on…  Appliqued Name Pillows!