I finally finished this quilt (tutorial here) I started a ridiculously long time ago. Sometimes, it just takes a while to make a quilt. This was my first time paper piecing (here’s my paper piecing tutorial) and it was really fun and easy, but it does take quite a bit of extra time. Probably the […]

Click here to see my finished Scrappy Log Cabin QAYG I’ve been accumulating scraps for long enough that I have enough to make several quilts…I’m starting my scrap elimination program with a scrappy log cabin quilt and I’m trying the QAYG (quilt as you go) method since this quilt is going to be about 98 […]

One must use creativity in sewing for boys, and these were a very fun and well received Christmas presents a few months ago. Turtle hoodies! We’ve been wearing them all around town and getting lots of stares and comments. I take stares as a compliment. Our 4th baby is due in 4 weeks, another boy, […]

I think I have enough ornaments for several large trees and since our tree is tiny…I have lots of extra ornaments to get crafty with! My dining room table is 60″ x 80″ – that’s the same size as a queen sized mattress. It’s massive and I LOVE it. (My Dad made it for us, […]

This is our first Christmas in our new house and our decorations were looking a little sparse. So we had to improvise. This is one of my favorite spontaneous decorations so far! I cut curling ribbon in varying lengths and tied an ornament to each end, then draped them over some convenient little hooks on […]

We got a late start on Thanksgiving crafty fun, but we’re in full swing now! All 4 of these projects are perfect for this last week we have to celebrate Thanksgiving! 1. Cricut banner (above): I cut the background from the A Child’s Year Cricut Cartridge, but any decorative shape will do, the letters from […]

Having Thanksgiving dinner at your house? A bunting is always cheery and festive! I love this one with made from burlap and stenciled letters. It’s so easy and inexpensive, perfect for a last-minute decoration! First make a stencil and cut out 11 flags on the fold. Cut the letters out of freezer paper and press […]

Throw pillows are one of my favorite home dec sewing projects. They’re super easy to make so it’s easy to update them every year or so. These are two of my favorites – my rosette pillow and the newest ruffle pillow. INSTRUCTIONS For an 18×18 pillow, cut two square of fabric, 18″ x 18″. Make […]

We started our part time homeschooling this year and getting started is expensive! I wanted to try to simulate all the best and most fun parts of public school at home and involve my 4 year old who isn’t old enough for school, and a pocket chart calendar was a must. But they’re over $20 […]

Halloween is 17 days away! plenty of time to make some minion costumes cause they’re easy and inexpensive and super fun! Here’s how: MATERIALS blue fleece yellow hooded t-shirt or knit fabric black pipe cleaners 2 black buttons black felt and Gru logo image dollar store glasses minion goggles template INSTRUCTIONS I got a little […]