I’ve had a few things getting in the way of my craft time. Baby #4 (he doesn’t have a blog alias yet, coming up with his real name was hard enough…) and Homeschooling But I started to go a little crazy…again…and decided I needed to make something. I thought an I Spy quilt would take forever, […]

Remember my QAYG (Quilt As You Go) tutorial from a while ago? I finished it! And I LOVE how it turned out. It’s technically a queen sized tutorial but it fits just fine on our king sized mattress. I love all the colors AND that I used up TONS of scraps. It was so easy […]

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, […]

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 […]

Remember my trip to the Fashion District? I’m finally getting around to using some of the 100 yards of knits I bought. I’ve found a couple great commercial patterns, which I love to use whenever possible. They’re easy and most of the thinking is done for me. I usually have to adjust a few things […]

Bow ties on little boys are just the cutest. Gus reeeally loves his. And so do weddings. Let’s make some. It’ll just take a few minutes. About 15 actually.   THE 15 MINUTE BOW TIE 1. Cut 3 pieces about 3″ x 10″ – 2 from fashion fabric, 1 from some kind of interfacing: regular […]