Household Sewing

These colorful, fabric Cinnamon Stick Christmas Tree Ornaments are easy to make and add a lovely bit of holiday scent to your decor. This is a great ornament craft to share with kids, as my girls were able to make them on their own after I showed them how. Younger childrenRead More →

This pattern makes an approximately 48″ Christmas tree skirt. The bobble trim adds a retro flair and a bit of whimsy. It is easy to sew and makes a great pattern for a beginner. You can use Christmas print fabrics or you can do as I did and choose toRead More →

This is our month of ornaments! Today we are sharing simple rag ball ornaments. Simply rip and tear strips of fabrics, wrap them around Styrofoam balls, add a little ribbon and you are good to go. If you have a large stash of yarn balls, you can wrap them, too.Read More →

After I completed my stack of cute embroidered owls, I turned them into a throw pillow cover. Materials: 1/2 yd quilt fabric 9 completed embroidered owls on muslin 18″ pillow form thread All seam allowances are 1/4.” First I trimmed each of my owls (you will need 9) into aRead More →

The daffodils in our yard are just poking their heads through the ground, but I was aching for some flowers, NOW, so I decided to make my own. You can make a garland or 2 or 3 for yourself, too. Hang your Spring Flower Garland up and you’ll feel like you stumbled upon an enchanted flower fairy garden. WithRead More →

    Few things are quite so handy as a drawstring bag. Small ones can be used to hold wee treasures like necklaces and lost teeth. Large ones can be used to wrap odd shaped presents like Teddy Bears and wooden trucks. They are great for holding lots of loose pieces, like a gathering of acorns or building blocks. No matter what size youRead More →

This summer the son of my dear friend is getting married. I wanted to make something for a shower gift and I immediately thought of the Coiled Rag Bowl. This bowl can fit any decor depending on the colors. I went to their registry at Pottery Barn. I made aRead More →

The other day my sister-in-law, Jennifer, gave me this “swell” (my daughter-in-law Meghan and I have decided to bring “swell” back into everyday use… it really is a “swell” word, but I digress!) Where was I, oh yes, Jennifer gave me this swell bottle top pincushion.   Isn’t it cute as aRead More →

Whether you want a fistful of poppies to bring a bit of sunshine indoors or to hand out for Memorial Day and Remembrance Day, these sweet little flowers are easy to make and delightful when done 🙂 Note: The original post, Poppies A Plenty, can be found HERE. Materials: wool orRead More →

I must say, I think this little guy might be the cutest doorstop in the bunch so far. My girls were excited to see him. Pippin will make a great spring guest in your home. Enjoy!     Materials: (yardages are approximate and based on optimal placement) Felt Embroidery flossRead More →

After due consideration, I decided to make a bunny doorstop for several reasons; it got the most votes, it is seasonal, it is both a barnyard and woodland creature, and finally, and probably most importantly, Pixie wanted a bunny 🙂 Due to widespread family illness, I actually had a Sunday withRead More →

If you had to guess which of our projects were most linked to, what would you guess? Our Waldorf Style Gnomes? Our Knitted in the Round Doll Pattern? What about our Hair Pin Lace Tutorial? Although those are amoung the most popular patterns, the most frequently visited patterns are for our Doorstop Cat, DogRead More →