Sewing & Stitching (Page 2)

Here is a perfect project for a snow day. It is a simple sewing project that your kids can help make. In our Winter Wonderland unit we included basic directions for making super simple fleece mittens. It has always been my intent to do a more in depth tutorial. TodayRead More →

I remember a time when jeans were my go-to, super comfy, wear all the time wardrobe staple. Maybe this was because I spent my high school and college years sporting the 90s “grunge” look with loose, carpenter jeans (that were actually made out of cotton), flannel shirts, and generally comfyRead More →

Soon after my DIL Raewyn found out she was pregnant, she called and asked if I would do her a favor.  “Sure”, I said. “Want me to climb a mountain, swim a sea?” I’d do just about anything for the mother of my sixth grandbaby. “No, I would just likeRead More →

My girls and I are loving these super easy to make Stretchy Bandana styled Headbands. They are perfect for playing outside in the summer. They keep your hair out of your face and the sun off the top of your head. They take just a bit of fabric and aboutRead More →

It has been quite awhile since I’ve done much apparel sewing. When my kids were little they were quite happy in mom made skirts and shorts, but as they have gotten a bit older, they have also gotten a bit pickier. Although my girls both still love a twirly skirt,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 →

This weekend we are excited to be working with Sarah’s Silks to offer our readers another awesome give-away. My children have “grown up” draped in Sarah’s Silks. They have been a part of their dramatic play, turning every day children into knights and fairies. They’ve added rivers to the gnomeRead More →

  When it comes to drinking hot beverages, I’m the equivalent of being ambidextrous… I’m just as comfortable and content drinking coffee or tea. Of course, they both have their place. First thing in the morning… give me coffee and keep it coming. Confession time… sometimes my last thought beforeRead More →

The Little Lady has a kitchen set, but didn’t have “company” dishes and placemats, so that’s what I made her for Christmas! I bought her 2 sets of the beautiful wooden dishes, which includes a plate, bowl, fork, knife and spoon, and made her 4 napkins and placemats. They were quick toRead More →

When I was in middle school, actually, at the time, we referred to it as “junior high”, girls took home ec and boys took shop… end of story. Must admit, I was flippin’ excited! I did a lot of hand sewing, but I had never used a sewing machine. MyRead More →

  MAKE SURE YOU READ THROUGH TO THE END OF THIS POSTING TO FIND OUT ABOUT A SPECIAL DISCOUNT BEING OFFERED FROM A CHILD’S DREAM! For Christmas, Tim and I got Little Lady and Little Guy a set of 184 maple blocks. Shhh… don’t tell 🙂 Anyway… because they areRead More →

I must admit I’ve been a slacker the past few weeks enjoying some guilt free R and R. Although I’m not done slacking completely, I do need to get a few projects done and start making plans for the fall. The first order of business… make a baby quilt forRead More →