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Wire headbands are a great way to add color and flair to your wardrobe. These functional hair accessories are easy to sew and fun to wear. My girls have enjoyed going through my fabric stash to whip up a new fashion accessory in a matter of minutes. Follow along to learnRead More →

Over the years I’ve probably made 1,457 baby quilts. Yeah, so I might be exaggerating a little bit, but seriously, I’ve made a lot. I have a favorite pattern, which I will be sharing soon, that is a quilt-as-you-go blanket and it is super easy to make. It begins byRead More →

A couple of weeks ago I shared a sweater and hat I knitted for the Little Lady. (Leaving Thursday for a week long visit 🙂 I wanted a little embellishment for the hat, and I made a flower using the material that I will be using to make her 2 pairs of reversible pants. Although I sewed the flower directly on her hat, you couldRead 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 past spring my SIL sent me a suprise gift… a gift card at Spoonflower. So cool! If you are unfamiliar with Spoonflower it is a site where you can upload your own designs and have your very own… totally original… fabric printed. Ahhh… the possibilities here are endless. ThisRead More →

Self fringing shawls can be made from cotton or wools. Although I used cotton plaids, solid colors may be used too. This is a no sew project that can be done in under an hour. But be warned… they are easy and fun to make and the materials that are available are soRead More →

There’s a misconception that you have to be highly skilled to make truly beautiful gifts. Not so! Even the “noviest” novice can make lovely gifts, if they chose the right project! Take these beautiful shawls. They  are gorgeous enough to be found in the nicest boutiques, yet, with just the tiniest bit ofRead More →

I took my first home economics class when I was in 7th grade. It was mandatory for all FEMALES. Boys couldn’t even take the class. (Yes, back in the Dark Ages!) Eventually, I would earn a degree in Human Ecology from Michigan State University, but back in 7th grade, I got my first exposure to manyRead More →

When doing any craft, there are some things we have to do that are more a groan than a pleasure. That’s how I feel about straightening the grain of fabric. To be honest, I don’t do it for most projects, but there are times when it is imperative that theRead More →

  Materials: 4″ x 28″ piece of calico for the flower 3/4″ x 40″ piece of calico for stem, ripped 2 copies of pattern bead with large hole 4 12″ long pipe cleaners Follow the directions for the Rolled Calico Flower through step 7. Disregard all directions for the leavesRead More →

After you make one of these flowers, and find how very easy they are, you’ll find yourself tucking them hither and yon! Cotton calicoes were used to make this flower, using the same pattern we used to craft our Rolled Felt Flower. The calico will be smaller than the felt flower,Read More →