Sewing

Patchwork Turkey Applique Pattern and Thanksgiving Pillow Project This scrappy Thanksgiving Turkey pillow came together very quickly. It was a fun project that used up the littlest bits of fabric and some coordinating embroidery floss. This a great applique project for beginning sewers and kids. It can be made evenRead More →

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 →

Introducing the Little Red Riding Hood Embroidery Pattern The latest pattern in our collection of Fairy Tale needlework designs is our Little Red Riding Hood embroidery pattern. This embroidery pattern collection features stylized, pixie style dolls set in our favorite fairy tale stories. More patterns from this Fairy Tale Embroidery seriesRead 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 →

  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 →

Yes… we realize these are rather simplistic gnomes, but that’s the point. These Simple Little Gnomes are a wonderful project for beginning sewers be they six or 60! By using a running stitch to attach the face to the gnomes, and an overcast stitch to sew it all together, evenRead 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 →

We’ve been home a few days, and I am finally starting to catch up. Before I move on to some new projects, I wanted to share some highlights of our visit. Not surprisingly, most of my photos were of the Little Lady. Here’s some highlights. First… concerning the gifts I made: The pants were too big in the waist, so I had to pop open aRead 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 →

Last day of January already… yikes! It's been a busy week, but I have made time to work on the new sweater for the Little Lady. I shared a link to the pattern last week… a lovely sweater knit in 1 piece. I've finished the back, one sleeve, and half of another. Cruisin' 🙂 I was going toRead 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 →

I have been busy finishing up Christmas gifts for the wee ones. I thought I might spend some time this week sharing their gifts, plus a tutorial on the drawstring bags I made for the Little Lady and Pixie. First off… every year I buy the grandbabies a piece toRead More →

Even if you possess the most rudimentary sewing skills, this project will be a breeze for you. Just in time for the holidays, this is perhaps the simplest apron you’ll ever make! Let the kids wear them for cookie making or wrap them up as gifts for all the weeRead More →

The adage “necessity is the mother of invention” is never as obvious as when a parent is trying to fashion a toy for a child when traditional toys are unavailable. A hankie becomes a “pew doll”, a piece of paper becomes an airplane or a “cooty catcher”, and a handful of vinesRead More →