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Hanukkah Ideas, Holiday Bake Along, and a Sewing Contest

Take a peek at a few places I’m posting this week. Lots of fun for the holidays. Ideas and craft for a Hanukkah celebration, over at Baby Center’s Momformation. I love this treat pouch by Martha Stewart pictured below, so… Continue Reading →

6 Heart-Tastic Valentine Projects

I’m happy to feature these 6 darling Valentine’s Day ideas! All are darling hearts to make for your weekend – sewing, baking, and stitching. Happy Heart Weekend! 6 Valentine’s Day Ideas 1. Valentine’s Day Bunting via Crap I’ve Made. What a fun… Continue Reading →

Toss Around This Toddler Approved Toy Football

Football season has begun! We’re making yummy football treats and tossing around soft football toys. These will hopefully be a little softer and easier on your household items as they get tossed around while you watch the game! Supplies for… Continue Reading →

Refashion a T-shirt With Some Pretty Fabric Petals

Elizabeth of Dear Lizzy makes this DIY Pretty Petals Tee look all too easy, I think I’m going to have to give it a try. I’ve got a few plain t-shirts that could use a good ruffling!

Make Your Own Mixed-Media Lyric T-shirt

Guest post by Somer of A Little Great Music and t-shirts are two things we have in abundance at our house. I often hear one of my kids complaining to the other, “You can’t sing that, its my song.” So,… Continue Reading →

Quick and Easy Sewn Paper Garlands

Paper garlands are a beautiful accent for any party or home decor.  They are really easy to make and can match any theme. First, you will need to start with cardstock punched out in your desired shape. You can use… Continue Reading →

Sewn Rice Bags, Warming Our Tootsies

It may be a balmy 45 degrees here in Seattle, but we still get cold feet at night! That’s why we made up a bunch of these rice heat therapy bags to keep us warm. These are instructions for a… Continue Reading →

Fringe Fleece Winter Scarf

We made a few more Fringe Fleece Scarves, but with Christmas colors this time. I layered a green, white, and red strip of fleece, sewed them all up together in a line, then made small 1×2 inch cuts up both… Continue Reading →

Dish Up Some Handmade Kitchen Towels

It’s November — let the cooking and entertaining begin!  The holidays are almost here. If you are like us, you are busy planning meals, baking, and entertaining.  Why not impress your guests with cute kitchen accessories in addition to your… Continue Reading →

How to Video: Crocheting a Fancy Flower

I was recently interviewed over at Todays Mama and talked about how yarn crafts are something I wish I was better at! So I’m sharing this easy to follow tutorial that I love from the Little Birdie Secrets for Crocheting… Continue Reading →

Simple Scarves to Keep you Cozy this Fall

Scarves are not only functional, but super stylish. If you don’t have time (or inclination) to knit or crochet one, cut one instead. Seriously–it’s that easy. Find a rayon/cotton knit or jersey knit–something that is soft and has a little… Continue Reading →

Easy Fringe Fleece Scarf Tutorial

This fleece scarf is as fun to make as it is to wear. It’s a great first-time-sewing project and perfect for the upcoming winter season. I made these with Halloween colors to help keep us warm as we trick-or-treat! Supplies… Continue Reading →

Sew a Fabric Yo-Yo Stationary Card

Guest Post by Lyndsey of The Stationary Place I’ve always loved paper. Stationery, patterned paper, note cards, letterpress – I think paper is gorgeous and I love all of its different uses. More recently, I’ve been on something of a… Continue Reading →

My Baby’s Quilt is Finally Done!

Yay! I did it. I finished my baby’s quilt, only 15 months late. Remember this quilting post? I’ve made a quilt for all three of my babies when they’re born, something for them to always have that’s made from me!… Continue Reading →

Weekend Links: Pillowcase Sewing Projects

Do you have lots of old pillowcases that need to be turned into something else? If so, here’s a few fun sewing projects using pillowcases. Travel Pillow for the car by Craft Addictions (pictured above) Pillowcase Pocket for a small… Continue Reading →

Simple Flower Garden Sachets

Here are a two simple crafts you can do using items found in your own flower garden – lavender sachet and rose petal sachet. Make these fun and fragrant flower sachets. Instructions: Simple Lavender Sachet If you have lavender, now… Continue Reading →

How-To Video: Hand-Stitched Cards

These hand-stitched cards are simple and fun to make. I’ve been stitching them for quite a few years now and have shared many patterns in my Card Patterns category. Today I’ve taken a video of me stitching a Gift Box… Continue Reading →

DIY Reusable Lunch Set for School

I’m happy to have Amy from Progressive Pioneer here as my guest today. Her blog is all about getting back to the basics of life. She’s sharing a great way to pack your kids lunch by using reusable items. It’s… Continue Reading →

Fabric Scrap Project Ideas

Once all your sewing projects are complete, you may still have some left over fabric scraps. I’ve been saving my scraps, thinking there must be something I can make with them. Well, here are some great projects using fabric scraps,… Continue Reading →

Stitch Up a Bridal Shower Pillowcase

I’m excited to share yet another fabulous site contributing regularly to Make and Takes, Little Birdie Secrets. Three crafty ladies make up the Little Birdies, a blog who’s projects are bookmarked as “must do” in my inbox. These ladies will… Continue Reading →

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