Easy Peasy R2-D2 Costume

No, really.  When I say easy, I mean easy peasy lemon squeezy.  Seriously!                                       We are big Star Wars fans in our house.  I think there’s something about growing up in the 80’s that puts Star Wars in your blood.  So of course we love to buy Star Wars goodies for our.. Read More

How to Sew a Quilt and Break All the Rules

First, a confession.  I am no quilter.  Yes, I sew.  Yes, I love it.  Yes, I’m good at it.  But these truths don’t necessarily make one a quilter.  In my mind, a true quilter is one who belongs to a guild, creates king-sized masterpieces with hundreds of pieces in grandmother-approved, centuries old patterns.  No, I am not a quilter. But, I do like to make the occasional quilt.  I’m here.. Read More

Love, Love Pinterest!

One of my favorite plugins here at WordPress is one that links all of my posts to the various social media sites I use: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and of course Pinterest.  Hooray for Pinterest!  I consistently get more visitors from Pinterest than any other site.  I think it’s the viewing platform that is so enjoyable – piles and piles of photos right at your fingertips.  Well, I’m grateful for folks.. Read More

Make Your Own Shopping Cart Cover- Say No to Germs!

  This has taken me way too long to finally post here, but it’s worth the wait, I promise! I am in love with Natalie’s new shopping cart cover, that also doubles as a restaurant high chair cover. Eeeeeew! Germs! Stay away from my lil’ darlin’! I started this project by searching for just the right fabric. I wanted something cotton because I want to be able to wash it.. Read More

My Favorite Belt

I learned to love D-ring belts when I was a kid, and I still love them today. They are casual, cute, and most importantly, they lay flat against my waistband. No big buckles sticking out from under my shirt. I hate that! The D-ring belt is aptly named for the clasp used to secure the belt. There are two metal pieces shaped like capital D’s. Go figure! Follow along to.. Read More

Thanks KAM Snaps!

It’s no secret that I love KAM Snaps. They are my favorite sewing accessory hands down! I discovered them while pregnant with my daughter in the baby section of the fabric store. A lot of people use them to make cloth diaper covers but I’ve found so many uses for them, it’s crazy! Like the owner Judy told me, they are addictive! So how excited was I that my crib.. Read More

Fun Holiday Gift Tags

This year I decided to make some holiday gift tags on my computer instead of using store-bought ones. They were so easy to make! I created a file using PowerPoint because it’s so easy to manipulate fonts and text boxes, which is what I basically used for the tags. Here’s a picture of one of Natalie’s gifts:   I created a tag for each family member using their first initial… Read More

An Apron for My Mama

My mom mentioned to me over the summer that she would love an apron for Christmas and would I please make her one? Ummm, yeah, of course mom! It was fun shopping for fabric with her and finding a pattern online. I found a great tutorial at Sew 4 Home. This pattern requires some work with simple quilting and some pleating. But the site also has some great tutorials for.. Read More

Tote for a Tot

I found a great tutorial for this drawstring tote bag at Piggledee. It’s just what I was looking for! Natalie loves to drag my purse around the house so I thought she could use a bag of her own. At first I considered sewing a simple tote bag but then I thought about bags I’ve seen that have a drawstring insert. Perfect! We can stuff in some of her favorite.. Read More

Halloween Treat

All right, I know Halloween ended a while ago but I just had to post a pic of my sweet little pumpkin. We dressed her up as a cupcake for her first real Halloween (she technically had her first Halloween last year but was way too tiny to participate). It was a lot of fun to make and I think it turned out well. The true test was when we.. Read More

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