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It’s Giveaway Day! Win a PDF Pattern!

It’s Giveaway Day!  Win a PDF Pattern!

We have a winner!!  Congrats to Kristy!! Welcome to all visitors from Sew, Mama, Sew!  If you aren’t visiting from Sew, Mama, Sew you will want to go and check out all of the amazing giveaways offered today! I know you have lots of great giveaways to check out, so I’ll keep this short and…

How to Make Paper Trees For Scrapbooking and Cards

How to Make Paper Trees For Scrapbooking and Cards

These little paper trees are quick and easy to make and make cute handmade Christmas cards or scrapbook embellishments. All you need is some scrapbook paper and some circles to trace and you are good to go!  If you have a fancy paper cutting machine or circle cutters you can use those, too.  Just skip…

How to Turn a Thrift-Store Shirt Into Useful Fabric

How to Turn a Thrift-Store Shirt Into Useful Fabric

I love thrift store shopping. I love the great prices and the thrill of finding something unusual or unique. I also love that my purchases are not only easier on the planet, but often in support of worthwhile causes. And thrift stores can be a great place to find fabric for sewing projects. Blankets, quilts,…

Everything You Need for a Handmade Christmas

Everything You Need for a Handmade Christmas

The Christmas season is quickly approaching. For those of us who long for a holiday filled with homemade decorations and handmade gifts, it’s time to get crafting! I was one of those kids who started listening to Christmas music in July and had my Christmas cards finished before the first snowflake fell. Years later I…

My First Sewing Pattern

My First Sewing Pattern

For the past two years I have had an item on my to-do list that never gets checked off.  That item is: create a PDF sewing pattern. As of today, that item is now checked off!  After months (er…okay…years) of percolating I finally took the plunge and just did it!  It was perhaps just a…

Everything’s Coming Up Roses – Summer Garden Blooms

Everything’s Coming Up Roses – Summer Garden Blooms

One of the fun things about moving to a new house is that you get the surprise of finding out what the previous owners planted in their gardens!  Each new bloom and emerging plant has been like a wonderful gift. Now that summer is fully upon is, everything seems to be bursting into bloom.  Not…

Crafting Together, and a Quilt with a Story

Crafting Together, and a Quilt with a Story

One of the drawbacks of last summer’s move was moving further away from my husband’s family.  Being a plane-ride away from my own family, and being blessed with such wonderful in-laws, it was definitely  a draw-back to move an additional half-hour away.  However, I think we have seen them more this winter than last and…

My First Knit Sweater! (and other March Break Projects)

My First Knit Sweater! (and other March Break Projects)

It’s finished!  I can hardly believe that I have knit my first sweater.  I have been wanting to learn to knit my own clothes for so long.  There were a few hiccups in the road, but I managed to figure everything out and was blessed to have my mother-in-law for help every few weekends, too!…

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