Category Archives: Sewing

Handmade Holidays 2014

Handmade Holidays 2014

Happy New Year! After an ambitious start, where I had the house decorated and Christmas presents made and sent away to family EARLY, the rest of December seemed to have passed in a whirlwind.  Can you relate? Between directing the school play, keeping up with my busy Kindergarten classroom, and finishing sewing orders, I ended…

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 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…

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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…

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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