Archive: Sep 2015
Are you looking for solutions for sensory challenges that our kids face? Two of the Kids Activity Blog writers have kids with sensory processing difficulties. As part of a mini-series, we are sharing some sensory aids that we have made and/or use regularly to help our families. This is a weighted lap belt. It is perfect for kids […]read more
Hello and welcome to our August Flickr Parade! As always, I’m inspired and amazed by the creations from this past month! What a great community to be a part of. Do you want to be a part of the fun? Join our Flickr group! Note: I can only include names of patterns if the…read more
How can we possibly celebrate Star Wars week and not talk about Queen Amidala? The internet kind of exploded and geeked out together when she came on the scene. Queen Amidala had quite possibly, some of the most amazing costumes seen on screen. From hand sewn couture gowns, to headgear that must have weighed a ton, to make up that only a master artist could dream of. Queen Amidala managed […]read more
My daughter Janelle’s paternal grandmother, Ron Roche (known as Mom Mom in our family), gave her a very special family heirloom at Janelle’s bridal shower. It was the wedding ring she wore on her wedding day. That ring was actually the ring of her mother – Janelle’s great grandmother. The family tradition has been that […] Read more…read more
I have to confess that I learned something new the other day…did you know you can put outdoor lights inside your home as well? I never even look in the outdoor lighting section when searching for indoor lights, but when browsing for an affordable replacement for some bathroom lighting, I came across some outdoor fixtures that were just what I was looking for! While the reverse isn’t necessarily an option…read more
Hello friends! I’m so happy to share this dress with you! Yes, another ESP dress, but this time in one of my favorite fabrics — Wonder Woman!!! I bought this fabric earlier this year from Beverly’s. I was never a big fan of Wonder Woman until I read some of the early stories from the 40’s […]read more
Hi everyone! Thank you for participating in last week’s Sew + Show Link Party. The most popular item was an incredibly cute baby shower gift set made by Me Sew Lovely: Next up was a stunning Autumn Hanami, made by Katrien (via Instagram): And finally, many of you clicked on this beautiful Summer outfit by TownMouse: […]read more
So you love Star Wars, but aren’t sure if your kids are ready for it yet. How do you introduce them to such an iconic movie? Elisa from CharmingDoodle (and the founder of UpCraft Club) is here to give some tips for introducing your kids to Star Wars. The force is strong with these little ones…. How to introduce your kids to Star Wars. Star Wars has officially invaded […]read more
Very happy to share with you all today a DIY video that is being featured on the Houzz.com website today. I taped it back in May when Rick and the team were here. If the player isn’t showing on your device, HERE IS THE LINK for you to watch i…read more
Today I have a special treat for you guys. A few months back I started writing up a dyeing tutorial. The whole time I kept thinking, this should really be a video. It was time for me to break out the camera and lights and try something new!
If you have been following along with my bra making adventures, you know how much I love dyeing my lingerie fabrics. I started doing this because it wasn’t easy to find matching notions and fabrics.
Bra making kits are one solution to that, and for many they are an easy way to jump in and get going. Sometimes it’s just nice to have someone else curate those decisions for you, isn’t it?read more
I love having a small project to take in my purse for times when I’m stuck waiting – car pool, appointments, or when the baby falls asleep on the way to the store, and I don’t want to wake him. English Paper Piecing is the perfect little to-go project, and this ornament can be made […]read more
Today we’re showing you what Aria made for Selfish Sewing Week. After her 4H project shirt and skirt she wanted to tackle something more advanced. After looking through our patterns, she made the very ambitious choice of a Syrah skirt and a Granville shirt. I wasn’t too worried about the Syrah skirt pattern, as she’s […]
If you liked this skirt post you’re going to love:
Originally posted 2013-01-23 06:52:10. Republished by Blog Post PromoterOne thing about needlepointers, they are collectors. One thing they collect is threads, although we call it “stash.” Stash is more than a collection, it’s the tools of making needlepoint. One of those tools is thread. Essential needlepoint threads are the ones always to keep on hand. […]
Sometimes I think I’d spend all my money buying needlepoint canvases. Then I’d spend all my time stitching them. It’s times like this when there are so many new canvases out there that this wish becomes really bad. I’ll probably have to stitch something new tonight to overcome this desire. You, on the other hand, […]
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What better way to celebrate your bestie than with LEGO Friendship Bracelets? This is one of our favorite LEGO ideas — you can use spare bricks from around your house to make them. Just be sure to put any leftovers away so you don’t step on them! Ouch! LEGO Friendship Bracelets Here’s what you need […]read more