Tag Archive: crafts

Grey Twist

Welcome Back!  I really am excited about all of the sewing I have been doing lately.  My new job (with typical business hours) has really helped out my own personal timing and scheduling.  Now I can have sewing time on the weekends and at night!This fabric I bought online at fabric.com it is super comfy, soo…

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Felt Gift Bag: A New One Minute Video and a Giveaway

When it comes to holiday get togethers, there’s nothing quite like showing up at your gathering with a nice bottle of wine. Bring your gift-giving game up a notch when you present your vino in this felt gift bag featuring … Continue reading

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Felt Gift Bag: A New One Minute Video and a Giveaway

When it comes to holiday get togethers, there’s nothing quite like showing up at your gathering with a nice bottle of wine. Bring your gift-giving game up a notch when you present your vino in this felt gift bag featuring … Continue reading

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Make Your Own Fresh Mandarin Wreath

Lately, I’ve really been enjoying using more natural elements in my home decor, so when it came time…

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Make Your Own Swan Stocking

Of all my years of crafting, I have never attempted to make my own Christmas stockings. I am…

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Glitter Star Tree Skirt DIY (No Sew!)

I am a major fan of Christmas decorating. The night the tree goes up there has to be…

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Indigo Christmas Stocking DIY

It’s not always easy to find holiday decor that fits your specific home decor. If you’ve also succumbed…

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DIY Buffalo Check Rosemary Soap

I love making soap for myself and to give to others! And after receiving my first few Oui…

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Simplicity 8441 – Stuffed Llama

I sometimes sew gifts for the holidays, but not regularly. I’ve sewn dresses for my cousins before and a quilt or two. Usually, time constraints keep me from finishing my ambitious projects. Luckily my sewing group scheduled a retreat last weekend… Continue Reading

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Little Black Dress with Lace

This dress has been half made for a very long time.  I made it originally back in July and just now finished. Originally this dress was going to be completely laced out with a stripe of lace down the sleeves.  But I was not really liking the way the lace was reacting with the thick…

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Faux Suede Fringe Stocking DIY

I’m pretty sure that stockings were actually the very first thing that I learned how to sew with…

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Upcycle A Lip Balm Into An Ornament!

I have really tried the last few years to reuse items as much as I can and look…

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Christmas Napkin Iron-On DIY (With Printable!)

There are so many things that could be your favorite part of Christmas—the presents, the snowy weather, the…

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Mermaid Shell Sweatshirt DIY

I’m definitely a big fan of the sweatshirt in winter. For whatever reason, it’s hard for me to…

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Mandarin Tower Table Centerpieces

One of the great solaces we have for midwestern winters is the arrival of citrus season! It’s finally…

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Plaid Pants

Hello again!  Last week we saw pleated pants, and this week we are looking at some new regular pants!This fabric is super comfortable and are made with a knit material.I used Simplicity 8056 as the pattern, but I really had to alter it a whole bunch.  I had to taper in the legs about 5…

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How to Hand Knit a “Giganto” Blanket: New One (and a half) Minute Video

 Who doesn’t like snuggling up with a cozy blanket, a good book and a steaming cup of cocoa when the weather gets cold outside? Make this on-trend, giganto knit blanket using only your hands. Yep, that’s right, no needles required for this … Continue reading

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Happy Friday + Making LINES

Happy Friday! Have you seen the latest Making issue, LINES? What a beaut! Carrie and team continue to slam dunk with gorgeous content, and I’m so honored that I was a contributor! Many things have changed in my life these last five years, and one of the most glorious changes is that I now get […]

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DIY Scratch-Off Advent Calendar

Every year I try to come up with a new cute/clever advent calendar. My kids love the little…

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Ice Skate Pillow DIY!

Making seasonal decor is one of my favorite holiday things to do. I’ve also realized that if you…

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Pleated Pants?!

Pleated pants are making a comeback in the women’s fashion world, and I figured I would give it a try. Ideally tank tops and leggings would be considered business attire, but that is not the world we live in.  With that in mind, wearing something that has a lot more fabric to it is different…

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Kitty Clay Mobile DIY

Kid’s room decor is SO FUN. From pillows, to toys, to wall hangings—there are so many things you can…

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Pom Pom Sweater DIY

I totally have that problem where I get “jealous” of baby clothes that I find for Lola and…

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Halloween Cocktail + Stencil DIY

There’s nothing more exciting than fall and decorating for the first holiday of the season! While you’re making…

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Pom Pom Magnets DIY

I’m a big fan of having pictures out around the house—on walls, tabletops, mantels, and all over my…

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15 Ways to Display Photos in Your Home

It’s an exciting day! Over on our Instagram account we are giving away a new Canon printer (it’s…

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Make Your Own Jean Skirt!

Sooo, sometimes I have to research a bit or do some test runs of a DIY before I…

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Make Your Own Jean Skirt!

Sooo, sometimes I have to research a bit or do some test runs of a DIY before I…

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Make your own Alcohol Ink Pumpkins

It’s pumpkin time! While there are literally thousands of ways to decorate a pumpkin, these alcohol ink pumpkins…

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New Office, New Dress

Finally I am out of retail and in an office environment. So I have decided to update my wardrobe and my sewing game.This fabric is from Joann’s it’s an awesome comfortable and warm knit, perfect for fall.  I used Butterick’s 5780 pattern but changed the bottom pleats.  I took off 2 inches from the waist…

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