Tag Archive: diy

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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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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Reversible Backpack Pillow

We may never know why some people come into our lives. Sometimes they are there to help you, sometimes you are there to help them. I think in this particular case – it is a bit of both. A while back my husband was driving down the road when he sa…

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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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Brass Ring Hanging Planter DIY

This specific project came to me after seeing a photo of a mid-century log holder. I was in…

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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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DIY Wood Shelving Wall

We’re almost finished with our kitchen renovation, and I’m so excited to share this high-impact shelving project with…

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A New Dress For Christmas

Well, a sorta new dress for Christmas ;)I love popping into a resale shop just to see what I can find. We were away over the Thanksgiving holiday, in a small little town up in the mountains. As small as the town is, they have a fabulous resale shop, in…

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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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Two Gift Ideas for the Seamstress (Or the Wannabe Seamstress) in Your Life

If you’ve already purchased The Refashion Handbook and would like another gift idea for those seamstresses or seamsters in your life, you can get my class Learn to Upcycle & Refashion Sweaters from Annie’s Crafts. You can purchase it as … Continue reading

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New One Minute Video: Sweater to Mittens = “Smittens”

You need to be careful what you wear around me. Be very, very careful. Each sweater I lay my eyes on these days becomes a potential mitten fantasy to me. While you think I’m listening to you talk about your … Continue reading

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4 in 1 Fabric Accessory DIY

I was flipping through a magazine recently and stumbled across a pearl and velvet ribbon necklace. I absolutely loved the look of it, but not the price tag. As I sat staring at this fun little necklace, an idea hit me. I could take the concept of the wavy necklace, and turn it into something […]

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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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A Great Gift For the Seamstress in Your Life: The Refashion Handbook $10 Sale

One of the best ways to learn to sew, is transforming thrift store clothes into something more modern. Not only is it much more cost friendly than buying new fabric, but you can do your part to help keep so … Continue reading

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New New One Minute Video: Create a Cozy Cardigan Cowl and Boot Socks From an Old Sweater

Well, it’s official. Thanksgiving is over so let the Christmas festivities begin… Here’s an idea for those of you who love to recycle and create handmade gifts for your friends and families but don’t have loads of time. Create a … Continue reading

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Anti Spider Spray (Essential Oil Based)

If you are the kind of person that can’t sleep for a week if you see a spider near…

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Fabulous Free Pattern Friday/The Cabbage Rose

Something a little sweet today, a beautiful cabbage rose. They look rather complicated, but are quite easy to make.All it takes are a few rectangles and a circle.   They look lovely on a hat, bag, pinned to a coat or jacket.They can be scale…

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Fleece Sword Tutorial

Fancy meeting you here… Lol – ok, I know I have not been around these parts much. Partly because life has drawn me elsewhere, partly because I was having a bit of a sewing lull and needed some time away, and partly because the things I am sewing are handmade gifts for people I love […]

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