Hand stamped leather tag for a personalized tote bag

Oh my word! In less than one week I will be in Utah at SNAP, I can’t believe it’s nearly here! One of the conference primers is an Instagram daily prompt #snapdaily2014. A few days ago it was #snaptote. That’s when it occurred to me that I would indeed need a tote bag (for lugging around my awesom swag I’m sure!) I drug out my fabric stash and got planning right away. A while back I seen this fabulous photo… Read more »

Free girls purse sewing pattern

Please prepare yourself for the oeey gooey girly sweetness that this post is oozing because… drum roll please… Today I have a special treat… my first ever real FREE sewing pattern!!! Aren’t these purses just so sweet? Every little girl loves pretend play and with this little tote they can be just like mom! This Girl’s Purse Pattern only takes a few supplies; 1 fat quarter, felt, piping, seam binding, velcro, and a button (but more on that in the… Read more »

1 dish towel, 85" of ribbon, and 10 minutes of your time! Makes a cheap and easy gift! #apron #kitchen #sewing #beginner

I love to sew and I’ve been spending a bit of time in front of the sewing machine lately. Sadly and to be honest, “a lot of time” to me is really about 20 mins, so quick projects are what I need to feed this hobby! I wanted to share these dish towel aprons that will seriously only take 10 minutes to whip together! I timed myself making one and it was 7 mins, so I have faith you can… Read more »

DIY White Wedding garter made completely with May Arts Ribbon

Today I’m taking a break from the Holidays to bring you this very special Ribbonista Hop. Our May Arts Ribbon leader, Bethany got engaged!! We’re all so excited for her that we thought we’d celebrate with a hop, and shower her with cards of congratulations! I got to thinking, what would be a super special card if you just got engaged? Well one that could do double duty! I decided to make a wedding garter card, whats that you ask?… Read more »

easter bunny wall hanging

Happy March Break folks!  Our house is a hustle and bustle of week-off excitement. What better to do than whip out some holiday decor and get geared up for Easter? I must say I don’t like two holidays in one month, my St. Patrick’s Day LUCKY sign and my 4 Leaf Horseshoe Clover sign are going to have to go away all too soon. Today I have a fun craft project to show that will brighten up your home and get you all excited for spring. This… Read more »

Raise your hand if you’re getting flirty on Valentine’s Day with your special someone… then you’re going to need a special number for flirty time! I was a little hesitant to do this post as I can’t decide if the content is too risque for day time blogging, but we’re all girls right? And who doesn’t love a sexy number that won’t break the bank? So today I have for you a little pantie refashion that will make you’re partner… Read more »

Happy New Year’s Eve folks!  So happy that you’ve joined me these past few months. I’ve only been at the blogging game for about 8 months, but what a ride it has been. I went from only having my sister and a few close friends take a look, to hundreds (sometimes thousands) reading each day.  I switched from Wordpress to self hosted (thanks to my friend Jonnie over at http://www.annapolisvalleylocalfied.ca/), I am proud to say I’m a Ribbonista for May Arts Ribbon,… Read more »


HO HO HO, thanks for HOpping on over to Fynes Designs today!  I’m so glad you’ve joined in on the fun, you won’t be disappointed with all the Christmas inspiration us Ribbonistas have to offer! Your job?  Comment on any post along the (all week long) to win some ribbon to call your own! Enjoy! I’ve created these beauties using canvas and a few of my favourite ribbons. What better way to display some of my favourites than front and centre of these Chic Christmas Stockings fit for a family of five!… Read more »

Happy 12-12-12, the last time well see the same month, day, year on the calendar for the next 89 years!!(just a random tidbit) I’m sure you have all seen a version of the Ruffle Christmas trees on Pinterest.  I must admit that is where I originally seen the idea.  The best tutorial I’ve  found is on Shanty 2 Chic. I love this site they have great ideas! Their ruffle trees are from back in 2010 so it is certainly not a new… Read more »

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