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Mother’s Day is fast approaching and within a week or so we’ll all be scurrying to find just the right treat for mom.  We all know Mom loves a personal touch (unless it’s Cheerios glued to a paper), so why don’t you whip out some craft supplies to make her something special! Today I’ve teamed […]

Create personalized school supplies and gifts with Brother P-touch labeler

Back-to-school is just a few short days away and being organized is key for moms to stay sane during this hectic time of year (who am I fooling it is always hectic around here). Everyone knows having a place for everything and everything having its place, is the key to an organized home… or having children and husbands that pick […]

Easy to sew Freezie Coozie with a dollar store wash cloth

Easy Sew Freezie Koozies

May 19th, 2015 | Sewing

Freezie weather is fast approaching, and we’re armed with a fresh set of Easy Sew Freezie Koozies! Freezies are basically a main food group around here as the weather gets warmer, but no matter how high the mercury gets, little fingers still get a little nippy when Mr. Freeze is in town.  Freezie Koozie to the […]

Matching aprons for mom and me! FREE pattern and tutorial. Makes a great gift

When I cook, craft, sometimes even when I clean I wear an apron. I have a drawer full of them, and when my children help out they like to wear one too. What’s cuter then you and your little mini-me being matchy mathcy?! I figured you might need a free apron pattern, so you can get matching […]

Free Vintage Truck Silhouette Cut File

Leading up to the holidays I was a busy worker bee in the craft room.  Not only was I trying to bring you some fun Christmas ideas, but also whipping together some great handmade gifts for my loved ones. If you’re following me on Facebook or Instagram you may remember this post…   Doesn’t look like […]

Hand sewn Christmas stocking with easy step by step tutorial

Each year at Christmas I like to make some special personalized items to add to our Christmas decorations. Last year I made personalized photo ornaments and this year I wanted to make a new set of personalized Christmas stockings. You can see our old stockings here at my 2o13 Home Tour, I liked them, but they were cutesy, I thought […]

Easy Beginner Sewing project. Make a sweet Halloween costume

Since attending the Barbie and the Pearl Princess movie premiere and watching The Little Mermaid countless times my daughter has been obsessed with Mermaids. So when her birthday rolled around a few weeks back, it was only natural she wanted to have a mermaid party. What is a mermaid without a beautiful fin, or in our case a Mermaid […]

Patio Chairs refurbished from a vintage dining set #sunbrealla #voiceofcolor

I’ve constantly been on the hunt for a beautiful outdoor dining set, scouring pinterest for deck ideas, looking at set after set, pretending to have a dinner party at every piece of patio furniture I pass by in stores, but nothing. My patio set dreams have got put on the back burner summer after summer. Then I fell in […]

DIY ruffle lace table cloth perfect for a rustic or vintage wedding

I’ve been back into the swing of catering for the last month doing benefit suppers and the occasional business meeting, but this weekend marks the first wedding of the season! I love the first because I haven’t been drug down by the weight of a 1000 other weddings, or the insane heat of the summer (let me […]

Easy to make Leather Camera Strap- FREE PATTERN

I received a leather hide in the mail last week I immediately wanted to get creating with it (that is of course after I wrapped it around me like a blanket and smelled it like a thousand times). However, I’ve never had a whole leather hide to myself, I kinda got the jitters a bit when I […]

Free Sewing pattern #sewing #passport

Today I wanted to share my new passport pouch I created for my trip. I wanted something that was fun and cute, but didn’t have a tonne of unnecessary pockets, just a home for my passport and a bit of cash. Sewing this passport pouch is easy, and perfect for a beginner with a little bit […]

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 […]

Use leather scraps to add corners to a basic zipper pouch

Since Christmas I’ve really been getting back in touch with my sewing machine, playing with all sorts of fabric and trying to get back into the groove! Last week I hauled out a few leather scraps and have been thinking up lots of ways to put them to use. Today is a quick little post […]

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 […]

Make this cute apron in only 10 minutes!! Make a great inexpensive gift

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 […]

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