DIY ‘Frozen’ Inspired Pillowcase

DIY Frozen inspired pillow

I have given in to the Frozen hoop-la.  My children are boys, but they have watched Frozen {and enjoyed it}. You should see them when I sing the theme song to them.  They run for the hills!! {ahem ... Let it Go, Let it Go ...} Given that I have boys, I have dodged the bullet on all the character meetings at Disney, the Frozen gowns at Halloween, and the dolls, etc etc etc. BUT I am secretly slipping Frozen inspired projects and 'Frozen' Family PJ's right under their sweet little nose without them even blinking an eye. My most recent is a pillow ... they actually LIKE it ... probably because it's blue and grey and shiny. The best part is that it's painted and sewn!  Two of my favorite … [Read more...]

“Bake Craft Sew Along” Babylock Sewing Machine Giveaway

Rustic Table Runner sewing tutorial

Today I’m over at Skip to My Lou as part of the Bake Craft Sew & Crochet Along. I am sharing a wonderful sewn gift idea perfect for holiday gift giving. In fact, you won’t want to miss all the handmade gift ideas! I have joined over 100 bloggers to share some amazing homemade gift ideas……..AND I get to be part of an amazing sewing giveaway too. Keep reading… I'm sew excited to share how to sew this Rustic Christmas Table Runner! This is one sew AMAZING! She is a beauty and her name is Rachel. One lucky winner will receive… this amazing Baby Lock Sewing Machine ($799 Value) Ready to take your sewing to the next level? The Baby Lock Rachel is the star of any sewing class, … [Read more...]

How to Arm Knit

Learn to arm knit and make yourself something pretty! Perfect gift for her #diy

What a flipping awesome concept!  Arm knit your scarf!!  YOU can do it... Especially if I can do it! I went to Simply Maggie's Youtube channel and watched this video on how to arm knit. I got my yarn from Joann and went to town! I suggest you buy 2 skeins of yarn so you have it just in case you need more if you're making a cowl or something like a longer scarf.  I had bought one, yeah 1 skein of yarn, and had to go back.  I was like, 'now what?' as I had the unfinished cowl wrapped around my wrists ... Like how am I going to drive to Joann to get more yarn?  I gently took it off and thought that I'd be able to simply pick it up and start going again where I left off. NOT. I tried … [Read more...]

Craftsy – Up to 50% Off On Sewing, Quilting & Knitting Classes

Craftsy 50% off Sale!

Best-selling Craftsy classes are on sale for one week only!  Save up to 50% off on Sewing, Quilting & Knitting classes taught by some of the world's best instructors. September 9 – September 15 Once you purchase a class, it's yours to enjoy forever. Every class comes with a money-back satisfaction guarantee! disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links … [Read more...]

Top 5 Kids Sewing Books

top 5 kids sewing books

I have a love for sewing, you may or may not have known this, but it's very true.  My oldest has shown an interest in sewing for a couple of years and we have made a few things together in my sewing studio.  It's kind of a win win for both of us, he gets to sew and I get to spend time with him soaking up our one to one time. I've wondered how I could share kids sewing ideas with you as while my son and I are sewing and creating as I don't take pictures.  It is time for us to bond and be creative, so I immerse myself in the time and not take photos that may annoy him and sever our time.  Hope you understand. There are a handful of books that I have found that might peak your interest. … [Read more...]

75% OFF at Craftsy

Craftsy 50% off Sale!

Did you know the Craftsy's Summer Supplies Clearance is happening NOW? Shop and enjoy up to 75% off yarn, fabric and project kits before they sell out. Take advantage of some of the biggest savings of the year! Hurry, offer expires Monday, July 28 at Midnight (MTN Time). Shop the Craftsy's Summer Supplies Clearance now to save! … [Read more...]

DIY Pillow Case Tutorial

DIY Pillow Case Tutorial

I’m going to share a fun and quick DIY Pillow Case Tutorial using my favorite tool, the Circular Rotary Cutting tool.  This puppy is so handy to have if you cut a lot of circles!!  It cuts perfect circles and can handle multiple layers easily!  No more sitting there with your scissors trying to cut the perfect circle shape!! We’re going to make a creative applique of colorful flowers and will utilize the free motion stitch on the sewing machine!! Ready? You'll need: Circular Rotary Cutting Tool Rotary Cutting Tool Long ruler Various fabric scraps for circles and leaves Sewing machine Free Motion machine foot Colorful thread (or white) Fabric rectangles for main pillow case (38" … [Read more...]

Memory Quilt

Make a Memory Quilt

I was so honored to be asked to create this memory quilt of a former colleague's friend who lost her Grandpa. She sent the box of Grandpa's shirts for me to use and I could've sworn I was opening a box of my very own Grampa's shirts.  The western button/snap up plaid shirts that I'm sure you've seen.  Bestill my beating heart. I looked and looked at them making sure I got the perfect inspiration so I didn't mess this up. What did I do? I cut them in 12.5" squares. BUT, the BEST part about some of those squares ... I made sure to get the left side of the fronts of the shirts. I wanted to have the pocket that layed over his heart all over the quilt. Memory quilts are so emotional … [Read more...]

DIY Snowman Decoration

easy diy snowman tutorial

It’s really a project that will be all you!  Your color choices, the shapes you cut your strips in to, how you arrange them; it will be YOUR own funky creation!  I’m simply here to guide you along. You’ll need: Background fabric {appox 12″ x 18-20″} Backing fabric {approx 14″ x 20-22″} Scrap fabrics {white and black} Sewing Machine Iron Fabric Glue Stick Interfacing Free Motion foot Circular Rotary Cutter {sold at Joann or online} To assemble: First you want a mostly solid rectangle piece of fabric.  I say mostly solid as you may want a fabric with some dimension with a non-contrast color such as the turquoise on turquoise sky or white on white fabric I’m using … [Read more...]

Easy Christmas Applique Towels

Easy DIY Christmas sewing decoration tutorial

In keeping with the Christmas crafting, here's an easy Christmas Applique Towel tutorial for you to make for gifts or for your own home. Christmas up your guest bath with these pretties! You'll need: Hand towel and/or washcloth Fabric scraps RicRac or Fun Yarn Wonder Under or Heatbond Sewing machine Scissors Iron Non stick Pressing cloth {teflon or Applique pressing sheet} ***** First, you'll want to choose some fun fabric scraps from your stash. Place them on top of the Wonder Under with right side up.  Iron to adhere. NOTE:  If your piece is smaller than the wonder under, you may want to use a {teflon} ironing sheet to protect your iron.  Once the iron hits the wonder … [Read more...]