• Bags,  sewing,  Tutorial

    Denim Zipper Clutch Tutorial

    This denim clutch is perfect for those times when you need to carry around a few things, but don’t want to lug around a large purse.  You can toss your keys, phone and wallet and be on your way. The front of the clutch shows off the fun colored denim in folded pleats.  It’s not that complicated and a great…

  • Dolls & Plushies,  sewing

    Closing your Bears and Plushies

    Seems like no matter where I am or which set of grandchildren I am with, there are always soft toys to repair. Today it was Hunter’s little teddy bear with the head holding on by a few stitches. I think he is really excited to have it back all fixed and he can play with it again. He is such…

  • sewing

    Tic Tac Toe Toss Game Tutorial

    The outdoors is a great place to be during the summer.  This super simple tic tac toe toss game is great for doing just that.  They aren’t that large and can be tossed in a bag or in the car for a ride to the park or to a neighbors home. Besides tic tac toe – these pieces can be…

  • back to school projects there are over 15 that you can make yourself! Great ideas!
    Round Ups,  sewing

    15+ Back to School Ideas

    Back to school can be a bit stressful.  There is so much pressure to get the newest and the best of everything out there!  I find myself tempted all too many times with a cart full of things that we don’t really need….or let’s face it, I can sew it myself! Finding a few things around the web can get…

  • sewing

    How to Make Your Crochet Placemat Lie Flat

    Earlier this week I shared my tutorial for How to Turn a Paper Doily into a Crochet Placemat. One of the problems that you might have, though, is that your placemat might not lie perfectly flat. If this bothers you, today’s tip should help. How to Make Your Crochet Placemat Lie Flat The edging that I chose when I created the…

  • quilting

    30 Minute Baby Blanket with Mitered Corner

    Learn how to make a simple baby blanket with mitered corners. Great to have a few on hand for surprise presents. Sometimes there isn’t much time for sewing up a baby blanket.  We are told and the next thing we know it’s time to go to the party or present our gift!  To help you with this problem that frequently…

  • sewing

    How to Turn a Paper Doily into a Crochet Placemat

    I love to upcycle items that I already have by adding crochet. That’s how this project was born. I had paper doilies that I wasn’t going to use as they were but knew that I could turn them into something special with just a little bit of craftiness. By adding crochet around the edging, I was able to create brand…

  • how to sew a hexagon pincushion
    Hexagon,  Pin Cushion,  quilting

    Hexagon Flower Pincushion Tutorial

    You know all of those hexagons you have laying about?  Maybe you started your little collection of flower hexagons? They can be used in a little project– a pincushion.  No need to go overboard with the amount of hexagons…. you will just need 7 for this project! Materials Needed: 7 hexagons for the flower background for the flower- 8″ X…