Cute New Pleated Wristlet

Look at this cute pleated wristlet I made this weekend! I'm so excited about it! I used Amy Butler Lotus Morning Glory fabric for the outside and the lining is Amy Butler Polka Dots in matching blue and gray. I made this wristlet using a Keyka Lou pattern. I really love her patterns. The have great directions that are simple and easy to follow. Not all of them are for beginners though so it helps if you have sewn a few things before attempting them. I didn't time how long it took me to make it but it wasn't more than a couple hours. Definitely do-able during a couple naptimes! Read more »

Organizing Sewing Patterns

How do you guys organize all your patterns? It seems like I've ended up with a lot of pdf patterns that I've bought online and printed off. I also have pattern pieces floating all around. I needed something more organized and an easy way to look up the pattern I was wanting to sew. I also needed a way to contain my patterns neatly (and kind of hidden) so my 2 year old daughter would quit pulling out a page here and there and spreading them through out the house! Read more »

Small Baby Security Blanket - DIY Tutorial

Here's a quick and easy baby security blanket that you can sew for your little one during their nap time. I first made a pink one of these small security blankets for my daughter when she was just a couple months old. I wanted something that she could cuddle up with but, not a huge blanket that I'd have to worry about her suffacating under. It's turned out to be the perfect size for her because now that she's walking (and carries her blanket with her everywhere) she doesn't trip on it. It's also a great size to throw in the diaper bag for trips. This blanket is only 16" x 16" so doesn't require much fabric. You might even have enough in your scrap pile to make it! Read more »

Valentine's Day - Appliqued Heart Shirt - DIY Tutorial

Here's a quick little Valentine's Day project to make for your little cutie pie! Appliqueing onesies or shirts is so easy. It turns plain baby and kid shirts into clothing that looks like you bought it from a cute baby boutique. I took lots of pictures of the Valentine's Day shirt I made for my daughter to show you step by step how to do it yourself! Read more »

Etched Heart Jar Tutorial

Valentine's Day is less than a month away! I wanted to create something to store our Valentine's Day candy hearts in that was both functional and decorative. This cute little jar doesn't take too much time to whip up. And, once you learn how to do glass etching you can use it on so many things. I've etched vases and wine glasses so far and have seen ideas for etched casserole dishes so you always get your pan back after a pot luck. Read more »

Creamy Chicken Rice Soup

I tried this new soup recipe last night for dinner and I loved it! It was also a big hit with my husband and 21 month old so it's going to go into my recipe binder to make many more times. Winter finally hit Montana this week with some snow yesterday and lots of wind. This was the perfect meal to make on a cold winter night. I plan on making it again, next time we want a warm, comforting meal. And, best of all, it is really quick and easy to make. I think it took me maybe 30 minutes to trow it together. Read more »

DIY Initial Artwork

I think this is my favorite piece of do it yourself artwork in our house. I have several diy pieces of art around our house that I'll show you later. I originally saw this idea on an early Young House Love's blog post and fell in love with it. It was simple to make, didn't cost very much, looks classy and made our bedroom art more personalized. Read more »

Create Your Own Font

How cool is this?! This is a picture of my handwriting turned into a font. It is so simple and easy to do! Check out: to make your own. All you need to do is print out the template, fill it in with your own handwriting and scan it back onto your computer.

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New Fabric

Just a quick weekend update! I got my new order of fabric in the mail this weekend. I can't wait to start using it in my new projects.

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Fabric Belt Tutorial

Add style to any outfit with this easy fabric belt tutorial. This is a simple sewing project and makes a great gift or lower priced item to have at your craft show booth and in your Etsy shop.

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