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Make a New Bag!

Malcolm and I made this bag a few years ago but its a great, simple, easy-to-sew bag. Enjoy!

Malcolm was invited to a very good friend’s birthday party. Instead of buying a plastic toy Malcolm and I decided that we wanted to make something for Nolan. After a bit of discussion and thought we settled on a tote bag. These boys like to carry toys to each others houses so it could be well used. I went through my stash and found Star Wars fabric that would be perfect! Here is how to make your own. (I call myself a “seat of the pants” sewer since sometimes I design as I go. That led to doing things out of order on this bag. We should have done the pocket first so plan accordingly.) Continue Reading →

Spring Scarf

I just love the English floral crafty sensibility. It is happy and bright and unapologetically girly. This website – The Cottage Home – offers a tutorial for an infinity scarf that is easy to follow. It only requires basic sewing skills and tools.

This super cute fabric was just what I needed for an adorable gift. It was super-easy and took less than an hour. This would be a great Mother’s Day gift, don’t ya think? I think I need to make a few more! Time to head to the fabric store!

An Epiphany Project

It is a new tradition in our house to celebrate Epiphany. And because I am who I am 😉I had to create a little project to decorate for the big day. This is a simple little hand sewing decoration that I cooked up to highlight the star that led the three wise men to Jesus.

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Make Your Own – Fabric Coasters

Also known as “mug rugs”, these simple little fabric coasters are a great project. They can be done quickly, with little sewing experience, and are so easy to match your personality or that of your gift recipient. This is a wonderful time to enjoy the mindfulness of each stitch and each choice that you make. I will be making many more for friends and family this year!

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Make the Most of the End of Summer

In some parts of the country you creative types are already looking at worsted weight projects and toasty slippers. But down here in far South Texas, we are still in the thick of summer. Wherever you happen to live, there is still time for a few last weeks of tank wearing weather.

To help you (and me) out, I did a little research to seek out my last summer pattern. Whether you choose to sew or knit, here are a few simple patterns that are ready to go.

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