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Make Your Own – Handmade Facecloths

I have been really trying to take better care of my skin. Therefore I needed a natural facecloth that is soft on one side and maybe a little bit of scrub on the other. I wasn’t sure I could find one to purchase and, of course, I would prefer to make my own. 🙂

I based the cloths on my napkin tutorial to keep it really simple. I cut the adult sized facecloth at 12 1/2″ square (including seam allowances) and since I have a few baby showers to attend in the near future, I created a baby sized cloth too. That one I cut at 10″ (including seam allowances).

I used a 100% cotton flannel for the soft side on both cloths(my preference is organic cotton flannel but I already had flannel in my stash). The adult scrub side is made of osnaburg. It’s like a thicker, rougher muslin. The baby cloth scrub side is white linen – not much scrub for sweet baby skin.

I have plans to make more in some colors since they are so fun and easy to make. Choose your favorite colors and go, knowing it is natural and soft on your skin.

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Making Tassels

I am still figuring out how to make better videos but you can still watch how to make these fun tassels. It’s a great project to make with kiddos too!

Make Your Own Garden Markers

Our family has had a few different gardens over the past couple of years and, although we missed last season with home renovation at planting time, we are ready to plant again. A great way to remember what you planted are garden markers. Most plants come with their own plastic markers, but it is much more fun and festive to make your own.

Wooden fairy wands from a craft store are inexpensive and have enough room for little hands to write the veggie of choice. The wands pictured were painted with chalkboard paint so that they could be used again next season.

Another possibility is decorated rocks. Find rocks large and smooth enough to write your veggie’s name. Use either a paint pen or a small brush and acrylic paint to decorate.

What do you use for markers?

It’s a First – Hand-sewn

This lovely Julia shirt represents a big first for me and something I had been thinking about for a while – a completely hand-sewn garment. I have been sewing with a machine for a really long time now but the part I enjoy the most was always the hand sewing part. Continue Reading →