No Sew Tear Away Gingerbread Treat Pouch

December 18, 2014

Have you seen pictures of gifts sewn into brown paper? It is a very cool way to give a gift, but what if you don’t sew? Well, I have just the thing! You can get the same effect with this fake-out printable that’s just the size for a little treat and a note. And it […]

DIY Splatter Paint Black and White Wrapping Paper

Unique Handmade Wrapping Paper Ideas

December 16, 2014

Why use the same old wrapping paper when you can create custom handmade DIY gift wrap in a hurry! 1. DIY Splatter Paint Black and White Wrapping Paper … DIY Splatter Paint Black and White Wrapping Paper ( image credit : ) 2. DIY Pop Out Hearts Wrapping Paper … DIY Pop Out Hearts […]

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‘Joyful Noise’ Machine Appliqué Project

December 15, 2014

My favorite holiday memories always seems to revolve not around what my sisters and I were actually supposed to be doing, but all the contagious giggles we often had instead. This little pattern is all about sister time like that. (Download the pattern here.) For this project, I made a quilted pillow, but these happy […]

Unbelievable Black Friday Deal – Craftsy Classes Lowest Price of The Year!

November 28, 2014

I had planned to remain pretty quiet today…There is SO much noise from retailers on Black Friday that I didn’t want to add to the frenzy unless I had something unbelievably good to share. And then THIS showed up on my phone.     Um…HELLO!! How could I not tell you about this! I buy […]

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26 Adorable Bag Patterns

November 25, 2014

There is just something so cool about a handmade bag, isn’t there? One of my all-time favorite projects is making bags. Totes and purses of all kinds…made of fabric, yarn, and even leather…so many crafty possibilities! And when you make your own with these free patterns, you can have one for every day of the […]

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How To Make Twist-Knot Double Hairbows

November 22, 2014

These bows look fancy, but they are quick and easy to make. I used 1 and 1/2 inch grosgrain ribbon for this but any thicker ribbon can be used. To make hairbows like this, you will need: Ribbon, Twine, Scissors, Hot Glue, and a Barrette of some kind to glue your bow to. Here is […]


Make a Giant 3D Fabric Letter

November 22, 2014

Another one of the decorations I made for my Sister-In-Law’s baby shower was this giant 3D Fabric Letter. It was covered in her favorite fabric — teal chevron! The cool thing about these letters is they are made with just fabric, foam board, and hot glue…this makes them surprisingly light and means you can hang […]


Easy Way To Hang Temporary Decorations (Even Curtains!)

November 22, 2014

This is a tip that makes holiday decorating a lot more fun…don’t nail or tape decorations to your walls, use these temporary hangers instead! I had a baby shower recently for my Sister-In-Law and made TONS of decorations. We transformed the whole downstairs into baby party central! I used 3M Damage Free Hangers, Hooks, and […]


3D Aquarium Mug Rug Pattern

November 22, 2014

Ok…I KNOW everyone is thinking holiday right now, but sometimes inspiration hits me. Sometimes it’s super random. Like this project for example. I thought “How can I create a mug rug that looks 3D and lets a more intermediate sewist play a bit?” Then I walked by my son’s fish tank. This mug rug pattern […]


JOY Mug Rug

November 22, 2014

This sweet little mug rug is an easy way to get into the holiday spirit! This is a great project that doens’t take too long and lets you mix and match holiday fabric patterns (or even scraps!) however you would like.  I’ve put the free pattern up for you guys in my Craftsy store…click here […]

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Kids Table Ideas and Printables

November 19, 2014

There is a lot of debate about the kids’ table these days…should you give then their own table or let them in on “all the fun” of being at the grown-up table? Well…one thing to keep in mind is that a kids table is NOT what it used to be. When I was little, not […]

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The 29 BEST Button Crafts

November 18, 2014

So…I’m not like a full-on hoarder or anything, but I am a collector of things. Not really collectible things as much as things I can make stuff with. I collect cereal boxes, containers, even little baby food pouch caps in hopes of them someday starring in some wonderful crafty project. So let’s talk buttons…how could […]

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When You Were Eight

November 13, 2014

If you have spent time with me in person, you have probably heard me ask you a silly question.   What did you spend your free time doing when you were eight? (Or nine, ten, or eleven…)   Did you go deep into the woods and hunt for bugs? Did you close your eyes and […]

Pilgram crafts for thanksgiving at the kids table

27 Really Cool Pilgrim Crafts

November 12, 2014

When I was in Kindergarten, we had a big potluck ‘pilgrim feast’ to learn what it might have felt like at the first Thanksgiving. All the girls made paper bonnets, and the boys, construction paper pilgrim hats. Getting the kids interested in crafting like this helps start traditions of learning around holidays…and these particular pilgrim […]


Slots – The DIY Baby Game

November 10, 2014

This morning, I looked over at my 13 month old baby peering inquisitively in to an air conditioning vent in our living room floor. “Oh no!” I thought. I walked over to inspect the damage. There was a playing card teetering on the edge of the bottom of the vent cover, about to fall in […]