Friday Favorites // Christmas Tutorials

Just popping in to share five of my favorite "Christmas" inspired posts from years past. Photo Credit: Joy's Hope "Mistle Toes" FREE Printable Santa + Reindeer Book Page Garland DIY "Spread Cheer" Holiday Frame Tutorial Zig-Zag Table Runner Tutorial Photo Credit: Ann Kelle Christmas Cheer Tree Skirt Tutorial Maybe one or two will inspire you this year! ... Keep Reading

CYBER MONDAY // Handmade Holidays

Hello December. Hello {CYBER} Monday. I can not believe it's been SIX months since my last INSTAsale. I never imagined that would happen, but life got full of summer fun + new nephew loving and then school starting + sample sewing and life thrown in and here we are. As much as I have on my plate right now, I just couldn't let a holiday season go by without adding a little handmade to my shop. Giving handmade is something I'm passionate about because I'm passionate about all of things I create with my hands. I know we don't all have the same gifts + talents so I love helping you give handmade + I love supporting others makers by giving handmade. Tonight I will have {quite possibly} my only ... Keep Reading

A Fox in My Pocket // DIY

Just like a fox, this tutorial is quick and clever and would make a lovely gift for a handmade holiday! Supplies Needed: Sweatshirt or Hoodie with pockets or kangaroo pocket Felt {Strawberry, Sliver & White used from Glitter & Glass collection c/o Benzie Design} Fox template // Silhouette (fox) design Freezer Paper Wonder Under Fusible Web Embroidery Thread Thread Step 1: Pre-shrink the felt. DO NOT skip this step. Felt shrinks when washed & dried. You want to do this BEFORE you stitch it to the sweatshirt. Read Benzie's "How to" post. Step 2: Depending on the size of your sweatshirt pocket opening, size your fox template / design file to fit the ... Keep Reading

Well Hello April … Hello Tax Day … Hello Easter …

So we're already more than half-way through April? So I haven't posted ALL MONTH?! That wasn't an April Fool's joke ... it just happens that life was really wonderfully full with SPRING cleaning my house, throwing a most fabulous APRIL shower for my expecting Seester and then catching up on lots of FUN sewing. All things that I can't wait to share with you! I know that Easter is quickly sneaking up on us. I'm really trying to set aside time each day to re-focus my heart on this most holy week and not let it slip by without the importance it demands. I'm thankful for several great online sources to help "keep my heart in tune." I'm especially loving the lock screen scripture images from ... Keep Reading

Handmade Holidays {Last Bits}

Hello and Happy Monday on a Tuesday!! A 'day off' with my boys is always welcome, but it does throw the week into fast forward a bit doesn't it? I wanted to finish up my "Handmade Holidays" posts last week {with the table runner / satchel posts} BUT business came first. Well okay, a little play came first, but then business ... as in book-keeping ... as in the thing I start the year off keeping up on but then get l-a-z-y and b-o-r-e-d and just want to make pretty things ... not play in Excel. Well ... Excel + me had several hot dates last week and ended with a full on spreadsheet bender from 9PM - 3AM Saturday to Sunday. OUCH!! This Sunday School teacher was TIRED come Sunday AM. But man ... Keep Reading