Simple Quilted Blanket {Tutorial}

Sometimes we just need a little more simple in our lives right? Today I'm sharing a super simple tutorial that will result in a quilted blanket that looks like it was a lot of work. ** wink, wink** This may be your perfect handmade Christmas present. In fact, it's SO simple that I did not take pictures of the process. Trust me, you won't need them. Just a few measurements, cuts, stitching and you'll have yourself a blanket. I'll even give you two options for binding ... one traditional and one SIMPLE. Okay, let's get started! Simple Quilted Blanket Fabric provided by: Geo Pop Canvas by Emmie K for Robert Kaufman Finished size: 44″x 64″ Materials Needed:: 2 YD cut of  ... Keep Reading

A GLEEFUL Blog Hop {and tutorial}

I am filled with a strong feeling of happiness today ... that's right, I'm GLEEFUL!! How cute is that name that Sew Caroline picked for her debut fabric collection for Art Gallery Fabrics? I love it and think it's perfectly fitting for these bright, fun and playful patterns + colors. Caroline sent me a bundle of Gleeful fat quarters to create something to share with all of you. So.much.pressure when I saw the fabulous line up of bloggers she had for her Gleeful blog hop. So ... I stuck with I know and love, a fun & fast table runner. Here's a quick how-to make your own: "Popsicle Glee" Table Runner Finished Size:: 12″ x 36" (4) Fat Quarters / (3) popsicle blocks + (1) ... Keep Reading

“Ann Kelle” Baby Booties {Visual Tutorial}

I am so thrilled to share this new tutorial/pattern that I created in collaboration with Kelle of Ann Kelle. We've been working behind the scenes on this for almost 2 months and it's so exciting {and a little nerve-wracking} when you finally get to share your hard work! Downloadable {FREE} PDF Pattern available on Ann Kelle blog. For all you visual learners, I put together this brief visual tutorial to use with the PDF pattern:: Gather your supplies/materials + print/cut chosen size pattern pieces. Interface Bootie Lining Interface (2) opposite bootie lining pieces. Iron piece of interfacing to wrong side of bootie lining, centering the 3” edge along the top of the lining ... Keep Reading

A Polka Dot Pouch by Knitty Bitties

** Originally featured on The Polkadot Chair ** Project Polka Dot? Uhm, I'm sorry, but if that showed up in YOUR inbox would you not say, Yes please! When & Where? Well if you wouldn't then I'm not sure we can be friends ... because I LOVE polka dots that much, it *might* just be a deal breaker! So, to say I'm happy to be here sharing my love of polka dots with all of you is an understatement. My brain was swimming with ideas to share and honestly, I started to stress out a bit. I knew the bar was going to be set high with the creative group of guest bloggers. In the end, I decided to stick with a tried and true tutorial jazzed up in a new polka-dotty + leather way. I just love ... Keep Reading

Handmade Holidays {“Wonky Wedge” Table Runner + DIY}

Hello and Happy Monday! This week is going to be all about how I incorporated "handmade" into my holidays. There is nothing I love more than giving gifts that have been made or bought with great thought given about the recipient. Going beyond something I know they will 'probably like' to making/finding something they will 'hopefully love." {Disclaimer: I often give handmade gifts many months after the actual celebratory event has occurred. People in my life have seemed to accept this (but then again, what choice do they have??) in order to get something handmade from me ... I need to get better about planning ahead!!} Today's post is all about the table runner I made for my mom for ... Keep Reading