When learning to sew, there are so many things to try to keep in mind. Adults, in my experience, are really focused on trying to sew a straight line and make their project perfect- even the first time. While I do appreciate the impulse, I try to explain that sewing is just so much more than straight stitching. That will come with time, I promise! Instead, what I like to emphasize is the importance of taking your time to prepare your work. By learning to slow down and focus on the fabric grain, cutting and pinning, you will end up with a vastly superior finished product than one that might be stitched “straight” but sloppily prepared.Read More
Have you ever wondered how to make a umbrella hole tablecloth? I'm going to show you how to adapt a tablecloth to fit an umbrella pole- without adding a zipper. Bias binding and velcro will make a much nicer finish.Read More
I'm really not a big fan of Valentine's Day. To me it's more of a marker that spring is coming. A few hyacinth are blooming in my yard and the camellia's look like they are draped in a pretty pink garland of pompom blooms. With that in mind, this lovebird and perch bring hope that spring is near.Read More
You can help set the game mood for your kids by making this cute felt football, penalty flag and flag set. It will turn game day into family fun and your kids will feel like part of the team! Added bonus: this will keep you entertained even the game doesn't.Read More
This New Year's Eve, I'm eschewing stuffy, shellacked looks in favor of elegant, easy styles that aren't just timeless, but a little bit cool, too. I have a fun and super easy DIY for girls and moms.
A couple of weeks ago I stopped into H&M to get a white shirt for my daughter's Christmas musical at school. In the checkout I saw these shiny gold bobby pins and immediately began thinking of ways that I could embellish them.
Fast forward two weeks to when I actually had the time to make them. New Year's Eve is the perfect occasion to add a little sparkle to your look.Read More