Two years ago, after Christmas, I did my annual, wander around Target to examine the red stickers and see if there was anything pretty begging to come home with me and save until the next holiday season.  I always seem to find a couple things to tuck away, along with wrapping paper, and lights.  But this time I spied these two napkins, …

Hello everyone.  Today I wanted to share a simple, 10 minute sewing project that could make some great little Christmas teacher gifts, or coffee or tea drinker gifts, or you could just update the coasters in your home.  These are very quick and easy to make, and I think even someone who qualifies themselves as a beginner sewer can succeed …

Hello, all!  Today I wanted to give you all some hints on how I go about very affordably accessorizing my furniture with one of a kind throw pillows.  My throw pillow posts have been some of the most popular, so I thought I’d give some further hints, if anyone out there cares for advice. As I’ve mentioned before, I’m picky …

I have long admired Pottery Barn’s throw pillows, you know, the ones with embroidery, that cost $60 for the cover alone.  Then one must purchase the inset in addition to shipping to Alaska.  By the time it’s said and done, a sweet little throw pillow would end up costing me $120 or more.  I don’t think so…  Especially when I live in …

The last couple weeks, most of my creative time has been spent working on alterations for my cousin’s wedding. I love the fact that I can contribute with a valuable commodity and skill that would otherwise be expensive and extremely hard for those traveling in out of the country to do in a timely manner. To be perfectly honest, alterations …

Inspiration is the beginning of all creative design.  The majority of my inspiration in sewing comes from historical costume.  I love the details of the tucks, ruffles, lines and precise fittings of the past.  However, I love the particular challenge of creating something unique and one of a kind for or inspired by a particular person.  Its an art of reading someone’s tastes …

Hello everyone!  Thank you for joining me.  Today, I am sharing a quick little sewing/crafting project that you can implement into your “I can do that!” list.  I just want to let you know, that this or any of my posts are shareable via Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, etc.  If you like what you see, or it encourages you, don’t hesitate …

Sometimes new fads and trends make me laugh.  Not because of how they look (well, maybe the 80s/90s big bangs were a bit much), but because of this position that thinks this cutting edge “new” thing is it.  And then you take a step back and discover, most style and fashion is not that original but a copy or inspired by …

Sometime last year, I was browsing my favorite sewing blog, Sewing in No Man’s Land, when I came across a throw pillow that she had copied from the beloved store Anthropologie.  At the time the blogger, Kelly Crawford and I had one thing in common.  Neither of us were close to an Anthropologie store, so she decided to make her …

As I have mentioned before, I love making aprons.  They’re a relatively quick project (depending on the amount of detail of course or if I am creating a pattern).  They make tremendous gifts (if that person uses them that is) as you can personalize with fabrics and style.  They can be both practical and fun. My mom uses aprons all the …

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