Tie T-Shirt Tutorial and FREE appliqué pattern!

If you ask me, there are few things cuter than brothers in matching shirts. For Valentine's Day this year, I made my boys these super adorable tie t-shirts, but how great would these be for Easter as well?! You can whip one of these up with this free tie appliqué pattern! These t-shirt ties are easy … Continue reading Tie T-Shirt Tutorial and FREE appliqué pattern!


DIY geometric typography tee [a tutorial]

My friend Stacey at Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy asked me to join in on her Fashionable Type series - celebrating all kinds of typography in fashion. I had a few ideas right away, but with the Straight Lines and Angles series still in my head, I decided to go geometric again. I was inspired … Continue reading DIY geometric typography tee [a tutorial]

Re-using Handmade Birthday Decorations [happy birthday, E!]

When my oldest turned three, I went on a little birthday decoration making spree. I made him a crown. I appliqued T-shirts with threes on them. I even made a no-sew birthday banner. In the past two years, there have been many birthdays, but I have yet to make anything new to add to the … Continue reading Re-using Handmade Birthday Decorations [happy birthday, E!]

Owls and Stars

Are we sick of owls yet? Is that trend over? Well, either way, I still like them. And since I have a tendency to scoop up plain T-shirts when they're on clearance, I had a white tee that was in need of a little ... something. So, a little felt owl appliqué, a few freezer … Continue reading Owls and Stars


Today I am 30. I don't mind getting older.  In fact, I like it.  Ask me again when I turn 40, I might have a different answer, but today I'm good with it. As a birthday present to myself, I made a pillow. Made from a felted wool sweater that was so thick I thought … Continue reading 30.

You Are My Sunshine

Awhile back, I was totally and completely shocked to wake up to an email telling me I had won a Silhouette SD from the Tatertots and Jello blog! These machines are amazing.  They are cutting machines that cut... well, everything.  I finally had the chance to give it a try.  And I just might be in … Continue reading You Are My Sunshine

Quick Upcycled Tee

Oh, spring.  I have been waiting and waiting for you.  Thank you for finally showing up in the midwest.  It seems my 16-month-old is at a serious loss for short-sleeved T-shirts, though.  This seems silly to me, since he has an older brother.  Maybe I should check that growing pile of laundry in the basement?? … Continue reading Quick Upcycled Tee

An Upcycled Christmas

So, if you read my blog pretty much ever, you'll notice I'm a big upcycler.  As evidenced here or here or here or here or here or here.... just to point out a few.  Because there are more! There are a lot of reasons I upcycle... I love that I can re-purpose something that would … Continue reading An Upcycled Christmas