Personalize a bridal shower gift

Last month, my sweet sister-in-law had a bridal shower, in anticipation of her fall wedding. I wanted to purchase her some necessities from her registry, but I also wanted to add a personal touch to her gift. So I made a quick zipper pouch with brown linen, and embroidered her soon-to-be married name on the … Continue reading Personalize a bridal shower gift

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Handmade Gifts for Boys: embroidered kid art tote bag [a tutorial]

As I said yesterday, my boys love to do art. Their drawings and creations are seriously beginning to take over our house. Because not only do my boys love their art, they also hate to part with it. My oldest tapes it all over our walls, and the refrigerator is completely covered. I find myself … Continue reading Handmade Gifts for Boys: embroidered kid art tote bag [a tutorial]

Fourth of July Embroidered Fireworks T-Shirt

At the last minute [oh you know, 9:30 last night...] I decided to fancy-up a T-shirt for my nearly two-year-old. We don't have big plans for the Fourth of July, but who doesn't love a patriotic outfit? With a few quick stitches, I added some fireworks to a plain blue T-shirt. Well, fireworks... or spiders? … Continue reading Fourth of July Embroidered Fireworks T-Shirt

Scripture Embroidery Hoop [a baby shower gift!]

One of my besties if having her first baby this August. I wanted to give her something special to help decorate the nursery.So I stitched up a little hoop with a Bible verse about how God created her little precious miracle. I glued some ribbon around the outside of the hoop. She doesn't know the … Continue reading Scripture Embroidery Hoop [a baby shower gift!]

Hanging Hearts [a mini tutorial]

When it comes to home or holiday decor, I'm super cheapĀ frugal. I don't enjoy spending lots of money on things that are either only going to be up for a short time or have the potential to get broken by my [super lovely and amazing] boys who don't care so much that mama's decor isn't … Continue reading Hanging Hearts [a mini tutorial]

How to Sew a Blanket Stitch

Have you ever used or seen a blanket stitch before? You probably have at least seen one, even if you don't know what it's called. I've used this stitch for lots of different projects, frequently with projects made with felt or felted wool, as it's ideal for fabrics that don't fray. All you need to … Continue reading How to Sew a Blanket Stitch

A Valentine Hoop

I really enjoy decorating for Valentine's Day. A whole day devoted to love... and a reason to add pink hearts to my boy-filled house.This year I whipped up a little Valentine-y hoop to add to our holiday decor. Oh how I love holiday decor. :) Super simple: fabric in the hoop and felted wool hand-stitched … Continue reading A Valentine Hoop

Comfy Overalls – the Naptime Pants!

Little boys wearing overalls. Seriously, can it get any cuter? Well, he is my kid, so I'm probably biased. But the one problem I have with overalls is that most of them are denim with all these buckles and whatnot - which aren't always super comfortable for baby taking a nap. [and a no-napping baby … Continue reading Comfy Overalls – the Naptime Pants!

Embroidered Necklace Tutorial

I'm not very good at accessorizing. I tend to default to scarves and ... that's about it. So, in an effort to broaden my horizons, I decided to make a simple DIY necklace that was easy to wear with my everyday not-at-all-fancy outfits. This post contains affiliate links. Awhile back, I found a variety pack … Continue reading Embroidered Necklace Tutorial