DIY All Natural Perfumes

I used to wear a lot of perfume, but since ditching so many toxic chemicals from our home, I have started making my own! It's so simple to DIY your own natural perfumes and customize them. These make GREAT stocking stuffers too! The options for these perfumes are endless. All you need are some pure, … Continue reading DIY All Natural Perfumes

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Flowery Tunic and Polka Dot Bows

Yes, I'm still continuing with my posts of my handmade Christmas gifts! I never want to ruin the surprise by blogging them ahead of time. My sweet niece Hazel [how cute is she?!] is just two months older than my youngest. This works out well for outfit sewing, since I had a pretty good idea … Continue reading Flowery Tunic and Polka Dot Bows

Simple Tote Bag: a tutorial

One thing I feel like I can never have too many of is a simple tote bag. Use it for groceries, library trips, whatever. And the great thing about a tote bag is that it's so super easy - and quick - to make your own! I've made a few of these over the last … Continue reading Simple Tote Bag: a tutorial

Black Apple Doll – a girlie gift!

I may not have little girls at my house, but I am blessed with some absolutely wonderful nieces. I had so much fun sewing a few girlie things for them this Christmas! One of my nieces is newly one, and in my mind, that's the perfect age for a cozy, snuggly baby doll. Using this … Continue reading Black Apple Doll – a girlie gift!

Quilted iPad Cozy

This year I decided to make my mom an iPad cozy for Christmas. Since I don't actually own an iPad, I found a tutorial that had the dimensions, including the protective case that she has. I loosely followed the tutorial, and I really love the way it turned out. All the lines of quilting... phew! … Continue reading Quilted iPad Cozy

Rosette Clutch

Recently I participated in a super fun handmade gift swap.I whipped up a little clutch for my partner, because really, can you ever have too many? The linen rosettes are my favorite part. [warning: baby hands like rosettes too!] Cute little interior pocket, for cards and whatnot. I put some lace, fun pink elastic, and … Continue reading Rosette Clutch

Boys Will Be Boys: Name Bean Bags Tutorial and a GIVEAWAY! [giveaway is now closed]

My three-year-old is really into letters right now, so we're working on recognizing his name. Yep, that's the teacher in me... giving my kids educational toys for Christmas. And I know that the nerdy, educational parent part of you wants to help your littles learn their letters too! Supplies: Three coordinating fabrics Chalk or water … Continue reading Boys Will Be Boys: Name Bean Bags Tutorial and a GIVEAWAY! [giveaway is now closed]

Boys Will Be Boys: Fabric Dominoes Matching Game and a Pattern Giveaway! [this giveaway is now closed]

Welcome back to Boys Will Be Boys, so Handmake Their Toys! Today I have a tutorial for a ¬†game that even the youngest boys can play. Bonus, it's a game that doesn't make any noise. [not that I can promise anything about your kiddos...] Supplies: Two different materials - something sturdier than quilter's cotton is … Continue reading Boys Will Be Boys: Fabric Dominoes Matching Game and a Pattern Giveaway! [this giveaway is now closed]

Boys Will Be Boys: Monster Art Carrier [and a Fabric Fairy giveaway! – giveaway is now closed]

Welcome to the first day of Boys Will Be Boys so Handmake Their Toys!! A whole week devoted to handmade gifts for little boys. My boys love art. They like to color and paint and draw, and my five-year-old writes the best stories. Ever. So I decided to make an art carrier, and they can … Continue reading Boys Will Be Boys: Monster Art Carrier [and a Fabric Fairy giveaway! – giveaway is now closed]