Some days my scrap bins make me feel like I'm teetering on the edge of a hoarders episode. But it feels so wasteful to throw away pieces of fabric that are still big enough to be used for something. Instead of tossing them, I love to use up as many scraps as I can by … Continue reading 14 Projects to Make with Fabric Scraps
It's been a doozy of a winter up here in Wisconsin, and I'm. Over. It. But whether it's the never-ending winter, life circumstances, or potty training toddlers, sometimes your spirits just need lifting! So today I'm sharing six easy ways to boost your mood naturally. 1. Get outside as much as possible. This is my … Continue reading 6 Ways to Boost your Mood Naturally
I recently realized I was in need of another tote. I mean, can a girl ever really have too many tote bags?? I needed something that would fit my computer easily, plus a few other essentials for heading out to a coffee shop or on a road trip. But I wanted something sturdy enough (and … Continue reading Leather Bottom Tote Bag Tutorial
Do you follow along with Me Made May at all? It's a challenge to wear something handmade everyday for the month of May. I've done it before, but honestly, I've rarely committed to wearing solely handmade the rest of the year. My body has changed a lot over the years (hello, five kids will do … Continue reading Flowy Tank Top and Me Made May
I've been in a season of slow, simple sewing. Have you been in a season like this? I'm a homeschool mama with five young kids, including a toddler whose favorite pastime is coloring on the walls and climbing onto everything he shouldn't.. some days I barely have time to go to the bathroom, let alone … Continue reading Five Tips for Sewing with Young Kids Underfoot
Hey friends! It's been awhile since I've posted! Life has gotten busy, with homeschooling, the craziness of having five kids (and a climbing toddler - oy!), and all the things of life. I meant to share this women's beanie pattern months ago, but blogging and sewing took a back seat to life. So I'm back … Continue reading FREE Women’s Beanie Hat Pattern
It's finally starting to feel like fall in Wisconsin, which means it's time to bust out my favorite kind of clothes: cozy layers! Seriously, I love wrapping up in cozy cardigans, flannel scarves, and knit hats. Plus can we talk about my love for slippers? It is deep. And of course, it's just going … Continue reading FREE Raglan Cardigan Pattern and Cozy Layers for Fall!
For many of you, summer is starting to wind down. Here in Wisconsin, though, this is the time of year that keeps us going all winter long. So we are living it up outside as much as we can! My boys have been pretty rough on their wardrobes this summer - and have grown a … Continue reading FREE Summer Breezy Shorts Pattern for Boys!
July is such a great month for wearing skirts! They're perfect for summer, easy to throw on after a day at the beach, and they can take you from the pool to date night with a quick accessory change. The lovely ladies at Simple Simon and Co. have an amazing series that they put together … Continue reading 10 Skirt Refashion Tutorials for Skirting the Issue
Anytime you bring a new baby home, your life is going to change. Most of those changes are so, so good. And many are just as difficult. But babies grow and (eventually) sleep through the night, and what was hard yesterday isn't so hard today. So when we brought home baby boy five, I expected … Continue reading When Motherhood Isn’t What You Expected