Christmas is only a couple days away, but if you're feeling like your house isn't Christmassy enough, or you need an easy gift idea, this idea will really help you out! This adorable vintage-style Christmas light garland is simple to make, but adds a great pop to your decor. I love those big vintage bulbs, and with … Continue reading Easy Vintage-style Christmas Light Garland Tutorial
It's day two of Handmade Gifts for Boys, and today I have a fun tutorial to keep your littles busy and active inside this winter. It's about to get so ridiculously cold in Wisconsin, and I'm always trying to find ways for my boys to exercise inside - preferably in a way that doesn't involve … Continue reading DIY Indoor Hopscotch Mat
Today fellow boy mama Stacey and I are back for our fourth annual Handmade Gifts for Boys series! We love this series so much!! We have some awesome tutorials and inspiration for you, plus a HUGE giveaway at the end of the week. So fire up your sewing machines and bust out your craft supplies, … Continue reading Handmade Gifts for Boys Day 1: Trading Card Carrier Tutorial
Today I’m over at Skip to My Lou as part of the Bake Craft Sew & Decorate series. I am sharing a Vintage Christmas Light Garland Tutorial These are quick to whip up for holiday decorating and gift giving. In fact, you won’t want to miss all the handmade gift ideas! I have joined over 100 … Continue reading Handmade Holidays Garland Tutorial and BIG GIVEAWAY!
If you have little ones at home, you probably find yourself looking for things to keep them busy while you're doing something else, like making dinner, folding laundry or helping other kids. It's a bonus when those activities are educational and don't involve a screen! I made this Color Wheel Matching Game for my preschooler and … Continue reading Preschool Color Wheel Matching Game
I've been sharing a few tutorials lately for DIY lunchbags, but I wanted to put together a roundup of a few more different types. So whether you want to sew or not, make something complicated or simple, insulated or not, you can make exactly what you need! 1. Cloth Lunch Sacks from If Only They Would Nap … Continue reading 12 DIY Lunchbag patterns and tutorials (sew and no-sew!)
You can smell it in the air... summer is coming! If your little ones are still finishing out their school year, chances are you'll need a teacher gift or two. As a former elementary school teacher, I can tell you how wonderful it is to feel so appreciated at the end of a long school … Continue reading Painted Planter Tutorial and FREE teacher appreciation printable!
When it comes to home decor, nothing makes me happier than simple changes that quickly spruce up a room. As seasons change, I like to shake things up a bit - especially after the looooooong winter. This simple patchwork table runner is easy to make, even for a beginning sewer! I love easy decor that can be used … Continue reading Simple Table Runner Tutorial
Today I have an easy tutorial for hacking a full zip sweatshirt pattern into a half zip. I used the Zippy Jacket (affiliate link) from Blank Slate Patterns, as this post was originally posted for the Blank Slate Sewing Team, but you can do this to any zip-up pattern. I originally had no plans to modify this … Continue reading Hack a Full Zip Pattern into a Half Zip
Today I'm over at Craftaholics Anonymous with my first post as part of the 2015 Creative Team! Head on over for an easy tutorial to make your own reversible mouse pad! Happy sewing!