Make a Skirt a Day: Book Review

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Pattern drafting is something I have enjoyed playing around with since I was a teenager. Many, many months ago – right when we first got to California – I was sent a review copy of Nicole Smith’s delightful pattern drafting book, Skirt a Day (affiliate link – items purchased through this link may earn this […]

How to Make a King Costume

I made four Halloween costumes yesterday! It’s amazing what can happen when Dad is around to hang out with the littles and take the kids on school runs! His new job doesn’t start until Friday, and we are all making the most of our days off with him! Johnny and I had a LOT of […]

What Sewing Really Looks Like with Four Young Children

And, if you want to know what sewing really looks like in my house: Start sewing the bag. Instantly run out of bobbin thread. Re-thread the bobbin, then put back in the machine backwards. Discover this because your threads are all tangled on one side. Fix the bobbin Re-stitch Run out of bobbin thread Repeat […]

Easy to Sew Messenger Bag Sewing Tutorial

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Sometimes I use my blog to motivate me to try something I’ve been wanting to do, but haven’t actually gotten to. This easy-to-sew messenger bag is exactly one of those instances! Jo-Ann sent me two yards of Waverly fabric to make something with to help spread the word about the Jo-Ann and Waverly Facebook contest!  […]

Easy DIY Patchwork Doll Quilt Tutorial

Our Prism Light Center light table was the perfect creative tool for Emma to work out the perfect design for a patchwork quilt for her doll! The squares are from a charm pack I won ages ago from Small Town Stitcher. Emma loved all the choices, and having the pre-cut squares made this project even […]