DIY Finger Puppets (Silhouette PixScan™ Tutorial)

Silhouette Saturday | DIY Finger Puppets (PixScan™ Tutorial) | Tasty Happenings for

Please welcome Gisela! She is incredibly talented and knows her way around the Silhouette for sure. She blogs over at Tasty Happenings. Stay tuned after her post for all the ways you can connect with her! DIY FINGER PUPPETS (PixScan™ Tutorial) I am delighted to be guest posting here today! Thank you, Dawn for this opportunity, […]

12 Summer Sewing Tutorials for Girls


Sewing is something I love that’s been pushed low on the priority list the past year. I’m working on getting it back up there because I really miss it. But in the meantime, here are 12 of my past sewing tutorials for girls. For several of the dresses, I use shirring. You can find my […]

DIY Craft Room: Jumbo Framed Pegboard Wall

DIY Craft Room: Jumbo Framed Pegboard Wall

DIY Craft Room: Jumbo Framed Pegboard Wall If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you’ve been getting a few sneak peeks of this project we completed last weekend. Prior to a week ago, my craft “space” was the laundry room, which was shared with the dogs and the laundry machines. As it only had […]

The Chloe Dress Tutorial

This is actually an old tutorial that is probably 2+ years old now but it’s still one of my favorite dresses I’ve designed. I originally shared it as a guest post at Whimsy Couture but I’ve never shared it on my own blog so I thought with Spring (hopefully) coming soon that now would be […]

The Harper Maxi Dress


For this maxi dress, you’ll be making a bodice pattern from scratch based on an a-line dress that fits your daughter well.  All you’ll need supply wise is fabric, 3 covered buttons (using a covered button kit), and all your sewing goodies. Here is a sketch of how the bodice pattern works.  You’ll basically fold […]

The Olivia Tunic Dress Tutorial

For this sweet little dress, you’ll be making a pattern from scratch based on an a-line dress that fits your daughter well.  All you’ll need supply wise is fabric, 6 big buttons, and all your sewing goodies Here is a sketch of how the pattern works.  You’ll basically fold a dress in half lengthwise and […]

Shabby Chic Circle Skirt

What You’ll Need: Circle Skirt Pattern (see note below prior to cutting) 1 yard each of three coordinating fabrics Trim, one type for each skirt layer (I used a decorative lace, jumbo ric rac, and decorative elastic) 3″ Wide Ruffle Elastic for the Waistband, cut to 1″ longer than your model’s waist measurement All your […]

The Piper Dress

      I whipped this dress up from start to finish in just 2 hours so it’s a great nap time project!  You only have to cut 4 pieces of fabric but this dress does use some shirring and a button hole.  For more details on shirring check out my basics tute on how […]

The Ruffled Beachy Dress

I originally shared this tutorial over at Me Sew Crazy.  Jessica is unbelievably talented and her blog is among the first I started to follow when I got into sewing.  It’s a fun Ruffled Beachy Dress up-cycled from some of my old shirred summer dresses. What You’ll Need: Shirred Dresses in Women’s Sizes Fabric for the ruffle/straps […]

The Patchwork Dress

I bought these fabrics as a layer cake just ’cause I thought they were pretty.  I finally decided what I needed to do with them was make a little patchwork sundress…my two year old is very, well, two lately.  She refused to model it for me so you’ll just have to trust me that it’s […]

Fabric Yo-Yo Lampshade


This is a fun, simple project that will brighten up any room! What You’ll Need:Fabric ScrapsButtons or Covered Button Kit(s)Needle and ThreadRic Rac or RibbonHole Punch (or something similar to cut holes in lampshade)Fabric Glue (like FabricTac) or Glue Gun and sticks Start by making holes in your lampshade as desired.  I actually found a […]

The Ruffly Tank Dress

This easy sew starts with a basic store-bought tank (I used this one from Old Navy).  Add some sweet ruffles and you’ve got a cute little tank dress.  I used elastic thread to attach the skirt piece so it’s easy to fit over your child’s head.  If you’ve never use elastic thread, now’s your chance.  It’s […]