The Handkerchief Hem Bandana Skirt

I’ve had this skirt in my head for a while now but finally got around to making one as part of my daughter’s 2nd birthday outfit.  It’s a fun, easy project that looks adorable on.  Portions of the math for this skirt draw on the basics for a circle skirt pattern.  There are several tutes […]

D.I.Y. Rock Vase

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This is an easy, quick D.I.Y. project that yields a really cool end result.  I took an old glass vase and turned it into a unique rock vase using things I already had around the house. What You’ll Need: A glass vase Fine Sandpaper A bag of decorative stones (usually found in the silk flower […]

Simple Shower Organization Tip

Getting the bathroom organized with three small kids is an ongoing process, but we stumbled upon a simple way to organize our shower during one of our many Air Force moves. As a general rule, I am not a fan of brass fixtures so when we had moved into this house I couldn’t wait to […]

Using Freezer Paper Stencils and Appliques on T-Shirts, Part 2

Yesterday I posted “Using Freezer Paper Stencils and Appliques on Tee, Part 1“.  Read Part 1 to go over the supplies and basics also used in this part of the tutorial.  In part two and I’ll be showing you how to use freezer paper stencils with paint and fabric pen/marker mediums to make a fun […]

Using Freezer Paper Stencils and Appliques on T-Shirts, Part 1

While having a craft cutting machine like the Silhouette makes making these types of t-shirts easier, it can certainly be done by hand.  Before I got the Silhouette, I used small, sharp quilting detail scissors/an exacto knife to cut out my freezer paper stencils and applique pieces. Here are the two shirts I made my […]

A Peek into my Sewing & Craft Room

Just a little peek at where I do my sewing and crafting.  The walls could use some décor still but with moving every few years the way we do, I try to keep everything I do pretty mobile. You walk through the laundry room and there’s this random little room in the far corner of […]

Chicken Matzo Ball Soup

My grandma and mom have been making this soup as long as I can remember and I look forward to it every year.  We were all a bit under the weather on New Year’s Eve and my mom made a batch.  We drove 10 long hours home the next day and it still sounded so […]

Master Bedroom Makeover

It’s done!!!!  It’s more of a mini-makeover but since we’ll be moving again sometime this year I didn’t want to paint the walls or anything major.  We also plan to buy new bedroom furniture when we move since I’ve had this set since college.  Except for the platform bed, which my handy hubby made!  The […]

Little Flower Child Sundress

I am so excited to share this dress tute with you for two reasons. One, it’s for Spring which is just around the corner. Yay!  And secondly, most of the tutorials I create are inspired by items I see in a magazine, online, while out shopping, etc.  but this dress I dreamt up from scratch […]

Outfits Made using Circle Skirts

There are so many variations of clothing items you can make using a simple circle skirt.  My favorite tute for a basic circle skirt pattern can be found here.  Each of the following are based around the circle skirt.  For the dresses, I simply add a few inches in length to accomodate the empire waistline. […]