Crayon Folios in Daydream

About a month ago I sewed these pretty Crayon Art Folios using the new fabric line, Daydream by Patty Besami.  Patty contacted me and asked if I would sew an Art Caddy for her Look Book.  What is a look book?  It is a gorgeous online magazine that Art Gallery releases...

A Little Witch Doll for Marion

We are trying to get into the Halloween Spirit over here!  I am not much of a scary decorator for Halloween- I like keeping things cute!  I used the Dolly with Style pattern from my book, More Sewing To Sell.  It was really easy to convert it into a cute witch! Dolly...

Fabric Scraps Log Cabin Block Pillow Tutorial

This log cabin block pillow has been on my mind for a long time.  I love the idea of modern twists on traditional blocks.  I have made several others- like this and this.  It's important to remember our rich sewing history and realize that quilting with fabric scraps...

Little Owl Desk Caddy DIY

My kids are back to school on Tuesday but not in person.  Our school is beginning online.  Sigh.  Sigh again.  So I made a cute little owl desk caddy for my soon to be 2nd grader.  She is very socialable and this is hard for her.  I am hoping owl caddy will bring her...

Create and Sew a Chair Cushion

My good friend Karen has had this chair for years.  I have always loved its shape and that cool desk arm.  She bought it at a charity auction some years ago.  Karen has recently moved and I have been helping  (myself to get out of the house and have new projects!) her...

4 Fabric Face Masks I have Tried…

I keep trying to sew new things but then I end up just sewing more masks!  I am thinking so much about my kids going back to school and wearing a mask all day.  Can I find the perfect one for them?  Will this style be more comfortable?  Even though I am not in charge...

Practical Tips to Know Before you Begin Your Handmade Business…

Are you dreaming of starting your own sewing business?  There are so many great reasons to begin sewing for sales.  For me the best parts of been working at home on my own schedule.  But there are also some things you should know that will help prepare you for some...

Magical Unicorn PDF Sewing Pattern Feature

I can't help but notice how popular unicorns are right now- mostly because I have my own 7 year old daughter ( and lots of friendws!) who LOVE them so much.  She kept asking me to sew her one and both of us are so pleased with final the result!  This new pattern, the...

Color Strip Scraps Floor Pillows Tutorial

HI!  This is a tutorial I first published on Sew Mama Sew back in December 2015.  That website is no longer working so I wanted to make sure you could still make these adorable scrappy pillows... After you have been sewing for awhile, you realize that scrap busting is...

Sew a Cute Spring Chick!

APRIL!  I love spring so much.  Do you have friends or neighbors who have some spring peeps?  They are so so cute!  I personally prefer visiting and not having to take care of them myself!  Even better is sewing an adorable set with your yellow fabric scraps.  This is...

Sew a Fabric Face Mask

Hi there!   Calling all sewers!  We can help our healthcare workers by sewing these simple fabric face masks.   These masks are used OVER the existing HEPA masks to make them last longer.  Please check the description on the Youtube video for ideas where to send your...

FIVE Scrappy Projects to create at HOME

Since we are all at home (staying safe and healthy I hope!), I wanted to think of some simple projects to create using the materials and tools we already have.  If you have read my blog for awhile you know I want to sew things and teach sewing projects that use easy...

Essential Sewing Tools: that won’t break the bank…

Tools are a hot topic with all of us who love sewing!  It's true that I am someone who prefers to keep things simple, but I do have a few favorite tools that were a small investment in my sewing.  I made a short video on youtube describing the tools I use in the order...

Kanban for Creative Business Owners!

Have you ever heard of Kanban?  Well if not, right now can be your most recent "ah ha!" moment because kanban is an incredibly simple and wonderful way to organize your work time.  Kanban was originally developed by Toyota back in the 1950s as a way to maximize...

How to make the magical PONY and yarn mane

When I first started the Magical Unicorn Pattern, I was actually making a horse for my daughter.  But then, of course, she wanted for the unicorn:)  The "pony" is simply the unicorn pattern without the horn and printed at 75%.  Easy!  But I do want to tell you some...

How to make the Horn on the Magical Unicorn Pattern

My newest sewing pattern, The Magical Unicorn is coming out tomorrow January 29, 2020!  I am excited to share this simple, fun, and adorable PDF sewing pattern with you all!  The horn is a great way to show some extra personality.  I did buy horns HERE and they are...

10 Sewing Habits to adopt in 2020

I made a new video over on my Yoututbe channel last week and I am so pleased that people are excited about the topic of new sewing habits!  I actually wrote an article for Sew Mama Sew a few years ago about this very subject.  That website is no longer around so I...

6 Happy Holiday Gift Ideas

About a week before Christmas, I made this new Youtube video over on my channel.  I wanted to make a follow up blog post to share what actually worked, what was added, and what did not happen!  I thought it would be fun to share how things actually turned out instead...

Family Trip To Nashville!

Over the winter break we took a trip to Nashville to visit my brother and his family.  We had a great time.  I wanted to share some of our experience in case you are thinking about taking your family there!  Nashville has become so popular and it's no wonder.  There...

Day Out Cross Body Purse

Sometime you just want to carry something small and cute and stylish, right?  A little purse like this one is the perfect accessory to brighten any outfit!  For makers, it is easy to make, has little fabric waste, and can be enlarged, simplified, and trimmed to your...
Create and Sew a Chair Cushion

Create and Sew a Chair Cushion

My good friend Karen has had this chair for years.  I have always loved its shape and that cool desk arm.  She bought it at a charity auction some years ago.  Karen has recently moved and I have been helping  (myself to get out of the house and have new projects!) her...

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