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...

Sewers Club Subscription Box Video and Giveaway!

My pal Adam over at Sewers Club sent me their December Box to try out. It was so fun! He also offered Gingercake friends a $5 off your first box if you use this link. Are you curious about what is in there??? Well I shared on a video on my youtube channel and you...

Pattern Feature: The On the Go Organizer

The On the Go Organizer was one of my first PDF patterns back in 2011 and I am still so proud of it. I love how simple it is to make and what a pretty, thoughtful, and useful gift it makes. I often get 2 questions asked and this pattern is the solution 🙂 The first...

4 Eco Friendly Waste Free Gifts to Give

I am trying hard to be more mindful at home and using less STUFF. It's a challenge but not nearly as hard as I thought it would be. In fact, I enjoy exploring new ways to change things up and it feels great to set a better example for my kids. It also appeals to my...

Pattern Feature: The Make Your Getaway Duffle Bag

I have to admit this duffle bag sewing pattern is one of my very favorites. Why? Because every time I go on vacation, I bring out my duffel and pack it up! DUFFLE BAG = VACATION! Do you have a pretty bag made from your favorite fabrics available to pack for your...

The Best Seller: The Crayon Art Folio Sewing Pattern

When I look at the data of my pattern shop, not only is the crayon art folio my best seller, the second best seller is the old version without the mini folio included! Isn't that amazing? I know why too- because this crayon organizer pattern is not only adorable and...

Pattern Feature: The Art Caddy Tote

One of my most popular PDF Sewing Patterns is the Art Caddy Tote. I created this pattern for my own kids back when their crayons, markers, glue sticks, scissors, coloring books and papers were all over my house. What is an art loving (yet semi neat nick) mom to do? I...

What selling on etsy was like back in 2009

You guys would not believe how easy it was to sell PDF patterns back in 2009! I began by selling a few handmade owls in my little shop. It was fun to design the pillow and then take the photos, list it, and wait for the sale to happen. My first owl pillows sold were...

Pattern Weights made 3 ways Video Tutorial and chance to WIN!

When I made my video about 8 ways to Make Sewing more Fun, I received so many comments about the pattern weights that I decided to share instructions to make pattern weights! I also wanted to try some other versions to make it more fun and so that I could learn...

Why Beginners are Choosing Sewing Machines to Improve their Skill

The phrase the whole nine yards became popular when there was a need to make the most fashionable three-piece suits for men. This was made possible with the invention of the sewing machine, giving every seamstress more time to produce large...

Simple Flying Geese Quilted Pillow Tutorial

I love a good quilt block design. Sewing a whole quilt? Not so much! I do love the few quilts I've made and the process was wonderful but I don't want to devote the time to a whole quilt right now. BUT, I do have time to make a quilted pillow to decorate my living...

8 Tips to make sewing more FUN and less frustrating

Now that I have been sewing for myself and for my business for 10 years (i can't believe it has been that long!) I find myself forgetting those early days when a simple sewing project could turn tedious and frustrating. I remember thinking, "I love this but it is just...

How to Make a Lined Drawstring Bag

I recently took a trip to the beach and made several of these cute drawstring bags to help organize small things in our bags. They worked great! Especially for my little ones. She loved packing her underwear and socks in these pretty bags. Click on the video below to...

Three Simple Summer Sewing Projects

I like to sew up quick and simple projects that will be useful this time of year. Last summer I shared a video with instructions to make scrunchies, eye mask and sun glass holder. This summer I made a NEW video featuring how to sew an insulated water bottle sleeve, a...

Beach Trip 2019!

The girls headed out to the beach! A short walk from our house. The beach is very natural! I just got back from our Beach vacation 2019. It was really sweet. We went to Avon, North Carolina on Hatteras Island of the Outer Banks. It is a beautiful, peaceful beach and I...
6 Happy Holiday Gift Ideas

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...

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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...

read more

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