Since I’ve started this blog, one of my most popular posts is the Simple Market Bag tutorial. Because it’s so popular, I re-wrote it and published it as a free pattern on Craftsy. In the first month it was available, it was downloaded almost 500 times! If you like to make things, I highly… Continue reading Magic Market Bag Pattern
We had a crazy summer at our house. After talking for a couple of years, we put an addition onto our house. The primary purpose of the addition was to give my kids their own space. G1 and G2 have been sharing a room, and it was not working out. G1 is a seventeen year… Continue reading I need a new tagline!
Easter is the time to remember Christ and the resurrection and worship with others. If you sew and have a little girl, it is probably also the time to make a new dress. This dress is the UFO that has haunted me the most for the last year. Last year, I had the great opportunity… Continue reading Happy Easter
I am now at that stage of life where not many of my friends are having children. A lot of us have kids finishing high school, so we talk about things like university admissions and tuition rates. My husband’s sisters are the stage beyond that and are new grandmothers. One of my nephews and his… Continue reading It’s a boy!
To celebrate fall, I made a quick little jumper for G2. It is a very simple, basic pattern – only a front piece and a back piece. I finished the neck and arm holes with bias tape, so there’s not even a facing. It is made out of corduroy which I had kicking around from… Continue reading Happy Autumn
It’s that time of year again, and time for a new outfit for back to school. I only made a new outfit for G2, since the others are getting too old for that kind of thing. Here she is, already to go – Look out, Kindergarten! The skirt is a basic ruffle skirt… Continue reading First Day of School
Back in August, I went to Alabama and became a Martha Pullen Licensed Beginning Sewing Teacher. This means that I took classes for a week and got lessons on teaching sewing as well as patterns and instructions for over thirty projects that I can use. I’m excited to say that I’ve started teaching a class.… Continue reading Roll-up Jewelry Case