Curvy Messenger Bag

Hello Everyone! Hope you are all enjoying your summer so far. I wanted to reintroduce this Curvy Messenger Bag I did with a free pattern and tutorial two years ago.  I don't think it got the exposure it deserved. This bag is the prefect opportunity to mix and match your favorite fabrics together. It … [Read more...]

How to make an easy no-sew tablecloth

Nothing screams summer picnic charm better than gingham! Learn how to make an easy no-sew tablecloth for your outdoor cookouts, picnics and entertaining with this simple tutorial I did for favecrafts. You can make your very own tablecloth in under 30 minutes. What better way to show off your … [Read more...]

Restoring our historic colonial house

As you can see, I haven't been blogging much recently because we moved across the country to be closer to family. It's been about 3 months and we are finally all settled in and getting into our groove. I know this isn't a sewing tutorial but I am so proud of the work, I had to show it off, so please … [Read more...]

Quilted Tote Tutorial

Are you guys enjoying spring? Aside from the allergies, we are enjoying it. I did this bag a few months ago and just never got around to doing a post for it due to our move across country. I am in love with this bag. I know I say that about everything but seriously, I just love how this turned out. … [Read more...]

Rainbow birthday cake

This weekend, Mila and I celebrated 5 years of life together! As a single parent, every year that I make it alive with a sane mind, I am grateful. Every birthday of Mila's is also a celebration for me that I made it another year. I remember the early years with Mila when I used to struggle working … [Read more...]

How to make a simple dress

Hey Everyone! It seems like its the season for dresses. I did this tutorial for All Free Sewing last week and wanted to share it with you. This is tutorial is how to make a simple dress. Seriously, you cannot get easier than this. This literally took me under an hour to make. I would have done it in … [Read more...]

Penny Rose Wool Blog Tour

Well, we are at my stop on the Penny Rose Wool Blog Tour! To be honest, this is my first time sewing with wool. I always thought wool was for making stuffed animals, blankets or cold weather apparel. So, I have never really leaned towards this fabric type for my projects in the past. Well, when I … [Read more...]

Colette Patterns Peony Dress Review

It's beginning to look a lot like spring which means it's time to start sewing some dresses! One of my 2016 sewing goals is to start sewing more items for myself. I am starting with a spring dress. This is my first Colette Patterns Peony Dress review and I am in love. I still consider myself a … [Read more...]

Pixel Heart Mini Quilt

This weekend my little Mila and I decided to make a cute Valentine's Day project together. We made a Pixel Heart Mini Quilt! She arranged all the little mini charms in the color arrangement she wanted. I have to say, it turned out pretty beautiful. She chose all pinks and reds from my scrap box. … [Read more...]

Jumbo Flip Flap Messenger Bag

Hey All! Are you guys enjoying winter? We have been getting slammed with snow in the Midwest and loving it. Both my daughter and my dog enjoy playing in it so no complaints here. I recently bought 2 yards of this Cotton and Steel  August Mezzanine Fabric from Craftsy. It was on sale so I could not … [Read more...]

Wall Hanging Heart Quilt

Heart day is approaching! Can you believe how time flies? I always wanted a heart quilt to hang up in my living room. So, I decided to tackle this easy pattern. This charm pack wall hanging heart quilt only requires 2 charm packs (42 5' squares) of whatever colors you choose and 2 white fabric charm … [Read more...]