Happy New Years Eve 2021!

Can you believe it’s the last day of 2020?! 2020 was so full of hope in the beginning- the ringing in of the “Roaring Twenties”. We were all so excited about what was ahead. I kicked off this year by visiting family in California and digging for gems in a gem mine. Then February came and I ran the Disney […]

2020 Roundup and 2021 Plans

2020 Items sewn (6 months): 32 face masks 9 large hotpads 5 small potholders 5 shirts 4 pajama pants 4 dresses 3 toppers (cardigan/jacket) 2 handwarmers 2 scrunchies 1 lounge pant 1 apron (still in muslin state) ….and a partridge in a pear tree! 68 total items. 68! That breaks down to about 2.5 pieces a week. Wowza. It is […]

Game On: Me vs. K4199 Jacket

I knew I wanted to make my mom a garment for Christmas. After sewing all the small home decor projects I wanted to jump back into an easy sew. I chose Kwik Sew 4199 because it only had 3 pieces- a fronts, a back and a sleeve. It had a little more pizazz compared to a regular straight hemmed cardigan […]

DIY Christmas Gifts 2020 Recap

Success! Despite the fact that our big Christmas celebration with extended family was cancelled due to covid concerns, my DIY hotpads and handwarmers were a hit! I heard from everyone via text. They loved the larger sized hot pads and my little brother thought the handwarmers were really cool. He immediately recognized his upcycled pj pants, lol. I also faked […]

Merry Christmas!

Took a few days to be offline to spend time with family during the holidays. Wishing you all a wonderful, safe, healthy and a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! May you all be filled with joy and peace today.

Gift Tags- Fake Out

We celebrated Christmas early with the Viking’s family over the weekend. When it came time for presents, I watched in anticipation as they opened their DIY gifts. Their eyes lit up in delight at the large hotpad and were particularly appreciative of the size. You can never have too many potholders! I was expecting this. Something else happened that I […]

Quilting: A New Love?

Bah! So I am still working on assembly line sewing. I still have a handful to do and I’m kinda dreading making that bias tape for the potholders. I am debating folding down the edges just so this project can be over. I think after a certain time I get bored of things and need something new. That’s partially the […]

Gift Tags- That Finishing Touch

When I was a child I would give crafty gifts all the time. Drawings, handmade ornaments, birthday cards..all kinds of things. Ask my aunt- she still hangs the yarn wreath ornament I made when I was on 5 on her Christmas tree every year. When you’re a kid nobody thinks twice of it. But as an adult all the sudden […]

Giftables: Large Hot Pad & Kwik Sew 4292 Potholder

I was perusing YT getting ideas for homemade Christmas gifts and came across a large hot pad DIY. Looked pretty simple so I went to Joanns for quilting cotton. I chose  an avocado toast print for the more “subdued” family members and a bold peppers print for everyone else.  The peppers remind me of my late grandfather’s garden. Sewing the […]

Handwarmers: Tiny Pillow of Toastiness

When my little brother found out I was learning how to sew, his eyes got big and said, “I have some fabric you might be able to use.” I was confused. Turns out he had cut the pant legs off his pajama pants to make shorts. (I guess he runs hot at night). He hands me the plaid flannel and […]