DIY Last-Minute Stocking Stuffers

Stocking stuffers are almost always an afterthought for us, which is why, aside from some of the little toys knits I mentioned the other day, I really only started thinking about them yesterday. I made a quick stop at the store and gathered up some candy and a few trinkets from the dollar section. I [...]


As much as I enjoy sewing, I find knitting to be far more convenient. I can pull out my needles anytime I have a few spare minutes and with knitting I don’t have to worry about taking over my dining room table every time I want to make something. Here are a few knitting projects [...]


Happy Friday, friends!  Here are a few posts from my Reader that caught my eye this week. Enjoy! Too Much Time on My Hands shares her recipe for a healthy homemade version of a childhood favorite, Spaghetti and Meatballs Go see what Amy used to dress up her daughter’s new boots at Herbst Handmade Salsa [...]


Crafty Halloween Links

Armommy brings out the pillowcases for some old-school Halloween trick-or-treating and shares a free template! My Cakies shows how to dress up some Christmas lights for Halloween (I love the spooky eyes!).   Have some fun with these Halloween Cone Girls from Mr. Printables (via How About Orange)   Tonya Staab shows step-by-step how to [...]

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Sharing a few weeks worth of noteworthy links for you to check out!* I’m intrigued by these chicken parm meatballs from Dinner a Love Story and am looking forward to taking a break from my regular meatballs to give them a try! Speaking of dinner, Let’s Explore posted some really great ideas for turning a [...]

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35 DIY Halloween Hoodie Costumes

Its amazing what one can make with a simple hoodie!  I’ve rounded up some awesome tutorials, ideas, and insparation for Halloween costumes made from hoodies and sweatsuits… Animal Hoodie Costumes   Monkey hoodie costume tutorial from Craft     Lion hoodie costume instructions from National Geographic Kids   Goldfish hoodie costume tutorial from How to [...]


Make Your Own Lunch Bag

I have yet to find a good store-bought lunch box that will take my kids through an entire school year. Maybe one of these would do the trick? Lunch Bag Sewing Patterns and Tutorials This bag is from Ellen Lucket Baker’s (of The Long Thread) book 1, 2, 3 Sew, and I absolutely love it [...]


4th of July Crafty Round-Up

Crayon stars from The Long Thread Stars and stripes gift pack from 4 Crazy Kings Boys patriotic t-shirt embellishment from My Little Gems Live Savor Firecrackers from An Altered State of Mind (via Ucreate) Star-shaped pinwheel from Cheeky Magpie Jiffy Pop 4th of July Party invite from Chica and Jo Red, white, and blue sun [...]

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Amigurumi: Free* Patterns and Tutorials

Patterns Little geisha girl from Le Fee Crochet (from the author of Crobots). Just replace her dress details and hair ties with metallic ribbon and you’ve got the little geisha bot from the book! Sleepy Sarah from Owlishly Chubby Fish from My Gurumi Amigurumi Doll from Stitch Pear pattern from Amigurumi Girl Banana from Amigurumi [...]


Man’s Shirt to Toddler Dress

All of these remakes of men’s shirts are just so inspiring! Most recently, Shannon from luvinthemommyhood created this dress and I absolutely love it. Love the colors, love the breezy look about it, love the flower…love everything about it! It’s also encouraging to know that a beginning sewer created it since I’m still a newbie [...]