I got to help out my Grannie today by embroidering the name onto a stocking she was making for the newest addition to our family.
Each member of our family has one of these felt stockings, and each one was made by someone different. My husband’s was made by [...]
I got a design wall in my sewing room!! I couldn’t be more excited. If you don’t already know what a design wall is, it is a foam board, covered in a flannel or batting to make it sticky (anybody else remember flannelgraphs from Sunday School??) so you can preview your quilt fabrics, re-arrange blocks, [...]
I wanted to do an celtic-inspired project for St. Patrick’s day. After a bit of web-surfing for ideas, I sketched up this design in Inkscape (a really awesome free vector-drawing program, but that’s a post for another day). P.S., I am sharing this with you using a creative commons 3.0 license – which [...]
I always thought when I grew up I’d have this really modern-looking house-with only real plants and no “old-lady” flower arrangements.
Guess what? I was way off. The older I get, the more I decorate like my mother did. And the older I get, the more I realize what FANTASTIC taste my mother has. (If [...]
For the girl’s birthday party, I wanted something festive to greet the guests at the door. I found lots of great ideas for a wreath, but I had one really important requirement – it had to be CHEAP. Because I am. Here’s what I came up with:
I already needed the tissue paper for presents [...]
One of the decorations for my daughter’s rainbow birthday party was this pom, which I hung from the light fixture above the table:
It is made from six simple tissue paper flowers. So first, I’ll show you how I did the flowers.
There are number of ways to make a tissue paper flower, and each [...]