A recent reupholster job of my son's craft table left me wondering what other projects I could make with laminated cotton. I've been playing around with the material for the last few weeks, making a few of Carli's reusable snack baggies and some wet bags for cloth diapers. There are a lot of great Sew and No-Sew ideas on Pinterest for using laminated ...read more
I don't always brake for yard sales, however this one was right around the corner from my house and the desk in the driveway caught my eye. My oldest child is starting Kindergarten this fall and I am in the process of moving him into his own room. I figured a desk would be the perfect thing for his bedroom, with all the stacks of homework he will ...read more
Have you seen all of the great mini-classes Craftsy is offering right now? Our long time readers know that mom and I love Craftsy. We've blogged about them and have given away classes to our readers in the past. If you've visted before, you know that Craftsy offers free classes on a variety of creative subjects. Their expert instructors share clear ...read more
I've discovered a very resourceful knitter who modified the Almost Lost Washcloth pattern into the most clever little makeup removal cloths. If you make washcloths or dishcloths, I'll bet you have plenty of cotton yarn leftovers that are just waiting to be transformed into these.
I also think her modifications are written in such a way as to ...read more
You know those cute little drawstring or Velcro fabric bags that sheets come in? You know - the ones that will never ever hold the sheets again because you have to be a magician to be able to fold them that precisely again? I have scoured Pinterest for clever uses for my small stock pile but I came up empty handed.
Since I consistently have ...read more
Every so often the world is absolutely perfect. This is the moment you retrieve your lightly golden brown, homemade, steaming hot, fresh focaccia bread from the oven and hack off a small slice. My small piece could easily be compared to the size of a small chihuahua, but who's watching, right? Trust me, I will not judge which small scale you use ...read more
I had to do two double-takes when I first spied DrFrankKnits creations. Are those knitted? Why yes - yes they are! These little 3D gizmo's are phenomenal! I was both tickled and inspired when I happened upon the creative inventions found on her blog - From the Needles of DrFrankKnits. The Free Pattern Friday feature will keep me coming back for ...read more
Here's those socks I promised to match the Vintage Pique Rib Hat pattern I last posted! These are designed to fit a newborn but are stretchy enough that they'll grow with baby for awhile. Knit toe up, you can use every last bit of sock weight leftovers by making a taller or shorter cuff. Knit using your favorite method.
size: newborn gauge: 9 ...read more
You may have read my Top 12 Tools for the Beginner Quilter post from earlier this year. Since then, I have really thought about other tools that I use that make sewing so much easier. Some of these tools I have used for several years, and others I have just recently discovered. There are so many rulers and notions available now, so determining which ...read more
There are neighborhood book clubs and neighborhood play groups, but in my neighborhood we have a fun food group which we call Iron Chef Bountiful. Carli described our iron chef adventures in her Iron Chef the home game post! When the ingredient for July was announced it got my head spinning with what I could do with "blueberries". Being summertime ...read more