{How To} Scrappy Shamrock – St. Patty’s Style

That pesky scrap basket is full again and I am noticing a fair amount of green in the mix. Something is telling me that a holiday craft is in order. This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 Button Materials: green fabric scraps felt button poly fil candy bar paper Be sure  to start with pressed scraps.  To be honest, I thought I was going to make these perfect … [Read more...]

{How To} Letter Box

So, today is the big day!! And since today is all about the kids, I thought I would share a fun craft that my kids made all by themselves.. Mailbox- Letter Box This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 Button Materials: empty Kleenex hand towel box colored paper stickers double stick tape or glue stick scissors or paper cutter Basic Instructions: Remove all … [Read more...]

{How To} Love Letters

Valentine's Day is one of the sweetest holiday's around and today, I am sharing how to make candy filled love letters. My girls love to pass out special treats to friends on Valentine's Day and to be fair, I think that it's expected since Valentine is their last name.  (I mean... come on people!) Love Letters This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 … [Read more...]

{How To} Green Child Magazine Winter 2012

On Monday I gave you a sneak peek of my Reclaimed Love Letters in the Door Hanger How To. But today it's official, the Winter 2012 issue of Green Child Magazine is out and I could not be more excited. These letters are made from a shopping bag, fusible and scrap fabric. To get detailed instructions and more photos click here to be directed to the latest edition of Green Child Magazine.  While … [Read more...]

{How To} Holiday Ornaments- 3D Shapes

Guest Post #4  No Ugly Ornaments Challenge This is my last posting for the No Ugly Ornaments Challenge and I just wanted to say a big Thank You to Erin from My Very Educated Mother for asking me to join in the fun! I have had a blast creating fun pretties for the tree this month! This project is for sewers of all levels. Skill Level- 1  Button Materials: felt 20" … [Read more...]

{How To} Easy Holiday Wrapping – Gift Card Holder

It is hard to believe that it is that time of year again. You know what I mean, when we really start to think about our holiday shopping list.  Well, if you are anything like me, you have delusions of grandeur that everything is going to be wrapped just right! Well this year, I am being more realistic and have started early.  Here is a fun idea I came up with using fabric, fusible, trim and a … [Read more...]

{How To} Holiday Ornaments- Quilted Trees

Guest Post #3  No Ugly Ornaments Challenge Well, the scrap basket is full again and that means it is time to clean house.  So, I thought I would create something for the tree. For anyone who sews this "quilt as you go" technique will be super simple.  And you will have a bunch made in a jiffy! Quilted Trees This project is for sewers of all levels. Skill Level- 1 … [Read more...]

{How To} Holiday Ornaments- Vintage Style

Guest Post #2  No Ugly Ornaments Challenge This past weekend my daughter and I went to the Metrolina Expo- which is like a small compressed version of the 127 sale and I LOVED it!! So many good finds to uncover!! (honestly, I could do an entire post on that. We took so many pictures and had a blast!!) Throughout the sea of vendors I kept finding the old vintage ornaments like these. This … [Read more...]

{How To} Holiday Ornaments- Mini Trees

With Halloween behind us, it is now time to start gearing up for the holidays. I am so flattered that my friend Erin from My Very Educated Mother has asked me to join in on her No Ugly Ornaments Challenge. Each Week on Thursday, during the month of November, I will share a very simple "how to" for creating a fun holiday ornament. Here is my 1st one. This project is for sewers of all … [Read more...]