Category Archives: sewing

Semi-homemade Gifts

This was originally posted over at Sunny Vanilla a few weeks ago when Jennifer asked me to be a part of her Homemade for the Holidays week. Enjoy! When Jennifer asked me to participate in the Homemade for the Holidays … Continue reading

Posted in art work, budget, christmas, crafts, decorations, family, gifts, sewing | 9 Comments

Pennant Bunting

These are the windows in our office / playroom/ game room. They looked a little bare so I decided to spruce them up. So here’s what I came up with: The bunting has some pops of turquoise in it which … Continue reading

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Mermaid Costume

I made my daughter’s Halloween costume this year. She is going as a mermaid. Or she might be Bette Midler. You be the judge. The resemblance is striking I know. Caroline loves mermaids so this was a natural choice this … Continue reading

Posted in caroline, clothes, dress up, dresses, holiday, sewing | 33 Comments

Pitching a Tent

Our house is where bed linens go to die. It is beyond ridiculous. Enter my closet and you will find an abundance of old comforters, worn sheets, mismatched pillowcases, and scratchy throws. We could probably open a homeless shelter in … Continue reading

Posted in activities, Alex, budget, camping, caroline, crafts, dress up, furniture, nap time, parenting, reading, sewing | 7 Comments

IKEA Elephant Off My Back

Why is it projects always take 98% longer than you think they will? I bought this IKEA chair back in January. It was in the clearance section since it didn’t have a bottom. I picked it up and thought, “Great … Continue reading

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Sew Wrong

I have no idea how to sew correctly. I do not read tutorials. I do not read books. I cannot read a pattern. I simply look at pictures and try to copy the idea. Sometimes it turns out. Sometimes not. … Continue reading

Posted in christmas, city craft, decorations, placemats, sewing | 7 Comments