The Girl Scout season is slowing down for the summer and it is time for leader appreciation events. This year, I made planters for a couple of my very supportive leaders who went above and beyond. The planters were unfinished boxes from Michaels. We used a Girl Scout stamp and green paint for the GS… Continue reading Appreciation Gift Planters
This simple tote bag pattern is perfect for mass production or beginners. We made one for each our Girl Scouts bridging up to Brownies. This would be a great project for any beginning sewer and even a wonderful troop activity, there are many places that will rent out their sewing rooms for an hour or… Continue reading Simple Tote Bag Pattern
So much for the Valentine’s post I had planned. The pictures are somewhere and hopefully I will get around posting it this week. Though I may wait until April 14th, then I will be an even two months late. This St. Patrick’s day was ridiculous. I don’t know what came over me! I might as… Continue reading St. Patrick’s Day!
Since winter is in full swing where we are (and all over the U.S. for that matter) I figured I could be a little late in posting our ground-hog day activities. This was a really fun mini-theme because the snug was able to do almost everything by herself. Obviously I helped, but you could see… Continue reading Groundhog Day!
We have a super snuggly kitty in our house, but it has been tough times. He has to hunt around the house looking for forlorn piles of clothing, unmade beds, or blankets that have been neglected. Comfort has been scarce and he often has to take comfort in the laps that are at times aloof… Continue reading DIY knitted cat bed.
I really don’t like Christmas. I like the idea of it, or the “ideal” of it. Giving someone a thoughtful gift, something you put your heart into, something you worked for that was completely for someone else. Spending time together, actually having time to sit and relax, talk and play. Unfortunately, that ideal has been… Continue reading Upcycled Christmas Tree and DIY Ribbon Garland
Thanksgiving was filled with last-minute projects. Thankfully they were all up-cycling projects! I was able to fill most of my day with sewing, as we were going to a relative’s house for dinner. That being the case, I figured I would gift the hostess with some homemade place mats. The fabric was some home decor… Continue reading A Thanksgiving post before the Turkey gets too cold.
What a month!! I have sewn more items this month, than I sewed all last year. One of the things I sewed at the last minute was a fun little, easy, slightly different from most variations, mermaid doll costume. The main difference is this pattern does not use stretchy fabric. This little get up is… Continue reading Sustainable project #9: Mermaid Costume for a doll.
Now that we are in the thick of school, let’s talk homework!!! I love homework! I live for homework! Homework is, in fact, my favorite! The object of this project, was not to make my snug like homework more, but to establish a good homework routine. This tray makes it easy to do homework anywhere… Continue reading DIY Homework Tray!
I, assuredly, did finish this dishcloth in August, but things have been a bit busier than I anticipated. A lot busier! Knitting hasn’t been easy recently. Time is a small part of the reason. The other, main reason, is this guy. Look at that guilt! Literally every time I start to knit anything, he comes… Continue reading August Dishcloth!