Simple Tote Bag Pattern

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

Upcycled Christmas Tree and DIY Ribbon Garland

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

Sustainable project #9: Mermaid Costume for a doll.

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.

Sustainable Project #7: DIY Clothes Organizing tags.

BACK TO SCHOOL POST ALERT!!! School is starting back faster then we know it!! Last year was our first year of all week schooling so we decided, due to time constraints and an indecisive, fashionista child, we would make clothing tags to help get the week set. They worked perfect and held up great!! They… Continue reading Sustainable Project #7: DIY Clothes Organizing tags.

Sustainable Project # 5: Not your Typical Tutu Pattern!

This summer the snug and I have been having character days. We pick a character from a picture book series and make a day of it! (Or two days). The other day we did Tallulah from the Tallulah ballet books by Marilyn Singer. One of our activities was to make a tutu. I spotted a… Continue reading Sustainable Project # 5: Not your Typical Tutu Pattern!

The Cutest hat I have ever made and other Thursday happenings.

First the hat, which also happens to be my stash bash entry for the week with the Crunchy Catholic Momma. It is adorable and came from the Winter Interweave Knits magazine! I will show you what the hat was supposed to look like. It is beautiful. I say “supposed to” because this was my first… Continue reading The Cutest hat I have ever made and other Thursday happenings.