These are the Christmas stockings I made for us this year. They still need names on them, but I haven’t decided how to do that yet. It gives me a project for next year, I guess! Made from Eco-Felt, recyled from plastic bottles. Yay, earth!
Here are Huck and Milo in their completed costumes! Well, mostly completed. I think I may draw some muscles on Milo’s shirt. I wasn’t sure if he would ever put the costume on, so I sort of got disheartened and didn’t finish it. Huck will of course have a sword, hook and eye patch, but […]
I have two winners to announce today!am12pm won the lovely Champagne Ruffle Cuff from One Perfect Day.Gia has put together another pretty round-up for us on her blog. Check out Accessorizing Your Fabulously Feminine Wardrobe for some great finds to wear with your skirts and dresses.Our second winner is Kristy, who takes home the much-coveted […]
This year for Halloween Milo wants to be “a punching guy.” So I’m making him a Boxer costume. I searched and searched, but I had a really hard time finding a template for boxing gloves online, so I made my own and want to share it with you here. Please keep in mind that these […]
I got so busy sewing that I neglected to announce my last two giveaway winners! Congrats to Connie, who won the Bib Apron from Hearts & Home and to liza jane who won the Meghan Peasant Dress pattern from The Scientific Seamstress!And those were the last of The Summer of No Pants giveaways! Don’t worry, […]
We have a winner for the marie-madeline studio Street Fair skirt pattern and fabric bundle! Congratulations to Mrs. Pear!And remember, even if you didn’t win, you can still buy your very own Street Fair skirt pattern (or any other pattern or fabric!) from marie-madeline studio at 15% off your entire purchase with the code SEWSKIRTS!And […]
Jenny is back today sharing these sweetly fragrant Christmas cards. Here’s Jenny: Hi! Jenny from The Bush Crafter here! We have Christmas coming up and I wanted to share my latest idea for soft, bubbly, fragrant greeting cards with you. I will be sending these out to friends and family, really soon. And now […]
Visit Spoonful today and check out my paper finger puppets. You can download a free pattern to make this cute ninja or a sweet ballerina from craft supplies you probably already have in your stash. See you over there!
Summer is starting to wind down here. I walked out the door this morning to bring my boys to school and felt the first chill of the approaching fall season. Only a few weeks left of skirt weather! Today, Amy Christie of This Heart of Mine is my guest for the Summer of No Pants. […]
Today’s giveaway item comes from Hot Pink Chick. Bonnie, the shop owner, creates jewelry and hair accessories that possess both a modern simplicity and vintage, romantic style. The results are pieces that are elegant enough for a bride, but hip enough to pair with jeans.Hot Pink Chick is graciously offering a rose flower cabochon in […]
Today we are so lucky to have designer Kay Whitt of Serendipity Studio share a tutorial from her book, Sew Serendipity. If you’ve never visited Kay’s Sew Serendipity blog, you should head over there and spend some time going through older posts for inspiration and fun tutorials! And if you’re planning on making skirts and […]
Last chance to order Stinky Boy monster totes and Dreadful Girl tissue cozies! The shops close tomorrow morning (12/20) and will remain closed until the new year. Use the code LASTCHANCE for free domestic shipping!My Wonderful Sponsors!Miranda R. Mueller Original art for children and their rooms ❀ DIRT Cosmetics Made from earth Hearts & Home A […]
This is a recipe I came up with while trying to clear out my refrigerator and pantry. And even though that sounds kind of bad, it came out really yummy.spinach, artichoke & bacon soupingredients:2 tbs. butter1 medium onion, chopped3 cloves garlic, crushed & roughly chopped1 (6 oz.) bag fresh spinach1 (6 oz.) jar marinated, quartered […]
I’m gearing up to attend another Altitude Design Summit next week. This will be my third(!) time attending the conference in Salt Lake City. Alt Summit business cards are kind of a big deal. Just search “Alt Summit Business Cards” on Pinterest, and you’ll see what I mean. I never shared my business cards from […]
The Summer of No Pants 2011 is coming together! I’ve been working with some amazing women who are working hard to present you with tutorials, round-ups and inspiration to get you to shed your pants! (and put on a skirt or dress, of course! All of my guest posters will be visiting Hideous! Dreadful! Stinky! […]
(Looking for Giveaway Week prizes and winner announcements? Click HERE)Giveaway Week is wrapping up. The first winner was announced today. Remember that there are still four giveaways left, so get your entries in! I’d like to step back into my world for a minute and share another of the craft swaps from a few weeks […]
In honor of Star Wars Day (May the Fourth Be With You), I threw together a couple of quick Jedi capes for my guys. Real Jedi’s don’t need pants, by the way.
Wow, you guys are super fast! The swap is now closed! I will be swapping with:1. Kris of http://www.everywhereorange.com/2. @JaxOrganics of http://www.jaxorganics.posterous.com3. Amanda of Beetle Britches4. Jenny of http://handsfullofhappiness.blogspot.com/ 5. Shannon of http://bubbaandpooks.blogspot.com/ Thank you guys! I am finishing up my questionnaire and will be contacting each of you via e-mail later today!
Here is my first skirt, and I am so proud of it! Do you recognize the pattern? It’s the Street Fair Skirt from marie-madeline studio. The Long ladies were kind enough to send me my own pattern and fabric bundle, which was awesome because I can never win those dang blog giveaways! I had a […]
Woohoo! We’ve made it to the last week of the Summer of No Pants sewing challenge! The first day of summer is this Friday, and then those pants come off for the next three months!To kick off our final week of sewing, my guest today is Mie of Sewing Like Mad. I got to meet […]
Sending a handwritten thank you note is a nice way to show off your good breeding, but if you really want to impress someone with your impeccable social graces, a you’re welcome card is just the thing.I designed these simple little lovely you’re welcome notes and they are free for you to download here: You’re […]
It is Thursday (again! so soon!) and time for another Eat Make Grow Blog Hop! Foy and I had a great inaugural hop last week, and this week we are welcoming a new host, Miranda from Pocket Pause. Whichever blog you choose to link your post up to, it will show up on all three sites! Share all […]
These items are currently available in my Etsy shop. 100% of profits from these sales will be donated to the effort to repeal California’s Proposition 8. Please visit this post on my personal blog, Hot Air, to read about my decision to be a “craftivist” for this cause.If you wish to purchase an item that […]
Hello! It has been awhile! Don’t worry, baby, I still love you. We have been suffering from a baaaad stomach bug that has put a hold on my projects. On top of that, our Internet service has recently changed and it is affecting the connectivity of my desktop, so I have to work off of […]
It is time for the Sew Fab Pattern Sale (affiliate link)! If you’ve never heard of it, Sew Fab is an amazing collection of PDF patterns at 80% off the retail value. You get 19 patterns plus a free bonus pattern for just $29.95. I was asked to review the Laurel Dress or Tunic by Greenstyle Creations. This […]
I am so excited about the Summer of No Pants guest posts this week! We are getting artsy fartsy up in here, y’all. I hope you’re ready to dye, paint and embellish some skirts and dresses! First up this beautiful week is Stacey from Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy Crafts and Design. As you can […]
In 2011, one of my New Year’s Resolutions was to not cut my hair (other than split end trims) for the whole year. This was a major thing for me, because I get easily bored with my hair, and I change my style often (and usually drastically) on a whim. It took a ton of […]
Thank you to Bead & Button Company for sponsoring this post and giveaway! I’m giving away the two necklaces I showed you how to make yesterday and today AND Bead & Button Company is giving away a gift certificate worth the equivalent of $50 USD to shop their huge online selection of beads, buttons and […]
Howdy! I have added a couple of things to this blog that I wanted to point out, just in case you haven’t noticed:Subscribe via Email If you already have a feed reading service (Google Reader, Bloglines, etc.) you probably don’t need this, but if you are my sister or my mother-in-law and you don’t really […]
Here are my latest tutorials for Spoonful. Click through for the full tutorials! Mary Poppins-Inspired Toy Bins Felted Walking Sticks