I’ll be at the Patchwork Indie Arts & Crafts Show in Santa Ana this Sunday, November 25th. If you live in Southern California and you’ve never been to a Patchwork show, you should definitely come and check it out. It’s like being able to walk around Etsy. There are so many amazing vendors and it’s […]
Today’s Summer of No Pants guest is the incomparable Ari of Max California. Her geeky, unconventional style somehow always manages to look incredible. Together with the equally funky Sew Chibi, she hosts Sew Geeky, which is the best handmade series of geeky themed stuff for kids and grown ups out there! I couldn’t wait to see what she’s […]
I do love decorating Easter eggs! Here are a handful of plastic eggs that the boys made last night for tomorrow’s hunt. I love their funny faces and the complete disregard for the proper number and placement of eyes! I also bought an egg dying kit and a dozen eggs, and we’re going to make […]
Today’s guest post is a really fun one! Jane from Buzzmills has put together a huuuuge round-up of ways to personalize your skirts and dresses with embellishment inspiration and how-tos. Jane always has really fun crafts and sewing projects on her blog. If you missed her Superhero party post, you have to check it out! And […]
I can’t believe it is Thursday already! My guest today is the beautiful Caila from CailaMade. I got to meet her earlier this month in L.A. and she was so fun to hang out with. Her blog is a must-see sunny spot on the interwebs. If you’re not already following her, I bet you will […]
On Monday, Meg of Elsie Marley wrote a wonderful post on creativity. She’s starting a series of creative assignments where she posts an idea and her readers respond with their interpretations of the assignment. The first assignment was to go into your Pinterest page and count out to yout twelfth most recent pin. Then, make […]
Last month I put out a call to do a craft swap with me. The rules were simple and the item swapped had to be small enough to fit into a 6″x9″ bubble mailer envelope, take less than 3 hours to complete and cost less than $15 to make.The first item I received was from […]
I hope you know by now that if you are looking for healthy recipes, I’m not the person to come to. Check out Spoonful today to see my S’mores Pancakes!
Ever since I made William and Harry, I have been wanting to make more chewy celebrity softies. Who better to cut teeth upon than Robert Smith? He comes with booties and is available here on Etsy.
When we moved from SoCal to Charlottesville, VA, we took in some of my parents’ old stuff that had been sitting in storage for many years. And when I say “some stuff” I mean about 7,000 lbs. of furniture, Christmas lights, kitchen supplies, china, crystal, Turkish rugs, all of my family albums, etc. We still […]
Happy Friday, friends! Here is my *sniff* last guest post for The Summer of No Pants 2013. I will be back this afternoon to wrap it all up with a pretty bow! You all remember Corey from her maxi skirt tutorial earlier this month. Corey had never sewn clothes before that skirt, so Craftsy gave […]
Good morning! We’re halfway through the last week of SONP. Eep!My first guest his morning is Nicole from Cicely Ingleside. Have you seen all of the tulle skirts and dresses popping up lately? Nicole is here to gve us the lowdown on this trend. Here she is:Hello from the foggy and windy island of Newfoundland, […]
I can’t believe it has only been a year since the last Altitude Design Summit. I’ve had so many big changes in that short time. When I showed up in Salt Lake City last January, I felt like a high school freshman. I spent a lot of time worrying about what to wear. I tried […]
Today is the last day of November and that makes it the last day of my virtually non-existent Coat Sew Along! And am I finished with my coat? Errr. Ummm. Would you believe me if I told you that the cat ate my pattern?Because she totally did! At least she nibbled on it a little […]
Welcome to this week’s Eat Make Grow Blog Hop where you share what you have been eating with your family, growing in your garden or making with all your creative impulses. Eat Make Grow is a collective link party that is shared across three blogs and runs every Thursday-Tuesday. Whichever blog that you choose to […]
I am so excited to announce that I will be leading some super fun craft and sewing workshops beginning in October at The Makery, an amazing new craft store and studio space located in Anaheim, Southern California. My class schedule will be finalized in the next week or two, but you can sign up now […]
I bought this t-shirt at a Jedidiah booth sale last summer. I would put it on, look at myself in the mirror, and then take it off and choose something else with a more flattering fit. I did this many, many times. Because I thought it would magically look better on it’s own, I suppose. […]
Made with linen and Alexander Henry Pin-up Fabric. I’ve been thinking about making some summer sandal booties for awhile now. Something kind of Sanuk-ish, but for babies. I want to eventually make a bunch of these for the Etsy shop, but I think I like these too much to sell, so they’re going to my […]
Huck has recently gotten very interested in maps. Again, this is a Wii inspired obsession. We play Animal Crossing (affiliate link) with my family over WiFi quite a bit, and one of the options the game has is to view a map of our town and maps of the towns we visit. He enjoys looking at the […]
Good morning, No-Pantsers! I think you’re going to love this next guest post! She was one of the finalists in the Project Sewn competition, which she finished off with a beautiful dress made from Liberty of London fabric that was gifted to her by her husband on Valentine’s Day (What?! Who has a husband like that?!). […]
When I saw MerMag‘s mountain pillow tutorial on Design*Sponge, I knew I needed some mountains on my couch. I started looking at bunches of other variations on the theme on Pinterest, and I pinned a few of my favorites on my Home Design board. Check it out, if this idea tickles your fancy!
Since it seems that so many of those who are participating are bloggers themselves, I thought we should have a dedicated link party where participants can add their SONP blog links. (You can access this post throughout the sewing challenge from my sidebar under “You Oughta Know” or from the SONP page)Are you up for […]
Woohoo! We made it to Friday! And I only busted one sewing machine needle! We are wrapping up this week with the lovely Adrienne from Adrienne & Co. who has rounded up some tutorials and tips on putting in zippers! If you’re working with wovens, this is a must-read. Here’s Adrienne:Hello Friends~My name is Adrienne, […]
An apron for one of the little girls in Huck’s playgroup.
I finally made an Obama t-shirt. It reads “Nothing can stand in the way of the power of millions of voices calling for change. Obama ’08” From Obama’s “Yes We Can” speech.I found this shirt on sale for $5. I used freezer paper to make an iron-on stencil and applied vinyl letter stickers to write […]
Milo is a maker. The kid is constantly coming up with arts and crafts projects. I don’t prompt him at all. He just goes into his art supplies and he goes for it. I love it! He’s been asking me for his own blog for awhile now. However, since he’s a barely-reading and writing, not-quite-6 […]
I have another regular contributor to introduce to you today! Jenny of The Bushcrafter is here all the way from Sweden! Jenny is a textile artist and she makes some of the prettiest upcycled projects I have seen. Be sure to visit her blog. Her work will make you smile! I love her cross stitched […]
Hello, everybody!Today I am supposed to be bringing you a lovely round-up of Date Night dresses from Gia over at One Perfect Day, as well as a giveaway from her shop. Unfortunately, Blogger has had some issues and has temporarily deleted the post from yesterday and all of the posts I had scheduled, including today’s! […]
Today’s contributor post is from Stephanie! She’s sharing the complete instructions for this amazing Little Red Riding Hood play set in two parts: here and on The Crafty Kitty. Make sure you read it all the way to the end, because she stays true to the original Grimm tale, and it is awesome! Here’s Stephanie: This […]