Quick Christmas Coasters and Template

coaster supplies

At this time of the year it is not uncommon to get a quick invite to see a friend or maybe a cousin that we have not seen in a while.  It’s always nice to have something on hand that you can use for a hostess gift.  There are any number of quick gifts out […]

Quick Head Decoration for a Cold Day

DIY Headbands

The snow is officially flying here! When offered a chance to sew up a project from the newest One Thimble sewing magazine this project seemed just the right fit. A happy headband to contain the wild static head unleashed every time the winter hat slings off. Scroll all the way down for a chance to win […]

Thanksgiving Sewing!! Coupon CODE

Who needs Thanksgiving outfits!? We are offering 25% our patterns from now to Sunday November 16th. Use the coupon code THANKFUL at checkout. Shop HERE.  The Button Up Jumper is a great Thanksgiving outfit! Pick your patterns up HERE. Find more sample pictures HERE and HERE. Cheers, Rachel and Donna  

Dress Like a Tiger: Free Template Review

Tiger Template Shirt

It was Dress Like a Tiger day at school. And in true mom with a sewing machine fashion I felt the need to make something up for my kids. The good news, Friends Stitched Together anticipated my need and published an awesome tutorial and template right before I needed to do this! And this mom […]

Structured Sewing for Woman- the Marbella

marabella womens dress pattern

I’ve been on a bit of a blogging and sewing break. Donna has been managing the ship around here and I’ve made on a quick project for the kids’ “dress like a tiger” day on my machine lately. However, before I took my little accidental sewing vacation I was pretty wildly sewing up a number […]

Betty Skirt Tour

betty skirt

Today we are showing you two versions of the Betty Skirt by the Shaffer Sisters.  Our little M loves skirts and anything girly.  The first one is made up in summer fabrics and is just fun for hanging out around town. This is a simple cotton and the seashell pink is a perfect kind of […]

Ballard Top by StraightStitch Designs

Ballard Grey Wash

The first time I saw Kimberly’s Ballard I knew it would be a top I would like to sew for myself, so when she asked if I would like to participate in the tour I was happy to do so.   I actually sewed up two of these tops.  I made the first with a […]

Halloween Jack-O-Lanterns!

jack-o-lantern prep

Halloween is almost here.  It is time for one last minute fun craft/sewing project that we can use through Thanksgiving.   I love seasonal kitchen linens.  I change out all my kitchen towels seasonally,  so I’ve pulled out my pumpkins and witches and ghosts.  I have a couple of table runners with fall colored leaves, which are fun, […]

Wild Giraffe on the Loose!

giraffe 1

When my grandson requested to be a giraffe at Halloween, he could not be dissuaded.  Rachel has made costumes for her kids for years, so I was excited that this little guy wanted me to make his costume. Off to the drawing board I went.  In the midwest, Halloween can be a miserable weather day.  We could […]

Greenstyle Focus on Fall (Giveaway)

GreenStyle Patterns Focus on Fall

(There is an awesome giveaway happening at the bottom of the post make sure to check it out) We’ve been enjoying a beautiful Fall this year! The temperatures have been moderate and the colors great. This means we’ve really been able to enjoy dressing and sewing for Fall. Some years we have to skip right […]