Jolly Old St Nicholas!

stocking pattern

We have a tradition in our family of hanging stockings out for St Nicholas Day.  Stockings are hung on St Nick’s Eve, December 5 and then during the night the stockings are filled with goodies.  Candy, fruit and usually a small toy or two makes for happy littles in the morning.   The feast of St Nicholas […]

The Norah- Organic Cotton

norah 1

Recently  we were given the opportunity to review fabric from Organic Cotton Plus. I chose a soft voile for this project.  The fabric came quickly and it did not disappoint. These fabrics are 100% organic.   They have expanded their lines to include knits a well as all kinds of woven fabrics.  If you are looking for […]

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, […]