Easter Crafting-Quick and Easy

easter dish 1

So I am not much of a crafter.  After numerous epic failures, I usually stick to sewing which I am much better at.  It is the week before Easter and I was not feeling very Eastery (is that even a word?)  None of the kids will be coming home this year so I shipped little Easter goodies to […]

Dressing Dolly, a wardrobe starts

doll clothes 3

Those of you who have followed us for a while know that we mostly sew and design children’s clothing.  We like things that are easy to wash and wear,  designs that are classic but with a twist that makes them look like today.  Sometimes we are presented with an opportunity to do something a little […]

Free Pattern and Tutorial: Tie It Up Cardi

front to back illustration

This has been another crazy winter.  Sometimes the sun  comes out and we hit the 35-40 F degree mark.  Other times we don’t see the sun for days on end and it snows or is just cloudy and windy.  It is on those days that we need one more layer.  Out of that need we […]

Pattern Hack: Stitchwerx Raglan Tee & Tunic

Valentine cat

The Christmas decorations are all put away and the New Year’s resolutions have been made.  It is time to knuckle down into the depths of winter.  At least here in the midwest US.  Temps are in the sub-zero range (fahrenheit) and what better time to sit down at the sewing machine.  Last year for Valentine’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

Kipper Capris- A Free Pattern Review

kipper capris

In our effort to work through a pinterest board of free patterns we are bringing you a review of  the Kipper Capris by Hayley of Welcome to the Mouse House.  This pattern was released a bit back, Hayley provides it in a size 4 which works well for M this summer. There are even 2 versions.  One with a […]

Small Projects for Cold Winter Days

crocheted dishcloths

Choosing a Project Sometimes at the end of a busy day, I just want a project that will  not be too brain draining.  With the ridiculous cold snap that we have been experiencing, I like to work with yarn.  I have many projects in the works currently…..well that is not really any different than usual. […]

Trapper Hat, adventures in faux fur

Trapper hat pattern

This is my kids favorite winter hat. They fight over it. Though I think M may finally have come out victorious as claiming it as her own. I’m going to disclaimer this as saying this hat is WORN, so some aspects have less than the out-of-the-box look to them. But that is what the stuff […]