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 […]

Quick No Sew Memory Ornaments

No Sew Ornament

Since I brought my first destroyer of decorations and home decor home from the hospital I haven’t done a lot of decorating at the holidays. But now that everyone has a tiny bit more impulse control we’ve been taking out more and more things. I do, however, stick to things that are relatively unbreakable. We […]

Easy Christmas Table Runner

Easy Scrap quilted table runner

Scrap Quilted Table Runner I was looking for a pattern for a quick table runner to make up as a gift for my sister whose birthday is just before Christmas.  I love the look and feel of changing out table runners or table decor in general to match the season.   The years when the kids […]

These pants are too long- cute up kid’s cuffs (tutorial)

Creating cute cuffs for kid's pants

Some times your kid’s pants are just too long. I picked up these jeans for O awhile back. I had washed them before I realized they were really slim fit.  He never got a chance to wear them, but now they are a pretty close fit to M, except they are really long. So instead […]

The New Belinda Dress (and one day discount sale)

Go to Patterns Belinda Dress

Hi All! Hope everyone in the US had their fill of turkey, and everyone else had a great weekend! My family spent the weekend in Wisconsin and Donna and I had a chance to sew up the new Go To Pattern’s Belinda Dress. The Belinda Dress was released today as part of Pattern Revolution’s Designer’s […]