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 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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

A Cape for a Princess… or Sherlock Holmes

Stitchwerx Princess Anna Inspired Cape

Stitchwerx Designs released a Princess Anna inspired cape this month, and it has been a huge hit at our house, even though the style I choose to sew up was a little more Sherlock Holmes than Princess Anna. Cape season under the best of circumstances is pretty short where we live. However, the length and […]

Secret Garden Dress

secret garden dress

Today we are showing you our version of the Secret Garden Dress.   Rachel requested a special dress that M could wear for the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holiday.  What a perfect solution.  Because M is tall and lean, I made a size 3 with added length.  That is working well for us and we felt […]

Button Up Jumper Release {plus coupon code}

Button Up Jumper by OUSM Designs

It’s here! The Button Up Jumper is available for purchase and we couldn’t be more excited. The Button Up Jumper is a classic style with a fun twist. The   jumper is a great layering piece for Fall and Winter. It has a unique high  waistband that buttons onto the front bodice. The skirt has […]

Pattern Parcel #4 – Knight Hoodie

Knight Hoodie

Have you gotten  your Perfect Pattern Parcel yet?  We are down to the last few days.  Be sure you hop over and check out all the great boy patterns available.  The bonus pattern in the boy’s Pattern Parcel is the Knight Hoodie by Charming Doodle.  This is the perfect jacket for a little boy getting ready […]