Embroidered Christmas Towels

christmas towels

Last year, shortly before I retired, I purchased a new sewing machine, a Janome Memory Craft 9900.  I had wanted a better machine and one that could embroider for years, but the now it seemed the time was right.  Of course it sat in the box in my kitchen for about 6 weeks before I got the […]

Handmade Christmas Wrapping

Christmas Bags Front

I am sure that we have spent a small fortune in Christmas wrapping paper over the years.  I grew up in a family of six children and Santa never wrapped anything.  I am sure by the time my parents bought gifts for all of us the last thing they had dollars for was wrapping paper.  I […]

Sweet Christmas Eve


Christmas Eve and the tree is trimmed.  The kids are excited for Santa and all snug in their new jammies.  This is the final day of Ruffled PJ Tour. We hope that you have enjoyed seeing all the different variations. Remember that you can pick up your copy of the pattern today until midnight for […]

Soft PJ’s for Cozy Winter Nights


We are reminded every day at this time of year how nice it is to settle down in something cozy on these long winter nights.  It’s been so much fun to see all the variations on the Ruffled PJ Pattern.  We think  you will love the versatility of this pattern as the ladies today show us. […]

Christmas Prep Time!

Ruffled Pajamas

As we get closer to the St. Nicholas Holiday we are thinking more and more about Christmas preparation.  New dresses, shirts and pants and of course for Christmas Eve,  new Jammies.  Today is Day 3 of our Christmas PJ Tour and we have two more talented ladies here to show off their creations.  This week […]

Winter Ready

www.from-a-box.com Princess Ruffles PJs Cover

We haven’t hit the tree lot yet, but yesterday we put up our small fake tree in the kids room, they couldn’t wait any longer to break out the Christmas lights. That teamed with the negative temps and, of course, Holiday Pajamas, are solid indicators its December around here! Day two of our pajama tour […]

The Turkey Bone Sleigh

Two years ago at this time we told you how to take your turkey carcass and turn it into a glittery Christmas Sleigh.  It was a project that the whole family (at least all the siblings) got into.  So in case you missed it, here it is again. My husband’s family has a running joke at Thanksgiving. […]

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 […]

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