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Shelter-in-Place Sewing: Skirt from a Sheet!

Shelter-in-Place Sewing: Skirt from a Sheet!

Today’s post is the second in our Shelter-in-Place Sewing series! With fabric stores closed and folks staying home as much as possible, we are turning to creative sources of fabric and inspiration! (Last week, I made a shirt from tea towels! Find that post here.) […]

Shelter-in-Place Sewing: Tea Towel Tunic

Shelter-in-Place Sewing: Tea Towel Tunic

Hi, Crafters! My area has been under shelter-in-place orders for about a week, so non-essential businesses like fabric stores have been closed. Don’t worry- I have a bunch of supplies and projects to work on, but the closures did get me thinking… What sewing projects […]

Staying Creatively Sane From Home

Staying Creatively Sane From Home

Hi, All! A huge shout-out and hugs to the world! We are all in this Corona virus fight, and we all need support from each other, our faiths, and our own inner resilience. Speaking of that inner light we are all trying to keep shining, […]

Shamrock Season

Shamrock Season

Saint Patrick’s Day is just around the corner! We’re rounding up our favorite shamrock-inspired crafts to help you show off your Irish side. Start with your own homemade stamp, and then pick your painting project! You’ll make everyone green! 😉 DIY Shamrock Stamp (Made from […]

Emma Tribute

Emma Tribute

Eek! A new film version of Jane Austen’s Emma has just come out, and I have nothing to wear! Well, perhaps I do, in truth. My first Regency-inspired dress and bonnet (made in this post) and my red cape from the Little Women post will […]

Valentine Nifty Gifties

Valentine Nifty Gifties

Hurrah for Valentine’s Day! It may be the middle of winter, but at least we have an excuse to eat chocolate, give cute gifts to friends, bake goodies, and maybe even wear a little pink (gasp)! Of course, any excuse for craftiness is welcome around […]

Cozy Crafts

Cozy Crafts

The weather is cold; the days are short; and it’s time for cozy crafts! Here are a few of our favorite projects, perfect crafting on a wintery day. You may even find some of the supplies you need in your own closet! The results are […]

Little Women Tribute

Little Women Tribute

Inspiration for today’s post comes from the recent film adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women! As soon as I heard about the upcoming movie, I mentally began planning a costume tribute! A good deal of my Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks were required for these […]

Have you heard? It’s almost the 20s!

Have you heard? It’s almost the 20s!

I couldn’t be more excited about the fashion implications of our new decade! I’m already digging out my cloche hats and planning 1920s-inspired outfits! What better way to ring in the new year but with some flapper flair? Start with a vintage coat (this one […]

Nifty Gifties: DIY Painted Leggings

Nifty Gifties: DIY Painted Leggings

Huzzah! The season of crafting is officially here! 🙂 Not that we don’t craft throughout the year, but now it’s a no-holes-barred kind of crafting. Christmas is coming, and we need gifts! We feel no shame (ok, less shame) in creating giant craft messes, spending […]