No Bake Pound Cake Bites

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My favorite words are no bake, especially in the summer! These cute little treats will be a hit for any event and the kids can help you make them. There is also directions to make bunny bites! So easy and … Read More...

Technique: Gilded Relief Card

Technique: Gilded Relief Card

This beautiful card looks like raised metal instead of paper! Mama Dini’s Stamperia has directions of using layers of black gesso, paints and metallic medium over intricately cut die cut paper shapes for this lovely gilded relief technique. Click for Read More...

Free pattern: Little girls heart purse

Free pattern: Little girls heart purse Free pattern: Little girls heart purse

Daniela from On The Cutting Floor shares a free pattern for making this heart purse for little girls. It has a zipper sewn into one side to keep her treasures safe and sound.  You could … Read More...

Tutorial: Understanding knit fabric weight

Tutorial: Understanding knit fabric weight Tutorial: Understanding knit fabric weight

When you order knit fabrics online, it can be hard to know if they will be the right thickness for your project.  Most online stores will use descriptions like “lightweight” or “medium weight” but that’s … Read More...

Free Pattern: Starfish pillow

Free Pattern: Starfish pillow Free Pattern: Starfish pillow

Sew4Home shares a free pattern for making this starfish pillow. They made theirs from a fabric with a coral print, in keeping with the nautical theme.  Buttons accent each arm.  There are a lot of curves … Read More...

S’mores Pie

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Time for outdoor sports again and that means team dinners. I think I will have to make two of these for the first team dinner. One for the kids and one for us adults. Great dessert for potlucks or barbecues. … Read More...

Tip: Storing rulers

Nannys tips ruler storageWith quilting comes lots of wonderful tools, such as acrylic rulers. They come in all sizes and once you get more than two or three, storing them so they are ready to grab can be a challenge. My sewing room is also my dining room, … Read More...

Crystals Make Everything Better

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Take a pair of plain brown and let’s admit it, boring sandals and turn them into a work of art. These chunky crystals are the perfect embellishment for these thick strapped and bulky shoes. Add a little or a lot … Read More...

Fizzy Sight Words

Fizzy Sight Words
Sometimes it can be tough to keep kids interested in learning, especially when it can seem like you are doing the same thing over and over again – like practicing with sight words. Swapna, from The Practical Mom, was working … Read More...

Tutorial: Covered button hair pins

Tutorial: Covered button hair pins Tutorial: Covered button hair pins

Christina Williams shows how you can make these cute covered button hairpins.  It’s a fun way to use up your smaller scraps of fabric. Clip 2 or 3 of them on some cardstock to make … Read More...

Free pattern: Baby boy romper or Jon Jons

Free pattern: Baby boy romper or Jon Jons Free pattern: Baby boy romper or Jon Jons

Melissa from Blank Slate Patterns and Melly Sews shares a free pattern for a baby boy romper, also called Jon Jons or John Johns.  The romper is an easy-to-wear one-piece outfit for baby, … Read More...