Franenberry Bars

frankenberrybarsWhy, why do I find this simple treat utterly brilliant? Is it Frankenberry nostalgia? The pinkness? The “why didn’t I think of that” factor? Regardless, brilliance. Find the recipe HERE at Baking Bites. And while there, check out their clever…

Tutorial: Twirly ruffled tutu

tieredtutuJacinda from Prudent Baby shows how to make this super sweet twirl-licious tutu skirt for a little girl.  The rows of ruffles add poofiness to the full skirt.  I don’t know a single little girl who wouldn’t love to spin around…

The Popcorn Factory GIVEAWAY!!

popcornfactoryThe Popcorn Factory was my mom’s go-to gift for years: thank yous, teachers, doctors…Everyone got a tin of popcorn. And for every occasion throughout the school year, she sent us Popcorn Factory treats in college. So imagine the lovely nostalgia (and…

MORE TEMPTING ADS

Here’s the second installation of my investigation into the ads that inhabit our favorite crochet magazines.  Ads are supposed to draw our attention.  Some of them are more tempting than others, but all of them intrigue me.  I just HAVE to type their addresses into my computer and see what’s there.  Here are some more [...]

How to Sew Your Own Produce Bags

producebagsI often wander the grocery store grumpily thinking about how stupid it is for people to freak out about paper or plastic grocery bags, it just seems like such a pathetic thing to focus on. Our country is AT WAR…

Tutorial: Scrap fabric playmat

childsplaymat54 Stitches shows how to take your scrap fabrics and turn them into a fun playmat for children.  Her example shows how to make a farm scene, but you could easily adapt this same process to make a scene compatible with…