Craft Fail: When Homemade Goes Horribly Wrong

I consider myself to be an avid crafter. Sometimes, I feel happy when I look down at my finished project but I’ve also had my moments of, well… disappointment, disapproval, and feelings of defeat! I found myself asking the question, “How did they get it to look like that?”. I’ve experienced my fair share of craftContinue reading “Craft Fail: When Homemade Goes Horribly Wrong”

Cinderella: Simplicity 2563

This year I knew I wanted my daughter to be Cinderella for Halloween. She’s still young enough where she doesn’t quite understand what dressing up is, so I’m taking advantage while I can. I found this great pattern online: Simplicity 2563. You could use this pattern for any princess dress by changing up a fewContinue reading “Cinderella: Simplicity 2563”

DIY Wired Fabric Head Wraps

I recently found these head wraps at Nordstrom and Forever 21 and instantly knew I had to make some for myself. These are great because you can use scraps of fabric you may have lying around your house. They are easy to make, and stay in place all day because of the wire inside. YouContinue reading “DIY Wired Fabric Head Wraps”

Knit Raglan Sleeve T-Shirt Dress Sewing Tutorial

This is my new go to dress. I may or may not have worn it three times last week! It’s great for any body type, and I love how loose, comfy and cool it is. And it’s EASY to boot. This dress calls for 1 1/2 yards of the ethnic print cotton jersey knit and aboutContinue reading “Knit Raglan Sleeve T-Shirt Dress Sewing Tutorial”

DIY Knotted Fabric Bow Clip

I created this knotted fabric bow to go along with a dress I recently made for my daughter. This bow takes minutes to put together, and is a great accessory for any baby girl. Here’s how I made it: 1. Create your pattern. My pattern is 6″ long x 2″ wide with rounded ends. CutContinue reading “DIY Knotted Fabric Bow Clip”

A Party Dress

Since it’s officially Olivia’s birthday month, I thought we’d kick it off with this cute dress pattern I recently found. I decided to make this dress for Olivia’s first birthday coming up in a few weeks. I absolutely love how it turned out. The sizing is right on, the pattern is very easy to followContinue reading “A Party Dress”

Diamond: A Quilt Pattern

I’ve been working on a quilt these last few weeks to freshen up my family room, and it’s done! I love how easy this pattern is! This is the first quilt Iv’e made all on my own, and I have to say that it is a great beginner quilt pattern. I used a pattern calledContinue reading “Diamond: A Quilt Pattern”

Happy Fourth Banner

There’s something about a fireplace mantel decked out for the upcoming holiday that gets me every time. I have come to terms with the realization that I HAVE to have a banner for every holiday. I made this one for the Fourth of July this year. The best part about this particular banner is thatContinue reading “Happy Fourth Banner”

The Sunny Swing Tee Sewing Tutorial + Free Pattern

  I am so thrilled with how this top turned out. The A-line shape is so flattering, and I’l take a stripe and floral combo any day. I am even more excited to share my original pattern with you!! The pattern is available as a free download, but it is currently only in a sizeContinue reading “The Sunny Swing Tee Sewing Tutorial + Free Pattern”

Blooming Boat Dress Sewing Tutorial

  A few things inspired this dress: I love the shape of the summer swing dress, but I also love this great dress I found on Pinterest.  I also had the idea of combining different fabrics into one dress. Sooo, I found this great Ponte De Roma navy and white striped fabric via girlcharlee.com. (They areContinue reading “Blooming Boat Dress Sewing Tutorial”