How to use ribbon and burlap to make Pillow Wraps

How to make Pillow Wraps – Kentucky Derby Craft Ideas

I have a set of pillows on my couch that I love to swap out each season. I’ve got a set for Christmas, Halloween and the 4th of July.  With Derby coming up I decided it was high time that I made a new set of pillows for the occasion.  I’ve used my Derby Style… 

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DIY Kentucky Derby Wreath- cute decoration for Derby Day!

DIY Kentucky Derby Wreath & Video Tutorial

Okay, first up we need to chat…. the Kentucky Derby is May 2nd.  That’s about 2 weeks away. It’s a HUGE deal here.  The stores are all stocked with Derby Day party items, you find hats and fascinations all over the mall, and Derby talk pretty much dominates every tv broadcast.  The next couple of… 

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How to make Paper Prize Ribbons and Rosettes on

How to make a Paper Prize Ribbon

  The Kentucky Derby is coming up in just a couple of weeks.  Yesterday I pulled out my Derby Prize Ribbon decorations from last year and thought I’d share with you a tutorial on how to make the paper prize ribbons. Today is 10 minute Tuesday and this is definitely a “do-able” 10 minute project! Sometimes… 

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DIY Summer Journal and Free "Adventure is Out There" Printable on

Kids Journal Ideas & Free Printable

Today I’ve got another “10 minute Tuesday” project for you.  Many of you may recall that last year I wrote an article on how I encourage my kids to keep journals during the summer. I then shared with you a quick DIY project, how to cover a simple composition notebook with an old map to make a… 

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Beautiful Foil Print of the Salt Lake Temple by Whitefield Designs

Beautiful Foil Print Giveaway & Sale

Many of you have noticed the new “look” around here.  Last year I took the “leap” and had a professionally designed logo created.  I should have done it a long time ago, I don’t know what I was waiting for. The very talented Brynn Snyder of Whitefield Design created for me a new logo, business cards… 

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How to make a cute Magnolia Spring Wreath

DIY Magnolia Spring Wreath

Spring has sprung in Kentucky and I’m anxiously awaiting the arrival of blooms on my Magnolia tree.  Inspired by all of the nice warm weather we’ve been having lately, I decided it was high time I made a new Spring Wreath for my front door. My mom was in town recently and one afternoon we… 

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Upcycle your old or sentimental t-shirts into a receiving blanket for a new baby!

Knit Fabrics Round Up

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Girl Charlee   I hope that you’ve enjoyed reading the posts I’ve shared this month on “sewing with knit fabrics”. I really enjoyed both designing the projects and researching more about sewing with knit fabrics. In case you missed it, here’s a round up of the posts shared… I’ve… 

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A cute dress to sew for teens and tweens, Coco dress pattern

A finished project: the Coco Dress Sewing Pattern

  Have you ever tried to look for church dresses for teenage girls? Let me tell ya the pickings are slim.  I just don’t think it’s very common anymore for teenage girls to wear dresses (other than sundresses) so they are usually pretty hard to come by.  We wear dresses to church on Sundays and it takes… 

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DIY Snap Up Infinity Scarf pattern by Melissa of - perfect for traveling

DIY Travel Infinity Scarf Tutorial

When I travel I always take a scarf.  They not only help you look put together, but can also come in quite handy.  Ever walk into a not so great smelling bathroom?  Just adjust your scarf to cover your nose and you’ll be much happier. Cold on a plane?  You can use it as a blanket. A… 

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Monogram Arch Top Zip Pouch Sewing Tutorial by Melissa Mortenson of

Monogram Zip Pouch Sewing Tutorial

Hey there!! Remember when I said that there was a lot of “behind the scenes” stuff going on right now?… well all of it seems like it’s coming together this week.  One of the projects that I have been working on was this Monogram Zip Pouch for Sew Mama Sew. If you’ve not been over… 

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How to Sew Easter Napkins, a free sewing pattern.

How to Sew: Easter Napkins

There has been a lot of “behind the scenes” busy-ness here lately.  One of the projects I have been working on was these Easter Napkins for BERNINA’s blog. The napkins are made from linen and quilting cotton fabric and feature an adorable little bunny rabbit appliquéd to the front. They are self binding so you can… 

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How to sew a custom Easter Basket Liner

Easter Basket Liner Pattern

This post is sponsored by  All work and opinions are 100% mine. Today I’m going to share with you how to make this custom Easter Basket Liner.  There are always so many cute Easter baskets in the stores during the Spring, but many of them don’t have a fabric liner.  I love the look of… 

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DIY Coke Can Succulent Planter- a clever way to recycle those cute mini coke cans

DIY Coke® Can Succulent Planter

Today it was 77 degrees and sunny outside. Two weeks ago it was 5 degrees and there was a foot of snow on the ground.  Am I allowed to think that Spring may have finally decided to make an appearance? The presence of 4 or 5 days with temperatures above 60 degrees has led me to believe… 

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Party Ideas for a Disney Villain Themed Crafternoon with links to free printable Disney Side party supplies

The Villains Crafternoon; A Disney Side Party

Disclosure: This post is NOT sponsored, but I did receive a big box of goodies from Disney so that I could host my own #DisneySide @Home Celebration.  It was a long winter. I know you’ve heard me bellyache about that before, but it was. I’m a person that needs to go outside and get some… 

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Derby Style Fabric by Melissa Mortenson for Riley Blake Designs- Cute Fabric for your next sewing project

Derby Style Fabric & Book Giveaway & Reader Survey.

Hey there!!! I think it’s about time that I giveaway some of my fabric and a copy of my book don’t you? I’m going to make you work a bit for it… don’t worry it’s easy. One of my favorite parts of blogging is diving into the statistics. I love to see how many people… 

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