DIY Glitter Rose Headband

DIY Glitter Rose Headband on

Thanks to Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores for providing the supplies for today’s tutorial. After a few weeks of feeling like I’m interrupted every 5 minutes while I’m trying to work, I have decided to take an “if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em” stance on Summer and am enlisting the help of my kids… 

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Simple Summer Backpack Sewing Pattern

Simple Summer Backpack Sewing Pattern by Melissa Mortenson of

This project first appeared on the Riley Blake Fabrics Blog. Check their site every Wednesday for a new sewing tutorial from one of their Design Team members!  When I saw this Riley Blake Girl Crazy fabric I immediately had thoughts of summer, with lazy days out by the pool and afternoons spent exploring.  I decided… 

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Dad’s Travel Bag Sewing Pattern

Dad's Travel Bag, a free tutorial on

BERNINA asked that my next project for be something for Dad for Father’s Day.  At first I was a little nervous at the thought of  coming up with something to sew for a guy. After I thought about it for a little bit, I decided it would be a fun challenge to come up with… 

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Summer Backpack Sewing Pattern for Riley Blake Fabrics

Simple Summer Backpack Sewing Pattern by Melissa Mortenson of

Hi Guys! Today you can find me over at Riley Blake Fabrics Blog sharing a tutorial for these fun Summer Backpacks! They are super simple to sew up, you could make up a bunch quickly if you wanted to. I designed them for kids to have something simple to tote around with them all summer. In… 

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50 DIY Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

50 DIY Mother's Day Gift Ideas on

Mother’s Day 2014 is Sunday May 11th. That’s in less than two weeks!!  I don’t know why but it seems like it totally snuck up on me this year! Some of my favorite things to create are handmade gifts. It seems I’m always scrolling thorough Pinterest looking for new ideas for gifts to make. I’ve… 

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Bow Front Clutch Sewing Tutorial

Bow Front Clutch Tutorial on

This clutch is the project that I taught in my class at SNAP Conference last weekend.  I’m posting it here to share will all of you!   I had a great time teaching at SNAP, y’all know I love that conference.  I feel like I was able to really focus in on what I want… 

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Polka Dot Fold Over Clutch Tutorial (with custom stenciled fabric)

Polka Dot & Leather Fold Over Clutch Sewing Tutorial on

It was a long and horrible winter, have you heard??? I’m sure you didn’t hear me complain about the cold dark winter at all huh?!? (ha! who are we kidding?) The winter started early and lasted FOREVER, in fact we are under a freeze warning today…. AUGHH! Totally NOT normal for Kentucky… but I digress…. 

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DIY Jewelry Box Makeover

Jewelry Box Redo using Chalky Finish Paint

Disclosure: A big thanks to DecoArt for sponsoring this post and providing the paint for the project, even though this post is sponsored all opinions are mine, all mine.  My youngest daughter turns 13 this weekend. I can not believe it, I now have 3 teenagers and no more little kids! I’m seriously not old enough for… 

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Seersucker & Leather Fold Over Clutch at Tatertots & Jello

Seersucker & Leather Clutch by Melissa Mortenson of

Hello everyone!! I’m excited to announce that you can find me over at Tatertots & Jello as one of their newest contributors! My first project goes up today,  I’m sharing a tutorial for this Fold Over Seersucker & Leather clutch. It’s made from one of my favorite summertime fabrics, seersucker. Nothing quite says summer in… 

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DIY Hair Ties, a Gift Idea

DIY Hair Tie Gift Idea & free printable "Life is too short to have boring hair" gift cards

This post is sponsored by Hairbow Supplies Etc, but the work, opinions and ideas are 100% mine.  As I say this, I might date myself… but I remember when my oldest daughter was a baby, trying to find supplies to make GIANT (and I mean giant) hairbows for her.  The supplies were hard to find,… 

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DIY Polka Dot Chain Bracelet by Flamingo Toes

Polka Dot Chain Bracelet by Flamingo Toes

Hello Polka Dot Chair readers! My name is Bev and I blog over at Flamingo Toes. I am so excited to be here for Project Polkadot! This is such a fun series – I have already added a ton of projects to my to-do list! This Spring I have been all about the color combo… 

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Polka Dot Pouch by Knitty Bitties

Polka Dot & Leather Zip Pouch by Knitty Bitties

Hi, I’m Andrea from Knitty Bitties Project Polka Dot? Uhm, I’m sorry, but if that showed up in YOUR inbox would you not say, Yes please! When & Where? Well if you wouldn’t then I’m not sure we can be friends … because I LOVE polka dots that much, it *might* just be a deal… 

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DIY Gold Polka Dot Hat Boxes

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A big thanks to Royal Design Studio for providing the supplies for this project // Today’s polka dot project,  these DIY Gold Polka Dot Hat Boxes, would make a perfect addition to a closet, a child’s room or could even be used as a very special way to gift wrap a present. They are made… 

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Polka-Dotted Trinket Dishes by Positively Splendid

Polka Dotted Trinket Dishes by Positively Splendid

Hi, everyone! Amy from Positively Splendid here. When I’m not playing referee to my four kiddos, I love to spend my time making things that matter with my own two hands. I would love for you to pop over for a visit! Confession time: I adore polka dots. To me, they just exude such a… 

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