I’m So Fancy, Make Up Bag Pattern

"I'm so Fancy" Make Up bag sewing pattern with free printable!

 This project was met by hysterical laughs from my 18 year old daughter today when I told her to go get me some “fancy” stuff to put in the make up bag.  “Mom, why do you know this song?” she asked in between gasps for air.  Apparently I’m just REALLY old to her. But if… 

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Project Teen – Handmade Gifts Your Teen Will Love 21 Projects to Sew

Project Teen Book by Melissa Mortenson

  Order a signed copy…  ships free to US addresses   This week the preview copy of my book showed up in the mail!  I knew it was coming and walked around all day feeling both insanely nervous and really excited. It all seems a bit surreal to me that I wrote a book… even typing… 

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DIY Glitter Rose Headband

DIY Glitter Rose Headband on polkadotchair.com

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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Summertime Pocket Oilcloth Placemats

Summertime Pocket Placemat Tutorial by Melissa Mortenson of polkadotchair.com

  Hi guys!! Today is my day to guest post over at Tatertots and Jello and I’m sharing a sewing tutorial for these Summertime Pocket Placemats. We love to eat outside in the summertime!  I’ve been wanting some placemats that we can take outside that are easy to clean (bbq can get messy)…not wanting to… 

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Red, White and Blue DIY Dish Towels & over 100 Red, White & Blue Crafts!!

Red White and Blue Dish towels - would be cute to make for the 4th of July!

  Hi Guys! I’ve got a fun new blog post idea to share with you today. Not only am I going to share with you how to make a red, white and blue quilt block dish towel, but I’m also going to share with you over 100 Red, White & Blue Craft ideas prefect for the… 

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Paper Flower Mason Jar Craft Idea

Paper Flower Mason Jar Craft Idea on polkadotchair.com

A big thanks to We R Memory Keepers for providing the supplies for this project. This post contains affiliate links.  Today I have a quick, fun, idea for a Mason Jar gift for you! I took a plain Mason Jar and dressed it up a bit by adding an easy to make paper flower! I… 

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25 DIY Gifts for Dad

25 DIY Gifts for Dad

Father’s Day is coming up and you don’t need to be  intimidated to make Dad a special gift for Father’s Day.  I’ve rounded up 25 ideas of great gifts to make for Dad… from simple projects to ones that require a bit more of your creative time, hopefully you’ll find something to make that both Dad… 

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DIY Summer Pillow Sleeve

Summer Pillow Sleeves by Melissa Mortenson of polkadotchair.com

Today I’m over at Tatertots & Jello sharing a tutorial for this fun DIY Summer Pillow Sleeve!   I love the idea of simple projects that you can use to easily change up the decor in your home for the seasons.  This pillow sleeve is sooo easy to stitch up, it only has TWO seams!… 

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