Derby Style Prize Ribbons Quilt Pattern

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Sewing Room Ideas

Saturday Snapshots

Hi there! If you’re new here, Saturday Snapshots are blog posts that I share periodically during the year that are more personal than crafty. Just a way to help us all get to know each other a little better. Regular scheduled craftiness will return on Monday. (Christmas Day) I think it’s high time for another Saturday… 

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Ask yourself this question.

One Little Word Challenge

Today you can find me over at the SNAP Creativity blog talking about my “one little word” for 2015.  A few years ago when picking a “word” for the year became popular I decided to give it a go (even though I was quite skeptical)… I was suprised as anyone when it stuck and helped… 

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"Bee" My Valentine - free printable Valentine's. So cute with bee erasers for little kids or beeswax lip balm for big kids!

Bee My Valentine

 Today I’m participating in a very fun blog hop designed to give you a bunch of fun ideas for Valentine’s….. and by Valentine’s I mean the kind that you can hand out to your friends or your family. Take a gander at my Valentine idea here,  then follow some of the links below to check… 

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Patchwork Baby Doll Quilt Sewing Tutorial

Patchwork Doll Quilt Tutorial

      A few days before I needed to send off “the” Christmas package to my family out west, I decided that I needed to throw just “one more” gift in there.  Normally I have quite a nice time planning out projects to sew for my nieces and nephews but this year I had… 

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Tutorial for a simple quilted pillow. A great way to use up scraps, would be cute to change out for the different Holidays.

Quilted Pillow Tutorial

Wait, is Christmas over?? Well yes it is… the silly thing about Christmas is that if you make gifts for someone then blog about it, it kinda ruins the surprise.  That’s why today I’m going to share with you a tutorial for these little quilted throw pillows that I made for friends and family this… 

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Bow Tie Quilted Pillow Sewing Pattern

Bow Tie Patchwork Pillow Tutorial

  This post first appeared on Riley Blake Designs Blog as a part of their Design Team Wednesday series. I am totally smitten with bow ties lately (as seen by the bow tie print on my fabric) and thought that it would be fun to make a bow tie pillow.  The pillow is constructed simply… 

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How to monogram your converse!

DIY Monogrammed Converse Chuck Taylors

  It’s January so I guess it’s time to get back into the swing of things. I admit that I’ve done a lot of nothing the last few weeks.  My daughter was home from college and most of my extended family has been out-of-town all month, so things have been really quiet around here.  I… 

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Polka Dot & Leather Fold Over Clutch Sewing Tutorial on

Around the World Blog Tour

 If you’re a reader of sewing and quilt blogs you may have seen the Around the World blog series that was started last fall pop up in your reader.  Today I am so excited to be participating in the tour which was started by Jen Kingwell.  I was invited by Amanda of the Quilted Fish who… 

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Instagram Mini Photo Album

Top 10 DIY & Craft Projects of 2014

I always love looking back at the year that has just passed. Remembering both the good and the bad and figuring out what I’d like to do and see in the next year.  A few days ago I shared with you the top 10 most visited sewing projects of 2014, today I’m going to share… 

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Padded Camera Lens Case Sewing Tutorial on

Top 10 Sewing Projects of 2014

Thank you so much for reading along in 2014. Personally I love reading blogs, especially now that I know personally many of the people behind some of the top sewing blogs around. I hope that by stopping by here regularly that you get a dose of inspiration and feel uplifted and inspired when you leave…. 

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Vintage Vibe Book Tour

Vintage Vibe Book Tour

  Merry Christmas! I can not believe that it’s in just 2 days! I’m feeling totally “off”this year and for some reason feel like I’ve still got a good month until Christmas Day. I think it’s because I don’t have little kids running around the house any more asking about Santa Claus every 5 minutes. I’ve… 

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DIY Monster Gift Card Holder

Monster Gift Card Idea

This post first appeared on SNAP Creativity as a part of their last minute gifts series. I’m posting it here for you in case you missed it! So we’re in the final countdown to Christmas.  Are you ready? Anyone have any last minute gifts they are working on?? Gift cards make great last minute gifts, especially… 

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Nail Polish Gift idea with free printable gift tags on

Nail Polish Christmas Gift Tag Printable

This week I’m sharing quick and easy last minute holiday gift ideas, and what’s quicker than a gift that all you have to do is attach a tag to? In October I shared this idea for these “Paint Toes” nail polish tags inspired by Pantone color chip cards.  I had a few requests for the… 

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DIY Leather Trimmed Zippered Pouch by Melissa Mortenson of

Leather Trimmed Zippered Pouch Tutorial

Today I’m excited to be sharing with you an idea for a simple zippered pouch perfect for holiday gift giving. Zip pouches are one of my all time favorite gifts to sew. They sew up quickly and you can easily personalize them to match the style of the recipient.  To add a professional touch to this… 

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