DIY Snap Up Infinity Scarf pattern by Melissa of polkadotchair.com - 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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How to make a pom pom with yarn.

How to make a Pom Pom

Hey there!! Today is 10 Minute Tuesday!!   Todays project is pretty simple but is something that can so easily be used as the perfect finishing touch for a project. I’m sharing a tutorial to make this Pom Pom pillow over at Tatertots and Jello today and thought that some of you might be interested… 

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How to print two photos on one 4x6 print using Lightroom

How to Print Two Photos on 4×6

  Today I was getting ready to share with you how I quickly scrapbooked all of our photos from our Spring Break trip last year.  While I was writing the tutorial I realized that I had a few “tricks” that I could share with you when it comes to printing out photos for a scrapbook…. 

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Hot Milk Cake Recipe with Coconut Caramel Topping

Hot Milk Cake Recipe

It’s been a little while since I’ve shared one of my family recipes with you guys.   I come from a line of great cooks (my mother and grandmother) so I’ve got quite a little treasury of old family recipes to pull from. Some date all the way back to the 1940’s! This week in… 

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10 T-Shirt Dress Sewing Patterns

10 T-Shirt Dress Sewing Patterns

  Today you can find me over at the Riley Blake Designs blog sharing a tutorial for this simple t-shirt dress. The dress is made by using an existing t-shirt as a pattern, hop on over there to find out how. I know that not every one is comfortable with drafting their own sewing pattern… 

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DIY Pocket Tees

DIY Embellished Pocket Tees

One of the simple tricks that I love that allows me to get more stuff “done” is to start with a premade item and then embellish or change it up. Today, for Ten Minute Tuesday, I’m going to show you how to embellish a simple t-shirt with a bit of sewing and applique. I’ve used the “trick”… 

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DIY Applique Tote Bag with "Dressed Like a Daydream" Quote- how cute!

Dressed like a Daydream – DIY Tote Bag

  All I can say after you read this post is that you can tell I’ve got teenagers in the house with Taylor Swift on consistent repeat.  To tell you the truth I kinda like it… I spend the entire month of January walking around the house singing “Baby I’m a nightmare dressed like a… 

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

Derby Style Fabric is Now Available

  Last Friday I got home from running errands to find a very nice surprise waiting for me.  My Derby Style fabric yardage had arrived! If you follow me on Instagram you may have noticed that it was hitting stores last week. I was so excited to share the good news with everyone yet fighting back… 

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Hopscotch Top Pattern from Pattern Jam

Fabric Giveaway courtesy of Pattern Jam

Has this ever happened to you…. You get a GREAT idea for a project, you buy the fabric and you buy the pattern. Then you spend time constructing the pattern only to not be happy with the outcome?  Maybe the scale of the fabric wasn’t quite right for the pattern, or you didn’t notice a large… 

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A free "punny" Valentine Gift Card Printable for the guy in your life!

Valentine Gifts for Him, a Printable Gift Card

  Head’s UP! Valentine’s Day is this Saturday! If you haven’t had the chance to pick something up for your special guy yet, I’ve got a little project that may just help you out!   I give you the “punny”  – “I don’t want 5 guys, just you” free printable Valentine. This project also kicks… 

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Cupid’s Arrow: A Patchwork Heart Quilt Pattern

  You know that book, “If you Give a Mouse a Cookie?”…. well this project started out a lot like that book.  A few weeks ago I got the idea to make a patchwork heart pillow and began sketching it out. As I was sketching it, I thought that I should try to make it… 

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Clutch-for-Derby

This and That

Whilst I sit and wait ever so patiently for my Derby Style fabric to show up, I thought I’d take a minute and talk about some fun things that I’ve been up to the last few months.  Who am I kidding…. I’m NOT waiting patiently for my fabric at. all.  *wink*  .. I’m anxious to… 

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40 Valentine's Day Sewing Projects

40 Valentine’s Day Projects to Sew

    The weather here has been so horribly gray and cloudy this week that I’ve begun to get a bad case of the winter blaaaahhhsss…..  I think that must be why they put Valentine’s Day smack dab in the middle of Winter. To give us a little respite from all the gray dreariness.  If you’re… 

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Sewing Room

Tips for a “Sew”preneuer

  Today you can find me over at BERNINA’s We All Sew Blog sharing some things that I’ve learned while trying to build a blog and a business.   I’m talking about some valuable lessons that I’ve learned in 7+ years of blogging along with some tips and tricks that I’ve picked up along the… 

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Sweetheart Zip Pouch Sewing Tutorial.. a cute and simple Valentine's Day Sewing Project

Sweetheart Zip Pouch: Valentine’s Day Sewing Projects

  Valentine’s Day always seems to sneak up on me a bit.  I don’t know why but it shouldn’t. It’s such a pleasant and happy holiday.  A full day devoted to apprecating those around us that we love.  We get the whole family involved with a “fancy” dinner at home and lots of chocolate for… 

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