DIY Custom Printed Fabric Infinity Scarf Tutorial on

DIY Custom Printed Fabric Infinity Scarf

A big thanks to Cricut for sponsoring this post by providing me with the machine to make this project! Affiliate links are included in this post.  Today I’m going to share with you the first project of a really fun blog series that I’ll be involved in this fall. I’m very exited about it and think that… 

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Scallop Neck T-Shirt Refashion Tutorial on

Scallop Neck T-Shirt Refashion

  A while ago I saw a t-shirt with a contrasting scallop hem around the neckline. I thought it was such a cute and clever idea that I filed it in my “to make” pile. Unfortunately, I can’t remember where I saw the shirt the first time….  Last weekend I sat down and made the… 

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The Liberty Tee, a t-shirt sewing pattern refashion on

The Liberty Tee – a t-shirt sewing pattern refashion

Today I’m going to share with you the results of my “selfish sewing” initiative for the month of July. With summer here I find myself wanting simple but stylish t-shirts to wear… Something that I can throw on quickly in all of this summer heat (although I’ve heard the polar vortex is coming back this… 

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Project Teen Book by Melissa Mortenson

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

  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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Vintage Quilt Block on

Vintage Quilt Block Inspiration

  This is turning out to be quite a crazy week. I sat down and realized I had nothing done to blog about this week, it seems I’m in the “middle” of several different projects and just don’t have anything finished! I did finish my t-shirt from my “selfish” sewing a few weeks ago, I just… 

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Retro Travel Bag Sewing Pattern updates

PDF Sewing Patterns Updates

I recently received an email from someone who purchased the Retro Travel Bag Sewing pattern, asking why there were not printable pattern pieces included with the pattern. Honestly I had never thought of including pattern pieces before as I personally like to deal with cutting out rectangles rather than pattern pieces. As I got to… 

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DIY Glitter Rose Headband on

DIY Glitter Rose Headband

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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Find Your Lula Retreat

Find your Lula Retreat

 Disclosure: This is a sponsored post   I think I’ve mentioned here before that one of my favorite things about blogging is getting to meet some fabulous and creative people. As much as I love connecting online with others, I love meeting them “in real life” even more. This year at Quilt Market I had… 

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Cabbage and Pineapple Slaw Burger Recipe on

Cabbage & Pineapple Slaw Burgers

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by MIRACLE WHIP as part of a their blogger network. All year long look for great new recipes for you to try pop up here courtesy of MIRACLE WHIP. All opinions are 100% mine.    Summer is in full swing at our house. With kids gone and camp, and a… 

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Mini Scrapbook Album

Mini Photo Album

A big thanks to We R Memory Keepers for providing the supplies for this project. This post contains affiliate links.   Today I’m going to share with you a super quick little mini photo album project that you can complete in a hour or so. I love keeping large 12×12 albums for my family, but… 

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Craft South Patchwork Weekend

Saturday Snapshots and Weekend Links

Well I think it’s time for another Saturday Snapshots post… I always mean to share these once a week but never seem to prioritize the time to sit down and write up the post. This week it really started to feel like Summer… I was sewing the other afternoon and thought “hurry up, you have… 

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DIY Monogrammed Memo Board made from an acoustic ceiling tile, super easy!

DIY Monogrammed Memo Board

A big thanks to for providing supplies for today’s project! This memo board project has been sitting on my “to do” list for over a year now and I’m so glad to finally be able to check it off my list!  A couple of years ago we redid my daughters room (you can see… 

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Summertime Pocket Placemat Tutorial by Melissa Mortenson of

Summertime Pocket Oilcloth Placemats

  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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Modern Country Kitchen Inspiration Board

Modern Country Kitchen Inspiration

  Do you ever feel like your house is just one stream of never ending projects?  You finish one and then you’re on to another. Once you work your way through the whole house it’s time to go back and start again!  One of the big projects we’ve had on our list for about 3… 

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

DIY Summer Journal

    This post first appeared on Skip to My Lou as a part of their Fun Crafts for Kids Series. I find it very very easy to slip into a lazy routine during the summer. It seems like we always start out the summer  with good intentions with schedules, and reading times and chores,… 

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