Sewing & Crafts

Dollar Tree DIY 101

A couple weeks ago I discovered Dollar Tree DIY. I had no idea how many people took items from Dollar Tree and turned them into such beautiful items to display and sale. I totally fell in love with this concept and went to Dollar Tree to see...

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My Magnolia Tee

I've been buying pdf patterns online for several years now as opposed to buying from the big box stores. These patterns are designed by small business owners who sell their designs online. I have found some wonderful designs that I hope to one...

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Made By Me Backpack

I just finished up my first Begonia Backpack, a pattern by Blue Calla Patterns. It was easy to make and one of my favorite patterns now. I can't wait to make several more for the grandkids. I already have the fabric for one granddaughter. Just...

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My New Jelly Roll Slice Rug

A few months back I made my first jelly roll rug in an oval shape and got real excited about the possibilities of this type of rug and wanted to try my hand at another version. I had two rugs in my kitchen that blended into the new floor as they...

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I Sewed a Pair of Iris Shorts

I came across a great pattern for shorts by Sonia Estep Designs. The pattern is called Iris Shorts. They are easy to make and you can add the pockets or not. I prefer pockets which is one  of the main reasons I wanted to make these. The pattern...

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Janome HD-3000 Sewing Machine

On June 7th I ordered a new sewing machine. One that I had been eyeing for quiet some time, but never had the courage to purchase. Circumstances finally give me the incentive to purchase, but unfortunately it would be several weeks before it...

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