Three Ways to Make an Easy Tassel

easy tassle

Here are three ways to make an easy tassel.  Tassels have been made and used for centuries from the times of ancient Rome until today as ornaments, embellishments, and decorations.  They were often viewed as symbols of power and prestige.  Today, they mainly just make things like our handbags and curtain … Continue reading

Halloween Witch Hat Pattern: Getting Into the Spirit

Witch Hat Pattern

Halloween is just around the corner and this year I’m determined to scare the living daylights out of my neighbor’s kids (all in good fun, of course..).  For this, I’m definitely going to need a Halloween witch hat pattern. I haven’t really participated much in Halloween since my kids stopped trick or … Continue reading

Faux Chenille Baby Blanket

The most adorable chenille style baby blanket. I want to make a full sized on for my own bed. Just takes a bit of patience!

After my recent attempt at quilting and all the adventures, failures, and very steep learning curve that went into making a baby quilt, I decided for my next expectant friend, a different approach was in order. Pinterest to the rescue for inspiration and I came across this tutorial for a … Continue reading

Metal Frame Embroidered Bag Pattern – Mixing Machine & Hand Embroidery

A few weeks ago I shared an article on what simple embroidery stitches you can find on your sewing machine.   In my case, I have a total of 85 stitches. I am trying to make a new project for each stitch, and for this one, my metal frame embroidered bag, … Continue reading

Insulated ‘Keep Warm’ Baby Bottle Cover

baby bottle cover

I’ve made a few projects with the insulated thermal lining before, the Long Arm Oven Mitts, the Can Cozy and Easy Quilted Pot Holders.  So when Daniela from On the Cutting Floor wrote to me with some more ideas she had, we were inspired to create a couple more projects … Continue reading

Sew Your Own Travel Sewing Caddy: FREE Pattern

Serger Pepper Guest Post - Sewing Caddy Free Pattern

I’ve always been impressed by butcher knife rolls and Victorian physician surgical tools rolls: One of my dreams (and I have quite a few), was to have something similar for my sewing tools, a sort of emergency kit I can grab to take with me when I spend my lunch break finishing … Continue reading

Nautical Mug Rug – am I in fashion?

Bring summer to your table all year round with this fun nautical mug rug template and instructions.

I heard that everything nautical was in fashion this year.  Nautical has always been one of my favorite styles in art, decor and sometimes clothes too.  If that makes me fashionable, it will be the first time in about 25 years!  They say everything comes around again if you wait … Continue reading