Tutorial – Easy To Make Colorful Hair Ties

| February 6, 2018

Items Needed: Pony Tail Bands; Ribbon 3/8″ – 7/8″ wide You will need 3 colors (co-ordinating printed or solid) ribbon and 1 pony tail band for each hair tie. Cut the three co-ordinating color ribbons in lengths of 22″ – 24″ long. Fold the 3 ribbon pieces in half and put through a ponytail band.  Tie […]

EASY Reversible Headband And Ear Warmer Pattern

| January 23, 2018

This has been a very cold winter stretching all the way into “sunny” Florida, where temperatures have been dipping into the teens.  Help!! Protect your ears with this easy fleece headband/ear warmer combo. Follow the easy step by step instructions and make several of the headband/ear warmers in no time at all!  Very easy to […]

FREE Craft Pattern – Vintage Wrap Collar Apron!

| December 6, 2017

As the title suggests, the “wrap” collar is just that – a separate collar piece that attaches to the apron with the decorative buttons in the front. This VintageWrapCollarApron is a downloadable epattern with full size pattern pieces and we’re giving it away for FREE! This vintage wrap collar apron is a breeze to make […]

25% Off All Craft Patterns! What Are You Sewing For Christmas Gifts?

| October 31, 2017

Have you seen our Mermaid Tail Blanket Pattern and Shark and Orca Whale Tail Blanket Patterns?  By far these patterns are some of our most popular craft patterns!  When we made these patterns and blankets, my grandchildren (who you see in the photos) wouldn’t go to bed without their “tail” blankets!  They absolutely LOVE their […]

How To Make A Marshmallow Pillow – Tutorial

| June 27, 2017

Marshmallow pillows are easy for kids to make and you can be sure they won’t get lost because they won’t leave the childs’ side! This marshmallow pillow is another pattern designed by one of my granddaughters (remember her first pattern, the Narwhal Stuffed toy pattern).  She is on a roll making patterns for an item, […]

Can You Sew During The Summer With Kids Home From School?

| May 23, 2017

It can be a major challenge keeping up with your business, whether it be sewing, doing alterations, craft projects or making those items to sell online when the kids are out of school for the summer.  This would be a perfect time to get the kids interested in sewing and craft projects. I have a […]

Make Athletic Non-Slip Headbands For Pennies!

| February 21, 2017

It’s about that time of year when it warms up enough we can get outside and run!  OR jog or walk. But wait – it’s windy some days and even if it isn’t windy, there always seems to be a problem with our headbands.  They move around – won’t stay where you want them – […]

New Pattern Designer In Our Family!

| February 1, 2017

My granddaughter, now 11 and part of a set of quadruplets, started “making things” when she was old enough to use a pair of kids scissors. Sarah had previously made things from paper and cardboard, from very intricate snowflakes to cardboard box “stores” where she would “sell” her handmade items to her siblings and grandmother […]

4 Reasons to Sell Your Crafts on Etsy

| April 25, 2016

Craft fairs are a wonderful way to both market and sell your crafts—but some people simply do not have the time or the money to put up a booth at such fairs. More and more entrepreneurs are beginning to sell their items online. One website very popular among small businesses and hobbyists is Etsy.com. Here […]

5 Tips To Organize Your Fabric Stash / Sewing Room

| April 20, 2016

If you’re like me – can’t pass up super sales on fabric – and over time have drawers, boxes, bags and shelves full of all types of fabrics – there comes a time when all this stash needs to be organized!  Not long ago I did just that – organized my stash!  I started out […]