Its been awhile since I posted a DIY sewing project.. I have been away for work attending tradeshow after tradeshow after tradeshow! Everything is slowing down and I can now clear the dust off my sewing machine. Yay. So here is my promised sewing tutorial for the cute party favor totebag.. Last week I showed how to screen print an image onto the face of the… View Post
This one is super cute! We just hosted our baby’s 1st dino themed birthday party. While I didn’t want to go overboard with the decorations, I thought it would be fun to sew and create favor bags with dinosaurs on them. The little bags were from my own pattern and the dinosaur design was screen printed onto each bag using fabric ink and freezer paper.
Nothing says I love you more than a heart shaped sachet… This project came to mind when I was laughing with a girlfriend about our husband’s sock drawers. My husband keeps his socks in a mesh basket and my friend’s husband keeps his in a garbage can! Fancy. Drawing from our sock drawer conversation – I thought it would be funny to make heart sachets… View Post
Check out Lucky’s March issue now on newstands. They talk about current trends and one of them is… SPORTY. Ok ok, I know it’s almost Valentine’s Day and here I am still talking about Sporty stuff.. However, I am at yet another outdoor tradeshow and still inspired to sew with these fabrics. Stay tuned for a post after V-Day and towards… View Post
Last week I was in Salt Lake City for a tradeshow called Outdoor Retailer. This is a very large tradeshow where brands from the outdoor industry present their new products. It occurs twice a year and is an impressive show to attend and preview what’s new in apparel, bags & accessories, footwear, hats, hosiery, skis.. Really, ANY kind of outdoor gear or product. I love attending this show. When I have a break, I… View Post
Hey sewers and crafters, I love to find things from around the house to aid in my sewing projects. How about you?? Have you ever heard of Wonder Tape? I recently tried it and I am now hooked! Wonder Tape is a double sided WASH AWAY TAPE. It adheres to your fabric like regular tape and then you can sew without your fabric, trim or item… View Post
I recently came across a show called “I Brake For Yard Sales”. The host was Lara Spencer – yes, that Lara from The Insider. On the show, she was tasked to redecorate her best friend’s home using vintage pieces she found while scouring auctions, yard sales, flea markets and estate sales. Not only was Lara a pro at re-purposing old and sometimes super ugly furniture, but she also had… View Post
Last chance!! Head over to The Life and Style Guild… There is still time to win one of my zig zag totebags. It has NEON kelly green webbing for straps and an elastic interior pocket – great for baby bottles, a bottle of wine or both!
Have you ever wanted to create a magazine totebag to carry all your stuff in..? Well if you can sew in a straight line and own a ruler.. then keep on reading. This post is better late than never. I promised this project last week, but I had a sick little baby munchkin to tend to. I had alot of fun creating this and… View Post