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Holiday Crafts

How to Make a No-sew Braided Fleece Blanket

How to Make a No-sew Braided Fleece Blanket

This easy to make braided fleece blanket is perfect for a Saturday afternoon project. A good one for kids to do as well! The woven edge looks so clever and tidy. This tutorial will walk you through the simple process. I want a blanket for […]

Valentine Envelope Holder craft tutorial

Valentine Envelope Holder craft tutorial

Valentine’s day is always such a fun crafting holiday. Make this sweet envelope to decorate or hold a special Valentine gift for your sweetheart ♥ Supplies White Kraft-Tex Pink fabric scraps 3/8″-wide red satin ribbon Pink rick rack Fusible web Hole punch Plastic yarn needle […]

Doll Dress Boutique Book Tour

Doll Dress Boutique Book Tour

Today is the kick-off day for my book, Doll Dress Boutique, Blog Tour!! It starts with another Bonus Design on the C&T Publishing’s Blog. Hop on over to get the free Bonus Pattern to make the O Tannenbaum Dress for American Girl Dolls and other […]

AG Doll Tutorial: animal ears

AG Doll Tutorial: animal ears

I’m really excited to be back designing doll clothes sewing PDF patterns for my etsy shop. I’ve been taking my applique critters quilt and felt animal patterns,  and creating some fun animal dresses. So naturally, they need animal ears to go with them. Here’s an […]

Valentine’s Day Tutorial: Shabby Chic Heart Pillow

Valentine’s Day Tutorial: Shabby Chic Heart Pillow

Valentine’s Day approaches and with a full Sewing Club class, I thought I would create some fun new projects for the students. The faux chenille could easily be placed on a tote bag, skirt, or t-shirt, which I hope to finish soon for the students […]

Handmade Holidays and  Mug Rug Book review

Handmade Holidays and Mug Rug Book review

As I’ve said before, I love handmade holidays. I’ve been baking and sewing like a demon for weeks. My husband told me that my quilting gloves look like they could be part of a super villain costume : The Mad Quilter. In the kitchen: Baking […]

18 inch Doll Faerie Costume Tutorial

18 inch Doll Faerie Costume Tutorial

I received exciting news from Tina at C&T  that she will be attending an event at Pottery Barn Kids and they are  interested in my book. The craft event is in October at their Costa Mesa, California store – in the South Coast Plaza. They had […]

Christmas Card Craftiness

My kids have had 4 snow days in a row, plus a Saturday and Sunday in the middle. We did some sledding,  but they got tired of that after the 2nd day. We have not had the TV on, thank goodness, but we had to […]

Homemade Holiday: fun with felt

Homemade Holiday: fun with felt

Felt is a great material to use for creating holiday decor or ornaments. It is easy for kids of all ages to work with and looks great, too. I try to have crafts ready for the kids to do in the weeks leading up to […]


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