This Denim Pocket Advent Calendar is the first (and probably only) craft that ever began with me telling my husband, “Honey, take off your pants.”
One trip to the thrift store plus one evening at the sewing machine equals one adorable diaper cover!
Carly shares how to fold a receiving blanket in order to use it as a cloth diaper.
One project I’ve been pondering for years is making my own Advent calendar. So I hopped online for ideas, found the gorgeous Flickr pool of handmade Advent treasures, got good and inspired.
20 Upcycled Blue Denim Jeans Ideas
My husband has a denim quilt that his mom made him when he was just a kid. He used it as his comforter when we were dating, and we’ve had it as a throw blanket for eight years of marriage. It obviously meant a lot to him, so I wanted to do something similar for […]
If you, like our family, are less than thrilled at the limited selection available at major chain stores, you are in luck. This how-to shows how creative you can be with an old, out-grown pair of jeans.
Back when I had my first apartment, the summer sun blazed through the windows, and even through the mini-blinds, which made cooling the tiny 300 square foot place impossible. I was short on cash and pressed for time with college and two jobs. A friend of mine had an idea — “Why not use sheets?” […]
Make a gorgeous throw pillow that requires no sowing skills while not breaking the bank.
I recently found myself shopping for a shoulder bag/purse and getting frustrated when, after a few months, I still hadn’t found something that met my needs. All the bags were the wrong colour or price or size or lacked pockets. When a friend gave me the idea of sewing my own bag, I dug through […]
The first rule to upcycling is that everything is fabric. No matter what is is constructed as currently, it it just fabric waiting to be redesigned. The second rule is that nothing is limited. Previously, I showed you how to make skirts quickly and easily out of a simple pillowcase. This is easy and relatively […]
Most of the time, my sewing time is devoted to my kids. Diapers, woolies, aprons, dresses, and the list goes on. I know why- it’s predictable and safe. I know exactly what sizes will fit them and how much fabric I need to make it happen. And, in my limited skills, I can make some […]