Countdown to Christmas Pillow

advent-calendar-pillow

I have a thing for counting down to any event.  We already own a Dollar Tree Bucket Advent Calendar, and a billion Hershey Kiss Boards and now I am making a knock-off version of a retired Ballard Designs Advent Calendar Pillow?  I know…I know… I have a countdown sickness.  There is just something thrilling about {…Read More…}





5 Ways to Upcycle an Old Sweater

Old Sweaters

It’s sweater weather!  I bet that many of you have been doing the same thing we’ve been doing: pulling out the boxes of cold season clothing, and figuring out what can be worn for another year, passed on to someone else in the family, or tossed into the giveaway pile.  You might want to wait a second before you give them the old heave-ho, and check out the tutorials I’ve found for upcycling everything from cable knit to cashmere.

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5 Ways to Make a Spring Dress or Skirt

dress collage

Spring weather is here, and that means it’s time to switch the winter wardrobe with the spring wardrobe.  I had so much fun creating these cute Valentine pillowcase skirts for my little girl earlier this year, I just can’t wait to make some more for spring.  Dresses and skirts are such a fun alternative to {…Read More…}





Clothespin Bag Tutorial

clothespin-bag

My mom had an old, ripped clothespin bag from Wal-mart that didn’t last very long.   She asked if I could revamp it for her. So I used the old bag as a template and created a tongue-in-cheek “pin up girl” bag to house her clothespins. Supplies: Dropcloth fabric red and white gingham fabric sewing {…Read More…}