DIY Christmas Card with Window

Why buy a card for less than a dollar when you can spend a ton of money and time making your own? Because I love handmade gifts and appreciate when someone goes through the effort to make a card. Card making is something that I have never been able to do well but I amContinue reading “DIY Christmas Card with Window”

Dr. Seuss Scarf

This scarf has Cat in the Hat red and white stripes but the quote is from Horton Hears a Who. This started out as a simple red and white scarf but then I learned in a Cricut group that infusible ink can be used on fleece so I had to add a Dr. Seuss quote.Continue reading “Dr. Seuss Scarf”

Making Harry Potter Inspired Fleece Scarves

Years ago, I crocheted a Harry Potter scarf for one of my grandsons. He wore it until it started falling apart. He’s 13 now and still asks me to make him another one but I cannot get into crocheting lately so I decided to make one out of fleece instead. I decided to make HarryContinue reading “Making Harry Potter Inspired Fleece Scarves”

Making a Padded Tablet Case

I learned a lot of things not to do on this project. I’m making two for two of my grandsons and the second one will be much better so I hope one grandchild doesn’t get upset that his looks a little different. First, let me apologize for not taking photos of the first few steps.Continue reading “Making a Padded Tablet Case”

DIY Pin Cushion on a Canister

I had to stop all my projects to make a pin cushion. The pin cushion I was using was lopsided and hard so every time I pulled a pin out while I was sewing, I had to stop to wrestle with the pin cushion. It was seriously messing with my flow. Now, you would thinkContinue reading “DIY Pin Cushion on a Canister”

Making a Tiered Dress for Plus-Sized Women

So, I have this dress that I love because it is all flowy and makes me feel feminine. I found it in Arizona when my sugar plum and I went to celebrate his mom’s 80th birthday. Arizona, unlike Oregon, has tons of cute dresses everywhere. Oregon has things like flannels and hunting vests. I’m kidding…kinda.Continue reading “Making a Tiered Dress for Plus-Sized Women”

Steampunk Face Mask

This is more of a show and tell than a how to because I think there are a lot of tutorials on how to sew a face mask. I have made hundreds of masks in different styles. I donated a bunch and sold some too. I just added some steampunk details to these. I triedContinue reading “Steampunk Face Mask”

Steampunk Faux Leather Arm Bracer

This should have been a snap to make but I ran into a few snags. Maybe by sharing them, others won’t make the same mistakes I did. This is part of my series on the Steampunk outfits I am making for Halloween for my boyfriend and me. The first thing I did was measure aroundContinue reading “Steampunk Faux Leather Arm Bracer”

How to make Steampunk Spats

This is my fourth post on my Steampunk series. After searching the internet for a pattern for spats and not finding anything I liked, I decided to make my own pattern. There was one pattern on etsy but there was no way I was going to spend $10.00 for something I had to print outContinue reading “How to make Steampunk Spats”