Category: DIY project

Handmade Coasters are a perfect gift and fun to sew

I have a house warming and a birthday party coming up for which I would like to bring a small gift. Plus, my guild is having a coaster exchange for our December holiday meeting. With the incentive of the guild, I decided that handmade coasters are a perfect gift.   I pulled out some mini... Read more »

How to create a DIY Scrappy Halloween table runner

I am going to host a Frankenstein book club this weekend and I decided I needed a scrappy Halloween table runner. I still have to put the binding on it but I will include pictures of that when I post about our Grand finale. It’s going to be a Frankenstein/October Fest, too much fun! In the meantime,... Read more »

DIY Fast and easy upcycled bottle gift bag

To create this gift bag, first check that the sleeves are wide enough for your bottle. (They probably are.) Then cut off the sleeve of an old shirt.
My yoga teacher is leaving us to pursue a new career. We loved her and wanted to give her some wine as a good bye gift. I volunteered to create the bag. I happen to collect old shirts of my husband. Whether they are stained, worn or don’t fit right I keep them to make... Read more »
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DIY Literary table runner for the book club win - a step by step tutorial

Isn't this a great table runner? Want to know how to make one? Let's do it step by step.
I love reading books and I love sewing. Obviously, I am not alone as Heather Givans of Crimson Tate designed a fabric line called literary and it’s all about books and reading. I bought a bundle of fat quarters and some yardage. Then I wished I could make quilts, clothes and more quilts out of... Read more »

Add a modern perk to your bed by making easy solid pillows

I have been sewing all summer long for our bedroom. But here is the last post about sewing with green fabric, not forever, but for a while. I finished our new quilt and I didn’t want to put our old pillows on it. I decided to change things up and I will share with you how... Read more »

How I salvaged a tattered non vintage quilt

Our bed has a new quilt on it. If you missed the exciting news you can read about it here. It was time to retire the quilt I had made in 2000 as it had rips, holes and tears in it. We, and by we I mainly mean my grandchildren, had loved it to death.... Read more »
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How to make your own Cold Brew Coffee

The kit I received is two mason jars and a filter.
Recently I ordered a cold brew coffee kit from the Grommet. I love coffee and in the summer I crave iced coffee. If it is cold brewed, even better, I enjoy it quite a bit. It tends to be a bit pricey to indulge my habit at Starbucks so I am going to show you how to... Read more »

How to save favorite stained, ripped or torn garments

I am famous for wearing what I eat, right on the middle of my shirt. I have clothes I have purchased that never quite fit right or felt good. I have other clothes that somehow shrink in the closet. I am all about getting rid of those items. I go through my closet twice a... Read more »

DIY How to make a unique tablet cover tutorial

My youngest daughter asked me to create something for her new HP Surface Pro. I ended up with quite a bit of time to make it so I documented every step. I am finally finished and want to show you how to make a unique tablet cover. You can be creative and make a fancy... Read more »
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Create greeting cards for an ugly fabric challenge

I am slowly getting back to sewing and small projects really appeal to me in this process. I decided to create greeting cards for an ugly fabric challenge in my guild. I got the idea from the success of making my own Valentines. The process is step by step in the Valentine post but you... Read more »
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