Journal Cover Tutorial Round Up

Journal Cover Tutorial Round Up

There’s just something exciting about journal covers, isn’t there? Maybe not for everyone, but for me, it turns a plain, inexpensive notebook into something special, and something I’m more likely to use! Plus, when one notebook is full, it can be swapped out for another! So I have this pile of journal covers I’ve just … Continue reading

Why I’m turning off the comments.

Why I’m turning off the comments.

In general, this is what bloggers look like when they see that people have not only READ their post, but have COMMENTED on it!!!! via -bartimaeus- on Flickr Only those who are not bloggers will think I am exaggerating.  I’ve been one of these girls.  Don’t they look happy?  They are!  Happy is great!  But, … Continue reading

The Tiger Party and a Winner!

The Tiger Party and a Winner!

First, the winner of the Never Been Stitched giveaway: HEATHER!!! Heather, contact me with your mailing address, and you’ll soon receive your copy of Never Been Stitched!  E-mail me at thepracticalperfeccionista at gmail. Now, on to the party!  Miss Adventuress thoroughly enjoyed her party, so I consider it a great success!  I also had a … Continue reading

Tiger Party Prep: Progress!

Tiger Party Prep: Progress!

Preparations are humming along! Mandarin orange cups turned tiger: Mandarin orange cups + googly eyes + Sharpie!   I flipped the orange cup upside down, used a low-temp hot glue gun to stick the eyes on, and then traced the indentations on the bottom with the black Sharpie marker.  I added a nose, mouth, and whiskers, and was finished!  … Continue reading

No-Sew Love Monsters!

No-Sew Love Monsters!

I have exciting news to share with you today: a new book is about to be released, and one of my projects was included!  It’s called Never Been Stitched, by Amanda Carestio.  It has an assortment of no-sew and low-sew projects in it.  (Edit: I’m giving away a copy of this book right now!  Giveaway … Continue reading

Tiger Party Planning: The Supplies!

Tiger Party Planning: The Supplies!

We’re at T minus six days for the tiger party for Miss Adventuress’ fifth birthday!  I’ve purchased almost all of the supplies we need for this party now!  I just shopped at Dollar Tree and Wal-Mart for this party.  We don’t go all-out on our parties, but we do enough to make the theme come … Continue reading

Against all probabilities…

Against all probabilities…

I have just finished making matching dresses for my girls.  I said I would never do this, given my own distaste for being dressed in matching velour dresses for many years with my own sister, but Miss Adventuress specifically requested it.  And Miss Braveheart is too young to mind, and was so eager to have … Continue reading

Sneak Peek: The Everyday Princess Dress

Sneak Peek: The Everyday Princess Dress

It is what its name implies; a princess dress that is comfortable, easy to wear, and easy to wash, and thus suitable for everyday use.  We’re not much on frills and furbelows around here, but Miss E is almost five, and is expressing more interest in dresses.  The lack of long-sleeved dresses, and the price … Continue reading