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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

25 Christ-Centered Christmas Traditions: Nativities

25 Christ-Centered Christmas Traditions: Nativities

Yesterday I shared 25 Christ-centered Christmas traditions, and assured you that I would be blogging about these ideas before Advent. I want you to have all the ideas and resources you need! We’ll start with things you might want to buy, since Advent is coming soon! Today’s topic: Child-friendly Nativities! Having a Nativity your child … Continue reading

Snowman apron!

Snowman apron!

I finished the snowman apron!  It took several hours longer than I’d hoped, and was much more complicated than the little elephant print apron I made first for my daughter, but I love it.  And, more importantly, my son loves it.  He has decided, however, that it needs pockets, and I think he’s declining a … Continue reading

Apron sneak peek…

Apron sneak peek…

I made two aprons yesterday: one for my almost-three-year old, and one for my sister.  Here’s a peek at the one for my sister…and please pretend there’s not a box of brown sugar on the floor or a few dishes waiting to be put in the dishwasher on the counter…this is real life, people. 🙂 … Continue reading

A Pillow for my Mother

A bit of applique, my first embroidered words (from 1 Corinthians 13), and some stuffing, and this pillow was ready to be sent to my mother…via overnight shipping, given my procrastination :).  Love never fails – I think mothers are among those who understand this best of all, don’t you? [P.S. Please forgive my less-than-stellar … Continue reading

Sweet Jeans Pocket Purse

If you know a little girl and have a pair of jeans you were planning on giving away, this simple sewing project is for you!  I completed this before I figured out how to use my sewing machine; so if all you have is a needle and thread, no worries!  You can complete this in … Continue reading

The result of a high level of distractibility…

is many partially-finished projects!  If you recall, I have several urgent projects on my plate at the moment.  The good news is, I’m making progress!  The bad news is, none of them are completely finished!  I have a tendency to work on one, get distracted by another, remember that third one and decide it would … Continue reading

Holiday Potato Stamp Fun!

Stamp it up with your favorite paint (I like washable for these two!), then turn your masterpieces into gift tags, banners, wall art, wrapping paper, or anything else!  Perhaps a cover for a little homemade book like our Advent books I shared yesterday?

Progress: Space Shuttle Pillow Applique!

I’ve finished one side of my son’s travel pillow!  I thought I had now finished both sides, but more on that in a moment…for now, let’s bask in the beauty of this space shuttle! Please don’t look too carefully, just stand back to get the overall effect so you won’t notice all of the crooked … Continue reading