Hot Dog Style Pillowcase Tutorial

pillowcase feature

I love bed linens – crisp and clean. The best is when you crawl into bed and they are nice and cool! I have been using this easy Hot Dog Style Pillowcase as a sewing project for my 9th grade classes. They make pj pants too, so it’s a great[Read more]

Shamrock Sewing: Lucky Clover Block

Shamrock quilt block - Grace Elizabeth's

March in Nebraska can be a nasty month. It’s usually still winter – cold and snow. But I am longing for SPRING! I found this cute Lucky Clover Block pattern by McCall’s Quilting that I wanted to make to dress up the table this month (which is CRAFT MONTH). Perhaps[Read more]

Self-Binding Receiving Blanket

self binding receiving blanket 3

A friend showed me this cute and quick way of making a self-binding receiving blanket over Christmas Break.  I have been thinking I NEED to try it ever since. Because several people I know are having babies, I thought these would make a cute handmade gift. I love giving something[Read more]

September: National Sewing Month

Sew Happy Printable

September is National Sewing Month!  The observance of National Sewing Month began in 1982 with a proclamation from President Ronald Reagan declaring September as National Sewing Month “In recognition of the importance of home sewing to our Nation.” In honor of “Throwback Thursday,” we have several links below of past[Read more]

Grand Opening: Introducing our Etsy Shop

Grace Elizabeth's Etsy Shop

In case ya haven’t notice yet, we have an Etsy Shop! Boy that’s super exciting to announce! So far we have a few patterns and handmade things you might have seen previously on the blog. As we like to dabble in a variety of crafts – you will find an[Read more]

Cowboy Western Quilt

Cowboy Quilt

This quilt is a long time in the making! I started making this quilt in my college dorm room for Jake (before he was my husband!) That was at least 5 years ago! It was intended to be a Christmas present – then a birthday present – turned a graduation[Read more]

Throwback Thursday: Campfire Fun

Once all of your rocks are done (I think we counted 14 or so rocks of varying sizes), then you are ready to sew your rocks into a circle.  By sewing them together, you will save yourself a lot of trouble when pulling it out to play.  I just connected them by stitching them together end to end.  And then you are finished and ready to gather around your campfire for story time.

Throwback Thursday highlights a post from years past that we think you might enjoy! This post originally made its debut on Grace Elizabeth’s on May 14, 2012.  Some of my favorite summertime memories revolve around the campfire.  From singing songs at camp to toasting s’mores in the backyard, a campfire always[Read more]

Pinwheel Mug Rug

pinwheel mug rug by www.GraceElizabeths.com

I have seen oodles of these mini quilts dubbed mug rugs and decided to try my hand at it! What is a mug rug, you ask? After some research, here’s my best answer: A mini quilt that is larger than a coaster, but smaller than a placemat. The perfect spot[Read more]