Join Me as I Embark on My First Sewing Class

First Sewing Class

Have your heard of Craftsy? It is an online education community where members can take classes on various crafts and hobbies from experts in the field. I just enrolled in my first sewing class and am so excited! Most of what I know about sewing, I taught myself. That is[Read more]

5 Graduate Gifts They Will Love

Houndstooth Blanket by Grace Elizabeths

Along with spring comes graduations.  We are always pleasantly surprised at the graduation announcements and reception invitations we receive each year.  Those joyful young children are now young men and women ready to embark on a new adventure. My how time flies. Now for some thoughts on graduate gifts. Here is[Read more]

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]

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]

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]

Peplum Top – Vogue 8815

peplum top by www.GraceElizabeths.com

I pulled out a pattern I have been meaning to try – Very Easy Vogue 8815. I have wanted to make a peplum top for quiet some time now! I chose to make view B. I pulled out some left over material from another project – the only item I[Read more]