DIY Camera Bag

DIY Purse camera bag

Almost as soon as I got my camera, I have been looking for a bag to tote it around in. I didn’t want a bag that screamed “I’m holding a camera!” After browsing the web a new trend was very appealing to me – a Purse/Camera Bag. A bag that[Read more]

Tutorial: DIY Camera Strap Cover

graceelizabeths - camera strap tutorial

Remember that new camera I got not too long ago? I’m making progress in figuring out all its amazing capabilities…err…sort of. Anyway, I have been seeing these really cute camera strap covers on Etsy and Pinterest lately and decided to try my hand at one myself. I am very pleased[Read more]

The Bookworm’s Bookmark

Ribbon Bookmark

For those of you who know me, you know that I am a big time book lover. When I was younger, I couldn’t even leave the house without grabbing a book to go. It didn’t matter if we were going to the dentist’s office, the grocery store or a volleyball[Read more]

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.

Some of my favorite summertime memories revolve around the campfire.  From singings songs at camp to toasting s’mores in the backyard, a campfire always brings people together.  This summer KidZone – Kearney Area Children’s Museum is once again providing an assortment of fun day camps for kids ages 4-7.  Even[Read more]

Wedding Pillowcases

Embroidered Wedding Pillowcases

It is always such a joy to receive wedding invitations to friends or family weddings.  Marriage is such a blessed event.  I used to dread the task of looking for that special gift but no longer.  More often than not I now hand make embroidered, satin pillowcases for the bride[Read more]

Valentine’s Table Runner

Valentine's tablerunner

With all those Christmas decorations taken down, the apartment feels a bit empty. I want to jazz it up a bit for other holidays throughout the year. Here’s my latest project – A reversible table runner. I chose vintage looking fabrics that I though coordinated well. And to help them[Read more]

Sewing Machine

JANOME DC5100

I am the proud new owner of a JANOME sewing machine! I’ve upgraded tremendously from the cheap sewing machine I have been sewing on for the past few years. I used some of my graduation money to reward myself. I think this new machine will make all the difference on[Read more]

Happy Birthday, Justin!

Justin's Teddy Bear

As I have mentioned before, my roommate’s son is turning the big “1” today! It has been amazing to see him change over the past year.  I have loved watching him grow up under my nose during the last six months that I have lived with him.  He has truly[Read more]