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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]

The Most Perfectly Pleasant Wedding Gift from the Heart

I don’t know about you, but sometimes buying off a registry gets a little boring. Whether it is a baby shower, bridal shower, or one of those wedding gift baskets from Broadway Basketeers, I prefer to be a bit picky as I select a gift to give. One of my[Read more]

5 Graduate Gifts They Will Love

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]

A gift 12 years in the making

Since getting married this past fall, I’ve kind of taken a hiatus from blogging. But thankfully not from crafting! I’ve actually picked up the pace and tackled projects I never thought I could. I’ve also discovered some unfinished projects, as well as the beginnings of a breeding stash of yarn[Read more]

Hot Dog Style Pillowcase Tutorial

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

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

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

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]