Archives for December 2013

~Merry Christmas~

~Merry Christmas from our family to yours ~

A DIY Lightbox Project – Coming Soon!

Remember this quilt?  I started it a few months ago, and after working on it in many different places (in-laws-airports-air mattress in a new empty house) it’s finally finished! Woot!!  I even hand-stitched the binding!  I am so proud of this quilt and it is going to be used quite a bit now that we’re freezing up here in NY. I ended up using a pale green Kona cotton for the binding and a white low-volume floral print for the backing. {Read More}

Fabric Rag Garland Tutorial ~ Flashback~

I wanted to post this tutorial again for those of us who like a more vintage, homey Christmas theme. I made these for my staircase 3 houses ago. (Notice I don’t know dates anymore…I know what house we were in though!) I believe it was 2011. Burlap, twine and a fat quarter of your favorite holiday fabric is all you need. And depending on the length of your rails you may have enough leftover for some more projects. Enjoy the {Read More}

~A Freshly Cut Tree ~

One of the great things about living in northern climates are the wonderful pick-your-own tree farms.  I had several bookmarked even before we arrived to New York! The boys love to visit farms like this and I promised it would be one of the first things we did once we got settled into the house.  So two weeks ago, on the advice of a co-worker, we headed down to Critz Farms in Cazenovia, NY. The weather was just like you {Read More}

Introducing ~ The Beatnik Waist Bag! ~

I am so excited to finally share the newest release from Sew Sweetness! This is the Beatnik Waist Bag: The finished size of this cute little bag is 11″ long x 6″ tall.  And with only 1/2yd of interior and exterior fabric needed, you can whip one of these up in a few hours.  If you are comfortable with zipper installation, this is a fairly easy straightforward pattern. Sara also designed the strap to be fully adjustable to fit your {Read More}

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