Archives for February 2015

DIY – Cub Scout Patch Banner

I live in a house full of Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts.  My husband is an Eagle Scout, so it was only natural that our boys joined Scouts when they started First Grade. When you are involved in Scouting there are many opportunities for service projects, classes and other events both locally and out of town.  After these events are done, the boys are given patches with the event logo on it.  So you can imagine with three boys and tons of {Read More}

New Pattern! The Holland Road Bag & Review

I am excited to share with you today a wonderful new pattern from Sew Sweetness called The Holland Road Bag! This is my finished tester bag.  I used a AFG print I found in my stash for the exterior, a pretty red-violet KONA cotton for the straps, and a coordinating pattern for the bag interior. This is a very quick sew.  If you are a confident beginner you will have no problems sewing up this bag. The only reason I wouldn’t {Read More}

Adding an Adjustable Strap to your Spring Fling Bag

When I designed The Spring Fling Bag I kept the straps on the smaller size for hand-holding or resting on the forearm.  But for those who would like to have more options try an adjustable cross-body strap! They are easy to sew, plus it will free up your hands. Here are my two favorite go-to tutorials for creating various adjustable straps: 1.   Sew Sweetness –  Sara’s tutorial shows you how to make an adjustable strap with swivel clips on both {Read More}

Free Pattern ~ The Spring Fling Bag ~

I am so excited to share with you a free new pattern I created for Sew, Mama Sew!  I’ve been giving sneak peeks on IG for a few weeks, but now I can finally share the finished product with you. My original idea came about after thinking of all the small bags I use to carry around as a young girl. (Yes, my obsession with bags has gone on a long time!)  A nice rounded bag ready to transport treasures, {Read More}

Birthday Pillows & Spa Treatments!

  Last Saturday was oldest’s 14th birthday.  Besides the traditional birthday fun, I decided to add some more *young-man* sorts of furnishings to his room.  This boy of mine has his room set up and organized just the way he likes, so I had to make sure the changes were not big ones.  I added deep red black-out curtains that not only made his room look like a dungeon, they have been keeping drafts out too. Bonus!  I also found a {Read More}

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