• Tuesday, November 6, 2018

    DIY Air Fresheners



    These homemade air fresheners made with gelatin and fragrance oil are a great alternative for burning scented candles.  I would never thought of this idea and look forward to experimenting with them!

    Click here for the tutorial!



    Tuesday, October 30, 2018

    How to make hair scrungies







    Hair scrungies never went out of style with  me . . . love them!

    I've tried to make my own with no success, but I've found this awesome tutorial that includes five different versions.  

    Click here to go to the tutorial!




    Saturday, October 27, 2018

    DIY Denim Curtains




    Denim recycling projects are among my favorites!  Love this concept, especially using waist bands for the curtain tabs.

    Click here for the tutorial!  While you are there, check out all the other denim recycling projects . . . awesome website, Vicky Myers Creations, that I highly recommend.





    Tuesday, October 23, 2018

    DIY Lip Gloss Pouch







    There are times that my purse is so out of control it is almost impossible to find something quickly, especially when I go on vacation or on a trip and throw in lots more stuff than usual.

    These cute lip gloss pouches would make a great solution for all those things that become unruly in your purse if made in different sizes that are made for specific items.  Use your imagination and come up with some great solutions with just this one tutorial.

    Click here to go to the article!  What a great website!

    Photo credit:  polkadotchair.com



    Friday, August 24, 2018

    DIY Slippers



    Love love love this sewing project!  I know you sewers out there will love to make these slippers to match those "around the house" outfits you have made.

    The possibilities are endless with these slippers . . . make them to match an outfit with left over fabric, embellish them and make them fancy to wear with jeans, or even make them out of recycled jeans!

    Click here to go to the tutorial and check out the website for more awesome projects!



    Monday, August 20, 2018

    Tote Bag Sewing Patterns . . . 100 FREE!



    Tote bags are among my favorite sewing projects.  They make great use of fabric stashes and a great way to organize all types of stuff.  

    Tote bags are an awesome sewing project for a beginning sewer!

    Click here for a great resource of free tote bag sewing patterns of all levels for beginner sewers to advanced.  Love these type of lists!





    DIY Natural Beauty Recipes



    You know I love those DIY beauty recipes, so here is an article with lots more recipes for your collection.

    Click here for the recipes!







    Sunday, August 19, 2018

    DIY Envelope Mini Album








    Love the concept of this envelope mini album.  Of course you can adapt the size to your project.  I can think of so many projects for this concept of an album.  Would be a very cute way to keep your bills together!  Use your imagination and you can come up with many of your own.

    Click here for the tutorial for the basic mini album and adapt it for your needs.  Love this website!




    Sunday, July 22, 2018

    DIY Candles - 15 Tutorials



    We love making candles and always looking for new ideas!

    Here is a post that features 15 different DIY candles . . . I love the ones in the clam shell!

    You can never have enough DIY candle tutorials . . .







    Friday, July 13, 2018

    Recycle those denim waistbands!


    Coming up with ideas on how to use the denim waistbands from the jeans stash can be tricky!  Love this clever design!

    Click here to go to the tutorial and while you are there, explore the rest of the collection of Vicki Myers designs.


    Thursday, July 12, 2018

    Jeans Resurrection: A Small Clutch Bag



    What a cute little clutch!  Click here for the basic pattern and then let your imagination run wild with the embellishments.

    Since I sell vintage jewelry and have an overabundance at my fingertips, I love using bits and pieces of old jewelry that I can't sell to embellish these DIY sewing projects.  I'll be posting some new projects as soon as I get back into my sewing room.  

    Use what YOU have an abundance of for the embellishments . . . if you are a fabric hoarder, another favorite for me are fabric appliques.  No need to go out and buy more stuff to make this little clutch a special little treasure!

    The pattern and inspiration comes from Alida, whose blog is on hiatus, but has lots of great ideas, patterns and inspiration.  Her personal story is touching . . . check out her blog, Alida Makes.


    Wednesday, June 27, 2018

    Beginning Embroidery? 15 Stitches You Should Know

    15 Hand Embroidery Stitches


    If you are an embroidery beginner, click here for an article that is a must read to learn the 15 stitches you should know.

    Once you are ready to tackle some projects, click here for 25 free top embroidery designs.

    While you are at this website, The Spruce Crafts, check out the rest of it for all types of crafts . . . I highly recommend it!




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