Love this tote and re-reading this post had me thinking… where did that bag go! It would be excellent to pack my lunch in. This fun little tote was originally made to fit in the basket of my bike in college, then used to carry my lunch once I was […]
Last week I told you about my search for a new lunch box. I took a look around with *cough* what’s on hand before I ran to the store to purchase new fancy lunch box supplies.It turns out that when I really hunted around, dug things from the freezer, and […]
It’s always so funny how long things sit in the mending pile before I get to them. Then once I do, I think “Why in the world did I not just get that done!?” Most of the time, mending is a quick and easy and extends the life of clothing […]
Hello there! It’s me, Karen. You might remember meeting me. Kristin introduced me here. I’m stepping out of the background today to share a few projects. When Kristin started her Wardrobe Redress series, it got me thinking about my efforts to “fancy up” my wardrobe. Since my three little boys […]
Last week I told you about the shirt frenzy I’ve been under lately, cutting out the patterns for 3 shirts in one day! Well, I actually got one finished! I did exactly as Design-It-Yourself Clothes spelled it out, and it worked! Check this out: Rah! The most awesome shirt ever! […]
Yes yes yes! It’s just about here! The March issue of clm will be in the shop and shipping out to subscribers in one week from today. I wanted to show you a little preview of the fun things going into this month’s issue. And don’t forget about the February […]
When The Creative Family: How to Encourage Imagination and Nurture Family Connections came out in 2008, I was intrigued. I loved the photos. I loved the concept. But, it’s just Jason and I here in our home. So I took a pass. I was so happy when Amanda Blake Soule […]
I’m happy to tell you that despite an ice storm, Craft Leftovers Monthly is in the shop! You can get this months issue here or sign up for a subscription here. Available in Print and Digital editions in the Craft Leftovers Shop. This month is full of great tutorials, […]
Enter the Maker’s Apron. It’s a studio apron, cooking apron, garden apron, and painter’s apron. Calling it a Maker’s apron just made sense. Put it on and you are ready to go. The plan was just that it would be a little apron for wearing in the garden and I was going to give it away. Well, I tried it on and wore it around (just to see if it felt right on you know) and before I knew it, it was filled up with my phone, pencils, pens, erasers, paper, scissors and all sorts of other things. And I wore it the rest of the night. Then I was like “crap, I don’t want to give this away. I like it to much!”
“Crap!” And there goes my button. Now only if I had a little pocket kit to carry in my bag so I could quickly attach it before it goes missing. And what about those times you snag your favorite skirt while on vacation? What’s one to do? Well, mending on the go maybe isn’t ideal, but with this little kit you sure can make it a lot easier. Everything right where it needs to be just when you need it. Even some fabric for patches in a pinch and replacement buttons when you can’t find the one you’ve lost.
Of course the first step of any pattern is getting your measurements correct. Using the Measure for Measure section, I pin pointed my size as a medium.
I really like cloth napkins, I always have and I always will, but I don’t care much for full out white ones. I understand the logic behind them as they can be bleached back to perfection, but for me, well, I don’t use bleach, so I need a different alternative to that pristine white.
I was going to do a different how to today, but after seeing the skirt I worked on for so long in the “to fix” pile, I made up my mind to just get it done. And then I thought to myself – I should post about redoing the hem […]
Yesterday morning while running errands I stopped in to Borders to use up the rest of my gift card from Christmas. I wanted to get a magazine and a coffee. I passed on knitting magazines because as much as I love them I tend not to use the patterns because, […]
I had pulled out a few different scraps from my fabric bin to play with. I was thinking a small something something. Nothing big. Quick. Easy. Small. Well, my hands were cold. Really cold. And it hit me! Sewn fingerless gloves! Not exactly the easy peasy tiny project I planned, but very well worth it. I dug around in what I had pulled out of the bin and bingo! Felted sweater scraps. Perfect. I had one that was the shoulder section, then another that was the bottom ribbing and a sleeve. Hmm, how to make this work. Well I figured it out and work it did! Now my hands are all toasty while I work! Spruce as in the color as well as sprucing up some old sweaters!
Alright folks, I feel like I’m on the up and up… It’s not even past nine and I have the pattern ready to go! I’ve been feeling kind of sick lately and riding my bike when it is only 23 degrees tends to leave me with a runny nose at […]