Stuffies Kids Can Sew

My kids wanted to get in on the stuffie-making action for the Sew Mama Sew Sew Mama Sew Spectacular Softies Contest, so I pulled out my bag of felt and we cut out a few dogs and cats. My kids love cats and dogs, and wish we owned several of each; sadly Mike is highly […]

The Daddy Doll, Sewing, and Monthly Goals for April 2015

One of my goals for March was to make at least one softie for the Sew Mama Sew Spectacular Softies Contest. The month was nearly over, and I hadn’t made anything, and then last week Mike was out of town, and the kids were missing him. I had a pair of work pants and an […]

Burlap Tablecloth Tutorial

When we moved from Massachusetts to California, we traded our 1/2-acre yard (which bordered who knows how much conservation land) in for this little patio – and we were incredibly lucky to get that! I have struggled a little bit with ways to make it look more cheerful without incurring the wrath of our homeowner’s […]

Easy Cloth Napkins Sewing Tutorial

We use cloth napkins for meals, and I send them in the kids’ lunches. You can buy polyester napkins very cheaply, but it can be surprisingly hard to buy cotton napkins with reasonably attractive designs. I recently discovered that fat quarters make great generously sized cloth napkins. You save time cutting fabric (not that it […]

Top Post of 2014: Weighted Blanket Sewing Tutorial

Early in 2013, I was talking to my sister on the phone and she mentioned that she wanted a weighted blanket for my nephew. I offered to make one, and decided to take photos and add a few illustrations to create a weighted blanket sewing tutorial. This tutorial became my most popular post of all […]