YOTB little boy ties

Jack has one of these little faux ties I got for him at Target, and I loove it, it's easy to put on him-he LEAVES it on (miracle of miracles), and it makes him look freaking adorable. When I started YOTB, I knew ties and bow ties would be on the list, because, well...the list of accessories is short for boys. I found this wonderful free pattern … [Read more...]

travel jewelry clutch

I'll be traveling a few times this year so I figured it was time to make a travel jewelry clutch. I've made one before (as a gift), but I wanted one that was smaller and had something for stud earrings...I scrolled through Pinterest and found this tutorial, which I loved all the aspects of, so it was my winner! I used my fave striped fabric and … [Read more...]

floral and leather foldover clutch

  Another little clutch for a good friends birthday! (with leather addition) I love LOVE LOVE making these! It's fun to fill them with chocolate too, of course. ;) I used some scraps for this one again, basically the same process as this clutch. the leather is upcycled from a thrifted bag-which also made a pair of shoes for Ava! the outer … [Read more...]

liberty and leather foldover clutch

I keep busting out these foldover clutches for gifts lately, they are pretty quick to make and it's great fun to pick out fabric combos! I like to try and guess what people would like...so far they've been winners. :) crossing my fingers for future clutches... I made this liberty and leather clutch for my sister in law's birthday...the leather … [Read more...]

buffalo plaid and gold foldover clutch

  I recently participated in a handmade swap and whipped up this little foldover clutch for the lady who's name I drew! I kinda didn't want to send it away, but alas, promises were made, so off it went. grumble grumble. just kidding. a little bit. The buffalo plaid is flannel-a remnant I found at Joanns...and promptly wished I could have … [Read more...]

liberty of london Knot Necklace

I'm so pleased as punch to share this project with you today, and to be working with Liberty of London on this project! It's easy, cute, and really lets you show off your fave fabric! Hop over there for the full tutorial!   … [Read more...]

cinched fabric belt guest post

Hey guys! I'm so excited to be a part of Kojo Designs and Sewing in No Man's Land Sewing for Me! series. Isn't that such a great idea for a series? I know oftentimes I turn to sewing for my girls since it's easier, usually quicker, and uses less fabric. But let's not neglect ourselves, ladies. :) Bringing it home below! I've been … [Read more...]

recent crafties-aka nothing else to post about and a coupon code!

 We're still feeling pretty yucky around here so posting might be light for a bit. Sorry...but to make up for it, here's a way old post I wrote and never put up! Don't you feel special now? I've attended two crafty events recently (ok, like in November)-with organized crafts and teachers-they were both SO much fun. They are put on by our church, … [Read more...]

easy trim headband-mini tutorial

**I'm feeling pretty cruddy (achey cold boohoo) so I'm leaving this giveaway open for one more day! Go get your entries in!** I have lots of lovely trim lying around my sewing room, and the other day I was thinking... (and no, I didn't hurt myself. much.)....I should really use it more...and so these super easy headbands were born. They're very … [Read more...]

simple beaded necklace

Hey, all! As promised, I've got a tutorial for a simple beaded necklace for ya! You'll need:chain (I used 17")jump ringsan eye pin (mine was 5 cm long, often used for earrings)3 small beads (mine were 8mm wide)also a closure, not shown in this pic...oops! Needle nose pliers and wire cutters So first put the beads onto the eye pin...then trim it … [Read more...]