fabric door stopper

First cut all your pieces out as labeled. Then iron on the interfacing to the wrong side of the pieces needed. First let's tackle the strap. Sew the two pieces right sides together, along the two long sides. Turn right side out and press the edges with an iron, then topstitch 1/8" from the edge on both sides. Next pin your strap … [Read more...]

simple wood necklace organizer

I've seriously meant to make this for so long, bought the hooks and wood even, and then promptly lost the wood. I lose everything, people. I lose my phone at least 2x a day, I lose my sanity on the regular, and I have even hidden birthday presents so well that I had to give them the next year. Cuz I couldn't find them til then. So basically it … [Read more...]

DIY cookie stencil hack

I do not profess myself to be anything of a cookie expert, so please take this tutorial with a grain of salt. (or powdered sugar, if you will) I do, however, like to save money when I can! I love a good deal, and this hack was waaay cheaper than purchasing an airbrush machine and all the accoutrements it would need. Even if I do make cookies at … [Read more...]

mermaid skirt tutorial

Mermaid skirt time! Perfect for costumes, Disneyland trips, or viewings of The Little Mermaid on Broadway! (which was our reason!) Here is the fabulous fabric I found to make the skirts-I got all three skirts out of one yard of fabric, so the cost was amazing! So the size I am making I would call a 4-6 girls size. My girls ages 4, 7, and 9 are … [Read more...]

felt flower tutorial and free pattern

 You'll need: wool felt scissors hot glue gun free pattern Cut a strip of the center felt color 3"x1" Cut 2 green leaves Cut multiple circles of both sizes...I think I used about 5-6 of each size. (all of these pieces are in the pattern in case you just want to use that to cut them out!) Cut your circles as shown, for the petals. … [Read more...]

striped bias skirt tutorial and free pattern

Have you all heard of Skirting the Issue? It's an amazing event that Simple Simon & Co. host every year, where everyone is invited to sew up skirts for local foster centers.  You can read all of the Skirting the Issue details here! Here are a bunch of skirts I've made (some with tutorials) if you feel the urge to sew some up! Today though, I … [Read more...]

unicorn horn tutorial and free template

You've seen those fun unicorn horns I made for Charlotte's unicorn/rainbow bash, right? Well here is the template and tutorial I promised! These were simple to make and I just chilled out in front of a TV show while gluing and cutting. Sadly that's my idea of a good time. ;) No, really. for these horns you'll need: glitter scrapbook paper … [Read more...]

rainbow skirt tutorial and free pattern

 I can't tell you how stoked I am about how this skirt turned out...Ok, I will. I AM SO STOKED ABOUT HOW THIS SKIRT TURNED OUT!!!! I have a tradition (sometimes kept, sometimes not..lol) of sewing something for my girls to wear to their party that fits the theme. see some of them here, here (scroll down a bit), here, here, here, here, here, here, … [Read more...]

simple gathered skirt DIY

Just wanted to share these easy peasy skirts I made for the girls for Easter-I wasn't feeling like sewing any dresses this year...so I stuck with SIMPLE! and I love how they turned out! I got the polka dot and floral from Joanns, and the stripe is...I have no clue. I've had it forever. I grabbed the cute lace tops from Target to finish it off...and … [Read more...]

felt bow free pattern and tutorial

Well, you saw that little bow I made for Charlotte... I whipped up a pattern for ya so you can make a bunch of your own! They would be PERFECT stocking stuffers, just sayin'.... I did them assembly line style which worked great!  You'll need: the free pattern wool felt alligator clips (affiliate link) glue (I used hot glue) First, cut … [Read more...]