Baby Bounty – Baby Shower Gifts

Baby Bounty – Baby Shower Gifts

There’s something about babies that makes me want to sew. I saw adorable bucket hats over at Goodbye Valentino and couldn’t wait for an opportunity to sew one. There is a free pattern from Oliver + S and you can download it here. I learned that the shower...
New Sunglasses and a Coupon

New Sunglasses and a Coupon

I recently had an opportunity to review eyeglasses from GlassesShop.com.  My eyes have been changing lately. In the past few years, I’ve needed to use reading glasses and purchase inexpensive pairs to leave around the house.  I’ve needed them so much,...
Rembering a Father with a Memory Angel Ornament

Rembering a Father with a Memory Angel Ornament

A customer asked if I could make an angel ornament using her dad’s shirt. I had made a memory pillow and had scrap fabric to make the angel. I searched Pinterest and found this tutorial for an adorable angel on the blog Selimut-ku. I added the embroidery to...
My Whole30 Experience and 24 Year Weight Loss Journey

My Whole30 Experience and 24 Year Weight Loss Journey

I want to share my weight loss journey with you. It is really a lifetime story. I was a chubby kid. I am not sure what factors contributed to this, since none of my siblings were chubby as kids. I was self-conscious about it. At times I had to buy jeans in the boy...
Gift Ideas

Gift Ideas

If you are like me, at this time of year you need some inspiration for gift-giving. I love to make handmade gifts, but have made my expectations a bit more realistic. The past few years I have not tried to make every gift by hand. Instead, I try to make a handmade...
DIY Nook Book Holder

DIY Nook Book Holder

There was a bright spot in the interminable speeches I sat through with my daughter during college orientation weekend. A dean suggested that the students take the time to wander the stacks. His message included “wandering the stacks” of the various...