Baby Sports Blanket

Baby Sports Blanket

My niece sent me these photos of her adorable daughter in her Kent State gear! She is so precious! I made her the bib and the blanket. My niece and her husband both graduated from Kent State, so it was their idea to base the blanket on their three shirts, centered on...
Deconstructing a Varsity Jacket

Deconstructing a Varsity Jacket

A jacket, circa 1968, that belonged to my customer’s father. He was ready to get it out of the closet, but his wife was not so sure. It was tattered in spots, but was a generous size. I thought it would be fun to incorporate the leather sleeves. I barely had...
Using Kraft-tex and Vinyl to Repair Prayer Book

Using Kraft-tex and Vinyl to Repair Prayer Book

Mom’s prayer book has been used quite a bit. Do you think that is a big part of how she survived us six kids? It was held on by one thread in the binding. She has a few loose pages and many prayer cards and holy cards tucked into it. She also had a vinyl cover...
DIY Sweatshirt Pillow Tutorial

DIY Sweatshirt Pillow Tutorial

I made this sweatshirt pillow for a customer and thought I’d share how I made it. Follow along using the photos. All you need is your sweatshirt, a size 16 stretch needle and a 32 oz bag of polyfil! Steps: 1. Even out the sweatshirt top and bottom. 2. Stitch...
DIY Upcycled Sweater Pillow Case

DIY Upcycled Sweater Pillow Case

 How embarrassing is it for a knitter and sewist to share these photos? This sweater was purchased in Ireland by my father-in-law and I have worn it for years. It was better than a robe – the first thing I’d slip on in the morning to keep me cozy in our 60...