Sunday, September 17, 2017

Cozy Crochet Yarn and Knitting Projects and the Weekly Block Party Link-Up

With fall right around the corner and cooler days coming, it's time to pull out some bright yarns and dust off those crochet hooks and knitting needles.  These projects will provide all the inspiration you need...

Crochet Pouf | Celtic Weave Fingerless Gloves | Shelby the Turtle | Hexagon Baby Blanket | Peacock Hood Pattern

A few of these blogs are in other languages but the amazing projects are worth it.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Asymmetrical Body Pillow with Cuddle® Fabric - Free Pattern

This asymmetrical body pillow is hip and classic all at once.  You can make your own in under an hour.  Many thanks to Shannon Fabrics for providing me with fabric and to Fairfield World for providing me with product and compensating me for this post.  All ideas, opinions, and enthusiasm are 100% my own.  This post contains affiliate links.

Besides offering support while you sleep, body pillows make great floor pillows, sofa accents, and can work almost like a headboard for beds.  Add some Cuddle® fabric from Shannon Fabrics and you've got your family's new favorite pillow.

The only way to up the awesomeness from there is to add a coordinating Cuddle Quilt.  You can find the free pattern for this Disappearing Nine-Patch Cuddle Quilt on the Shannon Fabrics site here.


The Carry-It-All Bag - DIY Reinforced Tote Bag Tutorial

This DIY Reinforced Tote Bag is perfect for all sorts of heavy lifting.  Quilted with Support foam inside the tote as well as inside the extra wide handles, this tote makes the perfect carry-all for everything from rocks to books and everything in between.  Many thanks to Fairfield World for supplying me with product and compensating me for this post all ideas, opinions, and enthusiasm are 100% my own.  This post contains affiliate links to support my blog.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Amazing Football Watching Foods and the Weekly Block Party Link-Up

Football season is upon us (especially when you live in a football town like I do), and that means it's time to pull out those savory snacks.   We have pulled together some amazing recipes for your football watching party! Nothing healthy here. ;)

Friday, September 1, 2017

Basic Box Cushion Cover - For Chairs, Bean Bags, and Floor Pillows

Box cushions are easy to make and very versatile.  They can be used to recover chair and sofa cushions or made on their own can make great floor cushions, bean bags cushions, and pet beds.

One of the best things about designing projects for Fairfield World is that they send me free product that I can use to do projects like this to benefit individual classrooms at my kids school.  They sent me bean bag filler, poly-fil, and pillow inserts and compensated me to complete this project.  Dritz also sent me their brilliant Cut-to-Size Upholstery zippers.  All opinions, ideas, enthusiasm, and gratitude are 100% my own.

Depending on the level of support you need, you can fill box cushions covers with support cushion foam, bean bag filler, or poly-fil fiber fill.

And while these cushions found their home in a first grade classroom, these cushions also make for relaxing seating at home as well.

(Bean bag filler inside.)

Get the full tutorial, needed materials, and instructions to make your own Basic Box Cushion Covers on the Fairfield Site here.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Great Galazy Crafts, Recipes and More

Who else is excited for the upcoming solar eclipse?  Our family has been planning for it for years.  Here are some fun projects to get in the mood. 
galaxy crafts recipes and other DIY space projects and tutorials
Here are a bunch of fun galaxy inspired creations or projects that totally have that fun space and stars feel! Marissa here from Rae Gun Ramblings. Rae Gun guest posting picture I've just been through my crazy Happy Harry Potter series and once again this year's projects were all super fun. I'll be doing a huge wrap up this week but here are a few of my favorite projects.
easiest caramel chocolate pretzel wands recipe harry potter
Whether you like Harry Potter or not these caramel chocolate pretzel wands are crazy delicious and a super easy addition to any party.
How to make Revelio Harry Potter I Spy bags tutorial
I made these super fun Harry Potter I Spy Bags (both an actual bag and a play pouch version). Bonus for Harry Potter fans that I made little wizarding trinkets as the things you find!
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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Anne of Green Gables Christmas Quilt - Free Pattern

This Anne of Green Gables Quilt is as simple and timeless as the beloved books by L.M. Montgomery.  Make your own with this free pattern.  Big thanks to Riley Blake Designs for sending me fabric from their Anne of Green Gables Christmas collection by Penny Rose Fabrics that's just hitting stores in the last month or so.  And as always, thanks to Fairfield World for providing me with batting and compensating me for this post.  All ideas, opinions, and enthusiasm are 100% my own.  This post contains affiliate links to help support my work.

I know it's a bit early for working on Christmas projects...but let's be serious.  Starting now, is the only way I get Christmas sewing done before the mad rush.

Anne of Green Gables was one of my favorite book series in middle school, and Gilbert Blythe from the first two Anne of Green Gables movies was my first celebrity crush.  So I was SUPER excited to hear about this year's Anne of Green Gables Christmas fabric collection, and new I needed to make a quilt...but not just any quilt...a quilt worthy of Anne herself and one that I could imagine on her bed at Green Gables or in her cozy House of Dreams.

After looking through some vintage quilt inspiration, I came across this quilt made by Jane Austen and the other women in her family.  I thought even though Anne herself did not like patchwork...she might have been willing to make a quilt fashioned after a pioneer of English women's literature.