Category Archive: Sewing & Patterns

iPhone/iPod Sleeve with Pocket & Swivel Hook

This has been an incredibly busy week for me. I’ve been making patterns for some great tutorials and merchandise for the Etsy shop, I’ve been working hard on a big project (that I… Continue reading

Pocketed Beach Towels

We live right up the street from a huge and beautiful beach right on Lake Erie. We’ve been spending all our free time there this summer and I’ve been coming up with some… Continue reading

Insulated Casserole Carriers

I am so excited to finally be able to do this post because I think a lot of you are going to find it very useful! I had been looking for a great… Continue reading

No Pattern Chain Halter Dress

I promised at the beginning of summer that I would try to come up with a few no pattern maxi dresses and this is the latest one I’ve made. When I tell you… Continue reading

Maxi Dress

As promised via twitter, here is my first post to help get you ready for Memorial Day weekend… an incredibly simple maxi dress! I have had this pattern (McCall’s M6558) forever and completely… Continue reading

Quick and Easy Window Valance

We have a window above our kitchen sink that overlooks the golf course we live on and I have never really known what to do with it since we moved in (which was… Continue reading

Roll Up Makeup Brush Bag

I’ve been meaning to do this project for a couple of years now and I’m happy to have finally gotten around to it. I have a professional one of these and it’s just… Continue reading

DIY Burberry Gem Embellished Trench

Back at the end of January, Gossip Girl premiered its 100th episode which was the “Royal Wedding” episode. It wasn’t the gorgeous Vera Wang dresses or the spectacular setting at the reception that… Continue reading

No Pattern Caftan Dress

I had originally bought this  fabric to make a long maxi dress, but while cleaning up a few things I laid it on my dress form to get it out of the way… Continue reading

Alicia Adams “Links” Pillow

This addition to the Designer DIY section was a request from my husband. We saw it in the store and he immediately walked over to it and said “how amazing would this be,… Continue reading

DVF “Trelodie” Blouse

This is my first post in the new Designer DIY section of the website, and I’m really excited to share it with all of you. I saw this DVF blouse a few months… Continue reading

Children’s Apron {Simplicity 2295}

Last Christmas my grandmother gave my niece a play kitchen and she fell in love with it immediately. She’s obsessed with Dora the explorer so for Christmas this year I wanted to make… Continue reading

Removable Faux Fur Boot Covers

Since a lot of you will be giving and receiving UGG boots over the Holidays I thought this craft would be a perfect post to leave you with until after Christmas. My husband… Continue reading

Houndstooth Party Dress

As Christmas is less than a week away and New Years Eve is fast approaching I know all of us are in search for the perfect party dress and this craft is it!… Continue reading

Embellished Designer Christmas Pillows

I’m a big sucker for throw pillows to begin with but when you add embellishments on them and I get all out obsessed. Problem is that with most of the pillows I like,… Continue reading

Vogue Dress 8667

Every year the women in my family go to Lewiston for the annual Barbara Zimmer Holiday Wish Show in support of the American Cancer Society. It is an amazing event that supports a… Continue reading

Vintage Fall Aprons

I love the look of vintage aprons and  I always used to buy that style before I started sewing. Now that I make my own, I’m always on the hunt for a really… Continue reading

Removable Pillow Covers

I have to start by thanking my mom for showing me how to make these really easy, really great looking pillow covers. Whether it’s for our couches, our beds or any other room… Continue reading