• create,  sewing

    New In Shop: Wristlets & Pouches

    I made the mistake of going into our local quilting shop on Thursday and fell in love with some new Amy Butler and Jennifer Young fabrics. I bought 5 zippers and then went back Friday to get more so I could make some wristlets and clutches. I figure if I have a new sewing addiction I might as well make things to share with you all! I made two wristlets (great for date nights) and a handful of pouches that are perfect for carrying your cards & cash. See them all here. The pouches are just $8 and the wristlets are $20.

  • create,  sewing,  tutorial

    Tuesday Tutorial {on Thursday}: Another Coffee Cozy!

    Here’s another lovely coffee cozy for you to make. This one is made of felt and some embellishments – that’s it! Another great way to use up your scraps. Let’s get started… Layer two pieces of felt and the opened cozy from Starbucks. Pin. Cut around the cozy using pinking shears(or normal scissors if you want a straight edge). Sew along the whole thing using twine from The Twinery or embroideryfloss (or stitch with your sewing machine, it’ll be quicker). Get some embellishments like flowers and buttons, and sew them on the cozy. Pretty flowers! Wrap the cozy around the cup, checking for size andthen sew on a button to…

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    Tuesday Tutorial {on Wednesday}: Ruffle Coffee Cozy

    Since I had the fabulous burned edge flower tutorial on Tuesday but plenty of tutorials to post for you I decided to do a Wednesday and Thursday tutorial as well this week! Lucky you 🙂 Anyone who knows me knows that I LOVE Starbucks. I’ve tried to make my skinny vanilla latte at home and it just doesn’t taste the same. I use Starbucks syrup AND espresso beans and it still doesn’t taste the same. I’m pretty sure they put crack in their coffee {or another secret ingredient}. Anyway, my mom brought me a wonderfully delicious latte on Saturday and I decided to make a few coffee cozies. Cozies are…

  • sewing

    New In Shop: Mocha Latte Clutch

    A few weeks back we had a wonderful person in the community that owns a fabric shop bring in three HUGE (larger than I’ve ever seen) garbage bags full of upholstery fabric. We gave most to our quilting ministry but we did look through for some for ourselves too. It was so nice to get some new pretty fabric for free. This fabric reminds me of a yummy mocha latte. It is upholstery fabric, so it’s got a nice weight to it that is perfect for wintertime. It is lined and has a zipper closure. It is approxiately 11×5.5″ and has a gusseted bottom so that when it has items…

  • inspiration,  sewing

    One-Yard Wonders

    Last week a friend of mine recommended One-Yard Wonders (101 sewing projects for 1 yd of fabric) and I knew it was right up my alley. I was so excited to head to the local bookstore and check it out. I bought it right away and started planning what I was going to make. I headed over to Hobby Lobby to use up the gift card that my grandma got me for Christmas (she knows me so well) and I purchased this cute fabric for 30% off. I was supposed to get 1 1/2″ rings for the bag but could only find D rings. When I got home I didn’t…