Last week I had to hem a pair of pants and I was so excited to use the blind hem stitch for the first time. I checked out a few online tutorials and everyone started out with the same thing: you’ll need a blind hem foot, switch to your blind hem presser foot, first you’ll […]
It’s picnic season and I’ve started thinking about snacks that are easy to pack when we’re going to the park. I’ve always loved scones, but I like them light and fluffy, not like some of the hard ones you find in coffee shops.
I’m also kind of picky about their nutritional […]
If you have long hair, how do you store your hair ties? I used to keep them on the original cardboards, but they are kind of flimsy and tear easily. I wanted something more sturdy.
Using the plastic leftover from making my place mat sock blockers, I traced the original cardboards and […]
Last year I may have tried too hard with my tomato and cucumber plants. I gave them tons of TLC and didn’t get much in return.
I got these little plants almost two weeks ago at the Farmers’ Market. I tucked them in the corner on the back porch during a […]
I’m not sure how I found Heidi Swanson’s website, but I’m so glad I did. I’ve been looking for fresh ways to prepare some of our pantry staples and she’s got so many interesting and different recipes. Avocado in something other than guacamole? Check. Yummy way to use up the millet your […]
This space hasn’t been very creative in the past week. I’ve been sick since last Saturday. I’ve spent a lot of time sleeping and not much else.
Right before that I had made a trip to the thrift store and started work on some summer refashioning. I also drafted a skirt pattern […]
Ok, so this really could be a how to: personalize any gift. It’s just that I really wanted to get my daughter involved with her teacher thank you gifts this year and this was all her idea.
She had been playing with a fabric gift card sleeve of mine and asked […]
Severe weather is finally here in Nebraska and my creative space is filled with some not-so-creative sewing.
In the Spring, we stuff blankets under this cover to protect our car from hail. We got lazy last winter and left it on all year. The Nebraska winds nearly shredded it to pieces.
A few weeks ago, I mentioned that my first freezer paper stencil was a prototype. Now that the recipient has received his gift, I can show you: iKick!
I used two coats of paint this time and got much better coverage, but it seeped under the freezer paper in some places. […]
Last week, my daughter’s nature school class hosted a Mother’s Tea. It was a really sweet morning. The kids sang us a song, gave us presents they had been working on for a few weeks and then we all went on a hike to the Butterfly Garden to plant flowers.