Need a quick and simple tote for your next beach trip? Here is a full color photo tutorial of how to make a quick and simple tote bag for your goodies and supplies. Only in California! Am I Right? Recently in California, it became illegal—yes I said illegal—for grocery stores to give you a […]
Learn how to sew and quilt projects for beginners.
Now that it’s spring, the weather has been getting slightly warmer and the days slightly longer. The combination of those things always makes me want to get outside! I have this vision of having a picnic lunch outside in an English garden, surrounded by flowers and fresh green grass. I’ve never actually done any gardening […]
They’re some of the most disheartening events: the day you outgrow your favorite pair of jeans or lose a little weight and try to pull on a cherished shirt…only to find your arms are drowning in fabric! You don’t want to throw these items out, but you’re also not comfortable in them anymore. The awesome […]
One project can transform your space in minutes. Whether you are adding some window treatments that immediately make you room appear larger or just sewing up a small pillow for a pop of color, do-it-yourself home décor can easily turn your space from drab to fab. Unlike many DIY home décor enthusiasts, you have a […]
Kaleidoscopes have been around for hundreds of years since their invention in the early 1800s, but I remember getting my first toy kaleidoscope as a kid and being totally mesmerized by what I saw inside. The designs are so gorgeous due to the mirrors reflecting the shapes inside, but, unfortunately, the designs never seemed to […]
We asked our Facebook fans what beginner sewists are most afraid to learn. Our fans shared what their biggest sewing fears were when they started. We weren’t surprised to find that most of our respondents seemed to be afraid of the same basic sewing techniques. To rid our fearful friends of these worrisome woes, we’ve […]
After moving to Chicago this summer, I’ve been looking forward to attending all of the upcoming events and creating some quick crafts. However, lately, I’ve been experiencing the problem of having a lot of stuff. Since I’ve been exploring the museums like the Shedd Aquarium and the Field Museum, I usually have my hands full of maps […]