Easy Personalized Photo Albums - such a cute and simple gift!

Personalized Photo Albums

As the holidays approach, it’s nice to put together some gift ideas that are semi-handmade and are easy to create.  Today’s project, these personalized photo albums, take just a few minutes to make and would be a perfect accompaniment to a gift of photographs, travel, or home decor.  I think almost anyone – from kids… 

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Marigold Dress Pattern Review - sewn in black peachskin, worn in Paris

Marigold Dress Pattern Review from Paris

I hope you don’t mind – I snuck off to Paris with my husband last week to celebrate our tenth wedding anniversary and I just didn’t get any posts pre-scheduled to go up while I was gone!  BUT!!  I have lots of fun things to share with you over the coming weeks, beginning with a… 

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Thanksgiving Centerpiece DIY - combine fresh fruits, cut flowers, and silk foliage to create a centerpiece that will last all season!

Thanksgiving Centerpiece to Last the Season

With Halloween out of the way (and the candy trail in its wake), it’s time to clean up the cobwebs and bring some pretty, fall color and comfort into our homes.  I have a real love-hate relationship with fresh flowers on the table.  On the one hand, nothing cheers up a room quite like fresh… 

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Win a Baby Lock Sewing Machine!!

Today I’m over at Skip to My Lou as part of the Bake Craft Sew & Crochet Along. I am sharing a beautiful lace scarf that you can sew in less than 30 minutes. That makes it easy to sew one for yourself and all of your favorite girls this gift-giving season. In fact, you… 

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Sew a Raincoat - pattern suggestion and tips for sewing with laminated cotton!

Sew a Raincoat!

We’ve had some rain already this Fall and I was prepared with this gorgeous laminated cotton to sew a raincoat for Olivia.  Actually, I think with a roll of the sleeves, all of the girls can wear it.  I’ve had the laminated cotton for almost a year, but was nervous to sew with it because… 

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5 Awesome DIY Halloween Cupcakes that anyone can make!

5 DIY Halloween Cupcakes

Halloween is just days away!  What projects are you still working on?  I know things get all crazy in the days right before a holiday and then I remember at the last minute that I volunteered to bring cupcakes….always happens.  So!  I’ve put together 5 awesome ways to decorate your Halloween cupcakes that anyone can… 

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Simple way to make DIY Leggings that turn out great!

DIY Leggings Tutorial

With the cooler weather, I’m finding myself sewing more with knits and cozy fabrics.  I’ve found that the quality of knits varies greatly and I was eager to try out some of the Riley Blake knits, as I haven’t used them before.  I loved these basic striped knits because they come in every color – I… 

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