Winter Wonderland Village

Winter Village DIY

Although I usually spend my time sewing or baking, I actually really love sitting down to do some good old-fashioned paper crafting.  There’s something very relaxing about it.  After dressing up our mantle with the new fur and flannel stockings, I wanted to add some woodland glimmer to the rest of our family room.  I spent the good… 

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Pattern and Tutorial for Fur and Flannel Stockings - easy!

Fur and Flannel Stockings Pattern

It is probably obvious from my recent posts and my Instagram feed, but I’ll say it again:  I’m obsessed with the faux fur and flannel trend.  Cannot get enough!  The piles of soft, cozy fabrics are piling high in my sewing room.  The simple flannel throw blanket I shared last week has been so snuggly and… 

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How to Cook the Perfect Crepe - video how-to plus recipe!

How to Cook the Perfect Crepe

As you very well know by now, our family looooves crepes!  A weekend morning with crepes has been a family tradition since I was a little girl.  We always cook sweet crepes, but savory crepes can be delicious as well.  And one of the foods that I was most excited to sample in Paris was… 

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Make this Easy Lace Scarf in 15 MInutes!

15-Minute Easy Lace Scarf

I’m just going to fess up right now and tell you that I’ve never been much of a scarf fan.  I see other people wearing scarves and I think they look so great, but whenever I put one on, I just feel…a little overwhelmed by the scarf.  I think it’s because I’m petite.  Also, I… 

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Ruffled Details Jacket Pattern - from

5&10 Designs Black Friday Blowout!!

Happy Friday, friends!!  I am thankful for every single one of you that pops into this little space and reads, connects, and inspires me!  I wish you a wonderful holiday season!  I am excited to announce that starting right NOW through Monday, the Five and Ten Designs team is offering 30% off either or both… 

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Top 10 Reasons to choose a Cricut Explore - great info!

Top 10 Reasons to Own a Cricut Explore (+ Smokin’ Black Friday Deals!!!)

I remember when Cricut put out its very first digital cutting machine – my sweet husband went down to Jo-Ann and got me one for my birthday and I was in cutting-edge crafter heaven!  I’ve used Cricut and a number of other die cut machines, both digital and manual, over the past ten years, but… 

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Make a cozy Flannel Fringe Blanket - so simple, you could even make this no-sew!

Easy Flannel Fringe Blanket

We’ve done an unusually crazy amount of traveling this month and I’m glad to be back home and settled in for the cozy holiday season.  I *may* already have my mantle decorated with stockings and a faux tree twinkling in our master bedroom.  I’m excited to get back to some sewing and my craft room… 

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