A Dresser Makeover

| For the home, Tutorial

This dresser has been in my daughter’s room since just before she was born.  Before that it was in my parents’ basement for as long as I can remember.  It’s been in need of a new coat of paint for a while.  Far Far Away Week seemed like the perfect opportunity to give it a […] Read more…


The Sleeping Beauty Doll

| For Kids, Tutorial

This sleeping beauty doll is really easy to make.  It’s a modified Black Apple doll.  This was actually my first Black Apple doll and she turned into the perfect sleeping beauty. So here are the basic changes I made:  First, I changed the top body piece to have a ruffled bodice,  I gave her fleece […] Read more…


How to Make a Mural

| For the home, Tutorial

Welcome to Far, Far Away Week! – a week devoted to projects inspired by Heather Ross‘ beautiful Far, Far Away fabrics.  Here’s the first project – a mural for your wall!  I chose to paint the owl and the pussycat in their cute little row boat under the moon.  The original fabric looks like this, […] Read more…


Simple Recycle

| Apparel, For Kids, Tutorial

My son loves this shark t-shirt his grandparents brought back from Hawaii a couple years ago, but it’s now too small on him (and has a hole in the arm). Instead of passing the shirt on to little sister, we decided to take the shark off and applique it onto a new shirt. With a […] Read more…

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