Garden Gloves

| Apparel, Flowers and Gardening

  What better way to welcome the first signs of spring than by making garden gloves! Here’s some great garden gloves I made for my father-in-law and son. The pattern came from Heather Ross’ “Weekend Sewing” but this pattern can also be found on her blog. Check it out. My son picked out the dinosaur […] Read more…

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Fresco Secco

| For the home, Techniques

  If you’ve ever played with plaster-of-paris, you know how much fun it can be. I stumbled across a tutorial on for a fresco secco and I couldn’t wait to try it. You simply take a piece of burlap, spread a roughly 1/4″ layer of plaster over it and allow to dry and then […] Read more…


Lil Blue Boo / Dharma Design Challenge #2

| Apparel

So, I finally decided how I was going to do this second Paper Doll dress for the Lil Blue Boo / Dharma Design Challenge this afternoon. Between taking care of the kids and making dinner for family and friends, I managed to cut all the fabric, applique the flowers and finish the dress tonight. I […] Read more…


Lil Blue Boo / Dharma Design Challenge

| Apparel

  When I heard about the Lil Blue Boo / Dharma Design Challenge I was really excited. I loved the Paper Doll Dress and had lots of ideas. It’s still cold here in MN and there’s lots and lots of snow. Thoughts of summer are on my mind amidst heavy coats, boots, hats and mittens. […] Read more…


Celebrate the Boy!

| For Kids

  I’m sure you’re well aware of Dana and Rae’s month devoted to celebrating boys. Being a mother of a young boy, I absolutely love this idea. I thought I’d share with you an amazing dragon pattern I found on Etsy for “Yoki the Fat Dragon” by DIY Fluffies. It does take a little time, […] Read more…

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