3 Upcycle Sewing Projects That Are Great For Beginners

When I got started sewing in my teens, my grandma encouraged me to work with old t-shirts and pillowcases. Let me tell you – I thought she was being silly, but it was so smart! I made a mess of so many projects back then and I’m very happy that I wasn’t using my babysitting money to buy fabric! For those of you who aren’t familiar with upcycling, it’s simply the process of reusing old things to make better new things. Upcycling is great, especially if you’re new to sewing.You’ll be able to make neat, useful things while spending little or no money on materials. The other great thing is that if you make mistakes, it’s no big deal since you didn’t have to invest in the materials.  Today, we’ve collected a few simple upcycle sewing ideas to get you started. You'll need a few old … [Read more...]

DIY Table Manners Napkins

How are your kids table manners?I am a mama who’s a sticker for table manners. I am always coming up with new ways to remind my children to mind their table manners! One of my favorite new tools that I use is the table manners napkin. This is a simple fun project that you could do with your kids and a great reminder of the basic rules.With only a few tools and steps, you too can help shape up your children’s manners!The Table Manners RemindersPut the napkin in your lap. Say please and thank you. Try it you might actually like it. Elbows off the table, please. Chew with your mouth closed. Don’t reach across the table. No texting at the table. Is that table talk? Take your dishes to the sink.Table Manners Napkin InstructionsThe … [Read more...]

Easy DIY Potholders – perfect for using and gifting!

( Sponsored) We are so excited to announce the launch of the Little House on the Prairie @AndoverFabrics and a fabulous giveaway. #littlehousemoment #LHOTPFabricWhat we're making, Easy Potholders – perfect for using and gifting!I recently received a pack of 5 fat quarters from Andover Fabric’s Little House on The Prairie line. These are just the kind of fabrics to get you excited about starting a new quilt project. I loved the combination of colors and patterns. I’ll admit sometimes when I am shopping for quilt fabric I get overwhelmed trying to find the right mixture of lights and darks – so when all of that was done for me I was thrilled!The Little House on the Prairie books were one of the first series I read growing up and, of course, I’ve seen almost every episode … [Read more...]