Category Archives: Sewing

How to Make a Travel Neck Pillow: DIY Video and Tutorial

In-flight snoozing on those red-eye flights just got easier and much more fashionable. When sleeping upright is your only option, this soft and comfortable DIY neck pillow will help you get the Zzz’s you need. Make one to match your … Continue reading

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Easy Last Minute DIY Gift: Flannel and Fringe Scarf (Tutorial and Video)

Little did my mom know that when she declared the Christmas of 1971 as a “Handmade Holiday,” she changed my life forever. I can still remember feeling so honored and loved when even my dad, who was Mr. Busy and Mr. … Continue reading

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Create a Cute Tassel Christmas Tree Skirt

If your Saturday includes holiday decorating and you want to make a new, modern tree skirt, here’s one that you can literally make in minutes from a round tablecloth. And it has tassels!!! Pin Me!! Click here for the directions. … Continue reading

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Mittens Made From Old Sweaters: Another Great DIY Holiday Gift Video and Tutorial (If I Do Say So Myself :) )

You need to be careful what you wear around me. Be very, very careful. Each sweater I lay my eyes on these days becomes a potential mitten fantasy to me. While you think I’m listening to you talk about your … Continue reading

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Easy to Make Festive Faux Fur Collar So You Can Attend Your Holiday Parties in Style

It’s no secret that I love parties! The bigger, the better. The more the merrier. So many reasons for a party, so little time. I truly am a walking party cliche. 🙂 To me, one of the best things about the holiday … Continue reading

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DIY: Refashion a Man’s Shirt into a Beach Dress

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Your DIY Projects

One of my favorite things about blogging, is inspiring someone to try something new. If you’ve been inspired to make something from one of my posts, I’d love to see it and share it. So I’ve started a new page … Continue reading

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DIY: 1960’s Mad Men Inspired Dress Refashion

OK, so maybe I HAVE been watching too much Mad Men this summer. BUT THOSE DRESSES!!!! I just can’t get enough! I want one……. So….. I found this little number at the thrift store the other day and made it … Continue reading

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DIY: Indigo Tie Dye Maxi Skirt and Totebag

What do you get when you mix a bucket of indigo dye, a couple of girlfriends, and a beautiful day?  A new maxi skirt and a tote bag, of course! I had a big bucket ‘o dye left over from … Continue reading

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DIY: Ten Minute Summer Dress Tutorial

  At first glance, you might think I just cut off the length. I didn’t, but it was almost as easy and I was able to give a too small dress a refashion for a change. To refashion something that … Continue reading

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