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Published on November 12, 2014, by in Uncategorized.

It is so crazy to see how quickly things can progress and change during pregnancy!  Because of that I’m trying to post update vlogs regularly…to update you all and to have as something to look back at later.

 

In both of my latest vlogs I show off the baby bump and answer some questions you all have asked.

 

Click HERE to see my 30 week update!

 

 

Click HERE to see my 32 week update…and find out what we are naming our baby!

 

 
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Published on November 10, 2014, by in Uncategorized.

It’s never too early to start thinking about the holidays and getting prepared for them (especially when pregnant and due within days of Christmas!)  For that reason I have already kicked off my holiday tutorials for 2014!

 

This first tutorial is for very easy stuffed fabric ornaments.  I used some cute Charlie Brown fabric for mine that matches the tree skirt I made last year, but any fabric you like would work.

 

Click HERE to learn how to make your own fabric ornaments!

 

 
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Published on October 30, 2014, by in Uncategorized.

I have a craft fair coming up soon so I put together a little sewing kit-to-go so I would have some projects to work on during any down time.  For my kit I used a triple-layer snap apart plastic box, this allows me to keep my basics on one level and project supplies in the other.

 

Check out my sewing kit and what all I included HERE!

 

 

What projects do you take on the go??

 
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Published on October 20, 2014, by in Uncategorized.

I was getting a lot of requests for pregnancy update videos…so here’s the first! I talk about how I’m feeling, plans for cloth diapering, and a few other things.

 

Check out the pregnancy update HERE!

 

 

If you have questions or things you want me to cover in my next update video leave them in the comments below.

 

I’m still trying to find the cloth diaper style that I like the most, so I picked up a few more cloth diapering supplies recently.

 

Want to see what all I bought??  Click HERE for the haul!

 

 

Since filming my haul video I made another cloth diaper.  It is a pocket diaper with PUL as the outer later and upcycled flannel on the inside.  I haven’t made the inserts yet to go inside the pocket.

 

Here’s a little sneak peek of how the diaper turned out :)  It’s not perfect, but I had fun making it!

 

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Published on October 19, 2014, by in Uncategorized.

I love finding creative ways to package small items that I sell or give as gifts!  I think having fun and creative packaging makes it like getting two gifts instead of just one.

 

I was recently thinking about some bead and wire bird nest charms I had made in the past and was inspired to use the charms along with some pretty floral trim to decorate a small plastic container.  It turned out super cute and I wanted to share how easy it was with you all.

 

Click HERE to learn how to make the bird nest charm!

 

 

Click HERE to see how I used the charm to decorate my container!

 

 

 

 
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Published on October 13, 2014, by in Uncategorized.

Fall is here and Halloween is on its way, so bring on the projects!

 

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I started off the season with a DIY Trick-or-Treat bag made using french seams, but don’t let the french seams fool you…it’s an easy project to make!

 

Click HERE to find the treat bag tutorial!

 

 

Next up is a fun paper piecing block designed to look like a well known Halloween treat…Candy Corn!  The block is simple to sketch out (all directions given in video) and to sew together.

 

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Click HERE to learn how to make the candy corn block.

 

 

Once you create your block (or blocks) you can create a mug rug, mini quilt, feature block tote bag, or a table runner.  I created three of the blocks and added sashing and a backing to create a table runner that is perfect for using all through October and November.

 

You can find the table runner tutorial HERE!

 

 
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I love doing all different types of crafting and DIY, even if I’m not a pro at all of them.  One of the DIYs I enjoy is painting.  I’m not great at it, but I’m getting better and have a lot of fun with it.

 

In THIS tutorial I show how I create a really neat sunset backdrop then add tree silhouettes to it.  I hope you like the video and the painting and give it a try!

 

 
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Published on September 8, 2014, by in Uncategorized.

Jeremiah and I love going to garage sales to find great deals and fun items.  Last weekend we went to a few garage sales and I did a little haul video to show what we found.

 

Check out my haul video HERE!

 

 

Then following that same theme I also wanted to share some of my tips for finding items to repurpose at the thrift store (or garage sales!).  I love using clothing and other items as low-budget materials for my DIYs!

 

Click HERE to find my thrifting tips!

 

 

Feel free to share your own tips for thrifting in the comments below :)

 

 
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Published on September 2, 2014, by in Uncategorized.

When a friend told me that the nursery theme for their new baby boy was lions I couldn’t help but come up with a DIY!  I went to my sewing room and sketched out a little lion and figured out how to turn that design into a plushie.

 

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It turned out super cute so I wanted to share the pattern and tutorial with you all!

 

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Click HERE to find the free pattern!

 

Click HERE to watch the full tutorial!

 

 

BTW if you haven’t already watch THIS video full of important news and info for the upcoming year…you NEED to watch it.  Trust me ;)

 

 

 
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Published on August 29, 2014, by in Uncategorized.

Many of you all know that I LOVE reading!  When I was in elementary and middle school I would come home from school, curl up on the loveseat, and read a book every afternoon.  I still love reading, so I wanted to use some of my pretty fabric scraps to make a cute bookmark.  It looks so adorable and inviting sticking out the edge of my books, inviting me to open the book and read some more!

 

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The bookmarks are very easy to make, but look so great!

 

Check out the tutorial HERE to see how to make your own bookmark!

 

 

**I also have a reading channel where I post audiobooks that I narrate, along with the corresponding text on-screen.   If you want to check it out and listen to my audiobooks click HERE!**