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We spend many summer time mornings staying in our PJs until lunch. I decided to make some pretty nightgowns so the girls would at least look nice and sweet on these lazy days. I have been shopping lots of thrift stores lately & found such pretty vintage sheets and pillowcases. I listed a bunch in my other etsy shop gingercake. Here are the night gowns I made from some of the ones I kept. that one was from a sheet. Pillowcase Nightgowns & Free Tutorial - Gingercake Pillowcase Nightgowns & Free Tutorial - Gingercake
DIY fabric feathers - 3 ways | Details + Decor, DIY Wedding, Favors + Gifts DIY fabric feathers - 3 ways | Details + Decor, DIY Wedding, Favors + Gifts 2 Sep For this Friday we thought we’d send you off crafting with a sweet DIY project from Ez of Creature Comforts. Below she’ll explain how to make fabric feather boutonnieres. She’ll also show you how to dress feathers up as wedding favors and slip one or more into your hair for a carefree bohemian look. But once you have mastered how to create the feathers the possibilities are as endless as your imagination! Supplies:Download feather template Cotton Linen and linen-look fabrics in 1/8 yd strips Jute Twine Corsage Pins 32 Gauge White Cloth Floral WireAvery Permanent Glue StickCraft Scissors Fine-tipped fabric scissors (optional) Vintage buttons (optional) Cardstock paper and pen for writing tags (optional) Decorative Bird Nest (optional) Bissinger’s Salted Margarita Caramels
A few of us quilt-y friends decided last month to do an ornament swap. Our deadline to mail was this week and my secret partner got her ornament! We roped Yahaira into choosing our partners for us so none of us would have an idea of what were were getting. Bunny Ornament–A Quick Tutorial Bunny Ornament–A Quick Tutorial
Keyboard Cat Keyboard Cat So, we’re going to make the geekiest wrist rest your desk has ever seen, in a few easy steps. It’s comfy enough for any computer, and dorky enough for lolcat lovers, meme-followers, and nerds of all flavor. The kitty rest we’re going to make is like longcat's long-lost cousin or the nerdy programmer sibling of keyboard cat.
Little Cottage Mug Rug Little Cottage Mug Rug In honor of Erin’s Mug Rug Madness Week I thought I’d post about my mug rug I made last month for the Portland Modern Quilt Guild swap. I forgot all about it until I saw the adorable house mug rug that Erin posted about earlier this week. I initially wasn’t going to do the swap because I just couldn’t think of something that I liked. Then one morning, about 4am when my 2 year old decided to wake up, and I put him back to bed, I was drifting back to sleep and all the sudden had a vision of this little mug rug.

Holder for Charging Cell Phone (made from lotion bottle)

My husband and I both have cell phones. And both of us have phone chargers. And that means lots of obnoxious cords. Holder for Charging Cell Phone (made from lotion bottle)
According to Lunar Calendar and Chinese astrology, the world has entered into Rabbit year starting from this spring (立春), that’s today, February 4th, 2011. As a memento of the year, I made some bunny sachets. I filled them with silica gel (in bead form) and turn them into desiccant bags for my metal notions stored in the glass bottles. The silica bead will help in controlling the humidity in the glass bottle, hence to protect the metal from oxidation and degradation. This project is ideal if you have a lot of fabric scraps that you want to de-stash. How to sew a mini bunny sachet How to sew a mini bunny sachet
Happy Friday! Wow, you guys outdid yourselves on the comments about my cleaned-up studio! I don't think I've ever had that many comments on one post before. Thanks!!! All those warm fuzzies made the effort seem a lot more worthwhile. Bounding Bunnypins - a Freebie for Friday! - allsorts Bounding Bunnypins - a Freebie for Friday! - allsorts
By Kate on February 6, 2012 I‘ve been scratching my head trying to come up with a card for my hubby {AKA the non-romantic type}. I finally decided to make this pixely popup heart card! They are really minimal (which I love) and take about 20 minutes to make (that includes the card, insert and envelope). You can even make some pixely confetti to put inside the card (if you are a big kid like me!). Full instructions and printable templates below!

{Valentines day} pixelated popup card

{Valentines day} pixelated popup card
Easter is in the air Easter is in the air I had one of those moments in Target the other day while walking (well running, actually, as I had a screaming toddler in my cart) by an endcap, and instinctively, reflexively even, bent down and grabbed this fantastic cake platter as we sped past. The first thing that popped into my head to describe it was "Barnyard Chic" -- check out the chicken wire detail on the foot! Completely fantastic --
Owl be Green! - Upcycled owl purse - PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS My 13-year-old daughter is huge into owls right now, so I thought I would make her an owl purse for Christmas. Ssshhh! Being the thrifty-green sort, I found a wool tweed suit jacket that had seen better days. The moth holes on the collar and ripped up lining made it undesireable... not to mention the ginormous elbow patches and the leather braid buttons.
Good things come in small packages, and they are good if the package is oh-so pretty and smells wonderful to boot. Our Valentines Heart Sachets are a little bits of elegance you can make to give away as indulgent gifts. They can hang on a closet rod, hook on a doorknob, slip into the lingerie drawer or simply show off on top of the dresser or vanity. Doesn't that sound sweet? Valentines: Heart Sachets
Vintage Dresser Cloth Uses Layer Cake Squares & Button Accents My grandmother, an immigrant from Lithuania, was an unbelievably talented seamstress. She did everything by hand, including free-hand embroidery, tatting and crocheting. She never needed a pattern; you could just sketch something and she would create it. It was the sewing equivalent of the musician's ' .' Her vividly artistic creations seemed to flow from her fingers like water from a pitcher.
My lil’ terrier Gus is a fetcher. I mean he can play fetch ALL DAY long! *lol* Squeaky toys are among his favs. Over time, though, they tend to wear out and get holes in them. Squeaky Doggie Bone Tutorial | Laura Griffin Designs
Many people have asked me how I make my labels so I have decided to make this little tutorial including pictures and any little tips that I have learned along the way. You will find that making your own labels is quite simple and much cheaper than purchasing custom labels. Pour yourself a cup of tea and enjoy.

Fabric Labels Tutorial

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