Halloween Bat Pillow Tutorial

Hello sewing friends! My mom and sister made the cutest little Halloween pillow the other day. It is a cute little bat shaped stuffie that sits on your couch! I couldn’t let them have all the fun so I got my hands on their pattern and made one too. Isn’t the design so cute?!!

Metal Tooling and Embossing: Art Lessons with Grandma

Metal Tooling and Embossing: Art Lessons with Grandma

I have another fun art lesson from Grandma for you this week. Adults and teens will want to get in on this one as well. We explored the art of Metal Tooling and Embossing. It's interesting to use your hands to manipulate materials. This is a good one that even my teen boys had fun with. Come see what we learned.

Soccer Mom Series: Waterproof Blanket Tutorial

Soccer Mom Series: Waterproof Blanket Tutorial
Hi everyone!  Have you ever sat down on grass that you thought was dry only to feel water seeping through your pants after you've sat there for a minute?  No fun!  Well today I'm sharing a little blanket you can make to sit on so that will never happen again!  

A Biscornu Pincushion

It's beginning to feel just a little bit like Fall here.  After all, the temperature dropped to about 60 degrees one night this week.  It's not much but it took the edge off the heat just a smidge. I just came home from the store with Pumpkins! I've got to figure out a way to decorate for Halloween while still keeping our house ready to "show" since we are still trying to sell it. Anyhow, my Mom's birthday was a couple of weeks ago and I made her a little pincushion. Not that she needs another pincushion, as she is a doll clothing designer and has many pincushions on her table, but this little Biscornu was such an intriguing and easy design I just had to try it out.

Baby Zoo Animal Softies to Sew: Hand illustrated PDF Patterns

Baby Zoo Animal Softies to Sew - PDF patterns by Sew Nedra

This is Rachel, Sarah's sister. My mom, Nedra, and I have hacked Sarah's blog to show off the softie patterns we have listed in the Etsy Shop. Nedra designed all of these and we had a whole lot of fun sewing them up. 

Visiting Bee’s Quilt Shop and Studio – St. Augustine FL


Bee’s Quilt Shop and Studio – St. Augustine FL

Hello Sewing Friends! I had a fun weekend in St. Augustine and we decided to stop at a cute quilt shop on our way out. Bee’s Quilt Shopand Studio did not disappoint! Come with me for a peek inside!

Sweet Caroline Girlfriend Clutch and an Easy Baby Shower gift

Sweet Caroline Girlfriend clutch - Leather accents - Strip Piecing quilted front

Hello!! Check out my fun experiment  using a strip quilting technique on this Girlfriend Clutch.  I had a little fun at my sewing machine trying something new.

Experimenting with Mini Pouches to make a Cell Phone Pouch

Experimenting with Mini Pouches to make a Cell Phone PouchOne year made a Cell Phone Zipper Pouch for a friend that took a little experimenting.  (Take #1 is on the Right, Take #2 is on the Left) We finally got it right and discovered a few things I thought I'd share.

Alien Self Portraits: Art Lessons with Grandma

Alien Self Portrait - kid art lesson - Art Lessons with Grandma
We are starting up our Sunday Art Lessons with Grandma again. I'm excited to share what we did yesterday. Grab some paper and markers and come make Alien Self Portraits with us!

10 Must have Sewing Tools that Make Sewing Easier and More Fun

10 Must have Sewing Tools for Easy Sewing - Go beyond the basics to make Sewing more enjoyable

If you know me at all you know I'm a basics girl. I don't need all the extra in any area of my life. I'm usually not one to go out and try all the new things and rely on just the right gadgets to do the job. BUT, I have found that going beyond the basics and having the right sewing tools for the job really does make sewing so much easier and less frustrating. Less frustration means more sewing satisfaction and keeps me coming back for more. So here is a round up of the 'beyond the basic' sewing tools I keep at my fingertips to make my sewing life easier and fun.