a holiday coffee sleeve

Posted on Dec 8th, 2014

A certain coffee shop has red cups for the holiday season. They kinda clash with my regular felt sleeve, so I decided to make a special one for the…

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a makeup bag for me

Posted on Jul 14th, 2014

Last year I posted about a makeup bag that I made had made for my sister and friends as gifts. I had been meaning to make myself one since then, but…

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a shawl for my mom

Posted on Dec 2nd, 2013

I can't believe that it is already December. Did anyone else feel like November just flew by? I try to make my own Christmas gifts when I can, and am…

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a tiny easter dress

Posted on Apr 21st, 2014

I've had The Itty Bitty Baby Dress Pattern by Made By Rae bookmarked in my browser since 2009 when I first saw it on Film in the Fridge. Luckily I'm…

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baby shower gifts (part 1)

Posted on Aug 19th, 2013

One of my very good friends is pregnant. As soon as I found out that she was pregnant with a boy, I started looking around for things that I could…

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baby shower gifts (part 2)

Posted on Aug 20th, 2013

As I mentioned yesterday, one of my good friends is pregnant with a boy, and I sent her some gifts for her baby shower because I wasn't able to…

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baby shower gifts for my niece

Posted on Feb 10th, 2014

My brother-in-law and his wife are about to have a baby girl! To say that I'm excited is an understatement. Yesterday we had a baby shower. I decided…

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coffee ground soap

Posted on Jun 12th, 2013

My dad loves coffee, so when I was trying to come up with something to make for Father's Day, I knew that it would somehow involve coffee.  I…

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earring holder

Posted on Aug 13th, 2013

A few years ago, I was looking for a way to display my earrings, and I came across a picture of a wooden frame with a stretched doily. I loved the…

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gifts for nana

Posted on Oct 7th, 2013

Last Friday was my nana's 83rd birthday. I came across this gorgeous pearl bead, and immediately thought that it would make a perfect necklace for…

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how to sew: a pillow with piping

Posted on Jun 9th, 2014

  Throw pillows can get really expensive, especially considering they are just fabric and stuffing. I don't even bother trying to buy…

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leaf necklace

Posted on Jan 13th, 2014

I came across these beautiful leaf cut-outs and knew that they would be perfect for a necklace. I ended up making this necklace for a few special…

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little painted jewelry box

Posted on Jan 19th, 2015

I made these boxes as gifts this past Christmas for some of my favorite people. I had found these boxes over the summer at Target, and bought a bunch…

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makeup bag

Posted on Jul 30th, 2013

When I am trying to decide what to make people for gifts, I like the items to be useful while still being cute. I noticed that my sister was hauling…

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makeup brush roll

Posted on Jun 25th, 2013

I used to keep my makeup brushes loose in my makeup bag, but the bristles would get bent and I found that any leftover makeup would rub off on…

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memo block

Posted on Dec 9th, 2013

  I've made this gift for a couple of people, but this one happens to be my mom's. I came across this pattern by Dave Hakkens, and knew…

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moonlight sonata candles

Posted on Jan 20th, 2014

I always like to have little gifts on hand just in case I need something last minute. I've been making gifts for so long that I always feel a little…

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reversible apron

Posted on Oct 2nd, 2013

When I worked in a coffee shop, aprons were a necessity. I was tired of the plain black ones, so I started to make my own. I also made some for a…

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update: baby boy quilt

Posted on Jun 16th, 2014

Well I didn't finish this quilt before the baby boy that it was intended for was born, but I did complete it before we drove up to NJ to go meet…

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work in progress wednesday: baby boy quilt

Posted on Jun 11th, 2014

Our friend Tanner and his wife Wendy are expecting a baby boy any day now. I'm am working on a blue and green quilt for them. I wanted something…

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