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Mr. Owl and Friends Crossbody bag

The moment I saw this Mr. Owl and friends Tootsie Roll fabric, I knew immediately I wanted to make some sort of pouch or bag. I love the bright colors and the fun candy theme of this fabric. I’ve been wanting to create a simple cross body bag for a while and a Mr. Owl and friends Crossbody bag seemed like a perfect way to show off this fun fabric. Mr. Owl and Friends Fabric The red and navy backgrounds…

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Quilt Block Hot Pad and Trivet Set

This post is sponsored by Nancy’s Notions. The project and opinions are my own. I am always on the hunt for a useful and beautiful gift idea. And if that gift idea is quick to make and economical to boot- it’s totally a win. This hot pad and trivet set is both useful and beautiful. Using traditional quilt blocks as the foundation of these utilitarian items makes them both lovely and timeless. This free pattern will show you all you…

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Travel Zipper Pouch Pattern

Last year I sewed up a set of pouches that I could use when traveling. I shared pictures of them as part of the Vintage Adventure blog tour, but didn’t have a zipper pouch pattern to share at the time. After many requests and finally setting aside the time, I’m happy to report that I finally have the zipper pouch pattern and sewing instructions for this set of zipper pouches that nest, have vinyl coated fabric for the bottom and…

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Pouches and keychains in Simple Goodness Fabric

This post is part of the Simple Goodness blog tour. The fabric for this project was provided by Riley Blake designs but the project and opinions are my own. I have come to the conclusion that navy and I are BFF’s. And any fabric line that includes navy is going to find it’s way up to the top of my list. This Simple Goodness fabric is no exception, the blush pinks, red and turquoise are wonderful accents to my favorite…

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Ruffle Notebook Cover Tutorial

*I was given fabric to participate in the This and That blog tour. All opinions and projects are my own. I love the florals in the main print of the This and That fabric line, but what I love even more, is the accent of black that runs throughout this line. It’s such a fun contrast to the bright colors. That element of contrast is what led me to create this ruffle notebook cover. The pleated ruffle on the front…

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Project Teen Study pillow and Color block notebook from Game Day Fabrics

Today is my turn on the Game Day blog tour and I could not be more excited!  I love the fun color ways and the sports theme is perfect for my teen and tween boys! I was provided with fabric from Riley Blake Designs to create a couple of projects to show off this fun collection. I decided to sew a Study Pillow from the book Project Teen by Melissa Mortenson as well as a fabric notebook cover that I…

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Ruffle Top Drawstring Backpack

When I was asked to participate in the Anne of Green Gables blog hop, I was thrilled.  I love Anne and her optimism and strength. This ruffle top drawstring bag is a simple project to sew and a great way to use these beautiful fabrics.Let’s get right into it, shall we? Ruffle Top Drawstring Backpack Supplies:2/3 yard main exterior print (green floral)2/3 yard interior print (raspberry ticking)1/4 yard accent print for ruffle and pocket flap (light pink quote fabric)1/4 yard…

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Wistful Winds blog tour

Hi friends!  I’m here today to introduce you to another gorgeous fabric line.  Friends, this is Wistful Winds by Shari Butler of Doohikey Designs for Riley Blake Designs.  Wistful winds, my blog friends! The colors in this line are just scrumptious and bright and cheery- so totally up my alley! I love the main floral print and the sweet little girls are just adorable.  You can view the whole collection on Riley Blake Designs website here.I have been systematically going…

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Desert Bloom Blog Tour

I have always loved Amanda Herring’s fabric.  She always seems to choose bright happy colors and such fun delightful prints- it would be hard not to.  But I am lucky to say that she is also a dear friend and she is just as bright, happy and delightful as her fabrics.  When she asked me to participate in her blog tour for Desert Bloom, I was thrilled and of course said YES immediately! With colors and prints like these, how…

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Wonderland Tiered Pillowcase Dress Tutorial

Welcome Friends!  I’m so excited to share with you this fun fabric today- oh, and a cute pillowcase dress made out of it as well, as part of the blog hop celebrating Wonderland Fabric by Melissa Mortensen for Riley Blake Designs! My sweet friend Melissa from the blog Polka Dot Chair is a relatively new designer for Riley Blake Designs, in fact, this is only her second line of fabric- which I’m sure would surprise you when you get a…

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