Luke bought me a sewing machine for Mother’s Day. I’d asked for one as I wanted to sew some pillows and curtains but until a month ago I’d only used it to hem three things, one of which I had to promptly discard. I blame the material. Needless to say, I’m not exactly Seamstress of the Year. However, last month Luke was traveling quite a bit for work so I decided to use those nights alone to whip up a few things for Olivia. Skip the curtains, we’re diving into the deep end.
I’m not a fan of Christmas. Okay, let me rephrase that. I’m not a fan of obligatory Christmas gifts. While I love gift giving, I’d rather buy just-because presents. You know, those moments you see something and absolutely have to get it for the person. That I love. However, every once in a while I happen to think of a just-because present right around Christmas time and voila, I suddenly love Christmas gifts. Continue reading “Custom One-a-Day Calendar “
I love to craft and have wanted to get back into crocheting for a while. My mom taught me when I was younger but it has been ages since I’ve done it. I finally decided to take the plunge and bought yarn and a crochet needle at the craft store. Two disastrous scarf attempts later and I finally had a good flow going. There was a visible pattern in the stitches and I found the methodical movement quite relaxing. That is until I noticed the top of my scarf was getting wider and wider. Apparently I had started to add an extra stitch at the beginning of each row. Rather than undo the last six rows I decided to just eliminate a stitch and bring it back in. While it worked eventually, I still had 10-12 rows that bulged out from the rest of the pattern. I kept crocheting thinking I could ignore the mistake. Who was I kidding? I finally gave up and unraveled everything until the bulge was gone. Continue reading “Crafting, Crotchet and Correcting Sin”
Confession, I am reused a baby shower theme. When you spend hours making garlands and backdrops using it more than once is just good sense. And when you have different friend groups, using the same theme can save you time and money. Continue reading “Cute as a Button”
If you’re looking for a cute, fun and practical baby shower gift a diaper cake is the way to go. Not only does it serve as an excellent decor element but every new mom needs diapers. While this may look intimidating, diapers cakes are actually very simple to make. Continue reading “Diaper Cake”
I love having a wreath for every season. When I moved in with Luke after getting married I promptly started working on something to hang next to the door. Within the first year or so I had one for spring, fall and Christmas. For the last two summers I have perused Pinterest for the perfect patriotic wreath and just hadn’t found anything I absolutely loved. I’ve seen plenty of options at Target and TJMaxx but I really like to make things myself. Today I was feeling especially crafty and with Memorial Day right around the corner (as in tomorrow!) I decided it was time to just bite the bullet and make something. I opted for a welcome sign. Continue reading “Feeling Crafty”
If you are looking for an simple and inexpensive way to dress up a dessert table you are in luck! This garland is easy to make and costs around $10 depending on where you get your fabric. Continue reading “Dessert Table Garland”