Archives for March 2018

Girls Butterfly Sleeve Top

Girls Butterfly Sleeve Top   Spring has sprung so I thought I would make this easy to make, cute little girls butterfly sleeve top.  This is the perfect little top for little girls this spring and summer.  I, of course, used a 1 yard remnant to create this little gem.  If you want the perfect little girls fabric for this project I recommend Fabric.com and Hobby Lobby. This post contains affiliate links that if you click in them and make {Read More}

GDPR and Bloggers: What you Need to Know

GDPR and Bloggers: What you Need to Know GDPR and Bloggers: what you need to know.  On May 25, 2018 the EU is putting in place the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). If you have EU visitors as I do you will need to know about this new law.  It doesn’t matter whether you live in an EU country or not the law applies to the data from wherever it originates. Its primary purpose is to protect the data privacy {Read More}

How do Bloggers Actually Make Money

How do Bloggers Actually Make Money How do bloggers actually make money.  Have you ever wondered how bloggers actually make money blogging? Is it possible to actually make money using your wits and your computer?  The answer is yes.  Will it happen overnight like some bloggers suggest?  No but you too can make money blogging with these tips and tricks. Starting and maintaining a blog takes time and dedication.  You have to learn the ins and outs of starting a {Read More}

How to Sew a Japanese Knot Bag

How to Sew a Japanese Knot Bag Ever wonder how to sew a Japanese Knot bag?  I came across this knot bag pattern from The Chili Dog and just had to make it and show it to you all.  It is a fun and quick little project that you can sew, as usual, using remnants.  I have a giant stash full of remnants that I purchase for half price and am always looking for projects to make with them.  This Japanese {Read More}

Fabric.com $50 giveaway

Fabric.com $50 Giveaway First ever Fabric.com Fabric Madness tournament! Vote on your favorite fabrics once per day for a chance to win one of four $50 prizes from Fabric.com.  Each day Fabric.com will give the choice of two different fabrics,  Choose your favorite for a chance to win $50.  This contest is open until April 3, 2018. Click on the photo above to enter.

How to Sew a Drawstring Easter Bunny Bag

How to Sew a Drawstring Easter Bunny Bag It is almost Easter and I thought about creating this fun Easter Bunny Drawstring bag for little treats to little tykes. These bags are super simple to make and take about 1/2 hour to complete.  As usual I delved into my remnant stash for this project but if you want to find the perfect fabric for you head over to Fabric.com or Hobby Lobby to get exactly what you need. This pattern {Read More}

How to use Yoast SEO Plugin: A Beginners Guide

How to use Yoast SEO Plugin: A Beginners Guide Getting found by your readers and by Google and other search engines should be a priority in your blogging career.  Otherwise you will be sitting in a desolate field of nothingness with no one reading your fantastic content.  In order to make that happen, your first step needs to be to add the Yoast SEO plugin for WordPress.  While it does not do the work for you it will help you {Read More}

How to Make a Flat Bottomed Zippered Pouch

How to Make a Flat Bottomed Zippered Pouch I was asked to do a tutorial on how to make a flat bottomed zippered pouch.  This is one of the easiest beginner sewing projects there is and you can do it in 6 easy steps.  The hardest part is deciding on the size.  With this pattern you can make the pouch any size you want. Beginners might be intimidated by inserting the zipper but this tutorial provides step by step instructions {Read More}

How to Make a Travel Sewing Kit

How to Make a Travel Sewing Kit How to Make a Travel Sewing Kit.  I always travel with a sewing kit because you just never know when you are going to need it.  The plastic ones always break and your sewing supplies end up all over your suitcase so I wanted to make one that was fabric and would protect my small sewing supplies.  I love to sew travel projects and came across this pattern from allpeoplequilt.com and decided to {Read More}

Pleated Clutch Handbag Tutorial

Pleated Clutch Handbag Tutorial I once again delved into my stash and created a colorful and fun pleated clutch handbag.  This stash busting project is simple to make and only takes a few hours.  It is the perfect clutch for any time day or night.  I love the bright colors but you can use more subdued shades if that suits you.  The key to this simple clutch pattern is the alternating pleat colors. I was fortunate enough to have remnants {Read More}