How to Make Reusable Sandwich and Snack Bags

How to Make Reusable Sandwich and Snack Bags I read an article recently about the impact that plastic bags are having on the environment, particularly the oceans.  I live in California where reusable shopping bags are now required when I shop at the supermarket or other store but there are still many plastic bags that we don’t think about that we use everyday.  Among those bags are lunch and snack bags.  I decided that it was time to make some {Read More}

How to Make a Fabric Closet Safe

How to Make a Fabric Closet Safe How to make a fabric closet safe.  I absolutely love this project.  It is the perfect fabric closet safe that can be hung in your closet or taken on the road to hide your valuables while traveling.  It is discreet and can be hidden among your clothes so that your valuables are well hidden from prying eyes.  I, of course, used 1/2 yd remnants for my project but if you need the perfect {Read More}

How to Make Fabric Covered Plant Pots

How to Make Fabric Covered Plant Pots How to make fabric covered plant pots.  I delved into my stash once again for this beautiful but simple project.  I have plants all through my home. They are both pretty to look at and healthy for the environment.  According to the Health Economist house plants not only have the ability to clean the air but they can also remove toxins like benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene from the air. I could use plain terracotta {Read More}

How to Sew DIY Luggage Tags

How to Sew DIY Luggage Tags How to sew DIY luggage tags.  Travel season is about upon us so I thought I would create this tutorial on how to make DIY luggage tags.  You will never miss these suitcase tags on the luggage carousel when you use fun fabrics that stand out in a crowd.  I, of course, used some fun remnants for my fabric luggage tags but if you don’t have a stash of remnants like mine head over {Read More}

How to Make a Pillow Case in 5 Easy Steps

How to Make a Pillow Case in 5 Easy Steps So, how to make a pillow case in 5 easy steps.  We go through a lot of pillow cases in my house so I decided to make them myself with fabrics from my stash.  It is a great way to use up your stash or to buy really fun and colorful fabrics from Fabric.com or Hobby Lobby.  With the wide range of fabrics that these sites offer, you can find {Read More}

The Perfect Traditional Irish Soda Bread

The Perfect Traditional Irish Soda Bread The perfect Traditional Irish Soda Bread is a quick bread that has 5 ingredients and nothing else.  Traditionally, it was not even made in an oven but made in a bastible which is a cast iron pot with a lid that was set over a turf fire because most Irish people did not have an oven.  It was easy and inexpensive when baking soda was invented and inexpensive to buy.  The rest of the {Read More}

Valentine Cake Pops

Valentine Cake Pops I recently took Craftsy’s free online mini class on how to make cake pops and thought to share some of what I learned with you.  Of course you can click the link and on head over to Craftsy and take the free class yourself but I thought creating some Valentine Cake Pops would be a great way for all of us to get started on this fun and decorative project. What you will Need 1 Box cake mix {Read More}

Super Handy Hand Hanging Towels

Super Handy Hanging Hand Towels I love hand towels that hang easily from my oven and dishwasher without fear that they will fall off the minute I use them.  I also like the idea of adding a little pattern to otherwise plain dollar store hand towels. This tutorial solves both issues in an easy to sew pattern.  It will also take away the fear of adding button holes to your projects and allows you to use some of those scraps {Read More}

Best Basic Banana Muffin Recipe

Best Basic Banana Muffin Recipe As usual we didn’t eat all of our bananas this week so I set out to find the best basic banana muffin recipe I could find and came across this one from a Taste of Home.  Normally I would add chocolate chips or walnuts but I didn’t have any so I made them just plain and they are delicious.  You just need 3 ripe bananas and standard baking supplies to make these delicious muffins. Print {Read More}

DIY Gumball Machine

DIY Gumball Machine Here is a terrific holiday customizeable faux DIY Gumball Machine. This is a crafter’s favorite. So easy and inexpensive to make. What you Will Need: DIY Gumball Machine 1 Terracotta Flower pot — whatever size you want your machine to be 2 small Terracotta saucers — again depending on the size of your pot 1 medium terracotta saucer — again depending on the size of your pot 1 plain glass bowl — again depending on the size of your {Read More}