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 clutch is the alternating pleat colors. What you will Need: 1/2 yd or remnant of {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}

Easy DIY Glasses Case

Easy DIY Glasses Case I am all about using remnants in my sewing when I can because you can get them at 50% – 75% off.  For this project you can use remnants or fat quarters to make a really cute and easy DIY glasses case.  This pattern requires two pieces of fabric and either a plastic snap or Velcro to use as a closure.  This whole project takes about 20 minutes to make from beginning to end is for {Read More}

Free Bi Fold Wallet Tutorial

Free Bi Fold Wallet Tutorial I took a Craftsy class on Wallet making called Sewing Wallets Step by Step a while back and I just loved it.  It was a very well done class and worth the sale price I paid for it.  Since then I have been making wallets like crazy.  They are much easier than you think to make them.  I would recommend that you take the class if you can otherwise I came across a terrific free {Read More}

How to Declutter Any Room or Closet in 6 Steps

How to Declutter Any Room or Closet in 6 Steps So, how to declutter any room or closet in 6 steps.  It is that time of year for resolutions, optimism, and decluttering. Believe it or not clutter around the house can cause stress you do not even realize is there.  It is amazing how well you feel when you get rid of the things that are cluttering up your life.  To assist in this sometimes mammoth undertaking I have come {Read More}

Sew a Basic Tote Using Remnants

Sew a Basic Tote Using Remnants As you all know, I have a closet full of remnants and am always looking for things to make with them.  Remnants are the last yard or less of fabric left on a bolt that is sold for half price at your local fabric store. In this case I happened to have some blue faux suede and blue and white floral fabric so I decided to sew a basic tote out of remnants.  I {Read More}

10 Natural Cleaning Hacks with Lemons

10 Natural Cleaning Hacks with Lemons   There is nothing like the smell of fresh lemons.  But lemons do more than small good they are great for cleaning your whole house.  They are a natural alternative to the chemicals typically used to clean our homes and far safer for our environment. Because of their natural deodorizing and disinfectant properties I put together these 10 natural cleaning hacks with lemons to clean your whole house. What you will Need: Fresh lemons {Read More}

Mini Party Poppers

Mini Party Poppers It is time for summer parties to abound.  Whether it is a Sunday picnic or a 4th of July bar-b-que there is always room for mini party poppers.  You can make these simple little poppers to contain confetti or sweat treats but they will liven up any party and they are really simple to make. Just cut out the pattern and roll up the paper and you have a wonderful festive touch you can add to any {Read More}

Paint Your Own Christmas Angels

Paint Your Own Christmas Angels   I saw this simple to paint trio of angels designed by Cynthia Fortner in the Better Homes and Gardens Holiday Crafts Magazine last year and wanted to give it a try but just didn’t have the time.  I kept the issue and the pattern and tried it this year and it is a simple and inexpensive painting to create and a stunning addition to your Christmas decor.  I whole heatedly recommend that you try to paint {Read More}

Delicious Holiday Peanut Brittle

Delicious Holiday Peanut Brittle   I remember growing up my mom always bought peanut brittle at Christmas time.  I am not sure why that was but to this day I associate Christmas with peanut brittle.  I figured this year I would share my favorite simple to make holiday peanut brittle recipe that you can make right at home.  I like a buttery flavor to my brittle so I am using a nice flavorful Irish butter in this recipe. Although corn {Read More}

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