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How To Turn Your Art Into Patterns 1   Recently updated !

This past Summer, I wrote a pretty popular tutorial on how to get your hand drawn artwork into the computer so you can do stuff with it. It is a process I use all the time with my illustrations and watercolor paintings. (Even for creating sewing patterns believe it or not!) Over the last week, I […]

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Make a Giant 3D Fabric Letter

Another one of the decorations I made for my Sister-In-Law’s baby shower was this giant 3D Fabric Letter. It was covered in her favorite fabric — teal chevron! The cool thing about these letters is they are made with just fabric, foam board, and hot glue…this makes them surprisingly light and means you can hang […]

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Easy Way To Hang Temporary Decorations (Even Curtains!)   Recently updated !

This is a tip that makes holiday decorating a lot more fun…don’t nail or tape decorations to your walls, use these temporary hangers instead! I had a baby shower recently for my Sister-In-Law and made TONS of decorations. We transformed the whole downstairs into baby party central! I used 3M Damage Free Hangers, Hooks, and […]


Cake Stand (DIY For Less than 5 Dollars!)

Recently, I hosted a baby shower for my sister-in-law, and I needed a cake stand. In fact, I needed a lot of cake stands for the dessert table. When I went online to research cake stands, I found that there were several options. But most of the cake stands that I found were either too expensive, […]

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How To Make A Handmade Tutu

How to make a tutu

We’ve noticed you ladies love making tutus…we do too – and why wouldn’t we? A tutu (especially a handmade tutu) is the perfect expression of girly, frilly, imaginative fun! When you make them yourself, you can size them to fit just about anyone or anything: a baby, a puppy, a table skirt, a husband that […]


Make DIY No-Slip Socks

For babies who are walking, no-slip socks are an absolute must-have…especially if you have hardwood floors. Some baby socks come with little grippers already on the bottom. But many do not. Recently, I bought an entire package of baby socks, not realizing they did not have the little grippers on the bottom. My baby is […]

How to make DIY No slip baby socks

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How To Make A Pattern

Did you ever wonder how to make a pattern? The answer is: there are many ways to make sewing patterns. Here are the most common ways of making patterns: Method #1 – Draping This method of making a pattern is really more like just fitting fabric around what you plan to sew, and simply pinning it how you […]


DIY Headboard Ideas

Several years back, I didn’t have a lot of money, but I really, really wanted a beautiful headboard for my bedroom. Not having $400 to spend (and let’s face it, the nice ones are WAY more!) my headboard options were pretty limited. I decided to DIY it. With no real plans (other than what I […]

Making a Headboard is Easy! A great tutorial on making a DIY headboard plus tons of links to tutorials to make a DIY headboard in any style

Best DIY Secret To Softer Skin   Recently updated !

I used to work in the beauty and cosmetics industry. And if there is one thing I heard a lot about, it was the importance of establishing a beauty routine. Ingredients are important too. All natural, good-for-you ingredients whenever possible! A lot of people suggest products like sugar scrubs for this purpose. Can I be […]

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