sewing

Crafty Monday: Under the needle

For Christmas, I struggled to get ‘boy gifts’ for my brother and brother-in-law. On top of being ‘boy gifts,’ I also wanted the gifts to cost about the same amount. I turned to my sewing machine to create a pot holder. Actually, it’s my youngest child’s sewing machine. Mine pretty…

Pin it! Do it! Denim Bins

I pinned this project a looooooong time ago and finally got to a place where I could make a set. The bins look great in the original blog post over at a family favorite – Make Magazine. I thought a pant leg made the bin; it does not. You can use jeans…

Crafty Monday: Skirt pattern review

 I’ve played around with “A” of GAIN’s dress for quite some time (also look here). It didn’t work as a shorter dress, so I used my pattern (gift through House Party). I finally finished the skirt, using Simplicity 2286. This was a very fast pattern to sew up, and that…