Category Archives: diy

Pieces of cloth make for child’s play

A friend came over the other day with her 4 year old grand daughter. To keep her entertained, I brought out piles of plush toys, books and other kiddy stuff. The big surprise was what became her favorite “toys”: several one yard cuts of glittery cloth. These fabric pieces became...
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Fashion tweaks

Does it drive you batty when you look over your wardrobe and find a piece you loved last year seems somewhat out of fashion? I especially find this issue with collars and skirt lengths! When something is too long or too big, sometimes a little tweak can be an easy solution....
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A doll wardrobe must have: Leggings! Make some from socks.

Hello! This is the site’s first pdf pattern, and I’m sharing it with you to celebrate the event!      Leggings are a must have staple for an 18″ dolls wardrobe. This free pattern is for making leggings from long socks. There are such great long sock styles out there,...
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Instant Infinity Scarves

While anyone has their supplies cut at the sewing store the associates at the cutting counter almost always ask: “what are you making?” So I always ask: “what do you see everyone making?” On my last visit to the store, the sales associate said she was seeing infinity scarves as...
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Styling with Burlap

Styling with simply off white, tan, and brown coordinates is sometimes the easiest way to go when planing a burlap project. When planning a color scheme, tracing paper or  a light print out (about 40% transparency) can be helpful. Then you can experiment with color pencils, working with the color scheme...
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