Crochet & Quilting

Mason Jar Pin Cushion Craft Idea

Mason jars serve so many purposes, so when I saw this tutorial for making a mason jar pin cushion, I just had to try it. I happened to be visiting my parents over a holiday weekend, [...]

Men’s Button-Down Shirt Sewing Project

We leave tomorrow morning for a Hawaiian getaway, and I’ve been busily working on a few sewing projects. I had lofty goals when I started just a week ago, but I slowly came back to reality [...]

Unisex Popcorn Crochet Hat Pattern

It’s finally here! I planned on making a ‘bumpy’ popcorn crochet stitch hat (or toque) ever since I made the popcorn scarf nearly 2 years ago. It’s one of those projects that’s been on a list [...]

Quilt Project #4: ‘Plus Quilt’ Layout Madness

This quilt project started with a simple request from Joe to make a new living room throw in shades of greys and browns. He wanted something urban and less colorful than my previous quilting. So, I [...]

Connecting Threads Fabric Review

Connecting Threads may just be one of the best kept secrets in the quilting world. I rarely see it mentioned anywhere on the web and when I do, it’s usually people enticed by the prices who [...]

Granny Square Stocking Ornament Crochet Pattern

Christmas will be here before we know it and I’m behind on getting holiday crafts made. This Christmas ornament (that also serves as a neat little treat holder) is one of my favorite things to crochet [...]

IKEA Borje Dining Chair Seat Cover Makeover

In a whirlwind of activity last night, I completed the dining room chair seat covers in a decorative mossy green and blue fabric. My parents arrive tomorrow and it was one of my last sewing tasks [...]

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