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Hellooooooooooo! The last post I wrote was before summer had started. Now summer has almost ended!! It has been difficult for me to set aside the blog, and Instagram, and…

Ten Spring Inspired Sewing Projects

Flowers. Sunshine. Open windows. Sandboxes. Thunderstorms. Rainbows. Grilled food. I’ve mentioned to my husband time and time again that a beautiful day seems to make all my worries disappear. I…

#SummerSampler2016 – Block Two

I’m stepping out of my comfort zone, friends. I joined up with the SummerSample2016 quilters. This is going to stretch me. I am one block behind because I joined late,…

What Does Homeschooling Look Like Right Now?

Motherhood is a front row seat to watching our precious children grow, learn, and change. I am completely and utterly privileged to have this line of sight to watching everything…

How to Sew a Zipper on Pillow Cover

Two posts in a row with vintage sheets! I’ve studied up lots on vintage sheets lately and have really grown an appreciation for some brands and patterns. I’ve learned a…

Sewing with Vintage Sheets: A Few Tips I Learned Along the Way

Over two and half years ago, my mom and I were getting ready for our annual combined garage sale. She pulled out all her sheets from her high school, college,…

Yellow and White Triangle Bunting

Hi friends, I just added some pretty fun yellow and white triangle bunting to my Etsy shop. If you have a Farmer’s Market booth or children with a lemonade stand,…

A Throw Sized Quilt Made with Five Inch Squares

Even though this week is a bit gloomy here in the midwest, spring has still arrived! Azaleas and irises are in full bloom outside, and the peonies are next in…

An Inexpensive Alternative to Canvas Prints

A few months ago, I made some triangle bunting for my three year old’s bedroom. As I was attempting to explain to my son the aesthetic appeal of home decor,…

A Flower Basket for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is just a few days away, and I think the tradition of giving flowers for Mother’s Day is a beautiful one. We went back to Peter’s home town…

A Spring Pillow Cover

This springy pillow cover has been listed in the shop! I made a curtain and cut a bunch of quilt blocks and decided it’d be best to make a pillow…

What does a Home School Group Look Like?

Peter and I are embarking on a journey of home educating our children. Neither of us were home schooled, and it has been quite the learning curve for us to…

How to Sew a Patchwork Curtain

I purchased this low volume bundle a few weeks ago, and I’ve been eagerly waiting to cut into the stack of fabric. As I’ve progressed through this creative sewing and…

New Pillow Covers for the Etsy Shop

Hi Friends! Two springy pillow covers were added to my Etsy shop this week.

Ten Month Blogiversary: Ten of the Biggest Mistakes I’ve Made in my Short Blogging Career

I don’t talk much about blogging and what I have learned about blogging on here often. Why? Because I really am not qualified to offer much advice. I am still…

A Repainted Mint Green End Table

Peter and I continue to learn how these precious two little boys we have can be very hard on furniture. We’ve been reminded that investing large amounts of money into…

Fabric Perfect for Spring

Spring is here, and it finally feels like spring is here! The sun is out for the second day in a row here, and we are almost to t-shirt weather.…

A Quilt for a Girl’s Room and an Etsy Shop

Hi friends! If you have been following along here for very long, you may have noticed I have two little boys at home. Lots of cars, trucks, tractors, and legos…

A DIY Tutorial: A ‘Courage’ Sign for a Little Boy’s Room

‘Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.’ -C.S. Lewis (The arrow sign is from MelissaAnneCompany on Etsy.)

How to Square up your Fabric and Cut Perfect Patchwork Squares

There is something beautiful to me that comes with the imperfections of a handmade project. A little bit of coloring outside the lines is a good thing. Aesthetically, I am…