Felt Bird Free Pattern

I’m so excited to be sharing this free felt birdie pattern with you today! I have created some out of my own handmade felt (shown in the photo above) and in pre-made wool felt and they both turned out so lovely! These felt birds are a fun project for beginners as well as more experienced felt sewists/embroiderers. You can use […]

Rainbow Baby Quilt

In the last stages of my pregnancy with Edith, I was having severe problems with carpal tunnel and couldn’t work very long on my usual projects of choice. I could only handle knitting and intricate drawing for a few minutes at a time before my hands became painfully numb.  So, obviously, another kind of project was needed (I can’t just […]

Quiet Book Pages for Boys

If you’re anything like me, you’ve got a delightful and extremely active boy in your life.  He’s curious and smart and if you ever turn your head for even a second he’s climbing the curtains or dumping flour all over the floor, or any other number of mess-producing activities. I spent every spare moment (and, admittedly, some I probably shouldn’t […]

Heirloom Stockings: Treasures in Progress

I was blessed to spend a lot of time with my Grandma while I was growing up.  We got together frequently for family dinners and to celebrate birthdays and holidays.  We spent a week together every summer at  Lake Powell  (and 2013, 2012, 2011, 2008).  My sisters and I joined in singing with Grandma in her choir. She passed away over a decade […]

Pattern: Simple Colors Quiet Book

I have a bit of an obsession with felt.  I adore hand sewing with felt and have made a multitude of games, play mats, quiet books and the like for my kids.  I say “for my kids” but what I really mean is that I LOVE sewing with felt and I want to make things and if my kids happen […]

Three Cheap and Easy Costumes for Kids

I have a few requirements when we begin contemplating Halloween costumes each year: 1) They  need to be reusable. I want to be able to throw them in the dress-up box and be able to use them for years to come. 2) If I have to buy components, I want them to work as regular clothes in the future. 3) […]