Sewing a Summer Dress

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Sometimes I need to do a project just for fun, without over thinking it. That’s exactly what I did with this dress. The only plan I had was just to sew a dress, that’s it.

I used a ribbed tank top for the top (to make things easier) and a yard of a striped knit fabric for the bottom.

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Color Blocked Terra Cotta Pots

20140421027Succulents are my favorite indoor plants! They come in so many different varieties. Ever since I read this post, I knew I wanted some potted succulents in my house. We are moving into our new home soon, and I figured it was time to make this project happen.

Project: Color Blocked Terra Cotta Pots20140419008What you’ll need: Potting soil (cactus blend), fine gravel, 3 terra cotta pots and dishes -varying sizes, 3 small succulents (I bought mine at lowe’s), acrylic paint, paint brush and painters tape. succulentsTime: 2 hours (most of that is waiting for the paint to dry)

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Abstract Canvas Art

20140430011This was one of those projects. The kind that when the idea pops into my head I have to make it happen right away. I drove straight to the craft store to pick up supplies and bought three canvases, paint brushes, acrylic paints in primary colors, and a paint pallet.20140430018Instead of rushing through this project, I waited until the next morning to get started and in the meantime studied as much abstract art as I could. This one and this one were the most inspiring. Continue reading

Mother’s Day Card | Using watercolors

20140423074Watercolors have been on my list of things to try for a long time. I so was inspired by this project and finally decided to pick up a set and try it out.

Project: Watercolor Mother’s Day Card20140423060What you’ll need: watercolors, paintbrush, white card (I used an A2 card, 4.25x 5.5), cup of water, scrap paper, and some embellishments (I just use whatever I have on hand- more on that below)

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Fabric Storage Bin

20131220068-EditI have had my craft room set up since September but I really need to make it more functional. I have 4 shelves up on the walls that I haven’t been using much at all. So I thought some fabric storage bins would fun and functional, plus I already had that cute sewing fabric.

Project: Love to sew fabric storage bin

Materials: 1/2 yard main fabric (Michael Miller Love to Sew)
1/2 yard coordinating fabric (teal chevron from Joann Fabric)
1/2 yard fusible interfacing (Pellon 809 decor bond)20131220030Time: 2 hours

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Project Life | Week One

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I kept this week really simple! My goal for 2014 is to only spend 1 hour each week on project life. This week I ordered pictures Sunday afternoon, picked them up Monday morning, and finished the layout Monday afternoon. This worked out really well and I’m going to try to keep it up, so I don’t get behind this year.20140106007-Edit_edited-1 Continue reading

Cute Kitchen Apron

20131228035I love to cook and bake, so an apron seemed like the perfect sewing project. These are so fun to make that I’ll be making my third Apron today! I designed my own pattern after reading a few tutorials, this one and this one were my favorite.

Project: Cute Kitchen Apron

Materials: 1/2 yard focal fabric (I used Michael Miller Brown Vegetable Print)
3/4 yard main fabric (I used green and white dot fabric from Joann’s)
3/4 yard muslin or other lining fabric
1/4 yard accent fabric (I used a bright orange fabric from a local shop)
20131227013Time: 4 hours Continue reading