How to make your own Bias Tape and Seam binding

Bias Tape and Seam Binding 


I was throwing away a few pot holders that were burned, stained and simply too thin to protect my fingers anymore.

As I separated potholders into piles, I noticed many more hand-made potholders to save for another day. More store-bought potholders tossed in the trash. I also noticed "hand made" outlasted "store-bought" by many years.

Deciding to make a few new potholders, I determined to search Ebay and  Etsy for inspiration. Nothing quite like a pretty, hand made pot-holder.

It's nostalgic to be searching for potholder ideas from Ebay. I began my career on Ebay with custom made potholders. I'm not kidding. I had a Power Seller Store full of potholders

Back then, I created felt Apples, Pears. Tomatoes along with barnyard animals and appliqued them all onto solid color pot holders. Today, 15 years later-- I want a cute potholder that I can make in a few minutes for my very own kitchen. It no longer has to be a potholder stack of 50 to ship in the morning! 

Hand-made Tote Bag any Mother would Love - DIY for Mother's Day

Mother's Day Without Mom

My Mom passed away with Alzheimer's in 2008 shortly before Mother's Day. So every year when Mother's Day rolls around, I am reminded of my mother.

Actually, I think of my Mother all year long but it seems like Mother's Day is a more profound reminder of those last few years when she had lost memory of all that Motherhood meant for her.

When I was a child, Mother's Day was a joyous and fun occasion during elementary school years. As classmates we planned and schemed to make the perfect gifts for our mothers: a glass paper-weight with a smiling face peeking through, plaster pushed into an oval shape and painted red with my hand-print pressed into the center.

The Cutest Easter Baskets Ever - Make Your Own

Kaffe Fassett Pastel Fabric
With Easter just around the corner, this is a somber and reverend time of year. Each family celebrates in their own way. Church attendance, Potluck dinners, Outside barbecues if the weather allows, families come together in peace and love and be grateful and thankful for all they enjoy.

For children, Easter is a fun time of frolicking and joy while they color eggs and eat them later. Most children love eggs, especially colored eggs, candy eggs, and rolling in the grass to find the very prettiest painted egg.

This Easter you can craft your very own Egg Baskets that are as pretty and colorful as any dyed egg.

Use brand new fabrics from a Pastel Rainbow, or more subtle fabrics that carry their own memories. 

Get Glam for St. Patrick's Day; Makeup, Costume and Accessories

Video Tutorial for applying St. Patrick's Day Makeup? 

Is a costume party in your future for St. Patrick's Day?  Are you worried about Hair, Makeup, and which shade of green to wear?

We are a "crafty blog" and we have your options covered. This is a sweet Video to show you how to create the perfect face, how to apply gorgeous make-up that makes YOU the stunner at that St. Patrick's Day Party. No garish, bold greens but a stunning look that is totally glam!

Then check out our St Patrick's Day Costumes and all the accessories you'll need to be Lucky on this St. Patrick's Day! 

Quilt Die Sets on Sale Limited Time Only 30% OFF

30 Percent Off Accuquilt Overstock Go! Train and other Quilt Dies!

 My Grandmother did not have the luxury of quilt dies or fabric cutters as she stitched quilts so her children were warm and snuggly as they slept on cold winter nights.
Go! Train

Back then, Granny created warm and snuggly quilts with scraps cut from flour sacks. Only the stunning quilts for all the grandchildren in her family were sewn from store bought fabric. 

And, since Granny had 8 children it was quite the undertaking to create quilts for 30+ grandchildren. If you're a quilter, you'll love these quilt dies, quilting is still as much fun and as rewarding as it was for our Grannies every where. 

If you're a Grandma or Nana now, you'll really love these quilt dies and the GO! Quilt Die Cutter.

Quilt Dies for children's quilts are the sweetest! and easiest way to create a quilt for that special child in your life.

This sale ends on February 28th, so check them out today!

The GO! Cutter makes quilting easy. And these are some of the sweetest dies for children's quilts ever. Florals, Trains, patterns for Girls and Boys alike! 

Keep Reading to see the Video of this sweet Fabric Cutter-- GO!

Etsy Adds A New Category Structure- Don't forget to Revise your Listings!

Etsy Adds a New Category Structure

Etsy recently changed their Category Structure. I know a few sellers are standing to Boo!

Yea! Thank You Etsy!!
I was pretty upset, myself. I had no time to re-do Etsy items right in the middle of tax season, But I dropped everything and headed to Etsy for a restructure of all my items.

I only have 200+ items, and  I realize many have listings numbering into the 1,000's and my sympathies go out to them.

My Pillows and Pillow Shams had already made a home in the correct category by default. No work there! Yea!!! Thank you Etsy!

That left me with 60+ Custom Decorated Hand Towels who were homeless and unseen till I found their proper niche in the new category structure.