Sew bunting!

Happy April! I thought I’d celebrate the new month & season with some festive bunting! It’s photographed here above my daughter’s crib, but if you’re looking for a pretty way to make your home festive for Easter this weekend, this is a great way to do so! 

Quilted clutch

Hello! I’m back this week with a tutorial for a quilted diaper clutch. Now, you can totally use this as a regular clutch- I just used these measurements so it’d fit a few diapers & baby wipes for a great on-the-go baby shower gift! Feel free to change the dimensions to suit your needs.

How to make baby carrier accessories

I don’t know about you, but as my little one grows older, I find myself still reaching for our ergonomic baby carrier. She’s too big for the infant car seat that nicely connects to a stroller, and the stroller isn’t always convenient, so the carrier it is. It works well for when she’s teething and wants to be held allthetime, it’s perfect for air travel (have you ever gone through security with a young child? bleh.), and hiking is much easier with a carrier, too.   The thing is, though, that those little kiddos like to put everything in their…

Modern baby quilt part 2

Hi there! I’m back with part 2 on how to make a modern baby quilt. See part 1 here. We left off last week with the quilt top finished, like this:   Today I’ll walk you through the remaining steps to turn the top into a great quilt! Here’s what you’ll need:         The remainder of the grey sheeting fabric, quilt basting spray, coordinating/matching threads, and one yard of quilt batting, at least 45″ wide.   The first thing to do is to baste the top & the batting together. It is kind impossible to get a…

Modern baby quilt part 1

Hey there! I’m excited to share part one of a two part series with you today. I spent the last few weeks finishing a quilt I started last summer to use as a picnic blanket, and I really got into it. So much, actually, that I wanted to make another quilt. I wanted something a bit more time-manageable, though, so I thought I’d try a baby quilt with a modern touch- a cross. It seems like crosses are popping up everywhere in the design world, not really as a religious symbol so much, but as a modern design element. I…

No-sew knee patches

    When I saw the Ultra Fur Chocolate, I just knew I’d need to make some knew patches for my little one! She turned one last month, and now she walks just about everywhere, but for several months, she was crawling and wearing out all of her leggings!! They looked dingy, so I thought knee patches would be a cheap fix- and it was! This project is not only simple, but quick! If you have all of the materials on hand, it shouldn’t take more than 5 minutes.

Simple tote bag tutorial

    Hello again! I’m back with a quick tutorial for a tote bag. I don’t think it’s possible to own too many totes. There are so many different uses- reusable grocery bag, diaper bag, library bag, you can even use them as reusable gift bags! Slip a brand new coloring book with crayons inside for a great gift for a kiddo, a bottle of wine or sparkling cider, or even a bouquet of flowers, and your gift will continue giving.

Fitted crib sheet

Hi there! I hope that you had a merry Christmas & enjoyed time with loved ones! I spent the day with my husband and our recently-turned-one year old daughter, and it was so much fun. She’s definitely at the age that the wrapping paper is more exciting to play with than the actual toys inside! Thankfully, she played so hard that she took a nice, long nap, too, and while she slept, I did a little sewing for her! When I saw this fabric, I knew I’d like to incorporate it into the nursery decor somehow. I decided on a…

Recover a letter with fabric, and a goodbye

Ever wanted to redecorate a big letter for a child’s room? I found one at Cost Plus that was half off and decided to give it a try with fabric, ribbon and good ol’ Mod Podge. Incidentally, this is my last post for this blog. I’ve had a wonderful five years with Warehouse Fabrics Inc. doing this blog and communicating with you all through social media, newsletters and comments here. I’m sad to go, but after many years as a journalist and several years as a blogger, I’m taking a different road — to teaching. It’s back to school for…