iron for curing wax

Using your Iron for Waxing Canvas

I have to confess, and I hope my mother-in-law is not reading this, but I never use my iron to actually iron clothes! Seriously. I don’t enjoy it and honestly who has the time? If something needs to be ironed I probably don’t own it. And if it’s my husband’s…

DIY leather wrap bracelet

DIY Leather Wrap Bracelet

Hi everyone! Welcome back! Who doesn’t love jewelry? Especially the kind you can make in two steps? Seriously! This will take you 5 minutes. I promise. Even the most craft-challenged folks. You can do this. This tutorial is so easy I contemplating even posting it. Really, I don’t mean to insult your…

Easy ticking stripe apron

DIY Easy Apron

Hi friends! Welcome back! Today I have an easy DIY for you. This simple apron done in sturdy, ticking stripe canvas, works up within a hour. It’s perfect to wear in the kitchen, garden, workshop, craft room and even as a vendor apron at at a craft show. My talented…

Rainbow baby quilt

Kevin and Julianna’s Rainbow Quilt

It’s true that every quilt I make, I make with love. I think about the newborn laying on it for photos or the toddler snuggling with it at nap time. I’ve made many styles of baby blankets over the years, but the “Rainbow” baby blankets by far are the most…

DIY Ombre Easter Eggs - Easy embroidery thread ombre Easter Eggs

DIY Ombre Easter Eggs

Welcome back everyone! I guess the groundhog was right. We had some teases of spring but winter surely won’t go quietly. We had a snowstorm last week and the ground is still covered in white as we head into the official start of spring tomorrow. So I think it’s about…

Otter Wax Waxed Canvas Tote

There’s something so cool about waxed canvas. It looks rugged and worn. Durable and functional. It is water repellent and tough.  And though it seems to have gained popularity recently, the practice of waxing canvas is anything but new. It originated in England in the sailing industry and was widely used for waterproofing…

Easy DIY Spring Succulent in a Mason Jar

Welcome Spring Succulents

Welcome back, friends! I wish I could say Welcome Spring but the snow is falling here in PA! I had shorts on yesterday. It was 61 degrees. This winter has me so confused! Nevertheless, I come to you today with a springtime DIY. Soon it will be warmer. Until then…

Ideas for using up scrap fabric

Scrappy Happy

Hello! Happy (almost) spring! Time to do some spring cleaning. Of your fabric bins that is! I am constantly looking for projects to use up my scrap fabric. I’ve told you before about my overflowing fabric bin. It’s honestly bursting at the seams and I need to use up some…

With all my Heart Quilt

I’ve always wanted to make a gingham quilt. There’s something about gingham that says summertime to me.  I’ve read several tutorials and to be honest just felt overwhelmed. So many squares to cut and piece! But I knew that if I put the time in it would be worth it…

DIY Wooden Chalkboard

  Welcome back, everyone!  Today I have an easy DIY wooden chalkboard for you. You can complete your chalkboard in just a few hours time. These are great to hang anywhere in your home, completely customizable with today’s menu, birthdays, or holiday greetings. I love updating ours every few weeks. I…