As a crafter, this is the time of year that I am always on the look out for great handmade gift ideas.  I especially love to make personalized gifts and this week I came across an idea to make personalized photo candles.  These easy to make photo candles make fabulous gifts and they take very little […] Read the full article →

Today, I am releasing block number 2 of my new quilt pattern, Retro Flash, called Drive In!   Once a month for the next nine months, I will be walking you through this quilt top step-by-step with tips, and thorough instructions and free templates. Join this fun sew along and we will make something amazing together! […] Read the full article →

This month’s free Block of the Month is my new pattern called Holiday Spirits!  This fun applique pattern will brighten up your holiday table.  Available free to Sitcom readers only until December 22, 2018. Following the popularity of my Halloween themed table runner called, Spookie Spirits, I created another table runner featuring fun drinks.  Celebrate […] Read the full article →

Are you looking for a unique gift to make for someone?  Here is a great project that is simple, takes very little supplies to make and the result is just beautiful! This post also includes more great unique gift ideas.  So be sure to page to the bottom for lots of inspiration! Really.  All you […] Read the full article →

I’m so excited to release my latest quilt pattern called Retro Flash!  Once a month for the next nine months, I will be walking you through this quilt top step-by-step with tips, and thorough instructions and free templates.  Join this fun sew along and we will make something amazing together! Retro Flash was influenced by […] Read the full article →

As a crafter, this is the time of year that I start creating for the holidays.  Time goes so quickly!  Here is a great way to create a cute Santa Ornament with paper mache, yarn and foam board!  This ornament is a perfect addition to your holiday tree.  Fun project that you can make for […] Read the full article →

This month, I am using a simple pieced quilt pattern, uncooked rice and cinnamon potpourri oil to create Scented Trivets!  These trivets are a great place to sit a hot teapot, or pan.  The heat will result in a wonderful scent filling the air. Scented Trivets make great gifts!  And they are fun to make […] Read the full article →

Do you have a bunch of magazines or brochures hanging around taking up space?  As we travel, we tend to accumulate them.  This week, I came up with a great way to recycle them and create the look of ceramic mosaic with paper! Looks like real ceramic mosaic, doesn’t it? I’m SO excited to be […] Read the full article →

scented tea lights made with oranges

I’ve never been a huge fan of scary Halloween decorations.  Orange isn’t my favorite color and being scared isn’t my favorite thing.  So, I tend to decorate with fall themed items rather than going the scary-witchy route. This week I created a whole mess of Halloween Scented Tea Lights with Navel Oranges!  Scented with allspice, […] Read the full article →

Sonoran Trail Sew Along

It has been a fun six months with the Sonoran Trail Sew Along!  I hope you had as much fun with this pattern as I did when I put it together.  This particular Sew Along is now complete. AND…I’m announcing a new Sew Along beginning in November! Sonoran Trail was created with southwestern influences, as […] Read the full article →

Do you love free patterns?  Each month in 2018, I will feature a new block of the month pattern using different quilting and sewing methods.  There is something here for every skill level! This month we are celebrating Halloween with a fun holiday themed table runner called Spookie Spirits!  This pattern features blended wool applique, […] Read the full article →

Quilted Mug Warmer Gift Set Pattern!

mug warmer gift set free pattern

Yep, the year is flying by already! We have started traveling, so it pays to be ahead of the game here.  I came up with a free pattern to share with you for a Quilted Mug Warmer Gift set. This easy pattern uses fabric scraps and is actually a great starter project if you have […] Read the full article →

It has been a fun six months with the Sonoran Trail Sew Along!  I hope you had as much fun with this pattern as I did when I put it together.  This particular Sew Along is now complete. AND…I’m announcing a new Sew Along beginning in November! Sonoran Trail was created with southwestern influences, as […] Read the full article →

paper crafts quilled butterfly headband

You can make so many things with paper!  Over the past few years, I have made Faux Metal Wall Art, a Quilled Starry Night, a Quilled Butterfly in a Jar, a Quilled Garden Frame, and much more.  Playing with paper is a lot of fun. Some of the Sitcom readers have asked me for a […] Read the full article →

ultimate guide for creating a luau in your backyard

Summer is nearly over, and it is time for that one last gathering before heading back to the old grind.  How about transforming your backyard into a festival celebrating the finer things in Hawaiian culture, luau-style?  What a great way to send off the summer!  Here are 35 party planning tips, fun DIY’s, food ideas and much more […] Read the full article →