Category Archive: Craft Projects

Scraps to the Organizing Rescue!

[updated at the bottom of the post, with a few new ScrapHappy members that I should have added earlier today] My entry for this month’s ScrapHappy Day is not a major project, but… Continue reading

ScrapHappy February 2019

If each of us were assigned the task of designing a dog fabric, and we were told, “Include as many breeds as possible, and make them look fairly realistic,” our resulting fabrics would… Continue reading

ScrapHappy January 2019

This ScrapHappy project uses more stylish scraps than my usual fare. I have been making these gift bags from large samples of decorator fabrics.  I think I have given away 11, and I… Continue reading

Quick and Easy Gift Bags

I needed some gift bags, and I wanted to make them from a bunch of beautiful furnishing samples a decorator gave me.  The pieces I had were about 12 inches by 13 inches,… Continue reading

More Play Mats

I bought two sets of these play mat panels almost a year ago at a shop hop.  I made one set for the neighbor kids, and I finally finished the other set for… Continue reading

I Saw, I Pinned, I Followed Through

I recently saw button ornaments like these on Pinterest, and I remembered there was an article saved in one of my clipping notebooks too. (It was from the Dec./Jan. 2011 MaryJanesFarm magazine.) I… Continue reading

Family Cookbook

There is a small bookshelf that lives by our back door, filled with my very favorite irreplaceable books.  (My thought is that if we ever had to evacuate with a wildfire approaching, I… Continue reading

A Little Cleverness is a Dangerous Thing, Part One

It’s been a busy year and I have hardly gotten any projects done.  When I finally had a chance to get into the sewing room, I thought it would be best to use… Continue reading

File It Away for Next Year

Due to a pre-Christmas cold, I did not get a chance to show you the gifts I made, in time for it to do you any good if you were looking for ideas. … Continue reading

The Student Inspires the Teacher

I planned to make this table runner Handwoven magazine Jan/Feb 2014 for our Cherished Neighbor Liz BUT I thought I’d better check to see if she liked it first SO I figured out… Continue reading