Sewing – Page 2

Embellished Scarf


I saw this fun and easy idea on (an excellent resource for crafty wonderfullness) and realized I needed to add tassels to my simple linen scarf. I love the classic look and feel of linen and the tassels created with perle cotton add that fun bit of flair. Continue Reading →

In the Works

This is what I have in the works right now – a new set of sweet little curtains for the laundry room. As you can see if you look at the top of the photo, the room still needs a TON of work but I had to get rid of the sad polyester curtains that were there when we moved in:          (aren’t they awful?!?)

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Make the Most of the End of Summer


In some parts of the country you creative types are already looking at worsted weight projects and toasty slippers. But down here in far South Texas, we are still in the thick of summer. Wherever you happen to live, there is still time for a few last weeks of tank wearing weather.

To help you (and me) out, I did a little research to seek out my last summer pattern. Whether you choose to sew or knit, here are a few simple patterns that are ready to go.

The Willow Tank from Grainline Studio is sweet and simple and the best part… it can be a dress too! PDF or Paper Patterns available.

The Gemma Tank from Made by Rae is also simple and sweet with a great shirttail hem. This is a PDF pattern only. Download and go!

The Notched Hem Tank is a great free! knitting pattern from Purl Soho. I just love the side detail that makes it much more interesting than a regular tank. It would be great made even longer as a tunic.

Last but definitely not least is the Beekeeper’s Tank by Nicole Montgomery. A knitting pattern with a special detail in the yoke. It has a great shape for skimming right over any not so skinny areas.

So, now that you have a few more options, will you take on just one more summer project? I would love to see them! #makelifecreative