Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Go-to quick gift tutorials

Occasionally I need a super-quick, easy, practical, lovely gift idea. Thought I would share two of my go-to tutorials:
1. the gathered clutch from Noodlehead
2. the simple (reversible) tote bag from Skip to My Lou

Don't you love that people take the time to write these things up and post them online? Truly spreading happiness the world over!

Monday, June 20, 2011

ruffle top tutorial

I want to make my little girl a dress and so I was, of course, browsing the internet for ideas and free tutorials. I ran across this adorable Spring Ruffle Top tutorial at Sew Mama Sew by Rae at Made By Rae. The tutorial is for a women's top, but with a few alterations it would make such a sweet little dress for my playful, sunny birthday girl. Now, if I could just find a few hours to make it happen...

Thursday, June 9, 2011

bucket ottoman

A cluster of these would be the perfect idea for a southern porch. Can't you picture how cute one would be on a patio surrounded by assorted potted plants? so creative. i love it. from Killer B design. tutorial here.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Craft Hope Project 13

In addition to collecting bracelets for Russian orphans, Craft Hope is also collecting handmade blankets for Tornado survivors in the southeast. Check it out! Deadline is June 15th.

Craft Hope Orphan Outreach

There is still a little time left to join up with Craft Hope and give joy to orphans in Russia!
They are collecting bracelets to take to children (age 4-18)... a great project to get your kids involved with.
June 15th is the deadline, so get crafting!!
Find out more about project #12 here.

AMH goodness

I have GOT TO make something out of this Anna Maria Horner goodness... love it! I think maybe some summery dresses for my little ones are now a necessity.