Book Giveaway at Craftstylish

Don’t forget to leave a comment over at Craftstylish to enter for a chance to win this cute book. It’s called Puppet Play and it’s by Diana Schoenbrun.  It looks like it has some really great scrap crafts, plus cool pictures to go along with the finished item.  Fun, fun, fun! Happy Recycled Stitching! Erika

Help Kickstart Christine Haynes

I just learned about this fabulous designer and creator, Christine Haynes and all her vintage inspired dresses.  She is trying to kickstart a pattern line so that we all can join in the fun of sewing her sweet fashions.  Head on over to her site to learn more, and be sure to check out her video to get…

Fun with old sewing books

I pulled my vintage copy of The Vogue Sewing Book off the shelf last night and started looking through it’s musty pages.  I had forgotten how bright and unattractive most of the featured fabrics were, having to remind myself that this was Copyright 1970.  There are still some good tips in between the covers, so I…

Sewing and Crafts: Kid’s Monogramed Flag

I recently posted about creating a play castle for my son out of an old dishwasher box over here.  One of the finishing touches was to add a little flag for fun and to personalize it.  After thinking through all the possible things to put on this flag I decided a simple monogram would be…

Baby And Kid Toys

With my son’s two year birthday coming up next month and invites to other soirees from his playmates, I have been thinking a lot about toys that I can make.  All this considering has me surfing the net like crazy and although I have found some really cool things to inspire and spur me on, I am also getting…