Attempts and Outcomes : Toy Car Racetrack Mat

With several birthdays on the horizon, I have been wanting to try my hand at making some children’s toys and gifts.  Here is the report of my first attempt.  I used my son’s friend as a guinea pig, since his birthday came up first, to try my hand at creating a toy that was functional, but portable.  I decided on a simple…

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MARIMEKKO, I love you!

  I just cannot get enough of their patterns.  Many, many years ago I owned a stretched canvas of a very bold floral pattern that I am sure was Marimekko fabric.  I don’t know what ended up happening to that wall piece, but seeing all these bright colors and BIG patterns reminded me of how…

Sewing and Crafts : Laundry Room Tub Skirt

Since last Friday I have been writing about the laundry room makeover project I have been working on, over at Kitsch Designs.  Earlier this week I gave more details about the curtain and valance that I created from a vintage laundry bag.  You can click here for more information about that project.  Now, I would…