Sewing and Crafts : Scalloped Window Valance

I have been working on a mini-makeover in our playroom/media room/exercise room/man cave space and wanted to share the window valance I made to coordinate with the other window treatment.  For more information about the work-in-progress mini-makeover please head over to Kitsch Designs for all the details. This is another one of those projects where…

Using Vintage Fabrics In Your Projects

Collecting vintage textiles is something I have been doing since I was in high school and I use them in many of my projects.  Once in a while I go through my ever-changing stash to either get inspired or to find a color match for something I am working on.  And, every so often I…

Embroidered Covered Buttons Tutorial at Craftstylish

This is a FABULOUS new project post by Erika Kern, over at Craftstylish!  I have not been sharing much specifically about embroidery lately, but I have been using it on many of my recent projects. (All photos are from the artist’s post at Craftstylish.com) I am definitely going to incorporate some embroidered buttons into a…

Attempts and Outcomes : Toy Car Mat #2

A while back I wrote about trying to come up with cute kid’s toys and gifts that could be sewn.  Not only did I want to create something interesting and fun, but sometimes sewing can help keep the cost down to you while making something priceless for someone else.  My two-year old son’s friend was the…

Awesome Site and Patterns : Coletterie

If you have not already stopped by this blog you have to check it out.  Coletterie is the blog of Sarai Mitnick, Owner and Designer of fabulous patterns named Colette.  Whether you are just starting out or are super advanced, you have to check out her gorgeous pattern shop.  Everything is well labeled so you can find…