Handmade Wardrobe · sewing

My Warm & Cozy, Easy Wool Wrap

My hubby and I are privileged to spend Christmas in Narnia every year. AKA Cascade Meadows Camp where our son is the Director. He, our wonderful DIL, and our grand-dog live blissfully in this glorious mountain setting all year round. It's a step out of the "real" world and we love to visit. Maybe it… Continue reading My Warm & Cozy, Easy Wool Wrap

Creative Opportunities · Quilting · sewing

Sewing & Stitchery Expo 2018 – The Brochure is Ready!

It's EASY for me to get to the Puyallup WA Sewing & Stitchery Expo every year. That's one of the lovely perks of living in the state of Washington. But, no matter where you live, you should be coming to the show the first weekend in March of 2018, too! Over the next few weeks… Continue reading Sewing & Stitchery Expo 2018 – The Brochure is Ready!

Seasonal Sewing · sewing

Raggy Christmas Trees

Are the kids getting restless? I have a solution. Grab those little bits of fabric stashed in your sewing space and you can all have a wonderful time creating Raggy Christmas Trees! They're easy, quick to make and offer lots of opportunity for creative memory making! My Raggy Christmas Tree forest began with a tree… Continue reading Raggy Christmas Trees

Seasonal Sewing · sewing

10 Minute Fabric Gift Bags

The next to last installment in my Christmas Crafting series! Fabric Gift Bags were one of the goodies I made for the one-night mini Craft Bazaar at our church. I've always thought these were great since I'm all for more fabric, more of the time. If you have Christmas fabric leftovers, this is a great… Continue reading 10 Minute Fabric Gift Bags

More Blogging, More Sewing · Seasonal Sewing · sewing

Gifts for Dogs & Humans – More Blogging, More Sewing

My last two Christmas posts for Coats and Clark's Sewing Secrets blog are up on their site now and ready for sharing. So, I'm sharing! Even if your holiday elf sewing is done, these are terrific projects for any season. I have a couple more quick Christmas things to share with you over the next… Continue reading Gifts for Dogs & Humans – More Blogging, More Sewing

Seasonal Sewing · sewing

Nativity Scenes – Sew Silently, Sew Silently

My Christmas revolves around the Nativity. The gifts that were given by the Wise Men at the manger are remembered in the gifts we give to our family and friends. And, The Gift, that wee babe lying in the manger, is truly our reason for the season. And, so, I love Nativity Scenes and have… Continue reading Nativity Scenes – Sew Silently, Sew Silently


We Have a Christmas Tree Napkin Winner!

Ginger Cato, congratulations!! You're the winner of the Christmas Tree Napkin Giveaway!!!!! You must have been a very good girl this year! Santa (AKA as DH or Marlboro Man according to him) randomly chose your number this morning! I'll send the napkins to you by US Mail sleigh as soon as I have your address.… Continue reading We Have a Christmas Tree Napkin Winner!

Seasonal Sewing · sewing · Tutorials

Scrappy, Strippy, Quick Holiday Potholders

Today is Scrappy, Strippy Potholder Day in my series of tutorials about Christmas Crafting. You can still make these! The $6 Strippy Potholders I made were one of the more popular items on my one-night Craft Bazaar table. So I wanted to share with you how easy and enjoyable they are to make! I know… Continue reading Scrappy, Strippy, Quick Holiday Potholders

sewing · Tutorials

Coloring With Thread – Embroidery from Tula Pink & Me

Freelance blogging for Coats and Clark’s Sewing Secrets blog is one of the things I do in my Sewful Life.  They’re wonderful to work with and once in a while I hear about other freelance opportunities through my contact, Lynn. Coats and Free Spirit Fabrics are part of the same company and Tula Pink is… Continue reading Coloring With Thread – Embroidery from Tula Pink & Me

Seasonal Sewing · sewing · Tutorials

Fold-It-Like-a-Tree Christmas Napkins Tutorial-ette & Giveaway

My friend Corky makes wonderful things that she sells at Craft Bazaars all through the year. So, when I decided to make things for the one night mini-bazaar at our church, I asked her what she would suggest. Since I was using Christmas Fabrics exclusively, she told me that the neighboring table at her last… Continue reading Fold-It-Like-a-Tree Christmas Napkins Tutorial-ette & Giveaway