• Bag Tags – Free Pattern!

    I made these for my daughters to put on their backpacks for school before the school year started last year. My youngest daughter loved hers and even put it on her new backpack for this school year. My older daughter didn’t use hers so I stole it from her and put it on my lunch bag that I bring to work. It’s a great, easy FREE pattern from Studio Kat Designs.  Get the pattern here. I used Sulky Transfer Pens to put the pattern on the fabric. I love the Iron-On Transfer Pens, especially for things like this. You simply trace over the pattern lines with the pen then place the traced…

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    Easy Journal Cover Tutorial

    As an end of the year “Thank You” to a teacher or a great little gift for a friend, this journal cover is quick and easy to make! I have always received a great response from giving these little journals as gifts. This took me about an hour and a half, start to finish. Here is what I used: 3 coordinating fabrics:  Ticking Stripe, Chalkboard in Green and Allover Tags from the ABC Primer line by Wilmington Prints Warm and Natural® Batting Sulky 30 wt Cotton Blendables® #4009 Foliage and #4017 Lime Sherbet Sulky PolyLite™ #1128 Dark Ecru Spiral notebook Sulky KK 2000 Temporary Spray Adhesive Black Frixion™ pen Clover® Wonder Clips Begin…

  • 45 Minute Mug Rug Tutorial     

      As a full-time mom (is there any other kind?) and working full-time, sometimes I just want to do a quick project. That is what happened the other day. I had a ton of other things I could work on (should be working on), but sometimes you just want something that you can start and finish in under an hour. I also wanted something bright and cheery for my space at work, which is a cubicle with drab grey/blue walls, so this is what I made! It is so easy and I really did make it in 45 minutes. This is how: I started with a pile of bright batik…