DIY Party Banners

A big welcome to our newest contributor – Mariah Leeson of Giggles Galore! Mariah has such creative parties and her blog is chock full of wonderful ideas. I’m super excited to have her as one of our Design Dazzle contributors! I love celebrating and one of my favorite decorations to incorporate at my parties are …continue reading

Bistro Awning Tutorial

What a way to make a statement in a kids bedroom or playroom with a striped awning! I’ve designed two wood awnings – made one myself and my contractor made the other (they can be a little tricky). Sewing a fabric awning seems like a great project to tackle.  Dana shows how to make a …continue reading

Flower Power: Fleece Fabric Pillow

Fleece is an inexpensive and easy to work with fabric. Just how cute are these fleece flower pillows? Laura from Come Together Kids is a “fleece addict”. She has full instructions on how to make these simple flower fleece pillows. Most of the pillow was put together using a glue gun…how cool is that!  I …continue reading

Friends Forever T-shirts

Chelsea of Pink Fig Patterns made this incredibly sweet t-shirt as a project for girls in Japan.  There is also a boy version! Chelsea explains the project: “I call it Chloe and Mieko. Chloe means blooming and Mieko means beautiful blessed child of God. The two together are a representation of the worlds love for …continue reading

Kids Floor Cushions

 A little gray shared this cute kids cushion she made for her little guy.  She linked to the tutorial by 3 Punk Mom showing how to make the floor cushions below. A well-explained sewing tutorial to make a floor cushion by 3 punk mom. If you have some basic sewing skills, give it a try! …continue reading

Santa Sacks: Simplify Christmas With A Wonderful Family Tradition!

Santa has never left wrapped Christmas gifts in our home. Santa Sacks have been a tradition in my family for decades. What are Santa Sacks? They are reusable fabric drawstring gift sacks that are larger in size than a pillowcase. On Christmas Eve our kids leave their very own empty Santa Sack at the end …continue reading

Halloween Costume Ideas

I’ve received a few emails asking for some costumes ideas for Halloween. There are tons of ideas on the web – here are a few….. Cool, original idea… a plate of spaghetti and meatballs costume.   Really loving the washing machine.  Might be a little hard to maneuver – but it’s sure cute.  Hot-air balloon …continue reading

Sewing Tutorials: Nursing Cover & Crib Skirt

Great sewing tutorials:  one shows how to sew a nursing cover and the other shows how to make a crib skirt.   Happy Sewing!

DIY Kids Decor: Refurbish & Revamp

Do you happen to have stuff around the house…even junk? Want to revamp an item to make it into something else? Melissa from 320 Sycamore created this fun monogram sign from a round table top purchased at Goodwill.  The sign hangs in her boys’ room.   This is the before. Here is the DIY project …continue reading

Crib Mobile Tutorial

Such a cool concept – fabric circles, beads and ribbon make an adorable crib mobile. An easy way to make a crib mobile match the nursery room colors.   For the complete step-by-step crib mobile tutorial – check out Sew She Sews   Instructions on how-to create the beading at the top of the crib …continue reading

DIY: Easy Window Treatments & Curtain Rod Ideas

Window treatments are an inexpensive way to decorate a kids room and make a big impact.  Make your own window shades with easy instructions. Ribbons tied around curtain rings soften the drapery panels. They also help sweeten the room without locking in a specific look. image via here. A vintage tablecloth with pom-pom fringe becomes …continue reading

Easy Sewing Ideas: Ruffles & Roses

Easy to make rose pillows. Aren’t these sweet? Pillows are completely made of felt and are perfect girly accent pillows.       Complete step-by-step rose accent instructions. Here’s the ruffle idea…    I’m loving this  ruffle neck onesiemade with knee high stockings. Dark Pink Acrylic Felt 72″ Wide x 1 Yard Long Gerber 5-Pack …continue reading

Get Ready For Valentines!

Valentine’s Day dessert table by Amy Atlas. Amy is one talented gal! Check out these fabulous dessert table images taken by Belathee Photography. My favorite color pink!! The details are stunning : ). Are you ready for Valentines next week? Here are a few more Valentine ideas…   No-bake mini heart cakes   Yummy mini …continue reading

Sew Some Too Cute Baby Shoes!

To think that these Mary Janes “almost” make me want to have a baby again. These are too stinkin‘ cute! Such a fun sewing project for a seamstress! Pattern sold here. Oh my – imagine these on a little dude or dudette! Pattern sold here.

Fabric Baby Cube Tutorial

These soft fabric cubes were made by Esther of London Mummy. Such a great play toy for babies and I’m loving the vintage-feel of the fabrics. I enjoy seeing all the vintage type fabrics that are now available to make such wonderful projects such as these. Esther gives complete sewing instructions on how to make …continue reading

DIY – Pennant Banner

image from Giggleberry Beautiful fabrics sit in my craft room and are waiting to be made into a pennant banner:) This is an easy DIY project that makes great use of leftover fabric scraps. If you are not a seamstress, you can use the glue gun to make this pennant banner and use pinking shears …continue reading

Pillowcase Tutorial

My sixteen year old daughter was a YCL (youth camp leader) for girls camp. She and her friend made eight of these pillowcases for the 13/14 year old girls in their cabin group (they were named the all stars). The girls at camp loved them! The pillowcases were fairly inexpensive to make and didn’t require …continue reading

Fabric Memory Board Game – DIY

Vanessa made a photo memory game of her children with fabric scraps; this is such a fun DIY project. Photos from here. Instructions to Make This Game! You’ll need: 18 digital images, sized at 2 x 2 inches (if you don’t have photo software, try 6 sheets ink-jet-printable fabric Scissors 1 yard 36-inch-wide wool …continue reading

Personalized Pillows

The warmth and comfort of a favorite pillow…made better because it’s personalized for someone you love! The soft patchwork paired with a contrasting front panel and name appliqué give this pillow a high-end look at a price you’ll love. Comes with pattern, alphabet cut-outs and easy instruction. Celebrate someone special with a pillow they will …continue reading

Make Your Own Child-Size Tepee

You’ve seen teepees in movies, museums, and perhaps on Indian reservations. But how about in your backyard? Constructing a tepee can be easier than you imagined. Find the easy, no sew tepee tutorial on Sew Mama Sew. The talented Meg from Boutique Nutmeg Designs created the tutorial. Upcoming posts: DIY ribbon bulletin board The cutest …continue reading

Great Idea – Pillow Tutorial

Check out these darling pillows that are fairly easy to make and would look beautiful in a child’s room or teen bedroom. Sandi Henderson of Sandi Henderson Design posted this pillow tutorial on her blog. Sandi is a fabric designer who has debuted two fabric lines – Ginger Blossom and Farmers Market. These fabrics look …continue reading