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Turning A Placemat Into A Pillowcase – Cheap DIY Pillowcases

Turn a placemat into a decorative pillowcase! An easy DIY project that took me less than 30 minutes!Using a seam ripper (can be bought at joann fabrics/walmart/Amazon for a couple dollars), I opened the seam between the back and front of the placemat.  See link for sample product: Seam RipperThen I slid a pillow that… Continue reading Turning A Placemat Into A Pillowcase – Cheap DIY Pillowcases

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Laundry Room Makeover – Part 2: Utility Sink Skirt

Sewing A Skirt For My Utility Sink After building the lid for my utility sink to create more countertop space, I also wanted to make the space look “pretty”.The lid helped to make the utility sink more utilitarian.The skirt helped make the sink more enjoyable to look at (and to hide things behind).I used a… Continue reading Laundry Room Makeover – Part 2: Utility Sink Skirt

Sewing · Tutorials

Box Pleat Valance Tutorial – Sewing a Valance from a Target Curtain Panel

I recently posted photos of my new curtain in my also new “Reading Room”. I found a wonderful “how-to” from Living Solutions The Blog: Ideas and Inspiration I altered her tutorial just a bit and made my own box pleat curtain.  She does a great job describing how to measure how much fabric you will… Continue reading Box Pleat Valance Tutorial – Sewing a Valance from a Target Curtain Panel

Princess Dresses · Sewing

Sewing A Princess Anna {From Frozen} Summer Dress

This was the final dress that I sewed for Eliana prior to our trip to Disney and it is my favorite!  I have been saving this post because I have been so excited with how the dress turned out and wanted to find the perfect photos to capture it.  I am not sure I could… Continue reading Sewing A Princess Anna {From Frozen} Summer Dress

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Princess Play Clothes – Elsa – Super Simple Queen Elsa Tank Tops

Making Queen Elsa tank tops was very simple.  Most of the project was completed by Mindi, my 9 year old cousin.  It was her first sewing project – I think she did an awesome job! We planned to make two – one for Eliana and one for Mindi so that they could have matching Elsa… Continue reading Princess Play Clothes – Elsa – Super Simple Queen Elsa Tank Tops

DIY & Home Projects · Sewing

Sewing Kitchen Bar Stool Chair Pads {That Are Both Reversible & Washable*}

Nothing beats homemade gifts, right?I hope so…Because for my sister Nicola’s birthday, my other sister and I tag teamed to make her cushions for her kitchen bar stools.My sister Nicola, has 3 incredibly awesome bar stools at her kitchen peninsula.  They are made from wine barrels and are one of a kind.  They get a… Continue reading Sewing Kitchen Bar Stool Chair Pads {That Are Both Reversible & Washable*}

Princess Dresses · Sewing

Sewing A Queen Elsa Dress-Up Dress {From Frozen}

This Elsa dress was one of Eliana’s favorites while at Disney.  I liked it too because while it was a Queen Elsa dress, it was still comfortable enough to be worn in the Florida heat (90’s and humid). This dress was one of the most difficult for me to envision.  I wanted a dress that… Continue reading Sewing A Queen Elsa Dress-Up Dress {From Frozen}

Princess Dresses · Sewing

100% Cotton Cinderella Princess Dress

The countdown to our Disney trip has begun!  In 4 weeks and 3 days we will be in Disney World!Eliana is very much into princesses these days – one of the first things she says to me every morning is “Mommy, princess dress pleeeeease!”  For Disney I wanted something that was made of cotton so… Continue reading 100% Cotton Cinderella Princess Dress

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DIY Backpack Purse – Sewing A Diaper Bag Purse

I am super excited about this sewing DIY!  I have been borrowing my Mom’s backpack purse since Eliana was born.  I love it for so many reasons!  I finally decided that the loan time may be expired so after looking online and scouring local stores for a similar purse I decided to just try and make… Continue reading DIY Backpack Purse – Sewing A Diaper Bag Purse

All Things Children · DIY & Home Projects · Sewing · Tutorials

Travel Chalkboard Placemat

 Roll it open to color or eat:Roll it closed to travel:Did you know that they make chalkboard fabric?!  How cool is that?!  I have so many ideas for it (a table runner so that you can “name” all the dishes set out on your table, placemats with people’s name’s written on them for assigned seating,… Continue reading Travel Chalkboard Placemat

DIY & Home Projects · Sewing · Tutorials

Valentine Pillow Tutorial – diy

This tutorial could work for any season.  I will link the XOXO template that I made for you to download, but you could easily make your own template (maybe a reindeer for Christmas or a shamrock for St Patty’s Day?). I used a pillow form bought at IKEA.  We already had it and it wasn’t… Continue reading Valentine Pillow Tutorial – diy