DIY Scalloped Zipper Pouch Tutorial (with the Cricut Rotary Blade!)

Can a girl ever have too many zipper pouches? I think we would all agree that the answer is a big no. Last week we delved into the very basics of the Cricut rotary blade, and as promised, today I’m back with a fun and easy project that will teach you how to cut fabric with your Cricut Maker (and perhaps falling in love with the process). I’m sharing this DIY Scalloped Zipper Pouch Tutorial with you and I can’t wait for you to start whipping them up for yourselves! [Read more…]

DIY Girl’s Heart Purse Tutorial

How to cut fabric with the Cricut Maker

We’re just under a month away from Valentine’s Day, and if you’re still looking for project ideas, today I have you covered! I used my trusty Cricut Maker to create this DIY girl’s heart purse tutorial, and you can make one too using your Maker and Cricut rotary blade! If you haven’t learned how to cut fabric with the Cricut Maker yet, now’s the time to get started with this fun DIY Valentine’s Day gift idea! [Read more…]

Cutting Fabric with the Cricut Maker + Rotary Blade

Cricut Maker Rotary Blade

Hi creative friends! Over the past while, I’ve shared a number of sewing tutorials where I’ve included cutting fabric with the Cricut Maker, thanks to the rotary blade. Along the way, I’ve had a lot of you reach out with questions about how exactly the rotary blade works, and wondering if it’s something that they should be using in their own crafting and sewing (short answer, yes!). [Read more…]

Stocking Pattern – Free!

How to Make a Stocking for Christmas

If you’re like me, and a week before Christmas you realize that you’ve once again slacked on getting those new stockings made, today’s post is for you! A peek waaay back in this blog reminded me that our previous stockings were made in 2009, when we only had 2 kids! So my little girls have been borrowing Joel and I’s stockings their entire lives (complete with our initials) – until now! Cause better late than never? So today I’m teaching you how to make stockings for Christmas, and sharing a stocking pattern (free!) and tutorial with you that you can use to make your own and be sooo on the ball like I am this year. [Read more…]

A Pretty in Peplum Christmas Dress

Girl's Christmas Dress Pattern

Today’s posts are by far my favorite of the year! Each year I spend way to much time daydreaming about my kids’ Christmas outfits, picking out the perfect fabrics, sewing everything, and then finally photographing it all! This year got a little extra complicated because I decided to add my husband and I into the photos (normally I let us off the hook at Christmas time but it had been over three years since our last whole-family photos), but we did it! And phew, I’m glad it’s done ;).

Since there’s a lot to share, I’m dividing up the girls’ dresses into separate posts (click to read all about Lola’s Ainsley Pinafore Dress and hacked Pretty in Peplum Top), and the boys’ into a post of their own as well (hop over there to see our family photo!). So this post is all about my sweet Hattie and the gold dress I made her using our Pretty in Peplum Dress pattern. [Read more…]