Tag Archive: hand sewing

Faux Floral Napkin Rings

I spent Mother’s Day doing a bit of crafting with ma mère.  She decided that she wanted to make floral napkin rings from orange daisies that she bought at the craft store. She… Continue reading

Crafty April: Refillable Cheesecloth Sachets

This craft project is a twist on my earlier post Crafty April: Cheesecloth Potpourri Sachets. I had a bit of cheesecloth left over from the other sachets I made for the silent auction… Continue reading

Crafty April: Cheesecloth Potpourri Sachets

Here are some homemade sachets that I hand-sewed this weekend using cheesecloth, colored embroidery floss, and embellishments like buttons, beads, and fabric flowers. I folded a long strip of cheesecloth to make the… Continue reading

Place Mat Table Runner, Part I

I was so pleased with look of my exotic elephant table linens today that I dashed back to the store to purchase the matching runner for everyday use … but someone had bought… Continue reading

Conversation Heart Ornament

In honor of Valentine’s Day, I made a conversation heart ornament from colored felt and red thread to mimic the sentiments on the tiny candies.  I used yellow, but other conversation heart colors… Continue reading

DIY Monogrammed Hats

Several years ago, I made three monogrammed hats for some friends as a Christmas gift.  They were affordable, practical, and adorable! For about $12 per person, I created wonderfully personalized winter wear and… Continue reading

Creating Costumes!

The Agony and Ecstasy of Homemade Halloween Costumes

When I was growing up, I don’t think I ever had a store-bought Halloween costume.  Instead, I would brainstorm with ma mère and we would work on the costume together, sometimes happily, and… Continue reading

Pillows 101

Every once and a while, I get the itch to sew something – Halloween costumes, napkins, clothing, but most often, I make a new set of pillows for the vignette area by my… Continue reading