Punch Needle Triangle Blanket

Punch Needle Triangle Blanket

So if you missed the last post, I've recently discovered Punch Needling, and it has taken over my mind...and my house.  If you are interested in learning more about the process and the materials I use, you can check out my "Discovering the Punch Needle" post. I have a couple of throw blankets that are [...]

Discovering the Punch Needle

Discovering the Punch Needle

(Used with a #9 Oxford Punch Needle) This is the perspective of a newbie. I have always wanted to learn to embroidery stitch by hand, but it seems time consuming, and it requires sitting still.  I'd like to reserve my sitting for reading a good book.  BUT then I learned about the Punch Needle, and [...]

Pressed Flowers in 90 Seconds

Pressed Flowers in 90 Seconds

I know; I'm fully aware. It is NOT Spring, I'm just rushing things along, ok?  But go ahead and add this simple, inexpensive project to your Spring To-Do's.   Supplies Needed: Fresh flowers Scissors Paper towels Standard Computer Paper  OR  Parchment Paper A flat heavy object that can be put in Microwave (ex. Pyrex Pie [...]

Let’s Try This Again

Let’s Try This Again

Five years ago,  I put this little "Oh By Golly" hat on the top shelf, purposefully out of reach.  It would take a lot of growing before I allowed myself to reach for it again.  Man, I had lost perspective, and I had believed so many lies .  You guys, when this happens, pull the [...]

Triangle Sleeve Top (Refashion)

Triangle Sleeve Top (Refashion)

It was a Saturday; I was in Goodwill singing along to Ace of Base, and I found this blouse. I'm always looking for a light weight fabric that I can wear in the summer and can then layer in the colder seasons.  I loved the print so I knew it had potential even it if [...]

Color Blocked Tunic Dress

Color Blocked Tunic Dress

As you may or may not know, I have two little boys. When we leave the house, and they actually put clothes on, their fashion demands are shorts with pockets and a cape.  I put forth very little effort into my boys' clothing, mainly because I know their main loves: dirt, chocolate,bugs, and paint.  BUT, [...]

Rolling Stone Vest

Rolling Stone Vest

I saw this lace vest at ModCloth and yeah, I wanted it...but ... "well, no, you can't always get what you want" I went to the thrift store to browse for stuff, and I found some lace curtains for a buck. "but if you just try sometimes you just might find, you get what you neeeeed." Those [...]