Creating a Pin Cushion Ring

Hello everyone!!  I’m up on Craft Fantastic blog today show how to create a pin cushion ring using their Mini Round Rope Rings in antique silver and antique brass.

Let’s take a look:

Aren’t these super cute!! Perfect the sewer in your life.  Quick and easy way to use pins while sewing. To read the tutorial, check out the blog post on Craft Fantastic blog.

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Sewing Bags, Pouches and Wallets!!

Hello everyone!! I’m excited to be here today.  I found a new craft that I love and its sewing!!!  Yes!  I’m sewing bags, pouches and wallets!!  I can’t believe I was afraid to even touch a sewing machine until my daughter showed me how easy it was to use.

Let’s Take A Look:

Be You Zipper Pouch

I used a pretty fat bundle of fabric from Walmart, Thermoweb Fusible Fuse and Cricut Royal Blue Foil Iron-on to create this super cute pouch! I used the Cricut EasyPress to adhere the foil to the fabric.

Its 100% cotton with a plastic zipper. This tote is washable by hand.

Personalized Becca Bag

I created these bags for my coworkers.  It was a Christmas gift from me to them.

For these pouches, I used fabric and zippers from Joann’s, Thermoweb Fusible Fleece, Cricut EasyPress and Cricut Light Gold Foil Iron-on.

Zipper Clutch Wallet

For this Zipper Clutch Wallet, I used the Cricut Maker, Cricut Fabric Apricot & Persimmon Sampler and Therm0web Fusible Fuse.

I love this wallet.  It is so cute and that zipper is to die for!!

This is just the beginning for me.  I can’t wait to maker more items.  I’m also thinking about opening a store.  Yes, I’m really taking my love of crafting to higher heights.  Stay tune for my new endeavors.

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Learning How To Sew

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today to share that I’m learning how to sew!!  Yes, my daughter and a couple of online classes are teaching me how to sew.  I have to say I am loving it!!

I use to be so afraid of the sewing machine but my daughter showed me that there isn’t anything I should be afraid of.

Let’s take a look:

First Bag:

This bag is called the Runaround Bag.  I learned how to make this bag by taking the Zip It UP class taught by Joan Hawley.  Super easy and fun class.  Joan made sewing so easy.  When I didn’t understand, my daughter stepped right in and showed me what I was doing wrong.

I used my seam ripper a lot for this project, LOL!!!

Fusible Fleece

I learn how to sew a zipper and it wasn’t intimidating at all.


Fusible Fleece

I used Therm·O·Web HeatnBond Fleece Fusible to give this bag some stability but keeps it nice and soft.

Fusible Fleece

The fabric and zipper is from Joann Craft Store. It’s so pretty. I went back the store and they didn’t have any more of this print.  It was one of their quarter fat fabric that they replace only if it shows up on their truck.

Fleece Fusible

Second Bag:

The second bag I created is called the Sweetpea Pod Bag!!  Now this one is super cute.  I made this bag for my mother.  She wanted a little bag to carry her change in.

HeatnBond Fusible Fleece

Doesn’t this bag look like a pea?  I love how it takes its own shape based on the zipper placement.

HeatnBond Fusible Fleece

This fabric is also from Joann.  The outside fabric is called Ah Rain Dots from the Alexander Henry Collection.

HeatnBond Fusible Fleece

Once the bag is open, it sits by itself evenly.  You can see right in the bag with ease.  The HeatnBond Fusible Fleece gives this bag stability to that it could stand by itself.

HeatnBond Fusible Fleece

Look at how the change sits so nicely in the bag.

HeatnBond Fusible Fleece

The fabric inside is called Ah Polka from the Alexander Henry Collection.

HeatnBond Fusible Fleece

Fits right in the palm of my hand.  Perfect!!

What do you think?

I totally love how my bags turned out.  I can’t wait to get back to my daughter’s sewing machine so that I could create some more.

I’m thinking about opening a store for these bags.  What do you think?  Do you like my bags and would these bag sell in a store?  I would love to hear from you and what you think.

National Sewing Month might be over but I’m not done with sewing!!!

Supplies used:

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 Brother Sewing Machine


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How To Make A Soft Pencil Case

Hello everyone!!  I have a special guest today on my blog!  Let me introduce my daughter, the sewer to you!

She is here today celebrating National Sewing Month 2017!!

photo source

My daughter fell in love with sewing some years ago.  She was home one day bored and asked if she could learn how to sew.  I wondered were that came from but quickly found a sewing class for her.

She went to her first class twice a week after school.  The classes were pretty full.  15 students to 1 teacher. She learned the basics: how to use the machine, all of the different fabric names and how to do a basic stitch.  She created one pillow but nothing else. So she left that school and we searched for another one.

She attended the Pinner’s Conference in Atlanta back in April of this year and took 8 sewing classes and quickly fell in love again. So much so we bought the machine she used during the conference.

We arrived back home found a sewing school and she has been on the go ever since.  She decided that she wanted to start her own business. In her own words, “Mom, I want to create things that people will see all over the world”!

Totally awesome!  So she went to work!

soft pencil case

Let’s take a look at what she created:

Soft Pencil Case

She had so much fun creating her first soft pencil case.  This was the first time she add a zipper to a project.

She used a new product to her called Therm·O·Web HeatnBond Lite to bond both fabrics without the extra weight or stiffness.  She liked working with this product because it was easy to use and it was sewable.

Let’s Look Inside:

HeatnBond Lite

She uses this pencil case in school. Her friends asked her where did she get it from.  When she tells them she made it herself, they are blown away.  Now they all want one.  She is please to make one for them.

Here’s how she create this bag:

  • She cut two pieces of Waverly Cotton Fat Quarter fabrics and one piece of HeatnBond to 11 x5.5.
  • She placed the outside fabric down right side up.
  • Then she placed the zipper down, zipper side down against the fabric and sew them together.
  • Then she placed the lining fabric right side down and placed the HeatnBond down on top of it.
  • Using the iron, she fused the HeatnBond to the lining fabric.
  • After that she sewed the lining to the zipper and the outside fabric.
  • Once one side of the zipper was sewed, she did the other side.
  • Now it time to complete the bag and sew the outside edges.  Before doing that, remember to pull the zipper to the middle so you can open the bag and flip it inside out.
  • Box the corners and cut off the extra fabric.

Nice and easy.

My daughter did an amazing job and I can’t wait to see what she creates next!!

Wait Before You Go:

Therm·O·Web is having a sale.  It ends in two days, so hurry and pick up some of your favorite sewing goodies.

Supplies used:

(Thank you so much for stopping by. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you.  All products were personally purchased.  This post was not paid or sponsored.)

Walmart Waverly Fat Quarter Bundlesheat n bond liteblack zipper


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UWF Poppy Field Blog Hop

Poppy Field Stamp Set

Hello everyone and welcome to the UWF Poppy Field Blog Hop!! Today we are showcasing a stamp set collaboration between Altenew and Ellen Huton.  If you’ve arrived here from the talented Kittie Caracciolo blog, then you are on the right track. If you arrived here on your own, then you will want to start at the beginning, the Altenew Card Blog so that you don’t miss a thing!

Take a look at my layout:

Poppy Field Stamp Set

Say hello to my new niece Savannah!!  I wanted to showcase her today along with the new Poppy Field Stamp set because both of them are beautiful.


Poppy Field Stamp SetI used Altenew Reflection Scrapbook Collection, Altenew Evergreen Ink, Altenew Jet Black Ink, Altenew Cosmic Berry Ink, Altenew Puffy Heart Ink, Altenew Warm Sunshine Ink, Altenew Caramel Toffee Ink along with Poppy Field Stamp and Die Set.

Here’s how to create this page:

I decided on which photo I wanted to use and converted into black and white.

Then I cut a piece of cardstock a little bit bigger then the photo so that it peeks out from behind the photo.

Using the edge of the scissors, rub it over the edge to create a distress look.  Using the bone folder, bend the edges.

Cut two strips of the same cardstock and sew the strips the bottom of the layout.

Altenew Reflection Scrapbook Collection

Using the photo and the background cardstock as a guide, use Altenew Evergreen Ink to create some watercolor platters on the layout.

Altenew Evergreen Ink

Once that dries, adhere the cardstock and photo to the layout.

Stamp the flowers using coordinating inks, die cut them out and adhere them to the base of the photo.

Poppy Field Stamp and Die Set

Next, add different types of embellishments that coordinate with the layout.

Altenew Scapbook Reflection Collection

To stamp the sentiment, use the Memory MISTI so that the placement is perfect.

Memory Misti

Let’s take another look:

Altenew Reflection Scrapbook Collection

So what do you think?  I would love to hear from you below.

What is a blog hop without an amazing gift? Yayyy!!


To celebrate two randomly selected commenters will win a $30 gift certificate to the Ellen Hutson shop and two commenters will win a $30 gift certificate to the Altenew shop. To enter just leave a comment on the Ellen Hutson Classroom blog or the Altenew blog by 12pm PST on Wednesday, September 27th.

Next Stop on this Blog Hop is the talented:

Laurel Beard

You do not want to miss out on her amazing creations!!

Just in case you lose your place along the way, here is the complete list of participants so that you can find your way back:

Altenew Card Blog

The CLASSroom

Carissa Wiley

Lilith Eeckles

Carly Tee Minner

Lydia Evans

Carolyn Peeler

Erum Tasneem

Heather Campbell

Nicole Picadura

Julia Stainton

Therese Calvird

Kittie Caracciolo

Kymona Tracey ←you are here

Laurel Beard

Svitlana Shayevich

Lisa Adametz

Sandy Allnock

Sharon Harnist

Supplies used:

scrapbook collection kit  Poppy Field Die Set    Poppy Field Stamp set Poppy Field Stamp and Die SetMemory MISTI 12 x 12 - Most Incredible Stamp Tool Invented Altenew Cosmic Berry InkAltenew Puffy Heart Ink Altenew Warm Sunshine Ink Altenew Caramel Toffee Ink

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Altenew Pattern Play

Hello everyone!!  I’m up on Altenew’s Scrapbook Blog today sharing my big and bold layout!!

Here’s a sneak peek:

sewing labels

To see the complete layout and full tutorial, head on over to Altenew’s Scrapbook Blog.  I can’t wait to see what you think!

Supplies used:

(Thank you so much for stopping by. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you.  All products were personally purchased.  This post was not paid or sponsored. )

        sewing labels stamp set

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