BOOK: Sew Cute Quilts and Gifts | Atsuko Matsuyama
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BOOK: Sew Cute Quilts and Gifts | Atsuko Matsuyama

Sew Cute Quilts and Gifts by Atsuko Matsuyama Zakka Workshop Publication Date: November 1, 2019 I have been looking for beginner sewing resources to share with others, and this book has inspired me beyond measure! There are some really cute and creative ideas here, and most don’t require a lot of fabric or special supplies….

Free PDF Sewing Pattern: Retro Overnight Bag by The Crafty Kitty, via Birch Organic Fabric
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Free PDF Sewing Pattern: Retro Overnight Bag by The Crafty Kitty, via Birch Organic Fabric

Today I stumbled across this adorable pattern and fabric on the Birch Organic Fabric site, and I just had to share it! The designer is Stephanie of The Crafty Kitty, and the fabric is Serengeti by Jay-Cyn Designs. Click the picture below to download the pattern and instructions!  

Make Money Online: Swagbucks
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Make Money Online: Swagbucks

One of the things I admire most about the “Greatest Generation” (besides their amazing fashion sense, of course) is their frugality, their “make-do-and-mend” approach to money and possessions. They knew that banks fail, economies go through major depressions, and it’s better to have a coffee can full of money buried in the yard in case…

Free and affordable resources for sewing formal gowns, bridesmaid and prom dresses
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Free and affordable resources for sewing formal gowns, bridesmaid and prom dresses

Bridal gowns, prom and bridesmaid dresses, evening wear– formal clothing can be some of the most expensive items your closet. It can also be hard to find a good fit or a true expression of one’s personal style. Sewing your own dress can be a way to save money, tailor the garment to your own…

Inspiration: Jose Romussi embroidered vintage photographs
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Inspiration: Jose Romussi embroidered vintage photographs

I absolutely love what Jose Romussi does to vintage photographs of dancers… string art and embroidery taken to a whole new level. Related articles Inspiration: Essential Instagram Accounts about Art, Photography, & Creativity Blogs I Read about Art Tuesdays with TED: Sir Ken Robinson, “Do Schools Kill Creativity?” The face of the giant | Wallace…