Girls Tights Update: Video How-To Awesomeness

Remember that girls’ tights tutorial from last year? Well I’ve had several questions from viewers about trying variations of this project and had a chance to film a video how-to with Megan from Brassy Apple over at MyCraftChannel.com. I hope you’ll stop by and check out the video version as well as the other great episodes on MyCraftChannel.com. If you like … Read more Girls Tights Update: Video How-To Awesomeness

Kids Summer Break Sewing Project: Silly Pillows

Well, despite my hours of dedicated research on Pinterest, my kids still arrived at ‘bored’ last weekend. *Sigh* It’s only been a couple of weeks and apparently all the park trips, splash pads and kid crafts just aren’t cutting it anymore. And movies, coloring and playing outside were also nixed. Bummer. But those stacks and stacks … Read more Kids Summer Break Sewing Project: Silly Pillows

What Not To Toss Weekend: Girls’ Pillow Case Skirt Refashion

Anyone else have one of these in their linen closet? A special pillow case made by a grandma/aunt/mother/friend/neighbor that you can’t bear to part with even years after it’s stopped being used?  Or what about regular ‘ol pillow cases with fun designs that are rarely used? My girl is way too tall for one of … Read more What Not To Toss Weekend: Girls’ Pillow Case Skirt Refashion

How To Paint Your Stairs: Prep Work

For the record, let me say this: painting your stairs is fairly easy, but very, very time consuming.  This is not a quick weekend project. I highly recommend painting your stairs if you’re looking for a cheap facelift and/or to buy you some time until you can do a major stair remodel. That being said … holy cow. This project … Read more How To Paint Your Stairs: Prep Work

How NOT to paint a vinyl floor–Epic FAIL

Thanks for your kind comments on my door painting fail – so glad I’m not the only one who’s screwed up a DIY project. And I’ll give a quick disclaimer right now: painting your floors can look AWESOME and is a great solution for a cheap face lift until you can replace flooring outright. However … Read more How NOT to paint a vinyl floor–Epic FAIL

What Not To Toss Weekend: Busted Calculators & Remotes

How many of you have wound up with one of those freakishly large calculators or remotes from the dollar store? Kid #2 proudly came home with the calculator version and it lasted all of a day before it cracked in half on the first drop. Time to toss that bad boy, huh? Wait! Don’t toss that! … Read more What Not To Toss Weekend: Busted Calculators & Remotes