DIY Oversize Ironing Board

DIY oversize ironing board

If you have ever had to iron a large piece of fabric, patter pieces or even a tablecloth on a regular ironing board you know it can be frustrating. After a recent struggle with some large skirt pattern pieces I decided to find an alternative. I have seen some large ironing board surfaces on quilting […]

Gardening: Choosing Seeds

buying bulk organic seeds

In my last gardening post I promised to share why we choose heirloom seeds and why I don’t buy vegetable and herb plants from the gardening stores. The reason is three fold: variety, quality and sustainability. Variety: Have you ever noticed most gardening stores carry 3-4 varieties of most vegetables. When it comes to tomatoes regardless of […]

Homestead Heritage Farm


Last weekend we made an impromptu trip to one of my favorite places in DFW, Homestead Heritage .  Seed planting actually began at our house about two weeks prior to this trip but why starting my seeds I realized that I was out of cherry tomato seeds. I was debating on not having any this year or maybe […]

Sweetest Valentine’s Day Sale


Perfect your sewing skills in 2015 with an online sewing class from Craftsy. Get up to 50% off now during their Sweetest Valentine’s sale for a limited time. Did you know that  Craftsy offers more than just sewing classes? Shop Craftsy’s Sweetest Valentine’s Up to 50% Off Classes Sale Craftsy’s Sweetest Valentine’s Sale – Up to 50% […]

New Year, New Goals and A Plan


  I know it is late January so a post on the new year may seam late but I took my time this year laying out my goals and making a workable plan. I started off 2014 with a lot of goals and although 2014 was a great year I didn’t really make all the […]

Happy Holidays!


I can hardly believe another year is coming to a close. I hope each of you had a wonderful Christmas and were able to spend time with your loved ones. I have had a wonderful mini vacation here at home. I was able to spend time with my husband, our boys and I was able […]

4 Days Only — Shop Craftsy’s Year-End Clearance Sale

 Is your new year’s resolution to start a new craft project? Well you can get a jump start right now if you Shop Craftsy’s Year-End Clearance Sale! Starting Saturday 12/27, you can get up to 65% off ALL yarn, fabric and kits. Stock up while supplies last! Offer expires at midnight on December 30th, 2014 […]

2 Days Only — Shop Craftsy’s Mystery Markdowns


Shop Craftsy’s Mystery Markdowns now! Enjoy special savings on popular yarn, fabric and project kits. But act fast because this limited supply won’t last! Offer expires at midnight on November 14th, 2014 at 11:59 PM MT. Shop Craftsy‘s Mystery Markdowns now for surprisingly big savings. Click to reveal yarn savings Click to reveal fabric savings […]

Christmas Nightgowns

Little girls Christmas nightgown

 What bedtime ritual is complete without lots of snuggles and a story.  Watching them yawn, rub their eyes and their little head bob just a bit as they fall asleep. It is as much a joy for the parent as the little one. It is one of the things I often miss now that my […]

Sewing 101: Getting to Know Your Sewing Machine


When I teach the sewing 101 class for Joann’s many ladies come in with machines they have had, sometimes for years, but have been too afraid to take them out of the box. Others have taken it out, looked at it and then promptly boxed it up. When I ask why the answer is usually, […]