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Simple and cute baby sleep sack tutorial with a free pattern.

Sew an Easy Baby Sleep Sack

July 18, 2014 – 8:00 am |

Now that Baby B is too wiggly to swaddle, we’ve moved on to sleep sacks. I always find this transition a little tricky and slightly sad. (Baby says, “Oooo! I’m free to wiggle and wake …

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How to Finish Baby Receiving Blankets with a Serger

July 23, 2014 – 8:00 am |
This is the easiest way to make adorable baby receiving blankets! Use a serger, and make a narrow rolled hem.

One of my most favourite and practical baby gifts to give and receive are flannel receiving blankets. And not just regular old baby blankets – extra large receiving blankets that are perfect for swaddling newborns. They’re hard to find in stores, but they’re so easy to make! I’ve made baby receiving blankets all sorts of different ways (you can see my bound edge method here, and my folded edge method here), but my latest favourite method is finishing their edges with the rolled hem function on my serger. This makes for a nice stretchy edge that works well when using a blanket for swaddling, and it’s a quick and easy finish to do if you have a serger. Read the full story »

Motivational Monday #8 – Craft, DIY & Home Decor Link Part

July 21, 2014 – 8:00 am | 2 Comments
DIY Kids Interchangeable Gallery Wall

Happy Monday, friends! It’s Motivational Monday craft, DIY & home decor link party time with Joy in Our Home and Burlap and Babies. Thanks so much to those of you that linked up your projects …

Make Vintage Blueprint Artwork from Your House Plan (With Photoshop)

July 16, 2014 – 8:00 am | 2 Comments
How to make Restoration Hardware inspired vintage blueprint artwork from your house plan

I’m a tad bit obsessed with anything from Restoration Hardware. I’m a big fan of the “vintage industrial” look (mixed in with all sorts of random decor looks that I love), and all of the …

Motivational Monday #7 – Craft, DIY & Home Decor Link Party

July 14, 2014 – 8:00 am | 2 Comments
DIY Anniversary Sign

Happy Monday to you! After a long week of volunteering in the sweltering heat at our church’s Vacation Bible School (it was exhausting but AWESOME), I’m ready to take it easy this week. Bring on …

Motivational Monday #6 – Craft, DIY & Home Decor Link Party

July 7, 2014 – 9:00 am | 2 Comments

Aren’t you glad it’s summer? I’m just loving the weather, spending lazy afternoons with my girls, and playing outside! What about you? What are your favourite family summer activities? If you need ideas for some …

Motivational Monday #5 – Craft, DIY & Home Decor Link Party

June 30, 2014 – 10:01 am |
Greek Key DIY Ikea Tarva Dresser Hack

Happy Monday to YOU! Here in Canada, this is an extra long weekend for most people because Canada Day is tomorrow. I think our family will go to the beach and roast some hot dogs. …

Motivational Monday #4 – Craft, DIY & Home Decor Party

June 23, 2014 – 9:00 am | 2 Comments

Happy, happy Monday! How was your weekend? Our internet has been down since Thursday morning, so both hubby and I have been wandering around the house aimlessly and wringing our hands. Just kidding. Sort of. …

How to Teach Kids to Sew (+ A Janome Portable Sewing Machine Review & Giveaway!)

June 17, 2014 – 9:09 am | 12 Comments
Great tips on how to teach kids to sew!

My 5 year old Little C had a really exciting last couple of weeks. Not only did she graduate playschool, she started to learn how to sew on her very own (pink!) little sewing machine. …

Motivational Monday #3- Craft, DIY & Home Decor Link Party

June 16, 2014 – 9:00 am | One Comment
Entryway Makeover from Life on Virginia Street

It’s Monday again! Do you remember what that means? I get to co-host another Motivational Monday craft, DIY & home decor link party with the super-cool ladies of Joy in Our Home and Burlap and …

9 Favourite Recipes (From 2009-2014)

June 13, 2014 – 9:00 am |
9 Favourite Recipes from The DIY Mommy

We’re celebrating 5 years of The DIY Mommy this month! Have you entered my celebratory giveaway yet worth over $500? This week, I’ve shared with you some of the most popular tutorials on TheDIYMommy.com over …

9 Favourite Free Printables (From 2009-2014)

June 12, 2014 – 9:00 am |
9 Favourite Free Printables from The DIY Mommy

We’re celebrating 5 years of The DIY Mommy this month! Have you entered my celebratory giveaway yet worth over $500? Over the next couple of weeks, I’m going to share with you some of the …