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A free soft baby slippers / booties pattern and tutorial with video

Video: Sew Soft Baby Slippers

May 22, 2015 – 7:00 am |

One of the very first tutorials and sewing patterns that I published to this blog was this one – how to sew soft baby slippers. Even after almost 6 years, it’s still one of my most visited …

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A Vintage Cane Chair Pair Makeover in Grey Velvet

May 20, 2015 – 7:00 am | 2 Comments
Vintage midcentury cane chairs painted white and reupholstered in grey cotton velvet.

Once upon a time – well, almost exactly one year ago – an avid Vintage Treasures Hunter spotted a pair of mid-century cane chairs on Kijiji. “Dear husband,” she said as she peered up at her Main Squeeze, “would you mind driving an hour both ways to pick up these amazing-I’ll-never-find-a-deal-like-this-ever-again-totally-vintage-tufted-i-love-them chairs with your truck?” The treasure hunter’s husband nodded his head, rolled his eyes, and picked up the vintage chair pair for his wife whose love language he knew was Antique Shopping. It took a full year and the help of the Vintage Treasure Hunter’s talented mom to fully reinvent the darling Vintage Chair Pair, but they were worth every bit of effort. These special chairs will be loved again for years to come with their new paint job and gorgeous new upholstery.

This is the story of a pair of mid-century cane chairs I found, and how it took us a year to fully finish redoing them. Read the full story »

Chalky Finish Mint and Floral Buffet + Motivational Monday #49: Craft, DIY & Home Decor Link Party

May 17, 2015 – 7:00 pm | 2 Comments

Happy, happy Sunday, friends! It’s Motivational Monday craft, DIY & home decor link party time. Welcome to another week of linking up your favourite projects.
Thanks so much to those of you that linked up your projects last week. I …

Your DIY Blog: How to Choose a Blog Topic and a Blog Name

May 15, 2015 – 8:00 am |
Your DIY Blog: Blogging tips from The DIY Mommy

Welcome to Your DIY Blog – a collection of information I’ll be posting over the next few weeks about blogging. This new series on my blog and my YouTube channel will explore how to have your …

Sew Baby Crawler Jeans with Leather Knee Patches

May 13, 2015 – 8:00 am | One Comment
DIY baby crawler jeans with cute leather knee patches - tutorial.

I’ve been telling my friends lately that I used to feel so proud of myself a couple of months ago when I thought I had mothering three kids all figured out. Things have changed. Baby …

Easy Mommy Snack Ideas

May 11, 2015 – 10:00 am |
Easy, High Fiber Snack Ideas

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. As always, all of the opinions here are solely my own.
Mommies need snacks too! Sometimes we’re doling out snacks so often to our kids, that we forget to give …

Cotton & Tulle Skirt Tutorial + Motivational Monday #48: Craft, DIY & Home Decor Link Party

May 10, 2015 – 7:00 pm |

Happy, happy Sunday, friends! It’s Motivational Monday craft, DIY & home decor link party time. Welcome to another week of linking up your favourite projects.
Thanks so much to those of you that linked up your projects last week. I …

Sew Easy Cafe Curtains

May 6, 2015 – 7:00 am | One Comment
How to make easy DIY cafe curtains

I’ve always wanted to sew up some cute little cafe curtains, and I finally got the chance to make some for our laundry room a few weeks ago! I think that cafe curtains are so …

A Simple Teal, Green and Gold Spring or Summer Tablescape (Video)

May 4, 2015 – 12:00 pm |
A teal and gold Spring or Summer simple tablescape idea (with video).

With Mother’s Day approaching soon and the season of Spring and Summer dinner parties approaching, I thought it would be fun to share with all of your my super simple Spring or Summer table setting …

A Paper Peony Tutorial + Motivational Monday #47: Craft, DIY & Home Decor Link Party

May 3, 2015 – 7:00 pm | One Comment
Paper peonies tutorial

Happy, happy Sunday, friends! It’s Motivational Monday craft, DIY & home decor link party time. Welcome to another week of linking up your favourite projects.
Thanks so much to those of you that linked up your projects last week. I …

Mini Fairy Garden in a Tin Gift + Handmade Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

May 1, 2015 – 5:00 am | 7 Comments
How to make a DIY mini fairy garden gift in a vintage enamelware planter.

A couple of weeks ago, we visited a beautiful greenhouse nearby and we stumbled across the most adorable little fairy garden. I hadn’t thought too much about fairy gardens in the past, but when I …

Sew a Leather Diaper Bag and Diaper Clutch

April 29, 2015 – 7:00 am | 3 Comments
Slouchy boho leather diaper bag and diaper clutch tutorial.

What does the perfect diaper bag look like to you? For me, it’s a bag that doesn’t SCREAM “I’m a big, fat diaper bag“! I like diaper bags that look like purses, but that are …