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Make a Ruffled Burlap Christmas Tree Cone (+ Our Vintage Woodland Christmas Mantel)

December 3, 2013 – 9:00 am | 3 Comments
DIY Ruffled Burlap Christmas Tree by The DIY Mommy

I’m having so much fun decorating our new house for Christmas! This is the first time I’ve ever had a mantel to decorate, and my girls and I had a blast getting it all “Christmasy”:

Mood Board: Rustic Glam Master Suite Retreat – Our DIY House

April 9, 2013 – 8:00 am | 6 Comments
Mood Board: Rustic Glam Master Suite Retreat - Our DIY House by The DIY Mommy

A master bedroom suite should be a place to relax, to dream and to retreat… especially when you have young children that demand your attention all day long!
I haven’t had a place to retreat to …

Mood Board: Vintage Industrial Cottage Kitchen – Our DIY House

March 22, 2013 – 8:00 am | 4 Comments
Mood Board: Vintage Industrial Cottage Kitchen - Our DIY House by The DIY Mommy

Many, many hours of planning were spent over the kitchen design of Our DIY House. I even Photoshopped various light fixtures into my Ikea kitchen layout to make sure I was happy with the result. …

Crochet an Organic Cotton Granny Square Baby Blanket – Part 2: Joining the Squares & Finishing

January 9, 2013 – 8:00 am | 8 Comments
Crochet an Organic Cotton Granny Square Baby Blanket by The DIY Mommy

After crocheting what seems like a bazillion little granny squares, this is the fun part – putting them all together and finishing off the blanket!
(If you missed part one of this tutorial on how to …

Crochet an Organic Cotton Granny Square Baby Blanket – Part 1: The Squares

January 7, 2013 – 8:00 am | One Comment
Crochet an Organic Cotton Granny Square Baby Blanket by The DIY Mommy

 
I fell in love with vintage-looking granny square blankets last spring when I saw them all over Pinterest. I especially liked the ones with vibrantly coloured squares surrounded by white or cream stitches. So pretty!
I …

A Handmade Christmas: Knit Pearly Girly Mittens

November 26, 2012 – 8:00 am |
Pearly Girly Mittens by The DIY Mommy

I have a “thing” for cream coloured, lacey knits. When the weather dropped to minus 30°C a couple Christmases ago (this is common up here in Edmonton, Alberta!), I decided that I could use a …

Sew a Boho Blouse — A Simplicity Pattern Review

August 10, 2012 – 7:33 am | 3 Comments
DIY Boho Blouse by The DIY Mommy

By Christina Dennis

I love easy, breezy bohemian-style blouses. They remind me of the last days of summer and they also hide some postpartum parts of my body that I don’t find so lovely. *wink!* Empire-waisted …

Sew a Princess Dress

May 28, 2012 – 10:46 pm | 4 Comments
Princess Dress from The DIY Mommy

With this free pattern and tutorial, sew a pink & white satin princess dress with gold ribbon and a rose embellishment for your toddler. She’ll love to dance and spin in this dreamy little dress that is perfect for dress-up time!

Make an “I am Loved” Onesie

January 27, 2012 – 9:32 pm | 7 Comments
Make an

by Christina Dennis
It will be Valentine’s Day next month, and I wanted to make something for my new little girl who has just turned two months old. Since my sewing machine is packed away at …