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A Canadian Prairie Christmas home tour packed with DIY ideas, easy styling tips and free downloads. These are some great ideas!
Christmas Decor, DIY Crafts, DIY Home Decor, DIY Parties & Holidays, DIY Sewing, Free Printables, Home Tour

2015 Christmas Home Tour: A Canadian Prairie Christmas

Christmas is my favourite time of year and I adore decorating our home for the season. This year, I’ve teamed up once again with a fantastic group of Canadian bloggers to share with you our Holiday home tours. Scroll to the bottom of this post to see the line-up for the week – you’ll be so inspired! Our decor this year is a little traditional (I’ve brought back the red), a little country, and a little quirky. As always, I’ve incorporated lots of DIY elements, vintage elements, and family-friendly additions that make our house ready for any family gathering this Christmas. I hope you enjoy this year’s Christmas home tour: A Canadian Prairie Christmas! Stay on the lookout for DIY Tips, Styling Tips and Free Downloads scattered throughout this post. I want to make sure you leave this page with some free goodies.

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How to sew easy rod pocket or ring clip drapes - a great video tutorial!
DIY Home Decor, DIY Sewing

How to Sew Easy Rod Pocket or Ring Clip Drapes (Video)

If you’re a fabric lover like me, you’ll know that one of the best ways to add some fun fabric into your decor is with some new window treatments. I recently had the urge to make some new drapes for our kitchen that incorporated some red for our Christmas decor this year. When I found this beautiful red plaid fabric from, I knew that I had to use it for my new drapes.Continue reading

How to make an easy DIY metallic pouch - makes a great gift!
DIY Crafts, DIY Sewing, Life

DIY Zippered & Lined Metallic Pouch + 11 More Handmade Gift Ideas

How’s your Christmas gift making / buying coming along? I still have a lot to do, but I’m steadily plugging away at my list. When I saw this metallic pouch from Anthropologie the other day, it inspired me to make my own handmade zippered & lined metallic pouch for gift giving this year. Zippered pouches are so versatile, and a shimmery one is that much better! Make sure to scroll down to the bottom of this post for 11 more handmade Christmas gift ideas from my Canadian blogging friends.Continue reading

How to make an easy infinity scarf - video tutorial
DIY Crafts, DIY Home Decor, DIY Sewing, Life

Video: Make an Easy Infinity Scarf (+ 9 More Easy DIY Gift Ideas)

‘Tis the season for whipping out the old sewing machine and plugging away at handmade Christmas gifts! One of my favourite gifts to give is STILL a DIY infinity scarf. They’re so quick to make (about 15 minutes), and it’s a lot of fun to find unique fabrics that will make your recipient happy. I made a new video tutorial for my infinity scarf technique, and I hope you enjoy it! Also – scroll down to the bottom of this post to find 9 more amazing DIY gift ideas from my Canadian blogging friends!Continue reading

DIY Sewing, Life

How to Copy and Sew Your Favourite T-Shirt

Do you ever buy a t-shirt that you just LOVE and wish you would have bought more of? That happened to me early this Fall. I bought a striped tunic-length v-neck tee that I loved the look and feel of. It didn’t come in the other colour I wanted (heathered grey), so I decided to copy and sew my own version! Here’s how I copied and sewed my favourite t-shirt, and how you can too.Continue reading

How to make a reversible baby jumper / dress + a FREE 24 month sewing pattern!
DIY Sewing

How to Sew a Reversible Baby Jumper (With a Free Pattern!)

Fellow seamstresses: do you ever buy fabric just because it’s adorable? You don’t know what you’ll make from it, but it’s too hard to pass up because it’s so darn cute? I used to do that all the time. That was the case with this super -sweet woodland themed cotton fabric I’ve had in my stash for a couple of years now – I knew I loved it, but I was waiting to come up with just the right project for it! Finally, I decided this Fall that I had to sew a little jumper dress for Baby B. That’s when I quickly drafted this pattern and decided to make the dress even more fun by making it fully reversible! Here’s how I made a reversible baby jumper for Baby B and how you can make one too (I’ve included the pattern I drafted for Baby B in size 24 months for you to download for free)!Continue reading

How to make DIY velvet fabric pumpkins for Fall decor - video tutorial
DIY Crafts, DIY Home Decor, DIY Sewing

Make DIY Velvet Fabric Pumpkins (Video)

Happy September, everyone! This is my favourite month of the year. I love that it’s still warm enough to enjoy the great outdoors in comfort, but there’s that exhilarating crisp feeling in the air that calls for hot drinks and tall boots. It’s also my birthday month, so I always feel like September is a great month for resolutions and fresh beginnings. It’s also the month for Fall themed decor. I usually don’t do a lot of Autumn decorating (I save my big decorating switch for Christmas), but this year I’m going to spend a little more time on some simple Fall touches around our home. For starters? These adorable DIY velvet pumpkins are so easy and inexpensive to make.Continue reading

A black, white & turquoise vintage industrial kitchen filled with budget friendly DIY ideas.
DIY Home Decor, DIY Sewing

Where Did I Get My Teal & Green Kitchen Curtains?

“Where did you get your kitchen drapes?!”

This is a question I’ve been constantly asked lately – my kitchen curtains are often seen in the background of my video tutorials. Well, I’m so glad you asked! I’m writing this blog post just for you so that you can find what you need quickly and get some for your own home. I love my fun kitchen drapes too – they still make me smile every time I see them.Continue reading

How to sew a preschool art smock: free pattern and tutorial!
DIY Kids Activities, DIY Sewing

Sew a Simple Preschool Art Smock

Life is going to feel really weird starting next month – with Little C going to grade one and Little A going to preschool a couple of days a week, our home is going to feel so empty! While we’re still enjoying summer to its fullest, we’re also starting to get ready for school time. I’ve just finished sewing the cutest art smock for Little A’s preschool, and I thought I’d share it with you today. I even drew out the free preschool art smock pattern so that you can make one for your preschooler too! Also, scroll to the bottom of this post for more adorable back to school DIY ideas from my Canadian blogging friends.
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men's shirt to a crop top and skirt DIY
DIY Crafts, DIY Home Decor, DIY Recipes, DIY Sewing

Men’s Shirt to a Crop Top & Skirt + Motivational Monday #59: DIY, Craft & Home Decor Link Party

Happy, happy Sunday, friends! It’s craft, DIY & home decor link party time, and we’ve changed our party name… introducing The Creative Corner! 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 truly enjoy seeing all of the projects linked here and I’m inspired by your creativity.
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