DIY Sewing

DIY Kids Activities, DIY Sewing

How to Sew an Easy Fabric Purse + Tips on Teaching Kids to Sew (Video)

This past week was Spring Break in our area, so the girls and I had to find lots of creative ways to keep ourselves occupied. When Little C asked me if we could pull out her little pink sewing machine and give it a whirl again, of course I agreed! We made the sweetest little fabric purse – she did most of the sewing – and I wanted to share the tutorial of how to make it with you today. This video will help you learn how to sew an adorable, easy fabric purse with a jeweled flower embellishment. I’m also sharing my tips on how to teach kids to sew!Continue reading

DIY Home Decor, DIY Sewing

A Black & Blush Pink Living Room + DIY Pom Pom Heart Pillow

The fun thing about having neutral painted walls and furniture is that I can constantly play with accessories in our home. Changing up our pillows, throws and small decor items can completely change the look of our home decor, and it’s so easy and inexpensive! I recently felt like adding a little pink into our living room decor after seeing this blush pink, white and black breakfast nook. I really love a splash of pink for both Valentine’s Day and Spring! Here are some simple changes that I made to our living room, and I’ll show you how to make the sweetest DIY pom-pom heart Valentine pillow too.Continue reading

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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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

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

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