My sewing stuff is all crammed in a small room right now, so while I wait for my bamboo flooring to arrive, I decided to test out some paint colors for my big upstairs studio. These are two very pale shades of blue-gray.
You can all guess that I would MUCH rather sew than decorate or remodel, but do love a good episode of Fixer-Upper. And I love that paint color that Joanna uses on almost all of her interior walls, so that's the look I'm trying for.
The yellow paint that is in the room right now simply has to go. I'm planning white baseboards and trim with dark wood bamboo floors.
So which cool pale blue-gray do you like better? The lighter shade or the darker?
My 11 year old daughter helped me paint big samples of each color on every wall to aid in choosing. I'm leaning towards the darker one, I think.
And I did get some sewing done in my temporary sewing space... These lovely Christmas Kitsch fabrics from Anna Griffin will be the star of a fun project and a giveaway next week. Make sure you visit my giveaway page on Tuesday to enter (the giveaway right now is for a sweet gift certificate from Laminates.etsy,com).
So, what have you been sewing up this week? Did you make something with one of my free sewing tutorials or patterns? I would love to see! Tag me on Instagram @sewcanshe.
The Fold and Stitch Wallet has two card slots and a money pocket on the inside.
There's a small coin pocket on the outside. Both the money pocket and the coin pocket have a velcro closure.
It's a great way to use up scraps and the wallet is a super little gift. This is exactly the same wallet, I'll just be showing you how to make it with your own fabric. And I've given instructions for using snap-setter snaps (such as Kam Snaps) instead of sew-on snaps. But you can still sew on snaps if you want. Or no snaps at all. :)
This past Saturday morning I woke up needing to sew a quick birthday present for my daughter's friend. Chloe was getting ready for a princess birthday party. We already had a small gift, but my daughter wanted me to make a personalized bag for her to bring that gift in.
I'm so excited to share this tutorial with you because for a couple of years now my friend Sarah and I have been making wrist strap keychains for our own use (they are so handy!), for friends, for teacher gifts, and even for craft fairs.
Someone I totally admire has been sewing my #10 Caddy Pattern…check out her amazing work!
This was the most fun I've had this year! I loved the challenge of sewing up a new project with only a picture to refer to. You voted for me to sew and write a tutorial for the bed pockets in this picture... so here it is.
Let's face it, sometimes moms forget to accessorize. Well, this infinity scarf made with just a yard of soft cotton voile is an easy accessory that you can wear anywhere. And it has fine french seams and a neat 1/4'' hem. Lovely!
Looking for a fast and easy sewing project? Something fun and clever to make? You’ve come to the right spot!
I know you have been searching for a fast and fun quilt pattern to use up your fat quarter stash... here it is! Sew up this beautiful throw quilt using 9 fat quarters plus a little more than a yard of background fabric.
Tuesdays are special in This Little Light… why? Because every Tuesday there’s a new video tutorial, block of the month pattern, digital download, or community meeting.