New Curtains for the Living Room

Sometimes it’s the simplest things that take me the longest time to get done. These are actually old drapes that I made for the living room a while back – maybe 5 or 6 years ago.  I liked the fabric, but the drapery look was too formal for our simple home, so I made a […]

Emma’s Sewing

“Mama, are you using this?” “Mama, can I borrow that?” “Mama, do you like this color?” “Can I have that when you’re done, Mama?” That was Emma, at my elbow, hopping in front of the sewing machine each time I got up, using the iron in between my own ironing, taking the pin cushion for […]

One Last Christmas Project

We had a flurry of making during the days before Christmas.  Some things I remembered to take pictures of before wrapping and giving, some I didn’t.  But there was one thing that I never got to.  A new Christmas stocking for Silas.  Actually, new isn’t the right word.  The boy has never had one of […]

Birthday Nightgowns

I asked my daughter what my granddaughter, Ali, would like for her birthday.  The quick reply was for pajamas for the doll I made her earlier this year.  And, of course, when making a nightgown for a doll, one must also make a matching nightgown for the girl.  I took Emma, Sophie and Silas fabric […]

Costumes – Our Handmade Halloween

Handmade Halloween

  Our children love costumes.  They love dress up, pretend play, becoming someone (or something) by changing their clothes.  I love sewing.  I love making things for my children that gives them joy.  My husband loves building things. He loves making something from nothing.  So Halloween has become the perfect time for collaboration of all […]