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 […]


I have to admit, I was looking for something that needed repair. Surely somewhere in our home there was some item of clothing that still fit the wearer but needed some mending.  Maddie’s jeans fit the bill perfectly. Some of the websites tell you to use a sashiko needle and thread, but since I don’t […]

Making a Secret

I haven’t been home very much these last weeks, so my time for making has been minimal, but I do have one project I’ve been working on.  I can’t tell you much about it though, because while I don’t think the recipient it’s intended for reads my blog, I don’t want to take any chances […]