Cleveland Gift Basket

Cleveland Gift Basket

My son has been fortunate to have a guardian angel in college. We met Uncle Tim last year when we visited our son for Family Weekend. He works in the cafeteria and nicknamed my son “Cleveland.” I love to know that there are folks willing to look after each...
Upcycled Corporate Banner

Upcycled Corporate Banner

I recently had the opportunity to work with Cleveland’s Playhouse Square to upcycle old banners into bags. I played around with the amazing motifs to create bags of various sizes. They intent to use them for various purposes included to hold raffle prizes and to...
Baby Bounty – Baby Shower Gifts

Baby Bounty – Baby Shower Gifts

There’s something about babies that makes me want to sew. I saw adorable bucket hats over at Goodbye Valentino and couldn’t wait for an opportunity to sew one. There is a free pattern from Oliver + S and you can download it here. I learned that the...
Gift Ideas

Gift Ideas

If you are like me, at this time of year you need some inspiration for gift-giving. I love to make handmade gifts, but have made my expectations a bit more realistic. The past few years I have not tried to make every gift by hand. Instead, I try to make a handmade...
Oversized Denim Apron

Oversized Denim Apron

I had a request to make a custom apron for a tall and big guy. I selected a sturdy denim and like how heavy it is. I used a basic butcher-style pattern. (I start with this pattern on Sew 4 Home.) My finished dimensions are: 13.5″ across the chest 38″...
Wedding Shower Gift for a Bride that Sews

Wedding Shower Gift for a Bride that Sews

It has been wedding and baby shower season here! I am a bit of a rebel when it comes to shower presents. I like to go “off-registry.” To me, there is excitement in giving a gift that the recipient doesn’t know she is going to receive. Plus, I love to...