Fat Quarter Bag Tutorial

Fat quarter bag tutorial

I am so excited about today's post. For a long time here on the blog, my top posts have been my sewing tutorial round-ups. I love sewing. I'm not the greatest in the world at it, but I love it.I also really, really love to shop for fabric. That's probably my favorite part of any hobby really. I love all the possibilities. I love imaging all the fabrics (beads, papers, etc.) in various projects. I think most crafters can relate to that.Earlier this year, I sent out a reader survey to my subscribers and the one thing they wanted above all was more DIY posts, specifically sewing tutorials. I was actually quite thrilled with this...and then I blanked. Ever have that happen?To make this long story shorter, eventually I came up with … [Continue]

Talking to Kids About Sex – Awkward Parenting Moments

Talk to Your Kids About Sex - It doesn't have to be awkward. There is a great resource available to help walk parents through a biblical way to tackle the subject with their kids.

I promise this isn't going to be as awkward as it sounds. Or maybe it is, but that is kind of the point here. What am I blathering on about? Let me get straight to it.For many parents, talking to their kids about sex is one of those uncomfortable subjects that fall into a "necessary evil" category sort of thing. For others, it is no big deal. I am somewhere in the middle of those two options. It is just not a natural conversation topic for me, but I know that I want to pass along a healthy, biblical view of sex to my kids. This mean I have to talk about it and with four kids, I guess I should get used to it sooner rather than later.We have always been open with our children when it comes to talking about our bodies. We gave them the … [Continue]

Gifts Kids Can Make

Gifts Kids Can Make

There are lots of reasons to make gifts for your holiday gift giving. Sometimes you can save money, I say sometimes because sometimes you can also spend way too much on fabric or other supplies. What? Is that just me?Making gifts means you can create something just for the person you are giving the gift to. You can make it in their favorite … [Continue]

DIY Washi Tape Gift Bags

DIY Washi Tape Gift Bags - Another simple, but fun way to use washi tape!

Do you like to make gifts? Every year I always start our holiday planning with some lofty goals. Actually, those usually start right after Christmas, when I start with my "Next year, I'm going to work on Christmas throughout the year so I don't get overwhelmed" mantra.Does it happen? So far, no. But I am not dissuaded from making those grand … [Continue]

More Books About Birds

Books About Birds - A book list all about birds!

Remember when I said I had even more bird books on the way from the library? Well, now you get to hear more about them. We enjoyed these, too. I think we will be moving on to another subject though. Mama would like to read about something new.More Books About BirdsYou Nest Here With Me by Jane Yolen and Heidi E. Y. Stemple, Illustrated … [Continue]

Easy Washi Tape Craft – Thank You Card

Easy Washi Tape Craft: Thank You Card

I recently discovered the joy of shopping for washi tape. There are SO many designs and colors, it is amazing. I have curated quite the collection with more on the horizon...hey, just being honest.With this new-found craft supply, I have been busy creating all the washi tape crafts I can think of. Washi tape goes far, let me tell you. I've … [Continue]

Beef and Bean Dip – Frugal Family Dinner

Beef and Bean Dip Recipe - A Frugal Family Dinner

This beef and bean dip is a favorite around here when the weather gets cooler. Fall is making its presence known around here right now and thus, this frugal family dinner has made an appearance on our meal plan a couple times already.Ok, so part of that is because I needed to make it so I could take photos of it for the blog. And I might have … [Continue]

Beginner Sewing Resources For Adults

Sewing Resources for Adult Beginners - Learn to sew!

My top posts here on the blog are consistently the sewing tutorial round-ups. People seem to love these, but I noticed a lot of comments about learning to sew from those sharing and commenting on the posts, and in emails.I taught a hand sewing class at our homeschool co-op a few years ago and the book I used for that could actually be used for … [Continue]