Free DIY Fabric Face Mask Pattern and Tutorial

Last Friday the CDC announced they are now advising everyone to wear a cloth face-covering mask in public to slow the spread of coronavirus. This also makes it possible to save the medical grade masks for the medical community and those that have a higher risk of infection. I looked at tons of different DIY … Continue reading Free DIY Fabric Face Mask Pattern and Tutorial

An Easy Way to Change Serger Thread Colors on Any Serger

A serger, or overlocker, is an amazing machine that finishes your fabric edges and cuts off the excess fabric. It's also a pain in the butt to thread. Here's an easy way to change your serger thread colors by pulling the new thread through using the old thread. When I first discovered what a serger … Continue reading An Easy Way to Change Serger Thread Colors on Any Serger

Help Kids Create Wall Worthy Art with Stencils

Kids love to display their artwork, but usually it's just temporarily stuck to the fridge for a while. Here's how to use stencils and a piece of wood to help your child create wall worthy art you can hang anywhere. As long as they can hold a painting utensil or sponge, then they should be … Continue reading Help Kids Create Wall Worthy Art with Stencils

Yoda Best Footprint Cards for Father’s Day, Mother’s Day or Any Day

We got a little geeky this past Mother's Day and did handmade Star Wars inspired cards proclaiming "Yoda Best," using a green footprint for Yoda. These work great for Father's Day too! * Contains Amazon affiliate links that may earn me a few pennies if you buy the supplies through my links.* How to Make … Continue reading Yoda Best Footprint Cards for Father’s Day, Mother’s Day or Any Day

Two Easy Ways to Make Play-Doh Valentines

After a total Halloween and Christmas candy overload, this year I wanted to make my son Valentine cards that didn’t have any sweets with them. Relatively cheap and easy were also at the top of my requirement list, so after a quick Google search, Play-Doh looked like a fun way to go. (*Warning: there will be … Continue reading Two Easy Ways to Make Play-Doh Valentines

It’s Halloween! Carve ALL the Pumpkins!

One of my must-do Halloween activities is carving pumpkins. I love visiting the pumpkin patch and picking out just the right one! I usually go for a medium size one with a good area to put on a "face." I also like to use a pumpkin carving tool kit that at least has a scooper, … Continue reading It’s Halloween! Carve ALL the Pumpkins!

Sewing Up a Torn Stuffed Animal

This is something every parent should know how to do! When a stuffed animal gets a hole and starts becoming un-stuffed, it's time to stitch it up. My son's favorite Woof-Woof got a rip so we videoed his very delicate surgery. You'll be happy to know he made a full recovery! You'll need a needle, … Continue reading Sewing Up a Torn Stuffed Animal

Easy Sewing Tutorial: Winding a Bobbin on a Sewing Machine

Last night I had to take in a top, so I filmed a quick little demo on winding a bobbin with a sewing machine. After looking over my YouTube stats recently, it was pretty easy to zero in on what the most popular thing I post is - short simple sewing stuff. I realized when I … Continue reading Easy Sewing Tutorial: Winding a Bobbin on a Sewing Machine

Cosplay Tutorial: Changing the Color of Leather, Pleather and PVC

Sometimes it's hard to find the right color shoe to match your cosplay! This is an easy way to change the color of any leather, pleather or PVC shoe (it also works on clothing!) with a type of spray paint you find in an auto store. The spray is made for changing the color of … Continue reading Cosplay Tutorial: Changing the Color of Leather, Pleather and PVC

How to Make Edible Yogurt Paint

I'd been wanting to try making yogurt paint for a while for my son, but was worried it was going to stain my walls, grout and tub. Then one day last week my son was resisting his bath and I didn't feel like putting up a fight, so I decided to get a little creative … Continue reading How to Make Edible Yogurt Paint