Baby Blanket Pattern

Any time I’m invited to a baby shower, the one thing that I make sure to include is a handmade baby blanket.  The fleece that you purchase from Joanne’s or Walmart is thicker & usually softer than the store bought blankets.  You can customize them or leave them plain and they are easier to make than you might think.  The variety of colors & patterns are nearly endless, so you can make it to go with any nursery decor. Here’s how I make them:

Baby Blanket Pattern

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Glass Wipes Case

When I went into work, I heard from several of my co-workers, that Anna was looking for me.  I’ve known Anna for 20+ years, (she’s in her 70’s) and to hear so many people say she needed to see me,  I was worried that something was wrong.  When I saw her & asked her why she needed me, she said, “Do you still sew?”.  Needless to say, I was relieved when I said, “Yes, why?”   She said that she needed some kind of case to carry her glass wipes in.  The one that she had been using was plastic & had cracked & cut her.  She wanted a container that was made of fabric & would hold around 4 at a time.  This is what I came up with:

Glass Wipes Case

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Secret Pocket Pillow

Trying to find new ways to give a gift to someone can be difficult sometimes.  But I think I found the perfect way to give a very special Valentine’s gift to someone.  This is not only a unique way to wrap a gift, but it’s also something to add to your Valentine home decor.

This is the Secret Pocket Pillow:

Secret Pocket Pillow

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American Girl Bedding

Back in December, a friend asked me if I could make some new bedding for her daughter’s American Girl doll for Christmas.  I told her that if she gave me the bed, I could make it.  This is what her daughter woke up to on Christmas morning.

American Girl Bedding

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DIY Shower Curtain

I’m still working on changing up the bathroom from turquoise accents to silver & white.  I love the way the towels turned out.  (to see how I did them, go here)

The next project was a new shower curtain.  I made this for $4.00 instead of the $15.00 to $20.00 that the stores wanted.

(Please forgive some of the photos.  My camera is starting to go)

Shower Curtain from bed sheets

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New Bathroom Towels

After Spring Cleaning the bathroom, I realized that I’m really sick of all of the turquoise in there.  Once the walls were scrubbed, and everything was taken down, I got the bright idea that maybe the bathroom could use a color change.  It’s been sitting for a month, with only the basics until I decided on what color I wanted.  I finally chose silver & white, which is one of my favorite combinations.

New Bathroom Towels

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Juice Pouch Tote Bag – Tutorial

I made these Juice Pouch Tote Bags years ago and recently, a friend asked me to make some more for her daughters.  The kids love them, and they make great Christmas gifts.  I thought that since I’m making them, I’d show you how I did them.

Juice Pouch Tote Bag

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White Steeler Towels

I recently did a post about making Steeler Towels for the football season.  Since I live in the heart of the Steeler Nation, I made towels in black & used Offray NFL Ribbon.  Someone told me that they couldn’t find the ribbon that I used.  So, I’m showing an alternative to using the NFL Ribbon, and still make the towels work for the Steeler theme.  (or for your favorite football team)

White Steeler Towels

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Steeler Towels

I live in the Steel City.  Football season is a big deal here, in the Steeler Nation.  Although I’m not a big fan of sports, the men in my life are.  So, each football season, I decorate for it.  I do Steeler tablescapes, Steeler accents in the kitchen, & I even go as far as decorate the bathroom.  The only time that I’ve gotten a reaction from my husband about one of my decorating projects is when I did the bathroom.  Usually it’s a “that looks nice”, but his reaction to the Steeler bathroom was, “Wow”.  This is how I did the towels in the bathroom & kitchen.

Steeler Towel

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