Wednesday, October 19, 2016

DIY Magic Wands

These were so much fun to make. Do you have a little person on your gift giving list this year?

Pattern Piece can be found here.

What you'll need:

5/8" Dowel Rod
Acrylic paint
Fabric for star and end
3 ribbons approximately 18" in length
Hot melt glue gun


1. Start by painting the dowel rod with stripes.

2. Sew the two stars together with right sides facing, leave an opening at the bottom of the star. Clip the curves, turn right sides out and fill with fiberfill.

3. Place one end of the dowel in to the stuffed star as far as it will go. You might need to rearrange some stuffing to get it in there. Hand stitch the opening of the star closed around the dowel.

4. Roughly cut a 4" circle from fabric. Run a gathering stitch around the outside. Pull the thread to gather up the circle and place some fiberfill around the bottom of the circle. Place the remaining end of the dowel into the circle and pull snug. Stitch around to hold the circle tight on the wand.

5. Place all three ribbons together and tie a knot in the middle. Tack stitch to the bottom of the star in front of the dowel.

6. Use a glue gun to additionally secure the ends of the dowel into the stuffed pieces.

I would love to see what you make, tag me on Instagram or post your project to my Facebook page will ya?


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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

DIY Electronic Dusters

Happy Holidays! What?

I cannot believe that it is time to start the ten Holiday Projects again. I am shocked, but ready to start sewing and crafting up some fun projects. How about you?

I will admit, this is a project that came from needing some of these myself. Once I made them and used them, I realized that they would be a great gift for men and other hard to make for folks.
Supplies Needed:

Micro fiber, ultra suede, or terry cloth fabric for dusting side
Quilting cotton for back.
Pom pom trim (optional)
Coordinating Thread

Printable Pattern pieces can be found here.


1. Start by cutting 1 of each fabric with the pattern pieces.

2. If using trim, pin to the outer curved edge of the quilting cotton. Do not pin trim on the folded side.

3. Place the dusting fabric on top of the quilting cotton so the trim is on the inside. Sew around the outer curved edge using a 1/4" seam allowance.

4. Clip the curves and turn right side out. If desired, tie a bow with the ribbon and tack stitch on to duster.

I would love to see what you make, tag me on Instagram or post your project to my Facebook page will ya?


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Friday, August 26, 2016

Zoom Zoom Car Softie is Finally Here!

Zoom Zoom is finally here! It's about time too. Remember the Six Weeks of Softies contest I entered a few years ago over at the Sew Mama Sew Blog? Well you can see more of each of my three entries if you click on the pictures.

I sewed up a globe.

A mini sewing machine

and a Car and Camper

The mini sewing machine became a pattern a year ago and today Zoom Zoom is available. He's approximately 6" x 9". If you're wondering about the camper Zoom Zoom is pulling in the picture....

It's the Happy Camper Bag turned into a stuffed camper. The side pieces and appliques all stay the same as the bag. But instead of installing a zipper you cut a solid strip for the top. I added a couple more applique windows and stitched it together.

The wheels were sewn together and stuffed as well and then hand stitched on to the sides of the camper.

I made a little fabric strap to connect the Happy Camper to Zoom Zoom and was all finished. The Happy Camper would make a cute pillow as well.

Have a great day,

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