Floor it! This generous 24" diameter floor cushion is a comfy 4" thick - perfect for sitting or as a little foot rest. Make several to use around a low table for casual dining. Place one on the patio for meditation at sunrise. Toss a few in the TV room for extra seating. Our wedges are fussy cut to take advantage of the strong vertical motif of our chosen fabric. By carefully cutting the twelve wedges that make up the top and bottom of the pillow, we turned that vertical motif into a unique horizontal pattern with radiating hexagons. A wedge pattern download is offered below.
Back when I was attending parties in patent leather mary janes and hair bows, party favors were low-key and unassuming. If you were really lucky, you might score a candy bracelet you could eat right off your wrist. These days, things have amped up to a whole new level, with fancy favors becoming standard for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries and more. I'll admit to getting a party favor almost nicer than the gift I'd brought to the event! Maybe it's time to step back to something basic yet beautiful, starting with today's pretty favor bags in soft linen accented with gorgeous Renaissance Ribbons. Clean and simple, but with a personal touch and a fundamental elegance.
Chances are good your mom made a lot of things for you over the years. Too many meals to count, special birthday and holiday treats, an awesome ladybug costume in kindergarten, not to mention more than a little help with last minute science fair projects and that prom dress with a bazillion green rhinestones that exactly matched your eyes. Mother's Day is May 11th. Maybe it's time to return the favor (and the love) with a special handmade gift of your own. We've collected ten favorite projects we know Mom will love. And if it gets down to the very last minute, we also have a cute printable coupon book the kids can give Mom. She can cash in a coupon whenever she likes for something special: bear hugs, yard work, breakfast in bed, or anything you think she'd appreciate.
What's the number one thing you can do to keep your sewing machine running smoothly? Clean out the lint. It's an unavoidable by-product of sewing. The more you sew, the more lint sifts into the guts of your machine. A little regular cleaning will keep your machine running smoothly. And a clean machine is also a quiet machine. Not only will periodic "care and feeding" help your machine to run better, it can also save you money in major repairs. Our thanks to Janome America for taking us through the important steps of regular maintenance you can do yourself in between trips to your dealer for more thorough cleaning and service.
All ribbons, all the time! This beautiful wallet project shows you how to layer ribbons side-by-side to create your own "fabric." Our R&R series (Re-imagine & Renovate) is a S4H classic, which shows you how different fabric and trim... different ribbons in this case, can give your favorite project a whole new look. Our friends at Renaissance Ribbons Re-imagined and Renovated our original wallet design with brand new Amy Butler Jacquard ribbons from her Hapi collection in two different colorways, the inside quilting weight cotton is also from the Amy Butler Hapi collection for Rowan Fabrics. The result is almost too pretty to hide away inside a larger tote or purse. These wallets easily stand on their own as a dramatic clutch for a night on the town.
Tiny hands, teeny toes... babies are adorable little packages, but what they lack in size, they more than make up for in volume. Leaving the house with a baby can feel like provisioning for an Arctic adventure. You need a generous diaper bag to handle the task. Our Little Sunshine Tote features wipe-clean cotton laminate on the outside and a PUL lining. With 5" boxed corners, this tote opens wide, and there are plenty o' pockets to store all the necessities: two small and two large pockets on the inside plus a handy side bottle pocket and zippered pouch on the outside. It's lightweight but hard-working.
Cotton sheets are crisp and clean and they launder beautifully, but they can also feel cool on baby's cheeks. We suggest switching up to a cuddly fleece that can help your little one drift off to dreamland in warm and cozy comfort. Our double-sided plush fleece is the same bold yellow and white polka dot featured on the Little Sunshine Support Pillow. Soft and pretty.
This project is based on the Nurture Nest pillow insert by Fairfield. This specialized U-shaped insert comes with a pattern and simple instructions printed right on the packaging. We've followed these basic steps with just a few changes. Rather than a standard cotton fabric, we selected a cozy fleece. Then, we added jumbo piping for dimension as well as to give baby an extra "ridge" to grab onto during tummy time.
The majority of nurseries we reviewed for our Little Sunshine series opted for wall-to-wall carpeting to keep things soft and help muffle sounds, such as mom trying to sneak out of the room and back to bed. However, an accent rug adds a great splash of color and helps protect the carpet in the high-traffic, spill-zone directly in front of the crib. We feature the same pretty sunshine appliqué used on the Little Sunshine Diaper Stacker, but in a jumbo size.
Babies bring a ray of sunshine into the world. However, they don't bring anything else with them. It's up to us to provide a nursery full of important things to keep them happy and healthy. This week's Little Sunshine nursery projects will get you going and keep things glowing with a bright, sunny color scheme. Today's handy diaper stacker is designed to hang from a crib or changing table. There's plenty of room for lots of diapers inside plus two handy pockets on the outside for wipes, ointments, lotions and more.