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Three to four times a month, I send out a newsletter stuffed full of crafty sewing projects and delicious recipes for the family. 

You’ll get all the brand-new projects, and giveaways, plus one or two oldie but goodies you probably haven’t seen. (I have 10 years worth of sewing, crafts, and recipes to share!)

You might get lost in the patterns, tutorials, recipes, and inspiring ideas that you’ll find on our site, lol. So to get you started, here are my most popular sewing-related and recipe posts. Have fun browsing!


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  1. Jackie Johnson says:

    I’m looking forward to the template for the square block quilt pattern.

  2. Dianne Biscoe says:

    I really do appreciate you giving us these patterns. Went to JoAnn’s and could not find the type of nightgown pattern I was after for my granddaughter. I used one of yours last year and added sleeves, Will probably combine a couple of your patterns to make this year’s.
    Thanks again!!

  3. Could you please give the nutritional values for this recipe. We are newly diagnosed Type 2 diabetics trying to follow guidelines as close as we can.

  4. I would like your free diy rose pincushion pattern please! Thank you!

    1. I don’t have a rose pincushion pattern. Did you see this in a round up post? ( I’ve done several over the years so I can’t remember what is where.) If so you’ll need to click the link and visit the blog that the pin cushion post is on.

  5. Thank you for the easy washcloth directions. I plan on making some for Christmas!
    We are from DFW area but in OKC for work.

    Take care!

  6. Evelyn l. Walker says:

    Thank You. i have 4 boys & 4 girls kids & adults to make this for.

  7. I’ve just discovered this site and am really looking forward to “getting lost in it”😂😂

  8. Kelley Pratt says:

    Re: your question about sending a quilt out to be quilted;
    I have used Missouri Star Quilt Co. several times. Excellent patterns to choose from, wide backing choices or send your own with your top. Reasonable prices for quick turnaround or regular price if you’re not in a hurry. Also you don’t have to have them do the binding. They do an excellent job – worth it!

  9. Do you charge for this?

    1. Charge for what? My sewing patterns? They are free. I make enough to keep everything going with the ads in the posts.

  10. Judi Yusko says:

    We are going to make your bird seed catcher to keep the area under the feeder tidy. Great, inexpensive idea. Thanks, Judi

  11. Annette Lee says:

    My daughter showed me your site, very excited to make the zig zag quilt. I live in Durban, South Africa

  12. Jane Locke says:

    I have to let you know, your patterns are lovely and easy to follow. Also you have the BEST method of downloading the PDF patterns. Others I have tried are terrible and I have wasted so much paper and some I don’t even bother to try as the number of pages is ridiculous! Have been looking for a PJ pattern, have you got one please? Well done great web site.

    1. Thank you so much! I do not have a pj pattern on its own, but many people use my t-shirt pattern and leggings pattern to make pj’s. (If you add a 2-inch cuff to the sleeves and legs, it makes a perfect pair of pajamas.) I also have a knit nightgown pattern, and the peasant dress makes a great nightie too.

  13. Love the sewing and thankyou

  14. Thank you so much, I have just used jersey fat quarters to make a skater skirt. An afternoon or less and lovely to have a pattern to make something, useful. Just ready to send to granddaughter.

  15. this is an awesome, wonderful site. You are very generous with your time and talent.

  16. I just joined this group and I’m looking forward to receiving more of the recipes, crafts and sewing projects. Thank you for all the ideas.

  17. Tammy Ross says:

    I am having trouble finding the pattern to download for the dolman top. I’ve gone over it many times. I saw instructions for how to make your own but I see the pattern on the how to print a pattern. So sorry for the trouble but my granddaughter is visiting and loves the tie shirts. Thanks for any help. Also thank you for all of the time and effort you give for us.

    1. So sorry, I must have accidentally deleted it last time I was in that post! (word press can be so finicky!) The link is in there now, look under materials needed.

  18. Candace Higgins says:

    I’m having trouble finding how to download the free peasant dress pattern. I would like to use this pattern to make dresses for little girls in needy areas of the world

  19. Suzanne McLennan says:

    This is my first time to try this and I cant get the pattern to show up so I can print it. It is for the simple beanie . Help please.

  20. I love your simple low carb chili recipe. Only problem when using a crockpot is it has far too much liquid. Not sure what to do without altering the recipe too much.

    1. I recommend, removing the lid in the last hour and maybe cooking it an additional hour with the lid off.

  21. Patty Mausert says:

    Please send me the pattern for the tween sized apron. Really appreciate that you made a pattern that will fit 9 year olds. All the other patterns I’ve seen, including commercial patterns, fit smaller children and adults. I already have the fabric and am ready to make one. Thanks.

  22. Niki Ferguson says:

    Would like to try the pattern for the simple bandana quilt. Have never done it before. Where can I find the pattern and is it free? Thanks

    1. Hi, it is not a pattern, just a simple tutorial. (kind of a quilt as you go, sewing together a bunch of bandanas.) The tutorial is found here.

  23. looks like my kind of website, I am a 75 year old grandmother who love to cook and sew keep my house in order attend church and enjoy spending time with my husband of 56 years look forward to visiting with my grandchildren when possible, our lives as changed since covid19 because do not see as many friends as would like so i do more quilting just finishing up a queen size quilt with bed runner (foot of bed runner or toe warmer) with pillow shams and cushion covers will send you a pic when finished if that would be o.k. We live in sleepy Newfoundland and Labrador Province where things are very quiet and watch whales, seals, sea birds, icebergs pass by our cottage that is located on the Atlantic Ocean, Canada Love life and all the amenities it has to offer.
    God Bless and Keep Safe.

    1. Kathie Davis says:

      God Bless you Faye. I am a 66 yr old grandmother of 7. My husband of 36yrs & I live in Fryeburg, Maine. My husband was born in Portland, Maine but I was born & lived for 22yrs on the ocean in New Bedford, Massachusetts. I so miss the ocean. Where you live sounds glorious!!
      It’s wonderful that you can keep so busy with large projects. I only do small sewing projects since having kidney cancer, then 10yrs later…breast cancer(4 yrs ago). So I very much enjoy this web site as it seems they have something for everyone !
      Please stay safe & Thank God for every day he gives us.

  24. Excited to see the recipes and the patterns for sewing clothes and items .thank you ❤?

  25. Susan L Hartle says:

    It sounds delicious but you didn’t mention how much butter to use. Are you using the amount of butter that might be on the cake mix? I have some blueberries I would like to try that with
    Susan H

    1. I’m guessing you are asking about the blueberry dump cake recipe? I 100% tell you how much butter to use. It’s in the printable recipe card.

  26. Mary Ann Frank says:

    Where can I find the pattern/tutorial for the picnic quilt. Thanks. Love your blog.

      1. Any. The easiest! Thanks.

  27. Nerine Du Buisson says:

    Bought a sewing machine and material to learn how to quilt during lockdown. Something I have always wanted to do and now have the time for – on a farm in South Africa.
    The imperial measurements and having to cut etc from scratch is making the yourney a bit more complicated though. 🙂
    Definitely need some advice and help. Thank you for your great page!

  28. Martine Gidon says:

    Can I have the tutorial of the bohemian skirt in French ? I would like to make it for a girl of 12 years old. Thanks a lot !!

  29. Betty Dentzau says:

    I love to sew and my children and grandchildren are all grown & I’ve been looking around to see who I can sew for. Seeing what others do maybe I can start something in our church or just make some clothes and donate them to goodwill. Thank you for your patterns

  30. I’m working on shirts that are similar to peasant ones but with a longer raglan sleeve.
    Peasant sleeves can be a little weird for children with sensory issues.
    A few I have seen look like they use bias tape or trim. Are there any suggestions for bias tape instructions.
    They never seem to come out right on the curved neckline.

  31. Roseann Bosacki says:

    Same here> We have a women’s guild that meets every Wednesday at St. Mark’s Church in Green Bay, WI. We make lap robes and give them away to nursing homes and charities around Green Bay, WI. We are always looking for new patterms and ideas.

  32. shannon kirtley says:

    I sew simple dresses for my Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes, the peasant dress is my favorite, because the little sleeve covers their shoulders better than the pillowcase dresses that tie on the shoulder.

  33. Sylvie Robillard says:

    Merci de m’avoir ajouter à votre liste

  34. Jan Leffingwell says:

    I am especially interested in lap quilt patterns to be used in our guild for charity quilts we work on all year and donate. We usually do around 300 quilts and donate to various charities in our area each year. I am interested in easy to intermediate level as we have quilters at various skill levels. We make up quilt kits by cutting them out and include the pattern. We get together once a month and work together for the day and then work at home on our own.