Friday Fiver: Made by Rae!


You know her, you love her, she needs no introduction – today’sFriday Fiver is brought to you by the lovely and talented Rae!  Rae is offering up her Toddler Backpack Pattern for all your back to school needs. It comes standard in a toddler size, but this pattern also includes instructions to enlarge it for […]

A Knitted Twill Tape Tote by Elsie Marley

So as an update, so far this week in twill tape world we’ve had how-tos for a tote bag, kid-crafted headbands and an apron. Our last guest post this week comes from Elsie Marley. Meg also made a tote bag and is sharing her tutorial but these are about as different as they can be and still […]

Leather + Lace Clutch and a Giveaway!


I’m going to go ahead and say it: I’m a leather addict.  I’m not going to go biker extreme on you guys, but I’m kind of a purist when it comes to shoes, bags, and jackets.  They have to be the real thing.  If you’re a vegan, you should just stop reading now, because I […]

Open Wide Zipper Pouches

(alternately titled: Open Wide Zipper Pouches, and How Much I Suck at Making Open Wide Zipper Pouches) I have 3 good friends all having birthdays within a month, so I went on the hunt for something fun and cute and most importantly EASY to make for all of them and knock all the presents out […]

School Bag

A spot recently came open in a preschool near our house and I made a quick decision and enrolled my 4 yr old for the spring semester. She’s loving it, and I’m loving that she’s loving it. However, we were left in a bit of a scramble to collect all the required items from her […]

Farmers Market Farewell Bags

We live a transient life right now, so Susan isn’t the only person I had to say goodbye to recently.  Christy is another great friend who also really helped me adjust to life here, prepared me for the experience of giving birth here, and let my daughter crash her in-home preschool a few times.  She […]