7 AMAZING Sewing-Themed Cakes

crafterhours 7 amazing sewing themed cakes

There are two birthday seasons around our house and one of them starts on Monday! The baby turns 1 and 4 weeks later the oldest daughter and I each celebrate with back-to-back birthdays. I’ve decided that since there isn’t a lot of seasonal decoration excitement for August/September anyway, it’s birthday month. I’ll decorate for one and leave it all […]

Judgement-Free Homemade Vanilla For All


I’m just getting around to sharing our gift for many of our friends and neighbors. While the holidays are over, I thought you might like to see it. I’d pinned the idea over the summer and finally made a batch in the Fall for holiday gifts. If you already know how to make homemade vanilla, […]

It Was My Idea. But It Wasn’t.

Recently I was hungry. Does that ever happen to you? That bizarre feeling in your belly and the persistent thought… I…. must… eat… something. (No, seriously, I’ve spent way too much time thinking about how much easier life would be if I just didn’t have to eat. I mean, I’m not trying to skate into […]

Graham Cracker House Playgroup

Where we live we have a lovely little playgroup. Actually, it’s a fairly big playgroup, which is nice because there’s always a different mix of kids and we’re always somewhere new and different. As we approached Christmas, I said to myself: “Self, let’s decorate gingerbread houses with the playgroup friends. Won’t that be fun?” Flash […]

Happy Birthday to Me!

Wanna see what I got from me? That’s a big ol’ stack of felt from felt-o-rama (love that name), some of my favorite home dec weight fabric of all time, by Anna Maria Horner, which I am going to use to finally attempt that Weekender Bag pattern from Amy Butler.  And, the pièce de résistance: some […]

Yum, yum, yum. And healthy too, if you’re in the mood to care.

Okay, so, yeah… this is a crafty blog. But folks have been all sniffly and yucky at my house and I haven’t had as much time for crafting as I’d like. And of course, that’s nothing new. But that’s not the point of this post. Food is. And I write this a little guiltily, because […]