Month: February 2015

Purse Save!

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Last weekend, my husband and I were at my mother-in-law’s house helping her with her new computer. Before we left, she took me to her closet and pulled out her favorite purse (well, she called it a pocket book but that is a story for another time). It was a Michael Kors navy number with tan leather trim and handles. The handles were showing a lot of love; they were worn and cracked in the middle, as happens to all leather purses after time and use. She asked me if I could do something to repair or cover it up so she could take it with her to Florida the coming Friday. Read the rest of this entry »


A is for Purple: Solid Colors with Miss Bossy (February’s Monthly Stitch Challenge)

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As you may know, I am part of a group called The Monthly Stitch and I partake in challenges when I have the ability to do so. My first challenge was a plum party dress that I wore to my cousin’s wedding this past October. This second challenge I am partaking in is to create

Valentine’s Day Table Linens

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I started this project three years ago when I lived in Boston.

I recently found the bits and pieces and decided to finish it.

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Simple Valentines’s Day Garland

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It hit 45 degrees here this week, prompting me to take down the last of the holiday lights. Don’t worry, they hadn’t been on, just still up. They were white wrapped around our mini pine trees, so really, they were fine (or that what I kept telling myself to justify leaving them out into February).

After looking at the, now naked, little pine trees, I decided that they needed some holiday cheer. Up to my sewing room I went with an idea. I had cut 40 red and white fabric strips (20 of each) for another project that did not happen end up happening, so I decided to use them to make the two garlands for our little front porch pines. Read the rest of this entry »