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mega ric rac dahlia pillows

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

have you seen that ‘mega’ ric rac? it’s gigantic! know what you can make with it? gigantic ric rac dahlias! i made a pair of gigantic ric rac dahlia pillows – here’s how… you will need: mega ric rac – large pillow is 13″ circle and uses approx. 8.5 yards, small pillow is 11″ circle […]

bavarian bangles

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

a fast-n-fun variation of good ol’ tape roll bracelets, with an alpine twist! a great way to use up leftover scraps of cute woven trim and whip up some oktoberfest-y accessories. you will need: empty tape rolls woven trim felt baby ric rac (optional) glue gun scissors tape needle & thread the tape rolls were a little […]

and another toadstool project

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

with all the sewing that goes on around here, i end up with alot of empty plastic cone spools. i think there must be something i can make with them so i can’t throw them away. it seemed pretty obvious that they would make great toadstool stems…so with some styrofoam balls, a glue gun and some rug […]

hungarian honey cake placemats

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

i’ll admit, i may be a little captivated by hungarian honey cakes.  they’re just so dang festive-looking! here’s another cute and easy felt project starring those lovely looking treats. i made them flat to use as a placemat or table accent, but it would also be really cute to add a back and stuff it […]

oilcloth apron bonnet

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

i got this idea way back when i pulled out this apron bonnet (which i did have on inside out, but since then i’ve finally figured out how to wear an apron bonnet).  i got to thinking about bonnets, and rain bonnets (remember those clear plastic ones you could buy in the gumball machines for a […]

dirndl clothespin bag

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

one thing i love about living in southern california is it’s always clothesline weather! line dried clothes, especially towels, are one of my favorite feeling things. about 10 years ago i got this adorable dirndl-style vintage clothespin bag, and even though i am very delicate with it (as delicate as you can really be with a […]

hex signs

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

i was inspired to make this felt applique hex sign rug after finishing up the artwork for this new summertime skirt print… can you tell? i love the boldness and simplicity of this new print! the skirt should be available on my website next month here it is!   (sign up for my e-mailing list […]

sweet sweater vest

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

thrift stores are full of dorky sweater vests. i got this idea to restyle one into a cute dirndl-bodice-like top. (that adorable felt flower brooch is from the fabulous woolly fabulous!) i liked the nordic looking pattern knitted into this one, and the silver buttons. it was kind of frumpy and big to begin with, but […]

pom pom flower fun

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

i’ve been ogling this sweater on etsy non-stop. i really like it but it has a few problems…first i never wear pullovers, and the other problem is all that pom pom flower cuteness is unfortunately placed for a busty lady like myself. also i don’t really like to wear clothes with collars. and i don’t need […]

gingerbread hearts

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

here are some fun and festive oktoberfest (or anytime!) decorations to make, felt and ric rac gingerbread hearts! i made the hearts out of brown felt and lightly stuffed them. they measure about 7″x7″. i used ric rac for the icing on the edge, and made some mini ric rac flowers for the decorations. ribbon flowers would also look cute, and […]