Monthly Archives: December 2020

Naughty Gnome

2020 has been a rough year and I realized that I may be coping with it by stitching up slightly offensive holiday ornaments. Today, it’s Off With Their Threads Sketchy Gnome.

I used an iridescent vinyl for the base of both of these ornaments and just changed up the threads when it came to the 2020. Both are variegated, but the blue seems to be a lot les noticeable than what the pink is. If I make this one again in the future, I’ll probably just stick to a solid thread for the numbering. Otherwise, this one sewed up very nicely.

String Theory has a Wheel of Disaster Commemorative ornament that I would love to make, but I know that it is a lot more time consuming to make so I’m holding off until I have some other projects finished…. or until I can’t wait any longer!

Merry And…

I had recently made shirts for the guys in our house, but I couldn’t resist making some for us girls, too. I picked up the screen print transfers from Krafty Korner Supplies because they were screaming Taylor and I’s name (we are big The Office fans). Because I was pressed for time, I wound up putting these on purchased tees (from Hobby Lobby) and now have 0 regrets doing this – these shirts wound up being very soft and comfortable and the fit is pretty decent too, not to mention the fact that I got an instant shirt.

The shirt in the middle is my “normal” Christmas tee that I made (also from Krafty Korner) – I figured I can wear this one under a cardigan, etc. and no one will ask what my shirt is about. I figured I needed at least one of these this season. LOL

Linky Thursday

This Santa Pillow has to be my favorite decoration that I’ve seen so far this year.

Since being at home (all the time), I’ve been rockin’ the leisurewear almost every day – these City Pants look like a fun way to change up my “look”.

Some of our favorite pattern companies are launching holiday freebies. Today’s tutorial at Pattern’s for Pirates is a “Pirate Pillowcase“. Winter Wear designs has free cut files for Cricut and Silhouette cutting machines. While Made for Mermaids has a scrunchie, spa headband, and chef hat tutorials available for free.

This Miracle Caddy looks like a great way to keep things organized and still be able to carry it from car to house to wherever!

Looking for a quick gift to sew? This faux fur scarf and glove set can be made in “minutes” and will definitely be loved by the recipient!

I love the idea of quilt as you go projects, but never want to do an entire quilt. This trivet is a great way to try out this technique without the time commitment.

Enter to win a 20 piece fat quarter bundle of Sweet Caroline fabrics.


Every year, on Black Friday, Jalie releases a new Galaxie pattern (you can see my take on last year’s here). This year, the Galaxie (4), tackles some awesome pet (and human) projects. I was able to test the Linus – an adorable waist pack\fanny pack\hip pack and it’s…. AWESOME!

Even if you’ve never made a bag before, I think you’re going to like making the Linus – it came together well and is pretty quick to put together, too. Plus the zippers are very easy to install! I used a home decor weight fabric for the exterior and a quilting cotton for the lining – this seemed to be enough structure to have the hip pack keep it’s shape, but if you were after something firmer, you could definitely add some interfacing and it wouldn’t change the difficulty on sewing this one up. Overall, I had a lot of fun stitching this one up and could definitely see making more if we needed them (we like to wear waist packs when we go to amusement parks so that we can stash phones, money, keys, etc. and they don’t fly out during rides).

You can grab yours here (it’s not on sale any more, but definitely worth the price – I plan on making a few of the pet projects in the future (and the pet bed is calling my name and I’m trying to find a cat or small dog to sew one for, LOL). They’ve also posted two other patterns as well: a set of face masks and a booties & slippers pattern (with a travel bag). I didn’t have the opportunity to sew either one of these, but I need those slippers in my life!