It Really Is Magic

A few weeks ago, the Littles and I had an amazing sewing class using a little magic to make pillowcases.  We mixed and matched and mixed and matched again to come up with great combinations for our cases.  One very long seam, a couple shorter ones, and a lot of wonderful concentration sewing straight seams, and, voila, pillowcases were made.  A big thanks to Kerri at Sew Deerly Loved for the great magic pillowcase tutorial.  It is a big hit around these parts.

We had so much fun making these that the Littles and I came up with our charity sewing project for this session.  Every sewing session has a charity component – this means that the Littles and I come up with a project that we can make that gives to those who may not be as fortunate as we are.  Our Tuesday and Saturday classes came up with the idea of a Magic Pillowcase Marathon (MPM) for Inn From the Cold.

Inn From the Cold is a Family Homelessness Shelter that moves locations every single day.  It is one of the only family shelters in Calgary but, because it moves from place to place, it can be difficult to create a sense of home.  The Littles and I thought that if the children had a pillowcase of their own that they could take with them as they move around, that it just might feel a little bit like home.

Recruiting the Littles, moms, friends and family, we are having our MPM on Saturday, December 8th from 10 until 2.  We’ll make sure to take lots of pictures!

L xo

For the Love Of …


{Paper Ball Chains by Dana Made It}

{Geometric Garland via Sparky and Marie}

{Sparkle and Crepe Paper Garland via Confetti System}

{Blanket Stitch Garland by Anna Maria Horner}

We have the sparkly, crepe paper ones in the studio and will have to try our hand at sewing the rest.

L xo

I Think I Can

{photo courtesy of A Beautiful Mess}

I have never sewn with leather but after seeing this DIY clutch on A Beautiful Mess, I think it is a must.  And if I get the hang of it, who  knows, there may be a couple in my bag when I head to New York next month.

I think I can, I think I can.

L xo

Tie One On

{photo courtesy of noodlehead}

There is a really great tutorial on how to make these great fabric friendship bracelets.  I am going to give it a try later today so I’ll let you know how it goes.

L xo

PS – I totally think boys could rock these too …