toddler backpacks

I have made a couple more toddler backpacks in the past few months. They have become one of my favorite projects to sew up for little one’s birthday presents. Pattern is Toddler Backpack by Made by Rae.

For this first one I used Sunday Clippings by Katy Jones for Art Gallery Fabrics, gold piping that I found at a craft store, and for the lining I used one of my go-tos Mini Black Dots on White Cotton Calico Fabric from Hobby Lobby.


This next one I used Mickey Mouse and Friends from Camelot Fabrics for the main part along with Robert Kauffman Essex Yarn Dyed fabric. I used some solid black to make an applique, fused it to the front panel and then used my regular sewing machine to sew around the outline with a tight zigzag stitch. I also put a lining in this bag, just didn’t forgot to take a photo.



hexie mug rug

here is a mug rug that i made recently. a mug rug is just a mini quilt, bigger than a coaster, smaller than a place mat. a place to put down your mug and some other goodies. it is a great way to practice quilting skills if you are a beginner like me.

i recently tried hand stitching hexagons together and love it! i call it my newest obsession. it is a great couch project for movie nights or many back to back episodes on netflix.

i am already piecing more hexies together





honest sewing room moment:

i also made a little basket to fit some tea bags

these are really easy and i made a bunch for other things. there will be an upcoming post on those.




thanks for stopping by!

metal bracelets

If you are looking for a quick and stylish sewing project, metal bracelets from Handmade Style by Noodlehead (Anna Graham) is the way to go. Make sure you have enough jewelry supplies because you are going to want to make a lot of bracelets!


I used various solids for the bracelets above. I just pieced them together first. That mini hexagon one was a tough one and it is far from perfect… just don’t inspect too close. 🙂 I used glue to fold the hexagons and hand stitched them together. I made to identical rows so that they would be the same on each side. Then I glued the two rows back to back and top stitched all the way around.


The white and grey fabric is actually a sheet from Target. I added a vintage button to that one with some glue. Gutermann HT2 is what I use. The blue fabric is from Sew Caroline’s Happy Home line for Art Gallery Fabrics. Here is the link to the exact fabric, Grass in Moonlight. 


I purchased my jewelry findings at Michael’s but you can also find what you need on Etsy or other craft stores. Anna also has a resource list in her book that is very helpful!