DIY chair cushion on an office chair

How to Make Chair or Barstool Cushions

Custom cushions lend a touch of personality, color, and comfort to a room. Learn how to make DIY chair cushions for your home. And your backside!šŸ˜ƒ We all love Pottery Barn. Most times I walk away with inspiration instead of a purchase. What makes PB so inviting besides … Read More

Elastic fitted cushion cover for bench seat tutorial

DIY Bench Seat Cushion Cover Tutorial

Here is an easy shortcut kind of project, I think you’ll love. Check out this DIY Bench Seat Cushion Cover Tutorial and learn how easy it is to make cushions for a bench. There’s a 9-foot bench seat in my office that sat bare for years. I originally … Read More

Handmade Christmas gnomes for post how to make easy DIY gnomes.

How to Make Easy DIY Gnomes

GNOMES are everywhere you turn, and they are in every size, shape, and style! Come along for today’s creative project, as I show how to make easy DIY gnomes. Inspired by all the cuteness, my girlfriend, Ruth made all of these adorable versions to utilize her Mom’s stash … Read More

How to makeĀ a colorful DIY straight skirt made with batik cotton fabric.This is Simplicity pattern number 8300.

A Line Skirt Pattern

Let’s makeĀ a colorful A Line Skirt pattern – mine is Simplicity pattern number 8300. Are you ready to try your hand at sewing clothes? I’ve got some simple skirt designs and lots of pattern inspiration for you today! There is something for every shape and size. If you … Read More

Woman in garden wearing DIY skirt

Drawstring Skirt

My copycat item today is a drawstring skirt, similar to the one I own from Evereve retail stores. Follow along and make one for yourself! Long SkirtĀ HEREWrap SkirtĀ HERE Athletic Skirts Sports skirts are very popular at stores such as Athleta and Lululemon. They are equal parts, comfort, style, … Read More

Vogue wrap skirt pattern in a flowered fabric

Patterns for Wrap Skirts

Today, let’s explore sewing patterns for wrap skirts. One of my favorite styles to wear. I just love wrap skirts. I love how they drape, fit, and look amazing on all body types, covering up flaws and accentuating assets. Worn casual, with flip-flops or dressed to the nineā€™s, … Read More

Elastic waist skirt with white t-shirt

Elastic Waist Skirt

Spring is here. Yay! Is your closet ready? Come along and make your own DIY elastic waist skirt. We’ll start with a basic style, great for beginners! When the warm weather hits, nothing is easier to wear than a breezy skirt. It’s often hard to find the perfect … Read More

A close-up of a black and white placesetting from a blog post, "Black Table Setting" ideas.

Black Table Setting

Last night I had four old (but young!), dear friends over for dinner. Here is the simple black table setting I put together for our mini-reunion. More Hosting Ideas Pink Table Decor  Ladies Night Out Okay, it was actually Ladies Night In. It’s easier to talk, relax, and … Read More

Six Summertime Gnomes in front of colorful zinnias.

Summertime Gnomes

As we patiently wait for warm weather, I bring you bright and colorful inspiration with Ruth’s Summertime Gnomes! You’ll love creating them with all kinds of garden props and flower details. They look so happy out in the garden and simply smashing as a group. Never fear; summer … Read More

A finished bench cushion cover in the blog post, How to Cover a Bench with Fabric.

How to Cover a Bench with Fabric

Today I am going to show you how to cover a bench with fabric, and share an inspiring example done by my dear friend Deb! Typically if a project involves a tool other than my sewing machine I am somewhat intimidated. This project does involve a staple gun … Read More