Flutter Top Free Pattern and Tutorial

Well, hello friends!  I’ve had this Flutter Top Pattern in my drafts for… weeks now. I felt like it was still too cold up here in the Northern Hemisphere, but since temps are slowly working their way up, it was time to share! It’s been awhile since I’ve shared a tutorial around here. This top is really a cute twist on a basic t-shirt, still comfortable but with a dash of interest at the sleeve.

Flutter Top Pattern

Continue reading ...

Triangle Block Cheat Sheet Printable by the Crafty Cupboard

For the longest time now, I’ve been making my HST’s and QST’s based off of a little piece of printer paper with scribbled notes on block size vs. cut square sizes so I wouldn’t have to do the math. Last night as I once again referred to it, I decided it was long past due to make a little cheat sheet that I could keep out and wouldn’t be such an eyesore! I made a Triangle Block Cheat Sheet Free Printable for […]

Continue reading ...

High-Low Hem Top

Hgh-Low Top by the Crafty Cupboard

I had the itch to sew something for myself the other day, so I pulled up my folder of PDF patterns. My “must-sew” list is a mile long, but with only a little bit of time and fabric, I wanted to stick with something easy and satisfying, so I ended up following Melly’s tutorial (+free pattern) for a high-low hem top. I don’t know if I can break from the easy tops, I just love them!

High [...]</a></p>
                        <div class=

Continue reading ...



March Visiting Teaching Printable

Our church has a message for women every month to share with each other and exchange uplifting thoughts about the topic. This year, every month’s focus is on one attribute of Christ, and March happens to be Patience. I’ve made some Visiting Teaching Printables to help keep the message fresh throughout the month/year!

March Visiting Teaching Printables

The first is a short quote from the message, but it is so profound! “Patience is not simply enduring; […]

Continue reading ...

Rainbow Birthday Party

Rainbow Birthday Party Backdrop

Right before we moved (like, the week before) my oldest daughter turned 8 years old, and she requested a Rainbow Birthday Party. That is her favorite color: rainbow. Call her indecisive, or all-inclusive, but she loves all things rainbow. Luckily we had so much to choose from when it came to food and decorations because you can basically pick any color of anything and it would work just fine, which is what I needed with all the craziness of moving and such. We used white balloons for […]

Continue reading ...

Get Your Sparkle On Framed Print

I have been slowly collecting art pieces for my girls’ rooms when someday we have our own house, and I wanted to add my own mom-made inspiration as well. It seemed appropriate that my girly girls would want something to remind them to SPARKLE! So, I worked up this “Get Your Sparkle On” print for them.

Get Your Sparkle On Print


I used watercolor for the blue background, and liquid gold leaf for the “sparkle.” […]

Continue reading ...

Zippy Top with Sleeve Hack

Zippy Top Stripes

Ah, the Zippy Top. One of the easiest selfish sewing projects known to women. Always a delight, and since it is so simple, it is one that I’ve been wanting to switch up a little here and there, and today I’m sharing a quick sleeve hack (hack being a very, very loose term).

Zippy Top Hack

First, I made the same size as the voile one I made months ago, but this time I used a delightfully striped rayon […]

Continue reading ...

Pretty Peplum Top

Happy Peplum top


Oh, to sit at the sewing machine again. It’s been too long! This Pretty in Peplum top was the perfect jump into my creative mojo after such a crazy busy holiday season (and flu season… gotta love when that hits the house, right?).  We are thick in the bedlam that comes with moving, since we’re moving nearly across the country in just a couple of weeks. One of my tasks was to slim down the amount of fabric we move this time since it is much farther […]

Continue reading ...

{Well, my site was hacked a few weeks ago but we’re back on board again! I want to share a few projects before I close up shop for the holidays!}

Olliblocks Fairy Tale Edition Christmas Gift Idea

The older my kids get, I feel like they are requiring gifts that cost a few more bucks than before, so great handmade gifts are a great alternative. The Olliblocks from Caravan Shoppe are becoming such a great go-to DIY gift idea! This set is the Fairy Tale pack, and with 4 princess-loving girls, […]

Continue reading ...

Do Tell Tuesday


Hey everyone!  Welcome to Do Tell Tuesday! I’ve joined forces with a few other inspiring bloggers to offer a link party to my readers here every Tuesday. I’m a HUGE fan of link parties, so I hope you play along, and link up!  I love to see what others are up to so I can be inspired and motivated to try new projects. Bonus points for the fact that every time you link up a project here to Do Tell Tuesday, your link shows up on all 6 blogs and gives […]

Continue reading ...