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"Have Courage and Be Kind" Embroidery Pattern

This "Have Courage and Be Kind" embroidery pattern is a simple design that can be printed and ironed-onto fabric or traced and sewn.

"I love sewing. Sewing's my favorite!" Channeling my inner Buddy the Elf, I feel about sewing and embroidery how he feels about Christmas. A few weeks ago, I posted on Instagrama photo of an embroidery patch on which I was working. Having been so consumed with learning new skills and projects, I've neglected my favorite "gateway" craft--embroidery! 




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If you can't tell from the name of my blog--I love Cinderella. The Disney cartoon growing up was so full of visual style, sweet music, one of my favorite pastimes (sewing)…

Lolita Lace Necklace Tutorial

This DIY lace choker was inspired by Lolita Fashion and Marie Antoinette! Pink, lace, pearls, and crystals mean an ultra feminine statement necklace to make yourself!

A few weeks ago, I published a Lolita fashion Starter a guide for Under $99 on my other blog, and a lot of people seemed to like it on Pinterest! As mentioned in that post, I was disappointed by the Lolita jewelry options available on 
Amazon, so I decided to write a DIY tutorial for a lace choker! 


This would also be a great project to do with older children who are learning to sew or who really love historical costumes and books. This is a simple craft project that anyone can do with a few sewing and jewelry supplies.

If you are new to Lolita Fashion, I suggest readingthis post, as it explains the broad strokes of this style. I’m completely smitten! Of course, given our family’s budget, my ensembles will be DIY for a while, so I’ll make sure to publish more tutorials if people like them!



Inspired by Marie Antoinette (one of…

Beginner Patchwork Needle Book Tutorial

This cute needle book tutorial is the perfect introduction to patchwork (without paper piecing)! I chose to use some fairy tale-inspired fabric and details, but you can, of course, use whatever you have in your stash or use it as an excuse to buy a few new fat quarters!

For those who don't know, needle-books are cute, little fabric books containing felt "pages" to hold needles and pins. At they're simplest, that's all, but I like creating pockets and ribbons for holding embroidery scissors, thread, and other goodies while working on projects.

Needle books are quick, easy projects where we get to practice embellishing techniques--plus they make wonderful handmade gifts! 

Patchwork is something that invokes a sense of past times for me. An intimidating project I'd never tried before making this post, I was totally inspired by the Instagram Sewing Community! There are some truly beautiful patterns and quilts featuring various patchwork techniques!

Being "Sew a …