Herringbone Iowa Hawkeyes Quilt

Herringbone Iowa Hawkeyes Quilt

I made a quilt! I finished the Christmas present I “gave” my husband in.. 2013, so to say I’m excited to have finished this UFO is a huge understatement. If you remember, I have a long list of them to catch up on, but this one bugged me the most because I bought all the fabric so long ago. This is my first quilt, and potentially my last that is this big. I didn’t think quilting was easy, but I was so shocked by how long this took me. If you’ll remember, my first quilting project was a mug rug and it didn’t turn out that great.

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Toy Briefcase – Just Like Papa Pattern for Sewing With Boys

Just Like Papa Briefcase

Looking for a fun, versatile sewing pattern for the kids in your life? Check out the ‘Just Like Papa Briefcase’ – the first pattern from Momma Quail Patterns, as a part of the first Sewing With Boys e-magazine, ‘Time To Travel’. It has a crayon or pen organizer, zipper pouch for craft supplies, and a book pocket. This would make the perfect craft fair item or gift – tons of room for personalization with applique, fabric choice, and then of course the book & supplies you put inside.

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12 Creative Ways to Use Pegboard

Creative uses of pegboard are all over Pinterest but sometimes it seems like the same couple projects over and over, so I did some digging! I’ve been brainstorming since I bought two big pieces of peg board off Craigslist for $5, with plans for craft room storage. For better or worse we decided to leave that area of the basement unfinished so now I don’t have a ton of wall space down there to hang it on!

I can’t promise you won’t have seen any of the 12, but I would be really surprised if you’d seen all of them (I only have pictures if I heard back with permission to use them)!

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How To Organize Buttons – a DIY Upcycled Organizer

How to organize buttons

Ever wondered how to organize a huge stash of buttons? Without spending a ton of money at The Container Store? I originally created and shared this post for GYCT Designs’ summer organization series and am bringing it back home while we adjust to becoming a family of 4!

I can’t remember the last time I used more than a button or two in a project, and yet I have this gigantic stash of buttons from estate sales and Goodwill craft grab bags. I didn’t want them in a bunch of pretty, Pinterest-y glass jars since I don’t use them often, but having them color organized appealed to me. So I dug around in my recycling bin and got started!

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