• the play-all-day dress: free girls’ dress pattern in 6 sizes
  • how to paint your piano the easy way
  • the breezy tee free pattern + contrast pocket
  • people on the internet lie {why you really need a paint sprayer}
  • easy DIY princess nightgown {upcycled from a tee}

the play-all-day dress: free girls’ dress pattern in 6 sizes

free sewing pattern for this easy girls' play dress pattern in 6 different sizes! 4-14

I have a fun freebie for you guys today: it’s the Play All Day girls’ dress pattern. This pattern is designed to be the absolutely easiest way to make a basic knit dress for a girl. And when I say easy, I mean easy. The first time you make one it will probably take about […]

how to paint your piano the easy way

there's no need to be scared of painting your piano - this post shows the easiest way to do it with the best result (hint: it's not chalk paint!)

When my husband and I got married, my mother-in-law generously gifted me her piano. In the 16 years since, we’ve hauled this piano across the country and back, moved it into 7 different homes, and lavished it with plenty of little kid love in the form of peanut butter, permanent marker, and general bashing and […]

the breezy tee free pattern + contrast pocket

free pattern for this cute, easy to sew, DIY tee

Last week I shared a new free pattern for the breezy tee in size L. Today I wanted to show another breezy tee to show the difference fabric choice makes in how it fits. Also, I’ll walk through the steps for adding the pocket that’s included in the pattern. I love this pattern because it’s loose […]

people on the internet lie {why you really need a paint sprayer}

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When we moved into our new house, I decided to spruce up some old furniture with white paint. After a quick perusal of the font of wisdom known as the internet, I decided chalk paint was the way to go. From the posts I read about chalk paint, it seemed an almost magical commodity: no […]

easy DIY princess nightgown {upcycled from a tee}

cute! easy to sew DIY princess nightgown is made from a women's tee. All it takes is two seams and a little elastic!

Three years ago I shared a tutorial for turning a women’s tee into a girl’s princess nightgown in about 15 minutes with two seams and a little elastic. It was one of my most popular tutorials for a long time, even though the photos weren’t great. I recently made a new upcycled nightgown for my […]

the breezy tee {free womens sewing pattern in size L}

free women's t-shirt sewing pattern - this looks so easy, I bet I could make it! cute, too.

After making about eighty thousand different versions of my free easy tee pattern, I decided it was time for a new free t-shirt pattern. This one is just as easy and simple to sew as the original easy tee, but it’s even better because it has longer sleeves. I love a nice little cap sleeve, […]

DIY shiny foil coloring pages {for kids & adults!}

This looks fun! Add shiny foil to any printable coloring page.

Today I’m sharing another fun, easy project you can make using the Heidi Swapp Minc foil applicator. Last month I glammed up a swim tote, and the month before that I made a pretty foiled watercolor printable. This month I went for a super easy project that would help keep my kids busy during the […]

how to get your kids to stop fighting {21 great ideas!}

great tips for how to get your kids to stop fighting - I want to try #18! stop sibling fights

If you’re well into summer break where you live, meaning all your kids are home from school, you’re probably already tired of hearing your kids bicker. Why must they argue over every single thing? Why can’t they just. stop. bugging each other? And please, for the love of all that is holy, will someone invent partitions that […]