Best Beginner Sewing Machine

Choosing The Best Sewing Machine for Beginners: My 5 Top Picks

How to Choose The Best Sewing Machine for Beginners Are you looking for a beginner sewing machine? Do you feel a bit daunted by all the sewing machine choices out there? I know exactly how you feel, because I’ve been there! In this post I’ll…

10 Minute Free DIY Door Draft Stopper Project

This DIY Door Draft Stopper Project Takes About 10 Minutes And Costs Zero $! The weather has been crazy cold this winter, hasn’t it? NOT my idea of fun! But recently I recalled my mother teaching me how to make a fun door draft stopper…

Fashion Kills: The Seamy Underpinnings of the Fast Fashion Industry

Fashion Kills: The Seamy Underpinnings of the Fast Fashion Industry Back in the 1960’s the term “fast fashion” had not yet been coined. Back then it was considered cool, sensible, and smart to take good care of your clothing. If a blouse was wrinkled you…

Instant Pot Cover

How To Make an Instant Pot Cover in 10 Minutes

How To Make an Easy Instant Pot Cover in Just 10 Minutes I don’t know about you, but everywhere I turn these days I’m hearing about the Instant Pot. It’s funny, but a few months ago we had never heard of it. Electric pressure cooker?…

Ethical Clothing Companies

Mandy’s List of Ethical Clothing Companies

Clothing Companies That Put People and The Planet Before Profit All of these ethical clothing companies focus on creating sustainable fashion, putting the planet and the people first, before profit. While this list of slow fashion brands is by no means comprehensive, it will at…

How To Make a Free Women's Tunic L-3XL

Easy 90 Minute Sewing Project: Upcycled Tunic Top for Women XS-3XL

How To Make an Upcycled Tunic Top for Women in Less Than 90 Minutes! There are the three things I’m looking for when I want to make an upcycled tunic top that I can wear tonight. Fast. Free. Flattering. I don’t want to go shopping…

First 3 Steps to Starting a Crafting Blog

How To Start A Crafting Blog: The First 3 Important Steps

Ready To Learn How To Start A Crafting Blog? If you’ve been thinking about starting a blog there’s no better time to do it than right NOW. Why? Because in my experience any time I’ve had an idea or an inspiration (a prompting, perhaps) to…

How To Clean A Cabbage Patch Doll

How To Clean a Cabbage Patch Kid Doll: Before and After Tutorial

Do’s and Don’ts of Cleaning Old Cabbage Patch Dolls If you’re anything like me, visiting local thrift stores on the hunt for neglected dolls to rescue is a thrilling treat.  When you find some old beauties sorely in need of a spa treatment for just a…

Colorful Household Items Reviews

5 Colorful Household Items That Will Brighten Your Life: My Top Picks

Can Colorful Household Items Brighten Your Life? Many people find that having a colorful home can be very therapeutic and I am one of them. I used to ignore the importance of color. It seemed frivolous or somehow childish to insist on being surrounded by brightly colored…

How To Straighten Doll Hair

How To Straighten Doll Hair: Smoothing Extreme Curls and Fighting The Frizz!

How To Straighten Doll Hair – My Step-By-Step Tutorial A kind Cabbage Patch doll collector donated several “TLC Cabbies” for the LoveAgain Doll Project. One of them had really, really, really REALLY curly, silky hair. It’s called Cornsilk hair and a number of Cabbage Patch…