The Original Bubble shorts sewing pattern

Jump Start on Summer Sewing [PDF Sewing Pattern]

Bubble Shorts & Pillowcase Top Sewing Pattern About 6 years ago I came up with this adorable pattern for bubble shorts.  It’s been copied many times over by other pattern makers, but I like to think that my pattern is still one of the best.  It was based on 15th Century Italian Men’s wear and […]

crafting advice and hacks on how to be more creative

Hitting the Wall: How to Unblock Your Creative Self & Get Crafting

Crafting ain’t always easy.  I originally planned this post to be about inspiration, but when it came down to writing it I just didn’t feel it.  I wasn’t feeling creative or inspired.  I’d hit the wall so to speak. People hit walls for lots of reasons:  Being too tired to craft or write, pushing myself […]

Cricut Cut EVA Foam Armor Inset

Using the Cricut Cutting System for your Cosplay Designs If you are not familiar with this machine as a cosplayer, you should be.  The Cricut was originally designed for scrapbooking and card making.  It came with incredibly expensive cartridges that cut our different designs.  When I first got this machine, that’s what I used it […]

Some Crafts with Burlap

This is a special little post I am putting together with a roundup of crafts using burlap.  It seems to be a medium Lisa loves.  You can find this burlap wreath tutorial over at Tatertotsandjello.  Here is one more great burlap tutorial from Tatertotsandjello: Here is a really cute tutorial for burlap place mats.  You […]