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Handmade gifts and DIY sewing projects

Hello, I hope your springtime is off and running in the right direction and at the rate you hope for. I’ve been trying to get organized, eternally on the list… no matter what. I’ve just been filling up the Etsy shop with oodles of handmade gifts for yourself or others- drawstring backpacks and busy worker bee kid aprons, patchwork quilt panels, party banners, girls tier skirts and even dream catchers. Here’s a sampling…

dream catcher
This dreamcatcher, Peaceful Willow is actually the biggest one I’ve made. It’s 18 inches wide and 52 inches long. It’s got all the cool elements- wool felt feathers, wooden beads and a assortment of funky trims I’ve collected over the years and in all the bright colors.

drawstring backpacks
The drawstring backpacks and kids worker aprons are also available as DIY sewing projects, if you’re inclined to make it for yourself. Look on Atly for the drawstring backpack video tutorial and here for the apron tutorial.
busy bee aprons

Little aprons for the guys and gals.

worker boy aprons I can customize aprons with names (like the one pictured above) just message me on Etsy. They make great birthday gifts for boys and girls- artists, chefs, scientists and the list goes on…
patchwork quilt panelPatchwork panels now in the shop too, these one-of-a-kind quilts are more of a tablecloth or even a wall hanging. There isn’t any batting between the layers making it unlike like a traditional quilt and this makes it easy to wash over and over again.

ombre patchwork quilt panelTHIS ombre panel, is SO one-of-a-kind and would make an excellent wall hanging or throw or any other use you can dream up- like wedding or outdoor party decor.

colorful all occasion bannerHollah!   All occasion banner, teamed up with felt birthday banner my mom gave me many years ago- working together to knock this party out of the park. Valentine and Christmas banners in the shop too.

girls tier skirtsTier skirts for the young ladies too, these are super fun for me to make, combining fabrics and colors like crazy and just letting my imagination take a walk on the wild side.

Thanks for taking a look, until next time- have a peaceful and happy spring!

garland ideas

If you’ve hung around here at all you’ll know by now I’m way into banners… garlands… buntings- whatever you want to call them. I decided long ago they’re definitely for everyday use and not just special events since they make every space just a bit more fancy. Here are a few great garland ideas to puzzle over- if you’re not yet convinced- a Valentine garland ready-to-go on Etsy and a super easy tutorial if you’d like to try your hand at making one for yourself.

valentine garlandHere’s one of the Valentine garlands I’ve been making, really just a very girly pink and red bit of flair with an emphasis on L-O-V-E.

spring garlandA shot of my entry way. I switch this garland out seasonally, but there’s always something draped in this spot. The ceramic birds holding the flowers is from a yard sale, complete with a special message to someone else on the back in Sharpie. It fell off the wall awhile back and shattered into about 23 pieces. I painstakingly glued it back together because I love it so much, just don’t gaze at it too closely!

bv3Here’s a close up of the Valentine fabrics banner available in my Etsy shop.

flair giveaway

“List goods on Etsy’ has been staring at me from my To Do list for some time now- I don’t know why I put it off for so long– perhaps because the process is tedious, boring and time consuming? So take a look– mostly tiny quilts and banners photographed in summery green surroundings before the snow finally fell, see what I mean about putting it off?




See the good things that you can make when you hoard fabric in all colors, shapes and sizes? People always say ‘hoarding’ like it’s a bad thing…

The joy of finishing this task has left me cheerfully contemplating a Giveaway
Let’s do it… this 6 foot long, for-every-occasion Janette party banner, shown above. All you have to do is leave a comment here, I’ll draw a winner randomly on Monday February 13 at high noon and Voila!– one of you will have a charming piece of flair for your next and-ever-after soiree.  Good luck friends!