How to Make A Hair Bow

Want to learn how to make a hair bow on your own?How to Make a Hair Bow Hair Bow Tutorial

For several years I have resisted placing giant bows on the tops of my small daughters’ heads but they have recently noticed that some girls wear magnificent gravity-defying ribbon-y creations piled high on their hair and they want in. I can’t really blame them, even I have fallen victim to the big bow trend that has turned “Put a bird on it” into “Put a bow on it.” So I’ve taken to my ribbon stash and created a Big Texas Hair Bow tutorial for y’all! These show-stoppers make a great stocking stuffer for ladies of any age.

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18 Easy Easter Crafts: Perfect, Simple Crafts for Easter

We’ve rounded up some of our favorite easy Easter crafts for an afternoon in the craft room or the kitchen. Start with easy easter egg crafts, then check out some Easter food crafts, Easter tabletop crafts, and if you’re up for it, some more involved, but no less adorable Easter sewing projects. 18 Easy Easter Crafts


The Season of Cozy: Reader Favorite Recipes

Season of Cozy Recipes
We love seeing that you all love these recipes as much as we do! Check out what we’ve been cooking up during the season of cozy throughout the years…
No-Bake Coconut Snowballs Recipe | Lavender & Lemon Muffins Recipe | Honey Snickerdoodle Popcorn Recipe | Baked Apples Throw Down: Microwave Vs Oven | Pumpkin Bran Muffins Recipe (with Secret Ingredient)

Season of Cozy Recipes _
Special French Toast (with a Secret Ingredient) | Coconut Maple Banana Bread Recipe | Apple Pie Moonshine Recipe | Dark Chili Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies (with Zucchini) | Mini Pancake Bites + 4 Tasty Topping Recipes

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Butternut Squash Muffins… MMMmmm, Squashy | World’s Tastiest Sour Cream Coffee Cake | Delicious Homemade Chai | Acorn Squash Puree | Backyard Tangerine Vanilla Bean Marmalade

Fall recipes on pretty prudent
Rick’s Rich Jam Muffins | Grandma Gloria’s Cinnamon-y Pumpkin Bars of Love | Boneau Orange Slush | Homemade Coffee Marshmallows

Originally published 10/1/14


How to Sew a One-Yard Fleece Hooded Poncho

How to Sew a One-Yard Fleece Hooded Poncho is such a perfect beginner sewing project. Check it out.DIY Baby Fleece Poncho Tutorial ProjectLook at little five-year-old Clare in her One-Yard fleece poncho!! She is 13 now, can you believe it? This project is still such a winner! I thought I would share it again just in case you are here because you received a new sewing machine for Christmas. OR maybe your goal for 2021 is to finally learn how to use the one you have!

Here is the original post and video that we made back in the day.

A while back, Jaime and I appeared on PBS’s It’s Sew Easy and shared a super simple One-Yard Fleece Hooded Poncho project. Since it’s getting brisk outside I’m excited to stitch up a few more for my favorite girls and boys. The best part is all the creative fun you can have adding trim and embellishment to make each poncho an original. Watch the video, as seen on It’s Sew Easy, to see how we made the poncho and then incorporated ribbon, pom-poms, bias tape, suede fringe and embroidery accents.

Head on over to the It’s Sew Easy website for many more fabulous sewing projects and showtime information.
1 yard fleece hooded poncho tutorial

Want to try a crochet poncho project instead? Here is our famous Grannie Square Poncho.

A Hooded Baby Towel is another great beginner sewing project that makes a great gift.

Have leftover fleece scraps? Make a Fleece Pom-Pom Garland. So cute for any holiday or as a nursery decoration.

Originally posted 11/12, updated 01/21


Last Minute Christmas Guide to DIYs and Recipes

I heard that you need a Last Minute Christmas Guide to DIYs and Recipes!

It seems like only yesterday we were dreaming of a pink Christmas. How was that 2011? Flash forward to today and we’re only a few days away from Christmas 2020, yikes! Wrap up those handmade gifts and plan your Christmas recipes with our Last Minute Christmas Guide to DIYs and Recipes…

Salt Dough Ornaments | Salt Dough Garland

Super Last Minute Christmas Stocking | Sharpie Ornaments | 3-Minute Garland | Tinsel Ornaments | Flower Vase Ornaments | Bottle Brush Trees

No-Sew Leather Bow NecklaceKid Art Trivet | Custom Crayons | Leg Warmers

Gifts pretty prudent
Teacup Candles | Decorated Kleenex Holder | Simple Serger Napkins | Rose and Eucalyptus Body Scrub | Easiest Body Scrub | DIY Jump Ropes | No-Sew Animal Masks

Marigold, Lemon, and Honey Soap

Furoshiki Wrapping: How to Wrap with Fabric | How to Tie a Perfect Bow

Gift Wrap
Stamped Wrapping Paper | French Pouf | Felt Gift Bows

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No-Bake Coconut Snowball Cookies | Tangerine Sorbet | Strawberry Shortcake

Breakfast and dessert
Coffee Cake in a Cup | Sour Cream Coffee Cake | Chai Monkey Bread | Liege Waffles | French Toast in a Cup | Bread Pudding

Garnishes & Toppings
Marshmallows | Candied Rose Petals | Whipped Cream: 6 Delicious Flavors

Dried Citrus Slices Without a Dehydrator | Pickled Cranberries

Cocktails & Drinks: 
Spiced Apple Cider Champagne Cocktail | Sparkling Rum Punch | Darker & Stormier | Apple Pie Moonshine | Irish Mule | Sangria

Cranberry Shrub Cocktail

Mini Pancake Bites | Kale, Peach, and Roasted Almond Salad | Tuna Tartare | Last-Minute Pantry Salad Trick | Sweet and Savory Pumpkin Skewers | Deviled Eggs

Lastly, top off your Christmas dinner with the prettiest Fresh Food Wreath.

Happy Holidays!!


DIY Fox Scarf with Free Pattern

It’s the DIY Fox Scarf with Free Pattern that you’ve been looking for!
Who wouldn’t want to snuggle up with their very own homemade fox scarf? It’s like a glamorous old timey stole, but with less dead fox! Let us show you how to make a fox scarf (and give you a free downloadable pattern too).

I’d like to introduce to my little friend here, Frédéric. He took one foggy afternoon to whip up and has been lazily resting on my shoulders ever since. He is made from the finest of flannels and the coziest minky, and boy is he toasty. Want to make a Frédéric of your own?

The best thing about this fox scarf pattern is that you can make a variety of different animal scarves with it: raccoon, wolf, or skunk perhaps? Round out the snout and ears to make it a bear or panda. The scarf length is also easily customizable to be longer or shorter.

Keep reading for the full DIY Fox Scarf tutorial and pattern…