DIY Semi-Circle Skirt

What happens when you're 10 weeks pregnant, all your regular bottoms are too tight, and your maternity clothes are all wintery? Well, first you cry a little. Then, you go out to the garage, dig out fabric you've had for 6 years, and you make yourself a skirt with a forgiving waist line, that's what! … Continue reading DIY Semi-Circle Skirt

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English Paper Piecing

I stumbled across English Paper Piecing (henceforth referred to as EPP) last winter as I was feverishly crocheting Christmas ornaments for Christmas gifts. I thought to myself, "That would be a much more productive use of my time and scrap fabric than what I've got going on now." Except then Christmas happened, and life happened, … Continue reading English Paper Piecing

Cut-away Embroidery

Whilst cleaning out the garage, I found a treasure trove of cut-away embroidery made by one of the matriarchs of the family who built and established our estate. Long forgotten, I'm sure, I was in awe of the intricacy of the needlework and the delicate beauty of something as simple as a tablecloth. There were … Continue reading Cut-away Embroidery

Completed Needlepoint Project

I finally finished up the project I started for my friend who had a baby back in June. Note to self: always start the project BEFORE the baby is born... Because it takes forever. Here's how it turned out! Again, not a perfect masterpiece, but I think it's cute. And it was good practice and … Continue reading Completed Needlepoint Project

Embroidery Project

One of my friends had a baby...like 3 months ago... I know, I dropped the baby gift ball. It's hard to find the time to craft (or perfect a craft) when you have 3 littles all vying for your attention. But, I'm making progress, which is something! Here's what I've gotten so far: So I … Continue reading Embroidery Project

Small Hole Repair

One of the maxims I picked up in becoming a tightwad was, Use it up, wear it out. Make it do, or do without. I put that in to practice today when I put on one of my favorite maternity sweaters (yes, I've been pregnant for so many consecutive years, I've got favorite maternity clothes) … Continue reading Small Hole Repair

New Items in the Wholly Holy Living Shop

I am remis in maintaining our Etsy shop. I have been distracted by so many things- life in general, 3rd trimester of pregnancy, winter homestead preparations, sick toddlers... Anyway... I have a couple new listings in the shop right now. Some are unique handmade crocheted Christmas stockings. In addition to the stockings in unusual colors, … Continue reading New Items in the Wholly Holy Living Shop

DIY Breastfeeding Shirts; Attempt and Review

**I followed the tutorial video posted by The Sustainable Mama with a little twist of my own preference** I noticed something today... I can't afford designer clothing. Well, I've never worn designer clothing to begin with, but that's because I've never been able to afford it. Not even in my life BC (Before Children). Not only that, … Continue reading DIY Breastfeeding Shirts; Attempt and Review

Sewing Project: Essential Oil Travel Holder

I'm always overwhelmed by the sheer volume of oils I think I need to take with me when I travel. Honestly, do I really need a dozen bottles of oil? Truthfully, probably not, so long as I take the big 4 (Tea Tree, Lavender, Lemon, and Peppermint). But let's face it, I like to be … Continue reading Sewing Project: Essential Oil Travel Holder