Meet Backpackenstein – a Simplicity 0736 hack

Check out my new backpack!   It’s been put together with a collection of bits and pieces from my son’s old school bags that were worn out and recycled. I had been searching for a good pattern for quite some time but none seemed to have all the details I needed. Luckily, there are a large…

Ikea Poang Chair Cover

When we bought our Poang chairs I remember being quite surprised at how comfortable they felt despite how they looked. They are our favorite seats in the house. We’ve had our chairs for several years now and the frame and cushions are still in great shape. The covers on the other hand had taken a good…

Learning Through Cross Stitching

My first few sewing lessons were actually about cross stitching. I learned how to thread needles, different ways of knotting, how the colours of threads worked together, embroidery techniques, and of course it was all good practice on hand-eye-needle coordination.  My mother is an amazing cross stitcher. Growing up watching many of her work start as…

Flower Motifs

The crocheted halter tank top was super fun to make, I thought I should try some more crocheting. There are a lot of tutorials, books, patterns, magazines out there all on crochet. I wanted to learn more stitches and found a few flower motifs. My first ones are a bit lump sided. I have a…