After sewing avidly for a number of years, I have found myself reaching again and again for the same essential tools that make any sewing project easier. Today, I’ve compiled my top 10 essential sewing tools to pass this information along to you. Did you receive a new sewing machine recently, and are wondering what […]
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If you are planning a wedding or other special event, today’s simple place setting idea is one you are sure to love. By taking a standard square napkin and folding it with a flourish, you can give each plate at the table its own bow tie. This idea is easy to execute, too, making it […]
A sweet reminder of some of the ones you love most, my Valentine’s Day embroidery hoop art is an easy craft project perfect for anyone wanting a meaningful way to accent their valentine decor. This project is perfect for displaying children’s names, but it would also be great to give as a handmade wedding gift […]
Looking for a way to add a bit of pizzazz to your home now that your holiday decorations have been packed up and stored away? Stitch up a fringed table runner to spruce up your space in quick and easy fashion! This is a sewing project perfect for beginning and experience sewists alike. Let’s get […]
On the final day of the year, I always love to take a walk down memory lane to check out your favorite Positively Splendid posts from the last 365 days. The following are the posts from 2013 that received the most views this year, plus 5 extras that happened to be some of my personal […]
This post is brought to you by Jo-Ann. Add a whimsical touch to holiday gifts and treats by packaging them in darling Santa pants treat bags. With my free pattern, these can be whipped up in no time at all, and they are sure to inspire an abundance of holiday smiles!
Add an elegant touch to your home decor with this lovely faux fur-trimmed pillow. Accented with an optional bow in any color, this is a pillow that can be displayed throughout the winter months, even after Christmas has come and gone. Pillow covers like this one also make perfect handmade holiday gifts, too!
Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout November and December, I’ve invited some of my favorite blogging friends to stop by Positively Splendid to share some of their best holiday ideas in the third annual Swell Noël series. You can stay up-to-date on all of the fantastic ideas shared throughout the series by following the Swell Noël 2013 Pinterest board, […]
One of my favorite parts about the holidays is planning and preparing festive meals for friends and family. I love to set a festive holiday table that is inviting for our guests, and the cutlery stockings I’m sharing today are a terrific way to add some fun to any place setting! These are also perfect […]
Add a handmade touch to your Christmas tree this year with pretty handmade Christmas ornaments. These felt star ornaments are framed beautifully with a grapevine wreath to add a chic, rustic touch. Adorned with a special recipient’s monogram, these would make terrific holiday gifts, too!