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Archive for the ‘Gift Ideas’ Category

Mad About Plaid! “Men’s Flannel Shirt” Style Post

It’s definitely flannel season! With that being said, my hubby has been wanting me to make him a shirt since forever. So, I decided to make him a nice cozy, rustic plaid flannel. Perfect for Fall if I do say so myself.

Here’s what I used:

3yds of Red/Blue/Brown/White Plaid

Mood DIY: Leather Messenger Bag/Backpack

Learning to sew with leather has been on my list for a while now, and I love things that are changeable and versatile. The solution? Make a messenger back that’s also a backpack! Overall, it was a fun project, and definitely a great gift idea.

Fabrics & materials

Mood DIY: How to Sew a Men’s Tie & Bow Tie

With the holidays slowly creeping in along with this chilly weather, it’s time to start thinking gifts! Especially if you go the handmade route.

Ties are a quick and easy go-to during the holiday season. They’re fun to make, and most guys need them, so why not make some unique …

Quick and Easy Button Crafts

So; let’s talk buttons! Here’s a question for all of you casual button-enthusiasts out there: where do you most often use buttons? On a shirt? Pants? Usually closures, right? Maybe a pillow? Have you ever considered decorating with buttons? There are plenty of big and small projects that can …

Velvet Pumpkin DIY

Velvet Pumpkins DIY
Velvet pumpkins are a Halloween craft I recently fell in love with, and while I’m tempted to buy them at stores every time I see them, I wanted to see if I could make them myself. I was pleasantly surprised to find that they’re very easy to …

Mood DIY: Skinny Leather Belt with Chicago Screw Closure

I grabbed some leather from Mood Fabrics and wanted to try it, when I saw a belt from J. Crew in tan a few years ago that actually inspired this DIY. I totally think that it’s a belt that can be dressed up or down and can be …

Mood DIY: How to Make a Giant Bow

Mood DIY: How to Make a Giant Bow

The big holidays and celebrations are coming up soon and fast, and you know what that means! It’s time for bows and ribbons! I love decorating for seasons, and learning new ways to work with ribbon has made me even more enthusiastic …

Mood DIY: Leather Cord Keeper

I’m a huge fan of audiobooks (some of my favorites are Millionaire Next Door, Shark Tales by Barbara Corcoran, and Outliers), but I got so sick of unraveling my earbuds on the train every time I fished my iPod out of the depths of my purse. So, I decided to …

Mood DIY: How to Make a Velvet Ribbon Choker Necklace

Need a cute and quick idea for a gift? This DIY can help! Choker necklaces are great gifts, and they can be made with any trim. Plus, you can easily add your own touch to them to make them especially unique for yourself or your giftee!
On the Runway, chokers have …

A Review of the Mood Brand Lia Sewing Machine

I’ve been sewing for over a little over a decade now, and with the new and more advanced ideas I’ve been looking into, I figured that it’s about time I start looking for an upgrade from the sewing machine I have now. I’ve been doing research for a while, …