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DIY Heart Elbow Patch Sweater~JCrew Knockoff

DIY Heart Elbow Patch Sweater~JCrew Knockoff @NotSoIdleHands.com

Here is a simple, little sewing project to bring a little LOVE into your wardrobe and it's perfect for Valentine's Day! I It's so simple you don’t even need a sewing machine (that’s my kind of sewing!) I saw a sweater with heart patches on the elbows, similar to this, online at JCrew and thought it was adorable (but it was waaaaay out of my price range)! So I decided I would try to make my … [Read more...]

1 Valentine 3 Ways + Printable

1 Valentine 3 Ways + Printable By: NotSoIdleHands

Hey all. I am so excited to now be a part of Somewhat Simple's contributor team now! Hop on over there to check out my very first post {shiny & new} and give some love. You can also get the awesome free printables there. See you there! Have fun! Also, you can get the bottles and paper bags I used in our Etsy Shop! … [Read more...]

18 Easy Sewing Projects for Kids, Teens, and Tweens

18 Easy Sewing Projects for Kids, Teens, and Tweens @NotSoIdleHands.com

  Right now the days are still chilly and sometimes the kiddos can't get out to play and burn off energy {and give mom some quiet time}. So, we have been busy hunting down more sewing projects that my older 2 girlies can busy themselves with at times when their hands are "Not So Idle." I posted these ideas here last year and they have been great at the times when kiddos get bored … [Read more...]

2 Bite Valentine’s Cheesecake In A Jar

2 Bite Valentine's Cheesecakes In A Jar By: NotSoIdleHands.com

Valentine's Day is coming soon and I wanted to make a little treat that would be cute and yummy! Well, since I just LoVe cheesecake, I thought that would be a great treat to pop into some adorable teeny jars and spread some love around. Plus, I also just LoVe these itty bitty Weck jars {here in my Etsy Shop} and am always looking for a way to use them! You'll Need: For the filling 1~ 8 oz … [Read more...]

Get Your Kids to Do Chores & Make It Last!

Get Your Kids to Do Chores & Make It Last! @NotSoIdleHands.com

All parents know the struggle {and if you've never been there....I want your kids to come hang out with mine!}: How the heck do you get those cute kiddos of yours to help out with the household chores without a fight....or at least no bloodshed? It's so stinking hard just to get the kids to go do the chores and when they even comply, they don't complete them the right way....and so you have to … [Read more...]

Repurposed Old T~Shirts Into Shopping Bags

Repurposed Old T~Shirts Into Shopping Totes By: NotSoIdleHands.com

*I was looking through my old {yes, super old} posts, and came across this gem! I sooooooooo need to make more of these, so I thought I would share the tutorial again in case you missed it.* Hello all! Thanks for all of your sweet comments......I LOVE 'em!!! But, for now, on with the post. Sorry about the weird looking pics. I am finally able to post something for freecycle friday!! … [Read more...]