How to Make Foaming Hand Soap
How to Make Foaming Hand Soap
By Erin Huffstetler | 05/06/2021 | No Comments
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Save money – and cut down on plastic waste – by making your own foaming hand soap refill. I’ve been using this recipe to refill my foaming hand soap dispensers for over a decade.

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Bag of Eggshells
Uses for Eggshells
By Erin Huffstetler | 04/01/2021 | No Comments
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Once you see all the things you can do with eggshells, you’ll never throw them away again. Here’s how my family uses eggshells in the garden and around the house.

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How to Make Eggshell Sidewalk Chalk
How to Make Eggshell Sidewalk Chalk
By Erin Huffstetler | 03/31/2021 | No Comments
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Save your eggshells, and use them to make a batch of eggshell sidewalk chalk with your kids. This is a quick and easy project that’s sure to blow their minds. Even my teenagers were impressed.

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How to Turn T-Shirts Into Gift Bags
How to Turn a T-Shirt Into a Gift Bag
By Erin Huffstetler | 03/30/2021 | No Comments
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Have a bunch of t-shirts that you never wear? Turn them into free drawstring gift bags that you can use again and again. This project requires almost no sewing, since it uses the existing hem of the shirt as the drawstring channel.

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How to Make a T-Shirt Tote Bag
How to Make a T-Shirt Tote Bag
By Erin Huffstetler | 03/15/2021 | No Comments
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Turn a t-shirt into a t-shirt tote bag, complete with a built-in drawstring bag to store it when it’s not in use. This is a quick and easy project that requires very little sewing.

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How to Make Wool Dryer Balls
How to Make Wool Dryer Balls
By Erin Huffstetler | 02/26/2021 | 15 Comments
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Wool dryer balls are a great replacement for dryer sheets and fabric softener. They soften clothes, speed up drying time, remove wrinkles and reduce static – all without the use of chemicals. Just toss them in the dryer with your wet clothes, and let them work their magic. You can even add a few drops of lavender essential oil to the dryer balls, if you’d like to naturally scent your laundry.

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How to Sew a Soap Saver Bag
How to Sew a Soap Saver Bag
By Erin Huffstetler | 02/19/2021 | 2 Comments
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This soap saver bag makes bar soap last longer. Instead of sitting in a soap dish, where it never really dries out, this mesh bag allows your soap to dry quickly. So, you don’t have to deal with that soapy sludge at the bottom of your soap dish, or settle for using a soft bar of soap – all of which adds up to less soap waste.

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Fabric Scraps
Things to Make With Your Fabric Scraps
By Erin Huffstetler | 02/16/2021 | No Comments
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Have lots of fabric scraps leftover from other projects? Here are a bunch of pretty and practical things you can make with them.

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How to Sew a Tablet Stand
How to Sew a Tablet Stand
By Erin Huffstetler | 01/22/2021 | 6 Comments
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Here’s how to sew a tablet stand to hold your tablet, eReader or cellphone.

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How to Make an Unsponge
How to Make a Reusable Sponge
By Erin Huffstetler | 01/19/2021 | No Comments
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Working towards a zero-waste kitchen? Here’s how to make reusable sponges from things you have around the house.

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Mocha Hot Cocoa Mix
Mocha Hot Cocoa Mix
By Erin Huffstetler | 12/10/2020 | No Comments
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I developed this mocha hot cocoa mix as a surprise for my husband, but it’s just too good to keep under wraps. So, I’m here to share the recipe with you.

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Drawstring Wine Bag
How to Sew a Drawstring Wine Bag
By Erin Huffstetler | 11/29/2020 | No Comments
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Gifting someone a bottle of wine? Use your fabric scraps to whip up a quick drawstring wine bag, for an extra festive presentation.

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My Favorite Sewing Tools & Supplies
My Favorite Sewing Tools & Supplies
By Erin Huffstetler | 11/18/2020 | No Comments
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I may have a pretty sizeable fabric stash, but when it comes to sewing notions, I’m a definite minimalist. Instead of cluttering up my sewing space with the latest and greatest, I stick to a basic collection of tools and supplies that save me time and solve specific problems. Here are the sewing tools and accessories that I’ve come to rely on.

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How to Make Hot Chocolate on a Spoon
How to Make Hot Chocolate Spoons
By Erin Huffstetler | 11/15/2020 | No Comments
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These hot chocolate spoons look fancy, but they’re a cinch to make. Whip some up as a special treat for your family, or make them your go-to holiday gift for friends, co-workers and neighbors. I came up with a fun twist that you’re going to want to try.

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How to Make Peppermint Spoons
How to Make Peppermint Spoons
By Erin Huffstetler | 11/13/2020 | No Comments
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Peppermint spoons sell for over $1 a piece, which is silly because they’re really easy to make. Here’s how to whip up a batch, so you can enjoy them in your hot cocoa and give them as gifts.

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