The Dotty Stocking

The holidays are here. I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving. We had a wonderful time with family, ate a lot, shopped a little and generally enjoyed the restful weekend.  We even had time to get out the Christmas decorations. When we moved this fall, we decided to leave our nine foot Christmas tree with … Continue reading The Dotty Stocking

Free Pattern Friday – The Toddler Pillow & Case

Spring break starts today around here. One of my daughters is headed off to Florida with a friend. We're all a little jealous. It must be nice to have friends that will take you to lovely, warm destinations. It's still so cold here. I think I need a couple of new friends. Friends that like … Continue reading Free Pattern Friday – The Toddler Pillow & Case

Free Pattern Friday – Flag on the Fly – a super easy bunting

Today's free pattern is the Flag on the Fly pattern. This is such a simple quick sew, you'll whip it out in no time and is a great way to use up scraps. Enjoy! **Note – I have uploaded a PDF of this pattern just in case you prefer to print the pattern out or … Continue reading Free Pattern Friday – Flag on the Fly – a super easy bunting

New to the family

    Time to introduce two new patterns to ya. First, The Secretary. This bag comes in 3 sizes and has pockets inside and a ruffle on the front. The small bag is great for little girls, the medium bag is perfect for your everyday purse and the large bag would make a great library … Continue reading New to the family

101 Monday and Love

You know how sometimes two people just need each other? They feel void without the other, ache for one another. My valentine and I are like that. I am not complete without him. We are dependent upon one another. We go together. What's the point? Well, our 101 Monday for this week is a part … Continue reading 101 Monday and Love

Free Pattern Friday – the Love edition

  Welcome to the first edition of the Schoolhouse Patterns Free Pattern Friday. Now, as I said previously, this will most likely not be a weekly occurrence.  Not because I don't have a tank full of patterns to share with you, but because of lots of other reasons. Family. Dishes. Homeschooling. Laundry. Dates with my husband. … Continue reading Free Pattern Friday – the Love edition

101 Monday – Applique

Well folks, it's Monday. Today's 101 explains two ways to applique: one is all machine and the other has a little machine work and a little handwork. ap·pli·qué [ap-li-key]  noun,   verb, ap·pli·quéd, ap·pli·qué·ing. noun 1. ornamentation, as a cutout design, that is sewn on to or otherwise applied to a piece of material. Let's start with the all machine applique. You need the fabric you are applying the applique to, the fabric you are … Continue reading 101 Monday – Applique