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Make a PVC Summer Cabana!

Hello Tatertots and Jello Readers!  We are Elizabeth and liZ from over at  Simple Simon and Company.  We are two girls who married brothers and ended up with the exact same names!  We also are both former school teachers, have the same number of children, drive the same kind of mini vans, and live 5 minutes away from each other.  (We know...it's weird...just ask our mother-in-law :) Over at … [Read more...]

Summertime Pocket Placemats

Hi there Tatertots and Jello readers! It's me, Melissa of the Polka Dot Chair Blog back again to share another fun sewing project with you! Summertime is in full swing here in Kentucky, man it was HOT this week! During the summer we love eating outside more than anything. Fire up a grill and throw on some burgers and I'm a happy girl! Since we eat outside so much, and our outdoor table … [Read more...]

Happy Holidays: DIY Embroidered Zipper Pouch

Hello Tatertots and Jello readers! I am so excited to be here today! My name is Bev and I blog over at Flamingo Toes. I love sharing all sorts of projects - but mostly sewing, embroidery, jewelry and things I've made from my home. Today I have a little mix of all of that for you! (Except the jewelry part - though you could put jewelry in this cute zipper pouch so we'll count that too … [Read more...]

Happy Holidays: DIY Fabric Trees

Hello and Happy Holidays!  My name is Amy and I am the mom of six kids and I blog over at Ameroonie Designs. (pronounced Aim-er-oo-nie) I am always on the lookout for fun and easy ways to refresh my holiday decorations. With these fabric trees you can customize the look to fit in with whatever decorations you already have.  They are quick and simple to make- before you know it you'll have a … [Read more...]

Happy Holidays: Mini Christmas Stocking Garland

Hi there Tatertots & Jello readers! It's Melissa from the Polka Dot Chair. Today I'm excited to be sharing a simple Christmas sewing project with you, this Mini Christmas Stocking Garland. These little stockings are not only cute but oh so easy to stitch up! I made five for my garland but you could easily make more to make a longer garland. You can also give the individual stockings as … [Read more...]

Trick or Treat Halloween Banner

Hi there Tatertots & Jello Readers! It's Melissa from the Polka Dot Chair and I'm so excited to be back with you today sharing a tutorial for a simple Halloween Craft. I have a really BIG collection of Halloween fabrics and I'm always looking for more ways to use up my stash. I was rummaging through the scraps last week and got the idea to use some of them to make this Halloween … [Read more...]

How to Sew a Kimono Top

Hey there Tatertots and Jello readers! It's me, Melissa of the Polka Dot Chair blog. I'm here to share with you a simple sewing project perfect for summer! I was trying to decide what I wanted to make for my latest submission for Jen and was feeling a bit stumped, then I saw her new Fruit Salad fashion line and felt instantly inspired. I loved all of the kimono tops included in the … [Read more...]

How to Sew Outdoor Pillows

Hi there!!! It's me, Melissa from the Polka Dot Chair here to share with you a fun sewing project for summer. Have you ever noticed that anything you leave outside just wears out over time? Even the stuff that is supposed to be outside? We live in Kentucky which is very humid and all of our cushions and pillows seem to get really grimy by the end of each outdoor season. So, I thought I'd … [Read more...]

Pom Pom Wall Hanging

Hi everyone, it's Holly from My Sister's Suitcase and I have an easy DIY to share today, using one of my favorite items... yarn pom poms! Using just a few supplies, I created this heart-shaped pom pom wall hanging for our family room:   … [Read more...]

Easy Patriotic Pillows!

>As summer gets closer, I start getting excited for red, white and blue decor! It's not too early to get started on some patriotic decor projects, like these easy patriotic pillows! For a fun twist, I took a light/beach blue and red for a little different alternative to the traditional red, white and blue. Here's what I did: … [Read more...]