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Make Your Own Shake Siding from James Hardie Product — My Custom Pattern

Husband guest post: I searched and searched on the internet for some other guy who made his own shingles. I was amazed that I couldn’t find a single post. So maybe this will help somebody else out who is in a similar situation as me. What I was interested in was the pattern. I’ve never […]

Continue Reading By on December 19, 2011 in construction, frugal, home, homemade, thrifty, with our own hands

Homemade Fabric Trick-or-Treat Bag Tutorial

It took less than a yard left over from last year’s party tablecloth fabrics to create a new trick-or-treat bag. My daughter chose her two favorite prints and I cut them to use together. I cut four pieces of fabric that were 16-inches square.  I also cut two 16 by 2 1/4-inch strips to use as handles.  I […]

Continue Reading By on October 31, 2011 in frugal, homemade, parenting, sewing, thrifty, with our own hands