All About Knitting Stars

Knitted Stars

Once fall sets in, my needles come out, I start knitting. I think it's part of the nesting syndrome that happens with the weather turning colder. I've knitted since eight years old. My Mama taught me and we shared some great times together knitting and laughing. I have several knitting projects going on, one is […]

A Sewing Tip Helps Relieve Neck Pain

Sewing Tip To Relive Neck pain

 With all the remodeling and room updo's going on behind the scenes at the Charmer I've been doing quite a bit of  sewing. Since my surgery last year my neck stiffens up when holding my head down for too long. A tip I learned a while back helps me control my neck stiffness.  I'm re-sharing […]

How To Make Laura Ashley Hearts


Hello friends, I wanted to share with you a tutorial on How to make Laura Ashley Hearts. I found a very pretty Laura Ashley blouse at GW for $1.99... After removing the buttons I flattened the blouse open. I used a large doily from Dollar Tree for my pattern. For each heart you'll need to […]

Autumn Leaves…

Knitted Autumn Leaves

AUTUMN LEAVES... I've been busy knitted away some Autumn Leaves. I have always loved doing any kind of needlework.  Some of my fondest memories with my Mom (Wanda)were spent doing needlework.  Mom taught me how to sew, knit, crochet, cross-stitch and crewel. My Mom won awards for the silk hats that she make, she was […]

Valentine Hearts…

Knitting yarn and needle

Valentine's is such an inspiring time, love, kisses, smiles, and knitting! I found a cute pattern for knitted hearts at Natural Suburbia and have been knitting my heart away! They are so cute and knit up in less than a 1/2 hour. Their also adorable hanging... Been enjoying knitting these cuties - my needles are […]

Tutorial: Burlap Trimmed Drop Cloth Curtains


  It's been difficult lately to focus, but I wanted to share with you my Tutorial: Burlap Trimmed Drop Cloth Curtains. Our Burlap Trimmed Drop Cloth Curtains I made for our dinning room. As promised here's the tutorial. There were a few things I wished I knew about drop cloths before I started this project […]

Shabby Cottage Flower

1929 Charmer

Smiles peeps! Today I am going to show you how to make a Shabby Cottage Flower! The fabrics you'll use will obviously affect the look of your flower. Let's get started.. 1) Freehand 4 different flower shapes on paper (don't worry, perfect is not a good thing)! The flowers.... The largest flower has 4 pedals, […]

I’m Guest Posting Today!

My 1929 Charmer

Smiles peeps, Tis a beautiful day here in Illinois, sunny cool and a relief from the heat! I have the pleasure of guest posting at Scattered Thoughts of  A Crafty Mom while shes taking a vacation with her girls! I'm sharing how to make a Shabby Cottage Flower Want to see how to make one? […]

Chit Chating and A Little Bit of Pillows!


Smiles my friends, I don't know how I didn't know the Charmer has always wanted to be a cottage. It's in her genes so to speak, it's who she is. My  first 15 years the Charmer was decorated in a country sytle! That seems to fit just fine! Then I went in the direction of […]

Tutorial: Pinch Pleated Cafe Curtains…

1929 charmer

Smiles, My curtains are done, and I'm so very happy how they turned out.  I'm sharing a detailed tutorial: Pinch Pleated Cafe Curtains. For the last two weeks I've been busy making the curtains  -  they were not hard to make; the calculations almost did me in! But, I'm Still Standing...Yeah..Yeah... After looking at numerous […]