Category Archives: Hobbies & Crafts

My hobbies and crafts keep my creative side alive. Find out the latest things I have been doing!

Donation – Cards Gallore

A couple of friends every year participate in a fund-raising event for women’s cancer. They usually hold a cocktail party downtown and have a silent auction. They are always looking for items to auction so I asked if there was anything I could hand make for them. After going back and forth with ideas, we came up with some good… Read more »

Sewing Magic – A Spring Dress

As I mentioned in the previous post, my youngest 8th birthday party was a Spring theme. Of course, being a busy Mom as I am, I HAD to find some time to make her a new dress. And it couldn’t be just any dress… NOOOO… It had to be a SPRING dress!!! Well, I’m glad the fabric store near us… Read more »

Felt hairclips

While browsing through the net a few weeks ago, I found these incredibly gorgeous felt hair clips! Of course, my brain mechanisms started rolling right away and I HAD to figure out how they were made. A few supplies and my own original sketches later, I came up with some very cute (if i say so myself) hair clips for… Read more »

New cross stitch design!!

I love designing cross stitch charts. My latest design has been released on my website CatiaCrafts.com and at PatternsOnLine.com! I named it “Bath Tub Collection – Down by the Meadow” and it’s part of a huge collection of bath tub designs. You can see them all at my website. I also released section 7 of the free complementary SAL “Tree… Read more »

Pleated Dress Tutorial

Hello everyone! I just wanted to leave you with the tutorial for the blue dress I wrote about in my last post. Instead of writing the tutorial here and having a huge post, I decided instead to make a PDF that you can download and save for later viewing if you so wish. I hope you enjoy it! Get your… Read more »