JANNA VANDERVEEN

My daughter has spent the last several months begging me to make Lily (our Maltese puppy) a princess dress. We’ve perused countless Etsy websites, sewing blogs, and pattern sites together, looking for just the right...

Snowmen and snow flurries! We finally had enough snow to build this crazy little snowman.  With a trowel for a hat and who knows what for eyes and nose (I think sidewalk...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Years! Gingerbread houses are so much fun to build. This year my youngest, who is three years old, surprised us all by spending the longest time building her super candy...

Oh my goodness! Look at this cute little face! At almost 6 months, Lily is a bundle of energy and bounteous kisses. Perfect!

My Lily loves to chew, especially dog beds with zippers and foam. I decided she needed a more durable, chew-proof bed.  🙂 Erin Erickson has a free fleece dog bed tutorial on her web site (Dog...

My heart beats for Lily. At three-and-a-half weeks old, Lily is a sweetheart.  She toddles around, eats mush, and loves to snuggle with her siblings and mom.  What a joy! We are...

We are EXPECTING!!! Um… no… not a human baby… but a beautiful and precious little Maltese girl.  YAY! Born May 5, 2012  she is one day old. My husband picked out her first...

I have an amazing husband!  He may not enjoy sewing and may occasionally roll his eyes at my excited rants, but he definitely is my partner in crime.  Tonight, he’s working...

Contrary to what you may be thinking, I’m not actually referring to Dr. Seuss, nor am I referring to food.  🙂 Instead, I am speaking of two very important sewing accessories in my home… my...

Proverbs 31:10 – A wife of noble character, who can find?  She is worth far more than rubies. This Bible verse in Proverbs has had an enormous positive impact on my life. ...

Today I spent a long day organizing and planning for our neighborhood garage sale.  The garage is full, our basement is a little less full, and my feet are sore.  LOL.  All I have...