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the homebody’s guide to self-care

I was wondering around my bloglovin’ feed last week, and there was a post titled THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS YOUR HOME MIGHT BE MISSING. Well alright then, I’m always down for some good click bait! So off to the Camile Styles website I went, there I found a photo of a glamorous bathroom and a mood board of pretty things to make taking a bath more enjoyable. Yah, yah, whatever. I don’t have a fancy bathroom, and a beautiful plank of wood (bathtub tray) isn’t going to help much. Our only bathroom is teeny all the highlighted items in the post would just need to be stored somewhere out of the way.  Not glamorous! But, I did something that I don’t normally do, I read the article. Shocking, right? In the introduction, the author, Cristina Cleveland, talks about what she and her co-workers do for self-care. I was shocked that the list didn’t include the oil diffuser or the exfoliator that she linked to. Now, hold on a minute, cuz this was profound for me. …

Umbrella-Ready Oilcloth Tablecloth Pattern

Spring is in full bloom and it’s time to head outside for dinner! My Umbrella-Ready Tablecloth pattern will help you make a summers worth of memories at your old outdoor table. The instructions found in my book,  At Home with Modern June, will walk you through how to make your own pattern that is customized for your table. I have all the supplies you need at to get you stitching; oilcloth, hook and loop tape, bias tape and a copy of At Home with Modern June is all you need to get started! Need help with yardage? Email me with the size of your table and I’ll help you with the figure all that out! The hook and loop tape (Velcro) closure makes it easy to switch out your tablecloths to suit the occasion! Some of you know that I sell oilcloth and laminated cotton, two fabrics can often be used for the same type of projects. (Read more about the two types of fabric here!) But this is one of those times when …

Book Sale!

It’s finally spring, so I think it’s time to have a sale on my both of my books!  At Home with Modern June! It’s now on sale for $19.95, that saves you 7 buckaroo’s! Sewing with Oilcloth is now marked down from 18.99 to 14.95! Summer is right around the corner, it’s time to get stitchin’! Get your signed copies today at!