Jacquelynne Steves

Category Archives: Inspiration & Encouragement

Messy or Neat?? Creativity and Organization Ideas

I’ve been wondering about something lately…. is there truth to that stereotype about creative people being messy? I, for one, work much better in a clean organized space- I feel like clutter makes me overwhelmed and stressed. I think whether you are messy or neat, you have to be at least a LITTLE organized so… Keep reading…

Tips to get those UFO’s (UnFinished Objects & Projects) DONE!

In my last post, I shared some suggestions for categorizing your UFO’s and deciding what to keep. I offered a little bit of “tough love,” and gave you permission to let some stuff GO. Get rid of it. Make room in your life for things that are new and fresh (both literally and figuratively.) Sometimes,… Keep reading…

Sorting and Letting Go of UFO’s (UnFinished Objects)

This post is about how to sort your UFO’s- but let me tell you a little about the inspiration… This past Sunday, it was 72 degrees- it’s February and I live in NJ, folks! Crazy! We went for a long walk at the park with Alfie, and then treated ourselves to ice cream afterwards. It’s feeling… Keep reading…

Don’t Forget to Count Your Blessings….

It’s time to look forward to a new year, and reflect back on the year just passed… I find that some years, I fondly look back at the previous year, and some years, I can’t wait for a new year and a new beginning to start… A year can mean such huge, unforeseen changes, both… Keep reading…

Million Pillowcase Sewathon is coming!!

I think most of you have probably heard about the One Million Pillowcase Challenge, hosted by American Patchwork and Quilting. In a nutshell- you can make simple pillowcases and donate them to a local charity of your choice, and the goal is to reach One Million Pillowcases donated. Isn’t that awesome!? American Patchwork & Quilting is… Keep reading…

Make a Simple Journal Jar

This is a really fun project for the New Year! Even though we are about a week and a half into 2016, it’s not too late to start this! You can put it together in an hour or less, and it’s never too late to count your blessings, so let’s get started…. I have been… Keep reading…

Merry Christmas

Wishing you a very Merry and Peaceful Christmas… I will be taking some time off, and I’ll be back in January! The office will be closed through January 4, 2016, so I will not be replying to emails or comments during that time- but I’ll get back to you as soon as possible when the office re-opens…. Keep reading…

How to paint a canvas with acrylic paints

I recently stumbled upon a fun project while spending wasting time on Facebook (hey- Facebook is actually good for something other than killing time!) There is an art center about an hour and 15 minutes from me. I saw that they were collecting painted canvases for an upcoming exhibit, auction and fundraiser. I thought that… Keep reading…

Sew Along Day is coming!

I hope you will join me for my first ever live Sew Along! On Saturday, January 10 (that’s just over a week away), we’ll be “meeting” via Facebook, Instagram, and here on my blog. This will be a fun day of sewing to catch up on the Sew Sweet Simplicity Block of the Month. Or… Keep reading…

Our Trip to Paris!! Part I

I can hardly believe that we’ve been back from our trip for over a month now. People are still asking me, “How was you trip?”, and for a second I ask myself- What trip?? How quickly we slip back into our normal lives! While in Paris, we did all of the “tourist-y” stuff- I mean,… Keep reading…