Archive for the ‘Sewing’ Category



My Heart In Stitches

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

I just love everything Karen of maggie makes does and her latest tutorial is no exception! I mean come one, how adorable are these embroidered heart kits!? There are four patterns to choose from and I know I’m going to have a hard time deciding which one to buy! She’s currently giving away one of each so hurry on over for your chance to win. Best of luck!



Postage Stamp Perforations How To

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

I have a bit of a blog crush going on today for Just Something I made. Cathe Holden’s incredible blog features some super creative craft projects ranging from paper goods to leather crafts. Located in California, Cathe’s got her hands full as a graphic designer, mom and blogger.

I’d only just begun perusing Cathe’s site when I came across her tutorial for how to make perforations useing a sewing machine. This was actually the look I wanted all along when I designed the Coat Check Tags for our wedding but  a custom die-cut wasn’t within our budget. I ended up using my Fiskars dashed perforating blade instead. Anyway, I can not wait to give this a try! Off to go brainstorm a perforated project but first I must finish devouring JSIM!



Five Days of Felt: No.5

Friday, December 18th, 2009

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I wanted to wrap up Five Days of Felt with another one of my D.I.Y projects. These stiched ornaments are easy, fun to make, and if I don’t say so myself, look pretty charming!

All you need to do is cut out ornaments shapes (you can create your own or download my shapes here) from the felt then stitch patterns to your hearts content! I used a sewing machine but I think using embroidery thread and stitching by hand would look just as good. In addition to ornaments, these would be nice gift toppers too! The sky’s the limit as to what you can do, so have fun and happy crafting!



Five Days of Felt: No.3

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

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Have I ever shared my obsession with Martha Stewart with all you before? Surly I must have. For those that know me, they know that I have every issue of every publication Martha Stewart has published since 1997 and my nick name in college was “Martha”. I fall short of being creepy (I hope) but it probably goes without saying that I completly and utterly adore the Martha Stewart brand. Thus, there is no possible way I could leave out some of my favorite MS felt crafts in this Five Days of Felt round-up. Enjoy!

From the top:
1.Possibly the sweetest Felt Slippers ever!
2.Quiet Book for the little ones in your life.
3.Snowflake-inspired Felt Coasters to protect those tables.
4.Inexpensive and easy Scalloped Tree Skirt.
5.Cheery Holly Corsage for a little added joyfulness.
6.Whimsical Tree Stump Trivet for hot pots!



Five Days of Felt: No.2

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

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Continuing on with this week’s felt theme I had to include these felt trees by Blair of Wise Craft. I saw this project last year after the holidays and have been anxiously waiting to post about them. Blair used old wool sweaters and felt remnants to create these little guys and the effect is so completely charming. Get the instructions and tree template here on Wise Craft.

Can’t get enough? Neither can I! Lucky for us, Blair was a host on Design*Sponge’s guest blog last week and shared some pretty fantastic holiday DIY projects. Get ready to be inspired and check them all out here.