It’s the Creative Scarves Blog Hop!

Timing is everything, and let me tell you what a fabulous time it is to be a part of the "Creative Scarves" blog hop going on right now! Creative Scarves is authored by a few of my friends; Tiffany Windsor, Heidi Borchers and Savannah Starr. These 3 ladies will show you just how much freedom and expression making your own scarves gives you to work within your own wardrobe. Instead of searching … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Appliqué Tea Towel

Valentine's Day Appliqué   This project is for stitchers of all levels.  Skill Level- 1 Button Materials: Tea Towel fabric scraps double-sided fusible ribbon or lace trim Tools: sewing machine iron Valentine's Day Applique Template  Basic Instructions: To achieve the clean finished double layer of lace trim, I cut lace 1" longer than the width of my towel. … [Read more...]

{How To} Simple Fabric Belt

With school back in session, my girls are always wearing jeans.  So, I thought it would be fun to reclaim a few D rings and make a fabric belt!   This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 Button Materials: fabric 2 D rings interlining  *depending on the weight of your fabric Basic Instructions: Measure your waist and add 12".  This will include all seam allowance and … [Read more...]

{How To} Scented Pins – perfect for a day at the spa

A simple scented pin can be an instant reminder of a special day.   With summer winding down, I thought it might be fun to try to sneak in one more "girl thing" before the madness of school, sports and life kicks back into full swing.  One of the 1st things that came to mind was a day at the spa.  I love having a "Spa Day" with the girls... But seriously, this rarely happens.  Since the … [Read more...]

I think it’s Cool2Craft! CHA 2012

I am not sure if everyone knows but earlier this year, I joined the Cool2Craft TV cast. Launched in October 2009, Cool2Craft TV broadcasts weekly internet TV episodes and special live-streaming events featuring industry recognized hosts, reporters, designers, authors and manufacturers. The creative team is crazy talented and super fun to work with. During last weeks show, my 8-year-old … [Read more...]

{How To} Quick Book Cover

Summer is winding down and the kids will be back to school in a flash.  To help send them off in style I thought it would be fun to cover a few of their composition books.  (Or as I recently found out - "Cow"- books) This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 Button Materials: 2 pieces of 12" x 18" felt notebook fun trims Basic Instructions: Measure your notebook height and … [Read more...]

{How To} Button Tree Art

I must confess- yes, I have a button jar filled to the max!  And the Button Craft Round Up post was just the inspiration I needed to create this fun craft. This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 Button Materials: buttons embroidery thread embroidery hoop fabric scraps glue dots tacky double-stick sheets Basic Instructions: Starting with pressed fabrics, peel … [Read more...]

{How To} Traveling Fool

Some times I am not sure what's the best part of Summer... Lazy days, visits with friends, fun travel or trips to the mailbox! To be fair, my 2nd grader loves to receive mail.  Watching her skip to the mail box each day hoping for something special always makes me smile.  Today's how to is all about adding something fun to those unexpected greetings.... This project is for all levels. Skill … [Read more...]

{How To} Reverse Applique

Today, I am going to share an easy technique - Reverse applique! This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 Button In all seriousness, if you can stitch on the machine, you can reverse appliqué. Materials: scrap fabric Tools: sewing machine thread Basic Instructions: To start, stitch your under layer to the back side of your fabric.  (for my … [Read more...]