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Fabric KeyChains. Ever dig into the depths of your purse trying to find your car keys, while simultaneously juggling groceries and a wiggly toddler?

Fabric KeyChains

Well I have. One too many times. Lined Paper Tee by Maybe Matilda. I’m pretty dang excited to be guest posting on U Create, of all places, with an easy and fun project for you.

Lined Paper Tee by Maybe Matilda

Just in time for heading back to school, I came up with this cute top: My name is Rachel, and I blog over Maybe Matilda. I’m from small-town New York, currently living in Utah with my soon-to-be-chiropractor husband and our soon-to-be-one-year-old son. When I’m not sweeping up Cheerios, I love sewing and crocheting for my etsy shop, and sharing what I make on my blog. I think this lined paper tee is such a fun way to bring out the inner student, and possibly even encourage a little bookishness in a little one (maybe that’s a stretch, but a girl can hope, right?).

It’s really simple to put together, and you can easily make it in any size. How to Weave on a Cardboard Loom. June 25th, 2008 Email 1322 users recommend Weaving like this can be the basis for so many projects: place mats, coasters, bags, hats—use your imagination.

How to Weave on a Cardboard Loom

All photos by Diane Gilleland. 20 Crafty Ways To Use Up Fabric Scraps : Posted on | November 8, 2008 | 2 Comments My grandmother always had a mountain of fabric scraps.

20 Crafty Ways To Use Up Fabric Scraps :

Leftovers from sewing projects, hems cut off pants, recycled out-of-style skirts, old pillowcases; everything was added to the pile. If you have your own fabric scraps, here are 20 crafty uses for your excessive of riches. Tutorial Tuesday: Owl Army from Moonstitches. OMG, this is the cutest Tutorial Tuesday ever…or should I call it ? Whatever we call it, I’m sure you’ll agree that this owl tutorial from MOONSTITCHES is just so adorable and that you’ll want to snap it up and hug it and squeeze it and make a million of little owls.

I know I do….I want to make my own adorable stuffed owl army! Alex from MOONSTICHES put together this really well done tutorial, which was inspired from a pattern she found in a book (info on the front page of the tutorial). Since Alex does not share the pattern from the book, you can buy the book (although it’s in Japanese) or come up with your own pattern and use Alex’s tutorial as an inspiration for your own owl. For more inspiration, visit the Owly Love Flickr Pool .

Also, be sure to join the Tutorial Tuesday flickr group and share your owls or any pics from your completed Tutorial Tuesday projects. Sewing tutorial. Boys, boys, boys.

sewing tutorial

The silly things they say and do keep me laughing all the time. In fact, as I was working on this post my three year-old came blasting by, one arm outstretched, clutching his toothbrush, shouting (in a deep manly voice) "Oh, Mr. Plaque I am coming to get you! " Dental Superheros make my day! My favorite part of making this tutorial, by far, was the photo shoot. WHIMSY LOFT. This is a very simple Tutorial to make a Sock Owl.


I’m using the leggings sock… the one that goes from your ankle up to your knees. See photos below from left to right. Measure 5″ from the rubber and cut. Pioneer Woman Home & Garden. A sweet friend of mine sent the girls and me a box of adorably adorable owl pillows this week.

Pioneer Woman Home & Garden

She doesn’t sell them, doesn’t have an Etsy shop…she just makes them. DIY: Letter Pillows. Whimsical Pillows... The week hasn't exactly been going as planned but things seem to have calmed down now.

Whimsical Pillows...

I hope. I didn't forget about the promise I made earlier this week - the only problem was finding half an hour to get my act together (and half an hour of good light as well). And I did today! So, here's our most fantastic pillow ever! My girls' very favorite (and mine as well) totally whimsical triangular shaped pillow (this is actually the simpler version of a pillow I made a little while back but which didn't make it to the blog yet, somehow). What you'll need: - fabric: a 32cm x 64cm piece of heavy cotton, denim, canvas,... Note: you can make the bigger or smaller, just make sure that the long side of the rectangle is twice the short side in length.

Instructions: 1. Sewing Tutorial: Piggy Pillow. As promised, I have completed the tutorial and the pattern for the “Be My Valentine – Piggy Pillow”, which was published 3 weeks ago.

Sewing Tutorial: Piggy Pillow

This time I made a pair for my kids, they love it. You may not be able to do it in time for this valentine but as I said, if you have love in you, everyday is valentine. Hope you sew some for your loved ones no matter if it is Feb 14. Diy: sock bunnies. Last week while I was in Toledo installing Mason’s letters and taking fanatical pictures of his cheese dip at lunch, my mom had made these adorable little sock bunnies. I thought they were too cute not to share on here! She saw the idea on pinterest and made her way to lil blue boo’s blog that has a fabulously detailed step-by-step. Elephant Family Plush Toy. Happy Elephant Family – Toy Sewing PatternSewing Pattern: Download pattern here.Materials: Make: 1 Material indicated for small elephant is in bracket [ ] 1. Fabric (stripes), 8″ x 18″ [4" x 9"] 2. Fabric (orange), 6″ x 10″ [3" x 5"]. 3. Ribbon, 4″ [4"] 4. Embroidery Floss (grey) 5. Poly-fill stuffing material 6. Elephant Doll. Owls. Owls have been popping up everywhere in stores, on fabric, in the trees outside my house...

I first saw the pattern on Billie Monster months ago and have been wanting to make this little cute thing ever since. (You can download the pattern over on Hammer & thread.) I finally had an excuse when I was invited to a friends baby shower recently. Can't sew very well? Don't worry, this pattern is super easy to cut out and follow. Your email will never be displayed publicly, so don't be scared to comment! How to Make a Camera Strap from a Scarf. How to sew a mini bunny sachet. According to Lunar Calendar and Chinese astrology, the world has entered into Rabbit year starting from this spring (立春), that’s today, February 4th, 2011.

How to sew a mini bunny sachet

As a memento of the year, I made some bunny sachets. 25 Patchwork Crafting Ideas. How to Make a Double-Sided Camera Strap Cover « From our Front Porch. Tutorial: Patchwork Floor Pillow. With the cooler months of the year upon us, this versatile cushion is the perfect seat for warming up next to the fireplace, snuggling up for a Christmas movie, or relaxing with a good book. Whip one up today and you'll be sipping hot cocoa by the yule log in no time! Here's what you'll need: Assorted Fabrics and Coordinating Thread - I used home decor weight fabric to give my cushion extra durabilityTwo 22" x 22" x 2" Pieces of Foam - I used high density foam so that my cushion would be firmQuilt Batting12/32" Cotton Filler Cord1.5" Cover Button KitScissors or Rotary Cutter, Acrylic Ruler, and MatUpholstery needle (not pictured) Heavy weight thread (not pictured) Iron (not pictured)Sewing Machine (not pictured)* Unless otherwise stated, use a .5" seam allowance.

Step 1: Cut out eight 12" squares and four 23" x 5" rectangles from your assorted fabrics. How to make cute bookmarks.