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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 Keep your edges a little loose, and they'll stay nice and straight. 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. 1. Patchwork quilts were first designed to use up small, leftover pieces of fabric. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 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.

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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. I am so excited to share this project with you because it is as fun as my two silly boys.

The design of the RETRO DUFFEL is based on the original Duffel Bag - the manliest of all the bags in the luggage family. This is a miniature version of the typical duffel bag, perfect for an overnight stay at Grandma's, hauling gear to the big game, or for storing my all-time favorite gift - the FORT KIT! OK, lets get started! 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. We only need this part, the rest can be kept for other toys ;-). 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. I mentioned on Sunday that I took a trip to San Diego for my cousin's 1st birthday party over the weekend.

DIY: Letter Pillows

For his present, I decided to make some letter pillows that spelled his name. Because my sewing skills are far from advanced, the pillows did not turn out as planned but I actually love how comically misshapen they are. 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). 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. Besides as a pillow, you can use this pattern to make into other things, for example, pin cushion, smaller softy as gift, or a piggy back pack for little children. Just change the size by reducing or enlarging and modify it to fit into your design. Material you need:1. Print out the PDF pattern of the piggy pillow. Use a pencil and trace the pattern onto the cotton fabric. Sandwich the towels in between 2 fabrics. Sew it up on the sewing line, it can be from sewing machine or hand stitching. Turn body, ear and tail inside out. 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. If you want the detailed diy, go there. 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. 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. How to Make a Camera Strap from a Scarf.

I’ve always been a photography nerd for as long as I can remember. From the times when I’d do happy dances because my mom granted me permission to use her camera to take photos of my American Girl dolls to now when the clicking shutter of my Nikon D40 comforts me and the chemical smell of a new Polaroid gets my heart racing. 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. As a memento of the year, I made some bunny sachets. I filled them with silica gel (in bead form) and turn them into desiccant bags for my metal notions stored in the glass bottles. The silica bead will help in controlling the humidity in the glass bottle, hence to protect the metal from oxidation and degradation. 25 Patchwork Crafting Ideas. By craftyamy | 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. How to make cute bookmarks.