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Hand Stiching. One of my favorite crafts is hand stitching-- it's fun, addictive, expressive and relaxing :) Over the next few weeks, I'm going to share easy ways to make your own patterns for hand stitching along with some tips and ideas :) These are some samples of my past projects-- I like to draw patterns freehand and use my handwriting.

Hand Stiching

However, sometimes I adapt clipart type images to make a more complicated pattern, like the sewing machine or I just stitch the outline of an image I love, like the Goonies "Hey You Guys" silhouette :) I use a Back Stitch for all my hand stitching because it's very versatile and I like the look but you can use any combination of stitches for your projects... there's lots of fun ones!

Magazine Envelopes. 18K+ Well I got this idea from our friend Nina.

Magazine Envelopes

She was making these super cute envelopes out of scrapbook paper and I really wanted to make some! So I came home and made some! Plantable Greeting Cards. You’ve might have seen seed paper recently.

Plantable Greeting Cards

It is homemade paper with flower seeds in it. When it is planted in the ground and given lots of TLC it will bloom into beautiful flowers you can enjoy. Here is a tutorial for a project using seed paper. Scratch Off Cards. {scratch off save the date cards by martha stewart via how about orange?}

Scratch Off Cards

This diy project instantly took me back to my childhood. i used to love (ok, still do) scratch off cards. there’s just something about the unknown, and the excitement of scratching off that silver paint to see what’s revealed underneath. “DAD! Do you have a quarter?” Now thanks to martha stewart, we can make our own diy scratch off cards- right at home! How fun would this be for save the dates, baby announcements and all sorts of surprises? Wax Seal.