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Start Stitching! A Beginner’s Embroidery Tutorial It is National Embroidery Month, don’t you know? So we asked Cornflower Blue’s Rachel Hunnicut, a talented knitter, crocheter and embroider-er-errrrr, to create a beginner embroidery tutorial for Prudent Baby. And look at the little beauty she came up with! Ahhhh, crafting in bed at it’s finest. Take it away Rachel! 20 Minute Simple Skirt Tutorial AND GIVEAWAY!!!! CLOSED. Did you ever have a piece of fabric you loved but didn't have any idea how to use it? Any leftovers from a previous project? Bought too much of a bolt you just had to have but never found a use for? If you're anything like me you either buy too much or too little. Kanzashi Fabric Folded Flower Craft Project at - StumbleUpon These vintage-inspired flowers can be made and used in so many ways—as jewelry, accessories, charms. And the new book Kanzashi in Bloom by Diane Gilleland (available at shows you how. Materials:

embroidery basics: strands, sewing, stabbing and starting Welcome back to Embroidery Basics! We took a week off for some other fun, but things are on track to keep on for the next month and beyond. It's just about time to learn some stitches, but there are a few more things to consider before starting. After today, you'll be ready to dig in. First things first. Cut a length of floss. Modern Mood Quilt Along Ever since my fascination with mood rings when I was a kid in the 70′s, I’ve been drawn to the symbolic, cultural, and emotional aspects of color. When I came across this mood-color chart (replicated above in hand-dyed fabrics) a light bulb went off… I don’t know about you but I can be moody.

Make Your Own Rock Candy A wooden skewer (you can also use a clean wooden chopstick) A clothespin 1 cup of water2-3 cups of sugarA tall narrow glass or jar Clip the wooden skewer into the clothespin so that it hangs down inside the glass and is about 1 inch (2.5 cm) from the bottom of the glass. (as shown) Remove the skewer and clothespin and put them aside for now. Get a helpful adult!Pour the water into a pan and bring it to boil. Pour about 1/4 cup of sugar into the boiling water, stirring until it dissolves.

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Easy Hooded Bath Towel I’ve made each of my kids their own bath towel hoodie when they’re born, starting with my son 6 years ago. I make them one with their name on it and one with a fun appliqued shape on the back. These towels are super easy to make, needing only limited sewing know-how. Make Your Own Tote Bag I had so much fun making this easy-peasy tote bag. Wanna know the best part... it glows in the dark! This bag is the perfect size for library books, a quick grocery trip or a bunch of pretty vintage dresses. Have fun creating your own quirky tote!

stitch and embroidery picture dictionary This picture dictionary will help you to identify the stitches based on how they look. Hovering over the stitch picture will display the stitch name. Clicking over the picture will take you to the respective tutorial pages. Charming Window Pillows Hi! I’m Angela from My Three Sons and I was a mechanical engineer in my life before kids. Really an engineer to the core, I’m all about optimized processes and well-utilized materials. I tried to figure out the best way to make the elusive cathedral window block. So I’ll share some things I found for getting nice points and neat windows. &jones design company - StumbleUpon Welcome to flower week – five days of simple and delightful flower projects. I could probably do three weeks of flowers because there are so many different ways to create them, but I’ve limited it to five of my current favorites. Before we get started, let me make a few disclaimers: 1. I find inspiration for projects all over the place {online, in shops, in magazines}, then figure out how to re-create them on my own. Each of these projects are my adaptation of something I’ve seen elsewhere.

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