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DIY Hand Stitching, part 1 - Leigh-Ann

DIY Hand Stitching, part 1 - Leigh-Ann
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. 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! Today, we're going to start with handwriting & transferring your pattern :) You will Need: - Card-stock or Thick Paper (I cut a piece of 6x8" card-stock & folded it in half to create a greeting card) - Needle & Scissors - Embroidery Thread - Scrap Paper & Pen - Thumbtack or Piercing Tool

Gift Ideas for poor creative souls (6) You know how it goes, a friend calls you and invites you to dinner at the last minute. OMG! What gift can you take?! You scrabble around the cupboards trying to find a box of chocolates or a bottle of wine but find that most of the chocolates have been eaten and the wine has gone. I thought this was a wonderful idea. You could make a few of these and keep them to one side for just such an occasion. Supplies: Patterned paper-one 12 x 12" sheet. These directions will give you one flower. 1. 4. 5. Tip: For single sided paper. 6. Note: Florist tape is stretchy, just play with it and pull gently but firmly as you move down the stem. 7. Note, you will have to play around with the height of the petals, and where on the petal you start your tape. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. For tutorials on how to market yourself online, go here.

Rose Rangel Gifts o fazer: lousa decorada para recados! - Diversão É bem fácil, vai dar um toque especial ao seu quarto e ainda guardar lembranças fofas Ter uma lousa (dessas de giz mesmo!) no quarto é muito legal. Você pode anotar coisas, desenhar ou pedir para seus amigos deixarem recados fofos quando forem te vistar: é estiloso e divertido! Deixe a peça ainda mais incrível optando por um formato diferente ou uma pintura especial. Quer aprender? O que você vai precisar: 01 – Uma moldura oval, do tamanho que você preferir (encontrada em lojas para artesanato, por em média R$10) 02 – Tinta esmalte fosco preta, encontrada em qualquer loja de materiais para construção (uma lata pequena custa por volta de R$20, mas dá para pintar muitas coisas. 03 – Tinta para artesanato branca 04 – Cola branca 05 – Um pote plástico e descartável 06 – Um rolinho de espuma para pintura 07 – Lixa fina para madeira 08 – Estêncil para pintura com o desenho que você escolher (encontrado em lojas de artesanato) 09 – Pincéis Como fazer? 1. 2. Pronto, agora sim vamos começar \o/ 3. 4. 5.

Kenzie’s Party Dress Blog Tour ~ Crafty Biggers It’s day 6 of the Kenzie’s Party Dress Blog Tour and today’s blog feature is over at CraftyBiggers. I can’t believe we are almost done! Erin was one of the original pattern testers when I first released Kenzie’s Party Dress in the fall and she made the signature skirt version fir her oldest daughter. Even though she had made it before she jumped at the chance to take part in the blog tour because she ideas & plans to sew more for spring! She made the simple skirt version in fun spring fabrics for her oldest this time and then mixed it up for her one making it into a top for a fun sister set! Here are a few pictures but make sure to check out her blog for many more pictures as well as details about the materials she used and what she thought about the pattern. Don’t forget to follow along this week as more talented ladies share off their creations using the same pattern. 2/14 The 3 Little Kiwi’s 2/15 Calm & Carrion 2/16 Confessions of a Barefoot Housewife 2/17 PiePie Designs 2/18 bebelambs

78+ Kids Gift Tutorials Here are 68 tutorials & patterns for great gifts for kids! I also have 10 pages of links full of doll & barbie clothes patterns! I will probably be adding to this over time as my oldest is only 4.5 so I have just started getting into this type of stuff! Crayon Roll Crayon Roll 2 Colored Pencil Roll Bath Mit Washcloth Puppets Notebook and Pencil Holder Pencil Case Roll up Kidlet – Wall Pocket Tidy Tote Fake-plique tee shirt Puff paint in the microwave Fun Fleece Hats I Spy Bag I SPY book! My Nap Mat Tutorial Rocket Man Glitter Playdough Girl’s garden party apron Quick apron tutorial Water Bottle Carrier Mittens Matching Game Childs drawing to a rubber stamp tutorial Oobleck Cool Chunky Crayons Tutorial Bubble Recipe Bubble Solution Recipe Homemade Bubbles Cardboard-Box Oven Little Crayon Apron Tutorial Crayon Tote Bag Tutorial Monster Purse! Ban the Bobble Bean Bag Chair Art Case Tutorial FELT Mr. Chalkboard Place Mat and Tag Tutorials Nintendo DS Cases/Purses Car Cozie Tutorial Kid’s Work Aprons Rag Quilt Letters Tutorial

25 DIY Wedding Gifts That Will Save You Money By Jacinda | The cost of a wedding can add up quick and I’m not talking about just the bride and groom. As a guest, and a girl guest nonetheless, you want to get a new dress, shoes, maybe hair done, and if it’s a destination wedding hotels, flights and all that good stuff gets factored in. There are plenty of smart ways to cut down on costs and making your own wedding gift is a great start. nggallery id=’126289′ Ring Dish Give the happy couple a ring dish they can keep forever. Custom Tea Towels Follow this print on fabric tutorial to learn how to decorate one of a kind tea towels. Read more from Jacinda on Prudent Baby Follow Prudent Baby on Facebook and Twitter for updates! Don’t miss the latest from The New Home Ec- Like Us on Facebook! About Jacinda Jacinda Jacinda Boneau is a fabric designer and founding partner of Prudent Baby, the premier DIY destination for crafty moms seeking ways to make their lives even more stylish and beautiful.

The Elli Blog Romantic Pink Wedding Inspiration We are in love with this beautifully styled wedding inspiration shoot by CK Wedding and Event Design. We are smitten by the stunning setting by the water and the romantic pink hues used throughout the shoot. The gorgeous photos by Andrea Zajonc Photography perfectly capture the romantic mood of the shoot. Oh Snap! OH SNAP! Gorgeous Fall Vermont Wedding We think there is nothing better than a wedding full of personalized details and Adam and Casey’s wedding defines just that! Modern Minimal Wedding Inspiration We are loving all things modern and minimal. 2017 Free Printable Calendar Happy 2017 everyone! 2017 Wedding Trend: Greenery and Foliage One of the 2017 wedding trends that we are seriously loving is greenery – we seriously can not get enough! Tips for Wedding Planning During the Holidays The holidays can be pretty hectic – with holiday parties, work, buying gifts and the list goes on and on. 2017 Summer Wedding Color Trends

Creative, Unique Gift Baskets How to Make the Perfect Gift with Ease! Learn to make your own personalized gifts for Christmas, Easter, Mother's Day or any day of the year! When you need to find a gift for that 'impossible to buy for' someone, a handmade gift basket is a creative and thoughtful way to give. With a few hand-picked items, you can please anyone: the person who has everything; the new girlfriend or boyfriend; or a loved one who just doesn't have any specific hobbies or tastes. Gift baskets are fun to make, and a pleasure to receive. Anyone can create interesting and delightful gift baskets on any budget. Choosing a Basket There are hundreds of different basket styles available that you can use to arrange small items into one large gift. Here are some examples of great baskets for gifts: Putting Your Basket Together There are a lot of different ways that you can arrange and display your gifts in the basket that you choose. The size and shape of all the items will determine what works best for each project.

Travel Gift Basket Today is the last day of my travel themed series. I hope everyone has enjoyed it and found some fun ideas for their next adventure! If I could find someone who would be willing to pay me to do nothing but travel I would be one happy lady. Any takers?Too bad. I make one awesome travel companion. Maybe you know someone who is always off on an adventure, or a couple who is getting ready to get away on a honeymoon. Items to put in this basket: Any travel size toiletry itemQ-TipsMotrinPeptoHand SanitizerSecurity PouchTravel PillowHolders for toothbrush, razor, soap, etc.Travel Outlet ConverterLanguage DictionaryLuggage TagsMap Lightweight Backpack- This could also double as the gift basket A fun way to wrap this basket is with a map. And I’m serious about that pay-to-travel-thing.

Holiday Gift Baskets: Green With Vintage Gifts For me, men are harder to buy for. I love it when one of the men on my list has a hobby, collection or even a “Man Cave” I can add too. Makes it a lot easier to put together a vintage holiday gift basket for him. 1. Deuces Wild Retro Vintage Tin Sign 2. 3. 4. Use coolers, helmets, tins, buckets, or anything else you can find with the team logo as the container. Hot Cocoa Kit HOW-TO MAKE A HOT COCOA KITby Destri of The Mother Huddle There just isn't much that a three year old can create that isn't something only a mother would love. I thought and thought about what my little boy could make his friends for Christmas and finally came up with a Hot Cocoa Kit. Over the course of a week we worked on little projects to add to the kit, and I can't tell you how much fun we had with it. If you find your kids getting restless for the big day to arrive this would be a great project to tackle until it comes. HOT COCOA KIT You may choose to only add one or two elements to the kit, but I will give you a list of what we used. Supplies: • hot cocoa • almond bark or chocolate chips • candy canes and sprinkles • coffee creamer, cinnamon, nutmeg • plastic spoons • marshmallows • mug • various containers and baggies to package Set The Stage I have learned that my son has a max attention span of about fifteen minutes. Chocolate and Peppermint Spoons Nutmeg & Cinnamon Creamer

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