Crafts by Materials

Last week… or was it two or even three weeks ago now… I made 18 paper birds in a rainbow of colors. I finally got a chance to turn them into a mobile. Since I don’t know where I’m going to hang them yet, I took them outside to aRead More →

Knitting Hexipuffs Quilt Blanket I know that I’m really late to the whole Hexipuff party, considering that there are over 9,000 people working on a Beekeeper quilt on Ravelry, but this is a project that I have had queued forever and I finally took the plunge and started it. SoRead More →

I wanted to share this Knit Butterfly Stitch Tutorial because I am working on a pattern that is going to use the Knit Butterfly Stitch. This is one of those knitting pattern where I believe that a picture is worth a thousand words. The Knit Butterfly Stitch requires 5 stitchesRead More →

Ombre Waves Knit Blanket Pattern

This is not a ready to go knit blanket pattern. Actually, this is  knitting project that has been in the works for awhile. I started it last January I believe. I hadn’t planned to post the Ombre Wave Knit Blanket Pattern until it was done, but I keep setting theRead More →

Today we are going to learn how to make these traditional tied friendship bracelets. Food Allergy Awareness Friendship Bracelet Project Making these Friendship Bracelets was actually a homework assignment for Fairy. It didn’t dawn on me that I should blog about it until after we had completed several of theseRead More →

Last year I shared a post on Painted and Woven Stick Branches. You can read all about it HERE. In that post I included titillating facts on how to collect and paint branches. Okay, you don’t need to be a rocket scientist to figure that out, but I also includedRead More →

Yesterday someone asked me a question about the Star Braiding Loom the was included in Pixie’s 4th birthday Rainbow Collection. At the time I had tutorials on how to make her rainbow doll (not pictured) the lavender bean bags, the rag coiled bowl and the gnomes. It was always myRead More →

As you know, this year Michelle and I have been busy making new ornaments for her tree. Because of children and dogs… mainly 1 furry beast that goes by the name of Fargo… she decided not to put any of her breakables on the tree this year. Instead, she putRead More →

Create beautiful Paper Fan Angels with just a piece of paper, a small bead, and some twine. It only takes minutes to make a heavenly host for your tree! I remember the first time I made Paper Fan Angels. I was in the third grade and my teacher, Miss Hayes,Read More →

Here is another free felt Christmas ornament in our Santa’s Workshop Applique Collection. Toy trains are a part of childhood and look lovely on the tree! These ornaments were based on our Santa’s Workshop Toy Train Applique which can be found HERE. I made them two different ways. The first ornamentRead More →

Learn how to make felt pinwheel ornaments and bring a splash of color and whimsy to your Christmas tree this year. Easy and fast. Perfect holiday gift. Today we are sharing a tutorial for making pinwheel ornaments. These have got to be the easiest ornaments to make… EVER! Basically, youRead More →

This pattern makes an approximately 48″ Christmas tree skirt. The bobble trim adds a retro flair and a bit of whimsy. It is easy to sew and makes a great pattern for a beginner. You can use Christmas print fabrics or you can do as I did and choose toRead More →

These ornaments were based on our Santa’s Workshop Rag Doll Applique which can be found HERE. I made them two different ways. The first ornament has a border around the design and in the second ornament there is no border. Decide which you like best and sew away! Materials: Bordered Pattern orRead More →

  In our Advent Activities Guide we shared a tutorial for making a Paper Poinsettia Wreath. This was based on a Poinsettia Garland we had made before. (You can find the links below.) Using the same pattern as the paper wreath we created this beautiful Felt Poinsettia Wreath that you can reuseRead More →