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I’m totally in love with my latest endeavor. All the projects I post please me (alas, those that don’t will never receive their 5 minutes of fame on our blog!), but every now and then I make something that I could never part with. My new Falling Leaves Wall Hanging has just bumped outRead More →

Well, I got my pattern fixed for the Mushroom Business Card Holder. So, if you’d like to make your very own, TOTALLY cool, business card holder, the directions are good to go. Unfortunately, I spent the afternoon fixing the pattern and didn’t get a chance to remake mine. But asRead More →

The Woven Spider Wheel Stitch is a versatile stitch that I use often. It makes a circular, raised stitch appropriate for flowers, apples, polka dots, etc. It winds up being raised, giving it a wonderful 3-D effect. Obviously, I love this stitch, and although it might seem difficult, with aRead More →

We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend. I’m not sure how ours could have been any better! But with the very last hurrah of summer over, we are ready to roll up our sleeves, and seriously ponder autumn! And what could be more autumn than pumpkins? I crafted theseRead More →

  If you’re not into flowers, I’m sure it seems like we’ve really been belaboring this whole “Rolled Flower” thing. We had our Rolled Calico Flower and our Rolled Felt Flower and now… our Calico Flower. We created this last tutorial because of a request made by Sally. My daughter and herRead More →

I love cloth napkins. I could never bring myself to use paper. First, they don’t work very well, and second, waste paper? I think not! Over the years I’ve bought and made many different kinds of napkins. Recently, however, I’ve started making what I refer to as “rip and tear”Read More →

A sweet little koala from Down Under is busy reading A Year Down Yonder! Make your own koala bookmark as a reading pal! Materials: wool felt embroidery floss yarn pattern 1] Make copy of pattern. 2] Cut out materials as follows: 1 back – gray 1 body – gray 1Read More →

Reading is fun! Should we settle for ho-hum glasses or glass cases? BAH! Our glasses and their accessories should be every bit as enjoyable as our books and bookmarks. So… here’s my latest additional to our reading corner… a glass case that’s sure to please young and old alike! TheRead More →

My friend and I are hosting a Tea for another friend’s birthday. Nothing overly fancy. Just some good friends together in the gardens. I wanted to make little token gifts for everyone. After I made the Teeny Tiny Booklets I thought, "Hey, these would make cute little gifts." I boughtRead More →

Material: 6 pieces of different colored felt or other fabric Embroidery floss Pattern (3 pages) 1] Make copy of patterns. 2] Cut out fabric as follows (I used): Color A: 1 babushka and 2 ties (light green) Color B: 1 hair (medium brown) Color C: 1 face (very light pink/beige)Read More →

What I should be doing is sleeping… I’m about 80% better, sleep could actually take me to 100%!!! Instead, I was working on the babushka doll. I have her done, but since I’m not sure what I’m doing with her yet, her side seams are open until I blanket stitchRead More →

I woke up this morning with the flu bug that Fairy brought home earlier in the week and this inexplicable desire to design a Matryoshka doll! I’m not sure if the 2 are connected, but between naps and blowing my nose, I managed to design this Posy Peasant Babushka Doll. I’m notRead More →

Materials: 10” wooden embroidery hoop 2 pieces unbleached muslin, 16” x 16” 1 piece thin cotton batting, 16” x 16” Ecru crochet thread (candlewicking or embroidery floss) 16” of 1/4″ grosgrain ribbon Washable marker for tracing Placement pattern Mushroom pattern 1] Make copies of placement pattern and mushroom patterns. 2]Read More →

Way back in the 80s, candlewicking made a comeback. Candlewicking is an interesting Colonial craft technique where ecru thread is used to embroider designs on ecru fabric, traditionally unbleached muslin. Candlewick is the unbleached cotton thread that is used for making candles, something most Colonial families had available for use.Read More →

Using the same directions as the Patchwork Pot, Bug, Fairy and Pixie were busy making flower pots for their mommy for Mother’s Day. They needed assistance putting the trim on, and I did put the 2nd and 3rd coat of Mod Podge on for them, but they picked out theRead More →

There’s this “thing” out there. Before you have a child, you should have a dog for a couple of years. If you can take care of it and manage not to do anything irreversibly stupid, chances are you’re ready for a kid. Some logic here, I suppose! Well, I didn’tRead More →

Okay… I have the pattern complete for the Watermelon Tea Cozy. It can be made in two sizes, small 11″ x 9″ and large 12 1/2″ x 10″. Hopeful this should accommodate most teapots! Later in the week, or the beginning of next week, I will share a design forRead More →

This tea cozy can be made in two sizes: small (11″ x 9″) and large (12 1/2″ x 10″) Materials: Materials are the same for the small and large tea cozy. 1/3 yard red prequilted material 1/3 yard green fabric Wonder Under (optional) Small piece brown or black felt EmbroideryRead More →

So, I have a few Mother’s Day gifts I’ve been thinking about. The first being a tea cozy. I decided I wanted to make something “fruity” and a watermelon slice was the first thing that came to mind. I have an old cozy that was given to me by aRead More →

In the realm of “why the heck not?” I’m including a Fried Egg Applique Block, because… you never know when you might need one??? Anyway, since there are eggs all over the place this week, I decided I may as well include one in our FREE Applique Database. If youRead More →

  Please Note: Throughout this project you will find many hints. They will help you complete the project.   Important: The pattern pieces DO NOT have a seam allowance included. You MUST add a 1/4” seam allowance BEFORE you cut out the pattern pieces.   Materials: Fabric scraps – 5Read More →