Monday, November 16, 2015

Adorable Poseable Ginger Bread Folk Project!

Love these cute Ginger Bread Folk

The project sheet is from Hancock Fabrics. They will be found all posing over my house this holiday! Love the way they can hold a candy cane.

These look so simple to make.  LOL, but I am already enhancing the 'simple' in my head by planning to use the zigzag stitch on my sewing machine on the edges.  I am thinking these may even be thin enough to add to my Christmas Cards this year (hmmm...) I have some rick rack scraps and pipe cleaners already. I will add ribbon loop hangers on some for my tree.

I am also going to enhance with leftover beads and lace.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Quick & Easy Holiday Wreath & Tree!

Inexpensive and quick decor for your next holiday party with this Free Ribbon Sequin Tree & Wreath project from Creative Home Arts Club!  Bright, sequined greens and blues come together to create a festive tree and wreath that you can whip up quickly in just a few hours.  Finished size: 12" Wreath / 12" tall Cone

• 12" half round craft foam wreath*
• Bright green acrylic craft paint
• 8" of 1/4" gold ribbon (hanger)

• Craft foam shapes*: 12" tall cone, 4" ball
• Acrylic paint: green, turquoise
• Serrated kitchen knife
• Low-temp hot-melt glue

• Firm paintbrush
• Twenty-four (each) 1" sequins: turquoise, bright green
• Twenty-four (each) 3/4" sequins: silver, light green, translucent turquoise
• 1 ½ yd. (each) 1" grosgrain ribbon: green, turquoise
• 1 ½ yd. 1" green polka-dot satin ribbon
• Sequin pins or regular straight pins
• Green Indian seed beads

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Three-Dimensional Doily Ornament tute from Martha Stewart!

Love these!  
Prowling the Martha Stewart site again, I just found these easy

Three-Dimensional Doily Ornaments!

Gonna try these with my fabric stash remnants.  
... maybe  use Dritz Fray Check Liquid Seam Sealant and or use my Fiskars Softgrip Pinking Shears on the edges to stop fraying?

Also thinking to put two together, back to back, so the ornie can rotate pretty on both sides,

Saturday, August 1, 2015



Check out Martha Stewart for this super cute,  quick,  knotted
 Ribbon Star ornies tute

A perfect use for my extra ribbons and ribbon  remnants.  You only need 18"-32" of ribbon for the varied width ribbon stars.

I am thinking to add a photo  to the center (who doesn't have a bunch of those  mini school photos lying around?).  Or perhaps hang a jingle bell in the center?  

These also could be used to frame a gift tag on a present.  2 gifts in one!

Any other ideas?

Off to scavange my craft stash...

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Free Lion Brand Easter Projects!

Check out these adorable, easy and quick  Easter patterns from Lion Brand.
 (Note:  you must free register on the site to access the free patterns.) 
I absolutely adore the Crochet Amigurumi Bunny Basket!

Only wish I could crochet decently.  Wonder if this can be adapted to knitting?
But also wondering how the ears stay up and how the basket can hold it shape better.

Hmm, thinking  I can use some white fleece fabric in my stash over a re-purposed plastic container (berry basket, large pop bottle bottom, or large yogurt container) for a similar look...
or, maybe, mini versions of this ??? any suggestions appreciated. 
Off to check my stash (and my recycle bin lol!)

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Martha Stewart's Beanbag Chicks!

These are just adorable!  and adorably easy too (my fav! LOL)!   The cute beanbag chicks are shown  packaged in Clear topped Plastic Easter eggs, but I think they would also be a cute surprise in the regular solid color plastic eggs (and because I have those on hand, too!).

Martha says "Yellow split peas have a good texture for beanbags. If using cotton fabric, add a liner so the peas don't show through; with felt, this isn't necessary."

I am thinking to maybe embroider on the eyes or use a permanent marker to draw on the eyes and sew on the felt beak  and wings securely, and using cotton fabric and felt remnants from previous projects. The eye instructions are not too clear, sounds like we are just supposed to punch a hole in the material?

  With permanent features, I could fill these with rice, to be used as a boo-boo chick, putting the chick in a plastic bag in the freezer for childen with bumps or bruises, plus I have rice on hand, LOL. Or  mark up an a small target with numbers to score points and have a family been bag toss game,

Love projects where I do not have to buy more stuff!