Creativity Expressed

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When I started this blog it was meant as a place to showcase my cross stitches, but over the last year and a half it's really evolved. I feel like my tagline "modern cross stitcheries" has become out of date because I have been doing so much more. I have been doing a lot of embroidery and this year I started my enormous, ongoing English paper pieced hexagon quilt. Jen from Lovely Messes asked me to take part in her Creativity Expressed blog series and talk about my hexagons. It's been an interesting process for me. I have always wanted to make a quilt but I don't ... Read More

The Twinery and Serendipity Stamps Blog Hop

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It's time for another blog hop, this time with the Twinery and Serendipity Stamps! It's the first day of the hop and you should have made your way here from Happy Paper Craft Happenings, so welcome! Head over to the Twinery blog for a full list. When I picked out my stamps, I couldn't resist these embroidery stamps. I also got this cute button stamp and decided to make some wall hangings for my craft area. I used the stamp on a plain white cotton fabric and put it into a hoop. I decorated the hoops a couple different ways. The first one I made I wrapped in ... Read More

The Twinery and Poppystamps Blog Hop

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Today is the last day of the Twinery and Poppystamps blog hop, and if you headed over from Le Cardon Bleu, welcome! If you missed out on the first two days of projects, make sure to head over to the Twinery blog for a full list. I was able to pick my stamps and I got this super cute Teresa Tea Time stamp as well as two sizes of the sakura. I picked up some brown craft paper and made my own wrapping paper. I tied some Peapod Stripe, Solid Marigold, and Honeydew Solid around the package and also made some little twine pom poms. There's also a chance to ... Read More

Hexagon Cuff Bracelet – 12 Hexies Blog Hop

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Hello and welcome to the next stop on the 12 hexies (or less) blog hop. I was so excited when Diane from CraftyPod told me the idea for this blog hop. I have been working on an EPP quilt since the beginning of the year and it is a very, very labor intensive project. So the idea of smaller, more manageable projects is extremely appealing, I put together this cuff in a few hours. What you'll need: .5" hexagons Scraps of fabric Felt strip 1.5" wide Button Thin elastic Fabric glue Needle and thread Embroidery floss Assemble some hexagons with your paper ... Read More

Plastic Canvas Blog Hop – Baby Blocks

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I am really excited to take part in this plastic canvas blog hop. I love seeing all the different things people are doing with it, it's such a fun material! I haven't ever used it before, and I'm realizing how many options there are for plastic canvas! I made these baby blocks and stuffed them with polyfill and put bells inside so they rattle. They stitch up really quickly and can be customized with any colors. I've included a PDF to download with all of the different patterns I used. Each block has two solid sides and four patterned sides. I used 7ct plastic ... Read More