Space Cross Stitch Flash Card Patterns Now In The Shop!

I've gotten a lot of people asking about the space cross stitch flash card patterns and I have really been dragging my feet on it. I felt like I should wait until I had the whole set but that is going to take forever so I finally decided to just get on with it and put the ones I have already done up in the shop. You can buy each of them individually or all 5 at a discounted price. There are free patterns to download here, and patterns to purchase here at my Etsy. ... Read More

Felt Plush Carrot Pattern

Evie loves Sofia the First and asked me recently to make a carrot for her stuffed bunny from the show, Clover. It was a simple little project and didn't take me long and I figured I'd put together a pattern in case anyone else wants to make a little carrot plush, especially with Easter coming up. It would also be a super cute addition to any play kitchen! I get my wool blend felt from Benzie Design on Easy and absolutely love it. The 6x9" sheets are big enough for this, I used tangerine and kelly. Cut out two of each of the pattern pieces. Using a ... Read More

Free Cross Stitch Pattern – Mario 1 Up Mushroom

Normally I wouldn't share a project from a swap before I've sent it out, but this month for CraftingCon the theme is Mario and I wanted to share this pattern with you! I made this for the Nerds Craft It Better swap and I love how it turned out. I used a Dandelyne hoop necklace and stitched the mushroom using water soluble canvas. (If you're interested in trying out water soluble canvas, I wrote up a tutorial over at &stitches!) The mushroom is tiny, it's only about 1.25" x 1.25" when stitched on 14ct Aida. It makes a perfect little badge or embellishment. ... Read More

Stitch Love Blog Hop – Free Patterns

Mollie Johanson from Wild Olive has a fantastic new book out, Stitch Love: Sweet Creatures Big & Small. I already reviewed it and absolutely love it, you can read my review here. Because she's so incredibly awesome, Mollie has organized a Valentine's blog hop and made a series of free patterns for you all! I chose two designs to stitch up, Evie is getting the little rabbit with the flowers, and Mira is getting the ferret. This was my first time using Sulky Sticky Fabri-Solvy Stabilizer and I am officially smitten. I have always loved embroidering on ... Read More

Free Pattern Friday – Valentine’s Love Birds

I knew I needed to make a Valentine's cross stitch pattern for this month and decided on a couple of cute little love birds. Check out last year's free Valentine cross stitch here. The finished project will fit in a 6" hoop when stitched on 14ct Aida. Download the PDF here - Free Pattern Friday - February 2015 There are more free patterns to download here, and patterns to purchase here at my Etsy. ... Read More

Virtual Busy Bag Swap – Sock Matching Game

I've done some busy bag exchanges in the past, but my ideas are always a bit limited because I have to make so many of them. So when Stephanie from Swoodson Says suggested a virtual busy bag exchange, I was really excited. I would just have to come up with an idea for a single busy bag, so I could put a lot of effort into making a super awesome one. And I might have gone a little overboard... What You Need: Clothespins Clothesline (I found one at the Dollar Tree. I tried to use thinner twine I had around but it wasn't thick enough for the clothespins to stay ... Read More

Plastic Canvas Valentine’s Box Pattern & Tutorial

I'll be honest, I never really considered the serious crafting possibilities of plastic canvas until Diane from CraftyPod opened my eyes. Last year she organized the plastic canvas blog hop that I made baby blocks for and I've been wanting to experiment more with it ever since. I had this idea for making a heart box for Valentine's Day but I was struggling with getting the shape right. I emailed Diane and she suggested sticking with 45 degree angles when working with plastic canvas and that helped immensely! I have a pattern for the box at the end of the ... Read More

Free Pattern Friday – Make Something Every Day!

This month's first Friday really snuck up on me! Suddenly it's a new year and I need to make a pattern within the next day! But I have one for you, and I hope it'll be a good motivation for you this year! I set a lot of goals in regards to what I plan on creating this year, but really none of that is really important. It doesn't matter if I finish 20 cross stitches or 2. All that really matters is that I'm taking the time every day to make something, anything. The finished piece will fit in a 6" hoop when done on 14ct Aida. Download the PDF here - Free Pattern ... Read More