Valentine’s Day Pattern Roundup

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Valentine's Day is coming up soon and I've done some fun projects and patterns and I thought I'd put together a little round up of them all! Make these cute little felt hearts pouches and get free embroidery patterns from Mollie at Wild Olive. Stitch up this free Valentine's love bird cross stitch with the pattern here. Here's a tutorial for making a heart plastic canvas box, perfect for filling with Valentine's candy. Another free cross stitch pattern for a Modern Valentine's heart. Find out how to make this simple felt ... Read More

No Scrap Left Behind – How to Make a Patchwork Panel

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I have a bit of a problem with scraps... Though I hesitate to call it a problem because it's not really a BAD thing. I have a ton of scraps that I've accumulated, both through cutting up my fabric and scrap packs I've bought and been given. I was talking to Alicia from Felt with Love Designs as I was sorting through my scraps and we came up with the idea for the No Scrap Left Behind Challenge and we would love for you to join in! Here's how it works - Every month we will announce a theme. The first month we are keeping it simple and open, just make any Small ... Read More

Cross Stitch With a Purpose – How to Make a Pattern in Photoshop

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I haven't been cross stitching as much lately and I realized one of the reasons is because I just have so many cross stitches and a limited amount of places to put them. So this year I wanted to do a monthly series on how to cross stitch and then explore alternative ways you can use your cross stitches besides just framing them or displaying them in a hoop. So first I thought I would show you how I make my patterns in case you wanted to make your own. I use Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. These screenshots are from the Creative Cloud version but this ... Read More

A Very Hexie Christmas – Hexie Garland

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It's been very busy and I'm just finally getting around to my next installment of A Very Hexie Christmas. I have a couple more I'm hoping to still get done before Christmas among my growing stack of Christmas gifts I'm making. Mollie from Wild Olive took part and put together an awesome hexie ornament tutorial, so make sure you check that out too! The garland uses a lot of the same basics as the hexie ornaments, so definitely check out that one too. Please note: This post contains affiliate links as indicated by an asterisk.* Supplies: EPP hexagons of any ... Read More

How To Assemble a Laser Cut Hexie Necklace

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A few weeks ago I had an idea for a necklace with tiny, fabric hexagons. I had made some English paper pieced .25" hexagons and they were absolutely adorable, but so light that I didn't think they would work as a necklace. I turned to Jennifer from 52 Lasers with a laser cutting request and she produced an awesome pendant. Then when she dropped off the hexie flower design, she also gave me another version that is a bar with 5 hexies. I shared the necklace photo on Instagram and it got a lot of love. You can purchase the pendants directly from Jennifer in her Etsy ... Read More

A Very Hexie Christmas – Hexie Ornaments

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I have a million Christmas gifts I want to make, so naturally I decided the proper thing to do would be to start a series of tutorials leading up to Christmas instead of actually making those gifts... And the best part? They're all going to feature hexagons! I'm a little hexie obsessed lately (ok, for a couple years now) and I've been having fun implementing them into Christmas decorations! So here's the first one, a hexie ornament! Please note: This post contains affiliate links as indicated by an asterisk.* Supplies: EPP hexagons of any size - I used ... Read More

Cross Stitched Leather Cuff Tutorial

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Please note: This post contains affiliate links as indicated by an asterisk. Forever ago I was accepted as a Darby Smart designer. I got a bunch of awesome supplies to play with and when I saw the vegan leather cuff, I knew it needed to be cross stitched on. This project is super easy and quick and only takes a couple supplies. You can get them directly from Darby Smart here. You need: *Rotary punch Embroidery floss and needle Cuff bracelet (This can be any material or thickness) Pencil and ruler First start by making a grid for the holes. I measured ... Read More

Virtual Busy Bag Swap – Sock Matching Game

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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