Valentine’s Day Pattern Roundup

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

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

Valentine’s Day Dreamcatcher

Last year I did a guest post over at My Craftily Ever After on how to make a Valentine's Dreamcatcher. Seeing how Valentine's Day is just around the corner, it seemed fitting to share it again with you all here! I'm going to show you how to make a Valentine's Day Dreamcatcher, but this could really be made for any season or holiday! You're going to need: Yarn Pony Beads 6" wooden embroidery hoop Pipe Cleaners The next part is a little tricky so you might have to do it, or help your toddler wrap the yarn. Start with the yarn in between the two hoops and wrap it ... 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

Roundup of Valentine Goodies

Last night I did another Artisan Collective market in Batavia, thanks to everyone who came out! It's so much fun to get to talk to people about what I've created, and the kits have really been a hit! This morning we kicked off Valentine's Day with heart shaped chocolate chip pancakes and hot chocolate for breakfast. If you're looking for some fun crafts to keep you busy this Valentine's Day, here's a few options! Today is the last day to get the geometric heart cross stitch pattern on sale for only $1. You can also download the pattern to make this modern ... Read More

Valentine’s Dreamcatcher -Guest Post

This week has been a total blur, I've been so busy getting everything ready for the craft show I did last night. It went so well and I will do a full post soon! I am going to be a monthly guest blogger over on My Craftily Ever After. Every month I'll be doing a toddler craft and this month I made a Valentine's Day craft. Head on over to get the full tutorial! ... Read More