Posts tagged "Gifts"
A Sock Recipe for a Man

A Sock Recipe for a Man

My husband’s favorite gift to receive are hand knit socks. I try to make them for our anniversary and his birthday each year with maybe a bonus thrown in on Valentine’s Day or Christmas. I thought I had gotten the basic pattern from one of the hundreds of knitting books I have, but I think...
Fruit Pincushions

Fruit Pincushions

Pincushions are pretty popular these days and with so many people starting to sew again, they make great gifts. Fortunately, there are some options beyond the orange tomatoes. I took a stab at making one based on a pattern by Heather Bailey. I was originally inspired by Patty the Snug Bug who has a tutorial...
Embroidered Napkins

Embroidered Napkins

I wanted to mention this now especially since there is a sale at Sublime Stitching on cocktail napkins. Go buy some. These cocktail napkins were fun and quick to put together and can make a great personal gift for someone or yourself. I bought the napkins from Sublime Stitching and used some of the iron...
Feathered Headbands

Feathered Headbands

With all of the hub bub with the Royal Wedding, Easter and the Kentucky Derby, hats, fascinators and feathers are definitely in the air. I guess I’m not a slave to fashion because I didn’t even really notice the trend until recently, but it looks like girls have been putting feathers in their hair with...
Easter Bunny

Easter Bunny

I recently finished another pattern from RetroMama¬†called Betsy and Basil that is perfect for my niece’s Easter basket tomorrow. It was really easy to put together and the instructions were very clear. You can easily whip it up in a couple of hours. Happy Easter everyone!

Sew Your Own Clutch – Just Like Martha

I have to say, I’m amazed that this is something I could make. It really has opened up my eyes to the possibilities of really making anything I set my mind to and it was pretty easy, too. You can get all the supplies to make one yourself from the designer at her Etsy shop,...

Whoooo Stuffed Owl

I am trying to get in more sewing practice lately and I’ve found sewing toys a good way to practice some skills and since they are so small, I can finish them quickly. Recently, I’ve run across patterns written by Retro Mama that are really quick and the instructions are very clear and easy to...

Black Apple Dolls

I am trying to learn how to sew and my attempts have been less than perfect, but I keep trying. I saw these Black Apple dolls by Emily Martin on the Martha Stewart Show and fell in love with them so I got out my trusty Hello Kitty sewing machine again and gave it a whirl....

Knit Face Scrubs

I really like the results from face cleanser pads, but I hate the waste and the cost. I’ve seen some patterns for facecloths for crocheters, but after a traumatic crochet experience in the 2nd grade, I just can’t manage it, so I created a pattern that I can knit instead. BTW, it goes great with...
Melt and Pour Soap Making

Melt and Pour Soap Making

Happy New Year! What better way to start the new year than with a clean craft like soap making? Melt and pour soap making is one of the easiest and most satisfying crafts you can try. You can personalize the soap using whatever combination of oils and fragrances your prefer and they make great gifts...