Posts tagged "tutorial"
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...
Tutu for You

Tutu for You

I don’t know what it is about little girls and tutus, but they are just cute.  Fortunately, they are pretty easy to make as well. (Dogs could really do without them, but I needed a model.) What You’ll Need: 3/4 inch wide no-roll elastic (2 inches shorter than waist measurement) 2 rolls of tulle (25 yards...
Halloween Wreath

Halloween Wreath

I love fall. It is my favorite time of year and it is also the start of decorating for the holidays! No offense to Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day, but there is only so much decorating you can do for those. Halloween is coming and here is an easy way to get...
Embroidered Magnets

Embroidered Magnets

I was inspired for this craft by the Etsy store SeptemberHouse who makes embroidered magnets that show off different stitches. While I love the stitch idea, I wanted to to try something a little different so I made one that says Joy and another that is a bouquet of flowers. What You’ll Need: Fabric button covers...
T-shirt Roses

T-shirt Roses

More fun with glue guns! I’m definitely on a kick with flowers and glue guns. This project is inspired by the blog called Matsutake that I discovered through Pinterest. I was frankly a little surprised how great these turned out looking considering they were just discarded t-shirts a few minutes prior. These are quick and can...
Flower Bib Necklace

Flower Bib Necklace

This is really the simplest thing to make and just looks lovely. I’ve seen a few of these bib necklaces on Pinterest and elsewhere and decided to use some of the same methods from the feathered headband to make one for myself. The trickiest part of this is finding the right flowers or other notions...
Cheese Pops

Cheese Pops

I love a good cheese ball. You’ve probably heard of cake pops from the crazy talented Bakerella and now here are some pops on the savory side, cheese pops. I got inspired from the Bacon Pops post on The Kitchn, but to be honest I just wanted an easy way out so I cut a...
Tote that Bag

Tote that Bag

One of the first things I sewed was a tote bag and there are hundreds of tutorials out there for them, but Icombined the features I like best into one of my own. After all, you can’t have enough tote bags can you? This variation has a lining and some interfacing added to give it...
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...
Felted Peeps

Felted Peeps

I originally saw felted Peeps in a Craftzine article and thought they were just too cute. I’m not a Peeps fan myself, in fact my husband wants to explode the ones I bought like another article in Make. The felted ones will survive though and are super easy to make. You will need: 2 ounces...

Happy Bunting

Fabric bunting just screams happy to me. Bunting is traditionally used for festive occasions and can be made of fabric, paper or plastic. In reality it is just some triangles, right? Couldn’t be hard to make, can it? It is easy as pie and even this novice sewer can make them. What You’ll Need: Cotton...
Happy Felted Valentine's Day

Happy Felted Valentine’s Day

I recently took a class on needle felting and it is quickly becoming a new obsession of mine. What I love best about it is that there is no special skill required and someone can start out doing something pretty complicated in the beginning and it gives you instant gratification. All you have to know...