Sunday, January 14, 2018

Crochet Stuffed Hearts Tutorial by Susan Ramey Cleveland of Blackberry Creek Home Arts

I always wanted to learn how to crochet.  In fact, I tried several times to teach myself or have my sister-in-law teach me - all to no avail.  I just never could get it.  All my stitches ended up too tight and all tangled up.  So, I have great admiration for crafters who can crochet and make beautiful crocheted items.

Susan Ramey Cleveland of Blackberry Creek Home Arts blog is an amazing quilter, altered art & fiber artist, mixed media artist,  and crochet artist.  She has a wonderful tutorial, that is shown below, that teaches you how to make crochet stuffed hearts.  I hope you enjoy making Susan's crochet stuffed hearts.  I just wish I could.


Crocheted Stuffed Hearts


 

Stitches Used:
ch: chain
sc: single crochet
decrease: Join 2 sc stitches to make one
increase: stitch 2 sc into 1 sc space

Valentine's Day Tutorials, Video's, Patterns and How-To's Pinterest Board



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Thursday, December 28, 2017

Winter Craft Tutorials, Video's, Patterns and How-To's Pinterest Board



Who can resist adorable snowmen? I know I can't and love decorating my home with them during the winter season. I hope you enjoy some of the winter seasonal crafts tutorials, video's and how-to's I have found.

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Monday, November 27, 2017

Christmas Floral Decorating Fun Free Tutorials, E-Patterns, and E-Books by Linda Walsh


Christmas is my most favorite time of the year to decorate with all my Christmas floral designs. I have so many at this point in time that I have to rotate them year to year. Since most are made with silk floral or pine-cones and nuts they never wear out and look just as good now as they did when they were made. Some have lasted twenty years or more.

If you love decorating for the Christmas season with floral as much as I do then you'll be happy to know that we have several free tutorials, how-to's, and e-books for creating floral Christmas decorations. Just click the links below. Enjoy!

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Christmas Craft Tutorials, Video's, Patterns and How-To's Pinterest Board



I just love the Christmas season as there are so many different crafts you can make to give as gifts or decorate your house. I hope you enjoy some of the Christmas crafts tutorials, video's and how-to's I have found.

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Saturday, November 04, 2017

Thanksgiving Craft Tutorials, Video's, Patterns and How-To's Pinterest Board



I just love Thanksgiving as there are so many different crafts you can make to decorate your house. I hope you enjoy some of the Thanksgiving crafts tutorials, video's and how-to's I have found.


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Thursday, November 02, 2017

Let's Give Thanks For Fall, Pumpkin, Pilgrims, Silk Florals and Thanksgiving Season Decorations Free E-Books and E-Patterns by Linda Walsh of Linda Walsh Originals



Thanksgiving is a wonderful time for giving thanks, family gatherings, pumpkin pie and decorations. As a crafter I just love decorating for the Fall and Thanksgiving holiday season.

If you do, too, you'll be happy to know that we have several free e-patterns and e-books for creating adorable Fall and Thanksgiving decorations.  Just click the links below.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Free Halloween Printables From Hannah At Customlabels.net


If you're looking for some adorable Halloween labels for Halloween treat bags or decorating fun check out the free printable labels from Customlabels.net.

Here's what Hannah at Customlabels.net had to say about them:

"They come in handy when throwing a scary party, making cute and creepy treats or decorating your home. You can check them out here:"


Hope you enjoy the Halloween sticker printables.  It's almost Halloween!!!!! Get ready for a spooky time.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Igor Mousenstein Free Pattern by Lisa Bunting Thoms of Q. D. Patooties

I thought you might all like to know that Lisa Bunting Thoms of Q.D. Patooties has a wonderful mouse pattern to share.  Meet Igor Mousenstein. He's just too cute for words!


Igor Mousenstein
Copyright © 2009 - All Rights Reserved - Lisa Bunting Thoms of Q.D. Patooties


Click picture above to enlarge.

Here's the instructions and what Lisa had to say about Igor Mousenstein:  Igor Mousenstein's ancestors were once helpers in the infamous Dr. Quackenburg's laboratory (ah, you thought I was going to say Dr. Frankenstein, didn't you? tsk. tsk. shame on you for making assumptions). Coincidentally, Dr. Quackenburg also had an assistant named Igor who was not very imaginative so he ended up naming all the lab mice after him (Dr. Quackenburg was also broke -- he was so poor he couldn't afford lab rats so he had to scale it down a bit). So he could tell the lab mice apart during testing, Igor put rubberbands of different colors around their tails. Eventually, this led to their tails falling off and over time new mice were born without tails. But this mouse has a tale all his own that's for sure. Just ask him what was going on in that laboratory and he'll tell you. Make one for yourself and let him weave his own tale. You'll be glad you did!

Use the pattern shown above to make an Igor Mousenstein of your own. All you need to do is to click on the pattern. After you click, the pattern will enlarge. Then, just right click and "Save Image As" to save it to your computer. Then print it out. All of the instructions are printed directly on the pattern.

P.S. I hate even having to add this part but please remember that all patterns provided are for personal use only. Please do not reprint them to sell or make creations from them to sell unless asking my permission first. Also, if you make something from the pattern and show it off to your friends, family, and people you meet on the street, please let them know where you found this pattern and many others. A little credit would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

Please respect Lisa's TERMS OF USE:  My FREE tutorials, patterns, and how-to's are for personal use only and are not not intended for commercial use. They may not be copied, reprinted, emailed, or reproduced and distributed in any manner without my permission.

Lisa's Bio: Lisa is a professional teddy bear artist selling heirloom quality collectible bears to Adults and has been making bears professionally since November 1997. Her creations have been nominated for several Awards including the TITA, Teddy Bear Scene Reader's Choice Awards and the Ace Awards. They've also been included on a regular basis in many of the major doll and crafts magazines.

Copyright © 2007-2012 - All Rights Reserved - Lisa Bunting Thoms of Q.D. Patooties


Half Past Midnight, A Witch's Cat Free Pattern From Lisa Bunting Thoms of Q.D. Patooties

I just love adorable creatures.  If you do, too then you'll be pleased to know that Lisa Bunting Thoms of  Q.D. Patooties  has an adorable cat pattern to share.  I hope you enjoy making "Half Past Midnight, A Witches Cat".


Half Past Midnight, A Witch's Cat Pattern

Copyright © 2008-2009 - All Rights Reserved - Lisa Bunting Thoms of Q.D. Patooties


Click on picture above to enlarge.

Here's the instructions and what Lisa said about Half Past Midnight, A Witch's Cat:  All you need to do is to click on the pattern above and save it to your computer. After you click, the pattern will enlarge. Then, just right click and "Save Image As" to save it to your computer. Then follow the instructions below:

1)  Trace the pattern pieces onto felt or the fabric of your choice. I trace mine onto the felt and then sew around it before cutting it out. If you choose to cut your kitty out and then sew it, please add 1/8" seam allowance to your pattern.

2)  With all your pieces sewn, cut as close to the seam edge as possible. Felt does not fray and this will make it easier to turn. To turn your tail, push a drinking straw down inside your tail and then, using a wooden skewer, push the sewn end of the tail into the straw with the skewer. Like magic, it will start to turn! If you have trouble turning your arms and legs, use the same method to turn them.

3)  Sew on your face and star eye patch with some decorative stitching. To hold the pieces in place, I use a fabric stick glue that can be found at your local sewing store in the quilting section. It keeps everything in place while you work.

4)  Stuff your kitty starting with the arms and legs, then the body and finally fill your head as tightly as you can. Sew up your kitty using a ladder stitch, as shown below.




5)  Embroider your kitty's face, add one winking eye and one regular eye (I used a vintage 9mm shoebutton for my regular eye) and a collar with a bell (I found these cute pumpkin jingle bells in the button section of my local sewing store). Now, here's a little bit about the kitty you just made:

Meet a magical little kitty named Half Past Midnight. The witch who owns him named him that because he's not exactly black - he's navy blue. The same color blue that the sky turns when it's lit by a pale blue moon which isn't that often you know. He's also got the most peculiar marking in the shape of a star over one eye. That's the eye he winks when he he wants to do magic. He also has an extra long tail that he swishes at the same time to increase his magical powers. Mystical, yep. Cute, you betcha.

Enjoy!


Please respect Lisa's TERMS OF USE:  My FREE tutorials, patterns, and how-to's are for personal use only and are not not intended for commercial use. They may not be copied, reprinted, emailed, or reproduced and distributed in any manner without my permission.

Lisa's Bio: Lisa is a professional teddy bear artist selling heirloom quality collectible bears to Adults and has been making bears professionally since November 1997. Her creations have been nominated for several Awards including the TITA, Teddy Bear Scene Reader's Choice Awards and the Ace Awards. They've also been included on a regular basis in many of the major doll and crafts magazines.

Copyright © 2007-2012 - All Rights Reserved - Lisa Bunting Thoms of Q.D. Patooties

Monday, October 16, 2017

Halloween Craft Tutorials, Video's, Patterns and How-To's Pinterest Board




I just love Halloween as there are so many different spooky creature crafts you can make to give as gifts or to decorate your house. You have ghosts, goblins, witches, skeletons, Frankenstein,vampires, tombstones, and so much more. I hope you enjoy some of the Halloween crafts tutorials, video's, patterns and how-to's I have found.

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Gotta Love Halloween Decorations and Bags Free E-Patterns by Linda Walsh of Linda Walsh Originals


I LOVE Halloween and can't wait for the Fall, Halloween and Thanksgiving holiday season to decorate my house.

If you love Halloween too, you'll be happy to know that we have several free e-patterns for creating adorable Halloween decorations.  Just click the links below.  Enjoy!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Autumn Blessing Free Quilt E-Pattern By Kaaren Johnston of The Painted Quilt

Just when I think I couldn't possible add anything else to my Fall decorating "to do" list along comes another mini wall quilt that is just too charming to resist.   Kaaren Johnston has yet another charming pattern on her The Painted Quilt blog showing you how to make an "Autumn Blessings" mini quilt. My husband may divorce me, but this is definitely going on my Fall "to do" list.

First Friday Freebie #13 - Autumn Blessings

Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Kaaren Johnston of The Painted Quilt

Here's what Kaaren had to say about her pattern:  It sure would be nice to be posting this month’s First Friday Freebie on a cool, crisp Autumn day but that’s not going to happen until tomorrow. For the last four days, we’ve been experiencing record breaking temperatures for this time of year in the mid to high 90’s and along with the oppressive humidity, it’s been brutal.

This month’s FFF is an Autumn-inspired mini quilt called Autumn Blessings. It combines both pieced and stitched blocks with some wool appliqu├ęd elements. I had the best time not only creating it but also when adding the embellishments. I could easily have gotten carried away and found that I really had to restrain myself. I hope you have fun making it your own.


Please respect Kaaren's TERMS OF USE:  The use of my pattern/design and tutorials is limited to individual and personal use only. Distributing or selling my pattern or tutorials in any form is not permitted. They may not be used for commercial purposes unless written permission is granted. Credit for my pattern and tutorials should be included if displayed in any manner. Individual users may enlarge or reduce the size of the drawings for their personal use but may not alter them in any other way.

Kaaren's Bio: I am an artist and have recently retired from actively designing, publishing and travel teaching in the decorative painting industry. A short while later, in December of 2010, we moved from Eastern Ontario to the beautiful Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia. Quilting, stitching, applique and most recently rug hooking have become my new passions. Oh, and did I mention that I love to make and collect pincushions and needlecases! Join me on the First Friday of every month when I release a new Freebie design for you to make and enjoy.


Copyright © 2009 - 2012 - All Rights Reserved - Kaaren Johnston of The Painted Quilt.

Please visit her The Painted Quilt blog at  http://thepaintedquilt.blogspot.com/ and her The Painted Quilt Etsy shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/kaarenjohnston.


An Autumn Sampler Free Quilt E-Pattern By Kaaren Johnston of The Painted Quilt

I can never get enough of wall quilts - especially those for the Fall season.   So, I was delighted to see that Kaaren Johnston had a wonderful pattern on her The Painted Quilt blog showing you how to make an autumn sampler.   Given my love of Fall this is definitely going on my "to do" list.

First Friday Freebie #22 - An Autumn Sampler

Copyright © 2011 - All Rights Reserved - Kaaren Johnston of The Painted Quilt

Here's what Kaaren had to say about her pattern:  After four days of rain and an unseasonal ‘nor-easter thrown in for good measure, we have our fingers crossed for blue skies and sunshine today. Although yesterday dawned bright and cool, we had to fire up our furnace and build a fire in the wood stove for the first time this season. We even had a few wet flurries of the white stuff. Yikes! I think that autumn has officially arrived!

To celebrate the season, this month’s First Friday Freebie was designed to showcase the fading days of summer and the start of autumn…my favorite season! Watermelon, sunflowers, crows, wasps, pumpkins, birdhouses, flowers and of course the alphabet are included in this sampler.


Please respect Kaaren's TERMS OF USE:  The use of my pattern/design and tutorials is limited to individual and personal use only. Distributing or selling my pattern or tutorials in any form is not permitted. They may not be used for commercial purposes unless written permission is granted. Credit for my pattern and tutorials should be included if displayed in any manner. Individual users may enlarge or reduce the size of the drawings for their personal use but may not alter them in any other way.

Kaaren's Bio: I am an artist and have recently retired from actively designing, publishing and travel teaching in the decorative painting industry. A short while later, in December of 2010, we moved from Eastern Ontario to the beautiful Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia. Quilting, stitching, applique and most recently rug hooking have become my new passions. Oh, and did I mention that I love to make and collect pincushions and needlecases! Join me on the First Friday of every month when I release a new Freebie design for you to make and enjoy.


Copyright © 2009 - 2012 - All Rights Reserved - Kaaren Johnston of The Painted Quilt.

Please visit her The Painted Quilt blog at  http://thepaintedquilt.blogspot.com/ and her The Painted Quilt Etsy shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/kaarenjohnston.

September Song Mini-Quilt Free Tutorial By Kaaren Johnston of The Painted Quilt

As far as I'm concerned it would be delightful having mini-quilts all over your house that you could change with the seasons or holidays.  That's my next big quilting adventure.  Making mini-quilts to decorate my home each season and holiday.  So, I was pleased to see that Kaaren Johnston's had another wonderful pattern on her The Painted Quilt blog showing you how to make a sunflower mini-quilt.  This is definitely going on my Fall mini-quilt decorating "to do" list.

First Friday Freebie #20 - September Song

Copyright © 2011 - All Rights Reserved - Kaaren Johnston of The Painted Quilt

Here's what Kaaren had to say about her pattern:  At long last…another First Friday Freebie! Woo hoo!

I don’t know for how long but I’m happy to say that for as long as I’m able, I’m hoping to be back here on the First Friday of every month with a new design for you to enjoy.

To celebrate the month of September and the anticipation of autumn, this month’s FFF is called… September Song.


Please respect Kaaren's TERMS OF USE:  The use of my pattern/design and tutorials is limited to individual and personal use only. Distributing or selling my pattern or tutorials in any form is not permitted. They may not be used for commercial purposes unless written permission is granted. Credit for my pattern and tutorials should be included if displayed in any manner. Individual users may enlarge or reduce the size of the drawings for their personal use but may not alter them in any other way.

Kaaren's Bio: I am an artist and have recently retired from actively designing, publishing and travel teaching in the decorative painting industry. A short while later, in December of 2010, we moved from Eastern Ontario to the beautiful Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia. Quilting, stitching, applique and most recently rug hooking have become my new passions. Oh, and did I mention that I love to make and collect pincushions and needlecases! Join me on the First Friday of every month when I release a new Freebie design for you to make and enjoy.


Copyright © 2009 - 2012 - All Rights Reserved - Kaaren Johnston of The Painted Quilt.

Please visit her The Painted Quilt blog at  http://thepaintedquilt.blogspot.com/ and her The Painted Quilt Etsy shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/kaarenjohnston.