Friday, August 27, 2010

Tissue Pouch Free Tutorial By Christie of A Lemon Squeezy Home

Looking for a cute idea? Well, Christie of Lemon Squeezy Shop and A Lemon Squeezy Home blog has a wonderful tutorial on her blog showing you how to make an adorable tissue pouch.

Copyright © 2010 - Written by Christie of A Lemon Squeezy Home blog.

Here's what Christie had to say about her tutorial:   In case you missed me on Tea Rose Home a couple weeks ago, here is what I did on Sachiko's awesome blog.  Enjoy!

I thought initially that this tutorial would be better during the winter months, but with allergy season in full swing, tissue pouches are great any time of year!  They are so easy to make as well.  You can whip one up in less than half an hour (probably closer to 15 minutes!). 


Please respect Christie's TERMS OF USE: Unless stated otherwise, you may use any of the items or tutorials I post for personal use. If you are wanting to sell items made from my tutorials, please ask me for permission!

My *only* request, is that if you make and post anything that I came up with, that you post a link to my blog. If you sell any items on my website that was my idea, then you must post a link giving me credit (after asking permission to sell first).

Just give credit where it is due! Happy crafting!

Copyright © 2009-2010 - All Rights Reserved - Christie of Lemon Squeezy Shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/lemonsqueezyshop. Please visit her A Lemon Squeezy Home blog at http://alemonsqueezyhome.blogspot.com/

Day Trip Purse Free Tutorial By Christie of A Lemon Squeezy Home

Looking for a cute idea for making a cloth purse? Well, Christie of Lemon Squeezy Shop and A Lemon Squeezy Home blog has a wonderful tutorial on her blog showing you how to make an adorable day trip purse.

Copyright © 2010 - Written by Christie of A Lemon Squeezy Home blog.

Here's what Christie had to say about her tutorial:   Here is the tutorial for The Day Trip Purse that I posted on Ruffles and Stuff during the Celebrating Mom event.   I will show you how to make this simple purse in 10 steps. 


Please respect Christie's TERMS OF USE: Unless stated otherwise, you may use any of the items or tutorials I post for personal use. If you are wanting to sell items made from my tutorials, please ask me for permission!

My *only* request, is that if you make and post anything that I came up with, that you post a link to my blog. If you sell any items on my website that was my idea, then you must post a link giving me credit (after asking permission to sell first).

Just give credit where it is due! Happy crafting!

Copyright © 2009-2010 - All Rights Reserved - Christie of Lemon Squeezy Shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/lemonsqueezyshop. Please visit her A Lemon Squeezy Home blog at http://alemonsqueezyhome.blogspot.com/

Flower Pot Garden Urn Free Tutorial From Alisa Burke of Alisa Burke

Looking for a way to add color to your flower pots? If you are then you'll be happy to know that Alisa Burke has created a terrific tutorial on her Alisa Burke - Redefine Creativity blog showing you how to add color to your flower pots.


Flower Pot Garden Urn


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Here's what Alisa had to say about her tutorial:   We have a number of home projects going on over here for the holiday weekend and I have been working on cleaning and organizing our patio garden. This year I decided to have less flowers and just focus my attention on an little herb garden. I wanted to plant my garden in a giant ceramic urn but when I shopped around and found that they were hundreds of dollars, I decided to figure out a way to make my own. Big surprise eh?!

Please respect Alisa's TERMS OF USE:  I work really hard to come up with my art, tutorials, ideas, classes, inspiration and more. Please understand that everything I post on my blog is for your personal use only - not for resale or redistribution. Please contact me if you are interested in using anything that I share online-thank you!!!

For more information on Alisa's Terms of Use please CLICK HERE.

Alisa's Bio: Alisa Burke is a freelance painter and mixed media artist who studied fine art at Portland State University. With a background in painting and printmaking, a desire to explore and push materials, Alisa is always looking for new ways to break the rules and redefine art. She draws inspiration from street art, graffiti, art history and fashion and it is not uncommon to find her digging through the trash in hopes of recycling something unique use in her artwork.

Alisa’s paintings have been exhibited in a variety of galleries and her handmade, painted accessories are carried in a number of boutiques across the country. Her artwork has been featured in publications such as Cloth Paper Scissors, Quilting Arts, Where Women Create, Somerset Studios’ Haute Handbags, Art Doll Quarterly, and the University of San Diego Magazine. In addition to making art, Alisa teaches a variety of workshops nation wide. Alisa appeared as a guest artist on the DIY Network show Craft Lab and book Canvas Remix was released in spring 2008.

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Please visit her Alisa Burke website at http://www.alisaburke.com and her Alisa Burke - Redefine Creativity blog at http://www.alisaburke.blogspot.com . Her Alisa Burke Etsy shop is at http://alisaburke.etsy.com .

Beach Towel Tote Free Tutorial From Alisa Burke of Alisa Burke

Looking for to make a colorful, and I mean really colorful, tote? If you are then you'll be happy to know that Alisa Burke has created a terrific tutorial on her Alisa Burke - Redefine Creativity blog showing you how to turn a beach towel into a colorful tote.


Beach Towel Tote Tutorial


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Here's what Alisa had to say about her tutorial: I've got another beach towel project for you! When I purchased that fabulous zebra beach towel (for cheap) to transform into hand towels, I also bought a few more to create with! I knew that I wanted to come up with some colorful and fun tote bags for the beach and pool this summer!

Please respect Alisa's TERMS OF USE:  I work really hard to come up with my art, tutorials, ideas, classes, inspiration and more. Please understand that everything I post on my blog is for your personal use only - not for resale or redistribution. Please contact me if you are interested in using anything that I share online-thank you!!!

For more information on Alisa's Terms of Use please CLICK HERE.

Alisa's Bio: Alisa Burke is a freelance painter and mixed media artist who studied fine art at Portland State University. With a background in painting and printmaking, a desire to explore and push materials, Alisa is always looking for new ways to break the rules and redefine art. She draws inspiration from street art, graffiti, art history and fashion and it is not uncommon to find her digging through the trash in hopes of recycling something unique use in her artwork.

Alisa’s paintings have been exhibited in a variety of galleries and her handmade, painted accessories are carried in a number of boutiques across the country. Her artwork has been featured in publications such as Cloth Paper Scissors, Quilting Arts, Where Women Create, Somerset Studios’ Haute Handbags, Art Doll Quarterly, and the University of San Diego Magazine. In addition to making art, Alisa teaches a variety of workshops nation wide. Alisa appeared as a guest artist on the DIY Network show Craft Lab and book Canvas Remix was released in spring 2008.

Copyright © 2005-2010 - All Rights Reserved - Alisa Burke of Alisa Burke.

Please visit her Alisa Burke website at http://www.alisaburke.com and her Alisa Burke - Redefine Creativity blog at http://www.alisaburke.blogspot.com . Her Alisa Burke Etsy shop is at http://alisaburke.etsy.com .

Beach Towel to Hand Towel Free Tutorial From Alisa Burke of Alisa Burke

Looking for a fun way to decorate a blah towel? If you are then you'll be happy to know that Alisa Burke has created a terrific tutorial on her Alisa Burke - Redefine Creativity blog showing you how to turn a beach towel into a hand towel.


Beach Towel to Hand Towel Tutorial


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Here's what Alisa had to say about her tutorial:   Summer is almost here and that means lots of fun beach towels in the stores for CHEAP! I found a great zebra print towel that I knew would be great to cut up and make new hand towels for our bathroom. We have a white bathroom with black accents and the zebra print (once again as a small accent) goes great! I love hand towels- in my opinion, you can never have too many- they are the perfect way to add a little color, accent or pop to kitchen or bathroom!

Please respect Alisa's TERMS OF USE:  I work really hard to come up with my art, tutorials, ideas, classes, inspiration and more. Please understand that everything I post on my blog is for your personal use only - not for resale or redistribution. Please contact me if you are interested in using anything that I share online-thank you!!!

For more information on Alisa's Terms of Use please CLICK HERE.

Alisa's Bio: Alisa Burke is a freelance painter and mixed media artist who studied fine art at Portland State University. With a background in painting and printmaking, a desire to explore and push materials, Alisa is always looking for new ways to break the rules and redefine art. She draws inspiration from street art, graffiti, art history and fashion and it is not uncommon to find her digging through the trash in hopes of recycling something unique use in her artwork.

Alisa’s paintings have been exhibited in a variety of galleries and her handmade, painted accessories are carried in a number of boutiques across the country. Her artwork has been featured in publications such as Cloth Paper Scissors, Quilting Arts, Where Women Create, Somerset Studios’ Haute Handbags, Art Doll Quarterly, and the University of San Diego Magazine. In addition to making art, Alisa teaches a variety of workshops nation wide. Alisa appeared as a guest artist on the DIY Network show Craft Lab and book Canvas Remix was released in spring 2008.

Copyright © 2005-2010 - All Rights Reserved - Alisa Burke of Alisa Burke.

Please visit her Alisa Burke website at http://www.alisaburke.com and her Alisa Burke - Redefine Creativity blog at http://www.alisaburke.blogspot.com . Her Alisa Burke Etsy shop is at http://alisaburke.etsy.com .

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Altered Striped Tank Free Tutorial From Alisa Burke of Alisa Burke

Looking for a fun way to make your tee standout? If you are then you'll be happy to know that Alisa Burke has created a terrific tutorial on her Alisa Burke - Redefine Creativity blog showing you how to alter a tee.


Altered Striped Tank Tutorial


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Here's what Alisa had to say about her tutorial: When it comes to fashion I am TOTALLY obsessed with stripes- it is actually a little crazy how many different variations of striped shirts I have in my closet. And I also love pairing stripes with florals- there is something a little whimsical about stripes and flowers- they are so opposite they somehow make sense together- at least in my opinion. With summer here I am always looking for different ways to alter a cheap tank top and after finding a $7.00 striped tank at Target I knew I would be embellishing it with hand painted flowers and messy stitching.

Please respect Alisa's TERMS OF USE:  I work really hard to come up with my art, tutorials, ideas, classes, inspiration and more. Please understand that everything I post on my blog is for your personal use only - not for resale or redistribution. Please contact me if you are interested in using anything that I share online-thank you!!!

For more information on Alisa's Terms of Use please CLICK HERE.

Alisa's Bio: Alisa Burke is a freelance painter and mixed media artist who studied fine art at Portland State University. With a background in painting and printmaking, a desire to explore and push materials, Alisa is always looking for new ways to break the rules and redefine art. She draws inspiration from street art, graffiti, art history and fashion and it is not uncommon to find her digging through the trash in hopes of recycling something unique use in her artwork.

Alisa’s paintings have been exhibited in a variety of galleries and her handmade, painted accessories are carried in a number of boutiques across the country. Her artwork has been featured in publications such as Cloth Paper Scissors, Quilting Arts, Where Women Create, Somerset Studios’ Haute Handbags, Art Doll Quarterly, and the University of San Diego Magazine. In addition to making art, Alisa teaches a variety of workshops nation wide. Alisa appeared as a guest artist on the DIY Network show Craft Lab and book Canvas Remix was released in spring 2008.

Copyright © 2005-2010 - All Rights Reserved - Alisa Burke of Alisa Burke.

Please visit her Alisa Burke website at http://www.alisaburke.com and her Alisa Burke - Redefine Creativity blog at http://www.alisaburke.blogspot.com . Her Alisa Burke Etsy shop is at http://alisaburke.etsy.com .

Easy Altered Hoodie Free Tutorial by Alisa Burke of Alisa Burke

Looking for a fun way to add color to a blah hoodie? If you are then you'll be happy to know that Alisa Burke has created a terrific tutorial on her Alisa Burke - Redefine Creativity blog showing you how to alter a hoodie.


easy altered hoodie tutorial


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Here's what Alisa had to say about her tutorial: A while back as I was browsing through though my local Anthropologie store (key word browsing!) I came upon these sweaters (below) and I loved the concept- square blocks of fabric applique on the surface of a garment- but what I don't love is the price of $100.00 for a sweater. While I do like browsing Anthropologie, quite frankly I never actually shop there- their price points make me really mad- but thats another story! Anyway, I decided to put my own twist on the concept but use a blank hoodie sweatshirt- a staple piece of clothing in my neck of the woods :)

Please respect Alisa's TERMS OF USE:  I work really hard to come up with my art, tutorials, ideas, classes, inspiration and more. Please understand that everything I post on my blog is for your personal use only - not for resale or redistribution. Please contact me if you are interested in using anything that I share online-thank you!!!

For more information on Alisa's Terms of Use please CLICK HERE.

Alisa's Bio: Alisa Burke is a freelance painter and mixed media artist who studied fine art at Portland State University. With a background in painting and printmaking, a desire to explore and push materials, Alisa is always looking for new ways to break the rules and redefine art. She draws inspiration from street art, graffiti, art history and fashion and it is not uncommon to find her digging through the trash in hopes of recycling something unique use in her artwork.

Alisa’s paintings have been exhibited in a variety of galleries and her handmade, painted accessories are carried in a number of boutiques across the country. Her artwork has been featured in publications such as Cloth Paper Scissors, Quilting Arts, Where Women Create, Somerset Studios’ Haute Handbags, Art Doll Quarterly, and the University of San Diego Magazine. In addition to making art, Alisa teaches a variety of workshops nation wide. Alisa appeared as a guest artist on the DIY Network show Craft Lab and book Canvas Remix was released in spring 2008.

Copyright © 2005-2010 - All Rights Reserved - Alisa Burke of Alisa Burke.

Please visit her Alisa Burke website at http://www.alisaburke.com and her Alisa Burke - Redefine Creativity blog at http://www.alisaburke.blogspot.com . Her Alisa Burke Etsy shop is at http://alisaburke.etsy.com .

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Ruffled Bubble Skirt , Sunshine Dress, and Scalloped Skirt Free Tutorials From Christie of A Lemon Squeezy Home

Looking for some cute ideas for little girl's clothing?   Well, Christie of Lemon Squeezy Shop and A Lemon Squeezy Home blog has three wonderful tutorials on her blog showing you how to make two adorable outfits for little girls.

Copyright © 2010 - Written by Christie of A Lemon Squeezy Home blog.

Here's what Christie had to say about her tutorial:   This tutorial is for a skirt about 18 months – 2T, possibly even 3T, but it would just be shorter. Adjust measurements according to your child.  I do realize that this isn't a "real" bubble skirt.  It's not made the same at all, but it has the appearance of a bubble skirt--thus the name:). 

The .PDF version of all Christie's tutorials can be found HERE.
Copyright © 2010 - Written by Christie of A Lemon Squeezy Home blog.

Here's what Christie had to say about her tutorial:   Remember the table runner I made with the ruffled vase?  Every time I looked at it, I thought of a dress. And since that means it was pretty girly and the hubs wouldn’t mind NOT having it on the table, and despite him teasing me for making a table runner and then using it for a dress, I gave it a go. :)

The .PDF version of all Christie's tutorials can be found HERE.
Copyright © 2010 - Written by Christie of A Lemon Squeezy Home blog.

Here's what Christie had to say about her tutorial:  Fashion Era had the following picture on their website, listing this as fashion for children in 1905.  I thought that dress on the right had a lot of potential for a skirt.  So a skirt it now is!  There were sashes on a lot of dresses during 1900-1909, so I made a sash to coordinate with the skirt. Fun fun!  Kind of reminds me of a cupcake, but that name was taken, along with every other name I could think of!

Please respect Christie's TERMS OF USE: Unless stated otherwise, you may use any of the items or tutorials I post for personal use. If you are wanting to sell items made from my tutorials, please ask me for permission!

My *only* request, is that if you make and post anything that I came up with, that you post a link to my blog. If you sell any items on my website that was my idea, then you must post a link giving me credit (after asking permission to sell first).

Just give credit where it is due! Happy crafting!

Copyright © 2009-2010 - All Rights Reserved - Christie of Lemon Squeezy Shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/lemonsqueezyshop. Please visit her A Lemon Squeezy Home blog at http://alemonsqueezyhome.blogspot.com/

Bunk Bed Fort Free Tutorial By Christie of A Lemon Squeezy Home

Looking for a cute idea for making a boys fort? Well, Christie of Lemon Squeezy Shop and A Lemon Squeezy Home blog has a wonderful tutorial on her blog showing you how to make bunk bed fort. Enjoy!

Copyright © 2010 - Written by Christie of A Lemon Squeezy Home blog.

Here's what Christie had to say about her tutorial:   Do your kids have a bunk bed? Do they ever drape a million blankets over the top to make a fort and have a million items trying to hold it up so you are left with a big mess after they build that fort? Do they get really frustrated when their fort keeps falling down or gets pulled down by little siblings? 

Yes, yes, and yes HERE! When you are done making this easy bunk bed fort, you just might get a million hugs and kisses and your kiddos telling you that you’re the best mom in the world. I have sweet kids.

Please respect Christie's TERMS OF USE: Unless stated otherwise, you may use any of the items or tutorials I post for personal use. If you are wanting to sell items made from my tutorials, please ask me for permission!

My *only* request, is that if you make and post anything that I came up with, that you post a link to my blog. If you sell any items on my website that was my idea, then you must post a link giving me credit (after asking permission to sell first).

Just give credit where it is due! Happy crafting!

Copyright © 2009-2010 - All Rights Reserved - Christie of Lemon Squeezy Shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/lemonsqueezyshop. Please visit her A Lemon Squeezy Home blog at http://alemonsqueezyhome.blogspot.com/

Heart Pillow Cover Free Tutorial By Christie of A Lemon Squeezy Home

Looking for a romantic pillow for your home decor? If you are, you'll be happy to know that Christie of Lemon Squeezy Shop and A Lemon Squeezy Home blog has a wonderful tutorial on her blog showing you how to make a heart pillow cover.

Copyright © 2010 - Written by Christie of A Lemon Squeezy Home blog.

Here's what Christie had to say about her tutorial:  I am sure I combined many, many ideas from online in my head. I see so many cute things on everyone's blogs that my brain seems to be bombarded with thoughts of what I can make. So here is what came outta my head this time!

Please respect Christie's TERMS OF USE: Unless stated otherwise, you may use any of the items or tutorials I post for personal use. If you are wanting to sell items made from my tutorials, please ask me for permission!

My *only* request, is that if you make and post anything that I came up with, that you post a link to my blog. If you sell any items on my website that was my idea, then you must post a link giving me credit (after asking permission to sell first).

Just give credit where it is due! Happy crafting!

Copyright © 2009-2010 - All Rights Reserved - Christie of Lemon Squeezy Shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/lemonsqueezyshop. Please visit her A Lemon Squeezy Home blog at http://alemonsqueezyhome.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

How-To Wrap Gifts With Fabric Free Tutorial By Dawn Nichols of Dawn's Quilt Corner

Looking for a different way to wrap your gifts?   If you are then you'll be happy to know that Dawn Nichols of Dawn's Quilt Corner  has a wonderful tutorial on her blog showing you how to wrap gifts with fabric.  Enjoy!


How to wrap gifts with fabric


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Here's what Dawn had to say about her tutorials: Do you have a large stash of quilting fabric sitting in your closet? I've recently discovered a wonderful way to use some of it! I think part of the fun of giving a gift, is presenting it to the person in a beautiful way. And what better way to wrap a gift for a crafty sewing person, than with fabric! *Note: Non crafting sewing people will also appreciate the beauty of a gift wrapped in fabric.

Copyright © 2009-2010 - All Rights Reserved - Dawn Nichols of Dawn's Quilt Corner. Please visit her Dawn's Quilt Corner blog at http://www.dawnsquiltcorner.com/ and her Dawn's Quilt Corner Etsy Shoppe at http://www.dawnsquilts.etsy.com where she specializes in handmade, modern and colorful quilts and zipper pouches in a variety of styles and colors.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Alien Party, Part 1-3 Free Tutorials From Christie of A Lemon Squeezy Home

Looking for a cute theme and cute decorations for a kid's party? Well, Christie of Lemon Squeezy Shop and A Lemon Squeezy Home blog has three wonderful tutorials on her blog showing you how to make alien party invitations, alien decorations and alien softies. Enjoy!

Copyright © 2010 - Written by Christie of A Lemon Squeezy Home blog.

Here's what Christie had to say about her tutorial: This is the final post for an Alien themed party. Today I'll show you how I made these aliens. I made them for party favors, and my boys seriously LOVE theirs.

Copyright © 2010 - Written by Christie of A Lemon Squeezy Home blog.

Copyright © 2010 - Written by Christie of A Lemon Squeezy Home blog.

Here's what Christie had to say about her tutorial:  My son D turned 5 last week. He requested an Alien Party! I had a lot of fun planning his party, and I decided I'd share some of the things I did in case it could help anyone else in their party planning. 

This post will show you how to make some Alien Invitations, complete with downloadable templates. Please know that I just free-handed it, so the aliens aren't perfect!

It all started with this little sketch. D said he thought it was cute, so that's what we went with.

Please respect Christie's TERMS OF USE: Unless stated otherwise, you may use any of the items or tutorials I post for personal use. If you are wanting to sell items made from my tutorials, please ask me for permission!

My *only* request, is that if you make and post anything that I came up with, that you post a link to my blog. If you sell any items on my website that was my idea, then you must post a link giving me credit (after asking permission to sell first).

Just give credit where it is due! Happy crafting!

Copyright © 2009-2010 - All Rights Reserved - Christie of Lemon Squeezy Shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/lemonsqueezyshop. Please visit her A Lemon Squeezy Home blog at http://alemonsqueezyhome.blogspot.com/

Boys Bike Basket and Girls Vintage Bike Basket Free Tutorials From Christie of A Lemon Squeezy Home

Have you ever wanted to create fabric baskets for your kid's bikes? Well, Christie of Lemon Squeezy Shop and A Lemon Squeezy Home blog has two wonderful tutorials on her blog showing you how to make a bike basket for a boy's bike and a vintage bike basket for a girl's bike. Enjoy!

Copyright © 2010 - Written by Christie of A Lemon Squeezy Home blog.

Here's what Christie had to say about her tutorial:   I made my first fabric bike basket in March of this year, for my son's 5th birthday.  I didn’t want to pay the $15.00 for one and was excited when I thought I could probably just make one with fabric. He loved it.  It was used well and can actually fit quite a bit in it.  I also knew that the design could be improved some.  Sadly, it was rained on and blown on with dusty wind and doesn't look very good anymore.  I will be better this time at having him bring in his new basket!  (look at the beautiful dead March grass in the pic)

Copyright © 2010 - Written by Christie of A Lemon Squeezy Home blog.

Here's what Christie had to say about her tutorial:  Remember my son's Bike Basket I made? You can see that version by clicking here: D's Bike Basket Tutorial.    I remember finishing his, and thinking how pretty it could be for a girl with a few changes. So I re-designed the entire thing to fit an adult vintage style bike. *This basket actually fits my son's child size bike, so it doesn't even have to be only for an adult bike!

Please respect Christie's TERMS OF USE: Unless stated otherwise, you may use any of the items or tutorials I post for personal use. If you are wanting to sell items made from my tutorials, please ask me for permission!

My *only* request, is that if you make and post anything that I came up with, that you post a link to my blog. If you sell any items on my website that was my idea, then you must post a link giving me credit (after asking permission to sell first).

Just give credit where it is due! Happy crafting!

Copyright © 2009-2010 - All Rights Reserved - Christie of Lemon Squeezy Shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/lemonsqueezyshop. Please visit her A Lemon Squeezy Home blog at http://alemonsqueezyhome.blogspot.com/

Sunday, August 22, 2010

How To Make A Doll Quilt Free Tutorial By Dawn Nichols of Dawn's Quilt Corner

Thinking of making a doll quilt?    If you are then you'll be happy to know that Dawn Nichols of Dawn's Quilt Corner  has a wonderful tutorial on her blog showing you how to make a doll quilt.  Enjoy!


How to make a doll quilt - a tutorial


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Here's what Dawn had to say about her tutorial: I just finished making doll quilts for my friend's little girls and it was so fun, I thought I would post a tutorial on how to make them. This tutorial will focus on using fat quarters but you can make them out of any measurements of fabric that you have in your stash. This tutorial results in a doll quilt that measures about 20"x20".

Copyright © 2009-2010 - All Rights Reserved - Dawn Nichols of Dawn's Quilt Corner. Please visit her Dawn's Quilt Corner blog at http://www.dawnsquiltcorner.com/ and her Dawn's Quilt Corner Etsy Shoppe at http://www.dawnsquilts.etsy.com where she specializes in handmade, modern and colorful quilts and zipper pouches in a variety of styles and colors.

Fabric Covered Wood Beads Free Tutorials By Christie of A Lemon Squeezy Home

Looking for a different bracelet to make?  Well, Christie of Lemon Squeezy Shop and A Lemon Squeezy Home blog has a wonderful tutorial on her blog showing you how to make a fabric covered wood beads bracelet.  Enjoy!

Copyright © 2010 - Written by Christie of A Lemon Squeezy Home blog.

Here's what Christie had to say about her tutorial:  I wasn't going to post until next week, as I only try to post once a week, but the next two weeks I'm going to be guest blogging, so I thought I'd throw in a couple quick tutorials during the next couple weeks in the meantime. 

I've seen these bracelets (and necklaces) around and found a couple tutorials I liked online.  No one seemed to have any dimensions though, and so after I figured it out, I decided that it might help someone be more motivated to make one, as they are so easy!


You do have a few closure options, so read on to find out which you might prefer!


Please respect Christie's TERMS OF USE: Unless stated otherwise, you may use any of the items or tutorials I post for personal use. If you are wanting to sell items made from my tutorials, please ask me for permission!

My *only* request, is that if you make and post anything that I came up with, that you post a link to my blog. If you sell any items on my website that was my idea, then you must post a link giving me credit (after asking permission to sell first).

Just give credit where it is due! Happy crafting!

Copyright © 2009-2010 - All Rights Reserved - Christie of Lemon Squeezy Shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/lemonsqueezyshop. Please visit her A Lemon Squeezy Home blog at http://alemonsqueezyhome.blogspot.com/

Blackboard Menu Free Tutorial by Melissa of Crafting With Cat Hair Blog

I thought you'd like to know that Melissa of  Crafting With Cat Hair blog  has a tutorial on her blog showing you how to make a blackboard menu. 


Blackboard Menu Tutorial


Copyright © 2009 - Written by Melissa of Crafting With Cat Hair blog.


Here's what Melissa had to say about her tutorial:  Many of my kitchen projects are still works in progress, but I did manage to finish this mini project for a blackboard menu.

I made this for my weekly dinner menus. I want to start eating healthy, so I figure if I physically see what I am supposed to eat during the week maybe I'll actually eat it! As you can see there are no menus on there yet, not looking good. Maybe next week. :) Want to make a blackboard menu of your own? It is really simple, and pretty cheap, especially if you have some of the craft materials already.

Please respect Melissa's TERMS OF USE:  No part of my patterns or tutorials may be reproduced in any form. The written instructions, photograph, design, and pattern and tutorial are intended for personal, non-commercial use only and can not be sold for profit. Thanks!

Copyright © 2007-2010 - All Rights Reserved - Melissa of Crafting With Cat Hair blog at http://www.craftingwithcathair.blogspot.com/.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Tips For Adding Crystals To Your Craft Projects By Dawn Nichols of Dawn's Quilt Corner

Do you like to embellish with crystals, but don't know how to do this?  If you do then you'll be happy to know that Dawn Nichols of Dawn's Quilt Corner  has two wonderful tutorials on her blog showing you how to add crystals to your craft projects.


Tips For Adding Crystals To Your Craft Projects



Copyright © 2010 - Written by Dawn Nichols of Dawn's Quilt Corner .


Here's what Dawn had to say about her tutorials: Who doesn't like a little sparkle? Recently I wrote about the joy of adding hot fix crystals to a quilt or other sewing project and since then I've learned a few tips that I wanted to share with you. Sometimes it's hard to get the guts to try a new technique, and this one is so fun, I can't help but tell you all about it because I want you to be able to take part in the fun!

Copyright © 2009-2010 - All Rights Reserved - Dawn Nichols of Dawn's Quilt Corner. Please visit her Dawn's Quilt Corner blog at http://www.dawnsquiltcorner.com/ and her Dawn's Quilt Corner Etsy Shoppe at http://www.dawnsquilts.etsy.com where she specializes in handmade, modern and colorful quilts and zipper pouches in a variety of styles and colors.

How To Frame Fabric For Wall Art Free Tutorials By Dawn Nichols of Dawn's Quilt Corner

Do you love decorating and looking for different ways to decorate? If you do then you'll be happy to know that Dawn Nichols of Dawn's Quilt Corner  has two wonderful tutorials on her blog showing you how to frame fabric for wall art. Enjoy!


How to frame fabric for wall art: a tutorial


How to Frame Fabric Tutorial- Version 2


Copyright © 2009-2010 - Written by Dawn Nichols of Dawn's Quilt Corner .


Here's what Dawn had to say about her tutorials: Since we just moved into a new house, we have been very busy with renovation projects and decorating.   I have searched high and low for pretty art to use on the walls, and have come up short in a few rooms.   A lot of the affordable art that is in the stores is either boring or looks too generic.   So I decided that I would use something I already love working with, fabric,  to decorate in a unique and fun way.

Copyright © 2009-2010 - All Rights Reserved - Dawn Nichols of Dawn's Quilt Corner. Please visit her Dawn's Quilt Corner blog at http://www.dawnsquiltcorner.com/ and her Dawn's Quilt Corner Etsy Shoppe at http://www.dawnsquilts.etsy.com where she specializes in handmade, modern and colorful quilts and zipper pouches in a variety of styles and colors.

Pompom Garland Free Tutorial By Melissa of Crafting With Cat Hair Blog

Looking for a quick and easy decoration for the holidays?   Well, if you are, you'll be happy to know that Melissa of  Crafting With Cat Hair blog  has a wonderful tutorial on her blog showing you how to make pompom garland. 


Pompom Garland tutorial


Copyright © 2009 - Written by Melissa of Crafting With Cat Hair blog.


Here's what Melissa had to say about her tutorial:  Here is one more quick and easy Christmas tutorial.

Please respect Melissa's TERMS OF USE:  No part of my patterns or tutorials may be reproduced in any form. The written instructions, photograph, design, and pattern and tutorial are intended for personal, non-commercial use only and can not be sold for profit. Thanks!

Copyright © 2007-2010 - All Rights Reserved - Melissa of Crafting With Cat Hair blog at http://www.craftingwithcathair.blogspot.com/.

Friday, August 20, 2010

How To Make A Pinecone Wreath - Free How-To By Linda Walsh of Linda Walsh Originals

Since I had just finished my Linda's Blog post on all the pine cone wreath I had made over twenty years ago I thought you might enjoy a step-by-step "How-to" on how to make one of your own.

My instructions on how to make a pinecone wreath of your own are shown below.

How To Make A Pine Cone Wreath


Supplies Needed

1 Oasis Foam Ring - 8 1/2"
1 Can Spray Varnish
Pinecones - 2 Packages Natural Small Pinecones
White Tipped Pinecones - 1 Package
Dark Green Preserved Eucalyptus - 1 - 2  Packages
Dried Floral Berries - Teal Colored - 1 - 2 Packages
1/2" Red Holly Berry Head Wire Stems - 1 to 2 Packages
Floral Picks - 1 to 2 Packages
Dual Temperature Glue Gun
Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
Medium Gauge Wire
Wire Cutters

Instructions

(Note - These instructions are for ADULT use only as they require the use of a hot glue gun.  Always use caution when working with any kind of hot glue gun.)

1. Lay the white tipped pinecones out single file in a circle. Make sure you have enough pinecones to snugly fill the center of the 8 1/2" oasis foam ring.
2. Lay the natural small pinecones out single file on their sides within the circle of white tipped pinecones. Make sure you have enough pinecones to snugly fill the inner circle of the 8 1/2" oasis foam ring.
3. Lay the natural small pinecones out single file on their sides along the outer circle of the white tipped pinecones. Make sure you have enough pinecones to snugly fill the outer circle of the 8 1/2" oasis foam ring.
4. Cut a long piece on the medium gauge wire and fold it in half and then form a 1" loop. Twist the wire around itself to hold the loop and then tightly wrap the wire around the top center back of the oasis foam ring.  Twist the ends to secure it. This will form the loop to hold the wreath to the wall.
5. Starting with the white tipped pinecones wrap a floral pick around the bottom of one of the pinecones and then insert it into the center of the foam. You may need to trim the wood pick slightly with the wire cutters if it is too long. Then using the low temperature setting of the dual temperature glue gun glue the pinecone to the foam to hold it.
6. Wrap a floral pick around the bottom of the second white tipped pinecone and then position it snugly against the 1st pinecone and in the center of the foam ring. You may need to trim the wood pick slightly with the wire cutters if it is too long. Then using the low temperature setting of the dual temperature glue gun glue the pinecone to the foam (if need be) and to the 1st pinecone to hold it.
7. Continue in this manner until you have filled the the center of the foam ring with a singular row of white tipped pinecones - snuggly fit.
8. For the inner circle wrap a floral pick around the bottom of one of the natural small pinecones and then insert it on its side into the inner center of the foam ring. It should be snuggly positioned against the inner side of the white tipped pinecone. You may need to trim the wood pick slightly with the wire cutters if it is too long. Then using the low temperature setting of the dual temperature glue gun glue the pinecone to the inner center of the foam to hold it.
9. Wrap a floral pick around the bottom of the second natural small pinecone and then position it on its side snugly against the 1st pinecone in the inner circle of the foam ring and snuggly against the inner side of the white tipped pinecone. You may need to trim the wood pick slightly with the wire cutters if it is too long. Then using the low temperature setting of the dual temperature glue gun glue the pinecone to the foam (if need be). Then using the low temperature setting of the dual temperature glue gun glue it to the natural small pinecone on its side in the inner circle, and to the side of the white tipped pinecone to hold it.
10. Continue in this manner until you have filled the the inner circle of the foam ring with a singular row of natural small pinecones - snuggly fit.
11. For the outer circle wrap a floral pick around the bottom of one of the natural small pinecones and then insert it on its side into the outer circle of the foam ring. It should be snuggly positioned against the outer side of the white tipped pinecone. You may need to trim the wood pick slightly with the wire cutters if it is too long. Then using the low temperature setting of the dual temperature glue gun glue the pinecone to the outer circle of the foam to hold it.
12. Wrap a floral pick around the bottom of the second natural small pinecone and then position it on its side snugly against the 1st pinecone in the outer circle of the foam ring and snuggly against the outer side of the white tipped pinecone. You may need to trim the wood pick slightly with the wire cutters if it is too long. Then using the low temperature setting of the dual temperature glue gun glue the pinecone to the foam (if need be). Then using the low temperature setting of the dual temperature glue gun glue it to the natural small pinecone on its side in the outer circle, and to the outer side of the white tipped pinecone to hold it.
13. Continue in this manner until you have filled the the outer circle of the foam ring with a singular row of natural small pinecones - snuggly fit.
14. Cut the eucalyptus into many, many 3" - 4" sections with the wire cutters. Insert the preserved eucalyptus in between all the pinecones and using the low temperature setting of the dual temperature glue gun glue it to the pinecones. Continue in this manner until the wreath has been filled and the eucalyptus placement is pleasing to the eye.
15. Cut the dried floral berries into many, many 3" - 4" sections. Insert the dried floral berries in between all the pinecones and and eucalyptus until the placement is pleasing to the eye. Then using the low temperature setting of the dual temperature glue gun glue it to hold it in place.
16. Fold many, many of the red holly berry wire stems in half and then insert them in between the pinecones, eucalyptus, and dried floral berries until the placement is pleasing to the eye. If need be, using the low temperature setting of the dual temperature glue gun glue it to hold it in place.
17. Spray the whole wreath with varnish.
18. Congratulations - You're Done!

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Sew a Bookmark Free Tutorial From SewDelish Blog

Are you a reader who just loves bookmarks?   Well, you'll be happy to know that  SewDelish has a wonderful tutorial on their blog showing you how to make a bookmark.  Enjoy!


Sew a Bookmark


Copyright © 2007 - Written by SewDelish blog.


Here's what SewDelish had to say about their tutorial:  This is a really easy bookmark to make and makes use of some of the fancy stitches on your sewing machine.

Please respect SewDelish's TERMS OF USE:   For personal use and inspiration only. No part of this tutorial may be copied or re-produced without the prior permission (including photos) from SewDelish. If you wish to share our tutorial then provide others with a link to our SewDelish blog at http://sewdelish.blogspot.com so they can visit.

Copyright © 2007-2010 - All Rights Reserved - SewDelish blog at http://sewdelish.blogspot.com .

Make A Rag Quilt Free Tutorial From SewDelish Blog

If you love to quilt then you'll be happy to know that  SewDelish has a wonderful tutorial on their blog showing you how to make a rag quilt.  Enjoy!



Make a Rag Quilt


Copyright © 2008 - Written by SewDelish blog.


Here's what SewDelish had to say about their tutorial:  I recently had a go at making a rag quilt and this is the result. A shabby chic look! It took 2 weeks to complete and I love it! You may have noticed that I used it for the backdrop when I took photos of my newly acquired Singer Puzzle Box. These quilts are an ideal project to make on an antique or vintage sewing machine as straight stitch is all you need.

Please respect SewDelish's TERMS OF USE:   For personal use and inspiration only. No part of this tutorial may be copied or re-produced without the prior permission (including photos) from SewDelish. If you wish to share our tutorial then provide others with a link to our SewDelish blog at http://sewdelish.blogspot.com so they can visit.

Copyright © 2007-2010 - All Rights Reserved - SewDelish blog at http://sewdelish.blogspot.com .

Mr. Mom "Woobie" Blanket Free Tutorial by Melissa of Crafting With Cat Hair Blog

Do you know what a "woobie" is?    Well, Melissa of  Crafting With Cat Hair blog does and she has a wonderful tutorial on her blog showing you how to make a "woobie." 



Mr. Mom "Woobie" Blanket Tutorial


Copyright © 2009 - Written by Melissa of Crafting With Cat Hair blog.


Here's what Melissa had to say about her tutorial:  One of my favorite movies from the '80s is Mr. Mom. I just love Michael Keaton!

There are so many hilarious scenes in this movie, but the one that stands out to me is the scene when the vacuum cleaner attacks the kids and eats the one kid's blanket, or his woobie.

I am sure you have seen this pattern before, but here it is again. You can use this super simple, no sew pattern to make your very own woobie for your child or, like I did, your pet!

Please respect Melissa's TERMS OF USE:  No part of my patterns or tutorials may be reproduced in any form. The written instructions, photograph, design, and pattern and tutorial are intended for personal, non-commercial use only and can not be sold for profit. Thanks!

Copyright © 2007-2010 - All Rights Reserved - Melissa of Crafting With Cat Hair blog at http://www.craftingwithcathair.blogspot.com/.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Pompey The Clown Doll Free E-Pattern From Judith Prior of Comedy Scripts and Sculptured Cloth Dolls

If you like clowns then you'll be happy to know that Judith Prior of Comedy Scripts and Sculptured Cloth Dolls has a wonderful e-pattern for creating an adorable clown doll.


Pompey The Clown


Copyright © 2003 - All Rights Reserved — Written By Judith Prior of Comedy Scripts and Sculptured Cloth Dolls .

Judith's Bio - Judith is a playwright who creates plays that are fun for audiences and performers alike!  Ideally suited for Amateur Theatre productions, Theatre Restaurant and High School Musicals, her plays are delighting people all over the world and are now published and performed in USA, Canada, UK, and New Zealand.  She recently directed and produced a new High School Musical "Rockin Riobin".

She is also a well known doll artist, doll pattern designer, and art doll teacher. Her patterns all have 'Step-by-Step' illustrated instructions plus detailed face sculpting diagrams to lead you through each step of the way. They are suitable for all doll makers from beginners to advanced, these beautifully crafted patterns will have you creating in no time!

Copyright © 2003 - All Rights Reserved — Judith Prior of Comedy Scripts and Sculptured Cloth Dolls . You can visit her Comedy Scripts and Sculptured Cloth Dolls by Judith Prior website at http://www.judithprior.com/. Judith also sells her patterns on her Dollmakers Journey page and on her Judith Prior Joggles.com page.

Gecko Free E-Pattern From Judith Prior of Comedy Scripts and Sculptured Cloth Dolls

If you love soft animal (or in this case reptile) dolls then you'll be happy to know that Judith Prior of Comedy Scripts and Sculptured Cloth Dolls has a wonderful e-pattern for creating a gecko.  Enjoy!


Gecko


Copyright © 2003 - All Rights Reserved — Written By Judith Prior of Comedy Scripts and Sculptured Cloth Dolls .

Here's what Judith had to say about her e-pattern: Here’s a quick and easy little project, ideal for using up those odd bits of shiny fabric you’ve been

Please respect Judith's TERMS OF USE: I hope you enjoy your Gecko pattern. This is a free pattern. Please print it out and pass it on to your friends.

Judith's Bio - Judith is a playwright who creates plays that are fun for audiences and performers alike!  Ideally suited for Amateur Theatre productions, Theatre Restaurant and High School Musicals, her plays are delighting people all over the world and are now published and performed in USA, Canada, UK, and New Zealand.  She recently directed and produced a new High School Musical "Rockin Riobin".

She is also a well known doll artist, doll pattern designer, and art doll teacher. Her patterns all have 'Step-by-Step' illustrated instructions plus detailed face sculpting diagrams to lead you through each step of the way. They are suitable for all doll makers from beginners to advanced, these beautifully crafted patterns will have you creating in no time!

Copyright © 2003 - All Rights Reserved — Judith Prior of Comedy Scripts and Sculptured Cloth Dolls . You can visit her Comedy Scripts and Sculptured Cloth Dolls by Judith Prior website at http://www.judithprior.com/. Judith also sells her patterns on her Dollmakers Journey page and on her Judith Prior Joggles.com page.

Christmas Welcome Home Stocking Free E-Pattern From Shawnette Howell of Imseeingraggedies

I thought you might all like to know that Shawnette Howell has a wonderful E-Pattern on her Imseeingraggedies blog for making a Welcome Home Christmas stocking. Enjoy!



Christmas Welcome Home Stocking


Copyright © 2007 - All Rights Reserved - Shawnette Howell of Imseeingraggedies Blog.

Here's what Shawnette had to say about her e-pattern: I know I can’t make you do this, but it would be a nice thing if you did. The reason I made this pattern and made it available for free, was in hopes that by using this pattern you could make at least one for one of our boys or girls overseas fighting for our freedom. It is totally optional, but it would really mean so much to me and I know they would be excited to get one too!

Please respect Shawnette's TERMS OF USE: This pattern packet cannot be reproduced or copied for any reason without author’s permission. Reselling is NOT permitted. Using the pattern to create and sell finished items is permitted. No mass production is allowed. If selling finished item (s) on Ebay or any other form of Internet listings, websites, etc. Please give credit of the design to Shawnette Imseeingraggedies.

Shawnette's Bio - I am a wife, mother of 6! 3 boys n 3 girls. My passion is primitive Raggedy Anns. I love antiques gardening sewing painting. I am a survivor of Lymphoma cancer!

Copyright © 2007 - All Rights Reserved - Shawnette Howell of Imseeingraggedies blog - http://www.imseeingraggedies.blogspot.com/.

Make SewDelish Chocolate Bars Free Tutorial From SewDelish

Do you have a sweet tooth for chocolate?  Well, if you do then you'll be happy to know that  SewDelish has a wonderful tutorial on their blog showing you how to make chocolate bars.  Enjoy!


Make SewDelish Chocolate Bars


Copyright © 2008 - Written by SewDelish blog.


Here's what SewDelish had to say about their tutorial:  I have been chocolate making again and I had some melted chocolate left over. I poured it into a large chocolate bar mold. After it had set I remembered about some chocolate bars we made for gifts last year, so I decided to share with you the process. If you are not up to melting chocolate or can't find a mold, then you can use a purchased bar of chocolate and decorate that.

Please respect SewDelish's TERMS OF USE:   For personal use and inspiration only. No part of this tutorial may be copied or re-produced without the prior permission (including photos) from SewDelish. If you wish to share our tutorial then provide others with a link to our SewDelish blog at http://sewdelish.blogspot.com so they can visit.

Copyright © 2007-2010 - All Rights Reserved - SewDelish blog at http://sewdelish.blogspot.com .

Easy Pet Bed Free Tutorial From SewDelish Blog

I thought you'd all like to know that  SewDelish has a wonderful tutorial on their blog showing you how to make an easy pet bed.  Enjoy!


Easy Pet Bed


Copyright © 2007 - Written by SewDelish blog.


Here's what SewDelish had to say about their tutorial:  This is a perfect little bed for a new puppy or kitten and also for little toy dogs who love a little bit of comfort.  This quick and easy pet bed is made using an old pillow that has been cleaned. A new one of course be used, but I wanted to use a pillow that was still ok but had gone too flat for my liking.Pillows get replaced reasonably regularly in our house, so this is a good way to make good use of them once we don't sleep on them anymore.  These were made for my little chihuahua who is 12 years old and would sleep on my own pillow all day if given the opportunity!

Please respect SewDelish's TERMS OF USE:   For personal use and inspiration only. No part of this tutorial may be copied or re-produced without the prior permission (including photos) from SewDelish. If you wish to share our tutorial then provide others with a link to our SewDelish blog at http://sewdelish.blogspot.com so they can visit.

Copyright © 2007-2010 - All Rights Reserved - SewDelish blog at http://sewdelish.blogspot.com .

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Button Monogram Free Tutorial From Melissa of Haworth Handmade

Looking for a different way to decorate a tote bag, a pillow, just about anything?   If you are then you'll be happy to know that Melissa of Haworth Handmade has a wonderful tutorial on her Under Construction blog showing you how to make  button monograms.


Button monogram tutorial


Copyright © 2008 - Written by Melissa of Haworth Handmade. 


Here's what Melissa had to say about her tutorial:  Button monograms are fantastic for a decorative pillow or, in this case, to embellish a tote bag. It's easy!

Copyright © 2008 - All Rights Reserved - Melissa of Haworth Handmade.  Please visit Melissa's Haworth Etsy shop - http://haworth.etsy.com/ and her Under Construction blog - http://underconstructionblog.typepad.com.

Sew Some Quick Felt Slippers For The Kids Free Tutorial From Melissa of Haworth Handmade

Want to learn how to make a quick pair of slippers?   If you do then you'll be happy to know that Melissa of Haworth Handmade has a wonderful tutorial on her Under Construction blog showing you how to make felt slippers.


Sew some quick felt slippers for the kids


Copyright © 2010 - Written by Melissa of Haworth Handmade. 


Here's what Melissa had to say about her tutorial:  Got cold floors? Got a bag of felted, wool sweaters lying around? (oh, that's probably just me. Hmm, wash 100% wool sweater on hot. Dry in dryer. Voila! Felt! ok, moving on) Need some slippers?

Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Melissa of Haworth Handmade.  Please visit Melissa's Haworth Etsy shop - http://haworth.etsy.com/ and her Under Construction blog - http://underconstructionblog.typepad.com.

How To Make A Shower Cap Free Tutorial From SewDelish Blog

Ever wonder how to make a shower cap?  Well, if you have then you'll be happy to know that SewDelish has a wonderful tutorial on their blog showing you how.


Some Sewing - How to Make a Shower Cap - Tutorial


Copyright © 2008 - Written by SewDelish blog.


Here's what SewDelish had to say about their tutorial:  Here is a fairly quick and easy sewing project to try that is great to make for yourself or to give away. It is also a great way to keep your children's hair dry if you make it in fabric they like.

Please respect SewDelish's TERMS OF USE:   For personal use and inspiration only. No part of this tutorial may be copied or re-produced without the prior permission (including photos) from SewDelish. If you wish to share our tutorial then provide others with a link to our SewDelish blog at http://sewdelish.blogspot.com so they can visit.

Copyright © 2007-2010 - All Rights Reserved - SewDelish blog at http://sewdelish.blogspot.com .

Madonna Pearl Bracelet Free Tutorial Melissa of Crafting With Cat Hair Blog

Have you ever seen an idol wear something you'd like to make?  Well, Melissa of  Crafting With Cat Hair blog did and she has a wonderful tutorial on her blog showing you how to make Madonna's pearl bracelet.


Madonna pearl bracelet tutorial


Copyright © 2009 - Written by Melissa of Crafting With Cat Hair blog.


Here's what Melissa had to say about her tutorial:  By now you have probably realized that I was obsessed with Madonna, as I think almost every girl was in the '80s. She was so amazing with her songs, videos, and clothing styles, and set the standard for all of the other female singers in the '80s and later.

Madonna had so many of her clothing styles copied by girls of all ages from her mesh shirts to her platinum blonde hair, but one of my favorites were her pearl bracelets that she wore over her lacy, fingerless gloves. 

She was so cool!  Here is a super simple tutorial to make your very own Madonna pearl bracelet.

Please respect Melissa's TERMS OF USE:  No part of my patterns or tutorials may be reproduced in any form. The written instructions, photograph, design, and pattern and tutorial are intended for personal, non-commercial use only and can not be sold for profit. Thanks!

Copyright © 2007-2010 - All Rights Reserved - Melissa of Crafting With Cat Hair blog at http://www.craftingwithcathair.blogspot.com/.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Machine Chain Piercing Techniques From Rachael of Rachael Rabbit

If you love to quilt and have wondered about simple chain assemble and chain piercing techniques you'll be happy to know that Rachael of Rachael Rabbit and Rachael Rabbit Blog has created a wonderful tutorial showing how it's done.


Tutorial: Machine Chain Piecing Techniques


Copyright © 2009 - All Rights Reserved — Written By Rachael of Rachael Rabbit .

Here's what Rachael had to say about her tutorial:  Here a tutorial on two machine piecing techniques. Simple Machine Piecing shows you how to make a simple single strip for quilt borders etc. Chain Assembly assembly allows you to make larger quilted pieces very quickly.

You can visit her Rachael Rabbit blog online at http://rachaelrabbit.blogspot.com/. You can also visit her Rachael Rabbit shop at http://www.rachaelrabbit.com/index.html.

Simple Baby Beach/Bath Towel Free Tutorial by Rachael of Rachael Rabbit

I thought you might all like to know that Rachael of Rachael Rabbit and Rachael Rabbit Blog has created a wonderful free tutorial for creating a simple baby beach or bath towel on her blog.


Tutorial: Simple Baby Beach/Bath Towel


Copyright © 2009 - All Rights Reserved — Written By Rachael of Rachael Rabbit .

Here's what Rachael had to say about her tutorial: Tutorial: Here is a super easy tutorial for recycling that old 'odd-one-out' towel that you may have hanging around in the airing cupboard. This took me one baby nap to make ... so it is a really quick and easy project.

You can visit her Rachael Rabbit blog online at http://rachaelrabbit.blogspot.com/. You can also visit her Rachael Rabbit shop at http://www.rachaelrabbit.com/index.html.

Lampshade Beautification Effort Free Tutorial By Melissa of Haworth Handmade

Ever thought of decorating one of your plain lampshades? Well, if you have then you'll be happy to know that Melissa of Haworth Handmade has a wonderful tutorial on her Under Construction blog showing you how to make a beautiful lampshade.


Lampshade beautification effort


Copyright © 2008 - Written by Melissa of Haworth Handmade. 


Here's what Melissa had to say about her tutorial:  The talented and generous Missy Ballance of Mohair Circus gave me a basket full of "cutter quilt" scraps (several months ago). Even though they were already cut, I had the HARDEST time cutting them again and spent ages trying to decide on the "perfect" project. (these quilt scraps are HAND pieces and HAND quilted with the most meticulous little stitches you can imagine).

Last weekend I took the plunge and cut into several of the smallest and most worn out pieces to make over a cheap-o lamp that has been sitting, unplugged in our bedroom for MONTHS while I used an ugly, plastic clip lamp for bedtime reading.

I must say, I am pleased with the results, rustic, unfinished edges and all. Biscuit immediately declared it "pretty" so we'll call it a success.


Copyright © 2008 - All Rights Reserved - Melissa of Haworth Handmade.  Please visit Melissa's Haworth Etsy shop - http://haworth.etsy.com/ and her Under Construction blog - http://underconstructionblog.typepad.com.

Felt Rocks In The Washing Machine Free Tutorial By Melissa of Haworth Handmade

Do you like working with wool roving?   If you do then you'll be happy to know that Melissa of Haworth Handmade has a wonderful tutorial on her Under Construction blog showing you how to make felt rocks.



Make felt rocks in the washing machine


Copyright © 2009 - Written by Melissa of Haworth Handmade. 


Here's what Melissa had to say about her tutorial:  Ya'll seem to like the felt rocks; I encourage you to make your own. Here's how:  Find up to 10 smallish, roundish rocks. I wouldn't go any bigger than about 2 inch diameter.

Copyright © 2009 - All Rights Reserved - Melissa of Haworth Handmade.  Please visit Melissa's Haworth Etsy shop - http://haworth.etsy.com/ and her Under Construction blog - http://underconstructionblog.typepad.com.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

How-To Make Simple Pillowcases Free Tutorial By Melissa of Haworth Handmade

Looking for a way to make quick and easy simple pillowcases? If you are then you'll be happy to know that Melissa of Haworth Handmade has a wonderful tutorial on her Under Construction blog showing you how to make some.



How to make: Simple pillow cases (with fancy french seams)


Copyright © 2008 - Written by Melissa of Haworth Handmade. 


Here's what Melissa had to say about her tutorial:  For their birthdays, I made the boys super simple pillowcases. Apparently they were a hit so here's a tutorial (and I'm going to enter the tutorial in this little contest; check it out):

Copyright © 2008 - All Rights Reserved - Melissa of Haworth Handmade.  Please visit Melissa's Haworth Etsy shop - http://haworth.etsy.com/ and her Under Construction blog - http://underconstructionblog.typepad.com.

Felt Noodles Free Tutorial From Melissa of Haworth Handmade

Do you love making felt food?   If you do then you'll be happy to know that Melissa of Haworth Handmade has a wonderful tutorial on her Under Construction blog showing you how to make felt noodles.



Felt noodles for the play kitchen


Copyright © 2009 - Written by Melissa of Haworth Handmade. 


Copyright © 2009 - All Rights Reserved - Melissa of Haworth Handmade.  Please visit Melissa's Haworth Etsy shop - http://haworth.etsy.com/ and her Under Construction blog - http://underconstructionblog.typepad.com.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Spread The Love Free E-Pattern From Shawnette Howell of Imseeingraggedies

I thought you might like to know that Shawnette Howell has a wonderful E-Pattern on her Imseeingraggedies blog for making a special love message.  Spread the love!



Spread The Love

Copyright © 2009 - All Rights Reserved - Shawnette Howell of Imseeingraggedies Blog.


Here's what Shawnette had to say about her e-pattern: This has very special meaning to me. My Mom used to write notes with 143 on it. 1 (I has 1 letter) 4 (love has 4 letters) and 3 (you has 3 letters). So it means I love you! Feel free to spread the love!

Please respect Shawnette's TERMS OF USE: This pattern packet cannot be reproduced or copied for any reason without author’s permission. Reselling is NOT permitted. Using the pattern to create and sell finished items is permitted. No mass production is allowed. If selling finished item (s) on Ebay or any other form of Internet listings, websites, etc. Please give credit of the design to Shawnette Imseeingraggedies.

Shawnette's Bio - I am a wife, mother of 6! 3 boys n 3 girls. My passion is primitive Raggedy Anns. I love antiques gardening sewing painting. I am a survivor of Lymphoma cancer!

Copyright © 2009 - All Rights Reserved - Shawnette Howell of Imseeingraggedies blog - http://www.imseeingraggedies.blogspot.com/.

Felt Food Doughnut Free Tutorial From Lisa Johnson of Lisajhoney

I just love felt food creations. If your like me you'll be happy to know that Lisa of Lisajhoney blog has created a wonderful tutorial on her blog showing you how to create a felt doughnut. I hope you enjoy her tutorial.


Free Felt Food Tutorial - Doughnut


Copyright © 2009 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Lisa Johnson of Lisajhoney.

Please respect Lisa's TERMS OF USE:  My patterns and tutorials are meant for personal use only. Coping, sharing, selling, and re-distribution, of any kind, of my patterns and tutorials is prohibited. However, you may make and sell items made from my patterns and tutorials as long as you credit me with the design. If you wish to sell items made from my patterns or tutorials online, please give credit for the pattern and tutorial  to me and a link to my Etsy shop http://www.lisajhoney.etsy.com .

Lisa's Bio - Lisa is a felt food artist and pattern designer, crafter, sewer, jewelery designer, scrapbooker, and paper crafter.

Copyright © 2009 - All Rights Reserved - Lisa Johnson of Lisajhoney.  Please visit her Lisajhoney blog at http://lisajhoney.blogspot.com, her Lisajhoney Etsy Shoppe at http://www.lisajhoney.etsy.com where she sells felt food items and felt food patterns, her Lisajhoney Felt.co.nz shop at http://www.lisajhoney.felt.co.nz where she sells her handmade felt items and jewelry designs, and her new Lisajhoneydesigns Etsy Shoppe at http://www.lisajhoneydesigns.etsy.com where she sells jewelry and hair accessories.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Grubby Andy Free E-Pattern From Shawnette Howell of Imseeingraggedies

Raggedies couldn't be any cuter than the adorable raggedy that Shawnette Howell has on her Imseeingraggedies Blog. Enjoy!




Grubby Andy


Copyright © 2009 - All Rights Reserved - Shawnette Howell of Imseeingraggedies Blog.

Please respect Shawnette's TERMS OF USE: This pattern packet cannot be reproduced or copied for any reason without author’s permission. Reselling is NOT permitted. Using the pattern to create and sell finished items is permitted. No mass production is allowed. If selling finished item (s) on Ebay or any other form of Internet listings, websites, etc. Please give credit of the design to Shawnette Imseeingraggedies.

Shawnette's Bio - I am a wife, mother of 6! 3 boys n 3 girls. My passion is primitive Raggedy Anns. I love antiques gardening sewing painting. I am a survivor of Lymphoma cancer!

Copyright © 2009 - All Rights Reserved - Shawnette Howell of Imseeingraggedies blog - http://www.imseeingraggedies.blogspot.com/.

Upholster Your Dresser In Vintage Sheets Free Tutorial From Melissa of Haworth Handmade

Do you like finding different ways to decorate?  If you do then you'll be happy to know that Melissa of Haworth Handmade has an adorable tutorial on her Under Construction blog showing you how to upholster a dresser in vintage sheets.



Upholster your dresser in vintage sheets

Copyright © 2010 - Written by Melissa of Haworth Handmade. 


Here's what Melissa had to say about her tutorial:  This is a project that can be completed in an afternoon (or two afternoons if you’re painting). It’s a great way to spruce up a boring dresser. I was inspired to cover my daughter’s dresser after finally completing a quilt for her bed and wanting the furniture to match.

Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Melissa of Haworth Handmade.  Please visit Melissa's Haworth Etsy shop - http://haworth.etsy.com/ and her Under Construction blog - http://underconstructionblog.typepad.com.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Fancy Nancy Free E-Pattern From Judith Prior of Comedy Scripts and Sculptured Cloth Dolls

If you love dolls like I do then you'll be happy to know that Judith Prior of Comedy Scripts and Sculptured Cloth Dolls has a wonderful e-pattern for creating an adorable doll named Fancy Nancy.  Enjoy!


Fancy Nancy


Copyright © 2004 - All Rights Reserved — Written By Judith Prior of Comedy Scripts and Sculptured Cloth Dolls .

Here's what Judith said about her e-pattern: I hope you enjoy making Fancy Nancy, she’s just the thing to use up all of those scraps of interesting fabrics and lace and small bits of trim, lurking in your sewing cupboard.

Judith's Bio - Judith is a playwright who creates plays that are fun for audiences and performers alike!  Ideally suited for Amateur Theatre productions, Theatre Restaurant and High School Musicals, her plays are delighting people all over the world and are now published and performed in USA, Canada, UK, and New Zealand.  She recently directed and produced a new High School Musical "Rockin Riobin".

She is also a well known doll artist, doll pattern designer, and art doll teacher. Her patterns all have 'Step-by-Step' illustrated instructions plus detailed face sculpting diagrams to lead you through each step of the way. They are suitable for all doll makers from beginners to advanced, these beautifully crafted patterns will have you creating in no time!

Copyright © 2004 - All Rights Reserved — Judith Prior of Comedy Scripts and Sculptured Cloth Dolls . You can visit her Comedy Scripts and Sculptured Cloth Dolls by Judith Prior website at http://www.judithprior.com/. Judith also sells her patterns on her Dollmakers Journey page and on her Judith Prior Joggles.com page.