Friday, August 27, 2010

A Mother's Heart Annie, My Little Valentine, Daisy Bea, Candy Cane, Cotton Candy, Tilly Sue & Doll, and Clara Anne Free E-Patterns From Brenda Greenwalt of Lillie Mae's Crafts

Do you LOVE Annie's? If you, then you'll be happy to know that Brenda Greenwalt has created several free e-patterns on her Lillie Mae's Crafts website for the Annie lover in all of us.  Shown below are just 7 of her many enjoyable Annie's. 



Copyright © 2008-2010 - Written by Brenda Greenwalt of Lillie Mae's Crafts.

Here's what Brenda had to say about her e-pattern: Annie stands at approximately 17 inches and carries her Little Annie snugly tucked in her own little pocket. Little Annie holds a heart in her hands. I had so much fun creating this pattern. For a little fun, the Little Annie pocket could be added to a wreath or other craft project. Attach a ribbon or piece of jute and you have a peg hanger. Or just decorate your shelf or curio cabinet with Little Annie. So many possibilities.



Copyright © 2008-2010 - Written by Brenda Greenwalt of Lillie Mae's Crafts.

Here's what Brenda had to say about her e-pattern: This cute little Annie has a valentine heart in her hand ready to present to you. Part Shabby-Chic and part prim, you will just love her. Approximately 14 inches tall when completed.



Copyright © 2008-2010 - Written by Brenda Greenwalt of Lillie Mae's Crafts.

Here's what Brenda had to say about her e-pattern: Daisy Bea is ready for play with her doll who is wearing a matching outfit. Pattern includes the daisy and bumble bee as well as the doll. Approximately 19 inches tall when completed.



Copyright © 2008-2010 - Written by Brenda Greenwalt of Lillie Mae's Crafts.

Here's what Brenda had to say about her e-pattern: Sweet little whimsy Candy Cane is absolutely adorable. She holds in her hand 2 candy canes. Celebrate Christmas with this delightful pattern. Approximately 14 inches tall when completed.



Copyright © 2008-2010 - Written by Brenda Greenwalt of Lillie Mae's Crafts.

Here's what Brenda had to say about her e-pattern: An adorable little prim miss, busy eating her cotton candy. Quick and easy with minimal supplies needed. Pattern includes color picture and full-size pattern pieces so no measuring needed!! Templates and instructions for facial features makes creating the face so incredibly easy. Pattern also includes template for her shoes and socks as well as the cotton candy. Approximately 14 inches tall.



Copyright © 2008-2010 - Written by Brenda Greenwalt of Lillie Mae's Crafts.

Here's what Brenda had to say about her e-pattern: Ready for play, Tilly Sue is adorable in her little slouch socks and her cute little pinafore. She carries her doll out for play. Tilly is approximately 15-1/2 inches tall, Doll approx 6 inches tall.



Copyright © 2008-2010 - Written by Brenda Greenwalt of Lillie Mae's Crafts.

Here's what Brenda had to say about her e-pattern: Whimsy and girlish, Clara Anne is perfect for the beginning doll maker as her pattern is all one piece. She is approximately 18 inches tall.

Please respect Brenda's TERMS OF USE: All of my craft patterns are copyrighted. You may create a reasonable amount of items from my patterns for craft fairs, bazaars, craft malls, and auctions as long as you give Lillie Mae's Crafts credit for the design. You MAY NOT mass produce items from my patterns.  Copying for any reason at all is strictly prohibited. You DO NOT have permission to alter them in any way. No wholesaling of items made from my patterns. My patterns are not to be shared or redistributed in any form without my express permission. If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me at lilliemaescrafts@yahoo.com

Copyright © 2007 - 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Brenda Greenwalt of Lillie Mae's Crafts.

Please visit Brenda's Crafting With Lillie Mae's blog at http://lilliemaes.blogspot.com/ and her Lillie Mae's Crafts website at http://www.lilliemaescrafts.com .

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.

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 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


Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Alisa Burke of Alisa Burke.

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

Shabby Chic Wall Flower Basket Free E-Pattern From Brenda Greenwalt of Lillie Mae's Crafts

Do you love decorating for the Fall? If you do, then you'll be happy to know that Brenda Greenwalt has created yet another  free e-pattern on her Lillie Mae's Crafts website for a fall flower basket.



Copyright © 2010 - Written By Brenda Greenwalt of Lillie Mae's Crafts.

Here's what Brenda had to say about her e-pattern: I absolutely love the way this basket turned out. I had a wall basket that I was going to paint, then decided to cover. The basket pictured is covered with an old bed skirt purchased at a thrift store and then stained with the recipe which is included in the pattern. You'll be amazed at how easy this pattern is.


Please respect Brenda's TERMS OF USE: All of my craft patterns are copyrighted. You may create a reasonable amount of items from my patterns for craft fairs, bazaars, craft malls, and auctions as long as you give Lillie Mae's Crafts credit for the design. You MAY NOT mass produce items from my patterns.  Copying for any reason at all is strictly prohibited. You DO NOT have permission to alter them in any way. No wholesaling of items made from my patterns. My patterns are not to be shared or redistributed in any form without my express permission. If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me at lilliemaescrafts@yahoo.com

Copyright © 2007 - 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Brenda Greenwalt of Lillie Mae's Crafts.

Please visit Brenda's Crafting With Lillie Mae's blog at http://lilliemaes.blogspot.com/ and her Lillie Mae's Crafts website at http://www.lilliemaescrafts.com .

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


Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Alisa Burke of Alisa Burke.

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


Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Alisa Burke of Alisa Burke.

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

The Ruffled Bubble Skirt , The Sunshine Dress, and The 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/

Annie Pincushion Free E-Pattern From Brenda Greenwalt of Lillie Mae's Crafts

Do you LOVE pincushions? If you have, then you'll be happy to know that Brenda Greenwalt has created a free e-pattern on her Crafting With Lillie Mae's blog to show you how to make an Annie pincushion.  Enjoy!



Copyright © 2008-2010 - Written by Brenda Greenwalt of Lillie Mae's Crafts.

Please respect Brenda's TERMS OF USE:
All of my craft patterns are copyrighted. You may create a reasonable amount of items from my patterns for craft fairs, bazaars, craft malls, and auctions as long as you give Lillie Mae's Crafts credit for the design. You MAY NOT mass produce items from my patterns.  Copying for any reason at all is strictly prohibited. You DO NOT have permission to alter them in any way. No wholesaling of items made from my patterns. My patterns are not to be shared or redistributed in any form without my express permission. If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me at lilliemaescrafts@yahoo.com

Copyright © 2007 - 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Brenda Greenwalt of Lillie Mae's Crafts.

Please visit Brenda's Crafting With Lillie Mae's blog at http://lilliemaes.blogspot.com/ and her Lillie Mae's Crafts website at http://www.lilliemaescrafts.com .

Facial Transference Free Tutorial From Brenda Greenwalt of Lillie Mae's Crafts

Love making cloth dolls, but need a little help with the faces. If you do, then you'll be happy to know that Brenda Greenwalt has created a free tutorial on her Lillie Mae's Crafts website to show you how to transfer a doll face.  Enjoy!



Copyright © 2010 - Written By Brenda Greenwalt of Lillie Mae's Crafts.

Here's what Brenda had to say about her tutorial: When I first started creating my Annie dolls, the face was always a part I dreaded doing. I would put it off until every part of the Annie was complete and I had no choice but to finish her by creating her facial features. However, that's when she truly takes shape and when her "character" and "personality" start to emerge. Therefore, it's extremely important to get it right.

I consequently then created a method of creating an Annie's facial features that made creating her face so much simpler that now I can't wait to get to this point in the creating process. This tutorial will help guide you through my own method with step-by-step instructions complete with pictures for each step.


Please respect Brenda's TERMS OF USE: All of my craft patterns are copyrighted. You may create a reasonable amount of items from my patterns for craft fairs, bazaars, craft malls, and auctions as long as you give Lillie Mae's Crafts credit for the design. You MAY NOT mass produce items from my patterns.  Copying for any reason at all is strictly prohibited. You DO NOT have permission to alter them in any way. No wholesaling of items made from my patterns. My patterns are not to be shared or redistributed in any form without my express permission. If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me at lilliemaescrafts@yahoo.com

Copyright © 2007 - 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Brenda Greenwalt of Lillie Mae's Crafts.

Please visit Brenda's Crafting With Lillie Mae's blog at http://lilliemaes.blogspot.com/ and her Lillie Mae's Crafts website at http://www.lilliemaescrafts.com .

Primitive Annie Rag Doll Free Tutorial From Brenda Greenwalt of Lillie Mae's Crafts

Have you always wanted to learn how to make a primitive rag doll? If you have, then you'll be happy to know that Brenda Greenwalt has created a free tutorial on her Lillie Mae's Crafts website to show you how.  Enjoy!



Copyright © 2010 - Written By Brenda Greenwalt of Lillie Mae's Crafts.

Here's what Brenda had to say about her tutorial: This tutorial will walk you through every aspect of creating a basic Annie rag doll. Complete with step-by-step instructions with pictures for each step, it includes a full-size Annie pattern and tips and tricks along the way.

Please respect Brenda's TERMS OF USE: All of my craft patterns are copyrighted. You may create a reasonable amount of items from my patterns for craft fairs, bazaars, craft malls, and auctions as long as you give Lillie Mae's Crafts credit for the design. You MAY NOT mass produce items from my patterns.  Copying for any reason at all is strictly prohibited. You DO NOT have permission to alter them in any way. No wholesaling of items made from my patterns. My patterns are not to be shared or redistributed in any form without my express permission. If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me at lilliemaescrafts@yahoo.com

Copyright © 2007 - 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Brenda Greenwalt of Lillie Mae's Crafts.

Please visit Brenda's Crafting With Lillie Mae's blog at http://lilliemaes.blogspot.com/ and her Lillie Mae's Crafts website at http://www.lilliemaescrafts.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


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


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.

This 'n' That 2 Free E-Book From Brenda Greenwalt of Lillie Mae's Crafts

Do you love to craft and love learning the different tips and tricks for doing this or that? If you do, then you'll be happy to know that Brenda Greenwalt has created yet another  free e-book on her Lillie Mae's Crafts website that is packed  full of even more tips and tricks.



Copyright © 2010 - Written By Brenda Greenwalt of Lillie Mae's Crafts.

Here's what Brenda had to say about her e-book: You all asked for it, wrote me about it, and here it is. In this E-Book you will find:

1. Prim Waxed & Scented Vintage Spools
2. Simply Sweet Daisy Stitchery
3. Tiny Heart of an Angel Basket
4. Mini Shabby Yo-Yo Flowers
5. Mini Starlight Pillow
6. Waxed Dipped Toilet Paper

Please respect Brenda's TERMS OF USE: All of my craft patterns are copyrighted. You may create a reasonable amount of items from my patterns for craft fairs, bazaars, craft malls, and auctions as long as you give Lillie Mae's Crafts credit for the design. You MAY NOT mass produce items from my patterns.  Copying for any reason at all is strictly prohibited. You DO NOT have permission to alter them in any way. No wholesaling of items made from my patterns. My patterns are not to be shared or redistributed in any form without my express permission. If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me at lilliemaescrafts@yahoo.com

Copyright © 2007 - 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Brenda Greenwalt of Lillie Mae's Crafts.

Please visit Brenda's Crafting With Lillie Mae's blog at http://lilliemaes.blogspot.com/ and her Lillie Mae's Crafts website at http://www.lilliemaescrafts.com .

This 'n' That Free E-Book From Brenda Greenwalt of Lillie Mae's Crafts

Do you love to craft and love learning the different tips and tricks for doing this or that? If you do, then you'll be happy to know that Brenda Greenwalt has created a free e-book on her Lillie Mae's Crafts website that is packed full of tips and tricks.



Contains the following: 

 Decorating Styles Defined - Country, Primitive, Shabby Chic
Staining Recipe and Instructions
Thrifty Primitive Shopping List - Old/Antique/Vintage, Other Items, Out of the Way Crafting Items
Free Printable Blank Coffee and Tea-Stained Tags
Prim Crafting Tips & Tricks Section - Stuffing, Scenting, Color Washing, Rusting, Staining, Painting, Doll Making
 Quick Make Small Projects Section - How to Make Scented Rag Balls, How to Make Grungy Candles, How to Make Bath Salts, Free Summer Sampler, In my Garden Pillow Stitchery, Little Miss

Copyright © 2010 - Written By Brenda Greenwalt of Lillie Mae's Crafts.

Here's what Brenda had to say about her e-book: This E-Book was created with you in mind. Packed full, it includes tips and tricks on: Stuffing, Scenting, Color Washing, Rusting, Staining, Painting, and Doll Making.

Also includes a free summer sampler, printable blank tea-stained and coffee stained tags, projects such as how to make grubby candles and scented rag balls and two complete patterns.


Please respect Brenda's TERMS OF USE: All of my craft patterns are copyrighted. You may create a reasonable amount of items from my patterns for craft fairs, bazaars, craft malls, and auctions as long as you give Lillie Mae's Crafts credit for the design. You MAY NOT mass produce items from my patterns.  Copying for any reason at all is strictly prohibited. You DO NOT have permission to alter them in any way. No wholesaling of items made from my patterns. My patterns are not to be shared or redistributed in any form without my express permission. If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me at lilliemaescrafts@yahoo.com

Copyright © 2007 - 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Brenda Greenwalt of Lillie Mae's Crafts.

Please visit Brenda's Crafting With Lillie Mae's blog at http://lilliemaes.blogspot.com/ and her Lillie Mae's Crafts website at http://www.lilliemaescrafts.com .

Shabby 'n' Oh So Chic Free E-Book From Brenda Greenwalt of Lillie Mae's Crafts

Do you like the shabby chic decorating style? If you do, then you'll be happy to know that Brenda Greenwalt has created a free e-book on her Lillie Mae's Crafts website to show you how to create the following:

1. Mini Roses in Vase
2. Shabby Candle Stick
3. Beads 'n' Baubles
4. Vintage Threads
5. Shabby Susie
6. Shabby Roses in Basket
7. Vintage Blue Rose Bottle
8. Rose Heart Ornie
9. Bunny Blue
10.Mini Rag Ball Jar



Copyright © 2010 - Written By Brenda Greenwalt of Lillie Mae's Crafts.

Here's what Brenda had to say about her e-book: Shabby and Chic is no particular style. It is a combination of old and new, white and pastels, flowers, lace, and candles.

If you love going to flea markets, thrift stores, and rummage sales, than you will love decorating shabby and chic. Putting the old with the new and mismatching is what it's all about.

The end result is a room that is comfortable and familiar, warm and inviting, and absolutely beautiful.

In this e-book are 10 tips, tricks, and patterns. The "patterns" are complete with pictures, step-by-step instructions, and full-size patterns. The "tips and tricks" consists of a few ideas that are both cheap and easy to create. They may call for a trip to the local flea market or you may find, after a little rooting around in the basement and attic, that you have at home what you need.


Please respect Brenda's TERMS OF USE: All of my craft patterns are copyrighted. You may create a reasonable amount of items from my patterns for craft fairs, bazaars, craft malls, and auctions as long as you give Lillie Mae's Crafts credit for the design. You MAY NOT mass produce items from my patterns.  Copying for any reason at all is strictly prohibited. You DO NOT have permission to alter them in any way. No wholesaling of items made from my patterns. My patterns are not to be shared or redistributed in any form without my express permission. If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me at lilliemaescrafts@yahoo.com

Copyright © 2007 - 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Brenda Greenwalt of Lillie Mae's Crafts.

Please visit Brenda's Crafting With Lillie Mae's blog at http://lilliemaes.blogspot.com/ and her Lillie Mae's Crafts website at http://www.lilliemaescrafts.com .

Bits & Pieces Annie Hair Designs Free E-Book From Brenda Greenwalt of Lillie Mae's Crafts

If you LOVE making Annie's and would like some tips and tricks for creating their hair then you'll be happy to know that Brenda Greenwalt has created a free e-book on her Lillie Mae's Crafts website to show you how.  Enjoy!



Copyright © 2010 - Written By Brenda Greenwalt of Lillie Mae's Crafts.

Here's what Brenda had to say about her e-book: Okay....you've finished your very own Annie....you're very own design and now comes the hard part. Deciding on just the right, the absolute perfect, hair design.

In this book you will find 25 Annie Hair Designs. Each design has a picture, tells what type of hair to use, has complete instructions, hair cards if indicated, and an illustration of the head pattern which marks where the hair is to be attached.

This book will also give you an idea of the many types of yarn, cord, and doll hair that can be used. The possibilities are endless.


Please respect Brenda's TERMS OF USE: All of my craft patterns are copyrighted. You may create a reasonable amount of items from my patterns for craft fairs, bazaars, craft malls, and auctions as long as you give Lillie Mae's Crafts credit for the design. You MAY NOT mass produce items from my patterns.  Copying for any reason at all is strictly prohibited. You DO NOT have permission to alter them in any way. No wholesaling of items made from my patterns. My patterns are not to be shared or redistributed in any form without my express permission. If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me at lilliemaescrafts@yahoo.com

Copyright © 2007 - 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Brenda Greenwalt of Lillie Mae's Crafts.

Please visit Brenda's Crafting With Lillie Mae's blog at http://lilliemaes.blogspot.com/ and her Lillie Mae's Crafts website at http://www.lilliemaescrafts.com .

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/

Bits and Pieces Annie Doll Designs Free E-Book From Brenda Greenwalt of Lillie Mae's Crafts

If you LOVE making Annie's then you are in for a treat as Brenda Greenwalt has created a free e-book on her Lillie Mae's Crafts website for creating several different types of Annie's.  Enjoy!



Copyright © 2010 - Written By Brenda Greenwalt of Lillie Mae's Crafts.

Here's what Brenda had to say about her e-book: Everything you need to create an Annie doll, from start to finish, is included in this E-Book. Sixty pages packed with information, patterns, pictures, recipes, tips and tricks, sites of interest with more free doll and doll clothes patterns, and the list goes on.

The chapters include: Annie Rag Doll Tutorial, Facial Feature Transference Tutorial, Painting Shoes, Tips, Tricks, Sites of Interest, Recipes, and Doll Patterns & Clothes for Dolls From 10 inches tall to 19 inches tall.

There are 11 doll patterns which include their heads/bodies, arms and legs, keep each intact as listed in the e-book or mix and match...the possibilities are endless.


Please respect Brenda's TERMS OF USE: All of my craft patterns are copyrighted. You may create a reasonable amount of items from my patterns for craft fairs, bazaars, craft malls, and auctions as long as you give Lillie Mae's Crafts credit for the design. You MAY NOT mass produce items from my patterns.  Copying for any reason at all is strictly prohibited. You DO NOT have permission to alter them in any way. No wholesaling of items made from my patterns. My patterns are not to be shared or redistributed in any form without my express permission. If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me at lilliemaescrafts@yahoo.com

Copyright © 2007 - 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Brenda Greenwalt of Lillie Mae's Crafts.

Please visit Brenda's Crafting With Lillie Mae's blog at http://lilliemaes.blogspot.com/ and her Lillie Mae's Crafts website at http://www.lilliemaescrafts.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


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


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!
 
I also created a .PDF "Linda's How-Do-I Series How To Make A Pinecone Wreath" e-book for this as well.

To view and download my free e-book please CLICK HERE. You'll be brought to Google Drive where you can view our free e-book. Then just download our free .pdf e-book by clicking on the down arrow in the top center.

For more information on all my free e-patterns, e-printables and e-books please CLICK HERE.

Please respect My Terms of Use:  All patterns, e-patterns, e-books, tutorials, how-to's, and e-products © 2004-2014 Linda Walsh Originals-Designs by Linda Walsh. All rights reserved, including downloading, mass producing, photocopying, enlargements, reductions,and all other forms of reproduction, website sharing, Email, RSS feeds, or any other means of redistribution. Commercial selling or reselling by any means, including eBay or any other website by permission only.

Products made from Linda Walsh Originals patterns, e-patterns, e-books, tutorials, how-to's, and e-products are intended for personal use for fun or small scale personal and business profit as long as you credit us with the design. Large scale commercial use (i.e. mass production) including wholesale distribution, catalog sales, and all other forms of large scale commercial production are by permission only. Items made from Linda Walsh Originals patterns, e-patterns, e-books, tutorials, how-to's, and e-products are intended for decoration only and are not intended for use by children. Not responsible for human error, individual workmanship, or printing errors in the E-books, E-products, tutorials, how-to's, patterns or the E-Patterns.

Copyright © 2004 - 2014 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Linda Walsh of Linda Walsh Originals and Linda's Blog. Linda is a doll maker and doll pattern designer. http://lindawalshoriginalsshop.com/