Friday, December 28, 2012

Aster Manor Quilt Tutorial By Ros Mirrington of Bloom Blog


If you like really PRETTY linens like I do then you're going to love the Aster Manor Quilt pillowcase tutorial that Ros Mirrington has on her Bloom blog.    Isn't that pretty?  I just LOVE it.

Aster Manor Quilt Tutorial
Free projects from Bloom @ Moda Bakeshop

Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Ros Mirrington of Bloom blog.

Here's what Ros had to say about her tutorial: The muted prettiness of 'Aster Manor' by 3 Sisters combined simply with linen, pearl buttons and ric-rac make up this dreamy little pillow. Finished size: approximately 12" x 20"

Ros's Terms of Use:  I have had the wonderful privilege of having some of my designs posted by Moda Bakeshop. These designs are free. Please link back to my designs if you use them and feel free to add photos to my 'Made with Bloom' Flickr group. Please do not use these tutorials for commercial purposes.

Ros's Blog Bio - A friend recently asked me which I could give up more easily, gardening or stitching. An impossible question. Of course, the suggestion that I could give up either is preposterous! If you are similarly enamored with blooms, whether they be real or stitched, welcome to my blog!

Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Written by  Ros Mirrington  of Bloom blog. Ros is an avid gardener, crafter, photographer, quilter, handbag designer, embroiderer, stitcher, crazy quilter, and seamstress.

Please visit her Bloom blog and her Bloom and Blossom Flickr photostream.

Rosebuds Tutorial By Carol Daisy of Embroideries From Daisy's Garden


I LOVE just about any kind of silk ribbon embroidery flower and was was thrilled to see that Carol Daisy had a wonderful tutorial on her Silk Ribbon Embroidery blog showing you how to make rosebuds in silk ribbon embroidery.  Enjoy making your flowers.

Rosebuds

Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Carol Daisy of Embroideries From Daisy's Garden.

Here's what Carol had to say about her tutorial:Detached Chain / Ribbon Stitch in 4 mm. Silk Ribbon - Basis of this rosebud is a Detached Chain Stitch, keep the ribbon as flat as possible to obtain a full bud. Stem Stitch is added in embroidery thread. Two ribbon stitches to form the calyx. Two small straight stitches at the tip of the bud in green thread ( or the colour of the bud ).

Please respect Carol's TERMS OF USE:  The patterns and designs are available for your private use only & remain the copyright of "Embroideries from Daisy's Garden". Ribbon Embroidery Supplies are available from our Website " Embroideries From Daisy's Garden."

Carol's Bio: My life is at the stage that I can indulge in my interests of Embroidery and Crafts. Ribbons,beads,threads, laces and trims all have a special place here in my studio. 

My childhood was spent on the family dairy farm in Toowoomba, Queensland. When I was about 12 years old, my Grandmother (nicknamed Daisy – hence the name Daisy’s Garden) introduced me to the joys of needlework. I am so thankful to her for giving me a skill that I could enjoy and build upon for life. After the chores were done, whenever I had some spare time, I would sit quietly on the front porch and stitch away. I remember these times so fondly. When I retired, and finally had some time to myself, I had the desire to do embroidery again. I didn’t get far with the fancy work tablecloth however, once I discovered Silk Ribbon Embroidery, I became addicted!

Copyright © 2012 - All Rights Reserved - Carol Daisy of Embroideries From Daisy's Garden.

Please visit her Embroideries From Daisy's Garden website at http://www.daisysgarden.net.au, her Silk Ribbon Embroidery blog at http://www.caroldaisy.blogspot.com/, and her Create-Enhance blog at http://www.create-enhance.com/.

How To Cut Dresden Plate Wedges From 5" Charm Squares Tutorial By Ros Mirrington of Bloom Blog

I just love Dresden Plate quilt designs and love seeing them. Whether it's on a large quilt, art quilt, or even table runners or place mats I think they're all fabulous. If you've ever wanted to try making a Dresden Plate quilt, but don't know how then you'll be pleased to know that Ros Mirrington of Bloom blog has a wonderful tips & techniques tutorial showing you how to cut Dresden Plate wedges from a 5" charm square. Enjoy the tip!


How To Cut Dresden Plate Wedges From 5" Charm Squares

Copyright © 2009 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Ros Mirrington of Bloom blog.

Here's what Ros had to say about her tutorial: You may remember my Mum's table runner that she has been working on? The pattern is called 'Plates for your Table' by Kim Walus at bitty bits & pieces. I said that we had modified Kim's instructions to suit two charm packs, instead of using fat quarters. This was followed closely by a query from a reader who 'couldn't for the life of her' work out how we had done that!

Ros's Terms of Use:  These designs are free.  Please link back to my designs if you use them and feel free to add photos to my 'Made with Bloom' Flickr group. Please do not use these tutorials for commercial purposes.

Ros's Blog Bio - A friend recently asked me which I could give up more easily, gardening or stitching. An impossible question. Of course, the suggestion that I could give up either is preposterous! If you are similarly enamored with blooms, whether they be real or stitched, welcome to my blog!

Copyright © 2009 - All Rights Reserved - Written by  Ros Mirrington  of Bloom blog. Ros is an avid gardener, crafter, photographer, quilter, handbag designer, embroiderer, stitcher, crazy quilter, and seamstress.

Please visit her Bloom blog and her Bloom and Blossom Flickr photostream.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Cookies and Milk Snack Mat Tutorial By Amy of nanaCompany

I can hear my mother asking, "Who wants cookies and milk?" Me, me! Especially if it's served on an adorable snack mat like the one Amy has on her nanaCompany blog. I hope you enjoy Amy's tutorial.


Copyright © 2011 - All Rights Reserved - Amy of nanaCompany.

Here's what Amy had to say about her tutorial: Cookies and milk. Mmmm. We use these snack mats every night just before bed. And as I've said... cuter than paper plates, reusable, washable, and handmade with love. Let's do it!

Amy's Bio - Hi, my name is Amy. I live in a small house near the ocean in Los Angeles with my three children and my awesome husband. We are a lively family but we live very quietly ~ I can honestly say that all five of us are homebodies, looking forward to returning home whenever we go out. But the fun thing I've discovered while looking through my camera these past years, is that there is a lot of beauty in our "everyday." And I'm looking forward to sharing with you my life as I create and explore new ways to find that beauty.

Completely self-taught in everything, I am a "see it- do it" kind of girl. And I love trying new things. Maybe someday I'll have a real style, but for now I love vintage and modern, girly and clean, and everything in between.

Copyright © 2011-2012- All Rights Reserved - Amy of nanaCompany.

Please visit Amy's nanaCompany blog at http://nanacompany.typepad.com, her nanaCompany Etsy shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/nanacompany, and her Flickr stream at http://www.flickr.com/photos/nanacompany/




Making a Paper ATC Fan Tutorial By Laura Carson of Artfully Musing Blog


I LOVE ATC's and love the idea of making a beautiful paper fan out of ATC's. So, I was pleased to see that Laura Carson had a wonderful tutorial on her Artfully Musing blog showing you how to do this. How cool is that? I know I'm going to enjoy trying this. I hope you do, too.


Copyright © 2011 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Laura Carson of Artfully Musing.

Here's what Laura had to say about her tutorial:  My favorite size art piece to work with is the standard ATC size. But being a cluttered person (which I think is reflected in my art), I’m always looking for ways to cram more stuff on to the standard 2 1/2'” by 3 ½” space. If you are familiar with my work you know that I’m always going off the edges. I also like working with different shapes. I love fans and use fan images frequently in my art and I enjoy making paper fans. A while back I decided to marry the two; fans and ATCs. The result is in the pictures below. When the fan is closed the base dimension of a single blade is 2 ½” x 3 1/2”. But when open, the fan expands to a five blades – lots more room for stuff!

Please respect Laura's TERMS OF USE:  My tutorials are protected by U.S. & International copyright laws.  Do not copy, duplicate, alter or reproduce in anyway.  Please use for inspiration only. ALL NAMES, LOGOS AND DESIGNS ARE THE PROPERTY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE OWNERS. ©2012 Laura Carson (Artfully Musing), All Rights Reserved

Laura's Bio: After retiring from the computer software industry where I spent my career designing, building and marketing software, I needed a creative outlet. A few years ago I discovered Mixed Media Art and have had a love affair ever since. I’ve taught classes in Altered Books, Handmade Books, Collage Art and Mix Media Art. I currently design for Alpha Stamps and I enjoy trading in various art groups. Starting this blog is a way of sharing my art and the wonderful art I have received from others. I specialize in very detailed multi-layered and textured pieces. I live in Anthem Arizona with my husband Kevin, dog Sandy, and cat Tigger.

Copyright © 2011 - All Rights Reserved - Laura Carson of Artfully Musing.

Please visit her Artfully Musing blog at  http://artfullymusing.blogspot.com/.



Lace Cards Tutorial By Karen Bailey of Todolwen Blog


I just love innovative and creative ways to help me get organized - especially when it comes to my craft supplies. So, I was thrilled to see that Karen Bailey had a wonderful tutorial on her Todolwen blog showing you how to make pretty little lace cards for organizing your lace. I'll be making plenty of these.  How about you?


Copyright © 2012 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Karen Bailey of Todolwen Blog

Here's what Karen had to say about her tutorial:  Hello my dear friends, I have been so very busy this past weekend working on several  projects. After finishing one of them that is when I thought this might be something good to share in the form of a short tutorial because I think that this quick and easy project might be of help to some of you to organize your laces and ribbons and ... it looks nice too!

I am sure you all agree that storing lace in different objects like old tins or jars looks amazing but ... when it comes to finding the right lace or ribbon to work with ... how many of you ~ just as I have been ~ were confronted with this hug ball of tangled lace? And this is what had happened to me over the weekend. I was working on my ballet slippers and I needed some lace which is stored in an old box and I ended up with almost all of it as one big ball in my hand and that is why I made this little tutorial. I didn't have to go out especially to buy anythingfor this project and I am sure many of you have everything you need right there at home already. It's a really good way to recycle as well because you can use almost any cardboard and container. I have also made two sizes of the lace cards so if you have less or more of a lace/ribbon you will have the right size card.

Please respect Karen's TERMS OF USE:  Please do not copy my tutorials in full and/or claim them to be your own and/or post them on your blog without my permission. Furthermore the sale of my tutorials is prohibited. All my designs are protected under copyright.

Karen's Bio: My name is Karen Bailey, and I am the wife for over 20 years to a now retired british serviceman and a Mum to two beautiful daughters. For many years we traveled and lived all over the world whilst serving in the army. After leaving the army we now live in Ontario, Canada. My passion is antiques, especially victorian unrestored furniture and household items and creating/crafting. For me there is nothing better when I have a moment to sit down and make something beautiful. My blog is 'Todolwen' which is an anogram made up from 'old to new' which is what I love to do ~ take something old and give it a new life. I hope you enjoy my makings as much as I enjoy creating them.

Copyright © 2012 - All Rights Reserved - Karen Bailey of  Todolwen Blog.

Please visit her Todolwen blog at http://todolwen.blogspot.com/.

How To Wash Vintage and Antique Lace Tutorial By Pamela Kellogg of Kitty and Me Designs


Lace is very, very common in crazy quilt creations. For some crazy quilt designers the old and more intricate the better. However, sometimes old lace presents a problem and needs to be washed. If you've ever wondered how to do this then you'll be pleased to know that Pamela Kellogg has a tutorial on her Kitty & Me Designs blog showing you how.

How To Wash Vintage and Antique Lace

Copyright © 2008 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Pamela Kellogg of Kitty & Me Designs.

Here's what Pamela had to say about her tutorial:  I recently received an email from a stitcher who just purchased a bagful of Vintage Lace at an antique shop and she wanted to know the proper way to wash it.

I'm sure many people are intimidated by old textiles, fearful that washing them will somehow cause deterioration. Honestly, it's quite the opposite. Dust & mold is what causes damage to lace & fabric so washing it is indeed a good way to preserve it.


Please respect Pamela's TERMS OF USE:  I like to share Craft and Embroidery Tutorials on how I do a variety of projects and techniques and helpful hints. I add to this list regularly. Please feel free to download the directions and if you try them, please let me know if you enjoyed the project!

Pamela's Bio:Designer, Textile Artist and Instructor. Although I love all forms of needlework and embroidery, my true passion is Crazy Quilting. I enjoy a quiet life in our little cottage by a lake in Northern Illinois. I frequent flea markets and antique shops looking for do-dads that I can sew on to my stitching projects. I offer some of my handmade items, along with my mom's and my sister's, in my Etsy shop. I enjoy baking and share many of my recipes here. And did I mention glitter?

Copyright © 2005 - 2012 - All Rights Reserved - Pamela Kellogg of Kitty & Me Designs .

Please visit her Kitty & Me Designs blog at http://kittyandmedesigns.blogspot.com/ and her Kitty & Me Designs Etsy shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/kittyandme.

Silk Ribbon Embroidery Tutorial - Loop Flower By Carol Daisy of Embroideries From Daisy's Garden


I LOVE just about any kind of silk ribbon embroidery flower and was was thrilled to see that Carol Daisy had a wonderful tutorial on her Silk Ribbon Embroidery blog showing you how to make a loop flower in silk ribbon embroidery.  Enjoy making your flowers.


Copyright © 2009 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Carol Daisy of Embroideries From Daisy's Garden.

Here's what Carol had to say about her tutorial: Flower combinations in 4 mm . Silk Ribbon - These are from a discontinued Introductory Kit. Satin -n-Cream on a Baby Quilt or for Doll Collectors. But I am sure you will find many other uses.

Please respect Carol's TERMS OF USE:  The patterns and designs are available for your private use only & remain the copyright of "Embroideries from Daisy's Garden". Ribbon Embroidery Supplies are available from our Website " Embroideries From Daisy's Garden."

Carol's Bio: My life is at the stage that I can indulge in my interests of Embroidery and Crafts. Ribbons,beads,threads, laces and trims all have a special place here in my studio. 

My childhood was spent on the family dairy farm in Toowoomba, Queensland. When I was about 12 years old, my Grandmother (nicknamed Daisy – hence the name Daisy’s Garden) introduced me to the joys of needlework. I am so thankful to her for giving me a skill that I could enjoy and build upon for life. After the chores were done, whenever I had some spare time, I would sit quietly on the front porch and stitch away. I remember these times so fondly. When I retired, and finally had some time to myself, I had the desire to do embroidery again. I didn’t get far with the fancy work tablecloth however, once I discovered Silk Ribbon Embroidery, I became addicted!

Copyright © 2009 - All Rights Reserved - Carol Daisy of Embroideries From Daisy's Garden.

Please visit her Embroideries From Daisy's Garden website at http://www.daisysgarden.net.au, her Silk Ribbon Embroidery blog at http://www.caroldaisy.blogspot.com/, and her Create-Enhance blog at http://www.create-enhance.com/.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Tutorial - Fitting Appliquéd Text To A Quilt Block By Ros Mirrington of Bloom Blog

I just love quilting and sewing tips, especially when they come from masters of their trade.  And, Ros Mirrington Bloom blog  is a master at quilting.  So, I was happy to see that she had a wonderful tips & techniques tutorial on her Bloom blog showing you how to fit appliqued text to a quilt block. Enjoy the tip!

Tutorial - Fitting Appliquéd Text To A Quilt Block

Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Ros Mirrington of Bloom blog.

Here's what Ros had to say about her tutorial: I am working on a small quilt at the moment that I am hoping to be able to show you very soon. Occasionally, I have the need to appliqué text on a quilt or other project. I have put together a tutorial, as much for my own reference as anybody's, but perhaps you will find it useful. I am using Microsoft Word on a Mac, but the commands should be much the same for PC.

Ros's Terms of Use:  These designs are free. Please link back to my designs if you use them and feel free to add photos to my 'Made with Bloom' Flickr group. Please do not use these tutorials for commercial purposes.

Ros's Blog Bio - A friend recently asked me which I could give up more easily, gardening or stitching. An impossible question. Of course, the suggestion that I could give up either is preposterous! If you are similarly enamored with blooms, whether they be real or stitched, welcome to my blog!

Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Written by  Ros Mirrington  of Bloom blog. Ros is an avid gardener, crafter, photographer, quilter, handbag designer, embroiderer, stitcher, crazy quilter, and seamstress.

Please visit her Bloom blog and her Bloom and Blossom Flickr photostream.

Love to Cook - Rumer's Cookery Book Tutorial By Ros Coffey of RosMadeMe Blog

Are you looking for the perfect gift to make your favorite cook, your Mum, your daughters or granddaughters who LOVE to cook?  If you are then you'll be pleased to know that Ros Coffey has a wonderful tutorial on her RosMadeMe Blog blog showing you how to make a bag to store all those handwritten family recipes.  What a wonderful idea for gifts this holiday season.  Thanks, Ros.

Love to Cook - Rumer's Cookery Book Tutorial

Copyright © 2012 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Ros Coffey of RosMadeMe Blog.

Here's what Ros had to say about her tutorial:  I have a friend called Rumer, she likes to cook, mind you she also likes to knit, sew and play on her DS, which is not a bad thing considering her mum runs our local yarn shop. When I saw her today, she said she wanted to make lemon drizzle cake and then we started talking about her granny's amazing chicken soup and I thought now is the time for her to start collecting her family recipes in her own cook book which is why we are going to make her very own book to gather up the recipes. I wonder if like me and my mum you have recipes books filled with hand written little scraps of paper with your beloved family recipes, if you do then this is the perfect project for you start on.

Ros's Bio:I live by the sea, in Essex, in Leigh-on-sea. I have been making things since I was a child, earliest memories were embroidering squares of binca matting, making felt egg cups and ripping back my knitting when my sister had picked up a dropped stitch... yep, it really did have to be all my own work! I am a dreadful hoarder, with stashes of wool and fabric hidden around my house, together with the projects that I have not yet finished. I am currently making cushions, quilted, appliqued, stencilled... actually just anything that I will enjoy crafting.

Copyright © 2010 - 2012 - All Rights Reserved - Ros Coffey of RosMadeMe Blog .

Please visit her RosMadeMe blog at http://rosmademe.blogspot.com .

Basic Fusing Tips Tutorial By Frieda Anderson of Walks In The Woods - Art Quilts

Ever have a problem with your fusing?  I know I have.  If you have, too then you'll be happy to know that Freida Anderson has a page on basic fusing tips on her Walks In The Woods  blog that may help.

Basic Fusing Tips

Copyright © 2012 - All Rights Reserved - Freida Anderson of Freida Anderson - Quilt Artist Teacher.

Here's what Freida had to say about her tutorial: Let’s talk about basic fusing.  I have found out several things over the 30 years that I have been using fusible web. I have had some ups and downs but over all I love the process and the products that I use. I am a faculty member of the Chicago School of Fusing - dean of technology, I help people with their computers, printers, sewing machines, irons, if it is a machine I help them. I really think I could have been a mechanical engineer, well except for the math part.

Copyright © 2012 - All Rights Reserved - Freida Anderson of Freida Anderson - Quilt Artist Teacher.

Freida's Bio: Frieda is a fiber artist whose original quilts are inspired by the colors from nature and the everyday scenery that surrounds her living in the mid-west. Working with her own hand dyed cotton and silk fabrics is fun and challenging, the dyeing process is always a surprise. Frieda has been making quilts for over 40 years.  Freida is an award winning, widely published and recognized quilt artist and teacher whose work is exhibited throughout the world.  For more information on Frieda and her biography please CLICK HERE.

Copyright © 2012 - All Rights Reserved - Freida Anderson of Freida Anderson - Quilt Artist Teacher.

Please visit her  Freida Anderson  website at http://www.friestyle.com and her Walks In The Woods blog at  http://www.friestyle.blogspot.com/

Saturday, December 08, 2012

Recycled Pillow Case into Hand Stamped Ribbon Tutorial By Thespoena McLaughlin of Vintiquities Workshop

Have you ever thought of taking old pillowcases and creating hand stamped ribbons? Well, Thespa McLaughlin has and she shows you how to do this on her of Vintiquities Workshop. What a great idea for recycling old pillowcases!

Recycled Pillow Case into Hand Stamped Ribbon Tutorial

Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Thespoena McLaughlin of Vintiquities Workshop.

Here's what Thespa had to say about her tutorial:  This is a quick and easy tutorial that shows you how to make hand stamped ribbon out of an old pillowcase.

I buy old pillowcases for their decorative crochet trim and for their embroidered designs to use in my mixed media stitched projects. I'm left with the rest of the pillowcase that happens to be perfect for stamping on because of the tight weave of the fabric.


Please respect Thespa's TERM OF USE: My patterns & tutorials are for personal use ONLY. Not for resale. If you want to share it online please give full credit complete with a link to Vintiquities Workshop at http://vintiquitiesworkshop.blogspot.com .

Thespa's Bio: I am a mixed media artist living with my family in the Ozarks. I love aged turquoise, faded cream, and lots of romantic layers. I dig rusty things and found objects and frequently use them in my art.

Copyright © 2012 - All Rights Reserved - Thespoena McLaughlin of Vintiquities Workshop.

Please visit her Vintiquities Workshop at http://vintiquitiesworkshop.blogspot.com/.  You can also follow her on Pinterest here.




Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Altoid's Tin Book Tutorial By Laura Carson of Artfully Musing Blog

If you love mixed media vintage creations and working with altoid tin's then you're going to love the "Altoid's Tin Book" tutorial that Laura Carson has on her Artfully Musing blog. I'm definitely going to make one. How about you?

Altoid's Tin Book

Copyright © 2012 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Laura Carson of Artfully Musing.

Here's what Laura had to say about her tutorial:  In this tutorial I’ll walk you through creating a vintage Altoid’s Tin book using chipboard and two Altoid’s tins. The fun part of this project is that by hinging two tins together it creates niches that you can load up with all kinds of embellishments.

Please respect Laura's TERMS OF USE:  My tutorials are protected by U.S. & International copyright laws.  Do not copy, duplicate, alter or reproduce in anyway.  Please use for inspiration only. ALL NAMES, LOGOS AND DESIGNS ARE THE PROPERTY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE OWNERS. ©2012 Laura Carson (Artfully Musing), All Rights Reserved

Laura's Bio: After retiring from the computer software industry where I spent my career designing, building and marketing software, I needed a creative outlet. A few years ago I discovered Mixed Media Art and have had a love affair ever since. I’ve taught classes in Altered Books, Handmade Books, Collage Art and Mix Media Art. I currently design for Alpha Stamps and I enjoy trading in various art groups. Starting this blog is a way of sharing my art and the wonderful art I have received from others. I specialize in very detailed multi-layered and textured pieces. I live in Anthem Arizona with my husband Kevin, dog Sandy, and cat Tigger.

Copyright © 2012 - All Rights Reserved - Laura Carson of Artfully Musing.

Please visit her Artfully Musing blog at  http://artfullymusing.blogspot.com/.


Sunday, December 02, 2012

A Nifty Strip-Piecing Trick Tutorial By Ros Mirrington of Bloom Blog

Have you always wanted to learn how to strip-piece a quilt. Well, Ros Mirrington of Bloom blog has a wonderful tips & techniques tutorial on her Bloom blogshowing you a nifty strip-piecing trick. Enjoy the tip!

A Nifty Strip-Piecing Trick Tutorial

Copyright © 2011 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Ros Mirrington of Bloom blog.

Here's what Ros had to say about her tutorial: It happened this week that I needed a large panel (20 by 7) of randomised 1.5" patchwork squares - as you do?! I read about this great technique in Australian Quilter's Companion

Ros's Terms of Use:  These designs are free.  Please link back to my designs if you use them and feel free to add photos to my 'Made with Bloom' Flickr group. Please do not use these tutorials for commercial purposes.

Ros's Blog Bio - A friend recently asked me which I could give up more easily, gardening or stitching. An impossible question. Of course, the suggestion that I could give up either is preposterous! If you are similarly enamored with blooms, whether they be real or stitched, welcome to my blog!

Copyright © 2011 - All Rights Reserved - Written by  Ros Mirrington  of Bloom blog. Ros is an avid gardener, crafter, photographer, quilter, handbag designer, embroiderer, stitcher, crazy quilter, and seamstress.

Please visit her Bloom blog and her Bloom and Blossom Flickr photostream.

Design Heart - Silk Ribbon Embroidery Design Tutorial By Carol Daisy of Embroideries From Daisy's Garden

There is something very elegant about a silk ribbon embroidery heart. If you agree then you'll be pleased to know that Carol Daisy had created a beautiful heart design on her Silk Ribbon Embroidery blog that she is sharing with all of us. I can hardly wait to try it.

Design Heart - Silk Ribbon Embroidery Design

Copyright © 2009 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Carol Daisy of Embroideries From Daisy's Garden.

Here's what Carol had to say about her tutorial:Could also be embroidered with Two Hearts intertwined.

Please respect Carol's TERMS OF USE:  The patterns and designs are available for your private use only & remain the copyright of "Embroideries from Daisy's Garden". Ribbon Embroidery Supplies are available from our Website " Embroideries From Daisy's Garden."

Carol's Bio: My life is at the stage that I can indulge in my interests of Embroidery and Crafts. Ribbons,beads,threads, laces and trims all have a special place here in my studio. 

My childhood was spent on the family dairy farm in Toowoomba, Queensland. When I was about 12 years old, my Grandmother (nicknamed Daisy – hence the name Daisy’s Garden) introduced me to the joys of needlework. I am so thankful to her for giving me a skill that I could enjoy and build upon for life. After the chores were done, whenever I had some spare time, I would sit quietly on the front porch and stitch away. I remember these times so fondly. When I retired, and finally had some time to myself, I had the desire to do embroidery again. I didn’t get far with the fancy work tablecloth however, once I discovered Silk Ribbon Embroidery, I became addicted!

Copyright © 2009 - All Rights Reserved - Carol Daisy of Embroideries From Daisy's Garden.

Please visit her Embroideries From Daisy's Garden website at http://www.daisysgarden.net.au, her Silk Ribbon Embroidery blog at http://www.caroldaisy.blogspot.com/, and her Create-Enhance blog at http://www.create-enhance.com/.

How To Make A Pincushion Ring Tutorial By Alma Stoller

I just LOVE Alma Stoller's tutorial for making a pincushion ring. I'm definitely going to make a few of these.


Copyright © 2011- All Rights Reserved - Written By Alma Stoller of Alma Stoller blog.

Here's what Alma had to say about her tutorial:  Inspired by the pincushion ring the adorable and insanely talented Mondo Guerra often wore on Project Runway, I decided to make my own.

Please respect Alma's TERMS OF USE:  I encourage you to link back to my post. Please give credit where credit is due. Unless otherwise noted, all photos, text, ideas, tutorials and artwork on this blog are the property of Alma Stoller. I'm happy to share with you, but please do not copy, reproduce or use without permission. Thank you.

Copyright © 2003-2012 - All Rights Reserved - Alma Stoller of Alma Stoller blog. Alma is an artist, designer, and blogger.

Please visit her Alma Stoller blog at http://www.almastoller.blogspot.com/, her Alma Stoller Facebook Page at  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Alma-Stoller/179752818769188 , and her Alma Stoller Tutorials ETSY Shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/AlmaStollerTutorials.

How To Make A Tie Tutorial By Alma Stoller

Do you love wearing ties? How you always wanted top make one of your own? Well, Alma Stoller has a wonderful tutorial on her Alma Stoller blog showing you how. Enjoy.

Copyright © 2010- All Rights Reserved - Written By Alma Stoller of Alma Stoller blog.

Here's what Alma had to say about her tutorial:  I heart ties, but I have yet to find a cool one that actually fits. Men's ties are either too wide, too long or too 'ugh'. Boy's ties are too short and the fabric is always too 'blah'. It is never small enough, long enough, pretty or flattering enough. Traditional tie making is a total drag. You have to cut one length on the bias and the other length on the grain of the fabric. Then you have to cut interfacing and the lining. By the time I was done cutting, I couldn't tell what was what. So, here is a colorful and easy alternative. I know I am not the only one out there dying to get her tie fix on. So for all you tie-loving gals out there. This one is for you. Make it and Rock it. Any color, any size, any design you want.

Please respect Alma's TERMS OF USE:  I encourage you to link back to my post. Please give credit where credit is due. Unless otherwise noted, all photos, text, ideas, tutorials and artwork on this blog are the property of Alma Stoller. I'm happy to share with you, but please do not copy, reproduce or use without permission. Thank you.

Copyright © 2003-2012 - All Rights Reserved - Alma Stoller of Alma Stoller blog. Alma is an artist, designer, and blogger.

Please visit her Alma Stoller blog at http://www.almastoller.blogspot.com/, her Alma Stoller Facebook Page at  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Alma-Stoller/179752818769188 , and her Alma Stoller Tutorials ETSY Shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/AlmaStollerTutorials.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Art Quilting 101 4-Part Tutorial By Pamela Kellogg of Kitty and Me Designs

I have been in love with crazy quilting creations for quite some time and was finally able to take a class on it in June. Well, of course, I fell even more in love with it (if that's possible) during the class. Now all I can think about is crazy quilting creations.

I know I've said this a million times before, but if you want to learn something learn it from the experts. Well, Pamela Kellogg, is definitely a well respected and recognized expert on crazy quilting, creative embroidery, silk ribbon embroidery (SRE), and cross-stitch. Her creations over the year just astonish me. I just love going to her blog and Etsy shop for the beautiful eye candy that you find there. So, you can imagine how pleased I was to see that she had a 4-part tutorial on her Kitty & Me Designs blog teaching you about art quilting. I hope you enjoy Pam's tutorials as much as I did.

Here's what Pamela had to say about her tutorial:  Part 1 - Since I'll be starting to post my Art Quilting 101 tutorial next week, I thought I would take a few moments to give you a supply list and a few suggestions for embellishments.

Part 2 - In this post, I will show you how to layer the background. Please keep in mind that this is only one way of making an art quilt. The possibilities are endless but for anyone who would like to try Art Quilting and has no clue where to begin, this tutorial should help you.

For beginners, it's best to start with a theme and color scheme. Choose a vintage photo either on paper or on fabric. I printed my little girl on fabric and then chose elements that coordinated with the photo colors:

Part 3 - Now that you have your art quilt all layered and sewn together, it's time to start embellishing it. This can be a bit overwhelming at first. I'm sure you're wondering where to start. First let me say, that you have to let go of how you think it should be and allow it to be what it becomes! That is very important with art of any type. Try not to stress over it! Just go with it and let be what it wants to be.

Part 4 - This is the final part of how to finish an art quilt. Of course, you can do it however you want to. I just thought I'd offer you one way to do it if you've never made an art quilt before.


Please respect Pamela's TERMS OF USE:  I like to share Craft and Embroidery Tutorials on how I do a variety of projects and techniques and helpful hints. I add to this list regularly. Please feel free to download the directions and if you try them, please let me know if you enjoyed the project!

Pamela's Bio:Designer, Textile Artist and Instructor. Although I love all forms of needlework and embroidery, my true passion is Crazy Quilting. I enjoy a quiet life in our little cottage by a lake in Northern Illinois. I frequent flea markets and antique shops looking for do-dads that I can sew on to my stitching projects. I offer some of my handmade items, along with my mom's and my sister's, in my Etsy shop. I enjoy baking and share many of my recipes here. And did I mention glitter?

Copyright © 2005 - 2012 - All Rights Reserved - Pamela Kellogg of Kitty & Me Designs .

Please visit her Kitty & Me Designs blog at http://kittyandmedesigns.blogspot.com/ and her Kitty & Me Designs Etsy shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/kittyandme.



Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Spider Web Roses With Fern and Babies Breath - Silk Ribbon Embroidery Design Tutorial By Carol Daisy of Embroideries From Daisy's Garden

I just love spider web roses silk ribbon embroidery designs so I was happy to see that Carol Daisy had created a beautiful spider web roses with fern and babies breath design on her Silk Ribbon Embroidery blog that she is sharing with all of us. I can hardly wait to try it.

Spider Web Roses With Fern and Babies Breath - Silk Ribbon Embroidery Design

Copyright © 2009 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Carol Daisy of Embroideries From Daisy's Garden.

Please respect Carol's TERMS OF USE:  The patterns and designs are available for your private use only & remain the copyright of "Embroideries from Daisy's Garden". Ribbon Embroidery Supplies are available from our Website " Embroideries From Daisy's Garden."

Carol's Bio: My life is at the stage that I can indulge in my interests of Embroidery and Crafts. Ribbons,beads,threads, laces and trims all have a special place here in my studio. 

My childhood was spent on the family dairy farm in Toowoomba, Queensland. When I was about 12 years old, my Grandmother (nicknamed Daisy – hence the name Daisy’s Garden) introduced me to the joys of needlework. I am so thankful to her for giving me a skill that I could enjoy and build upon for life. After the chores were done, whenever I had some spare time, I would sit quietly on the front porch and stitch away. I remember these times so fondly. When I retired, and finally had some time to myself, I had the desire to do embroidery again. I didn’t get far with the fancy work tablecloth however, once I discovered Silk Ribbon Embroidery, I became addicted!

Copyright © 2009 - All Rights Reserved - Carol Daisy of Embroideries From Daisy's Garden.

Please visit her Embroideries From Daisy's Garden website at http://www.daisysgarden.net.au, her Silk Ribbon Embroidery blog at http://www.caroldaisy.blogspot.com/, and her Create-Enhance blog at http://www.create-enhance.com/.


Monday, November 26, 2012

Simply-a-bloom Quilt Tutorial By Ros Mirrington of Bloom Blog

I just LOVE quilt designs and making quilts. If you are a beginner quilter and want to learn how to make a simple block quilt with appliqued figures then you'll be pleased to know that Ros Mirrington of Bloom blog has a wonderful tutorial on making a "simply-a-bloom" quilt. I hope you enjoy Ros's tutorial.

Simply-a-bloom Quilt Tutorial
Free projects from Bloom @ Moda Bakeshop

Copyright © 2009 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Ros Mirrington of Bloom blog.

Here's what Ros had to say about her tutorial:  This quilt is perfect for a new quilter as it uses the simplest of block construction & appliqué techniques. It is made with Bonnie & Camille's gorgeous new line, 'Simple Abundance'.

Ros's Terms of Use:  I have had the wonderful privilege of having some of my designs posted by Moda Bakeshop. These designs are free. Please link back to my designs if you use them and feel free to add photos to my 'Made with Bloom' Flickr group. Please do not use these tutorials for commercial purposes.

Ros's Blog Bio - A friend recently asked me which I could give up more easily, gardening or stitching. An impossible question. Of course, the suggestion that I could give up either is preposterous! If you are similarly enamored with blooms, whether they be real or stitched, welcome to my blog!

Copyright © 2009 - All Rights Reserved - Written by  Ros Mirrington  of Bloom blog. Ros is an avid gardener, crafter, photographer, quilter, handbag designer, embroiderer, stitcher, crazy quilter, and seamstress.

Please visit her Bloom blog and her Bloom and Blossom Flickr photostream.

Countdown to Christmas - An Advent Chest of Drawers Tutorial by Ros Coffey of RosMadeMe Blog

Are you looking for an adorable advent chest of drawers Christmas project? If you are Ros Coffey has a wonderful tutorial on her RosMadeMe Blog blog showing you how to make one. Enjoy the holidays.

Countdown to Christmas - An Advent Chest of Drawers Tutorial

Copyright © 2012 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Ros Coffey of RosMadeMe Blog.

Here's what Ros had to say about her tutorial:  I am typing this with sticky fingers, so any typos you see are due to my fingers not leaving the keys... Right so I have found my Christmas making mojo (it was hidden behind last year's Christmas cards) and now I am ready to get on with the next project which is a little Advent chest of drawers calendar... Thomas Chippendale watch out!

I don't know about you but I am a sucker for crafting magazines, I love to browse through them, especially when someone I know is in there... better still if I did not expect to see them, take a bow Wendy Massey who is featuring in this month's Craftseller, as one of their "regular designers", well that is really thrilling as Wendy also runs Handmade Monday. Anyway, at the moment most of the magazines are giving away crafting papers... but I don't make cards or scrapbook and I can only pass on so much which means I have to find a use for it and the Advent chest of drawers is it.


Ros's Bio:I live by the sea, in Essex, in Leigh-on-sea. I have been making things since I was a child, earliest memories were embroidering squares of binca matting, making felt egg cups and ripping back my knitting when my sister had picked up a dropped stitch... yep, it really did have to be all my own work! I am a dreadful hoarder, with stashes of wool and fabric hidden around my house, together with the projects that I have not yet finished. I am currently making cushions, quilted, appliqued, stencilled... actually just anything that I will enjoy crafting.

Copyright © 2010 - 2012 - All Rights Reserved - Ros Coffey of RosMadeMe Blog .

Please visit her RosMadeMe blog at http://rosmademe.blogspot.com .

Crochety Old Bag - A Tutorial For A Ruffly Crochet Handbag By Ros Coffey of RosMadeMe Blog

I know that I've mentioned that I can't crochet to save my soul. I wish I could because I'd love to try making the Crochety Old Bag that Ros Coffey has on her RosMadeMe Blog blog showing.  How adorable is that? If you can crochet - have a delightful time making your crochet handbag.

Crochety Old Bag - A tutorial For A Ruffly Crochet Handbag

Copyright © 2011 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Ros Coffey of RosMadeMe Blog.

Here's what Ros had to say about her tutorial:  Did you notice how many people have taken up crochet recently, even my guest, Susie blogged about it? So before the bandwagon drives off, here is a little something that I have created for you to make. And if you don't believe me take a look at Handmade Monday on Wendy's wonderful site and see who else has been bitten by the bug.

Ros's Bio:I live by the sea, in Essex, in Leigh-on-sea. I have been making things since I was a child, earliest memories were embroidering squares of binca matting, making felt egg cups and ripping back my knitting when my sister had picked up a dropped stitch... yep, it really did have to be all my own work! I am a dreadful hoarder, with stashes of wool and fabric hidden around my house, together with the projects that I have not yet finished. I am currently making cushions, quilted, appliqued, stencilled... actually just anything that I will enjoy crafting.

Copyright © 2010 - 2012 - All Rights Reserved - Ros Coffey of RosMadeMe Blog .

Please visit her RosMadeMe blog at http://rosmademe.blogspot.com .



Saturday, November 24, 2012

Making Boxes Out of Christmas Cards Tutorial By Laura Carson of Artfully Musing Blog

You probably have stacks of old Christmas cards that you hate to just throw away. Right? Well, you don't have to. You can turn those old cards into boxes. If you want to know how just check out the tutorial that Laura Carson has on her Artfully Musing blog. Just think about all the wonderful little boxes you can make.


Copyright © 2011 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Laura Carson of Artfully Musing.

Here's what Laura had to say about her tutorial:  So you have stacks of Christmas cards with great art on the front and what can you do with them. One thing is to make them into boxes. These little boxes are great for ATCs, gift cards, jewelry etc. and they are so simple to make.

Please respect Laura's TERMS OF USE:  My tutorials are protected by U.S. & International copyright laws.  Do not copy, duplicate, alter or reproduce in anyway.  Please use for inspiration only. ALL NAMES, LOGOS AND DESIGNS ARE THE PROPERTY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE OWNERS. ©2012 Laura Carson (Artfully Musing), All Rights Reserved

Laura's Bio: After retiring from the computer software industry where I spent my career designing, building and marketing software, I needed a creative outlet. A few years ago I discovered Mixed Media Art and have had a love affair ever since. I’ve taught classes in Altered Books, Handmade Books, Collage Art and Mix Media Art. I currently design for Alpha Stamps and I enjoy trading in various art groups. Starting this blog is a way of sharing my art and the wonderful art I have received from others. I specialize in very detailed multi-layered and textured pieces. I live in Anthem Arizona with my husband Kevin, dog Sandy, and cat Tigger.

Copyright © 2011 - All Rights Reserved - Laura Carson of Artfully Musing.

Please visit her Artfully Musing blog at http://artfullymusing.blogspot.com/ .

The Elves Christmas Garland - Christmas Tutorial No. 11 by Ros Coffey

What could be cheerier than a mittens, stockings, and scarves garland made of felt? Not much. If you agree then you'll be pleased to know that Ros Coffey has a tutorial on her RosMadeMe Blog blog showing you how to make this adorable garland.   I just love it.

The Elves Christmas Garland - Christmas Tutorial no. 11

Copyright © 2011 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Ros Coffey of RosMadeMe Blog.

Here's what Ros had to say about her tutorial:  I like working with felt, it is so forgiving and it is brilliant at making winter outfits for elves. Now as you all know, no self respecting helper of Santa Claus would dream of turning up for work without his mittens, socks and matching scarf... so in case of any elf being caught short you will now have a spare wardrobe hanging over your fireplace.

Ros's Bio:I live by the sea, in Essex, in Leigh-on-sea. I have been making things since I was a child, earliest memories were embroidering squares of binca matting, making felt egg cups and ripping back my knitting when my sister had picked up a dropped stitch... yep, it really did have to be all my own work! I am a dreadful hoarder, with stashes of wool and fabric hidden around my house, together with the projects that I have not yet finished. I am currently making cushions, quilted, appliqued, stencilled... actually just anything that I will enjoy crafting.

Copyright © 2010 - 2012 - All Rights Reserved - Ros Coffey of RosMadeMe Blog .

Please visit her RosMadeMe blog at http://rosmademe.blogspot.com .

Bottle Brush Christmas Trees-Bleaching & Dying Tutorial By By Cathy Jackson of Hazelruthes


I just LOVE colorful Christmas decorations.  If you do, too then you'll be happy to know  that Cathy Jackson of Hazelruthe's blog has a wonderful tutorial showing you how to make colorful Christmas Trees from bottle brushes.


Copyright © 2009 - Written By Cathy Jackson of Hazelruthe's Blog

Here's what Cathy had to say about her tutorial:  Have you ever wondered how to get those cool looking cream and colored bottle brush trees. Well I finally tried it this year and it worked! First of all they come that dark green with the white snow on them and usually a bag full of them. I got a bag of 16--assorted sizes--at Big Lots for 6.99.

Please respect Cathy's TERMS OF USE: You may use my tutorials for your own personal use to produce a project or use the technique but my tutorials may not be copied, reprinted, emailed, or transmitted in any form without my permission. You may, however, link back to the respective tutorials page of my Hazelruthes blog.

Copyright © 2009 - All Rights Reserved - Cathy Jackson of Hazelruthe's Blog. Please visit Cathy's Hazelruthe's blog at http://www.hazelruthes.blogspot.com/ and her Primitive Goodes Etsy shoppe at http://www.etsy.com/shop/primitivegoodes .

Christmas Tutorials Start Here - Chris's Patchwork Decorations by Ros Coffey of RosMadeMe Blog

I just love quilted ornaments? Don't you? If you do you'll be pleased to know that Ros Coffey has a tutorial on her RosMadeMe Blog blog showing you how to make some adorable quilted star ornaments.

Christmas Tutorials Start Here - Chris's Patchwork Decorations Tutorial

Copyright © 2012 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Ros Coffey of RosMadeMe Blog.

Here's what Ros had to say about her tutorial:  OK, can you believe four months today Christmas Day will be over? We started a Christmas countdown at this time last year, so throughout the year I have been collecting ideas (and discarding them, too!) ready for the fray.

Ros's Bio:I live by the sea, in Essex, in Leigh-on-sea. I have been making things since I was a child, earliest memories were embroidering squares of binca matting, making felt egg cups and ripping back my knitting when my sister had picked up a dropped stitch... yep, it really did have to be all my own work! I am a dreadful hoarder, with stashes of wool and fabric hidden around my house, together with the projects that I have not yet finished. I am currently making cushions, quilted, appliqued, stencilled... actually just anything that I will enjoy crafting.

Copyright © 2010 - 2012 - All Rights Reserved - Ros Coffey of RosMadeMe Blog .

Please visit her RosMadeMe blog at http://rosmademe.blogspot.com .

Friday, November 23, 2012

The Snuggly Reversible Cable Scarf - Christmas Tutorial No. 4 By Ros Coffey of RosMadeMe Blog

How would you like to make a gift that you could give to either a male or a female? Impossible you say. Not so. Just check out the reverse cable scarf tutorial that Ros Coffey has on her RosMadeMe Blog blog. Perfect gift for a guy or a gal!

The Snuggly Reversible Cable Scarf - Christmas Tutorial No. 4

Copyright © 2011 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Ros Coffey of RosMadeMe Blog.

Here's what Ros had to say about her tutorial:  Right, who is already running screaming for the door at the thought that not only are you going to cable but your knitting is going to be the same on each side? I promise you it will be really easy, think about it there are three stitches that look the same on both sides: garter, rib and moss or seed stitch and we will be using rib and moss stitch, and to help you further there is a YouTube demo of cabling pasted at the end of the pattern.

The scarf is made with Sirdar Big Softie and measures 6' 6" and the great thing is it will knit up really quickly... I made mine in two days on the train (45 min train journeys) and the great thing is with size 10 needles few are brave enough to sit next to you! The good news is this scarf is butch enough for chaps and, soft and snuggly enough for girls.


Ros's Bio:I live by the sea, in Essex, in Leigh-on-sea. I have been making things since I was a child, earliest memories were embroidering squares of binca matting, making felt egg cups and ripping back my knitting when my sister had picked up a dropped stitch... yep, it really did have to be all my own work! I am a dreadful hoarder, with stashes of wool and fabric hidden around my house, together with the projects that I have not yet finished. I am currently making cushions, quilted, appliqued, stencilled... actually just anything that I will enjoy crafting.

Copyright © 2010 - 2012 - All Rights Reserved - Ros Coffey of RosMadeMe Blog .

Please visit her RosMadeMe blog at http://rosmademe.blogspot.com .

Wee Bird Tutorial By Karen Bailey of Todolwen Blog

Some creations are just too cute. Such is the case with the wee birds that Karen Bailey shows everyone how to make on her Todolwen blog. I'm definitely adding these to my "to do" list for Christmas gifts this year.

Wee Bird Tutorial

Copyright © 2011 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Karen Bailey of Todolwen Blog

Here's what Karen had to say about her tutorial:  Hello my dear friends, at last I have finished the tutorial for my wee bird! It has taken me so much longer than I thought it would but sometimes things just don't work out the way we would like them to.

Please respect Karen's TERMS OF USE:  Please do not copy my tutorials in full and/or claim them to be your own and/or post them on your blog without my permission. Furthermore the sale of my tutorials is prohibited. All my designs are protected under copyright.

Karen's Bio: My name is Karen Bailey, and I am the wife for over 20 years to a now retired british serviceman and a Mum to two beautiful daughters. For many years we traveled and lived all over the world whilst serving in the army. After leaving the army we now live in Ontario, Canada. My passion is antiques, especially victorian unrestored furniture and household items and creating/crafting. For me there is nothing better when I have a moment to sit down and make something beautiful. My blog is 'Todolwen' which is an anogram made up from 'old to new' which is what I love to do ~ take something old and give it a new life. I hope you enjoy my makings as much as I enjoy creating them.

Copyright © 2011 - All Rights Reserved - Karen Bailey of  Todolwen Blog.

Please visit her Todolwen blog at http://todolwen.blogspot.com/.

Rufty Tufty Boys Beanie Hat Tutorial By Ros Coffey of RosMadeMe Blog

If you love to knit and are looking for a beanie to make for a little boy then you'll be pleased to know that Ros Coffey has a tutorial on her RosMadeMe Blog blog showing you how to make a "Rufty Tufty Boys Beanie Hat." Have fun knitting.

Rufty Tufty Boys Beanie Hat

Copyright © 2011 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Ros Coffey of RosMadeMe Blog.

Here's what Ros had to say about her tutorial:  I have found lots of hats for little girls but hats for little boys are few and far between, so using the classic beanie design which uses multiples of eight stitches and knits in the round, I came up with a little number in cotton, which is both soft, structured and textured. They are such a quick knit I have made four for my first Spring Craft Show on Saturday, fingers crossed that they sell well!

Ros's Bio:I live by the sea, in Essex, in Leigh-on-sea. I have been making things since I was a child, earliest memories were embroidering squares of binca matting, making felt egg cups and ripping back my knitting when my sister had picked up a dropped stitch... yep, it really did have to be all my own work! I am a dreadful hoarder, with stashes of wool and fabric hidden around my house, together with the projects that I have not yet finished. I am currently making cushions, quilted, appliqued, stencilled... actually just anything that I will enjoy crafting.

Copyright © 2010 - 2012 - All Rights Reserved - Ros Coffey of RosMadeMe Blog .

Please visit her RosMadeMe blog at http://rosmademe.blogspot.com .

Stripped Bare for Christmas Action - More Quilted Tree Decs Tutorial by Ros Coffey of RosMadeMe Blog

I just love quilted ornaments? Don't you? If you do you'll be pleased to know that Ros Coffey has a tutorial on her RosMadeMe Blog blog showing you how to make some adorable quilted ornaments.

Stripped Bare for Christmas Action - More Quilted Tree Decs Tutorial

Copyright © 2012 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Ros Coffey of RosMadeMe Blog.

Here's what Ros had to say about her tutorial:  Back in July we made a cushion to celebrate the Fourth of July, so using the same technique we are going to create some more great quilted decorations to fill your tree. Yet again we are going to raid the pastry cutter tin to find great shapes to use on the tree, you can use hearts, stockings, hearts, mittens, hearts, parcels and did I mention hearts? This is another great way of using up scrap strips to create effective tree decs, so let's hit your Christmas stash of fabrics and get started.

Ros's Bio:I live by the sea, in Essex, in Leigh-on-sea. I have been making things since I was a child, earliest memories were embroidering squares of binca matting, making felt egg cups and ripping back my knitting when my sister had picked up a dropped stitch... yep, it really did have to be all my own work! I am a dreadful hoarder, with stashes of wool and fabric hidden around my house, together with the projects that I have not yet finished. I am currently making cushions, quilted, appliqued, stencilled... actually just anything that I will enjoy crafting.

Copyright © 2010 - 2012 - All Rights Reserved - Ros Coffey of RosMadeMe Blog .

Please visit her RosMadeMe blog at http://rosmademe.blogspot.com .

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Make A Vintage Style Star From A Cereal Box Tutorial By Cathy Jackson of Hazelruthes

I just love all sorts of glittery Christmas ornaments.  If you do, too then you're going to love Cathy Jackson's tutorial on her Hazelruthe's blog showing you how to make a star ornament out of a cereal box.

Make A Vintage Style Star From A Cereal Box Tutorial

Copyright © 2011 - Written By Cathy Jackson of Hazelruthe's Blog

Here's what Cathy had to say about her tutorial:  TSee what you can do with a cereal box...... You can make a pretty vintage looking Christmas star! I've seen several paper stars around Blogland and decided I needed to try it myself and thought I would share what I did.

Please respect Cathy's TERMS OF USE: You may use my tutorials for your own personal use to produce a project or use the technique but my tutorials may not be copied, reprinted, emailed, or transmitted in any form without my permission. You may, however, link back to the respective tutorials page of my Hazelruthes blog.

Copyright © 2011 - All Rights Reserved - Cathy Jackson of Hazelruthe's Blog. Please visit Cathy's Hazelruthe's blog at http://www.hazelruthes.blogspot.com/ and her Primitive Goodes Etsy shoppe at http://www.etsy.com/shop/primitivegoodes .

Stuff The Bunting by Christmas Tree Tutorial by Ros Coffey of RosMadeMe Blog

Do you like to decorate for the holidays? Are you looking for a great decoration? If you do and you are then you'll be pleased to know that Ros Coffey has a tutorial on her RosMadeMe Blog blog showing you how to make a bunting Christmas tree decoration.

Stuff The Bunting Christmas Tree Tutorial

Copyright © 2012 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Ros Coffey of RosMadeMe Blog.

Here's what Ros had to say about her tutorial:  Our local fabric shop... the wonderful Belle Fabrics (who still do not have a website... grrr!) had a version of this tree in the window, so with their permission I used it as a starting point for my tree. I thought you might like this tree which means we can use lots of the techniques from the last couple of years, from how to make bunting, to the Christmas stars we are going to use on top of it.

Ros's Bio:I live by the sea, in Essex, in Leigh-on-sea. I have been making things since I was a child, earliest memories were embroidering squares of binca matting, making felt egg cups and ripping back my knitting when my sister had picked up a dropped stitch... yep, it really did have to be all my own work! I am a dreadful hoarder, with stashes of wool and fabric hidden around my house, together with the projects that I have not yet finished. I am currently making cushions, quilted, appliqued, stencilled... actually just anything that I will enjoy crafting.

Copyright © 2010 - 2012 - All Rights Reserved - Ros Coffey of RosMadeMe Blog .

Please visit her RosMadeMe blog at http://rosmademe.blogspot.com .

Cheap, Cheery and Chic - Christmas Tutorial 15 By Ros Coffey of RosMadeMe Blog

Have you ever wondered how they make package bows?  If you do then wonder no more as Ros Coffey has a tutorial on her RosMadeMe Blog blog showing you how to make them.

Cheap, cheery and chic - Christmas Tutorial 15

Copyright © 2011 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Ros Coffey of RosMadeMe Blog.

Here's what Ros had to say about her tutorial:  Right, I am not going to tell you how tough life is at the moment, so let's look at some ways to save a little bit of money over the Christmas holiday, which means this week we will make gift bows, candle holders and place settings.

Ros's Bio:I live by the sea, in Essex, in Leigh-on-sea. I have been making things since I was a child, earliest memories were embroidering squares of binca matting, making felt egg cups and ripping back my knitting when my sister had picked up a dropped stitch... yep, it really did have to be all my own work! I am a dreadful hoarder, with stashes of wool and fabric hidden around my house, together with the projects that I have not yet finished. I am currently making cushions, quilted, appliqued, stencilled... actually just anything that I will enjoy crafting.

Copyright © 2010 - 2012 - All Rights Reserved - Ros Coffey of RosMadeMe Blog .

Please visit her RosMadeMe blog at http://rosmademe.blogspot.com .

Straighten Your Seams - The Christmas Stocking Tutorial by Ros Coffey of RosMadeMe Blog

I love making Christmas Stockings and have made quite a few in my lifetime. Some were made of cloth, some were knit, some made of fleece, some lined, etc. I never made any strip pieced stockings so I was pleased when Ros Coffey told me she just finished a tutorial on her RosMadeMe Blog blog showing you how to make adorable strip pieced stockings. I'll definitively have to make some of these.

Straighten Your Seams - The Christmas Stocking Tutorial

Copyright © 2012 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Ros Coffey of RosMadeMe Blog.

Here's what Ros had to say about her tutorial: I don't know about you but one of my most fave childhood Christmas memories was waking up in the early hours feeling the weight on your feet and knowing that Father Christmas had been, filled your stocking and waiting until daylight before I was allowed to open them. Although I was lucky that I was not my mum, as one Christmas two of her sisters, she was the eldest of 12, got up in the middle of the night and swapped the presents around so that they got what they wanted... at least, until my granny woke up! Back then I used my father's socks from his wellingtons, large creamy socks with utilitarian writ large, so we are going to make something a little more aesthetically pleasing for the end of our beds.

Ros's Bio:I live by the sea, in Essex, in Leigh-on-sea. I have been making things since I was a child, earliest memories were embroidering squares of binca matting, making felt egg cups and ripping back my knitting when my sister had picked up a dropped stitch... yep, it really did have to be all my own work! I am a dreadful hoarder, with stashes of wool and fabric hidden around my house, together with the projects that I have not yet finished. I am currently making cushions, quilted, appliqued, stencilled... actually just anything that I will enjoy crafting.

Copyright © 2010 - 2012 - All Rights Reserved - Ros Coffey of RosMadeMe Blog .

Please visit her RosMadeMe blog at http://rosmademe.blogspot.com.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Skinny Stocking Tutorial By Thespoena McLaughlin of Vintiquities Workshop

I just love decorations that you can display at the holidays and also display year round - if you want to. Don't you? If you do then you'll be pleased to know that Thespa McLaughlin has a wonderful tutorial and pattern on her of Vintiquities Workshop showing you how to make skinny stockings. I just LOVE them.

Skinny Stocking Tutorial 

Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Thespoena McLaughlin of Vintiquities Workshop.

Here's what Thespa had to say about her tutorial:   As promised today I'm sharing my skinny stocking pattern, just a quick one I drew up for a small skinny stocking this week.

Please respect Thespa's TERM OF USE: My patterns & tutorials are for personal use ONLY. Not for resale. If you want to share it online please give full credit complete with a link to Vintiquities Workshop at http://vintiquitiesworkshop.blogspot.com .

Thespa's Bio: I am a mixed media artist living with my family in the Ozarks. I love aged turquoise, faded cream, and lots of romantic layers. I dig rusty things and found objects and frequently use them in my art.

Copyright © 2012 - All Rights Reserved - Thespoena McLaughlin of Vintiquities Workshop.

Please visit her Vintiquities Workshop at http://vintiquitiesworkshop.blogspot.com/.  You can also follow her on Pinterest here.



Cream Sparkle Button Tree Tutorial By Thespoena McLaughlin of Vintiquities Workshop

Do you love shabby chic decor, buttons and bottle trees? If you do then you'll love the creme sparkle button tree tutorial that Thespa McLaughlin has on her of Vintiquities Workshop.  Can you picture a bunch of these on a cluster. I can!

Cream sparkle button tree tutorial...

Copyright © 2011 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Thespoena McLaughlin of Vintiquities Workshop.

Here's what Thespa had to say about her tutorial:   I want to show you a little sparkly button tree I made this past weekend.
I used a bottle brush tree I had bleached a few weeks ago (you can find tutorials on how to do that on the web).


Thespa's Bio: I am a mixed media artist living with my family in the Ozarks. I love aged turquoise, faded cream, and lots of romantic layers. I dig rusty things and found objects and frequently use them in my art.

Copyright © 2012 - All Rights Reserved - Thespoena McLaughlin of Vintiquities Workshop.

Please visit her Vintiquities Workshop at http://vintiquitiesworkshop.blogspot.com/.  You can also follow her on Pinterest here.


A Zip-free Christmas Ribbon Cushion Tutorial By Ros Coffey of RosMadeMe Blog

Looking for something to do with all those Christmas ribbons?  If you are then check out the Christmas ribbon cushion tutorial that Ros Coffey has on her RosMadeMe Blog blog.   I just love it.

A Zip-free Christmas Ribbon Cushion Tutorial

Copyright © 2011 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Ros Coffey of RosMadeMe Blog.

Here's what Ros had to say about her tutorial:  I love ribbons, for this I blame my mother and her putting my hair in plaits when I was a child.

This cushion is actually rather easy but looks very impressive.


Ros's Bio:I live by the sea, in Essex, in Leigh-on-sea. I have been making things since I was a child, earliest memories were embroidering squares of binca matting, making felt egg cups and ripping back my knitting when my sister had picked up a dropped stitch... yep, it really did have to be all my own work! I am a dreadful hoarder, with stashes of wool and fabric hidden around my house, together with the projects that I have not yet finished. I am currently making cushions, quilted, appliqued, stencilled... actually just anything that I will enjoy crafting.

Copyright © 2010 - 2012 - All Rights Reserved - Ros Coffey of RosMadeMe Blog .

Please visit her RosMadeMe blog at http://rosmademe.blogspot.com .

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Weston Woollies - A Cabled Hat and Scarf Pattern Tutorial By Ros Coffey of RosMadeMe Blog

Do you like to knit? Are you looking for a great gift? If you do and you are then you'll be pleased to know that Ros Coffey has a tutorial on her RosMadeMe Blog blog showing you how to knit a cable hat and scarf.

Weston Woollies - A cabled hat and scarf pattern

Copyright © 2012 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Ros Coffey of RosMadeMe Blog.

Here's what Ros had to say about her tutorial:  This is a hat and scarf created as a Christmas gift for my friend Miss Weston, hence the name, Weston Woollies, she is very much a hat, scarf and mittens girl in the Winter.

Ros's Bio:I live by the sea, in Essex, in Leigh-on-sea. I have been making things since I was a child, earliest memories were embroidering squares of binca matting, making felt egg cups and ripping back my knitting when my sister had picked up a dropped stitch... yep, it really did have to be all my own work! I am a dreadful hoarder, with stashes of wool and fabric hidden around my house, together with the projects that I have not yet finished. I am currently making cushions, quilted, appliqued, stencilled... actually just anything that I will enjoy crafting.

Copyright © 2010 - 2012 - All Rights Reserved - Ros Coffey of RosMadeMe Blog .

Please visit her RosMadeMe blog at http://rosmademe.blogspot.com .

A Vintage Pincushion Pattern By Kaaren Johnston of The Painted Quilt

I for one just LOVE pincushions of every shape and style. So, I was happy to see that Kaaren Johnston had a wonderful pattern on her The Painted Quilt blog showing you how to make a vintage pincushion.  This is definitely going on my "to do" list.

First Friday Freebie #29 - A Vintage Pincushion

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

Here's what Kaaren had to say about her pattern:  My obsession with pincushions continues this month. After posting the photo of a pincushion that I designed for my swap partner in THIS post, several of you asked me to share the pattern so I decided to do so for this month’s First Friday Freebie.

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

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


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

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