Thursday, August 30, 2012

Creating a Stained Glass Look by Embossing Transparency Film Free Tutorial By Laura Carson of Artfully Musing Blog

I just love stained glass and would like to learn how to create beautiful stained glass creations. That's not going to happen anytime soon, but in the meantime I can learn how to create stain glass looking mixed media creations using transparency film. With this in mind I was happy to see that Laura Carson had a wonderful tutorial on her Artfully Musing blog showing you how to create a beautiful stained glass look by embossing transparency film. How beautiful is Laura's creation?  I'm looking forward to learning how to do this.  How about you?


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

Here's what Laura had to say about her tutorial:  In November I posted a tutorial on “Creating a Stained Glass Look Using a Glass Slide”. Embossing transparency film is another option to creating the look of stained glass although I don’t think is sparkles quite as nicely as real glass. But with transparency film, you can print and emboss any digital image, whereas with glass, you are limited to rubber stamps.

The base of the ATC below is an image of an art nouveau stained glass window that I printed on transparency film and embossed. So that you could better see the colors on the transparency, the first image of the piece is photographed on white paper. The second image is photographed with the light behind the piece. Be sure to click on the image to see all the details.


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/.


Little Flowers In Salt Shaker Vase Free Tutorial By Karen Bailey of Todolwen Blog

I just love paper creations - especially when they are combined with another one of my loves which is floral crafts.  So, I was pleased to see that Karen Bailey had a wonderful tutorial on her Todolwen blog showing you how to make little paper flowers in a saltshaker vase. They are just too adorable to resist.

LITTLE FLOWERS IN SALT SHAKER VASE

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

Here's what Karen had to say about her tutorial: My First Tutorial. Hello my dear Friends. As I mentioned yesterday, I was working on a tutorial for the little flowers in the salt-shaker vase. Well, it is ready. So, here we go!

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/.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Acorn Mushroom Ornament Free Tutorial By Lisa Jordan of Lil Fish Studios

Every Fall when I look at all the acorns on the ground I always wonder what I could make out of them. Well, now I know. You see, Lisa Jordan has a wonderful tutorial on her Lil Fish Studios blog showing you how to make mushroom ornaments out of acorns.  Enjoy!

Acorn Mushroom Ornament Tutorial

Copyright © 2009 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Lisa Jordan of  Lil Fish Studios.

Here's what Lisa had to say about her tutorial:  Here's an earthy little ornament project for you to try. The boys and I had fun making these up yesterday and wanted to share them with you.


Please respect Lisa's TERMS OF USE:  When sharing my tutorials, photos, or content, please link back to my Lil Fish Studios blog @ http://lilfishstudios.blogspot.com/ and give proper attribution. It's just the right thing to do.

Lisa's Bio:Living under the poplar and pine in rural Minnesota I find inspiration in the nature that surrounds me. I'm especially drawn to mushrooms, moss, and the oddly lumpy and beautifully textural bits found on the forest floor.

I'm especially enthralled with wool and wood. Sustainability is important to me and is reflected in the materials and processes I use.

Copyright © 2006 - 2012 - All Rights Reserved - Lisa Jordan of  Lil Fish Studios.

Please visit her  Lil Fish Studios blog at  http://lilfishstudios.blogspot.com/, her Lil Fish Studios Big Cartel shop at http://lilfishstudios.bigcartel.com/, and her Lil Fish Studios Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/lilfishstudios .

How To Recycle A Magazine Free Tutorial By Alma Stoller

Have you ever thought about recycling a magazine? If so Alma Stoller has a wonderful tutorial on her Alma Stoller blog showing you how to do this.  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 wrote about this technique in the May/June 2007 issue of Cloth Paper Scissor Magazine. Here is a quick recap.

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.

Flower Tutorial By Thespoena McLaughlin of Vintiquities Workshop

I know that I'm mentioned a thousand times that you can never have enough flowers. Or, flower tutorials.  Especially if they're being taught by a master at mixed media. If I've piqued your curiosity check out the flower tutorial that Thespa McLaughlin has on her of Vintiquities Workshop. They're just beautiful.

A free Flower Tutorial...

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

Here's what Thespa had to say about her tutorial:  I was working on some flowers this weekend and I thought I would show you a step by step on how I made them...

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.


Sunflowers In Silk Ribbon Embroidery Free 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 sunflowers in silk ribbon embroidery.  Enjoy making your flowers.

Sunflowers In Silk Ribbon Embroidery

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: Hi Everyone,  Sorry it has been so long. You know what it is like, not enough hours in the day. You have your day planned out and  then *** bingo, it takes a whole new direction.  These days most of my time seems to be taken up with administration and not so much time actually doing SRE. It is so peaceful to just spend the time working with Silk Ribbons, sometimes I even get withdrawal symptoms.

I took some photos of these brilliant Sunflowers while in Brisbane earlier this year. So large bright and cheery, even with showers threatening overhead.


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/.

Silk Ribbon Embroidery Free Tutorials - Small Iris and Bearded Iris By Carol Daisy of Embroideries From Daisy's Garden

My all time favorite flower is the Iris.  So, I was was thrilled to see that Carol Daisy had a wonderful tutorial on her Silk Ribbon Embroidery blog showing you how to make a bearded iris and small iris in silk ribbon embroidery.  Enjoy making your flowers.

Silk Ribbon Embroidery Tutorial - Small Iris

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: As I mentioned in the earlier lesson on the Bearded Iris, this is a more petite version of an Iris in 4 mm. ribbon.


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: Creating Irises in Silk Ribbon  - As you would no doubt see in the bulb catalogues, Irises are available in so many varieties these days. The following is my version of a Bearded Iris.

This is being stitched with pieces of my own hand dyed 7 mm Ribbon.

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/.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Voile Scarf Free Tutorial By Ros Mirrington of Bloom Blog

Have you always wanted to make a pretty scarf? Especially a voile scarf?  If you have then you'll be pleased to know that Ros Mirrington of Bloom blog has written another wonderful tutorial on making a voile scarf. It's just so pretty to look at.  I hope you enjoy Ros's tutorial.

Voile Scarf Tutorial

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

Here's what Ros had to say about her tutorial: This light scarf is made from Anna Maria Horner's 'Little Folks' voile. To achieve a similar look, you will need very sheer, soft fabric. I have used a print on one side of the scarf, and a plain white voile on the other side.

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 - https://bloomandblossom.blogspot.com/ and her Bloom and Blossom Flickr photostream - https://www.flickr.com/photos/bloomandblossom/

Sewing Box Free Tutorial By Kaaren Johnston of The Painted Quilt

Who can resist sewing boxes - especially if they're appliqued?  I know I can't.  If that's the case for you then you'll be happy to know that Kaaren Johnston has a wonderful tutorial on her The Painted Quilt blog showing you how to make an adorable sewing box.  I'll be making one.  How about you?


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

Here's what Kaaren had to say about her tutorial: Last Friday morning when my friend Lucie and I were solving the problems of the world over a cup of tea, she brought out a papier mache box and asked me if I could find a use for it. Immediately, I had a vision and when I got home, I sketched out a pattern and got to work.

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.



Tiny Birch Bark Canoe Free Tutorial By Lisa Jordan of Lil Fish Studios

Have you ever thought about making little canoe ornaments out of birch? Well, Lisa Jordan has. If you haven't and would like to know how then you'll be pleased to know that Lisa Jordan has a tutorial on her Lil Fish Studios blog showing you how to make them. I have to warn you - they are adorable.

Tiny Birch Bark Canoe Tutorial

Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Lisa Jordan of  Lil Fish Studios.

Here's what Lisa had to say about her tutorial:  As promised, a birch bark tutorial! Since so many people seemed to love these tiny birch bark canoes, I thought I'd share how I make them.

Please respect Lisa's TERMS OF USE:  When sharing my tutorials, photos, or content, please link back to my Lil Fish Studios blog @ http://lilfishstudios.blogspot.com/ and give proper attribution. It's just the right thing to do.

Lisa's Bio:Living under the poplar and pine in rural Minnesota I find inspiration in the nature that surrounds me. I'm especially drawn to mushrooms, moss, and the oddly lumpy and beautifully textural bits found on the forest floor.

I'm especially enthralled with wool and wood. Sustainability is important to me and is reflected in the materials and processes I use.

Copyright © 2006 - 2012 - All Rights Reserved - Lisa Jordan of  Lil Fish Studios.

Please visit her  Lil Fish Studios blog at  http://lilfishstudios.blogspot.com/, her Lil Fish Studios Big Cartel shop at http://lilfishstudios.bigcartel.com/, and her Lil Fish Studios Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/lilfishstudios .

Monday, August 20, 2012

Crazy Quilt Spider Web Tutorial By Pamela Kellogg of Kitty and Me Designs

Now that you know how to embroider a spider you have to learn how to embroider the spider's web. What's a spider without a spider's web?  Right? Well, Pamela Kellogg has a tutorial on her Kitty & Me Designs blog showing you how to embroider a spider's web. I just love creating them and hope you do, too.

Crazy Quilt Spider Web Tutorial
and Embroidered Spider Webs With Kreinik Metallics

Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Pamela Kellogg of Kitty & Me Designs.

Here's what Pamela had to say about her tutorial: I was recently asked why I use spiderwebs on so many of my crazy quilt pieces. Well, the Victorians used spiderwebs quite often on their quilts. The Victorians loved anything exotic and ornate! They had a great love for nature. Not only that, they considered spiders in their homes to be a sign of good luck.

Back to the reason that I use them on my crazy quilts so often is that many of mine have a garden theme to them. Spider webs seem to work well for me. And I really love doing them!!

If you look closely at real spider webs, they're mini works of art! Each is unique, no two are alike and they are perfectly imperfect:


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.



Needlecase Free Tutorial By Kaaren Johnston of The Painted Quilt

Do you just love needle-cases like I do?   If you do then you'll be happy to know that Kaaren Johnston has a wonderful tutorial on her The Painted Quilt blog showing you how to make a needle-case.  Enjoy!



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

Here's what Kaaren had to say about her tutorial: I have had several requests to purchase the needlecases that have appeared in earlier posts. Since I’m now retired and have the time to play and create at will, I’ve decided that I would rather continue to enjoy myself and leave the designing and selling to the ‘younger’ folks out there.

Having said that, I’ve been asked if I would consider doing a tutorial on my needlecase instead. Since I love to share, here it is.


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.

Make as many as you’d like, sell a million of them, show them on your blogs and make lots of money if that’s your ambition. All I ask is that you don’t make my designs into patterns to sell as your own creations…even if you adjust and or alter the measurements. Thanks for your understanding.

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.


Saturday, August 18, 2012

Do Small Things With Great Love Stitchery Free Pattern By Amy of nanaCompany

Looking for a sweet embroidery design to add to a baby quilt or mini wall quilt?  If you are then you'll want to check out the tutorial that Amy has on her nanaCompany blog.  What a great saying.


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

Here's what Amy had to say about her pattern: "We cannot do great things, but we can do small things with great love." ~ Mother Teresa

I love this quote. It's what I try to do in my own way. Apparently Mother Teresa, whose real name was Agnes, chose the name Teresa when she took her religious vows in honor of Saint Therese de Lisieux ~ "the little flower" who believed that life should be spent scattering "flowers"... that is, small acts of love.

So, when I wanted to embroider these words, it made a lot of sense to frame them with lazy daisies and little buds. And I've turned my pencil drawing into a pdf pattern for you...


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/

Let's Quilt While We're Ahead - The Log Cabin Cushion Free Tutorial By Ros Coffey of RosMadeMe Blog

I just LOVE decorating with pillows and love changing them for different seasons and holidays - or for no reason at all.  If you do, too then you'll be pleased to know that Ros Coffey has a tutorial on her RosMadeMe Blog blog showing you how to make a wonderful log cabin cushion.  Have fun decorating.

Let's Quilt While We're Ahead - The Log Cabin Cushion

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

Here's what Ros had to say about her tutorial:  We have been doing quite a few projects recently that have used some quilting now it's time for us to venture into some proper quilting blocks and I thought we could start with a nice easy pattern, Log Cabin which is also known as Cathedral Steps. It is a great block to start with as it gets you used to cutting and sewing accurately. I know that the purists may say but you are using a machine but sometimes you need some instant gratification and later we will move on to hand sewing quilting blocks... but lets learn to walk before we embark on a marathon.

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 .


Five Petal Flower, Gathered Ribbon Flower Free 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 a five petal flower and gathered ribbon flower in silk ribbon embroidery.  Enjoy making your flowers.

Five Petal Flower, Gathered Ribbon Flower Tutorial

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: How to make a FIVE PETAL FLOWER (or Gathered Ribbon Flower) - A very simple flower to add to your list of achievements.

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/.


Friday, August 17, 2012

Every Gold Medal Winner Started with One of These - The PE Bag Free Tutorial by Ros Coffey of RosMadeMe Blog

Don't you just love watching the Olympics and wish when you were younger that you could have been one of them?   If you do and if you have then you'll be pleased to know that Ros Coffey has a tutorial on her RosMadeMe Blog blog showing you how to make an adorable Olympics PE bag.

Every Gold Medal Winner Started with One of These - The PE Bag 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 to tell you that I am exhausted after a fortnight of the Olympics... my sofa is suffering and I know it could have been me... I just know I could have been there... if I had had the right equipment, dedication, physical strength, nerve, stamina, ability to fit into a leotard and of course, a decent bag to keep my gym kit in. Actually I got so carried away, I even looked at what sports were available locally and watched a trailer for the mountain biking... these people are lunatics, they ride down rocks, at speed on their bikes...in lycra! So I have decided to become part of the Olympic legacy by making a PE bag for the next generation... so let's get to it, there is not a moment to waste before Rio!


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 .

Spider Web Combinations - Free Silk Ribbon Embroidery Designs Tutorial By Carol Daisy of Embroideries From Daisy's Garden


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




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: 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 © 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/.

Make Up and Move On Make Up Bag Tutorial By Ros Coffey of RosMadeMe Blog

You can never have enough little bags for storing just about anything in - including make-up.    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 an adorable make-up bag.

Make Up and Move On - The Make Up Bag 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 I find it really difficult when I am in the Chemist at this time of the year to resist those little holiday pots of shampoo, bath oils and other unguents ready for you to take off to your little piece of Paradise in the sun. I want them all... but you need to have a new bag to put them in . So this week, we have an over-sized cosmetic bag to accommodate them all.


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 .

Pearls Of Wisdom : How To Applique Tutorial By Amy of nanaCompany

Have you always wanted to learn how to applique?  Well, now you can because Amy has a wonderful tutorial showing you how on her nanaCompany blog.  Have fun!


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

Here's what Amy had to say about her tutorial: Oh yes I did write that title just to grab you but, sorry, I don't have any real pearls or wisdom at all. I'm hoping I'll acquire some of both a little further down the road, but right now I'm simply going to share with you how I applique. It's easy peasy. Yesterday I made this appliqued and embroidered fabric tag for a friend's baby...

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/


How To Make Paper Flowers Tutorial By Alma Stoller

If you like mixed media and paper then you'll be happy to know that Alma Stoller has a wonderful tutorial on her Alma Stoller blog showing you how to make paper flowers. Enjoy.

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

Here's what Alma had to say about her tutorial: Here is a fun and easy project for all mixed media artists.

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, August 16, 2012

Pumpkin - Crazy Quilt Style Free Pattern By Kaaren Johnston of The Painted Quilt

Since Fall is my favorite season for decorating you had to know that if I ran across an adorable pumpkin tutorial I would just have to tell you about it.  And, add to the fact that it crazy quilted.  Well, it just doesn't get any better than that.  I hope you enjoy Kaaren Johnston's wonderful pumpkin tutorial that she has on her The Painted Quilt blog.


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

Here's what Kaaren had to say about her tutorial: I’ve been thinking about making one of these pumpkins for a while so on Friday I decided to stop procrastinating, bite the bullet and got down to business. I made a list of everything that I needed, gathered it all together and started the Great Pumpkin Journey.

By day’s end, this is what I found in my pumpkin patch…a pumpkin of course…crazy quilt style!

So if you’d like to follow along to see how I made this little guy, grab a cup of your favorite beverage, pull up a chair and join me on my Great Pumpkin Journey.


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.



It All Started with Scarlet Ribbons - Double Ribbon Handbag Charm Free Tutorial By Ros Coffey of RosMadeMe Blog

I love ribbon crafts and love floral crafts.  I especially like it when the two are combined.   So, of course, I was happy to see that Ros Coffey had a tutorial on her RosMadeMe Blog blog showing you how to make a double ribbon handbag charm for your purse.   I hope you enjoy Ros's tutorial.

It All Started with Scarlet Ribbons - Double Ribbon Handbag Charm

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

Here's what Ros had to say about her tutorial:  When I was a little, the class above us sang Scarlet Ribbons and were the stars at a local music festival... they also got to spend the early evening at the Kursaal in Southend, which was to a 10 year old one of the most exciting places in the whole wide world... they had a wall of death in there and I admit to being a tad disappointed when I saw it for the first time there there was no pile of bodies at the bottom! At that time I wore my hair in plaits... this was after the incident when I had to have my hair cut when a hair roller could not be removed as my mother was going through her "daughter in ringlets" phase... I had mostly blue ribbons to go with my school uniform and I longed for scarlet velvet ribbons... So I think that this might be when my love of ribbons bedded in and now even though my hair is too short for plaits, I have a rather decent collection of ribbons... just in case.

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 .

How’s My Hair – Accordion Folded Book Tutorial By Laura Carson of Artfully Musing Blog

I'm enthralled with Marie Antoinette and all the amazing art creations there are today about her.  So, I was really pleased to see that Laura Carson had a wonderful tutorial on her Artfully Musing blog showing you how to make a Marie Antoinette accordion book.  It's on my "to do" soon list.


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

Here's what Laura had to say about her tutorial: Accordion folded books are simple to make and require no sewing. Everything is assembled with glue. You can make them any size you want and can use them to display art, as a journal, as scrapbook or as a piece of art. The new Rectangular Fleur de Lys Frames carried by Alpha Stamps make perfect book covers. I also thought that Alpha Stamp’s new humorous “How’s My Hair” rubber stamp set and collage sheet would make a fun topic for a book.

The new stamps and images are based on the craze of the French court in the 1770s (Marie Antoinette’s time) of creating huge hairstyles called “le pouf”. Hair dressers used cushions made of fabric or cork and the woman’s own hair as well as added hair pieces that would be combed over and piled on top of the cushions. Next were added enormous curls, feathers, lace, flowers and other ornaments. The bigger the hair the higher the status!


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/.



Charlie Is My Darling... The Dog Bandana Free Tutorial By Ros Coffey of RosMadeMe Blog

I just love seeing dogs with adorable bandannas tied around their necks. It always reminds me of my "baby Bud" who, when he was groomed, would come home with a cute little bandanna tied around his neck.  The groomer would put one one for the particular season or holiday time frame we were in.  If you love doggie bandanna's, too and have always wanted to learn how to make one then you'll be pleased to know that Ros Coffey has a tutorial on her RosMadeMe Blog blog showing you how to make a dog bandanna.

Charlie is my darling... the dog bandana tutorial

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

Here's what Ros had to say about her tutorial:  Everyone should have at least one good friend who hears all their troubles, and mine is Charlie who is a rather handsome bulldog, who hears everything and says nothing... actually he fulfils this role for a number of us. Recently, he has become quite the dandy about town sporting topical bandanas... he wore a Union Jack for the jubilee but I thought I would use one of the newly launched animal ribbons from the Jane Means collection... mind you, Charlie asked me to let Jane know he is available for modelling assignments when she realises that a bulldog would add that touch of macho doggy class to her great doggy ribbons!

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 .

Vintage French Painter’s Canvas Book Free Tutorial By Laura Carson of Artfully Musing Blog

All I can say to the next mixed media creation is "WOW!" That's amazing. If you would like to make a mixed media book from painter's canvases then you'll want to check out the amazing "Vintage French Painter's Canvas Book" tutorial that Laura Carson has on her Artfully Musing blog. I hope you enjoy her tutorial.  

Vintage French Painter’s Canvas Book

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

Here's what Laura had to say about her tutorial:  This project started with Leslie of Alpha Stamps sending me a picture of the French Kiss 6x6 paper pad and asking me if I would like to create something using these papers.  I said “YES”!  These papers are so up my alley.  Next, I had to decide which images I would use as a focal point and I couldn’t resist using the Cléo de Mérode collage sheet.  Her images are some of my favorites.  With the papers dictating the style and with Cleo as my muse, I decided to make a vintage French book from two painter’s canvases.  I love using canvases because the wood frame on the backside creates little niches that you can fill will all kinds of goodies and it’s really easy to hinge the canvases together.

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/.


Lavender and Spanish Lavender In Silk Ribbon Free Tutorials 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 two different versions of lavender in silk ribbon embroidery.  Enjoy making your flowers.

Lavender In Silk Ribbon

Copyright © 2011 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Carol Daisy of Embroideries From Daisy's Garden.

Here's what Carol had to say about her tutorial:  Lavender a flower quite often worked in Silk Ribbon Embroidery on Perfume Satchets, Pillows, gifts bags etc. It is an easy flower to replicate in SRE and can be created in a few different ways. You may have seen a much simpler design with the flower petals fanning out as a leaf. However, I prefer to put a little more effort into the design myself. So this is my impression of Lavender.


Copyright © 2011 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Carol Daisy of Embroideries From Daisy's Garden.

Here's what Carol had to say about her tutorial:  Here is another Lavender Variety, created by using simple Ribbon Stitches and French Knots.

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 © 2011 - 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/.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Bead and Button Spider Tutorial By Pamela Kellogg of Kitty and Me Designs

One of the most common insects to create in crazy quilting is an adorable little spider. If you look closely at different crazy quilting designs you can see then hidden there. If you love the spiders and want to learn how to make them you'll be pleased to know that Pamela Kellogg has a tutorial on her Kitty & Me Designs blog showing you how to sew a spider. I just love creating them and hope you do, too.

Bead and Button Spider Tutorial

Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Pamela Kellogg of Kitty & Me Designs.

Here's what Pamela had to say about her tutorial:  When I wrote the tutorial for how to do embroidered spider webs, I promised I would explain how to make the spiders in my next post. So here it is!

They're actually quite easy to do.


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.

Necklace Display Tutorial By Thespoena McLaughlin of Vintiquities Workshop

Sometimes you really need the right display - especially when it comes to jewelry.  If you've always wanted to create a necklace display then you'll be pleased to know that Thespa McLaughlin of Vintiquities Workshop has a wonderful tutorial showing you how.  If I created jewelry I'd love to display it this way.

Necklace Display Tutorial...

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

Here's what Thespa had to say about her tutorial:   Yesterday I worked on making some displays for my jewelry and I thought I would share a little tutorial on how you can make you own fancy necklace display.

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/.

How To Make A Paper Bracelet Tutorial By Alma Stoller

If you've ever wanted to make a paper bracelet then you'll be happy to know that Alma Stoller has a wonderful tutorial on her Alma Stoller blog showing you how to make one. Enjoy.


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

Here's what Alma had to say about her tutorial: I am starting the New Year with a new crafty project I am excited to share. I've been getting some surprisingly favorable comments about these bracelets from my (very stylish and particular)thirteen year old daughter Rose.

These seem to be a hit with her and her friends. Here's a quick tutorial. Enjoy!


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.


Free Tutorial - How To Make An Accordion Fold Book By Laura Carson of Artfully Musing Blog

I've had my eye on some accordion books for quite some time and would love to make one.  If you would, too, then you'll be happy to know that Laura Carson has a wonderful tutorial on her Artfully Musing blog showing you how to make an accordion book.  I hope you enjoy her tutorial.

Tutorial - How To Make An Accordion Fold Book



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

Here's what Laura had to say about her tutorial:  Accordion books are simple to make and require no sewing. Everything is assembled with glue. You can make them any size you want and can use them to display art, as a journal, for a scrapbook or as a piece of art.

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/.


Monday, August 13, 2012

How To Make A Felted Stone Tutorial By Lisa Jordan of Lil Fish Studios

Have you always wanted to learn how to make a felted stone?  If you have then you'll be pleased to know that Lisa Jordan has a tutorial on her Lil Fish Studios blog showing you how.  Enjoy!

How To Make A Felted Stone

Copyright © 2012 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Lisa Jordan of  Lil Fish Studios.

Here's what Lisa had to say about her tutorial:  I've been making felted stones for several years now and I've often been asked how I make them. There are different ways of making stones, but this is my method, one I've tweaked over time to suit me.

Please respect Lisa's TERMS OF USE:  When sharing my tutorials, photos, or content, please link back to my Lil Fish Studios blog @ http://lilfishstudios.blogspot.com/ and give proper attribution. It's just the right thing to do.

Lisa's Bio:Living under the poplar and pine in rural Minnesota I find inspiration in the nature that surrounds me. I'm especially drawn to mushrooms, moss, and the oddly lumpy and beautifully textural bits found on the forest floor.

I'm especially enthralled with wool and wood. Sustainability is important to me and is reflected in the materials and processes I use.

Copyright © 2006 - 2012 - All Rights Reserved - Lisa Jordan of  Lil Fish Studios.

Please visit her  Lil Fish Studios blog at  http://lilfishstudios.blogspot.com/, her Lil Fish Studios Big Cartel shop at http://lilfishstudios.bigcartel.com/, and her Lil Fish Studios Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/lilfishstudios .

Making A Chest Out Of Matchboxes Tutorial By Laura Carson of Artfully Musing Blog

I just LOVE mixed media and all the amazing creations you can make. Right now there are so many mixed media creations on my "to do" list I'm not sure exactly where to start.  If I had to decide right now between all the tutorials on my list I would choose a mixed media chest tutorial that Laura Carson has on her Artfully Musing blog.  It's simply amazing and Laura has graciously provided not only two video's on her blog, but provided a .PDF e-tutorial as well.

Making A Chest Out Of Matchboxes

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

Here's what Laura had to say about her tutorial:  I’m so excited to be bringing you my first ever video tutorial and to share with you how to make a Matchbox Chest.  The overall size of the chest including the feet and handle is 4 ½” tall by 3 ½" wide. This chest would make a perfect gift (if you can stand to part with it). You can fill the drawers with love notes, candy, charms, jewelry or little pieces of art like Inchies.

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/.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Machine Quilting 101 By Frieda Anderson of Walks In The Woods - Art Quilts

I always say that if you're going to learn something you should always try to learn from a master. So, if you want to learn about machine quilting and want to learn from a world class quilt artist and teacher then you'll want to check out Freida Anderson's Walks In The Woods blog.  It is filled to the brim with all sorts of wonderful information and tutorials on quilting.  I hope you enjoy Freida's blog as much as I do.

Machine Quilting 101

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

Here's what Freida had to say about her tutorial: I thought it would be good to share some of the tips that I have found to be helpful about machine quilting here on the blog. It seems like there is a real surge in interest from quilters to be better with their machine quilting. I think people are realizing how long it takes to hand quilt and how much it cost to have someone quilt it for them. My classes in MQ are always full and everyone tells me how much better they feel after taking the class. So this is for you guys who live to far away or just can’t make it to a class.  Here we go.

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.

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

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

Embroidered Mobile Pouch Free Pattern By Carol Daisy of Embroideries From Daisy's Garden

I just LOVE crazy quilt creations so I was thrilled to see that Carol Daisy had a wonderful tutorial on her Create-Enhance blog showing you how to create an Embroidered Mobile Pouch.  I'm definitely going to make one of these.

Please Note:  Unfortunately Carol's free pattern is no longer available.

Embroidered Mobile Pouch Pattern

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: A quick project, for embellishing with Silk Ribbon Embroidery, Dyed Laces, Threads and Beads. Whatever you can find in your stash. I use a Satin Transfer for the main feature. This helps with coordinating the fabrics and ribbons etc. Just about everyone has a Mobile Phone these days and having a pretty pouch to keep it in, is a bonus. This Pattern is a simple one, with limited Embroidery. However, there is so much more that you can add.

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 © 2010 - 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/.


Friday, August 10, 2012

French Tags Free Tutorial By Carol Daisy of Embroideries From Daisy's Garden

I just LOVE beautiful tags to decorate my handmade gifts so I was thrilled to see that Carol Daisy had a wonderful tutorial on her Create-Enhance blog showing you how to create a French Tag.  I'm definitely going to be making some of these.


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

Here's what Carol had to say about her tutorial: These are a just great for gift giving. Do you have hidden away in your sewing stash pieces of lace that are just too small to put to use, but you cannot bear to part with them. This is a way to have it on show. I like so many of you would have seen examples of these tags on many Blogging Posts and Etsy stores. Some are done on card gluing or stitching the layers down and others as a Mixed Media or Shabby Chic.

This is my version, more as a sewn item with the seams covered.


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/.

Rose Loveheart Blanket - Silk Ribbon Embroidery Design Free Tutorial By Carol Daisy of Embroideries From Daisy's Garden

I recently became enthralled with crazy quilting, creative embroidery, and silk ribbon embroidery.  I just LOVE it so I was so happy to find Carol Daisy's amazing Silk Ribbon Embroidery blog.  It is filled to the brim with tutorial after tutorial on various stitches and SRE designs.  I hope you enjoy Carol's tutorials and designs as much as I do.  I can hardly wait to try them.

Rose Loveheart Blanket - Silk Ribbon Embroidery Design

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: 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 © 2010 - 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/.

Going, Going, Gone... The Luggage Label Free Tutorial By Ros Coffey of RosMadeMe Blog

If you're a frequent traveler and have ever had the unpleasant experience of trying to locate your luggage from hundreds of other pieces then you'll be pleased to know that Ros Coffey has a tutorial on her RosMadeMe Blog blog showing you how to make a luggage tag that's easy to find. What a great idea.

Going, Going, Gone... The Luggage Label Tutorial

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

Here's what Ros had to say about her tutorial:  The first time I went to New York was a disaster, especially as I arrived there in a pair of BA pajamas (the stewardess decided I would look better wearing my red wine...), the car that was picking me up was booked for the wrong time (note to self, not everyone can cope with a 24 hour clock) but it would have been much worse if I had not checked the bag I picked up off the carousel which had to be mine... except where did those rather scuzzy Y fronts come from? That is the moment that I realised you need something to mark out your luggage from the herd... and I am not talking about sticky multi-coloured tape on your case but something a little more sophisticated, your very own luggage label to chime in with where you are going.

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 .


How To Make A Glossy Tutorial by Alma Stoller

I just love all types of embroidery and embellishment and have always wanted to try making a glossy. If you have too then you'll be happy to know that Alma Stoller has a wonderful tutorial on her Alma Stoller blog showing you how to make a glossy.  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 am starting 2010 with an art project called The Glossy Project. The Glossy Project is a monthly challenge I have started as a way to merge my love of design and fashion with textile and mixed media art.

For this year, the theme will be the cover of Boho, Vogue (US edition), Oprah and Bust magazine and the design is always embroidered.

The embroidery technique is one I have been using and teaching for years now. I call this stitch,The Glossy Back Stitch. It is similar to the traditional back stitch, 

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 my 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.

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

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

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

First Friday Freebie #20 - September Song

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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