Monday, January 25, 2016

Scrappy, Stuffed Heart FREE Tutorial From Chasity Gordon of BelleSouth and Belle & Burger Blog

I thought you might all like to know that Chasity Gordon has a terrific FREE Tutorial for making stuffed hearts on her Belle and Burger blog.


Scrappy, Stuffed Heart Tutorial: "Scraps of my love"

Copyright © 2008-2009- All Rights Reserved - Written by Chasity Gordon of Belle South and Belle and Burger blog.


Here's what Chasity said about her hearts tutorial: ~These stuffed hearts are made mostly from my scrap pile. They are a little bigger than an open paw…measuring at about 7” across the heart at its widest part.

Chasity's Bio - Chasity Gordon is the owner of Belle South and Belle and Burger blog. She makes clothing, accessories, household items, baby clothes and slings, and handmade cards, prints and books. She is a home schooled seamstress and crafty by nature, but trained as a studio print maker studying printmaking and ceramics in college and was drawn to "lowbrow" functional art. She uses pockets, patches, apron bibs and wallet fronts as sort of blank pages to draw and collage with bits of fabric and string.

Please visit her Belle South Etsy shop at bellesouth.etsy.com and her Belle and Burger blog at http://belleandburger.blogspot.com/ .

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

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

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


Crocheted Stuffed Hearts


 

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

Valentines Day Stitcheries and Doodles Free Patterns By Betty Dekat of primitivebettys

I am a lover of punch needle, wool felt penny rugs, stitcheries, cross-stitch, and felted ornaments and/or pictures, and rug hooking. As a result I love to find wonderful cross-stitch designs, stitcheries, and doodles.

Well, Betty Dekat of primitivebettys blog and primitivebettys Etsy Shoppe has some wonderful free stitcheries, doodles, and cross-stitch designs on her Picturetrail account that I think you will absolutely love. I already have my eye on many, many of her designs for some punchneedle, wool felt, and cross-stitch gifts I'd like to make. I hope you enjoy Betty's designs.

Shown below are some of her Valentine's Day stitchery and doodle designs:
~*Willie Has Found Love*~ © primitivebettys



~* Hearts Pair 1857 *~ © primitivebettys
Click Picture To Enlarge.


Please Respect Betty's TERMS OF USE: In this album you will find free patterns to use with your favorite medium..... rug hooking, needle punch, etc. Please use them as you wish. Enlarge them to the size you wish. ~*~*~*~*~*~ The freebie patterns are FREE. You do not need to have a picture trail account to get them. What you do... right click on the image you are wanting on the left side of the freebie album. This will bring the image up larger on the screen. Left click on the image and choose ~ View Image. This will bring the image up alone on the screen. Then choose right click on File and choose Print. Then just use your Back arrow to go back to the album.~*~*~*~*~*~

You are welcome to sell things made from these patterns on Ebay or small craft shows - no mass production. Do not sell the patterns. Please be kind and give credit to me, Betty Dekat aka primitivebettys for the design. *~*~* I would LOVE to see photos of the works you create using my patterns. If you would be so kind to share them with me, I would then share them with all ~ here on my picture trail.

Betty's Bio: My name is Betty... owner/designer of ~*primitivebettys*~. I am a creator of primitive, reproduction cross stitch originals & patterns, hooked rugs, and needle punch.  I love to share my joy of primitive folk art ~ cross stitch, needle punch, rug hooking, or just whatever tickles my fancy.

Copyright © 2008-2010 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Betty Dekat of primitivebettys blog. Please visit Betty's primitivebettys blog at http://www.primitivebettys.blogspot.com/  and her primitivebettys Etsy Shoppe at http://www.etsy.com/shop/primitivebettys.

My Heart Has Wings Tutorial By June Crawford of A Creative Dream


Do you love making hearts? If you do June Crawford has a wonderful tutorial on her A Creative Dream blog showing you how to make a heart with wings. Enjoy!


Copyright © 2009 - All Rights Reserved - Written by June Crawford of A Creative Dream

Here's what June had to say about her tutorial:  I'm fascinated with hearts and wings lately. Well, honestly, I've been fascinated with each for a very long time, but more recently it's been them together. I'm not sure if it has any underlying meaning or not...but they have been in my dreams for a while now. Driving home from work last Thursday an idea came to me.

I tend to see things completely finished when an idea comes to me, the details all have to be worked out later, but the underlying idea begins with a mold that I have for wings, an old, old, old quilt, and is influenced by some very old linens that my grandmother embellished.

Please respect June's TERMS OF USE:  Please note, in regard to the copyright, all of the directions and photographs in my tutorials are mine, you may not copy or reproduce them without my consent. These instructions are for you to use for PERSONAL use only, not for profit.

June's Bio:  Me... a dreamer, a ponderer of big and small thoughts. A wanna-be artist, a soon to be empty-nester... wondering what the heck I am gonna do with the rest of my life...

Copyright © 2009 - All Rights Reserved - June Crawford of A Creative Dream.

Please visit  her A Creative Dream blog at http://acreativedreamer.blogspot.com/. Her A Creative Dream Flickr page is at  http://www.flickr.com/photos/creativedreamer/.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Valentine's Day Holiday Cross-Stitch Patterns By Betty Dekat of primitivebettys

I am a lover of punch needle, wool felt penny rugs, stitcheries, cross-stitch, and felted ornaments and/or pictures, and rug hooking. As a result I love to find wonderful cross-stitch designs, stitcheries, and doodles.

Well, Betty Dekat of primitivebettys blog and primitivebettys Etsy Shoppe has some wonderful free stitcheries, doodles, and cross-stitch designs on her Picturetrail account that I think you will absolutely love. I already have my eye on many, many of her designs for some punchneedle, wool felt, and cross-stitch gifts I'd like to make. I hope you enjoy Betty's designs.

Shown below are some of her Valentine's Day holiday cross-stitch designs:




 
~*Valentine*~ freebie
© primitivebettys 2009  - 90 by 40 stitches
Click Picture To Enlarge.

Here's what Betty had to say about her design: When designing, I was thinking floss colors, DMC 221 and 3021... but it would be a pleasure, I'm sure, to use your own choices.


~*Sweet Valentine*~ Freebie
58 by 52 stitches -  © primitivebettys

Please Respect Betty's TERMS OF USE: In this album you will find free patterns to use with your favorite medium..... rug hooking, needle punch, etc. Please use them as you wish. Enlarge them to the size you wish. ~*~*~*~*~*~ The freebie patterns are FREE. You do not need to have a picture trail account to get them. What you do... right click on the image you are wanting on the left side of the freebie album. This will bring the image up larger on the screen. Left click on the image and choose ~ View Image. This will bring the image up alone on the screen. Then choose right click on File and choose Print. Then just use your Back arrow to go back to the album.~*~*~*~*~*~

You are welcome to sell things made from these patterns on Ebay or small craft shows - no mass production. Do not sell the patterns. Please be kind and give credit to me, Betty Dekat aka primitivebettys for the design. *~*~* I would LOVE to see photos of the works you create using my patterns. If you would be so kind to share them with me, I would then share them with all ~ here on my picture trail.

Betty's Bio: My name is Betty... owner/designer of ~*primitivebettys*~. I am a creator of primitive, reproduction cross stitch originals & patterns, hooked rugs, and needle punch.  I love to share my joy of primitive folk art ~ cross stitch, needle punch, rug hooking, or just whatever tickles my fancy.

Copyright © 2008-2010 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Betty Dekat of primitivebettys blog. Please visit Betty's primitivebettys blog at http://www.primitivebettys.blogspot.com/  and her primitivebettys Etsy Shoppe at http://www.etsy.com/shop/primitivebettys.

Valentine Flag/Banner Free Pattern From Nanette Merrill of Freda's Hive

I just love hearts and all the different things you can make using hearts.  Well, if you love quilts and quilting then you'll be happy to know that Nanette Merrill has a wonderful tutorial on her Freda's Hive blog showing you how to make a quilted heart Valentine flag or banner.


Copyright © 2008 - Written By Nanette Merrill of Freda's Hive.

Here's what Nanette had to say about her pattern:   This is a small and easy project to try machine quilting. You could stitch in the ditch with a walking foot for hearts and stipple (with darning foot and feed dogs down) the light area and borders. Trim, add fabric sleeve and bind.

Please respect Nanette's TERMS OF USE: All contents of my Freda's Hive blog, including my tutorials, are the property of Nanette Merrill and my daughters and cannot be reproduced in any way without prior written approval.

Copyright © 2008 - 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Nanette Merrill of Freda's Hive. Nanette is a mother of 8 and avid quilter.

Please visit her Freda's Hive at http://www.fredashive.blogspot.com/.

Love Everyday Wreath Free Tutorial by Alisa Burke of Alisa Burke

Sometimes there are artists and designers of such enormous talent that they are quite literally in a league of their own. Alisa Burke is one such artist and designer who is always willing to share her creativity in the hopes of inspiring you to develop your own style. Her Alisa Burke - Redefine Creativity blog is filled with tutorials that I think you will enjoy. Shown below is a link to her wonderful tutorial for making a heart wreath.

Love Everyday Wreath Tutorial


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

Here's what Alisa had to say about her tutorial: Last year I revealed that I don't like Valentines Day (at all!!) I am one of those people who thinks it is a commercial holiday where we all feel pressure to participate and spend money on gifts and dinner! But with that said, I love hearts, the colors red and pink, love notes, dinner out on the town, romance and celebrating love- I just prefer to celebrate it everyday! I decided this year to dedicate a series of tutorials in the next few weeks to heart projects that could be used everyday of the year- not just for Valentines Day! The first is a simple flower wreath made from junk mail.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday, January 03, 2016

Linda's How-Do-I Series - How I Made My "Happy Days" Mixed Media Snowman Free E-Book by Linda Walsh of Lida Walsh Originals


I was so happy with the way my mixed media snowmen came out that I decided you might enjoy making one of your own so I created a free Linda's How-Do-I Series E-Book for you.


My e-book shows you how to make the front and backs of the snowman shown above and is viewable and downloadable on Google Drive.  Just click the link below:

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

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

Please respect My Terms of Use:  All patterns, e-patterns, printables, e-printables, e-books, tutorials, how-to's, articles and other e-products © 2004-2015 Linda Walsh Originals-Designs by Linda Walsh. All rights reserved. Commercial selling or reselling by any means prohibited without the written consent of Linda Walsh.

However, you may link to my website(s)/blog(s) and the individual page(s)/blog post(s) (including 1 picture) but do not copy, reprint or duplicate my website(s)/blog(s) or individual page(s)/post(s) without my permission.

Items made from Linda Walsh Originals Products are intended for personal use for fun or small scale personal and business profit as long as you credit us with the design. Large scale commercial use (i.e. mass production) of items made from Linda Walsh Originals products are by permission only.

Please see my Terms and Conditions for additional information.

Copyright © 2004 - 2015 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Linda Walsh of Linda Walsh Originals and Linda's Blog. Linda is a doll maker and doll pattern designer.
http://lindawalshoriginalsshop.com/