Designer Fabric Giveaway from Fat Quarter Shop

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Fat Quarter Shop is a fabric shopper’s dream world!  That’s really not an exaggeration because they’re stocked with an amazing selection of designer fabrics that will make you want to sew, sew, sew…even if you don’t know how.  You might even want to mod podge your walls with it.  Whatever works for you. You can… [read more]

7 Spring Scarf Tutorials

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Spring…oh, beautiful spring!  I love all the colors that brighten up spring accessories.  Get creative and save money making your own scarves this season!  Any of these are an excellent weekend or afternoon project.  You might need to make more than one while you’re at it. Sometimes all you need is a little inspiration, and… [read more]

7 DIY Wallet Patterns

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I’m big on small projects like these easy DIY wallet patterns!  Simple sewing tutorials rock!  They’re a fun way to use up small pieces of designer fabric and you’re finished in minutes.  What’s not to love?? Once you start making these you’ll want to whip up a few, so mix it up with more than… [read more]

Felt Ornament Patterns on Sale!

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Homemade Christmas Ornaments are always beautiful!  They make fabulous gifts for friends and a pretty way to top of a package.  This Mimi Mermaid Pattern is one of my Felt Sewing Patterns from my Etsy shop, Handmade and Craft. I’ve always loved felt and felt ornaments make me smile!  I enjoy making them and giving… [read more]

7 Simple Scarf Patterns to Sew

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Fall is here and there’s nothing like a pretty scarf to add something special to your outfit.  Make a few for yourself and some for your friends.  They make fabulous gifts for the person that has everyone…you know someone like that, don’t you? You can upcyle old shirts or use your favorite fabric…just do it! … [read more]

Organizing Craft Supplies–Fresh Ideas to Inspire!

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I know you must have some craft supplies that could use a bit of organization…we all do!  It’s hard to be creative and keep all your supplies in their spot and not hidden away in a drawer never to be seen again. {Not that I’ve ever had that problem…lol!} These fresh craft supply organization ideas… [read more]

Felt Little Mermaid Pattern {Plushie & Ornament}

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Little Mermaid Fans…This One’s for You! As many of you already know felt is one of my favorite things!  I sell wool felt and felt patterns.  I even created  a felt book full of patterns for Leisure Arts. With the upcoming release of Disney’s new Little Mermaid Diamond Edition in HD I thought this Mimi… [read more]

15 Back-to-School Projects {DIY Ideas}

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Back-to-School is an exciting time of year for students…and parents!  You’ll love these creative DIY projects to get the school year off to a great start.  I’m always excited about new paper and pencils, but I do kinda have a thing for pretty supplies! 15 Back-to-School DIY Projects

Tons of Fabric Storage Inspiration & Tips {Get Organized}

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Fabric Storage Inspiration & Organizing Tips Fabric storage and organizing is such a challenge!  I can always use helpful tips to keep my love of fabric from taking over! The next time you’re at a garage sale or thrift store you’ll want to grab any old cassette holders…this is a fabulous way to keep fabric… [read more]

12 Simple Sewing Patterns for Spring {DIY Fashion}

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I love Spring and it’s the perfect time to create a little something special for yourself…something with bright, cheerful colors to wear with those cute sandals.  Spring rocks and so do these simple sewing patterns. They will work for any skill level…don’t shy away if you’re a beginner! Take a sheet and turn it into… [read more]

Featured Creative Space {Ballarat Patchwork}

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Sometimes it’s best to start the week with a little inspiration.  You know, something pretty to help you get off on the right foot for a busy week ahead full of not-so-inspiring tasks.  No need to bring out you to-do list and add to it…just enjoy the photos of  this beautiful creative space that belongs… [read more]

DIY Organization Ideas

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DIY Organization Ideas Can you ever have too many ideas to help organize? I think not!  My craft supplies get out of control on a regular basis…creativity and organization don’t always go together easily for me. I’ve gone through phases of plastic containers, wicker baskets and more.  Now I look for ways to use up… [read more]