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Stitch this Daisy card just in time for Spring. It’s the perfect card to bring on the blooming flowers. Stitch this card to be given with a gift, framed as a gift, or make a bunch to give away with as gifts. Supplies: Everything is available at your local craft or fabric store. Punching Awl […]

A Bookmark for Mom

by Marie on May 6, 2008

For Mother’s Day a few years back, my sweet hubby made me the bookmark on the right (I know, very creative!). It has been my favorite gift, I love looking at the photos of my cuties. The next year, we made these bookmarks for Grandmas and they loved them even more. One Grandma keeps it […]

Planting a Rainbow

by Marie on May 2, 2008

This week for Storytime with Make and Takes, we read Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert. With Spring planting upon us, I couldn’t resist choosing this fun and colorful story. This book talks about all the colors of the rainbow and where we see them. There’s a rainbow of colors we see in the garden […]

Spring seems to bring on the Babies. Maybe it’s just because I’m due in June with my own, but Baby Baby Baby is in the air. Here is the perfect Hand-Stitched Card for any new mother having a child. This Baby Binky Card can be made with either blue or pink thread. Follow the pattern […]

Memory Quilt

by Marie on April 7, 2008

As I have been quilting quite a bit lately, a new idea came to my mind a few months back. A Memory Quilt for my Mom and Dad’s anniversary. It turned out better than I expected and packed full of fun memories. With 8 children, my parents have been through a lot, together for 53 […]

Spring Time Quilt

by Marie on March 15, 2008

I was going to wait on this Spring quilt, as I thought Easter wasn’t going to be here until April. But since it’s in less than 2 weeks, I sped it up and got this spring quilt done to display for the Easter holiday. This quilt pattern is supposed to be easter eggs with a […]

Stuffed Fabric Eggs

by Marie on March 14, 2008

Stuffed fabric eggs are fun to decorate the house with or hide for the kiddies to find. Last year I saw this pattern for Stuffed Eggies over at Olive Juice and Co. and I finally tried my hand at a few. They are pretty easy to do. Mine are a little smaller, the size of […]

Mini I Spy Quilts

by Marie on March 4, 2008

I have finished my Mini I Spy quilts and love them. I love that these quilts are easy for my kids to hold and carry around. My daughter has been sleeping with hers, she loves all the girly fabric. (This is a mini version of this I Spy Quilt.) Each quilt has 30 squares of […]

These dainty little treats are a hit in the kitchen, a play kitchen that is. My kids puts these on a small tray I bought at the dollar store and bring them to us to taste. Follow my how-to for these fun Felt Sugar Cookies. First, you will need felt, embroidery thread, needle, and batting. […]

Here Comes the Sun Quilt

by Marie on February 19, 2008

It’s finished! I am done with the quilt that I started almost a month ago. Here were the quilt colors from a previous post. Now they are put all together in a fun pattern that was easy and fun. I love it and think it turned out great, all vintage looking. I am naming it […]

Want to send a Valentine card that really POPs?! Try this fun technique for helping your card stand out from the crowd. Because “Valentine, you make my heart POP!” Supplies for Heart Pop Up Cards: 1 sheet of paper, any size pencil scissors 1 sheet of cardstock paper, larger than your first paper small cut […]

Here’s an interactive card perfect for Valentines. Though, this card may require your Valentine to do a little thinking!¬†Your Valentine needs to work a little for your love, right?! Supplies for Puzzling Valentine Cards: red cardstock paper scissors black marker or crayon white envelope 1. Start with an envelope and write the words, “Don’t be […]

Heart Stitched Card Pattern

by Marie on February 2, 2008

Here is yet another greeting card pattern to Hand-Stitch yourself, I have one for every holiday. This heart is one of the easiest of the patterns to stitch. When finished, this card can be used for your loved one on a special Valentines, for neighbors and friends, gift giving, or even as a decoration in […]

Quilting Bug

by Marie on January 19, 2008

I have got the quilting bug and I’m ready to make a new quilt. As a self-taught quilter and sewer, I picked up a few things from Mom and I have taken a quilting class at one point, but mostly just giving it a try. I know fabric from a good quilt shop is much […]

Christmas Tree Card Pattern

by Marie on December 7, 2007

Here is another fun greeting card pattern to Hand-Stitch yourself. I chose the tree pattern to show you, as it is really easy to do. This card can be used for neighbors and friends, gift giving, or even as a decoration in your home. Supplies: Everything is available at your local craft or fabric store. […]

Pumpkin Pie Glass Etching

by Marie on November 15, 2007

I’ve shown how to do glass etching before, but here is a new way to decorate a pie plate for the Holidays. Because you just can’t have Thanksgiving with out pumpkin pie. You can’t! For this pumpkin etching, I found a pumpkin image on the computer and printed it out. Then I traced the image […]

Primitive Stitchery

by Marie on November 9, 2007

When I became pregnant with child number one, I developed more of my craftiness. That motherly bug really got nestled in. I soon wanted to learn how to cross-stitch with my stitching hoop, needle, and thread. I bought one of those $1 kits at the dollar store, cross-stitching a Dinosaur. I kept it for a […]

Two Holidays in One

by Marie on November 7, 2007

I have had my kitchen table for too long, but it is not quite time to replace it. So I needed to cover it and give it a little color. I wanted to make a fall placemat, but I also wanted to make a Christmas placemat for the next month. I decided to combine the […]

Here is a fun Spider card just in time for Halloween. It can be used to send with treats to a neighbor or friend, or even framed as a decoration. Here is the How-to for this fun Spider Stitched Greeting Card. Supplies: Everything is available at your local craft or fabric store. Punching Awl Pattern […]

Classy Cake Stand Tutorial

by Marie on October 10, 2007

This might be one of my favorite tutorials out there. Caroline, over at Armelle Jewelry, has done a fabulous job with this great Cake Stand Tutorial. It looks too easy, and you could use practically anything to make it. I recently made a 2 layer cake and realized, I don’t have a cake stand. I […]

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