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Hand Stitch Embroidery Gift Tags

I’ve been hand-stitching cards since waaaaaay back in the day. Embroidery was my first love. It’s such a fun craft and makes a beautiful handmade gift! See our Hand-Stitched pattern page to see all the free printable designs you can… Continue Reading →

Holiday ABC Series: C is for Candy Cane Cards

We’re now onto the letter C for Candy Canes, in our Holiday ABC series! We’re stitching up a candy cane card with a white pipe cleaner and red thread. I love to hand-stitch cards and have shared a lot of card… Continue Reading →

How-to Video: Embroidery Hoop Spider Webs

Halloween is on it’s way, but there’s still time to make more crafts. This Embroidery Hoop Spider Web is super simple and fun for kids and adults. My girls snatched this one up and have it hanging in their room… Continue Reading →

Mustache Embroidery Pattern with Super Cute Floss

I love getting cute packages in the mail, don’t you?! I was happy to open up this little nifty gift from Sublime Stitching – Jenny has just come out with a new line of embroidery floss (who does that, sooooo… Continue Reading →

Stitch Up a Beaded Caterpillar Card

This cute little caterpillar was just begging to be stitched onto a card! I love to stitch greeting cards, so I thought I’d try my hand at adding a few beads to the mix. I think this little guy turned… Continue Reading →

Handmade Journal From a Card for Mother’s Day

I love handmade journals. There’s something about them that calls out… “I’m handmade, write in me”! So to make things super simple, I’ve turned one of my hand-stitched greeting cards into a journal. Now it’s double the handmade! And it… Continue Reading →

Contributor Spotlight: Little Birdie Secrets

I have to say I’ve got some pretty amazing contributors who come and write a post for Make and Takes once, sometimes twice, a month. From kids crafts, home crafts, recipes, and parenting tips, they each contribute fabulous “make and… Continue Reading →

My Hand-Stitched Cards Featured in Woman’s Day Magazine

I’m thrilled to have been featured in the Woman’s Day special Christmas issue: Best Ideas for Christmas. Here is my set of 3 Christmas hand-stitched greeting cards. Don’t my babies look soooooo pretty?! I even got a fun shout-out and… Continue Reading →

Soup’s On With These Handmade Jar Toppers

I’ve been cooking up some homemade chicken noodle soup for a friend of mine who recently had a baby. To give her soup a little extra love, I thought I’d stitch up a fun handmade jar topper. These toppers are… Continue Reading →

Sew a Fabric Yo-Yo Stationary Card

Guest Post by Lyndsey of The Stationary Place I’ve always loved paper. Stationery, patterned paper, note cards, letterpress – I think paper is gorgeous and I love all of its different uses. More recently, I’ve been on something of a… Continue Reading →

How-To Video: Hand-Stitched Cards

These hand-stitched cards are simple and fun to make. I’ve been stitching them for quite a few years now and have shared many patterns in my Card Patterns category. Today I’ve taken a video of me stitching a Gift Box… Continue Reading →

A Tribute to Fallen Mothers

The Mother’s Day Project was formed to give tribute to Mothers who’ve fought and lost their lives in the Iraq war. Names of mothers have been submitted, stitched, and sewn, so we can remember them and their bravery. I first… Continue Reading →

Santa Hat Stitched Card

Ho Ho Ho! Santa’s Sleigh is almost on it’s way. Here’s a fun Santa Hat holiday card to hand-stitch for your Season’s Greetings. Or check out the last year’s stitched card of the Christmas Tree. Either would be perfect to… Continue Reading →

Primitive Stitchery

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… Continue Reading →

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