Free Halloween Monster Friends Embroidery Pattern


  I’ll tell you over and over again…I love Halloween. Highly enthusiastically, without fail – for sure – absolutely. And of course I love to stitch. A few years ago I made this Monster Friends pattern and now I’m sharing […]

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Geometric Folk-Art Cross Embroidery Pattern


Howdy out there. I got a bug this weekend to stitch something up. Something free hand and different from what I usually do.  I drew this folk-art inspired cross sampler and I thought I would share. You can download this […]

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Craft Book Review & Giveaway: Win a Copy of “Paper Blooms” by Jefffery Rudell

I’m a big big fan of paper crafts, and especially paper flowers (oh and paper dolls). It’s super exciting to open up the new book Paper Blooms: 25 Extraordinary Flowers to Make for Weddings, Celebrations & More by Jeffery Rudell […]

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Win a Copy of the New Craft Book “Adventures in Pompom Land”


The just-hit-the-shelves book Adventures in Pompom Land:25 Cute Projects Made from Handmade Pompoms  by Myko Diann Bocek published by Lark Crafts is full of super cute, heirloom quality handmade pompom projects. I just recently got a hold of a vintage […]

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“Favorite Things” Tween Birthday Party

I love to throw kid parties. I love to pick a theme and shop for and make decorations. But throwing a party for tweens and teens can be hard. After all they much rather hang out, shop, listen to tunes, […]

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“Creative Lettering” an Awesome New Book: Review and Giveaway


Hand lettering is everywhere and growing more and more in popularity. And Creative Lettering by Jenny Doh , a new release from Lark Crafts, is a great start if you are looking for lettering inspiration. Whether you are a beginner or an […]

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Quick Hand Stamped Silly Valentines


I just finished stamping up a batch of silly Valentines (I can’t stop stamping stuff) and you know what? This is quick, easy, and fun. You can do it to ( carve erasers if you don’t have official rubber stamp […]

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Hand Stamped Cork Board and Push Pins

hand stamped cork board with paper planes and clouds

I’ve been seriously getting in to carving my own stamps. I mean seriously! I can’t stop. I went stamping wild for the holidays, both making Christmas cards and gifts with my stamps. My favorite project was the hand stamped mini […]

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Mid-Century Craft: Quick Paper Christmas Trees


Christmas time! Christmas time. I love to craft for Christmas. From Craft and Hobby Fun by Marian Bennett 1971, here’s a reminder that crafting can be simple and fun. Here’s how to make quick paper Christmas trees. Kids and adults […]

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It’s Christmas: Enter to Win Two Vintage McCall’s Paperback Cookbooks


I was hunting through my DIY vintage library and realized I have multiple copies of a couple of McCall’s Cookbooks – so I thought…”Why not give them away.” You have a week to enter to win these two guys – […]

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