Category: Crafting

DIY Pattern Weights for Sewing

I finally got around to a project I’ve been meaning to do for forever!  Make pattern weights!  I’ve actually got some sewn pouches waiting to be filled with BBs, but would have to make a special trip to a sporting good store to get them.  And I’m lazy (seriously I sewed them up probably a year ago! – in my defense I tried plastic pellets, but they weren’t heavy enough).  So while I was at the home improvement store this weekend I picked up some washers and went a different route with my DIY pattern weights.

DIY pattern weights for sewing.  Made from washers and scrap fabric.  So cute and inexpensive!!!  #sewing #crafting They turned out pretty cute, right!  They were so easy to make and cost me just a few bucks for the washers!  And they are so easy to make, so let’s get started! (more…)

Easter Basket Initial Tag

Happy Monday morning!  We had a nice weekend with some beautiful weather on Saturday!  We spent a lot of time outside!  We’re all so very excited about spring and the beautiful weather that comes with it.  We’re also getting excited about Easter and I’m excited about the new Easter basket initial tags I whipped up for the girls’ baskets!

Easter Basket Initial Tag #crafting #easterThey have matching Easter baskets (which I love!) and even though I can tell them apart by what is in them come Easter morning I wanted to personalize them just a bit, so I made this cute initial tags and they were such an easy project.

Easter Basket Initial Tag #crafting #easterI raided my felt stash for this project.  Felt is great for this because it doesn’t fray!  And as much as I love to sew, this is a no sew project.

Easter Basket Initial Tag #crafting #easterI cheated a little bit and used my Big Shot to cut out my shapes and letters, but you can easily freehand them, trace them, or make freezer paper stencils to cut them out if you don’t have a die cutting machine.  But before you get cutting you need to add a little bit of double sided fusible web such as Heat’n’Bond.  Use a low temperature so you don’t scorch your felt!

Easter Basket Initial TagOnce your shape is cut, peel the paper baking off and iron it to the under piece of your tag.

Easter Basket Initial TagIron them one layer at a time until you’ve got your 3 layers attached.

Easter Basket Initial TagTake a needle and some embroidery floss and thread it through the top for hanging.  Then just loop it on your basket handle and you can now tell the baskets apart!

Easter Basket Initial Tag #craftingThe girls loved watching me make these (and Cupcake just wanted me to keep cutting things out with the die cutting machine!) but even more they loved seeing them hanging on the baskets. 



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Kid Craft: Salt Dough Ornaments

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a Kid Craft project for you guys! ¬†This was a fun project the girls and I made for the holiday season, salt dough ornaments!

Kid Craft: Salt Dough Ornaments #crafting #preschooler #toddler #sahm Cupcake and I have made salt dough ornaments once before, but we thought we’d give it another go and get Pumpkin in on the action, too.¬† Oh, and I had some fun as well. (more…)

Self Binding Blanket Tutorial

How about a little crafty inspiration for the weekend?  Know anyone having a baby soon and need a gift?  How about a self binding blanket?  I just whipped one up for a baby on the way and of course wanted to share.  So let’s get started.

Self Binding Blanket Tutorial #sewing #baby #blanket #gift #tutorial

I picked up 1 yard of minky fabric for my backing (remnant score!) and 1 yard of cotton.  (more…)