Freebie: Learn Your Stitches

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I was organizing my vintage patterns (I have a TON of them) and came across this test pattern.  I think it is an adorable little tutorial. You can learn the stitches, practice your lettering and make a sampler with just a few simple … Read More...

Freebie: Mermaid Image

Freebie: Mermaid Image

I LOVE mermaids, I think I own more mermaid stamps then any other theme and of course when I can get a free digital mermaid image then I’m a happy camper! Dover publications is sharing a bunch of  large mermaid images to … Read More...

Freebie: Vintage Cups

 

 

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I just heard on the news this morning that Starbucks is bringing back the pumpkin latte at the end of this month.  I don’t think words can express how excited I am.  Pumpkin spice latte….I could never ever … Read More...

Freebie: Z is for Zombees

Z_is_for_ZombeesI know it is still August but I can’t help getting excited for fall and particularly Halloween. Halloween is HUGE at my house. We go crazy with decorations! I always try to add something new each year. I’m so glad … Read More...

Tutorial: Halloween Parlor Quilt

Halloween Parlor quilt RavenNothing foretells trouble ahead like a raven. Michelle of Michelle’s Romantic Tangle puts hers smack in the middle of this quilt. Appliqued to a fabric string block in neutral hues, she finishes the look with diamonds extending all the way … Read More...

Freebie: Halloween Pattern Papers

Freebie: Halloween Pattern Papers

Download some free Halloween themed pattern papers from Free Vintage Digital Stamps, you’ll find a cool stripe and all over haunted pattern. The papers are already sixed at 6″x6″ so they are ready to print on your regular sized paper. … Read More...

Freebie: Look at the Stars

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I feel like I kind of needed a little bit of love and pick me up this week. This free pattern from Domestic Deficit Disorder is just what the doctor ordered. It says the right thing without going overboard.  The Read More...

Tutorial: Toddler Nap Mat

Nap Mat Cheater Cloth Birch FabricsChristina McKinney shares a tutorial over at Birch Fabrics blog showing how to make this snuggle-ready nap mat for a preschooler. She used fleece and several fabrics from the Feather River collection created by Jay-Cyn Designs. The attached pillowcase is trimmed in one … Read More...

Nail polish mini quilt

OPI Nail Polish mini quilt I'm A Ginger Monkey Quilting can be hard on your nails, but that doesn’t mean we makers don’t want ours to look pretty. Katy Jones of Monkey Do (I’m a Ginger Monkey), made this mini quilt with a free pattern she found over at … Read More...

Freebie: Fun with Memory Wire

Mini_Embellished_Cake_Project_low_resHave you ever worked with memory wire before? I will admit that I am a little leery about using it for projects. Metallic thread is bad enough! DMC USA offers up this tutorial and pattern for a Mini Embellished Cake … Read More...

Free Pattern: Kittyware

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I am a huge collector of vintage embroidery patterns. I just love them. They are fun, kitschy and say a lot about the every day history of our culture. I am a true believer that every day items tell us … Read More...