Thursday, December 31, 2009

2010 Calender


I have seen this saying and love it...what a great calender and you can download it over at Living Locurto.

Connecting Quilt As You Go Blocks

I must admit to be slack when it comes to the quilting stage. I get the top done and then I stop. I don't have a big long arm machine and find it so hard to quilt on my domestic machine. I know people do it....but I only seem to be able to stitch in the ditch. Anyway...I just came across this tutorial explaining how to join your quilted blocks together which made it seem so easy. Take a look at what Leah Day has to say about joining them.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Modern Garden Quilt using charm squares


Tea Rose has a lovely Modern Garden Quilt tutorial using charm squares. Looks easy enough to whip up and lovely and modern and fresh. Sachiko also has a nice easy nine patch quilt you can use your scrappy fabrics or scrappy strips up on.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Classic Apron

Well the season for cooking is with us and I just came across the Michael Miller Making it Fun blog with a pattern for the classic apron....nice and simple too. Take a look though as there are a heap of patterns on the sidebar over there.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Garland of Nesting Dolls


Krista from Look Ma No Patterns has a really sweet garland of nesting dolls she is sharing with us. These would be nice on their own for a Christmas tree ornie too.

She also has a Christmas Stocking, apron made from tea towels and other tutorials she is sharing with us.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Birdie Ornament - Paper


Living the Swell Life have a super simple birdie ornament to make using paper and modge podge.

Christmas Ornaments


Lola Again has a super simple Christmas Ornament tutorial made from a Styrofoam ball and sequins...these would be nice and easy to whip up.

Over at Write It Down there is another tutorial of Jana's aka Lola for some button wreaths....these look really simple and easy to make up too.


Quilted Christmas Ornament Tutorial



Susan at Hanging On by a Needle and Thread has posted this great video tutorial for a Christmas Ornament using a Styrofoam ball and some pins and fabric, I thought it was really lovely.


Edit:  Link to original video on You Tube  angiejanca

Felt Ornament Tutorial






Betz white  has a tutorial for this felt ornament - something quite different - she calls it a "felt snowflake" 

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Eaten Gingerbread Man Ornament


Elsie Marley had a really cute half eaten gingerbread man pattern to make for the Christmas tree....don't you just love it.

Give A Hoot Owl


Juicy Bits is sharing her owl tutorial.....gotta love these owls.

Christmas themed apron


Dawnie from Itching for Stitching has an easy tutorial to make an apron using three brought tea towels....and being the right season it is Christmas themed tea towels. But of course you can use any theme tea towel you wish.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Lolly Chops Owl


Lolly Chops is in on the owl frenzie and has a cute little owl you could use them as she has to make a brooch or just hang them as an ornament.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Yo Yo top tape measure cover


Okay this is a must try. This tape measure cover is a cutie with the yo yo top.

Bug Softie


Rebecca from Blinking Flights has a bug softie pattern that would be a nice and easy softie to whip up for the kids for Christmas pressies. I think these are really cute for the littlies.

Penguin Ornament


This is the cutest penguin ornament over at Belle Epoque's. Now I am an owl lover but I think penguins have to come very close second.

Bias Tape Tote

Belle Epoque have a tutorial for a Bias Tape Tote that looks easy enough to make up. I probably would make my own bias binding though and make it a bit thicker.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Friday, December 11, 2009

Folded Heart Ornament


Angelika has a tutorial for a folded heart ornament...a nice easy effective way to make a heart shaped ornament. It is in German but with Google Translate there is no problem understanding it.

Holiday Dove Stitchery


Bird Brain Designs as another stitchery for Christmas called Holiday Dove. A lovely little stitchery that can be used on lots of things.

Tooth Fairy Pillow


mmmcrafts has such a cute tooth fairy pillow that she is sharing with us. What a lovely pillow for your children to save their "tooty pegs" in...for the little boys there is the Tooth Officer.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

ipod holder


Better Homes and Gardens have a pattern to make an ipod holder/case. It has a loop on the back you can attach a metal dog clip to hang it off your bag, belt or pocket.

Chickens in the Coop


Better Homes and Gardens have a cute chicken quilt called Chickens in the Coop....could use it on the table or as a wall hanging.

Owl Pencil Holder


A quick easy way to decorate a plain pencil holder...and what better way then with an owl. Better Homes and Garden have the pattern here.

Fleece Toys


Better Homes and Gardens have some cute fleece soft toy patterns to grab here.

Charm Square Drawstring Bag


Chimera Threads is sharing a patchwork bag pattern. She uses charm squares to make this up.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Recycled Crayons


Mama's Little Monkeys has a nifty idea to recycle crayons. Great idea for all those little bits of left over crayons.

Going Batty


OMG how cute is this sock bat over at Heather Bailey's....why didn't I find this sooner for Halloween....but hey, its too cute just for Halloween anyway.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Playing with Colours using Crayons


Mrs Moen has a tutorial showing how she uses crayons to colour in your stitcheries.

Paper Pieced Santa Ornament


Pinwheel Ponders had a great paper pieced Santa ornie to share with us. Gosh there are so many things around blogland I will never ever have enough years in my life time to do them all...but once again, this is another on my list....lol....drop over to my Sew Prim Khris blog and have a look at ones I whipped up...they really are easy and fun to make.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Crazy Christmas Quilt


Piece N Quilt have a tutorial for a simple charm square Crazy Christmas quilt I really like.....gosh, I really need to make another quilt...one day. There are a heap of other tutorials over there I like too...like the Figgy Christmas quilt....very nice indeed.

Christmas Tree Napkins


Christmas tree napkins are a great idea to decorate your table for Christmas this year. Drop over to Craft Sanity and check these out.

Elf Softie


Make Baby Stuff has a tutorial for a cute little Elf softie. I think this is a real cutie for the babies and kids.

Folder Star Patchwork


Jennifer from Bronze Wombat has an amazing folded star patchwork tutorial. You could use this as a trivet, pot holder, coaster or centre piece. Something I will have to try at some stage.

Hexagon patterns


Kiwi Quilts has some great ideas using hexagons. I really like the hexagon star ornament, but take a look and see the other great freebies she has.

Fabric bowl


Poppy Lane has a very easy fabric bowl to make. Would be cute in Christmas colours with some candy bonbons in it.

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