Miss Kate Cuttables – FAB Digital Designs and FREEbies

I think I may have mentioned that I have a Silhouette Cameo and I use it regularly for both business and pleasure.  I recently found a great site for SVG’s and clipart that I can use with my Silhouette.  If you have a cutting machine, OR are interested in die cuts and clip art, you need to check our Miss Kate Cuttables!  Here is a screen shot of the most recent additions to her site (as of today, anyway):

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She has some fabulous designs for those of us who scrapbook digitally…

AND, she has a FREEBIE every day!  Click HERE to check out today’s freebie!

 

Craftsy Free Pattern Friday

Did you know about Craftsy.com’s FREE pattern Friday?  Check out the most recent post, with patterns for knitting, sewing/quilting, jewelry, crochet and more!

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Look at this gorgeous knit scarf… if you knit, you can grab the pattern!

How To Crochet a Ruffle Scarf ~ DIY Ruffle Sashay Scarf

One of my passions is crocheting, and helping others learn to crochet (or at least enjoy the crochet items I make for them!).

Last fall, I decided I really, REALLY wanted to make some of those super popular ruffle sashay scarves, and I set out to find a crochet pattern for them. (Just to be clear, “Sashay” is a specific type of ruffle yarn from Lion Brand).  Anyway, after much searching for patterns, I ended up creating my own, because all the patterns I found were rather difficult to follow.

Would you like to make your own Sashay Ruffle scarf? Now you can!

I have turned my pattern into a downloadable CROCHET pattern to teach you how! The pattern is easy to follow, and if you have basic crochet skills, you can have a ruffle scarf made in a very short time!

I include photos and a step-by-step description of how to make the scarf, and I also include simple instructions on making them child-size.  I have taught people with little-to-no crochet experience how to make these, so I know YOU can make one too!

Click this link to purchase:  Buy Now

More Ruffles – DIY Lamp Shade

We talked about ruffles yesterday, and I can’t help it, but I am sort of on a ruffle kick now… so, check out the tutorial I found from Winder and Main.  It’s for a DIY ruffle lamp shade, and oh my, so cute!

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What would YOU put ruffles on?  I’m thinking about curtains, blouses for my daughter, skirts for my daughter, pillows… and so much more!

Super Cute Sewing Project – Learn to Sew Ruffles

I recently stumbled across a super cute blog called Crazy Little Projects, and her “Learn to Sew” series.  I have some basic sewing knowledge, but my machine and sewing needles are definitely dusty, so I was excited to find her series.

I am probably going to jump right into Lesson # 5, “How to Sew Ruffles”… because… well, I have an almost 6 year old daughter who LOVES everything ruffle!  I personally want to do some tailoring to my daughter’s blouses, but the ruffle tote bag is really cute too!  Check it out:

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Again, the “Learn to Sew Ruffles” lesson is HERE.

 

DIY Valentine’s Day Ideas

I am totally in the mood for Valentine’s Day this year – with my youngest in Kindergarten, all three of my kids are in school for the first time, and I am hoping to help with parties and plans for the “love” holiday.  That means I’ve been searching for ideas, and I found a couple of cute DIY projects to pass on.  These both come from Crafting Chicks:

Chevron Valentines:

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Candy Heart Necklaces:

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What kind of Valentine’s will YOU be making this year?

Adorable DIY Valentine’s Day gifts

I found some super cute FREE Valentine’s Day printables from I Heart Naptime… they are perfect for school gifts and parties.

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She offers very easy instructions for how to make these, and I KNOW my kids are going to flip over them.

Are you doing anything unique for Valentine’s Day gifts this year?  We’d love to hear about it!

DIY – Paper Roses GIANT size

I found a fabulous tutorial on Green Wedding Shoes tonight… for stunning GIANT paper roses!  It’s hard to believe, but the photo below is of an actual giant paper rose, and the tutorial looked quite easy!

You can read the very detailed tutorial HERE.  These would be perfect for a VERY unique wedding bouquet, or even lovely centerpieces on reception tables.  They might even look fab hanging on a wall!  What do YOU think?  Any other ideas for GIANT roses?

Adorable DIY T-shirt Pom Poms

It’s been forever (like almost a year) since I blogged here, and I’ve been missing it… so I’m just going to jump back in like I never stopped.

Today I wanted to share a great tutorial from Craftaholics Anonymous – making T-shirt Pom Poms.  Such a great tutorial, easy to to, and you can do SO MANY things with these fun pom poms.

Check out the tutorial HERE.

Have you ever tried making poms?  I’d love to see your projects made with home-made pom poms – either of the t-shirt variety or yarn, or even paper!