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Mis-matched China Pin Cushion

Mis-matched China Pin Cushion

Want a super simple to make pin cushion that requires no sewing? This project is one of the fastest and easiest pin cushions I can think of and it is a great way to use those mismatched pieces of china you fall in love with […]

Make a Heart Stamp From A Toilet Paper Roll

toilet paper roll heart stampMichelle shared this adorable and little kid-friendly craft idea on her blog, Rust and Sunshine. Use old toilet paper rolls to create perfect heart-shaped stamps! She shows how to shape the stamp and use tape to secure it. (As well as her completely adorable little guy using the stamps!)

You can use these to keep a little kid busy with paint, make a sweet Valentine for the Grandparents, or even more grown up things like decorating wrapping paper or even fabric (just use a fabric paint and set as the instructions on the back suggest.)

Check out the full tutorial to make this heart stamp and adorable pictures on Rust and Sunshine >

(image credit: Rust and Sunshine)

Make Embellished Safety Pins

Make Embellished Safety Pins

This cute and easy craft idea from Consumer Crafts’ site Crafts Unleashed is straight out of my childhood. Seriously…Do you remember decorating your bookbag with all kinds of cute beaded and wrapped safety pins? Anywhoo…I totally do! Crafts Unleashed shares this super cute idea for […]

Pink and Red Valentine’s Day Popcorn

CIW fan Ashley Secor shared this super cute and EASY group gift idea for Valentine’s Day on our Facebook page. She writes, “Pre-popped popcorn and pink red m&ms… Something sweet & salty” Sweet and salty…Is there anything better?! This is a sweet little Valentine’s day […]

Make a Quilted Mini Bag: Pattern Freebie!

quilted valentine tote pattern heroSometimes, I work on projects ahead of time and just cannot wait to share!!

This is one of them…

I created a super cute little mini bag pattern that is great for beginners learning how to sew and quilt. It is a simple little reversible tote that has a simple pieced quilt top and is bound together with bias tape. The tutorial and links cover English Paper Piecing, Making your own bias tape, and other cool (but easy) sewing tricks. If you are already an expert sewist, you will love this easy sewing project too…the pattern is simple so you can REALLY get creative embellishing . (It’s also a pretty good “stash buster” to use up a few of your favorite scrap fabrics from past projects.) Fun, right?!
The project is available for free on The Sewing Loft right now. Yay!
Click Here For Instructions
You can download the free mini tote pattern here.

If you make this bag, please send me pictures and links if you blog about it – I’d love to share your awesome work!

Resolution Mugs

Do you make a resolution every New Years Eve (Maybe after a cocktail or two) only to find your resolve kind of fuzzy by Jan 3rd? Looking at your promise to yourself every day over your morning coffee might just help you achieve that goal […]