Handmade Crafts

Felt and Button Skull Brooches {Halloween Craft}

So, Halloween is right around the corner and we are all gearing up for that.  Today I have some cute Skull Brooches, made out of felt and buttons, that will be perfect for Halloween.  Have you noticed how popular skulls are right now–especially cute skulls with bows in their hair?  At first I thought it …

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Halloween Embroidery Hoop Art: Scribble Kitty

  Ready for your next installment of edgy Halloween embroidery?  A few days ago I shared this simple embroidered “Boo”.  Well, I have one of my favorites for you today–a scribble stitch black cat.  Cool, right!?!  Certainly not your grandmother’s embroidery! Oh, I know what you are thinking–scribble stitch?  What?  Well, you’ve probably never heard …

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Lace and Felt Clutch {tutorial}

Well, you know that you are on my blog when there are two felt posts back to back.  I hope you enjoyed the felt lion taggy yesterday.  Today I have a felt project that is a little bit more grown up. And, if you love felt as much as I do, take it in!  We are …

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Felt Lion Taggy Toy

Hello, and welcome back.  This is a post I shared over on Sugar Bee Crafts a while back, and I am excited to be sharing it here today.  My little girl loves this toy! Because we are all friends here, I am going to take a minute to open up about a problem I have–something …

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Felt Owl Pouch {free template}

  Hello, hello!  The blog is moved and it is slowly coming together.  I still have some work to do around here, but in the meantime I have a sweet, simple little felt craft to share with you: A Felt Owl Pouch.  That’s right, I might have a brand new blog, but I still love …

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Felt Flower Collage

Here is a project I shared a few weeks ago over on Ginger Snap Crafts.  I was honored to be one of her summer contributors, and, true to myself, I contributed a felt project (are you totally shocked!!).  I love this project and it has made a high impact in my family room, where I …

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Satin Stitch Bird with Free Template

I am thrilled today to posting in unison with a blogger and stitcher I really respect: Mollie from Wild Olive.  If you have yet to check out her blog, well, you are missing out.  I don’t know of anyone that can make cuter embroidery projects, and she offers so many free templates that just visiting …

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Layered Embroidered Name

Hello, hello!  I’m back with (another) embroidery project.  This one uses statin stitch to make a memorable hand-stitched wall hanging.  I originally shared this over at One Artsy Mama, but am excited to share it here.  I made this for my newest nephew.  There are just three basic steps: Trace, Stitch, Trim. Supplies: Fabric for background …

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Satin Stitch Star

Hello!  I am excited to share another embroidery project with you today–one that is as colorful and fun as it is easy.  Really.  I know that I have shared about statin stitch a few times here on the blog.  Check out this post, and this and this.  If you can’t tell I really like satin …

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Felt Whale {with free template}

Alright, I have been doing a little series of felt ocean animals to get me through vacation.  I have just one more today, and it has another free template.  This is probably my favorite.  I think the bling-ed out whale turned out really cute and I have this pinned on my swim bag right now. …

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Felt Button Butterflies

Here is a little project I did for my friend Kilee over at One Little Mama.  She just welcomed a beautiful little boy into the world earlier this month, and I was happy to contribute to her blog so that she had more time to snuggle with him.  I hope you enjoy these cute little …

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Satin Stitch Cows

There are a couple of things that I love–Jesus, first and foremost, my family, food…  Two other things on the list of things I love are COWS and EMBROIDERY.  Guess I’m just a dorky farm girl!  Here is a little project I stitched up that marries the two. So, first of all cows.  I grew up …

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Satin Stitch Cross

Churches are among some of the most beautiful places I have ever been.  In particular I love stained glass…the way light shines through it, the various colors.  My husband’s family parish has some of the most unique stained glass I’ve ever seen.  Entire portions of the wall are stained glass, only without the usual images or …

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Crazy Coasters

Hello all!  Here is a project I shared over at Sugar Bee Crafts a few week’s back.  I still love it, and have my coffee sitting on one of them right now!  Enjoy! This is a super simple project that will add a little funky charm to your living room.  (is there any other kind …

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Framed Satin Stitch

Ever since I stitched up this project for St. Patty’s Day, I’ve been sort of obsessed with satin stitch.  For those that don’t speak embroidery, satin stitch is just a fancy way to say “long stitches that completely fill an area”.  There are lots of ways to do satin stitch and what I love about …

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Pony Tail Girl Broach {with free template}

Hello Hello!  Before I start in on today’s project, I just want to write a few words about my wonderful, wonderful husband.  I had a birthday a few days ago (I’m still having birthdays, but no longer aging) and he gave me a spectacular present.  He gave me an entire day (today) to myself.  And …

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Embroidered Portrait with Felt Flowers

Here is a post I did over at Sugar Bee Crafts a few weeks ago.  I have this hanging in my baby’s room, and I just love love love it.  Hope you do too! Today’s project is a simple portrait with felt flower accents.  Before we get started I wanted to say something about the …

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