Blog Profile / Quilting and Patchwork

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Archived Since:April 6, 2008

Blog Post Archive

DIY: Wine Paper Bag

Do you sometimes find yourself at a loss when you suddenly receive an invitation to attend some gathering? Tossing between your work, the homefront, your kids and a million other little things in between can surely catch you off guard...Show More Summary

Stretch Your Buttons!

What do you mean s-t-r-e-t-c-h your buttons? That’s impossible! Surely, that could not be possible, you might say. But what I mean is of course for you to use up your leftover buttons and put to good use. It doesn’t really matter if its made of plastic, metal, vintage or othervise. Show More Summary

Paint Your Own Sneakers Craft Kit

I’ve found another fantastic gift idea for the crafty person in your life – and this one is great for both kids and adults! Of course, you could always buy it as a gift for yourself too… If you’re the kind of person who loves to make...Show More Summary

Use a Craft Open House for Promotion

“How do I let people know about my scrapbooking?” a crafter asked me. I suggested she utilize a  Craft Open House, either by heself orwith some crafting friends.  A group of ladies in my community used this method of promotion and sales...Show More Summary

Fiber As a Blessing

Noreen recently wrote a lovely post on how we commemorate special occasions in our lives by creating special items for them. How many big events are marked by giving family and friends quilts, blankets – even new clothes?  Kids get new...Show More Summary

The Butterfly Mobile Effect

One of the most popular design shapes to have emerged in the crafting scene would be butterflies. Everything from patterned papers, rub-ons, stickers, brads, buttons, metal embellishments, craft punches and even in cloths carry thisShow More Summary

Recording Your Heirloom Quilt Stories

As I write about the heirloom quilts in my family, I realize I must record the stories.  I’ve done this in bits and pieces, but have never taken photos of each and then sat down to write the stories and memories accompanying each. In...Show More Summary

Heirloon Quilts in My Family

In a previous post, Are You Creating an Heirloon Quilt?, I discussed heirloom quilts and how those you’re making could be considered as such by your children, grandchildren and future generations. Heirlooms need not be solely quiltsShow More Summary

Charming Silk Ribbon Sunflowers

There are numerous ways to embellish your layouts or projects nowadays. More and more, I can see unconventional materials being incorporated in these multi-dimensional crafts everywhere. It is also easy to see why the Green Revolution...Show More Summary

Are You Creating an Heirloom Quilt?

We generally think of quilts and patchwork pieces made by grandmothers and other elders in our families as heirloom pieces.  They are passed down through the years.  So we try to discover their stories and learn more about the quilters...Show More Summary

Cool Gifts for Crafty Girls

Do you have a tween or teen girl in your life who loves to create things? I think I may have a cool new gift idea for them… JAKKS Pacific has just introduced a range of new craft kits, aimed at girls over the age of eight and up to teens...Show More Summary

Your Own Vintage Sign Made Easy

There is something about things, or items from the past that leaves a certain inescapable charm to the person who is able to see it in the present time. In most cases, people are drawn to the history behind it, what it went through and...Show More Summary

Thursday 13 – Sewing/Quilting Gadgets

I’m always looking for handy dandy quilting and sewing gadgets that make life easier.  I don’t necessarily invest in them all, but share ideas with others and like to hear what they’ve found, too. Here are 13 that seem interesting: Yo-yo...Show More Summary

Summer Fun – Dyeing Your Own Fabric

I prefer to dye my own fabric in the summer – there’s something about hauling plain white fabric outside and with the magic of chemistry, ending up with something completely different. And besides, dyeing fabric is messy! I’d much rather...Show More Summary

Make Your Own Scallop Edge

I am sure you have noticed how die-cut edges have quickly replaced your regular cut 12×12 patterend papers. There’s also the dominance of irregularly shaped layout base that is continously being introduced in the market such as bracketed sides, die-cut shape on top or at the bottom and of course, the round-shaped ones. Show More Summary

A Magical Experience – Cleaning the Attic

What!  Cleaning the attic is magical?  All those cobwebs and old stuff?” was the reply I received when I mentioned the enjoyment I had rediscovering family memorabilia and finding stuff I’d never seen before.  When we had to sell the...Show More Summary

Wordy Wednesdays

Sometimes it’s fun to follow a fussy pattern exactly – keeping things orderly, clean and exactly as written. And then some patterns are strictly fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants improvisation! My hubby has been wanting a particular kind...Show More Summary

Sew Your Own Baby Carriers

There are so many different kinds of baby carriers out on the market these days, that it can be overwhelming to choose what’s going to work best for you! I’ve been looking at a lot of different kinds of baby carriers and there are aShow More Summary

Heat Embossing 101

With all the techniques being done in the name of scrapbooking and general crafting, it has for so many obvious reasons revolutionized the way we see the hobby and the industry as a whole. It is by all accounts a very good sign of progress and of greater things to come in the future. Being a crafter myself, I have also embraced this continous change. Show More Summary

Fancy Vase Cover

I am a fan of all things improvised. This love for saving and utilizing things around the house started when I was very young. I had a lot of time on my hands and there’s even  more things to do around the home to tinker on. We wereShow More Summary

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