Embroidery Basics and Stitch How To

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It’s no surprise to you all that I adore embroidery. Just as you can add beautiful embellishment to paper with stitches, you can add embroidery stitches into patterned fabric and enhance its beauty. It is that lovely time of the month when I get to share a Martha Stewart craft tutorial and I couldn’t be READ MORE

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Book Binding Tutorial with Embroidered Cover

I love embroidering into paper. It is simple, yet it transforms a plain piece of paperboard into something strikingly lovely. Apparently, I got bitten by a gold four-leaf clover bug this year. Did you see this gold garland from earlier this week? I began these little books with a hand drawn design, which I filled READ MORE

St Patricks Day Gold Leather Four Leaf Clover Garland DIY

Gold Leather Four Leaf Clover Garland DIY

This little idea of a gold four leaf clover garland came to me in a whirl, just in time for St. Patrick’s Day.  I was so excited to make it happen. I love four leaf clovers! Anything that gives you luck or the promise of  a really good day seems a beautiful thing to me. READ MORE

Note holder made with charming vintage handkerchiefs

Note Holder from Vintage Made Modern

I can’t tell you how excited I am to review a pattern from Jennifer Casa’s recent book Vintage Made Modern. Plus, I get to give away a copy of the book which is published by Roost Books (see instructions below). I ran across Jennifer’s blog JCasa Handmade about four years ago when I first started READ MORE

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Heart Sugar Cookies + Valentine’s Tea Party

Valentine’s day is just around the corner. We’re all getting excited over here. Last weekend, Allie and I stumbled upon this idea to make heart sugar cookies. We wanted to do it without anything special so we cut a template out of an index card and used packing tape to make these happen. We tried READ MORE