How-To’s

First Flake: Felt Ornament Tutorial

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  Before the flurry of the holidays begins, I want to share a quick little ornament tutorial to kick off your holiday crafting! I named this First Flake because I love that feeling of excitement when the first flakes of snow fall each winter. This design is made from felt and uses a fun ...
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Holiday Stitch-along Ornament #3: Winter Bloom

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Introducing the Winter Bloom Ornament, pattern #3 in the Holiday Stitch-along Ornament Club! Members, check your email inboxes today! This origami style ornament is hand stitched in felt to form a center bloom with ruffled layers all around. Make it up in gradient blues, Christmas colors or your ...
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Holiday Stitch-along Ornament #2: Snow Globe

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Introducing the Snow Globe Ornament, pattern #2 in the Holiday Stitch-along Ornament Club! Members, check your email inboxes today! Create a miniature winter wonderland for your tree! The Snow Globe Ornament depicts a cozy cottage in the snow, framed by a small embroidery hoop with sparkling ...
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Holiday Stitch-along Ornament #1: Snowy Owl

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Happy October 1st! Today’s the day Holiday Stitch-along Ornament Club members receive their first ornament pattern! I’m kicking off the club with the  Snowy Owl Ornament.   This ornament was inspired by the wildlife collection I created a few years ago. (You can see my snowy owl ...
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How to Install a Tuck Catch: Tips for Better Bag Building #2

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It’s time for the next installment of my series: Tips for Better Bag Building! Today’s video shows you how to install a tuck catch, also called a thumb catch. They are super easy to use but it always helps to have someone show you how the components come together. Watch the video ...
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Felted Wristlet Tutorial: Warm Hands, Warm Heart

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Each night at the dinner table my husband, two teen boys and I hold hands for a brief moment of thanks. Our 14 year old has the chilliest hands, to which I say, “Cold hands, warm heart.” He furrows his brow and I shrug, “It’s just an expression.” The saying does fit ...
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