Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Oldies But Goodies PinKeeps (my favorites)

Isn't this just the cutest!! see the tutorial at

46 Free Pincushion Patterns


thirty hand made days


free pincushion pattern links


Twirly Skirt Tutorial and Free Pincushion Patterns


Ring Pincushion


Square Deal Pincushion

Teacup & Saucer Pincushion: Free Pattern


Free Heart Pincushion Pattern


here is one with different color fabrics in each section, looks very simple:

this is a more unusual, and beautiful, sectioned one called a radiant, scroll down to "free radiant pincushion pattern":

Free Pin Cushion Pattern - Rosetree Cottage by Studio eFabrics(my favorite)


Flickr: Discussing Links to Pincushion Pattern Freebies.

Tutorial Tuesday: Fantabulous Pincushion Tutorial

make a make do pin cushion


Another Free Pattern and Pincushion Find(my favorite)

Calico Pear Pincushion


Wild Flower Pincushion(my favorite)

Make a Cross Stitch Pincushion - Free Square Pincushion Project

Free Pattern - Perfectly Extravagant Pin Cushion by Elinor Peace Bailey + Dance with the Fairies Free Pattern - Perfectly
Extravagant Pin Cushion by Elinor Peace Bailey + Dance with the Fairies (my favorite)

Free Cross-Stitch Patterns - Flowers and Miscellaneous

Excellent 'PIN CUSHION PATTERNS' sites

FREE Printable Vintage Patriotic Pin Cushion Project (my favorite)

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Expandable+Tote+1+E-Pattern By:Sew Practical

I just bought this cute pattern from Sew Practical..I enjoyed it so much I thought I'd let you all know...Hugs Sherrie
Sew Practical

Friday, April 17, 2009


These wonderful tutorials links are from Miet

This is just the sweetest cup to create!
cup :

french site but many photos :

pumpkin :

icecream :

egg :

owl :

links from Susanne



Jelly jar pincushion

Shrinky Dink pins


links from Susanne




Yule Log Tutorial

Wrist Pincushion Tutorial

How to Make a Pretty Pincushion with a Button Center


Recycled Cotton Reel Pin Cushions

Wrist Pincushion Tutorial (GOOD ONE)


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Wee Folk Art

* Free Applique
* FREE Crafting Club Patterns
* FREE Open Patterns



Your Freebie Friends...A place to come and find freebies. Patterns, tutorials a
nd links for free crafting, sewing, quilting, scrapbooking, stitchery, embroidery, cross-stitch, redwork, knitting, crochet, dolls, primitives,

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Pamela Overmier of KingFisherFarm

I just had to share with you make-do'sPamela Overmier of KingFisherFarm
* http://www.kingfisherfarm.net/
I love Make-Do's and PinKeeps , Touches of keep sakes from yesteryear..
As you can see Pamela truly brings Vintage and Today to the very present!
Hope you will go by her web site and visit also her esty shop!....Hugs Sherrie

Pamela Overmier of KingFisherFarm

Ta Da! A pincushion any rocket scientist would be proud of

I feel this is a wonderful tutorial by: Paula Hewitt .. for us beginners
showing every detail to making a pincushion

Sunbonnet Sue Blocks and Patterns

Sunbonnet Sue Blocks and Patterns

Grandmother's Sue

gransue.jpg (40252 bytes)

I found this wonderful article on http://www.sunbonnetsue.com/patterns.html

The block was done by Paula Bundick's grandmother, Alta P. Meador Probasco of Floydada, TX. She lived to be 93 and 3/4 years old.

It is a perfect pattern for someone making their first Sunbonnet Sue. All the curves are gentle and easy to turn under.

Notice the details that were put on this antique block. Grandmother put buttons (black embroidery thread) on the shoes and a band around the hat that ends in a bow.

Paula writes: "This quilt is extremely simple. All the blocks are muslin (of course) but done on the diagonal and there is a 1 1/2" diamond where the blocks join. Along the edge the same gold was used to fill in the diamond
shapes and use as the bias trim.

I feel very fortunate to have several quilts that my Grandmother made.
I treasure each one. But this Sue is very special."

To read more please go to

  1. http://www.sunbonnetsue.com/patterns.html

I am just so loving learning about this sweet "http://www.sunbonnetsue.com/patterns.html"

Hugs Sherrie

Monday, April 6, 2009

Canning Jar PinKeep

I am so excited I just got home from work and found my
Tiny Elite canning jars waiting for me whoHooo!
I am ready on my day off to start maiking these darling PinKeeps Below is a finish canning jar pinkeep from

Please go to
to see the really wonderful tutorial on how to create these sweeties!..I am thinking add on gifts for my swaps, and Christmas, Birthdays, well the list goes on and on.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Oregon April y: Alicia Paulson

Isn't this just the sweetest! I was reading at Alicia's blog Rosey Little Things (Posie gets Cozy) and found her Oregon April
Read all about on her blog!She really captured spring!
Oh I wish I could create like this..It is so amazing!
Hugs Sherrie

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Creative Every Day Challenge 2009

Creative Every Day Challenge 2009
Leah Piken Kolidas


What's new in 2009:

  • In 2009, I'm going to try out a couple new things. For one, I will be doing a monthly theme. The themes will be purely for inspirational purposes and to give some focus to anyone who needs it. You can use the monthly theme to help spur you on or ignore it. It's entirely up to you!
  • January's (totally optional) theme is: Play!
  • February's (totally optional) theme is: Words
  • March's (totally optional) theme is: Dreams
  • April's (totally optional) theme is: Color
  • I will post about the next month's theme about a week before the month starts on the Creative Every Day blog.
  • I'm also going to be posting interviews with people about their creative habits, so if you have any suggestions of people you'd like to hear from, let me know!

How to Participate:

  • There are a variety of ways to participate. These ways are here for you to enjoy, not to pressure you, so use any or all of them as you see fit. You can post on your blog about your creative activities, you can post images on flickr, you can comment on my weekly CED blog posts with what you're up to, or use the "Mr. Linky" widget to share a link to a specific blog post or image.
  • Participate in any way that makes sense for you. I think it's helpful to share with the community what you're up to as it can be incredibly fun and inspirational. But don't let it stress you out. Make it doable for you.
  • There's a flickr group for this project where you can share images of your creativity (it's not required, just another way to share and see what others are doing.) You can sign up for the flickr group for free here.
  • You can post about your creativity in whatever form feels best for you. You can post about it on your blog daily, weekly, monthly or however feels best. A blog isn't even required to participate! If you don't have a blog, you can share what you're up to in the comments on my blog or on the flickr group.
  • I will also be posting a weekly Creative Every Day Challenge post where you can use the "Mr. Linky" widget to post the url of your blog posts or links to images for the week. I post this every Monday. Here's an example of one of these posts so you'll know what to look for.

In case you're interested, here's the background on the challenge:

I started the Creative Every Day Challenge in 2008 and I welcome anyone who is interested, to join in!

Every November, I loved the way the "Art Every Day Month" challenge (AEDM) created a great sense of community, brought people with different styles and backgrounds together, and gave me a kick in the butt to keep on creating when I might otherwise have done nothing. I'd been wanting to find a way to extend the process, but as much as I admired those who created and posted a piece of art every day of the year, I knew that would burn me out. Besides, it was not really my goal to create a piece of art every day. But I did want to be creative every day.

Originally, I was going to call my blog, "Everyday Creative" which to me means a person who is creative in their day-to-day life whether that be through making a piece of artwork or doodling on a receipt or cooking something or taking a walk to gain inspiration in the colors of nature or re-decorating a room or knitting or whatever! That domain name was taken, so I went with CreativeEveryDay.com and included Everyday Creative in the tag line. One of the things I aspire to, is to be creative every day and also to inspire creativity in others, whether that be through my blog, my art, through leading groups like AEDM, or through someday leading workshops or writing a book. I know that challenging myself in specific ways helps to keep me productive, so I'm hoping this challenge will serve as a daily reminder of what I want for myself.

I loved doing CED in 2008. I met some wonderful people and having the challenge, helped keep creativity as a focus in my daily life. I believe that what we focus on expands and that was certainly the case for me and many other participants. So I decided to continue in 2009. I created a new logo for 2009 and I've posted it above. It will also be in my sidebar along with a list of those who are participating. You don't need a blog to participate! Again, this will be a very low pressure challenge. I won't be the creativity police with you (or myself!) The idea behind it will be to encourage myself and others to find creativity in every day and in the everyday things of life. I won't post daily because I think that would be a bit too much of a burden for me, but I will post about every day's creativity in some form or another. And I'll encourage others to do the same, whether that be every day, every few days, once a week or once a month. Throughout the year, I'll also be posting creativity tips that help me and hopefully will provide some inspiration to anyone looking to infuse their life with more creative goodness or who might need a little push to get out of a stuck place. If you have questions or want to join in, feel free to pop me an email or leave a comment on any post on my blog here.

Thanks and happy creating!

Posting the CED button:

In order to use the Creative Every Day Challenge button, located in the sidebar (and below), simply right-click on the image (ctrl-click for mac users) and save it to your computer. Different blogging applications have different ways of adding images to your blog, but all have help sections which should be able to direct you to instructions on how to do it.


Girls Spring Mini Tote - tutorial by: Betz White

Girls Spring Mini Tote - tutorial by: Betz White

This is so cute! I fell in love with it..
Please go to Betz blog to see here tutorial it is just the sweetest!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Sew Mama Sew

Spring Sewing ~ Easter Tutorials

http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/?p=771 Be sure to check out "Sew Mama Sew"...Hugs Sherrie

We’re celebrating spring with tips, tutorials, a big contest, giveaways and much more all April long. Grab the Spring Sewing button, comment every day to win free goodies and welcome a new season of sewing with us! We’re kicking things off today with our favorite Easter sewing tutorials and your first chance to win some great prizes from our Spring Sewing sponsors: Fiskars & Gingher.

Easter Egg Tutorial

If your looking for a Easter Egg Tutorial like I was
Go on over and visit Kim of Retro Mama
She has a fantastic and fast tutorial..Oh her Easter eggs are just the cutest!!
Hugs Sherrie


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