Friday, January 30, 2009

Finished New Pinkeep

Finally I have finished my newest Pinkeep Which I made from
Denise Davis of SassafrasHillPrimitives.com, Denise has the most wonderful pinkeep patterns..
I buy almost all my patterns from http://www.patternmart.com/ I love being able to buy and print my patterns out right away..here is Sassafras Hill Primitives link
on Pattern Mart
http://www.patternmart.com/patterns/search/section/All/SASSAFRAS+HILL+PRIMITIVES+-+Denise+Davis/All

as you can see already have my pin keep load ready for the hand work I have to do!
I did prim stitching on both pockets and around his beak
I love how deep the pockets are and the pincushion is just the right size.This is a great pattern!

HOW TO - Fat Quarter Purse

http://wewilsons.blogspot.com/2009/01/fat-quarter-purse-tutorial.html
This is a wonderful purse tutorial using fat quarters!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Dollhouse Potholders: Sewing Tutorial

Dollhouse Potholders: Sewing Tutorial: from Freda’s Hive
http://fredashive.blogspot.com/2009/01/doll-house-potholder-tutorial.html
oh golly this is just the cutest!Wouldn't this look great on a apron!Then have matching pot holders! I just loved Freda's blog..Be sure to stop by you will get so inspired!
Hugs Sherrie

How To Make A Mushroom Pincushion Tutorial


Here is a wonderful Tutorial by : Molly from Foot Hill Home Companion
This would be great for sending in packages for swaps,stocking stuffers, caryy alongs..much more..Hugs Sherrie
http://foothillhomecompanion.blogspot.com/2009/01/how-to-make-mushroom-pincushion.html

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Pincushion Cuff Tutorial + Pincushion List Update

Pincushion Cuff Tutorial + Pincushion List Update

Picture of Pincushion Cuff [keyka.typepad.com] - Tipnut.comToday’s feature is from Keyka Lou Patterns with this sweet Pincushion Cuff Tutorial.

All you need for supplies:

  • Fabric scraps
  • VELCRO (just 2″)
  • Thread
  • Polyfil
  • Button
  • Embroidery floss or wool thread

Also make sure to check out my list of 41 Free Pincushion Patterns, it’s just been updated with a few more goodies mentioned here on Tipnut.

Pincushions are great scrap stash busters, you’ll find more useful ways to use scraps here: Scrap Happy - More Than 50 Fabric Scraps & Remnant Ideas Plus Free Patterns and Scrap Happy Update: More Fabric Scraps & Remnant Ideas.

More Tips You May Like:

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Daily Summary From TipNut.com

Daily Summary From TipNut.com


http://tipnut.com/free-apron-pattern

38 Free Apron Patterns & Tutorials

Vintage Apron Breakfast Set - Tipnut.comI think it’s time for some Apron goodness again (yay!), here’s a new batch of free tutorials and patterns I’ve collected from around the web. This now makes 140 tutorials for aprons shared here on Tipnut!

Here’s what we have so far:

*I went through every link on the two lists above and removed those patterns that are no longer online.

And now for the latest collection…

38 Free Apron Patterns & Tutorials

Vintage Style Aprons

Half Aprons

Full Aprons

Children’s Aprons

More Aprons

More Tips You May Like:

Thursday, January 22, 2009

step-by-step tutorial about creating great potholders or trivets

I recieve the daily newsletter from Craftzine..love ir it has many wonderful inspiring and new ideas..I loved this step-by-step tutorial about creating great potholders or trivets,,I'm thinking Christmas 2009 all ready!
http://blog.craftzine.com/


Pink Penguin has a helpful step-by-step tutorial showing us how to make these super cute teapot quilt squares. These would make great potholders or trivets

http://ayumills.blogspot.com/2009/01/downloadable-teapot-pattern.html

Monday, January 19, 2009

Pin Cushion Caddy.

This wonderful and very useful "Free" pinkeep was posted on Crazy About Pincushions yahoo groupI thought I would post it here also ..The template pieces should be on the pattern site some time today..

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/crazyaboutpincushions/

This week's CRAFT Pattern Podcast features an excerpt from Seams to Me: the Pin Cushion Caddy. Download our free PDF to learn how to make this unique and useful organizer.

EDITED TO ADD: We've just discovered the PDF is missing the pattern's template pieces. Please stay tuned, we'll be adding them on Monday, 1/19 and will announce it then. Thanks for your patience!

http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2009/01/pin_cushion_caddy_from_seams_t.html?CMP=OTC-5JF307375954


A HUGE Thank You to Judy Jaques she found on the web site the down load for the Pincushion Caddy!!!She wrote:

i really had to search for the templates.i hope this helps.
you have to go down under where the picture says
24 reasons to love sewing >
go to the bottom line
click on patterns

then go to the bottom of the same picture it will say

Download the Pattern PDF
http://cachefly.oreilly.com/make/craft/CRAFT_Magazine_pattern91.pdf
Download the Templates
http://cachefly.oreilly.com/make/craft/CRAFTPodcast91Templates.pdf

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Pinkeeps by Denise Davis Sassafras Hill Primitives

This is the picture of the pattern of the pinkeep Iam working on..it is a awesome pattern by
Denise Davis, Sassafras Hill Primitives..Tomorrow I will add my pictures of my pinkeep Im making from the pattern.All I have to do is stuff it now....as promised here is my PinKeep , I made from Denise's pattern..I am going to add decorative stitching by hand to the pockets.. SassafrasHillPrimitives.com has the most wonderful pinkeep patterns..I buy all my pattern from http://www.patternmart.com/ I love being able to buy and print my patterns out right away..here is Sassafras Hill Primitives link on Pattern Mart

http://www.patternmart.com/patterns/search/section/All/SASSAFRAS+HILL+PRIMITIVES+-+Denise+Davis/All

I Love Denise's patterns I think I own all of them..Her pin keeps are wonderful..Hope you enjoy!! Sherrie

Saturday, January 17, 2009

FREE Zadora, Pincushion by:Sandra Corson-Walker

Zadora, Pincushion by:Sandra Corson-Walker
what a cutie this pinkeep is!!!Thank You so much Sandra!!
http://glitteringdolls.tripod.com/Glittertowndollys/id15.htm

Friday, January 16, 2009

Sindy Rodenmayer of Fat Cat Patterns Free BOM

Sindy's Bird Houses

This BoM will run from Jan 2009 - Dec 2009
http://www.fatcatpatterns.com/bird_houses.htm

Sindy Rodenmayer: said

You have stumbled upon the jumbled up assortment of my quilting doodling. Each of the pictures on this site will link you to the PDF file for that appliqué patterns.

The patterns are free.

Sindy's Bird Houses

This 24 block series will post 1 block approximately every 2 weeks through the year. Each block will be offered in 12 1/2 and 8 1/2 inch sizes- BoM - 12 1/2 & 8 1/2 inch blocks
I found this wonderful site by searching for appliqué's for my aprons and other crafts.
I fell in love with this Bird Houses
BOM..being brand new to quilting I felt this is just what I was looking for some thing hopefully simple yet a bit of a challenge..
I know you will think this is just crazy..But my stumbling block is when they start talking about fusible stuff.. I mean I just stop cold..I must have a block area in my mind..I have no idea what there talking about,,then go out and buy what ever the clerk at the
store says to buy..only to come home and look at it and go now what do I do..Follow manufactures directions then end up with gunk stuck to my iron.. and ruined fabric...

determination I have..Even to the point of writing my thoughts here on PinKeeps and Stitchin too.,
I am a visual person and hands on... I found this out when I first started creating my dolls..For me I have found what really helps
when I am on a block or to see some through through another persons eyes is to do two things
#1: write my block problem out and read..
#2: post a picture
of what ever it is I'm creating at the moment and I need to see how others see it... whether it is a cloth doll face, or a pinkeep , quilt so on and son on..Post it on a your blog will give you a whole new interruption of it whether it be written or visual
..I bought a small book called "The Sewing Stitch & Textile Bible..
I bought it because I wanted to learn all the different fabrics..It starts with tools and equipment and is a wonderful very informative book for this beginner bought it also because it shows how to put a zipper in tada!

I found this page in my book about Appliqué..and I do under stand what it is saying
as far as the how too....but it doesn't say name brand or name of fusible adhesive to buy..
are the all the same?
How about if I just do not use any fusible adhesive at all and just hand sew my appliqué straight on to my my block or skirt or where ever I'd like to appliqué..
alrighty why all the fuss?
well it is simple
I created lots of Prim,FolkArt, and Vintage it is my passion..
thats a whole world different type of sewing ..But on a quilt or apron..
I want to sew correctly..I guess I should say I want to learn to sew the correct way..even down to a dress or blouse ..I love to sew..


Thursday, January 15, 2009

Virtual Wannabee Pincushion Challenge

wow check out this Pincushion site I found!!

Virtual Wannabee Pincushion Challenge

One of our Virtual Wannabees asked me if it would be possible for the Wannabees to participate in a Pincushion Challenge. After thinking about it of, oh, a few moments, I, too, thought it was a great idea. The Wackies had a great time with the project, hunting patterns, trying to keep each design a secret......you know, the things girlfriends love to get into. Anyway, the "Wackies" came up with a way for the Wannabees to participate and join in the fun.

First and foremost, you are under no obligation to participate, so don't feel pressured.

This challenge will start after Christmas and will end on February 5, 2009, 8PM.
Wow, that's a long time, someone might think but if you are like me......the longer you have to ponder, make a few pincushions just to get your feet wet, change your mind on a design.....etc., the better it will be in the long run.
READ MORE FOLLOW LINK

http://wackypac.blogspot.com/search?q=pincushion+challenge

A Legacy of Stitches


I have a fantastic blog I like to share with you all
Ever go some where say a store it made you feel like a kid in candy shop..or the night before Christmas and your just so excited?
Well this is what A Legacy of Stitches does for me..
Sandi is so talented and every time I visit her blog I feel as though as I have visited with Sandi..
Always coming away full of hope and inspiration and can't wait to visit again the next day..
Are you feeling stressed well wait just for that perfect time ...
and kids are in bed...hubby is happy doing his own thing and after your nice hot bubble bath grab your favorite drink and curl up to your computer and stroll through Sandi's inspiring blog
http://alegacyofstitches.blogspot.com/

You will be a different person..I know cause this is what I do!!!


Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Stuffed a Gathering of Softies Magazine

Stuffed a Gathering of Softies Magazine
I went to JoAnns Sunday whoHoo using a couple of my Christmas JoAnns my family gave me..What a dream it was too.Not only was it a dream shopping spree but also had my trusty JoAnns coupon and man were they having a blow out sale..Even patterns for 99 cents!
I bought gorgeous fabric for a valentine Apron swap.

Kisses and Hearts Apron Swap

OOOoo I could have spent tons of money just on fabrics..But I did pace my self ..While I was there I treated my self also by buying the first issue of the new Stuffed a Gathering of Softies Magazine
I couldn't believe the price $14.99..but with JoAnns 10% on all magazine I bought it along with Soft Dolls and Animals..I have to tell you I felt like a queen for the day!

I have to tell if you LOVE softies or mix medium art
Stuffed a Gathering of Softies Magazine is the magazine..I LOVE IT!
It is a keeper..One you will use over and over again..Full of bright beautiful pictures, techniques,that you can use any medium you are in.
Loads of patterns, Inspiration galore!
The sweetest and cutest Softies ever! Awesome Artists giving their techniques and patterns just a delight to read about the personal sides of the artists .
It is a bi-monthly magazine..Also it isn't one you can sit down and read all at one time.
I have beeen reading since Sunday..there is 143 pages loaded with so much ..
All I can say this is one magazine I will continue to buy thats for sure..
Why?? do you ask??..simple it is just #1: SO inspiring
#2: Techniques you can use in any medium not just softies..

Thursday, January 8, 2009

"Stuffed", a Gathering of Softies

A Brand New Magazine called "Stuffed", a Gathering of Softies! for all us softie lovers is out... Look for it at your local newstand or bookstore.
Lisa from " QD PATOOTIES" http://qdpatooties.blogspot.com/ has her sweet and beautiful
Softies!! On the front cover of the inaugural issue of Stuffed, a Gathering of Softies!
Go by Lisa's blog to see more detail and check out Lisa's Free Softie patterns she has so wonderfully offered to us all.
also in the ..."Stuffed", a Gathering of Softies another talented artist Tascha ... http://timewithtascha.blogspot.com/ has her beautiful softie "Little Lizzy"..

"Stuffed", a Gathering of Softies is on news stands now. This magazine is full of wonderful dolls from many talented artists.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Free Cuddly Dragons Patterns

Cuddly Dragons
and other AFDenizens

http://www.wyrm.org.uk/cuddly/

Everyone liked some form of cuddly (or plushie) animal when they were younger, whether it was a teddy bear, a rag doll, a dog or cat, or some other creature. However not many can say that they used to have a cuddly dragon! Hence the reason behind this set of pages - to promote the cuteness of cuddly dragons and to enable anyone to make their very own.

Free Cuddly Dragons Patterns

Cuddly Dragons
and other AFDenizens

http://www.wyrm.org.uk/cuddly/


Everyone liked some form of cuddly (or plushie) animal when they were younger, whether it was a teddy bear, a rag doll, a dog or cat, or some other creature. However not many can say that they used to have a cuddly dragon! Hence the reason behind this set of pages - to promote the cuteness of cuddly dragons and to enable anyone to make their very own.

These pages do not contain just cuddly dragons, they also contain cuddly afdenizens. Afdenizens are individuals who are active in the alt.fan.dragons newsgroup, #afd DalNet IRC channel, or on the Alfandria MUCK. I thought it would be a great idea to make cuddly representations of the various characters I have encountered!

Click on the following thumbnails to view the various cuddly dragons and afdenizens, and download the patterns in Adobe PDF format to make them yourself.

Dance with the Fairies By: Elino Peace Bailey


FREE Pattern!
Dance with the Fairies By: Elino Peace Bailey
Perfectly Extravagant Pincushion/Pinkeep

 

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