Friday, December 31, 2010

Valentine Apron at Country Pleasures blog

I just joined a Valentine Apron at Country Pleasures blog
Come join me!!!!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

10 Eye Masks & Pillows To Make: {Free Patterns}

With Christmas just around the corner, I saw this on and wanted to share it with you all. (((Hugs Sherrie)))
10 Eye Masks & Pillows To Make: {Free Patterns}
Eye Masks & Pillows Collection
Lavender Eye Pillow Pattern: (pdf download) Includes pattern for a slipcover and carrying case. Filler is dried navy beans, dried rice or lentils and dried lavender.
Sherpa Lined Eye Mask: (pdf) Make a cozy sherpa mask with this free pattern (template for the mask is at the bottom of the pdf), trimmed with organic gingham bias trim (and casing for the elastic). From Making It Fun.
Do Not Disturb Lavender Pillow: This charmer is made with linen and filled with 2 parts dried lavender and 1 part flax seed or rice. Includes “Do Not Disturb” image download (notice the lovely lavender sprigs she stitched along the sides).
Woven Silk Lavender Eye Mask: Ha! I finally found this Martha Stewart pattern online (it used to be on her website and then it was gone)…I made these several years ago as gifts and they are nice! No straps for the masks, they lay across your face. Filled with 3/4 cup flaxseed and 2 tablespoons dried lavender. This is now hosted on Martha’s Whole Living website (includes the mask template to download).
Luxury Fabric Eye Pillow: This is a basic eye pillow that’s similar to what’s already been posted above, but I included it to show how little pieces of luxurious fabrics (such as crushed velvet or silk brocade) can make an eye pillow totally gift worthy.
Sleepy Time Eye Mask: Includes mask template that you can download (jpg file). Recommends using a flannel piece (on the side that touches your face) and a layer of corduroy in the middle (to make sure the mask blocks light). Held in place with fabric covered elastic.
Patchwork Eye Pillow & Slipcover: Slipcover front is worked in fabric patches, back is solid and fastens with a button and string loop. Pillow is filled with flaxseed.
Minkee Eye Mask Pattern: Very similar to above pattern, uses decorative elastic so it saves you a step in covering it. Includes a free pdf template download for the eye mask.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Just in time for for stocking stuffers!

I thought thie was really nice for stocking stuffers or just a little add on for any time of the year!! Enjoy (((Hugs))) Sherrie

This felt-fashioned tissue holder helps you counter those winter sniffles with style. It's a Good Thing.
Tools and MaterialsTemplate for pouch design (Frenchie dog, African violet flower, rose or sycamore tree)ScissorsIronSteam-a-Seam double-faced iron-on adhesive (sheet or roll)FeltTapeRoll of 1/4-inch-wide Steam-a-Seam double-faced iron-on adhesive
Tissue Pouch How-To1. To create an iron-on design for your pouch, print the template of your chosen design (Frenchie dog, African violet flower, rose or sycamore tree). Roughly trim excess paper from around the design.
2. Cut a piece of fusible web to size of trimmed template. Iron fusible web onto a piece of felt, and let cool.
3. Tape template onto paper side of felt/fusible web piece. Cut out shape.
4. To make the tissue pouch, cut a 6-by-7-inch piece of felt or ultrasuede. Iron strips of 1/4-inch-wide Steam-a-Seam adhesive to both 7-inch edges.
5. With adhesive strips facing up, fold one 6-inch side 1 1/2 inches in toward center and press in place. Fold the other 6-inch side 2 inches toward center, overlapping the first side, and press in place.
6. Press iron-on decoration onto front of pouch.
ResourcesFelt available from Magic Cabin. All other tools and materials available at sewing or crafts stores.Get more floral pattern templates.
From The Martha Stewart Show, January 2010

Read more at Tissue Pouch - Martha Stewart Crafts

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Free Applique Patterns

I just LOVE this site and had to share this with you all

Welcome to Free Applique Patterns!
Glad you stopped by! Our free applique patterns are just waiting for you to print them and cut them out of your favorite materials! The free sewing patterns are simple and easy to sew.These applique patterns are also great to use for applique on quilts. Join Free Applique Patterns newsletter to be notified when more free patterns are posted on this site. Happy sewing!
more free links:
The fusible web appliqué Cat & the Sunflower pattern comes ... That gives you thousands of free quilt patterns to ... Ardco Templates ~blocks: Arnprior and District Quilters' Guild
Free Printable Templates for Crafts
Free Stencils Downloads
Hello friend! You are welcome to make quilts from these patterns for yourself, family, friends, fundraisers and raffles, and most of all, charities! You may even make quilts or gifts from these patterns to sell for a profit (No mass production).What I ask you NOT to do please; no direct linking to the pdf files, no photocopying, no reproducing to package and market the patterns with the intent to sell them. When in doubt, email me and ask. Be friendly and keep the creative spirit of quilting alive and give credit where credit is due

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

A pouch to tote

I wanted to share this tutorial by Tommy of
This pouch I feel is a very useful for many things! Even gift giving!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Fall Decorating on A Showstring

Fall Decorating on A Showstring
I did not write this ,But it is so worth sharing, Hugs Sherrie

Ah, the glorious colors of Fall! Who doesn't love this season, with the beautiful leaves, colorful pumpkins and funny scarecrows. Fall has got to be my favorite season! I love to decorate for fall: it's cheap and easy with so many glorious, natural colors around you!Here are some simple and frugal ideas to get into the swing of the season. I tend to enjoy craft and gardening projects that decorate my home, so many of these suggestions are a bit "crafty".
Send me your favorites, I will be happy to post them!

Salt dough Whip up a batch of salt dough (1 cup flour, 1 cup salt, 1/2 cup wateror enough to make a nonsticky dough) and cut into fall shapes or use a fall cookie cutter (leaves, pumpkins, etc).Bake at 200 degrees,30 minutes per side, more if item is thick or large. Paint and hang in windows, on a stick "tree"anchored in more salt dough, the sky is the limit! Shape into fall figurines for knick knacks- such Indians, Pilgrims, animals, etc.

Paper mache' Combine equal portions of flour and water, soak news paper strips in them. Drape over a form- a balloon, a bottle. dry and add more layers, using a paste of flour and water as "glue" if necessary. You can make pumpkins, Halloween masks, you name it!

Tin Can Luminarias Use large, clean cans, such as coffee cans. Put water in them and freeze. Tape a "pattern" of the hole you want to punch into the can, then punch holes with a nail and hammer. Be careful! Dump out ice, dry out and paint can, if desired. Put sand on bottom of can, put in candle and light. Arrange several on the ground, liining your walkway.Read the rest of the article here:

Friday, April 23, 2010

Feeling The Spring!

Awww Spring is in full swing, Loving the new leaves , new flowers and even the birds seem to sing with a new song! Here are a couple bright colors , fun spring free tutorials
A Nest for My Nest

Monday, March 1, 2010

New Pinkeep

I joned a wonderful group of very warm and friendly ladies on flickr
2010 Quilt Along (subject Tea/ Coffee) , Their having a March Pin cushion swap
Here is the pinkeep I created for my partner

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


I found this Tutorial for -Shrink-Plastic-Pins By Tuttifrruiti
She says :They are super easy to make - really they take a couple of minutes
Think I will have to give this a trie, How about you??
Hugs Sherrie

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Sweetheart Pin Cushion Tutorial

Just in time for Valentine's day!!
Sweetheart Pin Cushion Tutorial

Friday, January 29, 2010

Fabric Flower Tutorial

Awesome , awesome, did I say this is a awesome tutorial tutorial!!
One you can use for so many wonderful ideas , Me personal idea is to to use this for up dating some of my favorite denim shirts@!
Fabric Flower Tutorial
Today I decided to make a fabric flower and then thought why not do a tutorial and share with my friends. My friend Naomi came over and we were chatting about the fabric flower she made sewing two half circles together. I thought it would be a lot quicker to use a full circle and just fold it over. So here goes.....

Saturday, January 23, 2010


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12 Days of Christmas Lap Quilt or Wall Hanging Cross-Stitch and Embroidery

The 12 Days of Christmas with Ornaments Counted Cross-Stitch Chart
Price: 10.95


12 Days of Christmas Quilt Kit & Pattern

You will receive enough brushed cotton/homespuns for the top, binding and the pattern. Quilt is 38 x 45. We will stay within the same colorway as the picture shows.
Sale--was 64.95
Ref # kit_12daysofchristmas

$48.71 ea Quantity

Twelve Days of Christmas Quilt - Iron On Transfers
Aunt Martha's

Item: AM-C950

Type: Iron On Transfers

Price: $6.00

Art to Heart Twelve Days Of Christmas

Description: Art to Heart Twelve Days Of Christmas Book- Christmas is a season of loving and sharing and the 12 Days of Christmas embodies this spirit of giving to those you truly love, and hold dear. Warm up your entire home's decor with the adorable folk-inspired projects. A quilt for the living room, daily count down sign for the mantle, gift bags for under the tree, table runner for the dining room, aprons and oven mitts for the kitchen, small wall quilts and pillows that would enliven any room and even a pear pincushion for the sewing room! Try just one of these fused applique and quilted projects and you'll end wanting to make them all for a finished holiday theme. Several of the projects use Ackfeld wire products, #'s ACK87377, ACK87383, and ACK87397, that have a pear and holly theme. Includes instructions, diagrams, color photos and full-size applique patterns. 36 pages in a soft cover

12 Days of Christmas - Panel

Designed by Nancy Halvorsen for Benartex.

Panel size 24 X 44

One of the most loved Christmas carols, interpreted only the way Nancy Halvorsen can do! Nancy's special touch is everywhere in this 12 Days of Christmas panel. Perfect for embellishing with mini ornaments and buttons. The coordinates will make charming quilts, pillows, stockings and tree skirts that have a heart-felt touch of Christmas.

Sale--was 6.50
Ref # BE3750_10

Twelve Days of Christmas

This beautiful book is a tool that you can use to make your holiday festivities more special. Mimi Shimp teaches you how to re-tell the Twelve Days of Christmas through your quilt. She makes it very simple by having the templates organized as a paint-by-numbers type guide. Her bright colorful book makes it easier to understand and put together the pattern.
Ref # bk12daysofxmas


Twelve Days of Christmas
by Mimi Shimp LOVE THIS ONE

You'll love these twelve beautiful blocks representing the Twelve Days of Christmas, commemorating the happiest time of the year. Make the quilt, make your own wallhangings, or make small frameable quilts with single blocks. A faux machine appliqué stitching technique is presented in detail along with the detailed instructions for appliquéing each block. You will love working on these blocks as you hum the words - do you remember them. Happy holiday quilting!

32 pages in full color.

$14.95 Retail

Books List Sample Quilt


Quilt Blocks Galore 10 Number 10....the 12 DAYS of Christmas Patterns,. all Original Designs by Marcia Hohn. {{Now Playing: Cockles and Mussels!}} ...

Sew Little Stitches - 12 Days of Christmas Sampler ( I Like)

This Sew Little Stitches counted cross stitch sampler pattern of the 12 Days of Christmas was designed by Tereena Clarke of Artecy Cross Stitch. What is great about this sampler is that it is set up in blocks with borders around each block so you can choose to complete the whole design to frame or you can select to stitch one block of the pattern for a greeting card or stitch the motifs on gifts etc. Designs use only three basic stitches, Full cross stitch, Quarter stitch and Back Stitch.

Designer: Tereena Clarke
Size: (Stitches) 200w X 195h

Format: Pattern Viewer (B&W)

Your Price: $2.99



Saturday, January 9, 2010

FIVE Just so cute PinKeeps

Tutorial--Heart to Heart Valentine Tufted Pin from Lettie of Polka Dot Pineapple
Tutorial---Tea Tote from Lettie of Polka Dot Pineapple
Tutorial--Ruffled Flower Money Bouquet
I thought this would also be a cute PinKeep ... Sherrie
Pretty Posie Pushpins from Lettie of Polka Dot Pineapple
'Blossoms at Sunset' Reversible Pincushion Two pincushions in one!
from Lettie of Polka Dot Pineapple
Hand Dandy Pincushion
Ok you ready to create this cute and handy pincushion from
Lettie of Polka Dot Pineapple
I thought this was just the neatest way for us to use up our scraps of fabric!!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Free patterns

Really cool place to visit
Free Patterns

Wrist Pinkeep

Attach your sewing pins to your body and you’re pretty much guaranteed not to misplace them.
I’ve had pincushions on the brain after this post, so today I made a handy wrist pincushion. Simple to sew, it’s made from one fabric scrap, some filling and velcro. Easy! The measurements should be correct for an average sized woman’s wrist, but you can measure your own wrist and make necessary adjustments. The pincushion in the center takes up 3″ of space, so be sure to account for that. I thought about adding a cardboard piece to keep you from poking your arm with pins, but decided to leave that out as I found that I didn’t have any problems. But use caution!
Instructions are below. And if you make one of these, we’d love to see it! Add your photo to the Make it Monday Flickr pool here.


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