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Sunday, November 27, 2016



Last chance to save on Craftsy! Don't let the year's best deals disappear: 60% off all kits, supplies and fabric, all classes $17.99 USD or less.

Shop the sale here: Craftsy Sale!




Tuesday, November 8, 2016

FREE baby doll pattern...

Have you downloaded my FREE baby doll pattern yet?


The pattern is super easy and can be made with fabric scraps. I like to use flannel, but any woven fabric would work.

The completed baby is approximately eight (8) inches tall and would make a great baby shower table decoration or a baby for one of your dolls.


Download your copy here!

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Folk Art Coloring Book



Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Looking for a gift idea for the sewer?

From Annie's Craft Store:

Pin Ellie Pin Cushion Assorted Colors -- Item # 147859

This darling elephant pincushion features a resin body and a soft back. The upturned elephant's trunk signifies good luck, which is a must for all quilters!

Each elephant measures 3 3/4"W x 2 1/2"H x 3"D. Colors may vary.


Owl Essential Sewing Caddy -- Item # 147825

This functional and adorable caddy will keep 6 of your bobbins, needles and scissors attached right to your machine so you won't lose your notions and will stay organized. It's made of high-quality rubber with a strong suction cup to keep it securely in place.


Needle Beetle LED Threader -Item # 147860

This little cutie places modern LED lighting, ergonomic design and plain common sense into an ageless needle threader.

Threader, cutter and LED are included; colors may vary.




Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Need a pretty seasonal wreath or a unique table topper?

If you have a fabric stash like me, you probably already have the necessary supplies to complete a Fold'n Stitch Wreath from the pattern available from Annie's Catalog Store.



There are three (3) different dimensional designs to choose from to make a lovely table topper or wreath for your door. A truly unique addition to your home decor!

Click on the picture to view the available patterns!















Need a pretty seasonal wreath or a unique table topper?

If you have a fabric stash like me, you probably already have the necessary supplies to complete a Fold'n Stitch Wreath from the pattern available from Annie's Catalog Store.



There are three (3) different dimensional designs to choose from to make a lovely table topper or wreath for your door. A truly unique addition to your home decor!

Click on the picture to view the available patterns!










Wednesday, July 6, 2016

For the doll lover...












For the doll lover...












Sunday, May 22, 2016

Enlarging or reducing patterns...

Anyone who sews knows that sometimes you find a pattern, but it just isn't the size you were looking for; maybe it's too big or too small. You absolutely love the pattern, but how do you make it work?

Sewhooked created a tutorial that is available on Craftsy and can be downloaded for FREE:



Using Adobe Reader, you will be able to figure out how much to reduce or enlarge your pattern piece whether for a quilt project you are working on or perhaps a doll.

This is definitely one article to keep in your files! Download now by clicking on the graphic!



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Saturday, May 7, 2016

Need an idea for how to build Your Own Craft Table?

If you know someone who is handy or are handy yourself, Vikkie Williams posted a blog about the craft desk her husband built her with complete instructions on how to build your own with supplies from your local lumber store; DO IT YOURSELF WHITE CRAFT DESK.

Absolutely beautiful space that anyone would love for their sewing and crafting. It has plenty of storage and plenty of countertop to handle any craft project.

However, if you prefer ready-made, I highly recommend the Sauder Sewing Craft Cart.

After sewing and crafting for more years than I care to say, I finally hinted to my husband that I would like a "real" craft table. I was using an old wood door until now.

So for my birthday, my husband bought me a Sauder Sewing Craft Cartthat is not quite as large as Vikkie's, but I love it mainly because it has wheels.





My sewing/craft room is not that big so I needed something that fit my needs, but could be moved if I needed to get to a book or magazine that I store on my bookcases.

It has a leaf that can be extended or lay flat when not in use; a couple of shelves inside the door with storage trays on the door that I use to store my large spools of thread. Just the right size for me. I highly recommend!




Sauder Sewing Craft Cart in Soft White

Monday, May 2, 2016

Machine Embroidery - FREE Hummingbird Pattern


"Hummerbird"

Sanity's Machine Embroidery Designs is making available a FREE machine embroidery pattern with satin and line stitching on Craftsy. PES-JEF-VIP-HUS Formats and a PDF color chart is included.

Design will fit in a 4x4 hoop or larger. Add them to your towels, make curtains also great for quilts or wall hangings. Click on the picture to download the design.




Friday, April 29, 2016

Creativity abounds with these adorable fabric panels...

Here is one of the several fabric panels now available on Annie's:

This small art panel is perfect for making a gift for a dear friend or fellow quilter. Featuring 3 women in the process of creating beautiful works of quilting art, this panel is both silly and beautiful, showing a lighthearted side to the hobby we all love! Full panel measures 10" x 10" and is made of 100% cotton fabric. $7.99

Don't forget to use the coupon code above for 15% off your purchase.



Sunday, April 17, 2016

FREE Animal Pincushion Patterns...



All patterns are available for FREE on Craftsy! Click on each picture to get the pdf download!

Note: The owl pincushion pattern is for the template only. Follow the link in the description to get the directions for assembly of the pincushion.












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Thursday, April 7, 2016

Supplies & Kits Clearance Sale

No time to tiptoe around the tulips –– Craftsy is having a clearance sale! You'll find craft project kits and supplies from your favorite brands and designers, discounted at least 40%. Stock up for spring, and get ready to pack a picnic basket full of inspiration!

Click on the picture to view the sale!






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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Not really doll-related, but...

I know many dollmakers are also quilters and I thought I would post this shark pencil pouch pattern. I know the kids will love to have one!



This is a FREE pattern posted by Becky at Patchwork Posse.

After many years of doing doll shows, I know that it is always helpful to have something to attract people to your table. This would make a great attention-grabber for your next show or just a "because" gift for that youngster in your life!

Click on the picture to get the pattern. Don't forget to show Becky a little "love" by liking and sharing her social links!


Sunday, April 3, 2016

Pick Your Prize! Win $100 Worth of Craftsy Goodies



What do I win?

Pick any classes, kits or supplies you’ve had your eye on. As long as your total is within the $100 limit, you can move whatever you desire from your wishlist to your to-do list. Want to receive a $20 class, a $60 kit and $20 worth of notions? You’ve got it! Want a $100 kit? Go for it! The prize is totally up to you.

How do I enter?

To enter, simply sign into your Craftsy account and click here before 11:59 p.m. MT on Saturday, April 30. That’s all you have to do!

Don’t have a Craftsy account yet? That’s OK! It’s fast, easy and free to sign up for one today.







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Friday, April 1, 2016

New Craftsy class launch: Secrets to Successful Selfies!

Do you start every morning with an “I woke up like this” hashtag?

Are you completely devoted to the noble task of taking the perfect selfie?

Well, you’re about to be #blessed, because we’re releasing the new online class Secrets to Successful Selfies today, and we want you to be the first to know!

Secrets to Successful Selfies




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Thursday, March 31, 2016

YouTube video to make shoes for the AG doll...

Even though they are not cloth dolls, I just love American Girl dolls. I just received two new ones for Christmas, a Bitty Baby and Mary Ellen, the 50s dolls.



I am always looking for patterns to make items for my dolls and some of the completed items I sell on Etsy.

Today, a YouTube video came across my Facebook feed and I thought I would share with my dolly friends.


DIY AG American Girl Doll shoes uploaded by PipeCleanerCrafts B




Tuesday, March 29, 2016

FREE baby doll pattern...

Have you downloaded my FREE baby doll pattern yet? The pattern is easy and can be made with fabric scraps.




The baby is eight (8) inches tall and would make a great baby shower table decoration.

Download your copy here!



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Friday, March 25, 2016

Craftsy Online Classes on sale!!

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Craftsy is saying a sweet farewell to National Craft Month by offering you the chance to get the most commonly 'wishlisted' online classes for 50% off!

Check out all the classes on sale before the offer ends on Monday, March 28th.




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Saturday, March 5, 2016

FREE Dress Up Sewing Patterns for the kiddos!

Ashley Little recently posted a blog on Craftsy for ten (10) FREE dress-up patterns to download for your little ones. These patterns will make wonderful Halloween costumes too!

Is your child a budding cook? They will love this little set!



And for the boys, what fun it would be to dress up like their favorite hero?



Visit Ashley's Craftsy blog for links to these costumes plus a few others....ten (10) in all!



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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

FREE Craftsy mini-class...Draw Better Portraits


To sign up for your FREE mini-class visit Craftsy







To celebrate their 1,000th online class, Craftsy is giving you the chance to get 50% off the most commonly 'wishlisted' classes! That class you have had your eye on for a while might just be on sale. Why not see for yourself and browse these deals before they're gone? Hurry, the offer ends Thursday! Visit Craftsy most wished online classes now on sale.



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Saturday, February 6, 2016

Childhood Revisited: How to Make Your Own Paper Dolls

Margie Moore just wrote a blog on Craftsy that certainly got my attention!

Paper dolls, I loved playing with them when I was young. I would play in a make-believe world for hours at my grandmother's house. It is probably why I have so much fun designing cloth doll patterns today.

Making paper dolls and coloring their faces and clothes is a fantastic way to practice drawing and shading the faces of your cloth dolls.

Margie even provides the reader with a FREE pdf download paper doll pattern so you can get started right away. It might also be a fun project to do with your children.

Playing with dolls is so much fun!


Childhood Revisited: How to Make Your Own Paper Dolls




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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Just in Time for Valentine's...

...enjoy up to 50% off our most romantic online cooking classes!



Check "Valentine's prep" off your to-do list and save big on select food & cooking classes. But don't wait, because these savings disappear at midnight today (01/03/16)!



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Sunday, January 31, 2016

Time to De-Stress?

Between the busy holiday season and the first flowers of spring lies the perfect time for creativity.

Now available for FREE download on Craftsy... Adult Coloring Book You’ll Adore. Featuring nine inspiring designs, this free downloadable adult coloring book is a fun way to try out new art mediums and practice your shading skills.


Get your FREE pdf copy!



Sale reminder...Celebrate with BIG savings on supplies at Craftsy, at up to 50% off! Get great deals on art supplies, fabric, yarn, baking tools and more. Sale ends tonight, so browse the sale prices now before the best products are gone!

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Saturday, January 30, 2016

Can you sew a straight line?

It might seem like a basic question to long-time sewers, but Christine Hayne's Craftsy blog "Sewing Basics: How to Sew a Straight Line" is a great read for beginners and experienced sewers might also want to see if she might have some pointers you can use.

Christine also has a link at the bottom of her blog for a FREE mini-class on how to fix common sewing machine problems.



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Until Sunday, January 31st only, Craftsy is discounting its crafting supplies. Some items are even up to 70% off! Get great deals on art supplies, fabric, yarn, baking tools and more. Browse the sale prices now before the best products are gone!



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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Photoshop Essentials: Need-to-Know Tools & Techniques...

is a FREE PDF guide filled with 13 pages of tips, tricks and guidance for fundamental editing functions in Photoshop®.

Download it instantly and enjoy expert advice for tracking changes, cloning image elements, optimizing exposure and so much more!



Get your FREE copy on Craftsy!

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Sunday, January 24, 2016

Time for some fun?

Here's a stress reliever activity that can actually be useful in your studio to keep track of those important deadlines.

The February 2016 Coloring Calendar Page is now available on Craftsy (And It’s FREE!)

Coloring pictures has become popular fun for the entire family. Besides being a great stress buster, it's a wonderful way to keep the kids busy during the cold winter months.



Sharpen your pencils and crayons and have some fun coloring the February calendar page available only on Craftsy!



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