Category Archives: tutorials

How to: Felt Bookmarks

Happy New Year! I thought I’d start out the year with a tutorial on how to make these felt bookmarks. For the Girls Night Out group Christmas party I made everyone a felt bookmark. My goal was to highlight my … Continue reading

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Best of 2017 Tutorials

As we end another year, I am again looking back on my best of 2017 tutorials. If you missed them, the links are at the top of each picture. I really have enjoyed making those cord bowls, but instead of … Continue reading

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How to: Dyeing Wool Felt

As promised, here is my tutorial on dyeing 100% white wool felt. This would also work with other wool. Here is what you will need: white 100% wool felt fiber reactive dyes dust mask gloves 1/2 teaspoon, 1 tablespoon mixing … Continue reading

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How to: Fabric Scrappy Ornament

Every year I like to make a couple new ornaments. This fabric scrappy ornament is a great way to use up those scraps of fabric in my stash. This is an easy and quick ornament to make. Here is what … Continue reading

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How To: Foam Stamps

I vaguely remember making foam stamps years ago and I was not happy with the results. However, after more experimenting I think I may have a new love. Working on fabric is a bit different than stamping on paper. Also, … Continue reading

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How To: Reverse Applique

I’ve wanted to try reverse applique for quite a long time. I’ve also been looking for ways to use my ice dyed stash. Here is my tutorial on this fun and easy technique. Supplies: Three pieces of fabric: top, one … Continue reading

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How To: Toilet paper tube bird feeder

I was meeting with my friend Martha and her daughter Jillian this week and I wanted a fun easy activity we could do together. I thought a toilet paper tube bird feeder would be perfect and would feed our birds. … Continue reading

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How to: Dyeing cord

I’ve been loving all of the bowls and coasters I’ve been making. Unlike many of the rope bowls out there, instead of using the cord plain or covering it with fabric, I like to dye it. The above bowl was … Continue reading

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Best of 2016 Tutorials

As we end another year, I am again looking back on my best of 2016 tutorials.   If you missed them, the links are at the top of each picture. I really loved drawing on fabric, using watercolors, and then free-motion … Continue reading

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How to: Playing Cards Case

Here is what I made with my painted canvas – a playing cards case. Of course, I could have made a variety of other things with this painted canvas including, but not limited to, journal covers, zip purses, and wall … Continue reading

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