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Fun Shrinky Ornament Christmas Tags

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Hi guys! It’s been a little crazy around here. I can’t believe it’s Christmas Eve already! I still have not even made a dent in my wrapping! Before the Christmas holiday I wanted to share one last Christmas-y thing, free printable tags! I have included printable sheets below for regular paper printable tags, and then ones for shrinky inkjet paper for an even more special tag.

Here is the printable for the paper tags:

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And here are the printables for the shrinky tags, they have already been lightened for you, so they are 100% ready to print on your shrinky paper…

 

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Aren’t they fun! To make the shrinky tags, print them out on your inkjet shrinky paper, cut them out and then bake. There are really simple instructions on the back of the package for the paper. You can write the name of the recipient and the gift giver on the back with a sharpie. I hope you all enjoy these printable tags! May they add a little extra cheer to your Christmas packages!

Happy Wrapping!

 

Free Printable 2013 Calendar

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Hi everyone! Today I have a fun freebie for you, a cool printable calendar! It features some of my favorite projects and pictures from last year. I created this calendar to size to fit inside a cd case. You just take out the plastic part that holds the cd, remove the back paper, insert your calendar month and snap the plastic back in place. You could also hang these from a line of twine, or just pin one up each month to your favorite bulletin board. I created this calendar as a “thank you” to all my lovely readers! You guys are awesome, seriously! To save the pages you just click to open the pictures and then right click them to “save as.” There are two months on each 8.5×11 page. You will need to cut them down to the size you like. To cut them down to fit a cd case, they need to measure 4.625×5.375″. I hope you all enjoy!

Here they are:

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Happy 2013!

 

Free Printable Vintage Christmas Gift Tags

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Today I am in the midst of the enormity that is my holiday wrapping! I have a habit of picking up little things all year long, and by the time Christmas comes along I have what feels like a million things to wrap. I had originally wanted to create a more detailed set of Christmas Tags to share with you all, but time got away from me a bit this year, so I had to do something a little simpler. I created this little set of tags for all of my amazing followers to use if they wish in their holiday wrapping! You guys are awesome, and I love sharing with you! You can cut them out using a circle punch or scissors. I used a scalloped edge circle punch that was 2″ round. The small circles are 1″ and I made it into a little garland by sandwiching a little twine between two circles and taping from the inside with double stick tape. My printer running out of ink, so my tags printed a little dull, but they would be a lot brighter if I had printed them properly(oops). Anyways, I hope you all enjoy them! To save them you can just right click and hit save as. Stay tuned for more wrapping ideas a little later on…

Happy Wrapping!

Come on Get Happy Free Printable

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Hi Everyone! I have something special for you all today! As a big welcome to my new and slightly improved blog, I have a free printable for you. This sweet little printable is inspired by one of my favorite songs! There are four different options for you all. You can save them all or just the one you like best. They are all sized for a 5×7 frame. And in case you are wondering, I snagged this fantastic frame at IKEA. Hope you all enjoy them!

 

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To save the files, just right click and open pictures in a new tab, then right click and “save as”

Enjoy!

Free Printable- Craft Show Checklist

Get Ready for Summer and Fall Craft Shows with this handy checklist! This is my go to list when prepping for shows. I love to make lists, and I wanted to share this one with all my crafty buddies out there in hopes that it will be a useful tool to anyone who wishes to use it!

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Click on my to open, then right click and “save as”

And speaking of craft shows, I’ll be at the Designer’s Downtown Market tomorrow, Saturday July 14th, from 9am to 3pm. If you are in the area, stop in and say “Hi”, and you can check out Designer’s Downtown Market’s Page Here

Beau and Roux’s Corner- Freebie Cat Toy Pattern and DIY

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Hey all you pet lovers out there! Today I have something special for you. My cat Roux loves wand toys, especially ones with feathers! So, we have a freebie pattern for a kitty bear stuffed wand toy with feather paws, just for all you cat lovers!

Here’s what you need:

*Pattern

*Fleece 1/4 yard or less

*Felt for paws

*Felt for face

*Embroidery thread

*Stuffing

*Feathers

*Ribbon or satin cording, or both

*Wooden dowel

*Glue (I used hot glue)

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Please note- there are two sizes of paws on this pattern, you can use whichever you like

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Step one: Cut out pieces- Cut out pattern and then either pin on fabric or trace with a marking pen and cut out your pieces of felt and fleece.

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Step 2: Stitch together paws- place satin cording or ribbon sandwiched in between top of paw. Stitch down. Before you get to the tip of the paw, sandwich in feather, then stitch and backstitch over spot where feather is, and continue stitching around paw until you’ve got a stitch all around sandwiching in both the cording and feather on opposite sides.

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Step 3: Stitch face- Stich face to the front of the front body piece. Draw your face on the felt with a tiny pen or a marking pen, then embroider face over your markings.

Step 4:Staystich limbs and ribbon- place your arms and legs facing in towards the belly of the body and staystich them down on the edge.

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Step 5: Sew- Begin at the bottom and carefully stitch 1/4 inch seam allowance, making sure you don’t stitch down any pieces of the limbs, all the way around leaving a couple of inches at the bottom for turning. Clip threads and then turn right side out.

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Step 6: Stuff- Stuff polyfill into the opening you have at the bottom of the toy, when filled to your liking hand stitch closed.

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Step 7: Glue ribbon- Glue and wrap ribbon around the top of your wooden dowel. And now you are done!

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Step 8: Find your kitty and play!

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This toy has already gotten a lot of attention in my house from all the cats and my dog too! They love the feathers! I wish I had had some catnip to put in with the stuffing, then they’d really go nuts. This toy was fun and easy to make! Hope you enjoy making this little cutie for your favorite furry friend!

14 Days of Love Finale- Sweet Sophie Blue Necklace Giveaway!

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To wrap up my “14 Days of Love” Valentine special, today I’m doing a very special giveaway from my Etsy shop, Sweet Sophie Blue.

This sweet necklace features a kissing couple from a vintage greeting card. The couple is set behind a one inch round glass dome and rests in a vintage brass lace edge setting. This adorable pendant hangs from a cute brass bow and tiny antique brass 18″ chain finished with lobster clasp.

If you would like to add this lovely necklace to your jewelry box, leave me a comment below with your name.

I’ll be picking a name at random and the winner of this fabulous giveaway will be posted tomorrow night. Have a fantastic day everyone!

14 Days of Love- Lovey Dovey Bear Pattern

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Supplies:

*1/2 yard of fleece

*Felt for contrast

*Buttons

*Embroidery floss

*Poly fill stuffing

*Pattern from below

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Step 1: Cut out pieces from pattern and cut fabric.

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Step 2: Sew on eye, nose, and belly to front body piece

Step 3: Sew on little ears to big ear fronts

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Step 4: Embroider the mouth with black embroidery thread. I freehand sewed it on, but you could use a marking pen to draw the mouth on as a guide if you like. Also sew on buttons for eyes and belly button.

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Step 5: Sew arm front and backs and ear front and backs, right sides together using a 1/4 inch seam allowance.

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Step 6: Clip curves and turn right side out.

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Step 7: Add a little stuffing to the arms

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Step 8: Sew the arms and ears with a stay stitch to the body front.

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Step 9: Pin the body front and back together, right sides together. Sew 1/4 inch seam allowance leaving a couple inches open for turning.

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Step 10: Clip curves and turn right side out .

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Step 11: Stuff bear with polyfill

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Step 12: Hand sew opening in side of bear with a slipstitch

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Step 13(optional) You can sew a little heart for the bear to hold. I drew hearts on felt cut them out and sewed them stacked, and then stuffed a little polyfill inside. You can then handstitch the heart to the bears paws. And you’re done.

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Click on pattern pieces to open, then right click and “save as”

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This funny lovey dovey bear would make a great valentine’s treat for your favorite little sweetie, or, he could be your cuddle bug or new couch buddy. Enjoy! And be sure to check out the blog tomorrow, for my final Valentine’s day special, I’ll be posting a sweet giveaway from my etsy shop!

14 Days of Love- Lolipop Valentines

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Supplies Needed:

* Free Printable Valentines

*Card Stock

*Razor Knife

*Ribbon or Yarn

*Lolipops

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Step 1:

Print out desired number of valentines on white cardstock

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Step 2: Cut out your valentines

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Step 3: Cut two horizontal slits to insert pop into with a craft knife.

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Step 5: Insert lolipops into slits made on valentine

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Step 6: Spread the love!

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This snowman was made by my mom, isn't it cute!

14 Days of Love- Freebie “Kitty Love” Embroidery Pattern

 

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Whether you are a fan of embroidery, or you just love kitties, this is a fun pattern for a Valentine’s day gift. I used it to make a zippered pouch with linen as the main fabric and a black and white flocked swiss dot for the lining, although I could kick myself for forgetting to top stitch my zipper, definately a necessity! No more sewing first thing in the morning for me, i’m not quite human until after 10ish. You could use this funny little pattern to adorn tea towels, a tote bag, a sweet baby blanket, all kinds of things. I personally think it would be super cute on a pillow. So here you go, you can click on the pic to open and then “save as”. I’ve heard if you have a lazer printer you can actually iron the print on from the paper. I’ve never tried this. I either use a lightbox or hold it up to a window and trace the pattern with a good marking pen. Enjoy! And I’d love to see pics of what you all do with it. Happy crafting!

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