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Shhh.. I’m Reading Embroidery Hoop Art

Shhhhh I'm reading - adorable embroidery hoop art from Flamingo Toes

Next up for Funner in the Summer–  Bev from Flamingo Toes.  You are in for a treat! Bev has major skills.  Her sewing and embroidery are fabulous.  Bev makes some amazing jewelry too.  And she’s just as nice in person (if not more) as you would think she is.   Make sure to visit her to […]

Fun Spring Embroidery Project

Hello there, 30 days readers! It’s Allison from little lovelies, here to share a pretty spring embroidery project with you. I have been sharing all kinds of needlework postshere on Mique’s blog, but this one just might be my favorite yet. I always come across these fake ranuculus flowers when I am craft shopping and […]

Table Talk with Printable Dinner Conversation Starters

Table Talk - Dinner table idea for families

When my kids were younger, we had dinner at 5pm every night.  We all sat down and ate together.  I made dinner for my family just like my Mom did for us.  And then my kids started getting older.  And the activities got busier and busier.  Things have changed. It’s gotten harder.  We aren’t great […]

Summer Fun: Teaching Kids to Hand Sew

Teaching Kids to Hand Sew from Vermillion Rules via

Last week I taught a three day Hand Sewing Camp to nine 6-10 year old girls (boys were invited too, but none signed up).  Each class was two hours long and covered a different hand sewing skill: sewing buttons, cross stitching, and simple embroidery. I hosted it mainly for selfish reasons—hand sewing is great for […]

Christmas Gift Ideas: Sugar & Spiced Nuts + Tag

Simple Christmas Gift Ideas- Sugar & Spiced Nuts with cute printable

Seriously! Christmas is sooo close.  And I’m scrambling.  Lots to do! Hopefully you’re more ahead of things than I am.  I’m still putting Christmas gift ideas together.  Another pun is involved in today’s project.  I think I need an intervention.  But in the meantime- enjoy! For this gift idea you will need: a container, Sugar […]

Gift Ideas for the Girls in Your Life

Simple and sweet Christmas Gifts with printable card

I’ve been working round the clock on holiday projects to share here.  Someone recently asked on Instagram for gift ideas for friends so I modified an older button earrings idea to create these fun cards: You could use these cards for just about anything.  I made some simple button earrings and attached them to one […]

Summer in a Can Printable

Always Summer Printable

Today I’m guest posting over at my friend Amy’s blog- the Idea Room.  I adore Amy to pieces.  I’m excited to be sharing a little something for summer.  If you are visiting from the Idea Room, welcome!  Get to know a little bit about me, visit my kids ideas, printables and recipes. Make sure you […]

Embroidered To Do List

Hello there, 30 days readers! It’s Allison from little lovelies, here to share another embroidery project with you. I have been sharing all kinds of needlework postshere on Mique’s blog, so take a look through my older posts for stitching tutorials and project inspiration. Today I am going to share how I made this embroidered […]

Sugar Sack Pillow


Happy Wednesday!! I’m back {Andrea from Knitty Bitties} with an inspirational DIY. I hope today’s project will encourage you to think outside the box for what constitutes ‘material/fabric’ AND challenge you to add your signature to the rooms in your home {with what I call, “little pops of personality”}. Last June {so excited it’s almost […]

Pity Party 73

If you are new to 30days, I host a linky party, my Pity Party every Friday. Thanks for linking up your ideas- I love visiting what you share. Image The Rules: Link to a specific post, not your blog in general. No links to shops, products or giveaways please. (They will be deleted) Be creative- […]

Craftcation: indie business & DIY conference

A friend recently told me about craftcation, a DIY and indie business conference in Ventura, CA.  I visited the site and immediately said YES PLEASE! They have fabulous speakers, cool workshops and bonus- it’s local! So, what is craftcation? craftcation is a three day indie business & DIY workshop conference. it’s a retreat to inspire, […]

Stitched Heart Bookmarks

Valentine cards

Hello 30 days readers! It’s Allison from little lovelies, here to share an embroidery project with you! This project is so easy and involves so little embroidery that I feel like a cheater even calling it one, but since you have to pick up a needle and thread, we’ll just say it counts.  In time […]

Pity Party 68


If you are new to 30days, I host a linky party, my Pity Party every Friday. This week and next due to the holidays I will not be hosting a linky.  But I wanted to highlight some of my favorites from last week.   Please check back for the first one of the new year on […]

Perfect for the holidays- Snowflake Pattern!

Allison is back with a perfect winter stitching pattern! Hi 30 days readers! It’s Allison from little lovelies. I have really been having fun sharing embroidery posts with you! So far, we have started with the basics, gone over the back stitch, chain stitch, and stem stitch. I hope you have all been practicing away, […]

Pity Party 63

If you are new to 30days, I host a linky party, my Pity Party every Friday. Thanks for linking up your ideas- I love visiting what you share. Happy Friday! ImageThought this print was appropriate-TODAY & TOMORROW are the Queen Bee Market!Stop by and say hi. And find some of the cutest handmade items ever. […]

Needle Arts Contributor- Allison from Little Lovelies

I’m so so so happy to introduce you to another contributor on 30days- my Needle Arts Contributor, Allison.  You may recognize a few projects that I’ve featured here: Help me welcome Allison: My name is Allison and I blog at little lovelies, where I share all sorts of crafts, fun inspiration, and family moments.  I […]

Fall Wreath: Lifestyle Crafts, Be Splendid


We’re coming up on my favorite time of the year- FALL. Bring on the sweater weather, pumpkin flavored everything and apple cider. To get a jump start on fall, I created a simple little fall wreath using some die cuts from Lifestyle Crafts and an embroidery hoop. Word to the wise, READ DIRECTIONS.You’d think I […]

Michael’s: Where Creativity Happens


Michael’s has been my go to spot for art supplies for as long as I can remember.  I went for a visit and was reminded why I love it!  Without kids I could spend hours there. What caught my eye at Michael’s: Martha Stewart lane. Such a happy place: Have you tried Martha Stewart glitter? […]

Come Away With Me {Personalized World Map}


Lately I’ve had a fun time with a few home decor projects. Today’s personalized world map was easy to make and I love how it turned out.I found my inspiration over the weekend at Paper Source– a cute little card with some embroidery thread attached.  Lindsey showed me the specialty world map paper that they […]

Thankful for….

Only a couple weeks away from Thanksgiving! Some ideas that have recently caught my eye: My embroidery loving heart can hardly handle this beautiful idea:Family Tradition Tablecloth at from glitter to gumdropsHostess with the Mostess’ Grateful Mod TableThanksgiving gift tags from Hello, Good Gravy (hi Lelan!) Amazing roundup from Laurie at Tip Junkie Thanksgiving Decor […]

Craft Book Review 6

This time around the library was good to me. ;)All of the books that I’ve recently checked out have been winners. 200 Sewing Tips, Techniques & Trade Secrets:An Indispensable Compendium of TechnicalKnow-How and Troubleshooting Tips Don’t let the long name fool ya, there are really great, usable tips in this book. I love the look […]

Fall leaves headband tutorial

For last week’s So You Think You’re Crafty“leaves” theme,my project was the fall headband.Enjoy! To start, you will need the following:scissorsa scrap piece of fabric for the buttoncover button kitglue gun & glue gun sticksmoss green & dark brown embroidery threadembroidery needledark brown elastic headbandabout 1/4 yard of moss green felt1/4 yard of dark brown […]

Needle & Thread

This past month we had birthdays/holidays galore at my house. June is always a bit nutty between end of the school year and all the birthdays. I turned to my trusty needle and {embroidery} thread to make some personalized gifts. For one of my favorite friends, I made a family tree.I embroidered all her family […]

Excuse me

..while I try to climb out of a hole. I am not feeling well. So I’ve put most everything on hold this week. But I had to share some more stuff, so here goes. I promised something other than sewing. So I hope someone out there will appreciate these embroidery goodies: PimpStitches love bugs […]

Fun flower headband on the cheap

Ok so a few of you were interested in a tutorial for the flower headbands.I’ve seen a lot out there.There are many good tutes for flower headbands. This is just my easy, inexpensive version.First, gather these supplies: Click to enlargeLong ago, I got the headbands andflowers at my local dollar store.And I also had the […]

i heart applique

{Some of my latest little projects} What exactly is applique?Well according to Martha:Applique is a simple quilting techniquethat allows you to embellish just about anythingby using a few stitches and a little fabric. Perfectly defined.You can applique anything.Using a sewing machine, embroidering by hand, etc. I think it’s great because you can usethose favorite fabric […]

Oh me oh my

Sorry this giveaway is now closed.But hurry fast, vol25 is stilling have her own giveaways. Go here. Remember how on this post I wrote about 2 of my favorite embroidery pattern go to people?Well I contacted Jess of vol 25 (such a fun blog- go check it out) and asked if she would be willing […]

I need more sleep time

Need I say more? Felt holiday trees by Thompson Family Life Orange You Lucky’s festive dog embroidery Purl Bee’s week of Christmas Projects including this simple sewn bird ornament Little Birdie Secrets’ seasonal blocks Dry cleaners wreath from Vintage Glam Blog Whip Up’s fabric ornament And check out lindamade’s scrap wreath {What’s on your “if […]

with budget in mind

…so it’s all around us. This talk about the economy. The reality of it is that this year Christmas might beharder for families across the USA.I’ve come across some fabulous ideas for a budget minded holiday season and thought I’d share. Some gift ideas: Acrylic flower necklace at my lifetimeMake a free 2009 calendar from […]

Itching for stitching

Just some stichy tutorials floating around Blogland: Pimp Stitch’s little house ornament Stardust Shoes how to iron on transfer Badbird’s free October pattern Embroidery on a napkin by Willing Hands Shebrews embroidery booklet Indian Shisha embroidery from Joyful Abode Related to embroidery: Two color embroidery from the Purl Bee Decoupaged Embroidery Hoop by Bitter Bethany

Calgon take me away…

On my list to do for yesterday was Home Spa. Here are some tuts for home spa products and cute bags you can make for bath/beauty type stuff. What do ya think??? My last tut section for today (phew!!) will be embroidery. Probably won’t get to it until late tonight. Until then…..ENJOY! Bath Cookies Bath […]