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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 […]

Hello Sunshine Embroidery Hoop Art

Hello Sunshine Embroidery Art from Flamingo Toes

Hello 30 Handmade Days readers! My name is Bev and I blog over at Flamingo Toes. I am soooo excited to be here today for Mique’s Funner in the Summer series! One of my favorite things to do in my down time is embroidery. I seem to have a hard time just hanging out and […]

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 […]

Organizing Your Embroidery Floss

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Hi 30 Days readers. It’s Allison , from little lovelies, here to share my favorite embroidery storage idea with you. You can see the other needlework posts that I have done for 30 days by clicking here.   For my post this month, I wanted to share the way that I organize my embroidery thread. […]

Getting Started in Embroidery

When Mique contacted me to become an needle arts contributor on her blog, my first thought was “YES!” and about 3 seconds later was “Are you sure?”. I am pretty new to needle arts – I’ll admit it. I have been embroidering for less than a year, with cross stitch being the only needle art […]

Updated Family Tree: Embroidery Style

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Recently my embroidery love has been lit on fire again.  There are so many fun things you can do with a scrap of fabric, a needle and some thread.  Last year I made a project for my Mom and Dad that you could take ideas from and create something all your own. Embroidered Seashell Family […]

10 Craft Supplies I Can’t Live Without

Top 10 Craft Supplies I Can't Live Without

My funny friend Kimbo from A Girl and a Glue Gun is celebrating her birthday this week.  I’ve joined in with 38 other bloggers to bring you a HUGE craft supplies giveaway.  Before you see what we chose, I wanted to share the top 10 Craft Supplies I Can’t Live Without!  Some of them are […]

the Party Bunch | Week 37

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Happy 4th of July to my US friends! I hope you have a fun and safe holiday with family and friends. If you’re looking for some last minute ideas, make sure to download these 4th of July printables, patriotic lunch sacks, and red, white and blue popcorn balls.   Thanks for linking up last week. […]

Christmas Gift Ideas: Sugar & Spiced Nuts + Tag

Simple Christmas Gift Ideas- Sugar & Spiced Nuts with cute printable www.thirtyhandmadedays.com

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 www.thirtyhandmadedays.com

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 […]

Pity Party 149 featuring DIY Ideas

DIY projects featured on 30days

Happy Friday! Welcome to the Pity Party, my weekly linky party. I hope you had a wonderful week.  We found out last week that my youngest’s baseball team made it to the PONY World Series!! It’s been another busy week getting prepared for such a fun event.  Follow me on Instagram as I cheer him […]

Summer in a Can Printable

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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 […]

Fun Printable Mother’s Day Card times 2

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Mother’s Day is this week!  Hard to believe that 14 years ago I found out ON Mother’s Day that I was going to be a mom.  Growing up we made breakfast in bed for my Mom and gave her some (usually handmade) gifts.  We’ve continued the tradition in my family and now I’m the one […]

10 Ideas to Spruce Up Your Space for Spring

10 Ways to Spruce Up Your Space for Spring

On Facebook I recently asked if people were going to decorate for St. Patrick’s day and Easter or just spring in general.  This year the holidays are so close together so I’m going to spend my energy on making my house more focused on spring than try to get it all done in under two […]

Super Fun Confetti Gift Wrapping Idea

Confetti Gift Wrap from @30daysblog

I stumbled upon this fun idea for confetti gift wrapping paper from my friend Kristy and thought I’d take it just a little bit further.  The simplest of gifts can be transformed into something great with a really good wrapping job.  Am I right?  I have plenty of gift ideas that you could wrap up […]

Take Your Stitching on the Go

We are gearing up for a family vacation in a few weeks, and I am starting to think ahead to what I’d like to pack. I’ve got the basics down – clothes, shoes, toiletries, swimsuits – but it’s the little things you remember to bring that really make a vacation easier and more enjoyable. Like […]

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 […]

How to stitch a lazy daisy

It’s Allison again, here to share another stitch tutorial. Today I am going to share how to make lazy daisies. Of course I had to make a project to go along with it. What is a new stitch without a project to practice with? How about this sweet felt glasses sleeve?   It is the […]

Embroidered Thank You Card

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

Pity Party, Linky Party 80

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. Please only post your ideas, not round ups or guest posts. Only link up […]

Sugar Sack Pillow

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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 […]

Stitched HandPrint Keepsake

  Hi 30 Days readers. It’s Allison , from little lovelies, here to share another embroidery project with you. You can see the other needlework posts that I have done for 30 days by clicking here.   Every six months I have been trying to get a hand print of Sawyer’s to keep and reminisce […]

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

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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 […]

learn to blanket stitch

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Hello 30 days readers! It’s Allison again, visiting from little lovelies. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday full of family, fun, and all kinds of lovely things. I am excited to be back, and I have a fun stitching tutorial and project to share- a blanket stitch how to! Just to recap, here […]

Pity Party 68

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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, […]

Learn How to Stem Stitch

Allison is back with a stem stitch how to! Yay!Hi 30 days readers! It’s Allison again, visiting from little lovelies, here to talk embroidery. So far, we have covered getting started, the back stitch, and the chain stitch and today we are going to cover the stem stitch. Admittedly, it is not one of my […]

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. […]

Pity Party 62

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!   Adorable watercolor from jojo The Rules: Link to a specific post, not your blog in general. No links to shops, products or giveaways please. […]

Learn to Chain Stitch

Allison from little lovelies is back for you to learn to chain stitch.  Her other posts have been so well received and it’s fun seeing everyone get in to embroidery.  (yay!)  Take it away Allison:It’s so good to be back again! So far, we have gone over what you need to get started in embroidery […]

Love Letters

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 It’s Allison again, visiting from little lovelies, here to talk embroidery. I am so happy to be back and share a tutorial with you. Today I am going to go over the back stitch (my favorite!) and then share how to make this: Pin It Let’s start with how to make a back stitch. A […]

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 Leaves Headband Tutorial Revisited

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It’s FALL! I thought I’d share a fall leaves headband tutorial that I posted a few years ago. This project is easy and fast- I used items from my craft room to make it.  You could take supplies you have on hand and make a variation of it too. To start, you will need the […]

Fall Wreath: Lifestyle Crafts, Be Splendid

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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

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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}

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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 […]

a little series: Q & A

I love connecting with people and think it’s so fun when other craft blogs share a little bit about themselves. Not just crafting all.the.time. I’m starting a little q & a series. You ask me questions, I answer. Admittedly I have very few answers. But if you ask, I will hunt for an answer. :)To […]

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 […]

I’d like to introduce you to….

…a few of my new friends. Do you guys check out the shops over there on my sidebar?——>If not, you are missing out! Recently I’ve had some new friends join the 30days family. They are each very different from each other and I’m excited about all of them. Click on the buttons to check them […]

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 […]

Craft Book Review: 4

I’m back on the library bandwagon- borrowing craft books left and right. I wanted to share my take on my recent check outs. Some were returned really quickly. Others I had to be forced to part with.I think with craft books my first criteria is whether or not it has new ideas and makes me […]

Happy President’s Day!

A few ideas to celebrate the day: How Does She’s Presidents activities 1-4 & 5-8Wild Olive’s embroidery pattern Dana’s you’re so money onsie & President’s Day shirts over at Made What are you doing today?

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 […]

Craft Book Review 3

Still loving my local library and the crafty books I have checked out from there. Sewing in No Time:59 Step by Step Weekend Projects Made Easy by Emma Hardy was a recent borrow. I have to say- I love the projects in this book. There are bathroom to-do’s, bedroom projects, gifts and more. The fabrics […]

Wouldn’t ya know?

I’m not the only one with embroidery on the brain. A Print a Day (wildly fabulous and talented) decided to venture out into embroidery pattern design. I LOVE LOVE LOVE her first free pattern. Check it out here.

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 […]

Passing the torch

A few weeks ago I decided to attempt to teach my 7 year old daughter how to embroider. I didn’t have huge expectations at all. I thought if she could learn just a bit I’d be thrilled. Well she did great!I had bought plastic needles to use with her. They were terrible! Made huge holes […]

Excuse me

..while I try to climb out of a hole. I am not feeling well. Not.at.all. 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 […]

Back to the basics

Last week I reflected on how I ended up here. This blog of mine. What started out small has grown to something totally unexpected. As much as I love hosting giveaways, I feel like I’ve been neglecting some of the other 30days aspects. Life is just busy, busy, busy and because of this I have […]

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 […]

It’s a sickness

For Christmas I wanted to do some homemade gifts…..and I decided to make everyone on my side some type of embroidery. They each have their own story of course.*When I was growing up my mom used to always tell me to “Chill” or “Chill out” and it drove me NUTS. I hated it. I now […]

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 […]