Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Learn How to Machine Embroider Pillowcases, Kitchen Towels and More Free Class

Learn how to machine embroider withCraftsy  Learn Machine Embroidery free online class Exclusive embroidery designs
Even if you are new to embroidery this free machine embroidery class will provide you with the expert instructions and embroidery designs along with helpful tips and techniques to get you started. From perfectly centering your designs on pillowcases to hoop and stabilizing matching towels with easy you will find lots of wonderful things about machine embroidery in this class.
Get to know your embroidery machine as expert instructor Yvonne Menear guides you through easily embroidering pillowcases, kitchen towels and even high-pile bath towels!  Start by deconstructing a pillowcase to make room for hooping a pretty redwork rose, and discover Yvonne’s favorite stabilization strategies, including wash-away stabilizer, spray adhesive and basting. Work with a woven kitchen towel and select thread colors that showcase texture in a lovely filled leaf design. Then, conquer a high-pile bath towel with a tulle topper trick that will help you highlight a stunning shell design. Plus, get the exclusive embroidery files featured during class for FREE, sized to fit both 4" x 4" and larger hoops.

For Free You Get:

  • 4 HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Answers to your questions from your classmates in our virtual classroom
  • Downloadable class materials, including 10 file formats that contain 14 variations of 4 designs
  • 60 minutes of close-up instruction

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Free Pattern Crochet a Classic Chevron Afghan

Classic Chevron Afghan
The Chevron Afghan is one of those patterns that is classic and timeless and looks good in any color. Sometimes called the Ripple afghan pattern it's a timeless classic pattern. 
This free pattern is a twist on an all time classic by alternating black, white, and grey yarns in an uneven pattern and still making it look gook.  Of course you can easily use any yarn colors you prefer to make this afghan and crochet the Chevron pattern 
Take a look at the free pattern or check out some of the other Chevron afghan patterns available below.  Materials...
    • 5 skeins Black (A)
    • 3 skeins Charcoal Grey (B)
    • 2 skeins White (C)
    • skeins Light Grey (D)
  • US Size J-10 (6 mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Learn How to Crochet Easy Mile-A-Minute Baby Afghans

Learn How to Crochet Easy Mile-A-Minute Baby Afghans

Learn to Make Mile-a-Minute Baby Afghans eBook

When crocheting a quick gift for a baby shower or as a gift it can be a challenge to find just the right pattern to crochet that will create a beautiful baby blanket.  One of our all time favorite afghans to crochet for a new baby is the mile-a-minute afghan pattern because it is quick and easy to crochet while creating a stunning afghan!  That is because the mile-a-minute afghan is a repetitive pattern that you can finish fast.  In the Book Learn to Make Mile-a-Minute Crochet Baby Afghans they provide a tutorial and sample projects that explain how to create these type of afghans.  There are 6 projects in all provided in the book.

  What these baby afghans all have in common is that they are crocheted in narrow panels, either in short rows or around a long beginning chain; then a border is added and the strips are joined. They are crocheted using light or medium weight yarns, designs include Lemon Drop, Pineapple Parade, and Wavy Strips, all by Anne Halliday; Miles of Shells by Carole Prior; Easter Mile-A-Minute by Jennine DeMoss; and Daisies for Baby by Terry Kimbrough.

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Quick and Easy Springtime Promises Quilt Pattern to Download

 Promise of Springtime Quilt Pattern Colorful scrap quilts to make

No matter what time of year it is a quilt is a sign of comfort to use inside and outdoors! A bright colorful quilt pattern that can be made quickly and easily is one our favorites to snuggle up with the kids watching a movie or outdoors by the firepit. 
It's made with half-square triangles and is the perfect quilt for using up your scrap fabrics or picking any colors you want to make this quilt anytime of the year!
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Download and Print Home Sweet Home Print, Printable Art

 Download and Print Home Sweet Home Art Print

Home Sweet Home Print, Printable Art, Printable Decor, Instant Download Digital Print, Motivational Art, Decor, Wall Art Prints

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Digital prints are an inexpensive and great way to decorate your home or office instantly after you download them.  The Home Sweet Home Art Print is an art print that features the "Home Sweet Home" saying with a light triangle background and a little house in the corner with a splash of green on the bottom.  
 Print the Home Sweet Home Wall Decor and add to your favorite frame. It's a PDF file that typically prints the size 8x10 but you can adjust your printer to print in other sizes.
Home Sweet Home Printable Decor
Print this PDF file featuring modern wall art from your home computer, your work computer, or a local print shop to decorate your home or office!
Print includes 1 PDF file to print in the size you choose.
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Thursday, May 18, 2017

10 Best Gardening Tools and Tips to Make Gardening Easier

Grow Beds

10 Best Gardening Tools to Make Gardening Easier

Growing a garden and working in the garden doesn't have to be difficult.  If you have a bad back, bad knees and joints, have a small yard, have to deal with rodents or animals in your garden, need help with watering or just want to learn how to garden there are many helpful tools and ways to begin your garden. From raised beds that you can easily grow vegetables to watering systems that keep your plants and flowers looking good all summer long.  Whether you are a beginner or experienced gardener these items are some of the top, bestselling items that gardeners are using year after year to get their gardens in the best shape and bloom all summer long!
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Garden Essentials for Your Yard

Garden Scooter for Pain Free Gardening
Make your gardening easier when you can swivel and roll with ease while planting or maintaining your garden.  A Garden tractor (scooter) will allow you to work from a seated position virtually anywhere in your yard.  Plus this back-saving scoot is not only great for gardening—but is useful for washing tires, painting low spots, and many other projects.

Easy to Install Grow Beds
A Grow Bed is an easy way to grow your garden without the hassle of digging or weeding. Great for small spaces or patio gardening. They are earth friendly and reduce pest problems.  An effective way to grow a garden without doing any harm to nature. You can Order Easy to Install Grow Beds Online 

Tomato Garden Ladders (Set of 3)
If you are planning on a big tomato crop this year you will want something that will handle the load. These ladders hold over 100 lbs and the v-shaped design protect each plant's main stem. Plus they compact when you are not using them during the off season. These are really sturdy and great for your tomato gardens.

Small Tubtrug Garden Weed Bin
A Garden Bin is excellent for mixing soil, moving plants around, harvesting plants, hauling, storing and so much more! Tubtrugs are one of the most useful gardening and household tools ever. These flexible, lightweight polyethylene tubs are washable, bendable, crushable and nearly indestructible. We use the small, 3-1/2 gallon trug for moistening potting soil, harvesting veggies for dinner and holding mittens in the mudroom. With several Tubtrugs already hard at work at home and in the garden, we keep finding uses for a few more!

All-Purpose Garden Fabric
Garden fabric allows you to extend the growing season and protect your plants from harsh weather conditions. It can also be used as a summertime pest control item. It's great for both spring and fall planting and has a 70% light transmission.

Custom Row Garden Watering SystemCustom Garden Watering System
An easy way to create a customizable way to water your vegetable garden. This system can be set up in about an hour and will water approximately 25 rows in your garden. It works beautifully and is so easy to put together for the plants to get enough water every day.

Cat Scat Mat a Non-Toxic Way to Keep the Cats Out
Here's a way to keep neighborhood cats from using your garden or container plantings as a litter box. The Cat Scat Mat is a non-toxic way to prevent cats from getting in your garden plants.  It will also deter dogs and other small animals. The flexible plastic spikes are harmless but effective with animals. It's the perfect non-toxic safe solution.

Pivoting Raised Bed Connectors
An easy and convenient way to build a custom raised bed garden. The hinged corners will allow you to form any angle greater than 90 degrees. Heavy duty solid quality, easy and quick to use to put your raised bed garden together. 

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VegTrug™ Patio Garden Kit with Covers, Charcoal
One of the most popular gardening items to come around in years! The VegTrug is popular because it sets your garden at an easy gardening height so there is no bending or straining your back when you plant, tend or harvest your garden. An elevated garden also means less pests and weeds to deal with. Plus, it comes with a garden cover so you can start gardening earlier in the year.  Easy to assemble.

Wide Garden Kneeler
One of the best garden kneelers for comfort and support. Use your arm strength to lower yourself down for weeding, planting and harvesting. Can be flipped over to be used as a padded bench.  Come ins purple or green colors.

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