Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Sewing Pattern for a Baby Bunting or Blanket Sleeper

Baby Bunting II

If you have little one you know how wonderful these baby blanket sleepers made out of fleece fabric can be.  They keep baby so warm and you can never have enough of them!  If you have someone in your family that is having a baby be sure to sew a few of these for them!
Fleece is a very forgiving fabric and so easy to work with, you'll enjoy adapting any baby sweatshirt or sleepwear pattern to make this soft, snugly bunting.
Sewing Patterns for Baby Buntings

Monday, January 30, 2012

Cross Stitch Sunflower Assortment

This bold sunflower evokes the warmth of long summer days. It will brighten a corner of your home or bring lasting sunshine to a gardening friend. The design was cross stitched over two fabric threads on Cream Lugana (25 count) 
Sunflowers brighten up any room.  This beautiful Sunflower assortment is made using DMC cotton floss.
Beautiful colors of yellow, blues, greens and other miscellaneous colors infuse this pattern.  The flowers fill a room and can be found online here
Get the Sunflower Glory Cross Stitch Pattern

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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Easter Crafts Games and Activities for Preschoolers - Free Kindle Download

Easter Crafts Games and Activities for Preschoolers
Written by a early childhood teacher this free Kindle book is available for download for a limited time. No Kindle is required in order to download this free book just use your PC, Laptop, iPhone, iPad and other applications available from Amazon.
Easter can be a wonderful celebration when children have a variety of activities to keep them busy. This selection of crafts, games, songs, and rhymes are a surefire way to get everyone involved in the fun. These activities are great for families, daycare, preschool, Sunday school, or even visits to Grandma’s house.
Complete instructions are provided for all the crafts and most use only everyday supplies that you probably already have around the house. The games are quick to play, easy to understand and will accommodate various sized groups. The Easter action rhymes and songs include both traditional favorites and some original ones as well.
The recipes are simple and designed for kids and adults to create together, using very basic techniques and ingredients.
Also included is a bibliography of Easter stories to read together.
From coloring eggs to hunting for them and from creating a beautiful Easter bonnet to arranging an Easter parade, you’ll find tons of fun within these pages to make your Easter celebration come alive!
Download this Free Book from Kindle (make sure it is free first)

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Snow White Homemade Heart Soaps

Homemade Heart Soaps

For your sweetheart or Valentine
Inspired by the Movie Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
When Snow White asked the Seven Dwarfs to wash up before supper, Grumpy groused that next she'd want to tie red ribbons in their beards. Too bad she didn't have some of these sweetheart soaps on hand. Besides being fun and easy to make, they're great for tempting even the most determined holdouts to step up to the tub and suds up.
You'll need:
  • Waxed paper
  • Loaf pan
  • Knife
  • 1 to 1 1/2 pounds clear glycerin soap (sold in craft stores)
  • Large glass measuring cup or other microwavable container with a pouring spout
  • Wooden spoon or craft stick
  • Red soap dye
  • Pearlescent powder for making opaque soap (optional)
  • Heart-shaped fondant or cookie cutters (the ones used to make the soaps shown here are 2 1/4 inches, 1 1/2 inches, and 3/4-inch wide)
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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Make a Valentine Craft Box

Crafting gift box

Craft a gift box for your small craft items!
This pattern from Better Homes and Gardens is a fun gift for your Valentine or decorate it for other times of the year!
Paint the inside of a wooden box (You can purchase a wood box on Joann's Web site here or check out the Wood Boxes on Amazon).  You could also line it with your favorite fabric.
Line the box with silicone cupcake liners in your favorite colors.
Fill the cupcake holders and box with small craft items, buttons, cards, spools of thread, cotton, beads and other trinkets.  Decorate the outside of the box with a ribbon or other items.

Valentine Card Boxes Valentine Card Boxes
Valentine's Day Surprises For All Of Your Sweeties. Stuff these Valentine Card Boxes with Valentine's Day cards and treats! Use these adorable Valentine boxes during your classroom Valentine's Day party to hold candy, Valentine cards, and toys! 12 card boxes per package. 7 x 5 x 5. Valentine boxes have a removable cover with a slot for Valentine's Day cards. Attached pink rope to carry with ease. Simple assembly required. Made of heavy card stock. Send your favorite sweethearts home with favors and treats to remember your Valentine's Day event. Stock up on the Valentine's Day and heart supplies you need to make your celebration of love a success! Part of Supplies > Boxes

Free Valentine's Day Recipes eCookbook

 Treats for Your Sweetheart: 14 Valentine's Day Desserts eCookbook

Treats for Your Sweetheart: 14 Valentine's Day Desserts eCookbook — On February 14, thoughts turn to love...and nothing revs up the romance like homemade from the heart treats. Our latest eCookbook features plenty of decadent desserts that will turn anyone into a “kitchen” cupid in no time, no matter whose heart you’re aiming for. Whether you're looking for easy romantic desserts for two, or Valentine's Day recipes the whole family can enjoy, these easy-to-make desserts will set the hearts of any crowd a-flutter.

Treats for Your Sweetheart: 14 Valentine's Day Desserts

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Valentine Paper Flower Card How to

flower card
Paper Flower Card

Enhance a homemade Valentine’s Day card by adding pretty construction paper (or cardstock) petals with a candy heart center; choose three candies (and three different messages) to get it just right.
• 8 1⁄2" x 11" piece of pink construction paper
• Two 8 1⁄2" x 11" pieces of red construction paper or cardstock, preferably in slightly different shades
• Scallop scissors
• 8 1⁄2" x 5 1⁄2" piece of red cardstock
• Hot-glue gun and glue
• Three conversation heart candies

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Free heart card project -- download today!

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Monday, January 23, 2012

Puppy Love Dogs Crochet Pattern

Red Heart Puppy Love Toys in color
Oh the sheer joy of being in love! These precious little crocheted pooches are perfect to show someone you care—whatever their age!
Supplies:  RED HEART® With Love™: 1 skein each 1302 Caramel A, 1321 Chocolate B, 1303 Aran C, 1703 Candy Pink D, and 1012 Black E.
Crochet Hooks: 4mm [US G-6] and 3.5mm [US E-4].
Yarn needle, stitch marker, two ½” diameter black shank
style buttons, hand sewing needle, matching sewing
thread, stuffing; optional plastic pellets and 1 knee-high
stocking, optional dental floss for attaching eyes.
Size: Toy measures 6” high, seated.
Download the Free Printable Instructions
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Easy to Make Valentine Card Project for Kids

No experience is necessary to make this one of a kind Valentine's Day card
This beautiful card is a great project for kids in day care or elementary schools
Use Paper or Card stock in colors of pink or light red
some white scrap paper and poster board, a white crocheted doily from the dollar store, additional decorations and ribbon to be glued on to the Valentine.

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