DIY Craft Felt Pom Poms

 

I had fun playing with pom poms today and came up with a different way of making them. They turn out big and fluffy and I love them! Can you guess what they're made of?  Craft felt! You know, the cheap sheets of felt you can buy at the craft store. Let me show you how to make them.

6 Simple Ways to Avoid Sewing Frustration

 

6 Ways to Avoid Sewing Frustration - Sewing isn't fun when its frustrating


If you are a beginner to sewing you may be a little intimidated. You may have tried out a sewing project before only to find how frustrating and difficult sewing can be. Sewing is fun except when it is frustrating. I have 6 tips to help make sewing easier and less frustrating. 

Halloween Bat Pillow Tutorial





Hello sewing friends! My mom and sister made the cutest little Halloween pillow the other day. It is a cute little bat shaped stuffie that sits on your couch! I couldn’t let them have all the fun so I got my hands on their pattern and made one too. Isn’t the design so cute?!!

Baby Bumble Bee Costume PDF Sewing Pattern

 


Baby Bumble Bee Costume Sewing Pattern by Sarah Markos - Blue Susan Makes
Hello Sewing Friends!! 
It's a HAPPY day here at Blue Susan Makes. The time has come to release my Baby Bumble Bee Costume Pattern. If you've been patiently waiting for this pattern, today is your lucky  day! 
 Make this cute costume and bring home a Baby Bumblebee this Halloween. Get the Pattern details below and a deep discount for the first 10 to grab a copy!

Metal Tooling and Embossing: Art Lessons with Grandma

Metal Tooling and Embossing: Art Lessons with Grandma



I have another fun art lesson from Grandma for you this week. Adults and teens will want to get in on this one as well. We explored the art of Metal Tooling and Embossing. It's interesting to use your hands to manipulate materials. This is a good one that even my teen boys had fun with. Come see what we learned.

Soccer Mom Series: Waterproof Blanket Tutorial

Soccer Mom Series: Waterproof Blanket Tutorial
Hi everyone!  Have you ever sat down on grass that you thought was dry only to feel water seeping through your pants after you've sat there for a minute?  No fun!  Well today I'm sharing a little blanket you can make to sit on so that will never happen again!  

Easy Paper Bunting Tutorial: Outdoor Wedding Decor

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A few years ago I hosted a Wedding Open House at the end of summer for some dear friends. It was thrown together a bit at the last minute so I needed some simple decor that would make a statement. A White Paper Bunting was the perfect solution. Let me teach you how to make one!

A Biscornu Pincushion

It's beginning to feel just a little bit like Fall here.  After all, the temperature dropped to about 60 degrees one night this week.  It's not much but it took the edge off the heat just a smidge. I just came home from the store with Pumpkins! I've got to figure out a way to decorate for Halloween while still keeping our house ready to "show" since we are still trying to sell it. Anyhow, my Mom's birthday was a couple of weeks ago and I made her a little pincushion. Not that she needs another pincushion, as she is a doll clothing designer and has many pincushions on her table, but this little Biscornu was such an intriguing and easy design I just had to try it out.

Baby Zoo Animal Softies to Sew: Hand illustrated PDF Patterns

Baby Zoo Animal Softies to Sew - PDF patterns by Sew Nedra

This is Rachel, Sarah's sister. My mom, Nedra, and I have hacked Sarah's blog to show off the softie patterns we have listed in the Etsy Shop. Nedra designed all of these and we had a whole lot of fun sewing them up. 

Visiting Bee’s Quilt Shop and Studio – St. Augustine FL

 

Bee’s Quilt Shop and Studio – St. Augustine FL

Hello Sewing Friends! I had a fun weekend in St. Augustine and we decided to stop at a cute quilt shop on our way out. Bee’s Quilt Shopand Studio did not disappoint! Come with me for a peek inside!