Category Archives: Crafts

Easter Egg Tree

This year is my first time hanging eggs on an egg tree. My Mom helped me out by taking branches from my yard and spray painting them white. There are two styles of eggs on this tree. My niece and … Continue reading

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Felt Easter Bunnies

I made these felt bunnies for Easter  in 2006. I used the directions and pattern from Woman’s Day magazine but I could not find the directions online anymore. I scanned my printed copy and you can see it here – Bunny … Continue reading

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Valentine Embroidery Pattern

I enjoy hand stitching but am on a continuous quest to find things to stitch that can be functional. I came up with the idea to stitch on a removable fabric cover for a composition notebook. I then found a … Continue reading

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Tooth Fairy Pillows

I made these tooth fairy pillows a few years ago (before I had a blog). Right before each of my sister’s daughters lost their first tooth I made tooth fairy pillows and mailed a special package to them. For my … Continue reading

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Rose Napkin Ring

In 2010, I made these napkin rings to match my china pattern which was my great grandmother’s china. The pattern is Manor House by Vogue: Governor’s Mansion. I used the Purl bee’s rose pattern from their rose barrette tutorial to … Continue reading

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Redwork Sheep Ornament

In 2005, I made a series of these ornaments for Christmas gifts. I bought paper boxes and painted them to match. Then, I attached a custom sticker to the top of the box. Box for ornament

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Wooden Sheep Ornament

In 2003, I made a series of these wooden sheep ornaments.  Friends let me use some scrap wood and their scroll saw. These turned out very large but I still like them. I used a combination of painting with a … Continue reading

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Christmas Ornament Craft

This year my sister and her husband hosted the family Thanksgiving. I am known as the crafty Aunt and I love doing crafts with my nieces. I planned the craft with inspiration from this and this. Mom and I both … Continue reading

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Woodland Trio – Felt Ornaments

This craft evolved from my initial concept. My original plan was to embroider on felt to make Christmas ornaments. Last year I appliqued and embroidered three felt ornaments. I wanted to make three coordinating felt ornaments this year with an … Continue reading

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Halloween Finger Puppets

A few years ago I sewed and embroidered Halloween finger puppets for my nieces. I used patterns and directions from Activity Village. I deviated a little from the directions. My witch is bald. What I remember most about this project … Continue reading

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Maker Faire NY

Yesterday, I attended the Maker Faire NY at the New York Hall of Science in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. This event showcases DIY projects in the areas of Arts, Crafts, Food/Sustainability, Engineering, and Science. There were many opportunities to make something. … Continue reading

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Craft – Sheep Party

The kids made an ornament at my Sheep themed party. I followed this tutorial and created craft kits for each child. I added a name tag (cut strip and punched hole in card stock) since many siblings were at the … Continue reading

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Stamped Wooden Disc Tutorial

Disc for Sheep Scavenger Hunt I wanted an outdoor activity for my Sheep Themed party. I thought it would be fun to use my sheep stamp on wooden discs. We carved the stamp several years ago. I thought we should … Continue reading

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Place settings – Sheep Party

My vision for the table was sheep in a pasture. The colors were white and green. Place card – I used the directions from this and this. I ended up doing a combination of the two. I made these in … Continue reading

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Favor Bags – Sheep Party

I decided to embroider my typical sheep drawing on bags to hold the kids favors. Originally I had thought about sewing the bags but I found some at Michaels Craft Store (Creatology Canvas).  I invited 3 nieces and 7 nephews … Continue reading

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Menu – Sheep Party

Mini Bagels – I made plain, cinnamon sugar, a few poppy and salt. I found this recipe a few years ago. It is very popular with my guests. The kids at the party loved the mini bagels. Lamb butter – … Continue reading

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Christmas in July

I embroidered and appliqued these ornaments for Christmas 2010. (I know that this photo is not good but you can still get the idea). They are from a Hatched and Patched pattern. I purchased the pattern and started this project … Continue reading

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