Sealed With a Stitch: 10 Adorable Embroidered Gift Ideas

Posted by on Apr 14, 2014 in Embroidery, Sewing |

Love the look of zippered pouches but hate the thought of sewing a zipper? Enjoy creating embroidered gifts, particularly when they don’t require lengthy and complicated finishing? Make them in the hoop with this collection of delightful and quick embroidered gift ideas! Read more

Giving Back With Quilting: Quilts of Valor Foundation and Kimmy Brunner

Posted by on Apr 14, 2014 in Quilting | Comments

Have you ever heard of the charity Quilts of Valor? The organization provides quilts for soldiers and veterans touched by war. Our very own Craftsy instructor, Kimmy Brunner, is raising funds for the Quilts of Valor Foundation. She wanted to share with you what this organization means to much her and how your quilt donation would contribute greatly in honoring those who sacrifice so much. Read more

Stitching Up Stockinette: How to Knit the Stockinette Stitch

Posted by on Apr 13, 2014 in Knitting |

Stockinette stitch creates a fantastic fabric. It's smooth, polished, and let's be honest, it's an easy knitting pattern to work on while watching TV. Stockinette stitch (abbreviated St st) is a stitch that works well for almost any yarn. It is great for variegated yarns as the simple fabric really allows the colors in the yarn to shine. Read more

Make an Everlasting Rose: A Crochet Tutorial

Posted by on Apr 13, 2014 in Crocheting | Comments

Spring is in full swing, so let's crochet a flower! A rose, to be exact. Follow along with this photo tutorial to learn the steps for creating your own little garden of everlasting roses. Read more

Make Sweet Little Chicks for Your Easter Cupcakes

Posted by on Apr 13, 2014 in Cake Decorating | Comments

Since spring has sprung and it can only mean that Easter is just around the corner! Learn how to make Easter cupcakes with this chick basket fondant tutorial to accentuate your springtime sweets. Read more

Go Beyond the Traditional Perennial Border: 5 Ideas for Flower Gardens

Posted by on Apr 13, 2014 in Gardening, Home & Garden | Comments

For the flower-obsessed, like myself, getting a flower garden planted is always top priority in the spring. Whether you have room for just a few containers on a balcony or a meadow of wildflowers, don’t hesitate to embrace all things floral in your garden this year. There's nothing like having fragrant bouquets by your bedside all summer or adding a few nasturtiums to your salads. Plus, they're just pretty to look at. Read more

Make Easy Sugar Flowers With This Vegan Sugar Paste Recipe

Posted by on Apr 13, 2014 in Cake Decorating, Food & Cooking |

Accentuate your spring and summer sweets with these gorgeous sugar dogwood flowers, and go the extra mile by making them organic and vegan with the included vegan sugar paste recipe. No one will know the difference! Read more