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Crossroads Embroidery: Stem Stitch

Welcome to the fifth video in the Crossroads Embroidery Series! During the remaining videos in this series, we will be learning some basic embroidery stitches and I will be sharing a FREE embroidery design with each tutorial. Last time, we learned the Back Stitch and today I’m excited to teach you the Stem Stitch. In […]


Crossroads Embroidery: Getting Started

I am so excited to share my Crossroads Embroidery Series with you! I recently finished this series of videos in partnership with Sulky Threads. I love to share hand embroidery with other makers, and I can’t wait to teach you how to get started stitching. The first two videos of the series cover the things you need to […]


Sew Royal! Team Scarf for Your Furry Fan

I am so excited that the Royals are World Series Champions! My family and I have been huge fans for many years and all season we have been sporting our favorite Royals gear and waving our rally towels proudly. But our cat Chloe has been left out of the fun – until now! I ran […]

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Pack your shoes in style – Tutorial

Whenever I travel, I like to take multiple pairs of shoes (as I’m sure you do) but I don’t like packing my clothes around those dirty shoes in my suitcase. Of course you could just pack them in a plastic bag, but why not create something that is practical to use, but also pretty to […]


Deck the Halls with a Holly Centerpiece

Happy Holidays everyone! We are a week away from Christmas, and that means its time to start wrapping up your holiday preparations. For decoration, Christmas trees and wreaths may last for awhile, but you’ll want something fresh to use the week of and for your Christmas dinner table. I love to “deck the halls” with […]


Thanksgiving Gratitude + FREE Ornament pattern!

  The month of November heralds the beginning of the Holiday Season. It is both exhilarating and exhausting! It is a time of making memories and participating in traditions. For me, it is important to take a moment to take stock of my life and to be grateful for all I have; my family, my […]


Recycled Style: Stitch a Shopper

Paper or plastic? Neither! If you thought the bring-your-own-bag trend at grocery stores was a recent movement, you may be surprised to learn that some shoppers were loading their own tree-hugging totes as early as 1944. That’s when Mary Brooks Picken published an article in Better Homes and Gardens called Five Paper Saving Carry-Alls, in […]


Vintage Image Ideas: Decoupaged Clip Board

Do you love our vintage images, but are unsure what to do with them? Well, here is an idea for you! Add some pizzazz to your office supply by decoupaging your brown, boring clipboard. For this project we used pages from The Language of Fashion Dictionary eBook. The Dictionary is full of amazing fashion related […]

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