Sunday, November 29, 2020

Craftastic Monday Link Party


Hello Crafties!  I hope all my US based friends had a nice & blessed Thanksgiving long weekend.  December is nearly here, Advent has started and I am SO ready to focus on all things crafty for the new season.   Winter, Christmas, everyday.... let's see those recipes, DIYs, decorations, crafts and creations of all sorts.  Time to bring joy and jolly of the season!!
 
 
Last week I shared my shop's big Black Friday sale and freebie offers (that last through today since it's Cyber Monday!):
 

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Here are this week's Craftastic Picks:
 
Simple Joys did this beautiful paper cut Christmas tree - without a cutting machine!
 
 
 
An Artful Mom created this cute no-sew fabric scrap ball ornament:
 
 
 
Quilting Patch shared an in-progress peek at this adorable Santa quilt:
 
 
 
The Kitchen Is My Playground gave us this no bake cranberry yum yum recipe:
 
Cranberry Yum Yum Image

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Party rules are simple: 
  • As long as it's crafty, and made by you, it's Craftastic (no links to other people's work or to businesses/shops).  
  • Add the link to your specific post. Product reviews, plagiarized or sponsored posts for random items will be immediately deleted.  
  • Grab my party button & put it on your post, party page or blog somewhere.  If you want the chance to be featured, this is key.  The button code can be found HERE.
  • Check out some of the other fabulous links and share some crafty comment love.  We all love getting comments!!




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Friday, November 27, 2020

Black Friday Deals at Heavenly Fabric Shop

 
It's my fabric shop's biggest sale weekend EVER!  It's the best time to get deals on beautiful fabrics, supplies and gifts - just in time for Christmas shopping!
Black Friday SALE
Everything at Heavenly Fabric Shop is 15% OFF.

No coupon code needed!
Discount does not apply to shipping.  Cannot be combined with any other discount codes.
Sale ends 11:59pm EST 11/30/20.  HeavenlyFabricShop.com only.
Plus FREE Gift Offers!
During our Black Friday sale, orders over $50 will automatically receive a
FREE Mystery Fabric Fat Quarter!*
Orders over $100 will receive a
FREE Laminated Christmas Tote Bag!*
 
 
*No code required to redeem offer. One free gift per purchase. 
Order amount does not include shipping. Offer good while supplies last. 
Offer valid between 11/27/20-11/30/20 and at HeavenlyFabricShop.com only.
 
Deals on Christmas Fabrics
SO many great Christmas fabrics to choose from and all are 15% OFF!  Many prints, colors and designs are available for all
your holiday sewing projects.
Including festive Christmas Fabric Panels!

New Arrivals and Favorite Prints
All of our new and most loved Faith Fabric prints are discounted too,
including cotton, minky and fleece:
Pattern Kits
We have MORE Pattern + Panel kits than ever before!  Lots of quilting project pattern designs of all sizes and uses, combined with inspirationally versed Kona cotton fabric panels.  Nearly 40 beautiful options in all!
Craft Supplies
Save on our full range of buttons, beads, charms and other craft supplies.  They're great for jewelry making, DIY Christmas ornaments and craft projects.
Great Gift Ideas
It's a great time to save on gifty goodies for Christmas. 
Wearables, bags, toys, holiday items & more that make
wonderful gifts and stocking stuffers.   

Shop HeavenlyFabricShop.com & save big!



Sunday, November 22, 2020

Thanksgiving Week Craftastic Monday Link Party


It's the week of Thanksgiving and I'm very thankful to have all of you taking part in this link party each week.  It's been a bright spot in a challenging year.  Seeing so many comforting recipes, beautiful home projects and great crafts is just wonderful.  So let's keep up that tradition by sharing more crafts, DIYs, recipes, tutorials, etc.  Things for Thanksgiving, Christmas, everyday.... whatever is uplifting and creative!
 
 
Last week I shared this easy to make (and baby friendly)
 

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Here are this week's Craftastic Picks:
 
Handmade Weekly did this breathtaking DIY custom pantry.  Wow.  I SO want one of these:
 
 DIY Custom Pantry
 
Studio 27 created these incredible DIY faux holiday chocolates.  Out of hot glue, no less.  They look so real!!
 
 How To Make Fake Candy
 
Eyelove Knots shared this free pattern for lightweight crochet bauble ornaments.  Gorgeous:
 
 

embroidered ikea tealight holder makeover
Abbotts At Home revealed how to make this DIY console table - complete with drawers:
 
 Easy to follow tutorial for a beautiful DIY Console Table Plan with Drawers for extra storage in an Entry, Dining Room, or Living Room! Step by Step Kreg Jig Pocket Hole build with printable plans available. Easy enough for beginner woodworkers.
 
Petals, Pies and Otherwise gave us this yummy apple cranberry pie recipe:
 

If you're one of this week's features, be sure to grab my Featured On button over on my Buttons Page to share the good news. 

 Want a Chance to 

Be Featured Next Week?  

Link back to the party somewhere on your blog.

I can't feature your post if you don't share the party.

  
Ready to link up your crafty creations?
 
Party rules are simple: 
  • As long as it's crafty, and made by you, it's Craftastic (no links to other people's work or to businesses/shops).  
  • Add the link to your specific post. Product reviews, plagiarized or sponsored posts for random items will be immediately deleted.  
  • Grab my party button & put it on your post, party page or blog somewhere.  If you want the chance to be featured, this is key.  The button code can be found HERE.
  • Check out some of the other fabulous links and share some crafty comment love.  We all love getting comments!!




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Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Easy Baby Friendly Silicone Statement Necklace

Sometimes something small can have a big impact.  That's definitely the case with statement necklaces.  They can turn a basic top into a whole fashion look, which is a big plus for those of us without the time, budget or ability to style ourselves up on the regular.  Some days I'm lucky I've run a brush through my hair... 

The challenge these days is that I can't wear most necklaces since my smallest will yank on it with a mini grip of iron AND put it in her mouth.  Or my 2 yr old will gross it up with food covered fingers or something else similar.  Both reasons have already limited my clothing wardrobe, so throw out the jewelry and things are pretty blah looking most of the time.  Enter the perfect solution, this DIY'd Silicone Statement Necklace.



This necklace looks fancy, but is so easy to do.  You don't need any real jewelry making expertise.  It's a basic design pattern, but the different sized beads in different colors makes it a lot more interesting.  Using silicone beads makes a necklace like this ideal for so many reasons: 


- Totally safe for kids to touch and put their mouth on 

- Great for those with allergies since it's food safe silicone

- Easy to keep clean since you can wash it

- No worries about weird chemicals or alloys like in cheap metals or painted beads

- Inexpensive to make 

 

I saw a photo of a similar necklace when I was doing a search for silicone beads, but there was no tutorial. The photo source was from a foreign handmade craft marketplace where the shop that made them (Jelly Beads) was no longer operating.  So I did what any good crafter does, I tried to figure out how to make one myself.  And it worked!  So now I'm sharing the fun so you can too.

 


 Materials:

- (4) 9mm Grey silicone beads

- (6) 15mm Fuchsia silicone beads

- (4) 15mm Apricot silicone beads

- (4) 12mm Navy silicone beads

- (2) 19mm Navy silicone beads

- (3) 19mm Turquoise silicone beads

- (1) Safety clasp

- 2 yd cuts of matching colored 1.5mm nylon cord

 

It should go without saying, but I'm gonna say it anyway, this is obviously a necklace for an adult or child over 5yrs.  It's safe for a baby to chew on while you're wearing it because the beads are food grade silicone, but obviously it's not meant as a toy or to leave with an unattended baby.  Safety first folks!

Now let's get started....

 
Separate the beads by color so it's easy to order them when stringing.  You can use whatever colors you want, but I'm referring to my specific ones throughout so it's easier to see the stringing pattern.
 
 
Knot the two cord strands together 10 inches from one end and string (1) 9mm grey bead on both cords.  Then string (1) 12mm navy on each cord, followed by (1) 15mm apricot on the top cord and (1) 15mm fuchsia on the bottom cord.
 
 
Turn the apricot bead sideways and thread the bottom cord through it from right to left so the cords are crossed inside the bead, then pulling the cords tight to bring the beads together.

    
Now string a 15mm fuchsia on the new top cord, a 19mm turquoise on the bottom one and add another 15mm apricot with cords crossing, pulling the cords to remove slack after each crossover step:
 
 
Next string a 15mm fuchsia on the new top cord, a 9mm grey on the bottom one, followed by a 19mm navy and add the last 19mm turquoise with cords crossing:
 
 
Halfway done!  String a 15mm fuchsia on the new top cord, the last 19mm navy on the bottom one followed by another 9mm grey then the last 15mm apricot with cords crossing:
 
  
To finish string a 12mm navy on the new top cord, the last 15mm fuchsia on the bottom one, then the remaining 12mm navy. Make sure the cord is evenly "snug" along the entire necklace.  Lastly, thread the last 9mm grey on both cords and knot.
 
 
I used a safety clasp as my closure, but technically any would do.  Hold the necklace up to decide how high you want it before knotting the ends since that determined the necklace length.  Then, for the safety clasp, you just thread the cord ends through the hole, double knot, cut off the remaining ends and side the clasps to cover the knots.  I also run a lighter under the cut ends to fuse them to the knot for a bit of extra security.
 

 
This was so quick & fun to make I want to do a bunch more in different color patterns.  All together, the materials only cost about $10 so it's pretty budget friendly.  I've also got some other designs in the works since I'm now addicted to making stuff with these beads.  And I'm now looking a bit more styled, which is a good feeling too! 
 








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