Wednesday, February 1, 2023

A Moment of Feeling Craft Store Famous


I'll be the first to admit there hasn't been a whole lotta crafting going on chez Sew Can Do recently.  Business & family needs have made crafting a lower priority since my fabric shop and dueling toddlers burst onto the scene, but many moons ago I was crafting like crazy.  I used to do a good bit of professional pattern designing for brands and publications back in the day too, like this April Showers Quilt Pattern I created as a freelance designer for Pellon about a decade ago.  I did a number of projects for them and this one was for National Quilting Month (which is March):


I was at my local Hobby Lobby last weekend with my entire entourage of 5 kids & husband, finally getting supplies for some new crafts I'm aiming to tackle soon.  And when I went to grab a package of Wonder-Under I and discovered this very project front & center on it:


 It was a huge surprise to see my creation (and the photo of it I took in my foyer) right there in the notions department at a huge chain store!  This project has been a PDF download on their website for a long time and made the rounds on their social media when I first designed it, but having it on the front of an actual product package felt a little surreal.  


Seeing my little quilt has stood the test of time (being 10yrs+ after it was designed) was really amazing too. 


You can get the free pdf pattern HERE.  If I were making this again I'd probably try doing a pastel version or use some small prints with rain-themed designs like clouds, rain coats, boots, umbrellas...maybe even frogs to really bring out the "April Showers" theme!  If anyone wants to try it, I'd LOVE to see how it turns out:)  
  



Sunday, January 29, 2023

Craftastic Monday Link Party


Happy Monday Crafters!  We're about to start February this week so it's a great time to link up all those Valentine's Day creations and whatever else you've been busy crafting.

This week I'm sharing my FREE Igloo Pet House/Toy Bin Pattern.  Perfect for keeping little friends (real or stuffed) cozy in the winter.



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Here are the Craftastic Picks from the previous week:

Celebrate and Decorate crafted up this gorgeous floral Valentine's wreath:


Apple Street Cottage showed how to make these cute denim hearts: 


How cute is this Valentine's Kisses Booth from Creatively Beth?!?  She used dollar store supplies to make this adorable item.


Pillar Box Blue shared the pattern & how to create these pretty fabric flowers:


Mom Wife Busy Life created these lovely curled paper snowflakes:


Flour On My Face had this sweet ombre heart spritz cookie recipe:

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Sunday, January 22, 2023

Craftastic Monday Link Party


Hello Crafty Friends!  Time to share all those creative projects you've been making - crafts, sewing, knitting/crochet, DIY, educational, recipes & more.  If it's made by you, then it's welcome!  As you can see below, I had food on the brain when I was picking this week's features;)

I've been a bit snowed under with my shop, tax stuff and getting back into homeschooling after the holidays, so I've been taking a little break from crafting, but all the party links have been inspiring me!

This week I'm sharing one of my favorite wintertime craft projects EVER, my DIY Indoor Snowball Fight Set.  Fun to make & fun to use and guaranteed to never make you cold!!

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Here are the Craftastic Picks from the previous week:

Air Fryer Fanatics shared how to make these gorgeous red velvet crinkle cookies in the air fryer:


Hello Sewing showed how to make a handy quillow (quilt that turns into a pillow): 


Homemade On A Weeknight shared how to make this tasty sounding bagel pull apart bread.  Doesn't that look yummy:


Trick & Treat had this cute heart shaped sweet roll (kaya roll) recipe:

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Sunday, January 15, 2023

Craftastic Monday Link Party


Happy Monday Crafters!  It's a new week in this new year so it's a great time to share all your latest & greatest creative projects, DIYs, recipes & more.  It's the ideal time to share anything wintery or cozy!! 

This week I'm sharing my oldie, but goodie DIY Insulated Snow Pants Tutorial.  Easy to make in 1hr or less, just as good as high end store bought versions, but way cheaper!! 


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Here are the Craftastic Picks from the previous week:

Saved From Salvage shared a gorgeous makeover for this porch decor tin basket from Goodwill.  You won't believe what it looked like before!


Quilting Patch showed this beautiful sapphire design applique cushion she made: 


Creatively Beth shared how to make a handy mini crate craft organizer using dollar store items.  So clever:


Walking On Sunshine had this sweet Valentine's Day jam cookie recipe:

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Sunday, January 8, 2023

January Fun Craftastic Monday Link Party


I hope everyone is off to a good 2023.  May this year be full of more creativity and fun times and less of stress & challenges.  Come link up all your crafts, DIYs, recipes & more that bring comfort, relaxation and enjoyment.
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Here are the Craftastic Picks from the previous week:
Hunny I'm Home shared this sweet mason jar wreath:
Decor Craft Design shared this DIY warming spices jar idea:
Apple Street Cottage shared this handy how-to for saving
your poinsettia flowers.  I was just wondering about this too!
Drugstore Divas had this tasty sounding air fryer green beans recipe:

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Sunday, January 1, 2023

The First Craftastic Monday Link Party of 2023!


Happy New Year Crafty Friends!  It's officially 2023 and time for a whole new year of crafts together.  Come share what you've been creating or your Any and all projects are welcome if they're made by you!
Since the last link party, I shared the funny Holiday Heat Transfer Tale for this shirt:

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Here are the Craftastic Picks from the previous week:
Ann's Entitled Life shared this cute snowglobe cookie recipe:
Love My Little Cottage shared a great stovetop potpourri how-to:
Simple Everyday Mom shared this fun photo eskimo craft project:
Fat Dad Foodie had this tasty loaded red velvet cookie recipe:

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