Sunday, April 21, 2019

Easter Craftastic Monday Link Party


Happy Easter Monday!  I hope everyone celebrating Easter and Passover have had a very blessed holiday.  It's the perfect time to link up all those holiday creations and springtime projects & check out some seasonal features too.  

Last week I shared the FREE PDF Pattern & Tutorial for my Plush Bunny Easter Basket:


It's perfect for holding all sorts of goodies and has all the hoppy bunny body features too!

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Now for this week's Craftastic Picks!

Upcycle Design Lab blew me away with this eggshell art.  I LOVE how it turned out: 


Anna Simple Crochet shared how she used a star punch to make a sweet little bunny card for Easter:


Designed To The Nines did a beautiful DIY dupe of a Pottery Barn floral arrangement - completed with faux water:



Fresh Vintage By Lisa S made this lantern out of picture frames - how clever is that?


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AND share each of them on Twitter too for even MORE exposure for YOUR blog!

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  • As long as it's crafty, and made by you, it's Craftastic (no links to shops, link parties or other people's work).  Add the link to your specific post. Product reviews, plagiarized or sponsored posts for random items will be immediately deleted.  
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  • Check out some of the other fabulous links and share some crafty comment love.  We all love getting comments!!



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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

FREE Pattern: Plush Bunny Easter Basket


Easter is coming up fast, but I've got one more project tutorial that can be made in time.  This one is cuddly, practical and fun all at the same time...my Plush Bunny Basket!


This basket is the perfect place to put all those Easter goodies.  


It's nice and deep so it can hold a lot.


He's got a fun bunny face and standup ears: 


And hoppy little feet.


There's even a fluffy bunny tail at the back!


The basket holds its shape well thanks to a sturdy foam interior, yet is still nice and soft.


The minky fabric outer and lining makes it cuddly for the little ones. With an active just turned one year old in the house, there are toys and baby things EVERYWHERE, so the more places I can toss them into the better!


Materials:
- 1/2 yd minky/cuddle fabric outer
- 1/2 yd pinky/cuddle fabric lining 
- 1 yd foam
- Hand sewing needle
- My FREE PDF Ears & Paws Pattern
Optional: safety eyes, white & pink felt, large pom pom 

Printing the Pattern:  Click HERE to download my PDF ear pattern & paw and print at 100% (actual size) no scaling.  Cut out pattern pieces (since the paws are a layered piece, cut the outer fabric pieces first, then trim down to cut the foam pieces).

Using my ear & paw pattern pieces, cut out fabrics and foam according to the directions.  
With right sides facing, stitch together the ear pairs and paw pairs with a 1/4 in seam allowance.  

Trim and turn right side out.  Insert the foam pieces inside.  


From the foam cut a 10 1/2 in diameter circle and a 9 in high by 34 in wide rectangle.

From both fabrics cut a 10 1/2 in diameter circle and 9 1/2 in high by 34 in wide rectangle.


Take the outer fabric rectangle and determine the center.  Pin the ears 3/4 of an inch from the center on either side and the paws 1 inch from the center as shown and baste to the main fabric.


If adding a face, now would be the time to set the safety eyes and stitch a triangle felt nose and whiskers on.  I decided to add mine after I'd made the basket so I had to hand stitch it all on.


Starting with the foam rectangle, bring the short sides together and stitch with a 1/2 inch seam allowance.  


Trim down the allowance and pin the circle to one of the circular ends.  Stitch together.


Turn right side out and set aside.  


Repeat this process with cuddle fabrics, except with the lining, when stitching the rectangle into a tube, leave a 4 inch gap and use a 3/8in seam allowance for everything (this will help the foam fit inside better).


With right sides facing and lining up the back seams, pin together the top raw edges of the lining and outer fabrics and stitch together with a 1/2in seam allowance.


Pull right side out through the opening in the lining.  


Fold up the foam basket form and insert into the lining gap.  Smoother the outer fabric around the foam and then the lining onto its inside.  Hand stitch the gap closed.  Hand stitch the pom pom tail onto the back.


Now this hoppy friend is ready for filling!





Sunday, April 14, 2019

Easter Week Craftastic Monday Link Party


It's Easter week and we're hopping up to the holiday!  Come link up all those Easter creations and springtime projects & check out some fabulous features.  

Last week I shared my FREE PDF Pattern & Tutorial for this
Sweet Little Bunny Hat:



It even has hoppy stand-up ears!


and My Candy-free and Faith-Themed Easter Basket Ideas:

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Now for this week's Craftastic Picks!

Kippi At Home did this adorable DIY bunny pillow:



Fluster Buster shared this easy DIY wooden "chocolate bunny" plant stake:



Penny's Vintage Home did an incredible transformation - she turned a broken sleigh bed into this charming outdoor beverage bar:


Sum of Their Stories made this sweet twig heart mini pallet art:


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.  
  
I also feature these projects on Sew Can Do's Craftastic Picks Pinterest board 
AND share each of them on Twitter too for even MORE exposure for YOUR blog!

Follow me there to see more great projects (and see if yours is one of them)!   

On Twitter: 
On Pinterest: Sew Can Do

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 shops, link parties or other people's work).  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!!



You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Candy Free & Faith Themed Easter Basket Ideas


Easter is a special holiday, but it can be tough to put together Easter baskets or egg hunt items that are candy free or meaningful to the holiday these days.   

Before I had my own shop I was hard pressed to find an item or two for Easter that actually had a cross or Jesus anywhere on it.  Finding something that wasn't super flimsy and throwaway was even more challenging.

So what are some options when you want more than just sugary treats and cheap plastic bunnies?  I'm sharing some items from my own Heavenly Fabric Shop & Craft Supplies and some DIY ideas to create your own authentic Easter. 


Put some cross beads and elastic cord into those plastic eggs to make some fun bracelet or necklace craft kits:



Books are perfect for all ages, especially those with prayers & Bibles stories.  


Make a DIY Silly Putty egg by mixing 2tbl glue mixed with 2 tbl starch and a few drops of food coloring. Knead well to get it nice & thick and putting into a plastic egg.


Faith themed stickers like these puffy crosses are easy to tuck inside eggs or add them as decorations on eggs, candles or other items:


Make things egg-stra cute on the outside with some saints & animals egg wrappers.  Just slip them on to real or decorative eggs and shrink with boiling water or a hair dryer to give them some heavenly decoration. 


Fun bandages are another great egg or basket filler.  These have healing themed scripture verses:



Adorable rubber religious charms are ideal Easter goodies for the kids.  They're fun to add to zipper pulls, keychains, necklaces and lanyards so they get loved all year round.  

Jesus, angels, Old Testament Bible characters like Noah & David, plus loads of Mary devotionals and favorite saints mean there's something for everyone.  And they're perfectly sized for all sorts of eggs!


Create stress ball style eggs to busy the bigger kids:


Take a balloon and fill with 1/2 cup of sand or cornstarch using a funnel.  Carefully squeeze out any air and knot closed.


For the babies, there are silicone cross teethers, which are perfect gifts for baby's first Easter, in vibrant and pastel colors:



Dolls & figurines are kid pleasers that last long after the holiday.  Like these Jesus on the Cross and Christ & Child mini statues and sweet little saint dolls. The dolls are even baby-safe!  Both also make great Easter table decorations.  


All are great ways to make Easter memorable and remember the true reason we celebrate!




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