Friday, September 20, 2019

Share Your Shop: The Crafty Business Weekends Link Party


It's time for the Crafty Business Weekends Link Party!

I've decided to turn this into a weekend long party so there's plenty of time for people to link up & visit. 

Any small business that is handmade or sells craft-related supplies (fabric, ribbon, beads, jewelry findings, notions, patterns, digital designs, etc.) is welcome to come link up.  The party will be open from 12am EST Fri-12am EST Mon every week.

Share your shop's main page, a new product, a giveaway, or a special offer.  

ALL are welcome.  

Individual online shops, those on Etsy, Facebook, ArtFire or any other selling platform can share.  The photo link party is here on the blog every Friday as well as a post on the 
Sew Can Do Facebook page where you can link up in the comments there as well.  If it grows enough, I'll also expand it to Instagram.


Another great reason to link up is some FREE advertising!  Starting this Monday, I select one shop each week to feature as the Crafty Business of the Week at my well viewed Craftastic Monday Link Party.  Your logo & a link to your shop will be shared there to give your business some extra exposure.     

   
I'm hoping by opening it up to be a 3 day event it'll help things expand and add more visibility for everyone.  


Don't have a business? Share it with someone who does!  And use this handy party as a way to find out about the many hidden gem small shops out there. 



And please spread the word that Crafty Business Weekends is the place to be if you own a crafty business or love to buy crafty things!




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

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Full of Fall Features Craftastic Monday Link Party!


Hey Craft Lovers!  Welcome to another fantastic Craftastic Link Party.  Last week I asked you all to link up some great fall projects and wow did you!  It was hard to pick the features there were SO many amazing things.


 Last week I share my first fall project this year, my easy Fall Patchwork Ribbon Sign:



And for those crafty sellers & business owners, the big news is the Crafty Business Friday Link Party has become:



If you want your shop or business to get a chance to be featured, come link up to the next Crafty Business Weekends!  It's open Fri-Sun every week so you have the whole weekend to join in!
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Now for the Craftastic Picks features...

Pillar Box Blue showed how to upcycle glass bottles into these fun Halloween lights:

Halloween Bottle Lights

Delightful E Made gave us this velvety pumpkin crumb cake recipe:

Meet your new favorite coffee cake! This incredibly moist, velvety pumpkin crumb cake has all your favorite fall flavors topped with an amazing cinnamon crumble. It's the breakfast treat to serve on Thanksgiving morning, or simply enjoy with your pumpkin spice latte!

  Modern on Monticello made this stunning DIY fall wreath with goodies from the dollar store:





Frau Tschi-Tschi offered us this adorable free crochet pumpkin pattern:




Handmade Weekly showed her incredible laundry room renovation.  SO beautiful!!

One Room Challenge Laundry Room Reveal


Sweet Softies shared her FREE pattern for this cuddly crochet Mommy & Me fluffy hooded bear cowl:



Sew Yummy made this pretty big and little patchwork quilt top:


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.  
  
~~ Due to Pinterest inappropriately censoring pins and banning accounts, 
Sew Can Do no longer uses or supports Pinterest ~~  

Featured projects are also shared on both Facebook
& Twitter for your creations to have MORE exposure!

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

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

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Crafty Business Weekends Link Party Is Open!


It's time for the Crafty Business Weekends Link Party!

I've decided to turn this into a weekend long party so there's plenty of time for people to link up & visit. 

Any small business that is handmade or sells craft-related supplies (fabric, ribbon, beads, jewelry findings, notions, patterns, digital designs, etc.) is welcome to come link up.  The party will be open from 12am EST Fri-12am EST Mon every week.

Share your shop's main page, a new product, a giveaway, or a special offer.  

ALL are welcome.  

Individual online shops, those on Etsy, Facebook, ArtFire or any other selling platform can share.  The photo link party is here on the blog every Friday as well as a post on the 
Sew Can Do Facebook page where you can link up in the comments there as well.  If it grows enough, I'll also expand it to Instagram.


Another great reason to link up is some FREE advertising!  Starting this Monday, I select one shop each week to feature as the Crafty Business of the Week at my well viewed Craftastic Monday Link Party.  Your logo & a link to your shop will be shared there to give your business some extra exposure.     

   
I'm hoping by opening it up to be a 3 day event it'll help things expand and add more visibility for everyone.  


Don't have a business? Share it with someone who does!  And use this handy party as a way to find out about the many hidden gem small shops out there. 



And please spread the word that Crafty Business Weekends is the place to be if you own a crafty business or love to buy crafty things!



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

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Fall Patchwork Ribbon Sign Tutorial


This year I am so excited for fall!  Normally I don't even think about putting out seasonal decorations until the "official" September 23rd date, but this go round I'm already whipping out the pumpkins & autumnal colors. I started with this new Fall Patchwork Ribbon Sign project and just LOVE the fall feel it brings to the house.

Not only is it easy to make, but it can be done in whatever size you want (and is the perfect use for ribbon scraps!).


I wanted to have lots of texture, print & color so I used an assortment of grosgrain, satin linen and burlap ribbons in lots of fun fall shades and designs:


It's really helped make our foyer look fall festive:


Materials:
- Wood Frame with some depth
- Craft foam (or foam floor mat)
- Assorted ribbons (mine are mainly from JoAnn Stores & Sugar Pink Boutique)
- Wood plaque
- Acrylic craft paint
- Card stock 
- Craft glue
- Tape/Fabric Fusion Permanent Tape
- Dressmaker's pins (basic silver flathead pins)
Optional: cutting machine like a Cricut

I started with a craft wood sign frame I picked up at JoAnn Stores that had an opening that was 6 1/2 inches high by 13 1/2 inches wide and had a depth of 1/2 inch.  I cut up an old 1/2 inch thick foam floor mat to fit inside as the base, trimming it to be slightly smaller to allow for the extra thickness of the ribbons.  Thinner foam can be stacked for different depths.  I used ribbons that were mainly 1 1/2 inch and 7/8 inch wide so they wouldn't have to overlap.  


Start by arranging the ribbons in the preferred order vertically and cut to a length that will wrap all the way around and over lap ends on the back.  Since my foam width was 13 1/2, I used seven 1 1/2 in wide ribbons and three 7/8 in lengths to completely cover the front. 


Tape the ends together at the back:


For the textured ribbon that tape won't hold well (you don't want the ribbon popping open during the next step!), I used fabric fusion tape that is doubled sided and has permanent hold power.  


This is how the front will look:


Time to make it patchwork!  Cut several lengths of other ribbons in a length that will wrap horizontally and overlap on the back.  Snake the first ribbon alternating over and under the vertical ribbons. 


Repeat with remaining ribbon cuts.  I did just four of various sizes, so it won't be a precise checkerboard, but more of a plaid kind of design.  Attach ends on the back like the first row was done.


Insert the ribbon block into the frame.  It fits nice and snug so there's no need to glue it to keep it in place.


For the center pumpkin design I painted an unfinished wood pumpkin plaque with some acrylic craft paint I had in my stash.


It dried nice & fast for the perfect background.


I used a free font called Good Feeling Script to create this script-style Fall png file:


It's easy to transform into a cut file.  I used my Cricut Explore and cut it out on some deep purple card stock (also from my stash):


Brush on some decoupage or glue on the back:


Press into place on the wood sign.


I was going to glue the pumpkin sign onto the front, but was concerned about the weight pulling on the ribbons. I figured out an even easier way to attach it: I used a few dress maker's pins around the bottom and top to "catch" the edges.  They were easy to press right into the foam and hold it in place perfectly.


The great thing about this project is you can customize it to match whatever colors or designs you have in the house and everything can be pulled apart if you want to reuse things for other projects down the road.  


I used mine as a tabletop decoration for our entryway, but it's pretty hung on the wall too.  Now we're ready to greet fall as it arrives!





Sunday, September 8, 2019

Craftastic Monday Link Party Time!


Hello Crafters!  Welcome to a new Craftastic Link Party.  I don't know about you, but I'm really excited about the season change and all the recipes, decorations and creative ideas that come with it.  It's the perfect time to link up all your fall projects (and everything else too), so go for it!


 Last week I share our thrifty DIY Flower Garden Birthday Party:



And for those crafty sellers & business owners, a new Crafty Business Friday Link Party opens this Fri-Sun just for you:



One business from each week will be featured here at Craftastic Monday for bonus exposure too.  

If you want your shop or business to get a chance to be featured, come link up to the next Crafty Business Friday!  It's open Fri-Sun every week so you have the whole weekend to join in!
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Now for the Craftastic Picks features...

Abbotts At Home made these great DIY side tables and shared her plans (and how to make the awesome wood color blocked tops too!):



DIY Side Table Plans – Build one for less than $20!
Two Chicks and A Mom offered us this yummy chocolate chip pumpkin cake recipe:




Paper Seedlings showed how to create this pretty ghostly trees card: 


Krazy Kabbage shared her pattern for this beautiful stained glass slouch beanie hat:



White House Crafts made these fun accordion paper fall leaves:



eSheep Designs showed how to create this cool fabric origami six pocket pouch:

6 Pocket Fabric Origami Pouch by eSheep Designs

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.  
  
~~ Due to Pinterest inappropriately censoring pins and banning accounts, 
Sew Can Do no longer uses or supports Pinterest ~~  

Featured projects are also shared on both Facebook
& Twitter for your creations to have MORE exposure!

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

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

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