Sunday, June 17, 2018

Craftastic Monday Link Party


Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there!  Especially to my husband, who's got a new little guy to celebrate him this year:)  Ready to share your projects & see some creative things others have made?  Come link up what you've been making below - recipes, sewing, knitting, jewelry, decor, DIY, it's all welcome!

Last week I shared my free download pattern & how to make a handy leakproof Bandana Baby Bib:



There are just a few days left on my giveaway for a $20 Gift Certificate to Heavenly Fabric Shop & Craft Supplies.  It's open to the US and Canada.  Enter HERE.


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And don't forget, after linking up below, head over to Facebook for the Sew Can Do Craftastic Mixer for some FREE advertising for YOUR blog or crafty shop:


Instead sharing links to specific project posts there, you can share your blog or handmade/craft-related business or its Facebook page.  A new one posts every Sunday night on the Sew Can Do Facebook page at 5pm EST (the same time this link up kicks off).  The more people that link up, the more people will see your stuff!

It's an easy way to share your site or FB page with other creative people and find some new sites you might love at the same time.  Head over to the Sew Can Do FB page to join in this week's Craftastic Mixer!
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Now let's see those Craftastic Picks!

Low Carb Delish gave us this tasty no sugar jalapeƱo & dill refrigerator pickles recipe:



Winding Road Crochet created a free crochet pattern for this fun summer day bag:


Abbotts At Home shared some free plans for this DIY rustic farmhouse bench:


Second Chances By Susan did an amazing transformation with this topsy turvy polka dot dress:


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!!



   

    An InLinkz Link-up
   

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

FREE Pattern Download - Bandana Baby Bib


It's been a while, but I'm thrilled to have a new easy tutorial and FREE downloadable pattern to share today!!  A quick & simple to make Bandana Bib:)

My little guy has reached the phase where he is super drooly most of the time.  Poor guy. Bibs are a necessary accessory to keep him from sporting a constant wet ring on his neck and clothes.  All my kids were like that as babies and most bibs didn't do the job because they soaked through right away.  Finding bibs that aren't hot and plastic-y, but still keep the moisture out is tough though.



I decided to make some that are comfy, have a bit of style to go with outfits AND most importantly, keep baby dry.

By using PUL fabric as the back side, it keeps the dribble from getting to the clothes or skin underneath, but it's not hot or stiff like the usual vinyl manufactured bibs have.  



Woven cotton or knit would also work well for the front, but I decided to use some scrap gauze leftover from making some baby pants.  It's breezy & soft for summer, but also soaks up moisture well and gets softer the more you wash it.  



Making this bib is fast & easy too, which is key for us moms with babies!  


Here's how to do it with my free pattern:



Materials:
- FQ or (10in high x 14in wide piece) of Gauze, Cotton or Knit 
- FQ or (10in high x 14in wide piece piece) PUL fabric
- Download my FREE Bandana Bib pattern HERE
- 2 sets of plastic snaps & setting tool
- Marking pen, lip balm, clips (or bobby pins) 
Optional: walking foot

Print the pattern at 100% scale (use the inch gauge box to confirm the print size is correct)

Fold both fabrics with selvage ends together and cut out a bib from each on the fold.  



Mark placement for snaps on right sides of fabrics.


With wrong sides facing, place clips around bib edges (using pins makes holes in the PUL and we don't want that!).



Run a bit of lip balm along the shiny PUL side to keep it from sticking to the presser foot when sewing - it's ok, the lubricant is good for the machine and easy to wipe off the fabric.  



Stitch together with a 1/4 inch seam allowance, leaving a 2 inch gap on one side.  Using a walking foot is ideal since it keeps the fabrics from slipping or catching on the feed dogs.  I use one for all my PUL projects.

Clip around curves.  To save time and avoid the chance for clipping into my stitching, I use pinking shears.



Turn right side out.  Pressing PUL to get the edges flat could melt it, so press them down with my hands and clip them, then topstitch all the way around.



Set snaps using a snap press or pliers.  I highly recommend using plastic snaps since they'll hold up great to constant tugging and washing.



Put the stylin' bib on the bub and admire how cute and fashionable baby is.  Now we've got a cute coordinated outfit and we're keeping it dry:)





Sunday, June 10, 2018

Craftastic Monday Link Party Time


Welcome to Craftastic Monday!  Ready to share your projects & see some treasures others have made?  Come link up what you've been making below.

Last week I kicked off a new crafty giveaway for a $20 Gift Certificate to my store, Heavenly Fabric Shop & Craft Supplies.  It's open to the US and Canada.  Enter HERE.


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After linking up below, head over to Facebook for the Sew Can Do Craftastic Mixer for some FREE advertising for your blog or crafty shop:


Instead sharing links to specific project posts there, you can share your blog or handmade/craft-related business or its Facebook page.  You'll find a new one posted every Sunday night on the Sew Can Do Facebook page at 5pm EST (the same time this link up kicks off).  Last week we had nearly triple the normal amount of views & links shared, so let's keep it growing!  The more people that link up, the more people will see your stuff!

It's an easy way to share your site or FB page with other creative people and find some new sites you might love at the same time.  Head over to the Sew Can Do FB page to join in this week's Craftastic Mixer!
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Now let's see those Craftastic Picks!

Celebrating Everyday Life gave us this sweet & easy DIY summer tote:



Crochetpreneur created a free pattern for this cute crochet Sun & Sand Bucket Hat and in four sizes:


The Mandatory Mooch created this fun mermaid cake:


Duct Tape and Denim did an amazing thrift store makeover on this wooden tray.  I can't believe how different it looks!


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!!




   

    An InLinkz Link-up
   

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Heavenly Fabric Shop Summertime Crafting Giveaway!


Summer is nearly here and I'm hard at work on some new tutorials and projects now that things are settling down with the homeschool year & the new baby.  While I'm busy working, I'm still eager to celebrate the upcoming season with new craft goodies for my crafty friends...so here's giveaway for a little shopping spree of fabrics and supplies from my Heavenly Fabric Shop!

My shop offers spiritual and inspirational fabrics, sweet notions & unique crafting supplies.  


Today's giveaway is for a 
$20 Gift Certificate to Heavenly Fabric Shop!


Since my shop ships to both the US AND Canada, the giveaway is open to both countries too!


Here are a few things you could pick if you win....

Happy fabric prints for fun summer sewing:


Colorful inspirational fabric panels and matching fabrics like these to make easy quilting projects:


One of my favorite new products: Glass Bubble Ball Beads.  These beautiful glass beads are filled with sparkling crystals and come in loads of colors.  They make gorgeous (and easy) DIY jewelry, wine charms and add extra bling to all sorts of projects.  


There are also mini Bubble Ball Beads like these in the Unicorn Rainbow color way.  My 8 yr old daughter just LOVES them -  they're a huge hit for summer projects to do with the kids.


It's also time for fairy gardens!  We've got lots of adorable button sets to adorn those enchanted gardens or themed projects:


And with the season of weddings, baptisms & first communion here, there are lots of fabrics, ribbons and notions to fit with the occasions:


The shop also carries fun items for crafting, scrapbooking & Bible journaling like these dimensional epoxy stickers and washi tape.



So many crafting possibilities.  What would you choose???


GIVEAWAY TIME!

A chance to win a $20 gift certificate to Heavenly Fabric Shop.

So much crafty shopping for one lucky winner!

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Sunday, June 3, 2018

June's First Craftastic Monday Link Party


Happy Monday Crafties!  We're jumping into June already.  Are you ready for summer? Last week went by so fast with the Monday holiday I couldn't even get a post together.  The idea of long summer days and homeschool (mostly) ending for the season is music to my ears!  I'm finally gaining a little nap time with baby here & there to start planning new projects too.  Yay!! In the meantime, I'm living vicariously through all your crafty creations. Come link up what you've been making - all handmade projects are welcome!
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After linking up below, head over to Facebook for the Sew Can Do Craftastic Mixer for some FREE advertising for your blog or crafty shop:


Instead sharing links to specific project posts there, you can share your blog or handmade/craft-related business or its Facebook page.  You'll find a new one posted every Sunday night on the Sew Can Do Facebook page at 5pm EST (the same time this link up kicks off).  Last week we had nearly triple the normal amount of views & links shared, so let's keep it growing!  The more people that link up, the more people will see your stuff!

It's an easy way to share your site or FB page with other creative people and find some new sites you might love at the same time.  Head over to the Sew Can Do FB page to join in this week's Craftastic Mixer!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Now let's see those Craftastic Picks!


Pillar Box Blue transformed some old sweaters into this amazing felt succulent garden.  I'm so wowed by the creativity here!


Craft Klatch created a video how-to for making this awesome resin coaster using drinking straws:


The Scrap Shoppe offered a free svg file and tutorial to make this cute DIY farm fresh tote bag:


Not Afraid of Color transformed some fabric scraps into these lovely fabric flowers:


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!!



   

    An InLinkz Link-up
   

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