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how to use up fabric scraps

One of the questions I am asked most often about my quilted ornament patterns is: "I have tons of scraps and fat quarters left over from my bigger quilting projects. Are these pieces big enough to make quilted ornament projects from?" The answer is, absolutely. In fact, quilted ornaments are a perfect way to use [...]

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Elements

I'm so excited. I've been getting requests for a tutorial to make this ornament for a couple of years now. I finally took the time to write it. Plus, this is the first new fabric tutorial I've written in nearly a year! This ornament is one of my favorites. It's so elegant, and it looks [...]

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Christmas time is here.

It seemed to creep up quick this year, didn't it? (I guess it always does!) If you're in need of any quick and easy gift ideas, or if you just want to make yourself some more decorations for the tree (like me!), I've got 3 clear glass ornament ideas that'll take you all of 10 [...]

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If you've been reading this blog awhile, you might remember me telling you about Astrid, who is a real estate agent, and her awesome Christmas gift idea for her clients. Every year she sends me her cross stitching and has me make ornaments out of them for her. Here are this year's ornaments. Great idea, [...]

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This weekend, I was cleaning out my fabric stash. (Alright, really I was just looking at it all. Cleaning out? What does that even mean??) I came across some cute snowman-y fabric that I must have bought a few years ago. And, I had even bought it in 2 colors. I felt inspired to make [...]

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I've got a quilted ornament idea for you: make your own custom baby's first Christmas quilted ornament, by embroidering a name, year, or whatever else you'd like it to say, onto a piece of fabric, and then centering it in the middle of the ornament. (If you don't know how to make a quilted ornament, [...]

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This is an ornament I came up with a couple of years ago, and I've had a whole bunch of people ask me to write a DIY for it. It's SO super simple to make (and easier than it looks!), so this would be an awesome one to make for gifts and let everyone think [...]

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I found all of these super cute ornament ideas on Pinterest. Wouldn't these be fun to do with your kiddos? {Click each picture to go to its creator and their how-to.} Gumdrop ornament (by My Blessed Life) Bird Seed Ornament (by Saltwater-Kids) Bottle Cap Snowman Ornament (by Views from the 'Ville) Felt and Button Christmas [...]

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glitter christmas ornament craft

I bought this book about a year ago: ...and after all this time, I finally got around to trying out one of the ornament ideas in it. Actually, it was the ornament on the cover that I was dying to try, because the picture was just too pretty to resist. Isn't it gorgeous? (Here's the [...]

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8 DIY wine cork ornament ideas

wine cork rudolph ornament

I keep all my wine corks. Do you do that? Here is some of my collection: Ridiculous, huh? I swear it’s taken me years to collect this many… at least three (quarters of one). What better way to use up some of them than to make ornaments! So I consulted Pinterest, and here are my [...]

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