Hello Heidi Swapp – Hawthorne

I finally received my Heidi Swapp Hawthorne Collection, and wow!  What a gorgeous collection.   Heidi always manages to keep her signature style, all the while making each collection unique and fresh.

 

How does she pack all this beauty into one collection?

Papers, stickers, ephemera, gold and silver flakes, stamps and oh did I mention a lot of the collection can also be used with the Minc and foiled?

I couldn’t wait to start putting some of this yumminess together.

A simple layered tag cluster makes quite the statement for an elegant package.

 

Even in black and white it makes quite the statement!

 

Have you tried Hawthorne by Heidi Swapp?  What are you making?

 

Leave me a comment and tell me your favorite part of this collection.

Planner / Journal Pen Holder with Cricut Maker

Today, I have a really fun and super easy project for you!

Pretty fun, right?!!  These are super easy to put together and great for beginner sewists, like me!

The best part is, you can customize them to fit any planner and/or color preference.

You can see on this one I wanted to add a little color to my Heidi Swapp Gold Polka Dot planner, so I added Coral and Teal.  Dreamy!

I just love it!

How about this combo?  Florals are kinda my go to theme!

 Which is your favorite?

I would love to see what combinations you make!  I made a video for you, you knew I would!  I think these would be really fun to personalize with the Cricut Easy Press!

If you’re a Cricut Maker User, you can grab the Design Spacefile here and cut it out with your Maker.  Don’t have a Cricut Maker, no worries.  You can cut this pattern by hand!  It’s super easy.

Thanks for stopping by!  Leave me a comment and let me know what colors you’re making!

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Card Wallet from a Placemat

We are making card wallets today and the best part about it is –   We are making them from a placemat!  These are oh so easy and the perfect project for the beginner sewists, like me!

I recently went to Creativation in Phoenix and needed something to carry my business cards to the show.  I bought a boring little magnetic metal pouch to take to the show, but I was thinking this morning that there must be a cuter alternative.

Which led me to my craftroom and my Pioneer Woman placemats.  I whipped up a couple of these in less than 30 minutes.  The only supplies you need are a placemat, ruler, magnetic closure, a piece of coordinating fabric and your sewing machine.

Ready to make one?  You guessed it!  I’ve got a video tutorial for you.  Please tag me on social media if you make one!

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Tissue Pouch with the Cricut Maker

I had a snow day today and you know what that means?!!  Play day in my craftroom!

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I decided to make these cutie patootie tissue holders with my Cricut Maker!  You know how tissues get.. ahem… GROSS… in your purse.  Well not anymore!  Keep them neat and tidy and oh so cute with tissue pouches in your favorite fabrics

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I mean don’t they just make you happy?  They make me think of spring flowers and pretty summer colors.

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I even added a little lobster clasp in case you want to hook one to the diaper bag or back pack.

Guess what?  I even have the pattern all ready for you.  Just copy and paste this link into Design Space and voila – all you need to do is cut and assemble.  Ready for the link?

https://design.cricut.com/#/landing/user-project/71256550

There you go.  Need a step by step tutorial?  I’ve got that for you, too!  Be sure and tag me on social media if you make these!  I’d love to see them!

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Reversible Headbands with the Cricut Maker and Heat n Bond Interfacing

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I am so excited about these fun reversible headbands I made for my sweet granddaughter, Evie.  Each one is fully reversible.  I created a SVG pattern and uploaded it to Cricut Design Space and cut the fabric with my Cricut Maker!  It makes it so easy!  Don’t have the Cricut Maker yet?  That’s ok, you can cut the pattern on paper and use that as a template to handcut your fabric.  Easy Peasy!

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Aren’t they adorable?!  Evie doesn’t seem to mind wearing them at all and they don’t leave any kind of mark on her pretty little head. 🙂 . I must admit, her mom steals them every once in awhile to add a little flair to her messy buns.

If you’d like the SVG, click on Evie’s photo and download it from my Drop Box.  I would love it if you make the headbands if you’d tag me on social media.  Pretty please?  I just love seeing what everyone is making!

Here is a step by step tutorial using your Cricut Maker, Cricut Design Space and then showing you how to assemble and sew.

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Toucan Felt Craft Kit

I just got back from Creativation in Phoenix!  Let me tell you, there were so many exciting products, but I was super giddy when we came upon the Fabric Editions booth!  They had the CUTEST products.   We gladly accepted their giveaway of a feltie kit.  It was this super cute Toucan. Toucan

They are so easy to assemble.  I created this one in about 10 minutes from start to finish.  It is recommended for ages 8+.  It would be a fun craft to do with your children or for a kids birthday party, or just to make a really cute year ’round ornament tree!  Want to see more from Fabric Editions?  Check out my video:

 

Personalized Luggage Tags with the Cricut Maker and Easy Press!

Did you know that Cricut Design Space has tons of ready-to-make projects?  They do!  They are called “Make it Now” projects and they couldn’t be easier.  Cricut has taken all of the planning and decision making work out of the equation with these ready now projects.  Of course, if you want to customize them, go right ahead!

I found these super cute, super awesome luggage tags in Cricut Design Space.  I didn’t change a thing.  I just clicked “make it”.  Yep, that’s all I had to do.  I picked my fabric and  the Cricut Maker cut each piece precisely for me.

 

Of course I had to grab my Cricut Easy Press and add a monogram to the back of the tags!  Cute, huh?!  Pink and green make me happy and monograms make me even happier.

 

I think this would make a great gift set!  Who can’t use an ID tag/Luggage Tag.  You could even add one to your child’s backpack, your computer/tablet case, or tie a long ribbon around it and use it for a badge holder.

 

You might just have to make a few sets, so you can keep one for youself.

 

Are you ready to make a set?  Here’s a step by step video tutorial:

Create your own Oven Mitt with the Cricut Maker

I’m back with yet another quick and easy project with the Cricut Maker.

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It’s a really great project to try with your Cricut Maker.

The Maker cuts your pattern precisely, which means all of the pieces come together perfectly.

I used cotton on this project, but flannel makes a really quite oven mitt for the winter months.

I just love how the accent trim.  The little pop of pink really makes a statement.

Oven Mit (4 of 4)Don’t quilt?  Don’t worry, I don’t either. I simply sewed random lines throughout the front and back panels.  You can make your own unique “quilting pattern” by following the lines of the fabric, sewing stripes, diagonals or any pattern you choose.

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I think pairing this with the Skillet Handle Pot Holder in matching fabrics would make a super cute and super fun gift!

So, are you ready to make your own DIY Oven Mitt?  Here’s my video tutorial and a free SVG pattern.  Enjoy!

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Pattern by Lorrie Nunemaker.

Skillet Handle Pot Holders / Hot Pads with the Cricut Maker

Do you have a cast iron skillet?  Are we alone in loving a well seasoned cast iron skillet and the beauty that lies within?  I’m pretty sure there are more of you out there.  If you have ever used a cast iron skillet, you know the handle gets super hot!  Enter the Skillet Handle Pot Holder. SKillet Pot Holder (1 of 3) I love this! It makes it super easy to grab that skillet from the oven.  Am I the only one who suddenly smells bacon?

Now, I have to remind you – do not put the skillet in the oven with the handle holder on it.  It will catch fire and burn.  Ask me how I know 😦

Would you be a bit surprised if I told you I made these with the Cricut Maker?  That’s right.  I created a pattern in Design Space (the software that is free to use with any Cricut Explore or Maker machine), then I added the fabric to the mat and ba da bing, ba da boom…. no more scorched hands.SKillet Pot Holder (1 of 1)

I created a step-by-step video tutorial for you.  Not only will you learn how to create a pattern from basic shapes, but you’ll learn how to cut and assemble and make your own Skillet Handle Pot Holders.  I don’t want anyone to burn their hands on a hot skillet ever again.  Here’s the video!  Oh, and if you make them, be sure and tag me on Facebook, Instagram or leave a comment below.  I get so excited when I see someone make something from one of the videos.

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I’m in Love with my Cricut Maker!

I am.  I am in love with a Machine.  Not, just any machine.  It’s the Cricut Makercricut makerI know what you’re thinking… it’s ok.  The Mr. Knows all about the Maker.  He actually thinks it’s a pretty amazing too!

I mean how can you not love this state of the art handsome boy?  Not only is this machine incredibly good looking, but it also features the revolutionary new adaptive cutting system.  cricut-maker-ultimate-cutting-machine-d-00010101000000_574327_alt2It features 10x more power than any of its Cricut Predecessors.

Do you see that pretty gold blade?  That, my friends, is a ROTARY blade!  It can do amazing things like cut raw fabric!  You heard me, right.  It can cut fabric without any kind of bonding or interfacing.  You just load your fabric on the fabric mat (included in the box) and go.  The Cricut will go about it’s merry way cutting and whizzing along the pattern lines.  In just a few moments, your pattern is cut perfectly.

A little disclaimer, I never sewed with fabric until I got the Maker in October of 2017.  So, ifI can do it, so can you!  Just look at what I’ve been able to do with the help of this crazy, inspirational machine.

I created this pattern in Design Space (the free software to use with the Cricut Explore and Maker machines).  I then added the fabric to the mat and let the Cricut Maker do it’s thing.  You can watch the full tutorial here.

Once I got the hang of zippers, I decided to expand my sewing capabilities a bit and created another project/pattern in Design Space.  I created this boxed pouch.  21764825_10155663928566870_3942223641138407957_nIt was a huge hit with my friends and family.  It’s the perfect size for travel and holds most of your personal essentials.  If you’d like to get the pattern and try one of these, you can watch the tutorial here.

So, those are just two of my very beginner sewing projects with the Cricut Maker.  I just can’t say enough about this amazing machine!  I’ve not even scratched the surface of what this machine can do.  It can cut Vinyl, Iron On, leather, faux leather, basswood, Paper, Cardstock, Chipboard, and so many more materials.  I cannot wait to share more fun projects with you.

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