Camping, anyone?

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Happy Saturday!  I wanted to share another idea using my latest pouch tutorial (Version 4).  I created this camping bag.  I thought it would be really fun to stuff with things like a flashlight, bug spray, sunscreen, wet wipes, etc..  I have a lot of friends who enjoy camping and this will make a perfect gift.   They can hang it right in their campsite so everyone has all of the necessities right at their fingertips!  Cute, right?!!

If you missed my tutorial, you can find it here.

Happy Camping!

Embroidery Hoop with HeatnBond EZ Print Sheets

Hey there!  I am back with another project featuring HeatnBond EZ Print Sheets by Thermoweb!

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This project came together so easily with just a little bit of fabric (I used fabrics by Windham Fabrics), an embroidery hoop, felt and some HeatnBond EZ Print Sheets.

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I cannot wait to see this hanging in Evie’s room!  I love that you can personalize with colors to fit any room!

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I am not an embroider-er (is that right?), but adding a few simple stitches added a little detail to the project.

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You can check out the full blog post/tutorial over on Thermoweb’s blog.  (If it’s not live already, it will be during the day today.)

Baby Bib with your Cricut!

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What is it about everything baby that is just…instantly cute!  I had a big response to the baby bib gift set I posted earlier, so I decided to create a tutorial.

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This project is PERFECT for a beginner sewist.  The bib can easily be made with 2 fat quarters (for a reversible look), or just one if you don’t mind both sides matching.  I prefer to use a flannel or terry cloth fabric for the back just to give it that soft feel and add some extra absorbency.  I used a Cricut Quilting Kit for the fabric.  I just love how all of their Riley Blake patterned fabrics go so well together.

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If you haven’t upgraded to the Cricut Maker yet yet, don’t worry.  You can make this with the Cricut Explore (or even a Silhouette).  Simply follow along and cut the pattern pieces in cardstock, then use the cardstock as a pattern piece to cut your fabric by hand.  Easy Peasy!  Of course, I love using the Cricut Maker to cut all of my fabric pieces.

I’ve provided you with the free SVG file to use for your pattern.  You can download it here.  Be sure and turn off the word layers when you cut the file.

The bib is already sized for you, simply upload it into Cricut Design Space (or Silhouette Studio) and you’re ready to go.

Here’s a picture of another gift set I made using this pattern.

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All of the products used in the tutorial are linked below:

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Baby Burp Cloths

Hey there everyone!  It’s me…again… twice in one day!

I have the day off and I didn’t get to post last week, so I am bringing you a bonus project today.

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I needed a super easy, super quick baby gift this past weekend.  I made a set of 3 burb cloths in about 20 minutes.  I can’t even get to the store to buy something that quickly.

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I think they turned out so cute and what new mom doesn’t need some practical gifts to go along with all of those darling baby outfits.

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A little ribbon and you’ve got yourself a really cute baby gift.  You probably already have scraps of fabric or fat quarters just waiting to be made into cute baby gifts!

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Here’s another set.  I made these with fat quarters from Walmart.  Don’t they look cute together?!!

A little tip:  When sewing with terry cloth, use a longer stitch length (I used a 3.0 to sew it together and a 3.5 to topstitch).

I made you a quick tutorial, but these are so easy, you probably don’t even need it.  ).

Decorative Ruffle Towel with Cricut and Heat n Bond

Welcome!  I’m so glad you’re here and I’m super excited about today’s project!

Today, we are mixing up some of my favorite things!  First off we are using this GORGEOUS fabric by Riley Blake!  It’s part of a quilt kit available from Cricut.

 Aren’t they dreamy!  I LOVE THEM!

Next up we are using my oh, so favorite Cricut Maker, and finally Thermoweb Heat N Bond.

This is a really easy project.   All you need is a towel, fabric, HeatnBond Lite, your Cricut Maker and a sewing machine.  Don’t worry, I’ve got step-by-step instructions for you in the video tutorial below.

Are you ready to make one?  Simply change the fabrics and applique and I think these will be perfect decorations and gifts all year around!

Here’s the tutorial for you!

 

NEW Cricut Iron On Designs at Joanns!

Have you heard?  There are new Cricut Iron On Designs at Joanns!

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These are fun new premade designs.  No need to get out your Criut or your Silhouette.  All you need is the Design and the Cricut Easy Press (or you can use your home iron), a t-shirt and boom!  You’ve got a handmade gift!

They have tons of designs.  I took a photo at my local Joanns yesterday.

So easy!  I used one on a tote bag, a mouse pad and a tshirt.  You can even add them to a canvas.  Great to have on hand for those last minute gifts.

The designs shown above are exclusive to Joanns, but Cricut has even more designs available on their website! (Psst… you can use code LORRIE and save 10% and get FREE Shipping).

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Want to see how easy it is to use these ready made iron on designs?  I’ve got a video for you!

PJs with the Cricut Maker & Heat N Bond

CAT PJ!!!

It’s Sunday Funday!  I’m having all the feels for this oh so cute set of PJ’s I made for my cat loving granddaughter, Evie.

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It is so easy to whip these up for any theme.  The Cricut Maker cut the fabric which I had fused with Heat N Bond Lite.  I just fused it onto a t-shirt with my Cricut Easy Press and  then stitched around the edges .

Cat PJs-3I used the same fabric to make some matching pj pants and ba-da-bing ba-da-boom… the Cat’s Meow PJs are finished!  The fabric (in case you have a kitty loving granddaughter in your family) is from Joann Fabrics.

Want to make some?  I’ve got another tutorial for you!

Door Mat with Cricut Explore or Cricut Maker

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Well hello there!  Happy Friday.  I am so excited the weekend is almost here.  I thought I would share a fun project with you that can created start to finish in an afternoon.  It’s really pretty easy.

I think this door mat makes the perfect house warming, wedding, shower, birthday, Mother’s Day, holiday gift.  Who wouldn’t love a warm welcome into their home, like this.  Do you have a blended family?  Try something with first names like, “welcome to Doug and Lorrie’s”.

Here is a step by step tutorial for you.

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Buttons & Bows Loaded Envelopes with the Cricut Explore/Cricut Maker (Free SVG included)

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Buttons & Bows.  Is there a better combination?  I am not sure, but I do know that I love me some buttons and bows!

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Sometimes when I don’t know what to make, but I really want to play with all of the pretty ephemera and papers that I have – I will make a loaded envelope.  It’s filled with so much yummy real estate.

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Places to tuck a button here, and button there, throw in a little bow and before you know it…
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You have a little pocked filled with heaven.  How cute is this to sit on a shelf, or send to a friend?

 

There is lots of room to send a note, a little gift or just fill it with pretties.

 

Most of the ephemera and the envelope itself was cut with my Cricut Explore.  You can watch a print then cut tutorial here (to make the ephemera) and pick up the SVG and find out how to make the Loaded Envelope itself here.

 

 

 

 

But wait, what about the other side?

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And just like that, you have another look to Buttons and Bows.

Want to see a close up and see what’s inside?  I thought maybe you would.  Here’s a video

Thanks for stopping by!

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: