Let’s make a rope rug!

You guys!  I am so excited and happy about this project!  It was so fun to make and I love the quirkiness of it and the unexpected surprise when you turn it over.  This is made from clothesline rope and some fabric scraps and a little help from my sewing machine and that’s it!

Rope Rug-4I love how amazing this looks from the front, but what I love even more is the backside!  It’s even better than the front, in my opinion.

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Look at all of those wonderful fabric scraps and the whimsical look just makes me smile from ear to ear.  Pretty powerful for a rug, don’t you think?  🙂

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I made this one originally as a rug, but look how cute it looks as a tablerunner.  You could create coasters, mug rugs, chargers, trivets and any other countless possibilities.

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I know you will want to give this a try and guess what?  I’ve got a step by step tutorial for you.  You can’t believe how easy it is!  But, first things first….

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I can’t take credit for this wonderfully, unique idea.  Natalie from SewHungyHippie graciously allowed me to share her idea with you.  You should run and check out her site!  She’s got a ton of amazing products like clear vinyl, glitter vinyl, halographic vinyl, faux leathers, patterns, tutorials and so much more!  I found her while searching for vinyl for my clear vinyl series on my Youtube Channel.

So…are you ready for the tutorial?  Here you go!

How to Make A Luggage Tag

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May is full of travel plans for me.  I’ve been working on this vinyl project series, so let’s make vinyl/faux leather luggage tags!  How cute are these?!!?

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I have found so many fun materials to use, like this Cricut Faux Leather, or this

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yummy pink glitter faux leather.  I mean does it really even get any better than pink glitter?

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This one was made with my friend, Teri, in my mind.  Leopard is her family tartan.  She swears it’s true! 😉 . I found this print in the ribbon section at Hobby Lobby.

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This one is probaby my favorite! It’s so stinking cute!  It’s more shiny and bright than the others.

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Did I mention you can totally use Cricut Iron On with the Cricut EasyPress to personalize?  Maggie is going to love this one!

Want to know the best news?  I’ve got a downloadable PDF pattern for you.  If you have a Cricut, I’ve even got the cut file for you.

PDF PATTERN (CLICK HERE)                               CRICUT DESIGN SPACE FILE (CLICK HERE)

iI you create one or two or five, please be sure and tag me on social media!  I would LOVE to see them!

This is probably one of the fastest, easiest tutorials I have made.  You can watch it all in the step by step video tutorial here:

 

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Clear Vinyl Project Bag

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Well hello there!  If you’ve been following along with my Clear Vinyl Bag Series, you’re about to see the newest in the lineup!  The Clear Vinyl Project Bag!

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These are the perfect size for on the go projects.  I love that you can easily see what is inside.  I think they are pretty cute, too!

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Check out this one!  I used the purple vinyl for Evie’s Minnie Mouse Bag.  I can see her Teddy Bear peaking out!

I have got all of the details and step by step instructions over on my youtube channel.  You can find out more here:
 

Fruit Zipper Pouches with the Cricut

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Alright guys!  I’m back with another clear vinyl pouch!  This is a really fun project and really easy!  There are so many possibilities using this technique, your Cricut and a little bit of vinyl.  You can create a shaped pouch for virtually any shape!

The kids are sure to love them!   Watch the step by step tutorial over on my youtube channel!

How to make a Jumbo Tote Bag

Jumbo Tote Bag-1Hello and thanks for stopping by!  Today, I am excited to bring you this super handy “How to Make a Jumbo Tote Bag “tutorial.

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My daughter asked me to make something for the grandkids that they could take their “stuff” to day care in.  It needed to be large enough to hold their nap blanket and pillow, an extra set of cloths and all of the other essentials, but it also needed to be soft a flexible enough they could fold it up and store it in their cube at daycare.

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I came up with this pattern.  I used outdoor fabric for durability and fusible fleece to give them a bit of structure, but still soft and foldable.

I am in love with how they turned out.

By simply adjusting the size of the fabrics, you can make a tote for almost any occasion using this design.  It’s the perfect beginner sewing friendly project.

Ready to make one?  Here’s your step by step tutorial:

Rosette Christmas Tree with the Cricut (Maker or Explore)

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Oh, Christmas Tree!  Why do you have to be so stinkin’ cute?  Ha!  I just love making these table top Christmas Trees from cardstock with the Cricut!  You can make this with the Cricut Explore or Cricut MakerAll you need is the Cricut Design Space File which you can get here.

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If you don’t have a Cricut yet… (you seriously need one), but you can create this by hand cutting the following rectangles and scoring each every 1/2″ down the length of each rectangle, then follow the tutorial.

You’ll need 2 strips each:

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11.5 x 3″

11.5 x 2.75″

11.5 x 2.5″

11.5 x 2.25″

11.5 x 2″

11.5 x 1.75″

11.5 x 1.5″

11.5 x 1.25″

11.5 x 1″

11.5 x .75″

11.5 x .5″

 

OK, let’s do this!  Here’s a step by step tutorial:

Decorative Towel Hanger with the Cricut

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Thanks for stopping by.  Today I am showing you how to create a decorative towel hanger with your Cricut Maker!  Don’t have a Cricut Maker – don’t worry, I’ve got instructions for you, too.

I remember growing up that my mother and grandmother often had towels hanging from the front of the stove.  They were attached with some of grandmother’s handy dandy killer crochet skills.  Towel Hanger-8 Apparently, a skill that I did not inherit!  🙂 .

I wanted to create a towel hanger to keep a certain someone (sorry, Doug) from grabbing my pretty decorative towels and wiping up spilled milk on the counter.  Just sayin… PAPER TOWELS!   I digress.

I decided to create a pattern in Cricut Design Space (you can grab it here) and create my very own modern version of Grandmother’s Crochet’d towel holder.

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I think this is the perfect gift for most every home.  It would be great fun to make one for each season/holiday and gift them as a set.

I used the Cricut EasyPress to create this Rae Dunn Inspired Flannel towel holder.  The Easypress  also helped me create holiday towels for Christmas like this oneTowel Hanger-4

and this one.  Excuse Wrigley… he thinks hes a prop.

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I just love the fact that you can get two towel holders from 1 towel.

Towel Hanger-11I added a little pom pom trim to this one!  A girl has to have pom poms in her life, right?

I bet you can guess that I have a step by step tutorial for you and you can help yourself to the pattern above.

Do you need a PDF version?  I’ve got you taken care of too!  You can get the PDF version here.

Here’s the video tutorial:

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Pin Cushion/Thread Catcher – Free SVG!

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Who needs a thread catcher?  Apparently, I need several because I can’t stop making them!  These little guys are fun to make and they look much harder than they actually are.

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They just make me happy!  I love combining print fabrics and this project is perfect for it!  I used THIS Cricut Fabric on this cutie (psst… it’s on sale now!  Use my code LORRIE and get another 10% and Free Shipping)!  It’s so pretty!

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I think these are going to be Holiday Gifts for the crafters in my family.  I can make one to match each of their home decor crafty spaces.  They are so handy to throw in those little paper scraps, threads and little bits and they look so much better than a trash can!  They would be perfect to take to a crop.

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I’ve got an SVG so that you can cut this out with your Cricut Maker.  You can download it HERE.  If you don’t have an Cricut, yet, you NEED one, but I’ve got all of the instructions in the video so you can cut this by hand.

Here’s a step by step video tutorial so you can get started making these today!

Are you the Thelma to my Louise?

Hello!  I cannot believe it’s almost Fall and I’m already beginning to think about Halloween, Hoodies, Crisp evenings and all that goes with the changing of the seasons!  This summer has been so busy with family visits, friends, trips and just plan ole day to day stuff, that I haven’t been able to keep my projects updated on the blog.  The next few posts will be some really quick and easy projects featuring none other than the Cricut!thelma

This fun project was made using the Cricut Premium Vinyl!  It’s so amazing!  It’s been redesigned to not only weed easier, lay flatter, but it also is “Permanent”.  This makes it perfect for customizing these fun flasks that I purchased at Walgreens (yes, I said Walgreens).

Here’s a super quick video tutorial:

Thanks for stopping by!

Rae Dunn Inspired Jewelry Dishes

Hello!  Thanks for stopping by!  Today, I have another quick and easy gift idea for you.  How about a set of Rae Dunn Inspired Jewelry Dishes?

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Pretty cute, don’t you think?  They are amazingly easy and very inexpensive.  I made this set for under $8.

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I tried a set in black as well for a more authentic “Rae Dunn” look.  I think they would make fantastic bridesmaid gifts, bridal shower gifts, stocking stuffers, birthday gifts or even a just because gift.

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You could add a name, a monogram, a favorite sports team logo, a short poem, or any other  image you can cut out in vinyl.  Every girl (and guy) needs a place to put their bling, small personal items and whatnots.  I especially like the one with the wedding date… no more forgetting the anniversary, right?!  How about adding a pair of earings and using the bowl as the gift bag.. just add a little ribbon and WOWZA, you just stepped it up a notch.

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In the video I show you a really easy way to add this gold trim around the bowl as well as a few polka dots.  Polka dots make everything better!

My friend, Teri, and I recorded this live in our Urban Makers Facebook Group, you’ll here her in the video.  I uploaded it to youtube afterward, so it’s no longer live, but you still get to join in the fun!