Placemat Pouch Version 8!

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You keep asking for MORE placemat projects, and what can I say!  They are really a really easy sew! The Pioneer Woman Placemats make all 8 versions (plus one 1 wallet) a fast and easy project that make beginner sewist, like me, look like we know what we’re doing!

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This version I refer to as, the clear project pouch.  It’s perfect for keeping all of your notions together for a specific project/pattern.  I used a kam snap kit to close this one.

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You can also use a zipper.  I thought this one would be perfect to hang off the back of the car seat for the grandkids to keep there road trip entertainment in.  You can pack quite a bit into one of these little ditties!

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If you’d like to give version 8 a try, I’ve got a step by step tutorial for you!  Want to see all 9 placemat projects?  Watch the playlist here.

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:

Wine Gift Bag with the Cricut

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Cheers!  Today, we are making fabric wine bags.  I just love making these personalized bags.

 

Often, I find I want to do a little more than just a single bottle of wine.  I think adding a fabric wine bag that the recipient can reuse is an excellent way to take an everyday gift and make it a little more special and add that touch of handmade love.

 

 

 

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Pair it with a couple of wine glasses and your simple gift is on a whole other level.  Fabric scraps are perfect for this project!  Wouldn’t it be fun to make it out of Halloween Fabric and add “witches brew” on the side?  How about a bottle for the bridal party to enjoy while they are getting ready… add the word BRIDE.  You could make it out of fun floral fabrics for a girls night at a friends house, or add a monogram for an everyday hostess gift.  Tons of possiblities.

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I used the Cricut EasyPress to add the word “Cheers”.  I just love the 6 x 7 EasyPress for this project.

 

It’s even fun without any personalization.

 

Don’t have a Cricut Maker yet?  (you need one).  Don’t worry… simply cut the pattern out with cardstock and use that as a template to cut the fabric by hand.  Easy peasy!… (but seriously.. you NEED the Maker!)

OK, are you ready to get stocked up on gift bags for the holidays?  You can start now by grabbing the pattern HERE.  It’s made from Basic Shapes in Cricut Design Space, so you can use it for free.  Here’s the step by step tutorial:

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!

DIY Christmas Ornaments with the Cricut (Explore & Maker Friendly Project)

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I can’t believe I’m already thinking about the Holidays! Where has this year gone?  I want to get things ready a little ahead of time so I can sit back, sip eggnog and enjoy the kiddos this holiday season, so I went ahead and created this year’s personalized ornaments!

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I am still working on those flannel scraps and decided to put them to use with an embroidery hoop!

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To step it up a notch, I decided to create some wonky stitching around the edges, but this step is totally optional.

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I think the stitching adds a little character and the handmade look, which I love.

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I used a little HeatNBond, applied with the Cricut EasyPress to apply the canvas letters.  You can see I reversed it on the letter D and used the flannel for the letter and the canvas for the background.

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It’s a really easy way to create personalized ornaments for co-workers, family and friends!

Simply add an elastic string to the hoop closure and a little hot glued bow and voila… you’re all done!  On to the next project.

Here’s a quick video! (Products used linked below the video)

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Let’s Make SNAP Bags!

DSC_0001-2Snap bags!  They are all over Pinterest and I had to give one a try.  Okay, maybe more than one.. did I mention these little cuties are rather addicting?

I mean I had to try one in faux leopard, right?  It had to be done!

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Hello, lovely faux leather from Hobby Lobby! After that I had to try some flannel!  I have tons of flannel scraps from all of those pj pants I made the grandkids!

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Can this get any cuter!?!?!  How about a little pouch to take your id and cash into the football game.  Too Cute!

 

 

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Or how about this cute little fella for the car to keep all of that extra change and doodads in place?

 

 

 

I made this cutie patootie for my soon to be Daughter In Law who trains service dogs.  She’s always carrying dog treats.  Now she can keep them nice and secure in her purse with no worries of them dumping out.

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Like I said… these things are addictive.  I even made one from a Pioneer Woman Placemat!  You can see it in the video below.

Ready to get started on your Snap Pouches?  They are super easy and you can pick up the pattern and the step by step instructions in the video.  Don’t worry if you don’t have a Maker, just follow along and write down the measurements, this is really easy to cut by hand!

How to Iron On HTV on Wood with the Cricut EasyPress 2

Hello!  Happy Saturday!  Speaking of Saturday… next weekend I am headed to a wedding reception for a married young couple.  I wanted to give them a little bit of handmade fun to help celebrate the occassion.  I came up with this wood themed set.

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I used the Cricut EasyPress 2 to add all of the personalization!  It looks like its engraved or wood burned, but it’s not!

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I thought about the fact that soon they would be celebrating their “First Christmas as Mr. and Mrs” and thought they needed a keepsake…. and besides, it matches!  WOOD PRESS-1-4

The EasyPress 2 makes it so easy to customize all of your handmade goodies (and we won’t tell if you personalize store bought items, too! ) 🙂

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These gifts are “made with love” and I can’t wait to share them with the Bride and Groom.

You know, I had to make a tutorial to go along with this!  I think this is a really fun and really inexpensive gift idea and with the holidays around the corner, you just might want to grab some wood slices and create your own!

Here’s the video tutorial!

How to make your own PJ Pants without a pattern – Easy Beginner Sewing Project

I have been making pj pants for the kids to match all of my EasyPress shirt creations.  It’s become quite comical, really.  They know when they go to Lolli’s they will have new pjs to wear and they have a lot of fun helping me pick out the fabric.

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Ace is always a Dinosaur kinda guy!  He must have 6-7 pairs of different dino sets.  Evie, on the other hand, is more of a Minnie Girl.

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I have made so many pairs of pjs, that I’ve got my own special method and a few cheater tricks that make it easier, for me, to whip up a pair in about 10 minutes form start to finish.

Don’t worry, you don’t need a pattern (we will make our own…psst.. I don’t even know how to read a real pattern).

Overwhelmingly, everytime I post a picture of one of my EasyPress shirt creations, paired with a matching set of pants – I get asked to create a tutorial for the pants…. so, without further ado… and keeping in mind that I am NOT A SEAMSTRESS.  This is a really easy, beginner sewist tutorial… and I came up with a technique that works for me.  There are probably a few dozen things technically wrong with my method, but you know my motto… “do what works for you”.  

If you’re interested in this really easy, cheater method… here’s a step by step video tutorial for you.  I can’t wait to see your creations on Facebook and Instagram… you’re going to tag me, right?

Here’s the video:

How to Create Cut Files from Drawings

Did you know you can use your very own handmade drawings to create cut files you can cut with your Cricut?

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I draw this “shop girl” on my Ipad and changed her into a cut file which I was then able to cut out in Cricut Iron On.  I used my EasyPress to make this adorable one of a kind tote bag!  Fun, huh!

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I did the same thing with this little cutie patootie!  She will look so cute on Evie’s PJ set.

You don’t need to know how to draw, really.  I found an image online and used that for inspiration to redraw and create this one.

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This little lady I did draw freehand, and let me just say… I can’t draw, but the app makes it possible to draw, erase, draw it again…. erase it again… and so on.  Believe me, I did plenty of both!

How fun would it be to have your kids create a drawing, import it into Cricut Design Space, and then iron the design onto a cute tote bag for grandma?  I would love to receive a gift like that.  Wouldn’t your kids think it awesome to sport a shirt with their very own creation?

So, are you ready for a tutorial?  I cannot wait to see what you make!

Etched Glass with the Cricut Maker

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I have always wanted to try etching glass, and today I did just that!  I don’t know why I waited so long!  It’s easy, fun and very inexpensive!

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I used the Cricut Maker to cut out Premium Permanent Vinyl to use as my stencil.  I don’t recommend using removeable vinyl and it doesn’t stick as well and the etching creme can easily seep underneath your design (ask me how I know).  You will also want to pick up a bottle of Armour Etch.  It will last you forever, because most of it goes right back in the bottle after you use it.

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With the holidays right around the corner, I’m always looking for gift ideas for stockings, hostess gifts and small gifts for friends.  You could easily make wine glasses, casserole dishes, candy dishes, vases, canisters… whatever fits your gift recipient’s needs.  I thought the shot glasses would also be a fun bachelor party gift, or newly engaged couple gift or even a shower gift.

I have included a step by step tutorial for you.  It’s really easy!  Try it!