• May the Fourth (be with you)

    May the Fourth (be with you)…Happy Star Wars Day!  Let’s be honest, MOST of us are die-hard Star Wars fans, whether we like it or not. When even an utter of a new Star Wars movie is spoken we jump on the nearest computer (aka our smartphones) to find out if the news is true. We then mark our calendars for the big event – even if it won’t be released for another year. To share their enthusiasm for this “galaxy far, far away” crafters everywhere have shared their Star Wars projects – and creative, they are!  So today, on Star Wars Day, we wanted to share a few of…

  • Big Stitch Quilting with Sulky 12 Wt. Cotton Thread

    I have to be honest, I had always looked at beautifully hand-quilted quilts and thought, “Well, that’s just crazy.” Although I loved the look feel and texture that hand quilting added to a project, I never saw myself doing such intricate work. The funny thing is, I love hand embroidery. Ah, the slow pace, the relaxation of having a project to work on at all times (I always have a hand embroidery project in my purse); and the satisfaction of finishing something that only required a simple needle and thread. I don’t know why it took my so long to realize that hand quilting is just one big hand embroidery…

  • Hand Embroidery Made Super Easy

    I have found one common denominator with most crafty people; we like to keep our hands busy at all times! I love to work on hand embroidery projects while I watch TV or riding in the car. It makes me feel more productive and keeps me from snacking. Not to toot my own horn, but I am a pretty good hand embroiderer. My stitches are fairly even; I always tie off before moving to another section and a can do a great stem stitch (I will teach you my secret, it is a quick tip that you will love). Although I liked hand embroidery, I didn’t love it for 2…