• National DIY Day

    Founded by the girls from Craft Box Girls, National DIY Day is a movement to celebrate creativity in all its forms. National DIY Day launched on April 2, 2016, designating that day as the official holiday for all things DIY! The day was started with the intent to bring people from all over the world together in order to celebrate a common love: crafts! Last year, celebrations sprung up from Atlanta to New York to the UK, all the way to Australia! In the days leading up to National DIY Day there are events, inspirational projects, videos, live broadcasts, and more! You surely won’t want to miss out. This year…

  • Using Sulky Iron-On Transfer Pens

    One of my favorite time saving tools when doing a project is Sulky Iron-On Transfer Pens. They are permanent-ink fabric pens and are perfect for transferring a shape that needs to be cut out of fabric. I recently used one when I was making this little sock monkey snack mat from Eazy Peazy Quilts. I needed the pens to transfer the pattern of the monkey ears to my fabric. First I picked an ink color that I knew would show up on the back of my fabric but not show through. I chose green. Next I traced over the ear on the original pattern. Once I trace the pattern, I…

  • Bag Tags – Free Pattern!

    I made these for my daughters to put on their backpacks for school before the school year started last year. My youngest daughter loved hers and even put it on her new backpack for this school year. My older daughter didn’t use hers so I stole it from her and put it on my lunch bag that I bring to work. It’s a great, easy FREE pattern from Studio Kat Designs.  Get the pattern here. I used Sulky Transfer Pens to put the pattern on the fabric. I love the Iron-On Transfer Pens, especially for things like this. You simply trace over the pattern lines with the pen then place the traced…