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Jewelry Organizer Tutorial

(Sorry about the bad pics. Bad lighting in the bathroom)


What you’ll need:

*A frame

*Spray paint

*Foam core board




Thrift store frame


Spray painted black

Cut a piece of foam core board to fit inside the back of the frame.

Cut a piece of fabric a little larger than foam core board.

Wrap fabric around foam core. I secured it with duct tape.

Miter the corners

I wanted to be able to clip things on, so I added some ribbon.

I duct taped 3 pieces of ribbon to the back and wrapped it around the front to the other side.

I used T-pins stuck into the foam core in which to hang earrings

Hang on the wall!


October 26, 2010 at 7:36 pm Leave a comment

Easy Felt Valentine’s Pillow Tutorial

What you’ll need…

3- 5×5″ squares of pink felt

3 -4×4″ squares of red felt

2- 12×17″ rectangles of off white felt

3- 5×1/2″ rectangles of dark green felt

3-2 1/4×1 1/2″ rectangles of Dark green felt

3- 2×3/4″ rectangles of light green felt

Paper for making templates

1. Make heart shaped templates from  5×5″ and 4×4″ squares of paper. Make leaf shaped templates from 2 1/4×1 1/2″ and 2 x 3/4″ rectangles of paper.

2. Trace around the larger hearts onto the pink felt. Trace around the smaller hearts onto the red felt.

3. Trace around larger leaf onto dark green felt and the smaller leaf onto the light green felt.

4. Cut  out pieces making sure to cut off all trace marks.

5. Layout pieces on cream colored felt, so that the hearts and stems are evenly space. Keep 1/4″ seam allowance in mind around the edges. Pin stems in place.

6. First stitch down the center of the stem with green thread. (This can be done using a sewing machine or hand stitching.)

7. Next stitch on the leaves towards the base of the stem. Match up the points of the leaves closest to the stem. Stitch down the center of the light green leaf. Repeat for each leaf.

8.  Center the red heart on top of the pink heart. Pin in place, so it is centered on the stem.

9. Stitch down the center of the red heart using pink thread.

10. Repeat for the next two hearts.

11. With right sides of cream felt  facing together, sew around all four sides leaving a small opening in the bottom for stuffing.

12. Clip corners and turn right side out.

13. Stuff pillow and hand stitch the opening closed.

When the pillow is stuffed, it gives the hearts and leaves a 3 dimensional look!

January 29, 2010 at 1:40 pm 6 comments

Polly’s Pocket Purse-Tutorial





Here’s what you’ll need to get started…

2- 7″ zippers

1- 6×8″ piece

2- 5 1/4×8″ pieces

2- 1 1/2×8″ pieces

3- 12 1/4×8″ pieces 2 out of fabric and one out of interfacing.

2- 3×25″ pieces

1-2×3″ piece



1. Fold the 6 x 8 piece in half and press.


2. Lay it on one of the 5 1/4 x 8 pieces, so the bottoms match up.


3.Pin 1 3/4 inches from each side and 1 1/2 inches in from those pins. Sew a line all the way down to create the pockets.


4. Pin the zipper face down to the top of the piece.


5. Stitch with zipper foot.


6. Pin 1 1/2 x 8″ piece to other side of zipper and sew.


7. Press open.


8. Repeat steps 4-7 on other 5 1/4 x 8 piece. You should have these two pieces now.


9. Sew the sides of these two pieces, opposite of the zipper, together. Press seam open.

10. Lay the back of the pieces you have sewn together to the front of one of the 12 1/4 x 8″ pieces. This 12 1/4″ x8″ piece will be the lining for the zippered pockets.


11. Sew along the seam.


12. I did a reverse applique on the 12 1/4 x8 piece to be used for the front. This is where you’ll google your favorite reverse applique tutorial!


13. Voila.


14. Fold the 25 x 3″ pieces for the handles in half. Press.


15. Fold edges to center and press.


16. Sew along open end. Repeat with other handle piece.


17. Take your 2 x3″ piece fold in half with right sides together and sew along two of the open ends. Turn right side out.


18. Make a buttonhole to fit your button.


19. Sew button in the center towards the top of the outside piece. Line this piece up with the interfacing.


20. Pin handles and buttonhole pieces like the picture.


21. Match up the piece with the zippered pockets and the outside piece with right sides together. Pin.


22. Sew around the edges, but leave a 2 to 3 inch opening to turn right side out. Clip corners before you turn and handsew opening closed.


Here you have it!



August 25, 2009 at 9:19 pm 3 comments

Chenille Carrot Tutorial


Here’s what you need:

-8 1/2 x11 sheet of paper or cardstock


-wood skewer

-orange chenille fabric (any orange fabric will work. I thought the nubbyness of this was adorable. It was an old blanket and I dyed a section of it)

-needle and thread


-green felt

-glue gun


Make your pattern by drawing a triangle on your sheet of paper. Mark a point halfway across the bottom of the paper and draw a line from the top corners meeting at that point.


Fold triangle in half and round off the corner on the open end with scissors.


Pin pattern to fabric and cut out.


Your piece will look like this.


Fold in half and stitch down the open end.


Turn inside out and use blunt end of the wooden skewer to push the point out.


Stuff carrot really full using skewer to push stuffing into the point.


Baste stitch around the opening. Make sure to leave two long tails.


Pull tails tight and tie in a knot.


Now your carrot is closed.


Cut a 2 to 2 1/2 inch in diameter circle out of green felt.


Fold in half and cut a little slit in the center.


Notch out the sides of the circle to represent leaves.


Out of the green felt cut a 1 1/2 x 3 1/2 rectangle. Cut strips every 1/4 inch, but leave a 1/4″ border at the bottom.


Roll it up and put some hot glue at the end to secure it.


This is what you should end up with.


Stick the “sprout” through the slit in the green circle.


Put an ample amount of hot glue on the underside.


Stick it to the top of the carrot making sure to cover up the opening.


Before you know it, you’ll have a full basket.

March 30, 2009 at 6:07 pm 6 comments