Flannel Snowflake Baby Receiving Blanket – Snow Cute!

Flannel Snowflake Baby Receiving Blanket – Snow Cute!

As an artist and fabric designer, one of my favorite things is to see how people use the fabrics I design – it’s always a thrill!

I love what Kreative Kymona did with the snowflake prints from my Gnome for Christmas flannel collection!

See how easy it is to make a flannel Baby Receiving Blanket – it’s SNOW CUTE!!

(Sorry – I couldn’t resist the pun!)

Here are a few of her photos but then hop over to her blog where she shares all the details and even how to use free motion quilting rulers to add hearts – perfect for baby!

If you make something with the Gnomes for Christmas and post it on social media – tag me – I love to see what people create!

May your creative juices flow and these little gnomes bring you joy!

Tara Reed

Click here to see more projects with the Gnome for Christmas fabric >

How to Create Pillow Covers with a Snap Closure

How to Create Pillow Covers with a Snap Closure

Want to upgrade your home decor without breaking the bank?

Pillow covers are a great way to go!  If you create covers for existing pillows you can make them for seasons, holidays or just because without needing an entire closet to store them. 

Kymona shows you how to create pillow covers with SNAPS (never thought of that – it’s brilliant!) over on her blog, using my Bee’s Life fabric. I just love how they turned out and will definitely be giving it a try.

If you make any and share them on social media, be sure to tag both Kymona and I – we’d love to see them!

Interested in more ideas, patterns and projects using my Bee’s Life Fabric? CLICK HERE >

Until next time!  Tara

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Interested in more ideas, patterns and projects using my Bee’s Life Fabric? CLICK HERE >

Until next time!  Tara

13 Homemade Holiday Gift Ideas

13 Homemade Holiday Gift Ideas

Looking for things to make and sew for holiday gift giving? Here’s a roundup of 13 homemade holiday gift ideas to get you started!

Make your own Hot Pads (with Pockets!)

Pattern and instructions from Ameronnie designs > 

Make a Fun and Easy Cotton Tote

Detailed instructions from Kreative Kymona >

Make a Reversible Hobo Bag​

Free hobo bag tutorial on my blog >

FREE TUTORIAL: Reversible Crossbody Hobo Bag

Quilt-as-You-Go Christmas Stockings

Instructions from Riley Blake Designs >

Santa’s Belt Table Runner

Tutorial on my blog >

Cord Keepers

These are quick, easy and a great way to use scraps and keep all the technology cords in order! CLICK HERE >

wine bag sewing tutorial
FREE TUTORIAL: Button Up Neck Wrap

Make Button Up Neck Warmers

Click here for directions >

DIY Dog Leash using Fabric Scraps - Free Tutorial

Make Dog Leashes from Scraps!

Click here for directions >

DIY Dog Leash using Fabric Scraps - Free Tutorial
How to make a Pillowcase - Quick & Easy Burrito Method

Love to embroider?

Bev at Flamingo Toes has a great Joy to the World Christmas Embroidery Hoop pattern here >

Whip up these cute fabric bowl catch-alls in no time!

Click here for instructions >

I hope these 13 Homemade Holiday Gift Ideas help inspire some sewing for the holidays or everyday!

If you make any of these and share them – be sure to tag me on social media – I’d love to see!

Tara Reed

 

Adorable Basket Apron from Homestead Life Fabric

Adorable Basket Apron from Homestead Life Fabric

I love everything about creating fabric – including seeing what others choose to make with it when it’s out in the world!

Today I wanted to share a peek at the adorable and functional Basket Apron Kreative Kymona created with the wheat patterns.

You can find the step-by-step instructions (with photos – my favorite kind of instructions) on her blog.  I love that this apron not only gathers to create two pockets for eggs, herbs (or maybe Legos??) but you can also use it as a more traditional apron to protect your clothes.

Below is a photo of the finished apron buttoned up to create the pockets to hold your treasures.

Here is a photo of the finished apron unbuttoned to act as a more traditional apron to keep your clothes clean. Genius, right?

Ready to make your own?

Click the button below to see Kymona’s blog post with all the directions.  

Have a happy & creative day!

– Tara Reed

P.S. Want to see more FREE patterns and projects using the Homestead Life Placemat Panel and fabrics? CLICK HERE >