Boho Stitch Sampler Pillow with Cricut Maker

Practice simple embroidery stitches while creating a boho stitch sampler in an abstract, modernist style. Use a Cricut Maker with a free cut file to mark and cut this faux hoop art pillow. It makes a great decoration or quick gift, too. This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation (at no added cost … Read more

21 Handmade Ornament Ideas to Make Great Gifts | Handmade Holiday Gift Ideas Week 9

This is the ninth in a series of 12 weeks of roundups for the handmade holidays! I’m sharing 21 free patterns and tutorials for ornaments, including crochet, knitting, embroidery, and other crafts projects! This roundup includes ornaments with classic, modern, and kawaii looks! Each project would make a great gift, a handmade touch to a … Read more

32 Handmade Patterns and Tutorials To Make Great Gifts for the Home | Handmade Holiday Gift Ideas Week 6

This is the sixth in a series of 12 weeks of roundups for the handmade holidays! I’m sharing 32 free patterns and tutorials for projects for the home, including ten crochet patterns, eight fabric and embroidery projects, seven knitting patterns, and seven projects made with other crafts including dyeing, melt-and-pour soapmaking, painting, and more! This … Read more

Tunisian Crochet Pattern: Fiducia Clutch with Embroidery Tutorials by Fiat Fiber Arts

I’m so excited to introduce a new guest contributor today. Emily Reiter is the designer and tech editor behind Fiat Fiber Arts. In this post, she’ll be sharing her Fiducia Clutch, a Tunisian crochet pattern embellished with embroidery. If you’re an embroidery newbie, not to worry! Emily has included video tutorials for 11 different basic … Read more

Vintage Needlecrafts Pick of the Week: Reader’s Digest Complete Guide to Needlework (1984)

This post contains affiliate links. This week’s pick: Complete Guide to Needlework (Reader’s Digest) by Reader’s Digest. Source:  MC’s mother’s collection.* Publication date: Eighth printing (1984) of 1979 edition. Status: Out of print but available at reasonable prices online. Condition: Very Good. Crafts: Applique, Crochet, Embroidery, Knitting, Lacework, Macrame, Needlepoint, Patchwork, Quilting, and Rug-making. You know a book is a classic when … Read more