Seams like I’ve got my Valentines all buttoned up | Don’t be spoolish. Be mine.

What would Valentine’s Day be without a stack of eye-roll inducing, pun-laden notes?

Only worth the candy that came with the cards, that’s what.

textile don't be spoolish valentine blackened primitive spool mirror 2I love a good pun. Let’s be honest. I love the bad ones, too. So, I’ll be clear and just state that aside from the general lovey-mush, Valentine’s day  is my perfect combination of crafty and silly. This year I’ve been inspired to step away from the doilies and glue stick, though.

Biased against sewing puns this Valentines’?

Prepare to get needled.

Before you roll your eyes at this thread, check out my inspiration. Studio Carta has put together a clever idea here with some simple ingredients: wooden spools, paper and twine. I’m taking a bit of the romance out of this notion and putting my own punny twist on it. Darn, you knew this was coming, right? Seriously. Well, not seriously, just seriously silly. A hem.

spool valentine by Studio Carta

 

You can find a stash of spools at the shop of course and head on over here for a cringe-worthy sewing pun thread. And if you make some? TELL ME ABOUT IT. I’ll be back with an update and my finished Valentines, promise. Come back and read about it.

You’ll be sew glad you did.

Knot kidding.

don't be spoolish, be my Valentine

 

Boo! | Featuring: indigotwin holiday primitive folk art sculpture

Boo!

Giggle~

indigotwin holiday primitive folk art sculptures

Scared?

No? Me neither.

More like struck silly with the adorableness of these three spooks by Cortney of indigotwin holiday. Her personality-filled whimsical folk art is handmade in her studio from paper or polymer clay, no molds, folks! Every little detail is one of a kind.

And all of this charm hasn’t gone unnoticed.

indigotwin Halloween feature in Holidays & Celebrations 2013

indigotwin holiday‘s Halloween primitives have been featured in Holidays & Celebrations 2013 September issue. Inside you can find an ‘ingredient list’ and instructions to make your own adorable little creeps and lots of other holiday swag. For the body of these little Halloween ghoulies, Cortney has used vintage spools from the shop.  Swing on over to indigotwin holiday‘s Etsy shop to get you and your space gussied up for the season.

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For the DIY details, you can get your own copy of this crafty mag here.  And the shop has been re-stocked with spools galore, guys. Check it out.

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The County Ear Flap Hat Sewing Pattern | Upcycle some vintage threads for classic winter style

Just in:

The County Ear Flap Hat pdf sewing pattern at worthygoods.

The County earflap hat pdf advantages

A new digital download sewing pattern is in the handmade shop! In plenty of time for chilly temps to set in, too. You can use it as an excuse to hit up the local sew shop or keep it green. Most everything about The County ear flap hat is up-cyclable, folks. The hat fabric can be made out of a thrifted wool skirt, shirt, coat; most any garment with wooly tartan-appeal. The cozy lining can be an old fleece jacket that isn’t getting any wear, or you could go organic and put some cuddly organic cotton fleece in there. Top it with an eye-catching button and you’ve got yourself a go-to bitter-weather hat.

Ear Flap The County Hat sideways PDF pattern page 3Find out more at the worthygoods blog.

And when you make one.

Let me know!

 

 

Sewing Project: Hooded beach robe by Milk & Honey | Organic cotton terry and handmade bias trim

A hooded towel for bath time, beachy days and chilly mornings.

Lovingly sewn by Eleanor of Milk & Honey.

hooded organic terry robe by Milk & Honey | Sewing pattern & bias tape link

Pretty cuddly, no?

I’m with you, Eleanor. I want one for me.

You, too? Well, we’re in luck. Eleanor of Milk & Honey has generously shared this cozy sewing project with us, including links to both pattern and bias tape tutorial.  As a Merci, I’ve offered her readers a coupon code to use at worthygoods textile. Head on over and read about her Sewing Pattern Favorite: Beach Robe.

Milk & Honey online

Then, armed with your fresh coupon, snap up some of that organic cotton terry she used at the shop and get yourself a deal.

Sewing Small | Scrap fabric bundle & stash buster inspiration | Quick project, big fun

Some days are for sewing small.

A little project with double the satisfaction.

A bout of inspiration hits and you find yourself making up something new. Not only are you left with a great little handmade something-or-other but you’ve also just taken that scrap fabric stash down a notch. Win-win. When you get the itch to make, but you don’t want to invest a whole lot of time, I’ve gotcha covered.

quick little stash buster projects

Here are some projects I’ve been collecting along the way.

Projects to use up that scrap stash that keeps eyeing you every time you bring new yardage into your sewing room. Or get some inspiration with these scrappy bundles at the shop.

But today?

My favorite is this one.

It doesn’t even involve sewing. Just some scissors, an iron, heat-n-bond ultra and a bare wall, or ceiling.

diy fabric wall decals

 

Quick project, big fun!

Am I right?