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.
I 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.
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.
The County Ear Flap Hat pdf sewing pattern at worthygoods.
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.
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.
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.