Free Stuff Friday!!

Happy Free Stuff Friday! We hope you had a fabulous summer week and we’re hoping to make it even more fabulous with the chance to win a Doodlebug Collection Bar-B Cute Essentials Kit!

Doodlebug Collection Bar-B Cute Essentials Kit contains 6 – 12 x 12 inch double sided cardstock sheets, icon stickers, alphabet stickers, buttons, grosgrain ribbon, and a Doodle-Pop sticker. Designs include: watermelon, gingham, grills, ants, lemonade, captions, and more. Captions read: fun in the sun, memories, fun, life’s a picnic, and more.

Every Friday we’ll post a giveaway on Think Crafts and all you have to do is comment on the blog post answering the question of the week. We’ll pick the winners and contact them via email. Deadline is midnight tonight and the winner will be announced Monday. One entry per person please.

Question of the week: What is the first thing you do when you wake up?

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Upcycled Apron

By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilly 23

Spending more time in the kitchen lately? Homemade meals taste delicious but cooking stains can be a pain to wash out of clothing. Dive into your fabric stash to make yourself an apron. Or follow my lead and upcycle an old tablecloth. If you are a beginner sewer this is an excellent project to practice your skills. This pattern will also teach you how to do a French seam.

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Flower Embroidery Pattern

Guest Blogger, Amanda from the blog Crewel Ghoul

Spring is here, so what better way to celebrate than to make a daisy embroidery! I’ll show you an easy way to embroider daisies in this beginner hand embroidery tutorial.

Supplies needed:

Transfer the pattern: Use a lightbox or sunny window to trace the pattern onto the fabric using the stencil provided. It is easiest to do this when the fabric is secured tightly in the embroidery hoop.

Flower petals: Make satin stitches running across the length of the petals with white. Repeat on all petals of the flowers.

Satin Stitch: Straight stitches stitched side by side one another to fill in an area.

Center of flowers: Fill in with french knots with yellow. 

French knot: Come up through the back of the fabric. With your non-working hand, hold the thread between your thumb and forefinger. Using your needle, wrap the thread around the thread you are holding. Go back down through the fabric through or near the initial stitch you made, keeping the thread wrapped securely around the needle while you pull the thread down through the fabric.

  1. Leaves: Make a detached chain stitch for each of the leaves. Fill in the center of the detached chain stitch with a single straight stitch.

Detached Chain Stitch: Come up through the back of the fabric. Go back down through the hole you came up through with your needle (do not pull the needle all the way through, just halfway) and then with the tip of your needle poke through slightly above the initial hole. Catch the loop of thread around the tip of the needle and pull the rest of the way through. Secure the loop by making a tiny stitch over the loop.

 

Free Stuff Friday!!

Happy Almost 4th of July!! We are so excited to celebrate with this super fun prize! One lucky winner will receive this Sharpie Set. I mean who doesn’t love Sharpies?

Sharpie’s permanent ink marks on paper, plastic, metal, and most other surfaces. Vivid, brilliant colors create eye-popping, impressions. Resilient ink dries quickly and resists both fading and water. Versatile fine tips are perfect for countless uses in the classroom, office, home, and beyond. Fine point. 12 pc.

Every Friday we’ll post a giveaway on Think Crafts and all you have to do is comment on the blog post answering the question of the week. We’ll pick the winners and contact them via email. Deadline is midnight tonight and the winner will be announced Monday. One entry per person please.

Question of the week: What is your ideal summer day?

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Free Stuff Friday!!

Happy Friday and happy last day of June! We hope you have a wonderful weekend planned, and let’s get things going with a fabulous prize! This week’s winner will receive this Royal Watercolor Art Set!

This Royal Watercolor Art Set contains 10 watercolor paint tubes, graphite pencil, 2 brushes, sharpener, eraser, palette, and an artist guide booklet. Metal case with handle features sturdy metal hinges, two flip latch clasps, feet to rest the case on, and clear acrylic panes on both sides to keep supplies in sight

Every Friday we’ll post a giveaway on Think Crafts and all you have to do is comment on the blog post answering the question of the week. We’ll pick the winners and contact them via email. Deadline is midnight tonight and the winner will be announced Monday. One entry per person please.

Question of the week: What is your favorite animal?

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Bubble Blanket

By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilly 23

Need a cute baby gift but not sure what to make? This DMC yarn kit comes with yarn for a cute bubble stitch baby blanket and a cuddle monkey. The yarn is soft and washable which will make the new parents happy. And the pattern is an easy way to level up your knitting skills. You only need to learn one new knit stitch to make this eye catching pattern.

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