craft Archives - Totally Stitchin

by debbie

“Upcycled” Sweater Arm Warmers

February 24, 2011 in Projects

Maybe you’re like me, and love to thrift shop. Or maybe you have some old sweaters you love and just can’t bear to get rid of them, even though they don’t quite fit the same as they used to. Now you can reuse those old things to make a new pair of cozy, funky arm warmers. You can ...

by debbie

And the Winners Are…

October 28, 2010 in General

We gathered the team of judges and reviewed each of the entries in both the sewing and craft categories.  Each entry was scored based on originality, theme, and techniques used.  The scores were tallied and the winners are:

by debbie

National Marshmallow Toasting Day!

August 30, 2010 in General

Download this design In honor of National Marshmallow Toasting Day, I am sharing with you  on of my most favorite recipes. And just in case you can't have a real s'more, here's an applique that's almost as good! S'mores Recipe Ingredients: * Chocolate candy bar * Honey Graham Crackers * Marshmallows Instructions: * Break off a square of Graham cracker * Add a piece of Chocolate. * Toast a big ...

by Megan

Dog H2O To Go

August 18, 2010 in Projects

I can't count the number of times we have been somewhere, and my dog needs water. This is a really easy way to keep your dog satisfied. You can throw it in a purse, or a bag, or just keep it in your car. This portable dog bowl is great for long walks, camping, or many others outdoor activities. Simply ...

by debbie

Time is Ticking Down…Don’t Miss Out!

August 2, 2010 in General

Use your sewing and craft tricks to win a treat with the Totally Stitchin' Halloween Tote Contest! Sew or craft up your own Halloween Frank-n-Tote for a chance to win your own Baby Lock Grace sewing machine! Get in the spirit, make it fun or spooky. It's for Halloween; the creepier the better! Click here for contest details

by debbie

Construction Zone Tool Belt

May 26, 2010 in Projects

Do you know an aspiring little builder? Construct this neat, tough belt as a gift or just because. The best part? He will think it’s really cool, but you know it has hugs built in! Download project

Modern Cross Stitch

November 13, 2009 in Tips & Tricks

One of the very first crafty/sewing projects I learned do do when I was younger was cross stitch. My mom would get me those little 3"x3" designs with it's own little plastic frame to proudly display it in. I still love to cross stitch, especially when I am stressed. I find the rythmic motion of making each of those little ...

by debbie

Indie Craft Movement

September 28, 2009 in News

This weekend I had the pleasure of attending my first Indie Craft Fair: Strange Folks, in O'Fallon, IL. What is an Indie Craft Fair you ask? It's the name given to the independent crafters that create unique items and sell them at craft fairs and at on-line gathering places like www.etsy.com. Indie Craft Fairs are part of the handmade movement. ...

by Kendra

Pom-Poms!

June 8, 2009 in Find It / Buy It

Looking for a fun and unique craft for all ages to enjoy? Make pom-poms! This nifty Clover notion is fun, easy and anyone can do it -- all you need is scissors, yarn, and the pom-pom maker. When I showed them to my friends, everyone immediately thought of something different to do with them -- create a wreath, string them together ...

by Kendra

Pom-Poms!

June 8, 2009 in General

Looking for a fun and unique craft for all ages to enjoy? Make pom-poms! This nifty Clover notion is fun, easy and anyone can do it -- all you need is scissors, yarn, and the pom-pom maker. When I showed them to my friends, everyone immediately thought of something different to do with them -- create a wreath, string them together ...
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