Category: #CreativeGoodness

Quilt Qwazy Queens Blog Hop – Are you A Quilt Qwazy Queen?

Marian of Seams to be Sew is hosting a super fun event to celebrate International Quilting Day and it goes all week long!  She has lined up a great group of bloggers, with some generous sponsors who have donated amazing prizes that will be given away daily, throughout this event.



I absolutely love the theme that Marian (Seams to be Sew) picked for this blog hop.  I’ll confess I have many non-quilting friends that I’m sure think I’m totally crazy. Although, I think many would be willing to stand in line if I were offering them a chance to get a handmade quilt, or other handmade item.

How do you know if you are a Quilt Awazy Queen?

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I think I’m a Quilt Qwazy Queen as I get so focused that I sometimes can’t stop making the same, or similar design, or working with similar fabrics.  The majority of my quilting is charity quilts.

Duck Duck Goose Quilts (5)

I must have made 20+ baby/toddler quilts using Duck Duck Goose fabrics, and other scraps from my stash. Each quilt was completely different. In the end, I still had oodles of blocks and matching fabrics that I gave to a Linus Coordinator, to make more. But I was tired of working with these fabrics, although it was fun to figure out ways to use scraps of various sizes and colors, as well as incorporate machine embroidery designs and free-motion quilting.

two duck duck goose quilts

I often pick fabrics from my stash and punch thru making as many charity quilts as I can.  I’ve had quilt blitz periods for flannel quilts, pastel quilts, as well as kid friendly prints.  For me, mass-production of charity quilts can be a great way to help a great cause, as well as be efficient with our supplies and time.  But I’ll confess I reach a point, where I get tired of working with the same fabrics and colors.


On a personal basis, I enjoy making quilts using a variety of techniques.  But Hawaiian applique quilts, completely stitched by hand, have always been my favorite.  I’ve made many king, queen, twins, laps and wallhanging quilts using a variety of Hawaiian designs, some with historic designs.

Hawaiian Periwinkle Quilt (4)

While I enjoy hand piecing, hand applique and hand quilting, I also enjoy machine piecing, free-motion quilting and threadplay.  This spring, I’m wanting to finish this Spring theme applique quilt, which I’ll donate to a fundraiser to benefit Animal Shelters, once I have it finished.  I’m visualizing finishing it with quite a bit of threadplay, using various weights and colors of thread, as well as free-motion quilting and machine applique’.

But, before I start another project, I plan to finish a Mandala theme table runner that I’ve created during the “Bee Creative Charity Fundraiser, to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation“, which I’m hosting this month.  There is an open linky party where anyone can share any Mandala theme creativity, to inspire others.  Plus, generous sponsors have donated  prizes where you can purchase a virtual raffle ticket to enter to win 20+ prizes and all proceeds benefit CF.



I hope you have fun in the Quilt Krazy blog hop and find many inspirational ideas.  Marian has done a fantastic job coordinating this fun event and I’m honored to be a stop in this hop.  I definitely want to encourage all my followers to visit the other bloggers in this hop, as well as to enter the various daily giveaways to win great prizes.

I also want to heighten awareness that the Fat Quarter Shop is giving everyone who purchases something at their shop at 10% discount. When you check out, just use the coupon code of: seamstobe316    note:  This discount is not good on gift certificates.


Marian arranged for each blog, participating in this event, to host a unique giveaway.  Plus there are daily giveaways that you can enter at Seams to Be Sew.  And, the very talented Marian is also giving away free designs and her designs are always amazing.  Is this a great way to celebrate International Quilting Day or what ?

Today, I’m hosting a couple of giveaways, thanks to Marian for coordinating this:

Enter to win a $25 Gift Certificate with the Fat Quarter Shop (open to WW participants in this blog hop), simply claim one or more of the entries using the rafflecopter form below:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Enter to win a package of Quilter’s Dream Batting – Dream Cotton Select (open to US/Canada Participants in this blog hop), simply claim one or more of the entries using the rafflecopter form below:


a Rafflecopter giveaway


March 18
Life In The Scrap Patch
Sew Incredibly Crazy
In The Boon Docks
Quilting Affection
Words In Stitches
After You leave your comments at the above blogs
Stop In To Enter Only At
Seams to Be Sew

March 21
QuiltShop Gal  {where you are at now}
TeaTime Creations
After You leave your comments at the above blogs
Stop In To Enter Only At
Seams to Be Sew

March 22
Feather Your Nest
Grandmama’s Stories
Pamela Quilts
Vroomans Quilts
My Quilty Musings
After You leave your comments at the above blogs
Stop In To Enter Only At
Seams to Be Sew

March 23
Elizabeth Coughlin Designs
Ridge Top Quilts
Quilt Art
Patchwork Breeze
Kwilt Krazy
After You leave your comments at the above blogs
Stop In To Enter Only At
Seams to Be Sew

March 24
Marjorie’s Busy Corner
Just Because Quilts
Moose Stash
Batts In The Attic
All Things Sewn
After You leave your comments at the above blogs
Stop In To Enter Only At
Seams to Be Sew

March 25
Just Let Me Quilt
Sew Many Yarns
Quilting Queen Online
Jane’s Quilting
After You leave your comments at the above blogs
Stop In To Enter and Also My Featured Day
Seams to Be Sew

#DoodleAlong, #FMQAlong – Cindy Needham – Charity Fundraiser to Benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Look at the beautiful doodling Cindy Needham created, using the PDF Mandala templates, from Maureen Russell, that are available as a fundraiser to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation:  Doodling these templates are great for cards, bookmarks, book covers and more, but doodling is also a fun way to build your free-motion quilting skills.



Cindy has such a wonderful eye for design, I’m always inspired when I see her doodles and quilts.MX-C311_20160313_131740_001

Cindy teaches at major quilt shows, online at Craftsy, Empty Spools/Asilomar, as well as hosts multi-day retreats in Northern California.  And, I’m confident when you take a class with Cindy you’ll have fun learning and improving your skills.  I highly encourage it!

I’m totally inspired by Cindy’s doodling and want to do more doodling with Maureen’s Mandala collection, as well as free-motion quilting.  I absolutely love what Cindy created with some of the Mandala designs in this downloadable PDF Template collection.MX-C311_20160313_131822_001

You can find Cindy Needham at:


These Mandala templates can be purchased from Maureen Russell at Beautiful Embroidery Designs, for $10 UA (~$7 US) and 100% of the proceeds will benefit the CF Foundation.  Plus, if you purchase these in March you automatically get one virtual raffle ticket and entered to win prizes in my “Bee Creative Charity Fundraiser to benefit CF”.    And while you can create and share in a Linky Party, you technically need not create anything to win a prize – simply donate!

For more info on this Charity Fundraiser:

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Week #2 –   

Please email me or leave a comment if you have any questions about this charity fundraiser.




You can find Beautiful Embroidery Designs at:

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Bee Creative – A #StitchAlong, #FMQAlong, #DoodleAlong Linky Party – Charity Fundraiser with amazing prizes

Welcome to week two of our Bee Creative #StitchAlong, #FMQAlong, #DoodleAlong and Charity Fundraiser to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  

bee creative kick off badgeEveryone is invited to share any form of creativity using any Mandala theme design in our Linky Party this month.  You may want to doodle, zentangle, paint, color, free-motion quilt, embroidery, etc., your Mandala designs.  You can use  Mandala designs from books, Pinterest, etc.  Of course, I hope to inspire you to purchase a collection of beautiful downloadable PDF format Mandala designs, or a machine embroidery collection, from Maureen Russell of Beautiful Embroidery Designs as 100% of your purchase is donated to the CF Foundation (and you’ll also get a virtual raffle ticket to win prizes in our Bee Creative Charity Fundraiser).  But what ever you do, I hope you’ll have fun creating this month and share any Mandala theme creations with us.

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If you are not familiar with Linky Parties and how to use this tool, or you are a non-blogger, please read prior FAQ posts before you try to add a link. If you still have questions, email me and I’ll try to answer your question and walk you thru what you need to do.  But think of this as a virtual #CreativeGoodness Linky Party that is opened all of March.  Of course, I encourage everyone to click thru to visit the bloggers and non-bloggers that share their various Mandala projects, as I’m sure you’ll find inspiration in their sharing.

Today, I want to share what I’ve been doing and hopefully inspire you to join me and create anything you want, with a Mandala theme.


I’ve had fun doodling and coloring greeting cards.  I used the downloadable PDF Mandala design collection, by Maureen Russell of Beautiful Embroidery Designs.  This coming week, I’d like to do some Zentangle doodling, as well as use the new iCraft Deco Foils to make some fun note cards and bookmarks.  

How would you doodle or color Mandala designs?



I’m working on a table runner project that will incorporate Justin’s Magic Mandala embroidery designs and the complimentary Mandala PDF templates, which I will use as a template to mark for free-motion quilting.  I’ve stitched out four of the machine embroidery Mandala designs, onto 7″ squares.


Using EQ7, I created a 6″ circle template.  Today, I’ll sew a one sided a
lightweight adhesive stabilizer and trim these embroidered squares to create a circle applique that I’ll place on my table runner.


I selected one of the Mandala designs, from the Mandala PDF templates collection, for my free-motion quilting:

20160312_082950And I opted to enlarge it 133%.


I’ll transfer this mandala template for FMQ in the center of my table runner today, as well as create my circle applique shapes, applique them, sandwich and hopefully start my free-motion quilting this afternoon.  Can you visualize how it will look?


Follow me on Instagram and I’ll share pictures as I #DoodleAlong, #StitchAlong, and #FMQAlong this week.  Of course, I hope you’ll join me.


bee creative charity fundraiser

As shared last week, there are 20+ prizes that will be virtually raffled off, to ticket holders, at the end of March, thanks to our sponsors:

Sponsors for this Charity Fundraiser include:  AurifilMartingale, Dragon Threads, ASF Lighting Solutions/Beam N Read, Fat Quarter Shop, Schiffer Publishing,  The Wooden Bear and Sweet Peas and Angels.


There are three options all are based on a $10 AU (about $7 US) donation where 100% will go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  Maureen Russell of Beautiful Embroidery Designs is coordinating the fundraising and will provide QuiltShopGal a list of all donations and qualified purchases, for appropriate allocation of virtual raffle tickets.


charity raffle tickets for CF

  1. Anyone can donate via PayPal cash and get a virtual raffle ticket for any increment of $10 AU (~$7 US) donation.  You can submit to Maureen by using the PayPal email address of
  2. Purchase the downloadable PDF Mandala collection in 8″ or 4″ size, for one virtual raffle ticket per collection you purchase.  These templates can also be resized, using any software/printer you may have, as appropriate.
  3. For Machine Embroidery enthusiasts, purchase Justin’s Magic Mandala design collection, in downloadable format for $50 AU (~$35 US) to get 5 raffle tickets.


note:  donations and/or purchases need to be completed in March, to qualify for virtual raffle tickets.


justin's mandala templates artwork



Don’t forget all proceeds will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  And you need not create anything in March, to be able to win prizes.  Just be sure to get your virtual raffle tickets to enter.

Please leave an email or comment if you have any questions.





You can find Beautiful Embroidery Designs at:

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Ten Of My Favorite Valentine’s Day Theme Projects

Thinking about the upcoming Valentine’s Day, I began to wonder if I’m the only one who likes to make handmade items to decorate my home, or give as gifts.  Thus, my question of the day “Is Valentine’s Day an event that inspires you to be creative?”  

I hope you’ll leave a comment to let me know what you think about this being creative for Valentine’s Day. I also hope if you have photos to share, for any form of creativity that you’ve made for Valentine’s Day, that you’ll share it on my Facebook page. 

Today I’m sharing ten Valentine’s Day theme quilting projects that have caught my attention and I wanted to share with you today:



Martingale has a great selection of e:patterns, but this design by Ellen Pahl, called “THREE OF HEARTSis a lovely wallhanging quilt design is a downloadable pattern that is easy to love.



This amazing heart pattern, called I Heart NYB, includes a variety of design options, available in Karen’s Craftsy store.



This sweet applique table topper would certainly be perfect to decorate your home, or for a gift, for Valentine’s Day, or anytime throughout the year.  It is a downloadable pattern available in Barb’s Craftsy Store.


My Valentine Quilt Pattern by Frivolous Necessity

This amazing designer has many gorgeous patterns, all available via downloads via Craftsy. Her Valentine Quilt Pattern has a whimsical feel, that would be perfect for decorating your home, as for a gift.


HERE ARE FREE TUTORIALS  that I’ve added to  My Favorite Tutorials List.

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Poor House Quilt Designs has a free downloadable pattern afor this super cute design that would also make excellent gifts, as well as creative fun for your home or workplace.  




A beautiful circular table topper is a free downloadable pattern available from Laura at Kittens and Threads.  




While I wish I knew who designed this quilt, I only know that it is a free pattern that you can download from the AccuQuilt website.  



KEEP THE HEART TRUTH GROWINGWallhanging Quilt, from Janome

This free downloadable pattern has a whimsical flare and is great fun to make.  

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The Crafty Quilter has a tutorial to make this sweet mini-quilt.



This gorgeous pillow design has a free tutorial from Geta’s Quilting Studio.  This pillow would be absolutely perfect for Valentine’s Day, Weddings, or any romantic celebration for you to enjoy in your home, or to give as a gift.  


Don’t forget I’d love to hear how you celebrate Valentine’s Day and if you do any special handmade decorations or gifts.  And, as always, I hope you’ll share pictures on my Facebook page of what you create.  

You probably already know, I’m working on the Heart and Feather Wholecloth Quilt Workshop with Leah Day.  My goal is to have this project completed by Valentine’s Day.  I post every Saturday and you are invited to join this #FMQStitchAlong anytime, where you can also enter to win prizes by sharing your progress, as well as a finish of this project in the Linky Party for this event.




CHA Show 2016

Today I want to share insights on the recent Craft and Hobby Association (aka CHA) Trade Show, which was held in Anaheim this week.  This was the 75th Anniversary of the CHA Trade Show, where those in the business came from around the world to promote their products, as well as buyers for retail stores came to shop.  To clarify, this is a trade show that is not open to the general public, but is open to all CHA members (Retailers, Wholesalers, Designers, etc.).



For those that may not be aware of the Craft and Hobby Association this is a professional association that helps those in the business with educational and developmental programs year-round, sharing industry news, enhancing connections, and much more.  Their trade shows also provide educational programs, as well as networking opportunities with WW professionals affiliated in a variety of niches.  My attendance at this show was to research new products that could be of interest to quilting, sewing and embroidery enthusiasts. And, today, I’m going to do my best to share a summary, but I also plan to share more in-depth insights on some of my findings in the future.


There are many CHA members in the business of providing products or services to quilting, sewing and embroidery enthusiasts.  But, due to my time constraints for attending, I focused on the following businesses that were at this show: AdornIt, ArtBin, ArtC, Artistic,  Brother, International, Clover Colonial Needle, Craftex,  Craftwell, Creative Options Craft Storage, F&W Media,  Fiskars, Fox Chapel Publishing, Holster Brands, Jack Dempsey Needle Art, Leisure Arts, Notions Markeing Corp, Prime Publishing, Prym Consumer USA, R&M West Coast, Silhouette of America, Sizzix, Spellbinders, Thermoweb, Tombow and many more businesses with creative products.

Here are Highlights of What Caught My Attention at CHA this year:


The Grove, by Art-C appears to be a versatile tool that can help those that wish to create mix-media art, play with paints on fabric.  It is a not well known product in the world of quilting and a fairly new product for scrapbookers and cardmakers that may want to antique or distress photos and papers. It is definitely a tool that I think could be fun to create with on various medias, and with a suggested  Retail of  $20 it appears to be a great value.  I definitely want to play with one using fabric paints and stencils on fabric.


Scan N Cut 2 has a new larger LCD display and other enhancements. While I do not yet have any hands on experience with this electronic cutter, it does look like they released many much needed enhancements making this cutter much better than their original release.  While I do not have hands on experience with this product, I think it is an excellent electronic cutter with many great features at a great price.

BUCILLA (a brand by PLAID)


Super cute “Paper Stitching kits”, by Aimee Ray,caught my attention as they are absolutely adorable.    This product line up includes paper gift tags and note cards that are embellished with simple, yet refreshing, stitching.


These sweet stitchery kits look like they be great for any person with a creative soul, but may also be a great product to teach kids basics of hand stitching (and gift giving, sending written cards).  I fell in love with them and definitely want to create with these heartwarming kits, packed with #CreativeGoodness.



Many new products were showcased at CHA, but their new Standing Oval Knitting Loom to create Socks and Hand Warmers definitely caught my attention.  Looks like a great tool for everyone, including kids, with or without any knitting experience and you can make some super cool projects to keep and use, or give as gifts.P1140213


Shoona Brooks, from Hastings, MN,  is an artist that has created fun designs that kids of all ages, although absolutely perfect for adults) can color.  Her designs have been published in books and printed on fabric.  I thoroughly enjoyed her designs, which are perfect for you to add color and “doodle your day away”.  Of course, I’d also love to see a fabric manufacturer license her designs, as I think she’d make an excellent fabric designer.


A cool storage product to hold your tools and can easily be moved was created with scrapbooking and paper crafters in mind, to hold a hot glue gun (made out of heat resistant materials), but I think this versatile product would be great to hold your rotary cutter and scissors next to your sewing machine or at your cutting table.  While not on the radar of quilters, I think this product is soon going to be recognized as a “must have”.  Definitely a great tool to help us maintain a well organized sewing room and it is also portable to take to retreats and classes!




This year Silhouette had a simple booth at CHA, where they showcased their new products.  While do do not have hands on experience with these new products, I was able to gain more insights on these products during this show.

The Curio might be considered more robust compared to the Silhouette Cameo, but each have features that make them both great products.  For example, the Cameo allows you to cut media that is on a roll, as well as a longer cutting mat, but the Curio is limited to cutting media that has been pre-cut to a maximum of 12″x12″.  But the Curio can cut media at a greater depth than the Cameo.

While I do not have hands on experience with the Curio, I was disappointed in the quality of the embossing/debossing shown at the CHA show.  It just didn’t impress at a depth that other embossing tools, resulting in an embossed paper that just didn’t pop.  While I’d like to have hands on time to play more with this product, to try different settings and medias, I would have thought the Silhouette person giving the demonstration would use the best setting the product was capable of.  Thus, I’m on the fence about the value of the Curio, but I will continue to keep the Curio on my radar to investigate, learn, and report more about it.

Silhouette Mint Stamp Machine Stamper  comes with software that allows you to turn a picture, clipart, create WordArt, etc. into a stamp.  While I don’t have any hands on experience with this product, it looks easy to use and very versatile.  The current model is targeted towards paper crafters, as the ink for these re-usable stamps that you can design and re-use, do not use permanent dyes or paints appropriate for fabric.  Still, this product has caught my attention and I think creative souls could have great fun with it.  I was thoroughly impressed with the ease and quality of taking a photo and turning it into a stamp.  I will definitely keep this product on my radar to continue to investigate and report my findings with you, but right now I’m on the fence for the value of this product.  On the other hand, it has a reasonable price point and certainly be fun to play with.



Congratulations to the Sizzix team for winning an award for their booth.  It certainly was the most inviting booth, with friendly staff, creative products, inspirational projects showcased and more.

The eclipse 2 is now available, supporting bluetooth.  While I don’t have hands on experience with this product, it looks like a great electronic cutter.

Sizzix also showcased many newer dies, which I’ll be sharing more insights in the near future.


A sweet new line of fabric was introduced by Spellbinders.  To clarify, this is their first line of fabric and they are a well know company in the world of scrapbooking and paper crafts.  But I’m excited to see them pursue this endeavor, as I think it will help them enter into the quilting and sewing world.


Spellbinders has also released a die cutting and embossing machine, called the Platinum




#folicicious was certainly the theme in their booth this year. While they have many wonderful products, their Deco Foil line is the star light of creativity.  They have introduced new adhesive pens, toner sheets, and stencils.  Needless to say, I was thoroughly impressed with all their new products showcased at CHA and I think “every” creative person will enjoy playing with them too.  I hope to get more hands on opportunity with these products to share more insights and project ideas in the future.  But in the meantime, keep an eye out for these new products as they are definitely going to enable #CreativeGoodness for kids of almost every age.  I will definitely be sharing more insights in the near future.




I wish I could showcase all of the creative booths and products that I saw at CHA.  It is an amazing association with talented members.  I didn’t have time to check out any of the presentations, nor workshops.  And just walking around one could feel like you are in a Disneyland of creativity.  Inspiration was all around:

You can find CHA at:


Next year, the CHA Mega Conference and Trade Show is moving from Anaheim, California to Phoenix, Arizona:

76th Annual CHA MEGA Conference & Trade Show,

January 19-23, 2017

 Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, AZ.

If you are not yet a member of CHA, you may want to check out their benefits and membership options, which includes a special membership for bloggers.

I also want to heighten awareness that March is National Craft month.  I will be showcasing some of these products in March, as well as others.  If you are a blogger and would like to participate in one or more crafty projects and blogging events in March, email me and I’ll keep you in the loop for the details and we can decide if these events are something you’ll want to participate in.  Likewise, if you want to sponsor such a PR blits for your products, where participating bloggers reserve the right to create projects using your products and write their honest review, please email me for more details.

Here are links to previous posts about various CHA shows and products:

Don’t miss fun opportunities – Two Amazing Blog Hops!

I want to heighten awareness of two blog hops that are packed with #CreativeGoodness and fun.  Last week Marian Pena of Seams to be Sew hosted the EQ7 Seasons Row-Along.  

If you didn’t visit all the blogs participating in this fun event, there is still time.  There were free ROW patterns, which you can download at each stop.  But many of the designers are only offering these designs for free thru October 31st, afterwards they will be available thru purchase only.  And, there may be a few designers that opted to sell their designs, after this event ended last week.  

Still, there are many free ROW patterns available, inspirational reveal quilts made using these designs, and giveaways from last week are still open to enter to win amazing prizes.  Plus plenty of seasonal inspiration and tutorials that will last forever.  

The line up, with direct links to this event, is listed further down in this post.

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This week Marian his hosting the Halloween Haunt blog hop, which I’m confident will be spooktacular.  The Fat Quarter Shop is a generous sponsor and every stop in this fun hop has a giveaway where you’ll have the opportunity to win a $25 gift certificate to FQS.  The line up for this blog hop is also included in this post.
Halloween Haunt 2015

Two fun events, which I simply want to encourage you to click thru and enjoy.  Here are the links :


Note:  Marian  also created a board on Pinterest for this event: and a group on Facebook:


 Marlene – Kissed Quilts
Doris – The Quilting Queen Online
 Bea – Be A Quilter
 Anneka – Stof Genoeg


 Lorna – Sew Fresh Quilts 
 Carol – Fun Threads
Amy H Country Junktion >
Marian – Seams To Be Sew
 Anneke –  Stof Genoeg


Marian – Seams To Be Sew
Jennifer – Sew Hooked 
 Carol – Just Let Me Quilt
 Anneke – Stof Genoeg


Carla – Create In The Sticks
Patti – Patti’s Patchwork
 Nancy – Patchwork Breeze
Marian – Seams To Be Sew
 Linda – Linda Franz
 Anneke – Stof Genoeg


Amy W – Sew Incredibly Crazy
Darlene Quilt Shop Gal
Darlene's EQ Season RAL - Winter
Marian Seams To Be Sew
 Loreen –  Loreen’s Schoolhouse Quilts
 Anneke – Stof Genoeg
 EQ Blog Tutorial On Layouts Electric Quilt


 This is reveal week, so be sure to visit these blogs who have made truly beautiful quilts using a variety of EQ Seasonal ROW patterns:
 Marian – Seams To Be Sew
 Doris – The Quilting Queen Online
 Amy W – Sew Incredibly Crazy
 Carla – Create In The Sticks
Carol – Just Let Me Quilt
And, my “bonus” pattern and tutorial 
Darlene – QuiltShopGal
Don’t forget, many of these patterns are only free thru October 31st.  A few designers may have already opted to start selling their pattern, after the ROW-Along finished last week, but many are waiting till October 31st to sell their pattern.  
THE HALLOWEEN HAUNTS 2015 BLOG HOP starts Friday, October 16th.  Marian has arranged for a great line up of bloggers who will be sharing spooktacular projects to inspire you.  And, as mentioned, each stop in this hop has a giveaway where you can enter to win a $25 gift certificate to the Fat Quarter Shop.


Featured Haunts on Friday, October 16


Featured Haunts On Monday October 19


Featured Haunts On Tuesday October 20
Featured Haunts On Wednesday October 21


Featured Haunts On Thursday October 22
Featured Haunts On Friday October 23


Featured Haunts On Monday October 26


Featured Haunts On Tuesday October 27


Featured Haunts On Wednesday October 28


Lastly, I hope you have a wonderful week and find time to enjoy and create.

#SummerCamp – Books with #KidFriendlyProjects from CT Publishing

SummerCamp badgeA book packed with #CreativeGoodness can make a great gift, and certainly help kids be creative during the summer (or anytime of the year).  CT Publishing has many books that are excellent books for kids, as well as kids of all ages.  Here are a few of their books that I think are packed with fun projects for kids:

Stitched Paper Art for Kids, by Ali Benyon

Fabric Paper Thread

We love to Sew: Gifts

Girls Guide to DIY Fashion

Because I Love You Sew

You can find CT Publishing at:



Want to know how to join #SummerCamp?

Everyone is welcome to join #SummerCamp, but there have been a few changes due to lack of participation.  To clarify, we’d love to have you participate but we no longer have a linky party to join, nor will there be prizes awarded at the end of this event.  Participants are asked to share what they create on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram and use the Hashtag #SummerCamp.

Don’t forget to share any of your #SummerCamp projects in any of our weekly #CreativeGoodness Linky Parties.  Everyone is invited to share any form of creativity in these parties that start on Fridays.

happy Crafternoon time

Here is a list of previous #SummerCamp posts:


#SummerCamp – Recycled Water Bottle Flowers

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Welcome to another #SummerCamp activity.  Today I’m showcasing one of My Favorite Tutorials, which I think is perfect for summertime creativity for kids of all ages.  And it can be created pretty economically, by recycling plastic bottles.

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Chrissy’s Crafts has an excellent tutorial to make beautiful flowers by recycling plastic water bottles.  This looks like a #KidFriendProject that is also a perfect #FamilyCraftProject.good3


You can find Chrissy’s Crafts at:

Want to know how to join #SummerCamp?

Everyone is welcome to join #SummerCamp, but there have been a few changes due to lack of participation.  To clarify, we’d love to have you participate but we no longer have a linky party to join, nor will there be prizes awarded at the end of this event.  Participants are asked to share what they create on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram and use the Hashtag #SummerCamp.

happy Crafternoon time

Here is a list of links to previous posts for our virtual #SummerCamp


#SummerCamp: Paper Bag Houses (Think of Villages)

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Summer Camp is all about creativity and having fun, for kids of all ages.  Today I want to share insights with you about creating houses out of paper bags, a fun summer time crafty project for kids.  But don’t stop at creating a single house.  Think of villages!  Possibilities for creative fun are endless with this project and I’m sure you’ll see why I’ve added this to my list of Favorite Tutorials.

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This inspirational video tutorial was created by PBS Parents:

If you are on a MAC, or have problems viewing this embedded video, here is a link where you can watch it directly in Youtube:


I hope you enjoy it. And, of course I hope if you and your kids create any related housing projects that you’ll share them in our weekly #CreativeGoodness Linky Parties.

Want to know how to join #SummerCamp?

Everyone is welcome to join #SummerCamp, but there have been a few changes due to lack of participation.  To clarify, we’d love to have you participate but we no longer have a linky party to join, nor will there be prizes awarded at the end of this event.  Participants are asked to share what they create on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram and use the Hashtag #SummerCamp.

Here is a list of previous #SummerCamp posts:

happy Crafternoon time

#SummerCamp – Marbled Clay Beads

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Welcome to another #SummerCamp activity, which is all about encouraging kids to have a creative summer!

I’m happy to share with you today, more of my favorite tutorials.  These are also a #KidFriendlyProject tutorial, perfect for #SummerCamp.

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Craftulate has an inspirational tutorial for making Marbled Clay Beads.

marbled-clay-beads-8Tuts Plus has a tutorial showing how to use Polymer Clay to make flat and round beads:



Then She Made has a tutorial to make a lovely pendant with clay, stamped with a design.


Want to know how to join #SummerCamp?

Everyone is welcome to join #SummerCamp, but there have been a few changes due to lack of participation.  To clarify, we’d love to have you participate but we no longer have a linky party to join, nor will there be prizes awarded at the end of this event.  Participants are asked to share what they create on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram and use the Hashtag #SummerCamp.

Don’t forget to share any of your #SummerCamp projects in any of our weekly #CreativeGoodness Linky Parties.  Everyone is invited to share any form of creativity in these parties that start on Fridays.

Here is a list of previous #SummerCamp posts:

happy Crafternoon time

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