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Monday, February 19, 2018

Eight Easter Coloring Pages

These Eight Easter Coloring Pages are probably my favorite set of spring printables to date. Not only are they perfect for any age as entertainment, but they also look super cute just in black and white in a simple frame for spring decorating. This BIG bundle of Easter Coloring Pages is a part of my Premium Printables line and may be may reproduced as many times as you like for classroom, group, and family activities or decor. Grab these below.

Easter Coloring Pages
It's hard to believe that Easter is right around the corner...it's so early this year. I designed this particular set of Easter Coloring Pages to get my own mind in the spring mode. These are light-hearted and playful...perfect for kids and adults to coloring away the day. But again, they'd look great just in black and white in a simple frame amongst your spring decor. 


Or see the details of each individual print below.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Cabin Fever Craft Ideas at Inspiration Monday

Anyone else a bit ready for spring? Today's Cabin Fever Craft Ideas are sure to keep you busy until the flowers start blooming and the birds start chirping. Welcome to the  Inspiration Monday party!
Inspiration Monday Link Party
These Cabin Fever Craft Ideas are the features from last week's Inspiration Monday party chosen by Jamie from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom. These fun features are all about crafts to keep us all inspired and busy until springtime!
Craft Ideas

Cabin Fever Craft Ideas at Inspiration Monday

There is something for everyone in today's creative features. Check them all out below>>>

Friday, February 16, 2018

Free Printable St. Patrick's Day Coloring Pages

These free printable St. Patrick's Day Coloring Pages are perfect for all ages. They're a wonderful classroom activity or just a fun family activity on St. Patrick's Day. After all, we all get to be Irish that one special day a year, right? Download these two St. Patrick's Day Coloring Pages below and grab your crayons (especially the green one!).

Free St. Patrick's Day Coloring Pages
We recently learned through the popular DNA testing that we're a lot more Irish than we realized. This has given us a fantastic excuse to go all out on St. Patrick's Day from here on out. Loads of green, shamrocks, and these fun St. Patrick's Day Coloring Pages are the name of the game this year. They're perfect for adults to color, too. Grab one or both of these festive and free printable St. Patrick's Day Coloring Pages below.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

How to Embroider Leaves the Easy Way

This post for How to Embroider Leaves the Easy Way contains affiliate links. I make a small portion when these links are used, at no additional cost to you.

Today, I'm sharing how to embroider leaves the easy way...well, at least I'm calling it the easy way. Embroidered leaves have always fascinated me. This method isn't too overly neat and orderly...it leaves a little room for your own interpretation, regarding stitch lengths and shapes. Hope you enjoy this little tutorial for how to embroider leaves...at least, the easiest way I know. 

How to Embroider Leaves
I feel like leaves are such a big part of embroidered designs...they can anchor and really make smaller floral embroidery pieces work together perfectly. For the longest time (well, relatively speaking, I've only been embroidering for about a year), I would stick to the crazy daisy stitch and change it up for different leaf sizes. The only issue was that all of my leaves were hollow. I played around with lots of filling and satin stitches and kind of married two methods in this tutorial for How to Embroider Leaves the Easy Way. Check it out below.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Spring Embroidery Hoop Art

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This Spring Embroidery Hoop Art is my most detailed hoop, yet. I've just started embroidery hoop art about a year ago, and have been working my way up to more difficult pieces. I'm happy with how this one turned out, too. I've included a free pattern and stitch explanations for you below, if you'd like to create this embroidery hoop art for yourself.

Spring Hoop Art
Today's Spring Embroidery Hoop Art is actually a part of this month's Thrifty Style Team. All of my friends have shared their own thrifty fun at the end of this post. My contribution of an embroidery hoop is one of my favorite thrifty decor items...embroidery is a relatively inexpensive hobby and I LOVE finding hoops (and floss and fabric, too) at my local thrift stores. This Spring Embroidery Hoop Art is a great embroidery hoop pattern for beginners. In another post, I've also shared a complete tutorial on how to embroider the leaves on this hoop, as well.