Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: Heart Mug Rug Sewing Tutorial

I know that Valentine's Day is tomorrow and we will be moving on to St. Patrick's Day, but I still thought we could look at this tutorial to make a heart mug rug because hearts can go in your decorating all year around. It is from Jacquelynne Steves  and she makes it look very easy. 


Happy sewing and Happy Valentine's Day!!

Colleen :)





Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: Vintage Valentine's

I always like to look at things from yesteryear...yes....I am aging myself. LOL! :) I thought with Valentine's Day just around the corner we could look at some vintage Valentine's Day from Etsy.........

Of course  you can't look back at vintage Valentine's Day without showing the cards that all of us from way back when use to give to our school mates. This is a nice collection from smileitsvintage.




How about this really cute bell figure with all it's hearts that AvasHopeChest has. It is so cute and colorful.




Remember the chocolate boxes they use to have? This one from pinkchicboutique shows just how elaborate they were. Very pretty. 




How about this fold out Valentine's card from the 1900's that talkingbirdie has! Talk about elaborate and detailed. They really made some neat things back then. :)




Well these are just a few of the vintage Valentine's that I found to go down memory lane. Hope everyone has a wonderful Valentine's Day!

Colleen :)



Friday, February 2, 2018

Lavender Heart Sachets



What a great time to make up a bowl full of these heart sachets! On Sutton Place has all the info needed along with the materials list and beautiful pics ... just click on the photo above.

Thanks for stopping by today!


Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: Crocheting Valentine's Day Hearts Video

Time to start your Valentine's Day decorating. If you need some nice coasters to put around on your tables or connect them to make a heart banner, why not crochet some of your own. This is from How To Crochet A Heart. Why not give it a try.....


Happy crocheting! 

Colleen :)

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: Upcycle Your Valentine's

So I am sure most of you are really getting tired of winter. Especially if you have been in the cold part of the country. I for one am not having a bad winter at all since this is the first winter since we left Alaska and this winter is a piece of cake. LOL! :)

I know it is only January, but let's start concentrating on some springtime. First thing to think of is Valentine's Day. So let's look at some upcycled items from Etsy that have been made into hearts. 

We will start with this rustic red heart from RusticRevelations that they made from a wooden pallet. Turned out really nice. 




Now it may still be pretty chilly for some of you and you still need those mittens to keep your hands warm so why not use these mittens from SullysSofties that were made from old sweaters. 




This is different. How about a heart necklace made from an old bicycle chain. Pretty neat. This one is from Upcycling4ACause.




Upcycling Mason jars is really popular these days and there are so many different types to make. How about these Valentine's Day jars from MontanaSnow? Looks like that is fairly easy to do. 




These are a few ideas of upcycling items to hearts for your Valentine's Day. Gives us a few ideas of how to make some items doesn't it. 


Have fun!

Colleen :)