Where to Find Free Embroidery Patterns

If you want to get started with a new hobby this year, try embroidery! It's a low cost hobby with so many ways to find free embroidery patterns online. Maximum fun for minimal cost! I made up a list of websites to find free patterns and some tips on how to make your own! Read on and find out.  Free Embroidery Patterns: Websites First up is websites. There are hundreds of patterns, if not thousands, available online for free, so all you need to do is find one you like and get started!1. DMCDMC is one of the best places to…

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Easy DIY Holiday Decorations

I couldn't bring our big box of Christmas stuff on the road with us in our small RV, so I decided some easy DIY holiday decorations were in order! These easy holiday decorations are perfect to make with your partner or kids and are as inexpensive as it gets.Minimal supplies are needed. Some you'll probably already have on hand or you can get out in your backyard or at the dollar store or craft store.  Pictured above is the little Christmas corner I managed to cobble together in our RV for the holidays. A little rosemary tree wrapped in strings…

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My Embroidery Projects So Far

So I started embroidery late last year as a complete beginner and I loved it the first moment I started! I wanted to show the embroidery projects that I've worked on so far. My Embroidery Projects: Otter Couple We're starting from the most recent and working our way backwards. This adorable otter couple is my latest project. I actually finished it right after creating this post. All I had left was the feet and tale of the second otter. This pattern didn't involve any complex stitching, but I feel I did get better with making the thread look more like…

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Basic Embroidery Supplies for Beginners

Embroidery is such a fun, and easily accessible craft to get into, so for all you embroidery beginners, here is a list of the basic supplies you would need to start embroidering! Scroll to the end of the post to watch the 5-minute youtube video where I go over basic embroidery supplies. What is Embroidery? Embroidery is the art of stitching designs onto fabric. It can be a simple design or an intricate design, the level of complexity is up to you! Is Embroidery difficult? Embroidery is a fun and simple craft that is easily accessible to anyone. You don't…

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Easy Hand Painted DIY Wood Slice Ornaments

I love love love the holiday season, so of course I love to do holiday crafts too! These easy hand paint wood slice ornaments are fun to make with your whole family.  Keep scrolling to the bottom to see my Youtube tutorial! Wood Slice Ornaments Supplies All you really need is a few extras you might not already have on hand for this craft.  You can keep it basic if you want or get fancy like I did with added ribbon or embellishments to your wood slice ornaments.  Basic Supplies: Acrylic Paint (I use this craft smart set in my…

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Easy Macrame Keychain Mermaid Tail

Next in my MacraMay series is an easy Mermaid Tail Macrame Keychain! It's a lovely little keychain that you can use to decorate your purse, car keys...anything!  The Youtube video is below along with step-by-step pictures on how to make this cutie.  Macrame Keychain Supplies There are very few supplies for this craft. That's one of the things that makes macrame even better, all you really need is string and scissors!  Here's the little list of supplies and I linked what I used myself. Scissors Tape Ruler/Measuring Tape 3mm single strand Macrame String in Two Colors: Latte and Mint 1…

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Geometric Watercolor Bookmarks

Geometric watercolors is something I stumbled across looking for craft program ideas for my day job as a librarian. I loved it so much I had to share. This is a fun easy craft that any ages can do! No experience or skill required. Just be creative and have fun! Look at my step by step instructions and Youtube video below for guidance! Geometric Watercolor: Supplies There are only a few things you need to get started on this craft: Paint Brushes  Watercolor Paper  Watercolors Washi Tape in different sizes (1.5mm, 3mm and 8mm) Markers (I like metallic colors or…

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How to Make Book Page Paper Roses

Book Page Paper Roses are so fun and so easy to  make! They also make for great home decor that will never die from lack of watering (guilty!). And to top it all off, they are gorgeous!Once you know the basic steps, you can use any sort of paper you want. You don't have to stick to just book pages. You could try music sheets, maps, scrapbook paper, etc. The options are endless!Check out my step by step instructions here with pictures and I have a Youtube video embedded below for all you visual learners out there like me. There's…

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