Here is your latest Block of the Month free pattern!  I am a huge fan of Redwork Embroidery.  Because the design is outlined with very little filled areas, redwork is quick and easy to complete. And it is the centerpiece for my new Free Quilt Pattern series- Words to Live By.

I have already featured the patterns, LOVE, FAMILY, PATIENCE, COURAGE, LAUGHTER, WISDOM and THANKFUL.  You can get full access to those patterns on the Members Only Page.

Today, I am featuring pattern number 8: PURPOSE!

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I was doing a post on National Zipper Day on my other website, Daily Holiday Blog, when I ran across these amazing looking jewelry pieces made from metal zippers and felt! So I decided to design my own version.

This project is simple to do, and the result is a pretty zipper brooch.  It makes a great gift, a pretty decoration for your purse, or even a nice refrigerator magnet!  If you have never worked with zippers or done felting before, this is a great first project!

Now keep in mind that I created my own version, so my instructions might be different than, oh say, a professional zipper jewelry designer. So if you happen to be a Professional Zipper Jewelry Designer or PZJD for short, then bear with me as I walk you through the Sitcom way to make zipper jewelry!

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Ever have that little issue when nobody knows if the dishes in the dishwasher are clean or dirty?  Since I'm the only one that actually uses the dishwasher, generally I'm the only one that knows the answer to that question.  So I created a simple way for the family to tell if dishes are clean or dirty with my DIY Dishwasher Monster Magnet.  This fun painting tutorial includes the FREE pattern!

dishwasher magnet

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Summer is coming to a close and it is time to start thinking about putting together some Back to School Crafts!  Here at the Sitcom, there are plenty of tutorials for back to school items like book covers, messenger bags, laptop cases and more.  So, I put together my crafty ideas with a few I found on the web just in time for back to school!

Sadly, the summer is almost over.  Heck, there is Halloween stuff for sale at the local craft store already!  We aren't going to jump the shark that far, but I thought I'd give you some cute craft ideas for sending the kids off to school.

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My granddaughter was born in April and we were able to spend two full months with my daughter and her family.  Living in our RV makes things like that a bit easier!  The hard part is leaving.  This week, I put together a beautiful LOVE sign with plaster casts that I had made from molds of my granddaughter's feet.

Plaster Casting is easier than it looks and I would love to show you how to create your own beautiful memories with this simple project!

These are the little feet that I started this project with.  Made with a plaster casting kit, they show every little fold and wrinkle in her tiny little feet.  She will never be that tiny again.  What a wonderful way to keep a bit of the memory!

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Here is your latest Block of the Month free pattern!  I am a huge fan of Redwork Embroidery.  Because the design is outlined with very little filled areas, redwork is quick and easy to complete. And it is the centerpiece for my new Free Quilt Pattern series- Words to Live By. I have already featured […] Read the full article →

quilled butterfly in a jar

This beautiful butterfly in a jar not only is a great way to recycle, but makes a fabulous conversation piece. It involves the easy craft of Paper quilling with colored card stock and a recycled jar, and costs just pennies to make! So I have this thing about throwing perfectly good things away.  Like pickle jars. […] Read the full article →

popsicle stick bracelets

Looking for some great ideas to keep the kids busy and happy this summer?  This Summer Camp series is a great place to find them.  Over 200 fun ideas and projects for kids.  That is a whole lot of great ideas in one place!  You can find my project, Cup Holders with Bling in the […] Read the full article →

fluorescent gossiping birds tote

Here is a little summer fun to brighten up a canvas bag!  Make a fun beach tote with my free Gossiping Birds Pattern and a blank canvas bag!  I'm here to bring some neon brightness to you on a warm summer day! I pulled out my Gossiping Birds pattern because I knew it would work well […] Read the full article →

Here is your latest Block of the Month free pattern!  I am a huge fan of Redwork Embroidery.  Because the design is outlined with very little filled areas, redwork is quick and easy to complete. And it is the centerpiece for my new Free Quilt Pattern series- Words to Live By. I have already featured […] Read the full article →

Do you love to camp or know someone else that does?  I love the look of mixed media.  For this project, I created a pattern that mixes counted cross-stitch with machine applique.  It features one of our favorite phrases since we hit the road full time in our RV. This is How We Roll was […] Read the full article →

June is a big month for weddings.  Helping to plan and execute my daughter's wedding a few years ago made me well aware of the costs that a wedding brings.  I've put together a few projects to help out with that.  With such a large selection of beautiful DIY items available, I had a never-ending source […] Read the full article →

When I found out that I was going to be a grandma, I immediately began a search for baby patterns.  All these years with no tiny people to make things for, and suddenly I have a reason to create!  The first thing on my list was a baby blanket.  With that in mind, I perused […] Read the full article →

Here is your latest Block of the Month free pattern!  I am a huge fan of Redwork Embroidery.  Because the design is outlined with very little filled areas, redwork is quick and easy to complete. And it is the centerpiece for my new Free Quilt Pattern series- Words to Live By. I have already featured […] Read the full article →

Summer is a great time for small quilting projects.  I love making small lap quilts and baby quilts.  Not only are they great handmade gifts, but they give you the opportunity to practice new techniques on a much smaller scale than a larger quilt.  Here are 10 fun quilt patterns for baby.  Most of them […] Read the full article →