Jacquelynne Steves

Rustic Twig Vase: A Super Easy, Inexpensive Way To Bring A Bit Of The Outdoors Inside

This Rustic Twig Vase is one of my favorite projects! I love the rustic and natural look of this vase. It is a great way to bring a little bit of the outdoors inside and you can change out the ribbon and the flowers according to the season. This is practically a no-cost project! I had this vase in the back of the closet, it was one of those cheap vases included in florist’s arrangements. The twigs were found in the backyard. It took me about 90 minutes total to collect and cut the twigs and assemble the vase. Wouldn’t this be so cute on your dining table, buffet or even your mantel? (more…)

27 Super Cute Free Projects To Sew & Quilt For Easter

Easter will be here before we know it! And with about a month to go, who can resist cute little bunnies, beautifully embellished Easter eggs and sweet little lambs? We have gathered together 27 Super Cute Free Projects to Sew and Quilt for Easter. All of these FREE projects are perfect for gift giving or decorating your own home.

At the time of this writing, all of the links below are correct. If you have a question about a specific project, please contact the owner that particular blog. Thanks!

 

Quick, Easy, Scrappy Easter Egg Place Mat

Chevron Easter Egg Hoop Art

 

Easter Bunny Pattern and Tutorial

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Answers to your frequently asked questions!

Last week I sent out an email to some of my followers, asking them what their biggest questions and struggles were. We got A LOT of responses! But the same questions and themes seemed to come up over and over- people want to learn embroidery, wool applique, and they struggle with getting projects done.

Below is a Facebook Live Video that I shot to answer the most Frequently Asked Questions. By the way, The Art of Home Club, which I mention in the video, is open only today through Friday March 15, 2019, then we’ll close to new members until summer. Click here to find out more!!

Here are the links mentioned in the video:

Introduction to embroidery- Hints and suggested supplies

Transferring designs & using interfacing

Basic stitches- backstitch, French knot, satin stitch

Free embroidery patterns can be found here

How to sort your UFO’s and let some go

Tips for finishing UFO’s

 

I hope you found this helpful! Remember, our Club is open only for a few days! Here are some photos of what we are currently working on:

Win a copy of Pat Sloan’s new book, Celebrate the Seasons

(Before we get started… The Art of Home Club is only open to new members a few times per year, and we’re opening SOON!! Want to know more?? Click HERE to find out all about it & to get on the waiting list and be eligible for special free bonuses!!)

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In the studio…

There’s so much going on here at home and in the studio! We have a lot of birthdays in our family from the end of January to the beginning of March- it’s a good excuse to get together as often as possible and eat cake! Here is my adorable grand-niece, wearing her “gwasses.”

The weather has been quite chilly, and Alfie enjoys just hiding out in his bed, he likes to make a little “den” with a nice heavy quilt:

But it makes him pretty sleepy!

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25 Free St. Patrick’s Day Projects to sew & craft

St. Patrick’s Day is 3 weeks away. Did you know that Shamrocks are not only the national emblem of Ireland but also the national flower? Or that the holiday was originally associated with the color blue? Read some more fun facts about St. Patrick’s day here.

We’ve gathered 25 great FREE St. Patrick’s Day sewing and craft projects that will fill your home with green and have you saying “Kiss me, I’m Irish!” before you know it.

(As of the writing of this post, all of the links below are correct. If you have a question about a specific project, please contact the owner of that particular website.)

St. Patrick’s Day Mug Rug Tutorial

 

Flying Kite Tea Towel Embroidery Pattern

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Free Embroidery Pattern- Happy Snowman!

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What a happy little guy! Here in the northern hemisphere, the winter is hanging on for just a bit longer, but cute snowmen always cheer me up! What will you do with this Free Happy Snowman Embroidery Pattern? I think it would be very cute on a dish towel or mug rug. Or you could start working on a Christmas stocking for next year… Try using all different shades of blue, or classic red & green Christmas colors!  It would also be cute to print out for coloring sheets for your kids or grandkids (or yourself!)

Click here to download the free PDF pattern.

Getting creative with a pattern is something I LOVE to do- I love seeing how many different ways I can use it. That’s why I started The Art of Home Club– every month, I not only give you lots of new super cute patterns, but I give you TONS of ideas for how to use them! Scroll down to the bottom of this post to see some photos of our adorable Club projects!

We only up enrollment to new members a few times per year- You can sign up in the box below to get on our waiting list and we’ll let you know more when we open our doors to new members!

Did you know that I have lots of embroidery videos to help you get started with hand embroidery? It’s a great hobby that anyone can do! If you are a complete beginner, I’ll show you everything you need to know, from supplies to basic stitches, to help you get started. And even if you have experience with embroidery, you may pick up a few new tips! Videos are right below!

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Super Tips For Organizing Your Sewing Space

A few weeks ago I shared 27 Sewing Projects You Can Make to Organize Your Sewing Space and Your Life.  Today let’s talk about ways to organize your sewing space. Whether your sewing space is big or small, here are some great ways to keep it organized. Personally, I really like a neat space to create in, it helps me to be more relaxed. AND- I hate it when I’m looking for something in my studio and I can’t find it! That wastes valuable creating time! Finally, when your area is a pleasant, pretty place to be, you’re much more likely to want to spend time there.

P.S.- This post is FULL of ideas! You’ll want to pin this to your Pinterest boards, and/or save to your Facebook page so you can refer to it again!

In my video, Messy or Neat?, you’ll find some great ideas for staying organized and keeping your creative “mojo”:

 

Patchwork Posse offers some great tips and how-to’s for organizing your sewing room. From storage, to folding your fabric, to your sewing room layout,  you’ll find some fantastic ways to keep yourself organized:

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Sweet, Savory & Cocktails Too…50 Valentine’s Day Recipes

We’ve gathered together 50 Valentine’s Day recipes- because nothing says “I love you” more than a gift made with your own hands. Here, you’ll find appetizers, main dishes, desserts and cocktails- You can plan a whole Valentine’s Day meal! Whether romantic or for the whole family, it’s a beautiful, creative thing to do for the ones you love!

And, once you’ve made some sweet treats, share them with your loved ones in my DIY Valentine Treat Bags. What a super sweet way to say “I Love You”!!! (See below.)

*Please note that at the time of writing this post, all links are correct. If you have a question about a particular recipe, please contact the owner of that particular site.

 

Linzer French Toast for Valentine’s Day

 

M&M’s Valentine’s Day Cookie Bars

 

Mini Heart Shaped Pizzas

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25 Valentine’s Day Projects That Will Fill Your Home With Love

Love is in the air! I love to decorate for Valentine’s Day- it’s just so darn pretty and cheerful in the house with all those pops of red and pink. I think the cheerful colors really help to brighten up the place in the midst of gray winter days, and of course the hearts kind of feel like a little hug every time you look at them. So, we’ve looked and looked, and we’ve found 25 Valentine’s Day projects to fill your home with love.

Enjoy these free patterns and projects!

(As of the writing of this post, all links are correct. If you have a question about a specific project, please contact the owner of that particular website.)

“You’re My Jam” Embroidery Hoop Art

Twisted Hearts Quilt

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