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We’ve had our hands full this Tuesday, convincing our in-house bulldog Roxy to pose for pictures of dog-themed DIYs. Not a bad task for a Tuesday, right? Well, it took a little coaxing but she sat for us in the end.

Pet Themed Projects in Dog-Gone It

Fortunately for us, the DIYs took no convincing. For the dog-lovers out there (and we know there are a lot of you!), here’s a couple of playful little projects for your favourite pup. The fabrics? We dug into our Dog-Gone It collection, of course! This preppy group by Jackie McFee walks the line between sartorial style and lovable doggishness. Our gal Roxy may not have been too impressed by our choice of breed, though – both the collection and the table runner feature Dachshunds, not bulldogs.

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08 August

I have always added a placemat in my kid’s lunch box because I know they can be messy eaters. Over the years I have noticed that it has become a trend and most schools are now asking for one.  I have always used a Camelot Fabrics print that would represent my child’s favorite character and I decided to share with you the fun I had making this year’s placemat for my little monkey!
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03 September

I hope you’ve enjoyed last week’s post showing how to make a pencil case for your kids.  This week I want to show you how to make a place mat by making just a few changes to one of our table runner patterns.

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I’m sure you’ve seen our great pattern  “The Sky is Falling” Table Runner by Melissa Stramel of Lilac Lane Patterns.  I really love that pattern so I decided to re-work it into a place mat.  This can be so much fun with any one of our fabric collection.  Can you imagine fussy cutting from one of our licensed brand that your kid loves?  In this How-To, I chose to feature our Happy Thoughts collection.

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25 August

In our Moody Monday we spoke of the new Star Trek collection that is launching soon and showed the panel we made in trapunto.    A few people asked me what I meant by trapunto so I thought I should explained this technique on our How To Tuesday!

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09 August

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Happy Tuesday! Can you believe that there are 10 more days until Christmas?? I finally got my tree up and decorated this weekend, and gosh – does it look and smell heavenly!!

 

Time for this week’s How To’s Day! Today we are featuring our easy fabric gift wrap ideas, just in time for your upcoming gift-wrapping sessions (complete with a cup of hot cocoa and your favorite holiday movie). If you’re like me, you’ve got a couple of last minute gifts to pick up… and never seem to have enough wrapping paper. Where does it all go? Haha. Well, no worries – because your overflowing fabric stash can help you out! So many pretty options to choose from, and it makes it that more special!

 

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There are 4 unique gift-wrapping options we’re sharing with you! We’ve got all of your gift wrapping challenges covered. Click MORE to see the full tutorials.

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15 December