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Embroidered Messenger Bag Tutorial – A great use for your finished embroidery

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This embroidered messenger bag was inspired by the embroidered turtle I made last year from a Global Artisan kit. I knew I needed to make it into something for Vada, because she’s my turtle-loving child. Vada’s in middle school this year, and is getting more social. I thought of making a petite messenger bag for her because it’s a great way to show off the fun little turtle, and she’s not into purses. She loves it, and I hope you do too!

Embroidered Messenger Bag Sewing Tutorial by Jessie At Home
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Learn to Make Woven Wall Hangings – this is so fun!

| Art, Book Review, Crafts, Home Decor, Weaving, Yarn

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Woven wall hangings always feel comfy and homey to me. Now you can learn to make them yourself with the help of this comprehensive book. Learn terms, weaving stitches, techniques and more, then get weaving. Follow the patterns in this book, or create your own using the skills you will learn.

There is a giveaway for a copy of this book at the end of this post. The giveaway ends March 24, 2020.

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Luck of the Irish wall decor featuring Clover Amour steel crochet hooks

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The Luck of the Irish wall decor was inspired by my Clover Amour Steel Crochet Hooks. I wanted to try them out in a fun way. So this mixed media creation was born! It’s super fun to make because it uses a variety of crafts and skills. You can follow along with the tutorial or just use it as a general guide and come up with your own version. The most important thing is that you have fun!

At the end of the tutorial you can enter to win a set of Clover Amour Steel Crochet Hooks. Giveaway ends on March 23, 2020.

Luck of the Irish wall decor featuring Clover steel hooks by Jessie At Home
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Mini Maker Embroidery Kits: review and tips

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Mini Maker embroidery kits from Leisure Arts are a great way to get your embroidery fix. The designs are modern, beautiful, and full of a variety of stitches. Instructions with images are give for each stitch. Also, the thread is comes tied onto a card, ready to go.

Today I have a review of two of the kits I tried out, a few tips for you, and even a giveaway at the end of this post. The giveaway ends on March 16, 2020, so be sure to enter in time!

Mini Maker Embroidery Kits review and tips from Jessie At Home
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Fair Isle Crochet – With just 1-2 colors per row!

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Fair Isle Crochet Projects: 8 Traditional Projects using Fair Isle Technique by Melissa Leapman Blowney will teach you to create patterns with multiple colors. Only two colors are used per row, and the unused color is worked over, thus weaving it into the fabric.

There is a giveaway for this book at the end of this post, so be sure to stick around. The giveaway ends on March 10, 2020.

Fair Isle Crochet Book Review from Jessie At Home
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Origami Photo Frame – Make this any size you want!

| Crafts, Home Decor, Origami, Origami Pattern, Paper Crafts, Video

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The Origami Photo Frame is a great way to show off a favorite photo, drawing, or business card. There are so many items that would benefit from one of these lovely frames. You will find the written and pictorial pattern for the Origami Photo Frame below. There are also instructions at the end of the pattern on how to make the frame any size.

Origami has been one of my hobbies since I was 8 years old. My grandmother introduced me to origami and it remains something that keeps her close to my heart. I’m pleased to be able to share this ancient art form with you! You can find more Origami Pattern Tutorials here: https://www.jessieathome.com/origami-patterns/

Origami Photo Frame - origami tutorial by Jessie At Home
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Let’s Paint Live with Plaid – A great way to learn or improve your painting skills.

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Let’s Paint Live with Plaid is wonderful for painters of nearly all levels. From someone who wants to learn, to a seasoned painter, Let’s Paint Live is fun for all. In addition to that, it’s doable for all! You can follow along exactly, or even change things up to make your painting unique.

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Creativation 2020 – Sneak Peaks and More Awesomeness from AFCI and TNNA

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Creativation 2020 was so awesome! I spent last weekend in Phoenix and saw so many incredible new products that I am excited to share with you. I made new connections and got to catch up with old connections. I also spent time with some of my friends who I only see at trade shows and conferences. It was wonderful!

Creativation 2020 - Sneak Peaks and More - Wrap Up from Jessie At Home
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Mosaic Knitting – One color per row technique!

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The Beginner’s Guide to Mosaic Knitting by Melissa Leapman teaches a one color per row technique making mosaic knitting more approachable. If you’ve been a bit intimidated by mosaic knitting in the past, then this technique is a great way to give it a go!

You will find a giveaway for a copy of Mosaic Knitting at the end of this post. The giveaway ends on 2/18/20.

Mosaic Knitting - One color per row technique! - Book Review from Jessie At Home
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DIY Lamb Baby Decor – these make great gifts!

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DIY Lamb Baby Decor has been popular for longer then I’ve been around! This little lamb cross stitch is sweet and cute and can be personalized. What a great way to remember a special baby and a special day. Plus, there are additional crafts in the lamb design to make a whole set!

DIY Lamb Baby Decor - review from Jessie At Home
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Ficstitches Yarns – Combine two of your favorite hobbies.

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Ficstitches Yarns kits say they combine two of your favorites – crochet and reading – but I say it’s three; you can’t forget getting pretties in the mail! After all, what could be more awesome then pretty crochet goodies and a good read in the mail? Maybe if they were delivered with chocolate and a hot beverage by a cute and fluffy dog. However, this is reality, so no delivery puppies.

Stick around ’til the end of this post for a chance to win a Spring 2020 kit – Giveaway ends February 9, 2020.

Ficstitches Yarn - combine two of your favorite hobbies - reveiw from Jessie At Home
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Embroidered Country Gardens – so many stitch ideas!

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Embroidered Country Gardens is packed full of beautiful botanical stitched creations. Furthermore, Lorna Bateman packed the first half of the book with a bevy of embroidery stitches, tips and techniques. This book should be on the shelf of every embroiderer!

Embroidered Country Gardens - so many stitch ideas - review from Jessie At Home
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Dimensional Paint and Paint Marbling Tutorial: Make a Happy Flower!

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Dimensional paint and paint marbling are so fun! I just love playing with paint, I find it incredibly relaxing and enjoyable. Both of these techniques require the right products used the right way. Today I plan on helping you with both.

Happy Flower - Dimensional Paint and Paint Marbling Tutorial by Jessie At Home
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Embroidery and Sage – Beautiful and modern embroidery kits made in the USA!

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Embroidery and Sage kits feature fun, modern designs and high quality products. The online shop contains a wonderful selection of kits in various skill levels. You will find kits that can be completed by a beginner, and others that will keep an experienced embroiderer entertained. Alexis has even created some easy to follow videos to help with the stitches.

Embroidery and Sage - beautiful and moder embroidery kits review from Jessie At Home
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