June Craft Challenge

June Craft Challenge – use an embroidery  hoop in a new way!

embroidery hoop 2Just in case you are new and this is your first time visiting, here’s the scoop. For the Third Monday of every month, Amelia (my friend and fellow blogger) and I do a project or post based on one chosen DIY craft or theme, then we share our results and hopefully have inspired you to join the challenge. (The links to our challenge results can be found at the end of this post.)

I found my wooden oval embroidery hoop at one of my “frequently” visited thrift stores for a mere $0.25. As soon as I saw it I knew I wanted to make a laundry room lint bag. This would make a great craft stash holder too.


I didn’t want to spend a lot of time sewing so I dug in my fabric stash and found an old pair of pants that hadn’t been cut into material scraps yet.  I eyeballed how big I wanted the bag to be and made a straight cut across the pant leg. I turned it inside out, folded and tucked the material around the inner embroidery hoop, then added the top embroidery hoop piece. Once it was securely in place, I sewed up the bottom of the bag using the hemline on pant leg as my guide.

I flipped it back to the right side and added a left over piece of ribbon for a little whimsy. Here is a picture of what I was using as my laundry room lint bag, U G L Y  and B O R I N G!


Before I took my newly made lint bag to my laundry room, I tested it out in my craft room as a yarn holder.  I like it better as a lint bag.

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Day 12: DIY Pocket Hand Warmers

Welcome to Day 12 of my 12 Days of Christmas.

Today I share how to make easy DIY  pocket hand warmers.

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Oh the weather outside is frightful,
But the fire is so delightful,
And since we’ve no place to go,
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

I saw this idea on Sadies Seasongoods and was hooked on the plaid.

Here’s what you need:

  • flannel or fleece
  • rice or lentils
  • needle and thread or a sewing machine

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When I think of the word apron, my mind immediately thinks about both of my grandmothers baking in their kitchens, always wearing their aprons.  I’m sure the incredible smells and delicious goodies that came out of those kitchens, inspired my love of cooking and baking and as long as I can remember, I’ve always worn an apron. I am also pretty messy when I cook, bake, craft or garden and without my apron, I am sure I would have ruined many an outfit!! Continue reading 5 DIY QUICK AND EASY APRONS