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Cork and Mesh Embroidery – oh so cool!

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A review of Cork & Mesh cloth from the folks at DMC.
The supplies used in this post were provided by DMC.

Cork and Mesh Embroidery from DMC and Jessie At Home

At a recent conference I got to meet some great ladies from DMC. They had so many great new products. I was sent home with 2 that I fell in love with and wanted to review – the stitchable cork and the stitchable mesh.

When it was finally time to play with my new supplies, I started with the mesh. The piece of mesh is 10″ square and is reversible, silver or gold. I chose the gold side, which is odd for me, I’m usually more of a silver person, but the gold called to me for some reason. I used the image provided and laid the mesh on top then traced the image with a fine point sharpie. Then I stretched it into an 8″ hoop.

Mesh ready to embroider

I went through my DMC floss and found some colors I wanted to use, a couple greens, a yellow, a pink, and a purple. I started out tracing the stems with the darker green.

Stems done

The mesh was nice to work with. It was easy to see the holes and it stayed tight in the hoop. Even though it appears to be metal, it’s 97% nylon and the cut edges are not sharp, so no worries of being poked as you work.

I was very happy with my finished piece, and it has been put in the “to be gifted” box. I think I even know who the lucky recipient will be!

mesh embroidery done

Next I moved onto the cork cloth. It is actually machine stitchable, isn’t that cool!! I didn’t pull out any of my sewing machines, I was in the mood for more hand stitching. Again the piece is 10″ square, which is really a nice size. I found a stencil for a cute elephant online and cut out some felt I had. I stretched the cork into a hoop, which was a little more difficult then regular fabric, as it is stiffer. I futzed with it a bit and got it in nicely. Then I stitched on my elephant. It was a quick and easy project. The needle went through the fabric with ease, and the finished look is very pretty. I really like the little flecks of gold mixed in with the cork.

Cork embroidery done

I really enjoyed using both these products. You can find them at your local craft store or from Amazon at the links below. Enjoy!

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Cross Stitch Style Tutorial

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Here’s a tutorial to go with a cross stitch box from Cross Stitch Style by 3birds Design. Products used in this review were provided by Pulsar.

Cross Stitch Style by 3 Birds Design review and tutorial from Jessie At Home

Hello all! Today I have a Cross Stitch Tutorial for you! Here is what you will need:
Cross Stitch Box from Cross Stitch Style by 3birds Design, found at Joanne Fabrics and Hobby Lobby
Cross Stitch Needle (I used size 22)
Embroidery Floss in 5 colors (I used Kreinik metallics)
Paint for box (I used Deco Art Color Shift)
Sponge paint brush. (more…)

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Colorful Crochet!

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Bursting with bright colors, 7 free crochet patterns to color your world.

I love color! It’s just so fun to play around with, and that’s just what these designers have done. Here are some super colorful free crochet patterns for you to enjoy!

Colorful Crochet free crochet pattern round up from Jessie At Home

Here are the names and links of each pattern. (more…)

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Crafty Love Link Party #22

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Hello! Welcome to the June Crafty Love Link Party #22, hosted by Marie Segares and me. Our first party with crafts (not just knit) went very well. Keep sharing and inviting your friends and this will become quite the awesome party every month!

Be sure to share this link party with all your crafty friends so they can link up as well, and find new and fun craft projects around the web. Every month, the Crafty Love Link Party will open up on the first Thursday at 1:00 a.m. Eastern and close on the last Thursday at 11:55 p.m. Eastern. Share your latest crafts projects, patterns, tutorials, tips, and WIPS, and be sure to stop by and leave comments on other projects, too! Here are the 5 most clicked links from last month – OK, 6, there was a tie for 5th.

Crafty Love Link Party 22
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Magnetic Schedule Chalk Board Tutorial

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Learn to make this magnetic schedule chalk board to keep track of your family! 

Magnetic Schedule Chalk Board from Jessie At Home

Products used were provided by Rustoleum.

This schedule board is easy and fun to make and very useful! The back board is magnetic and the black strips are little chalk boards with magnets on the back; so as things change and move around, you can move them on the board! (more…)

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Kyla and Vada Learn to Crochet!! (Plus a coupon and Giveaway!)

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Kyla and Vada learned to crochet with Crochet Kits provided by Leisure Arts. Plus a coupon and a giveaway.

A while back Leisure Arts sent us 2 Learn to Crochet Kits so the girls could finally learn to crochet. I know, many of you will say I didn’t need a kit to teach them, but to be honest, I really wanted the guide and all the pictures to help me. And the Learn to Crochet Kit had all of that, and more!

Leisure Arts Learn to Crochet Kit review from Jessie At Home

You can purchase your own kits HERE, and you can use the code (more…)

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Cricut Wrap Flowers

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Got Cricut? Need flowers? Here’s how and it’s easy..well mostly easy, and lots of fun. The products used in this review were provided by Cricut.

How to make Cricut rolled flowers from Jessie At Home

I’ve been wanting to compare all the Cricut flowers for a while now, so I thought I would take advantage of the many flower parts and make a little tutorial for you. But first (more…)

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