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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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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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Holy LEGO Batman!

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Here’s a review of all sorts of fun items to go with the iTunes and DVD release of the LEGO Batman Movie. The products in this post were provided by LEGO.

So, last week a box arrived from LEGO. Kyla and I pulled everything out and piled it on the dinning room table. There was so much stuff! Look at it all!

Holy LEGO Batman!

That’s right, it’s all LEGO Batman!! The digital release on iTunes is May 19th, and it will be available on DVD on June 13th. Now let’s celebrate with some fun goodies! (more…)

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LEGO Friends! So much fun!!

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Lots of LEGO fun here At Home! The Lego kit reviewed in this post was given to me by LEGO for an honest review.

Guess who I met at the SNAP Blogger Conference last week? LEGO!!! I love LEGO!! Honestly, they were the sponsor I was most looking forward to meeting.

We are certainly a LEGO family in this house. You should see the creations that happen (OK, I believe I’ve shared some of them with you in the past, such as HERE and HERE) I tend to forget to take pictures when we create something big and impressive because I’m always having so much fun. I’ll work on that.

Some of our Lego Friends (more…)

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Coloring Greeting Cards by Leisure Arts

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The products used in this review were provided by Leisure Arts for an honest review.

Leisure Arts Coloring Cards and Gel Pens review and giveaway from Jessie At Home

Have you seen these fun coloring greeting cards from Leisure Arts? Well the girls and I got our hands on some Birthday Cards, Thank You Cards, and Gel Pens to test out and test them out the girls did! (more…)

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Softee Baby Yarn Review

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The yarn used for this review was provided by Yarnspirations. All opinions are my own. Thank you.

Bernat Softee Baby yarn review from Jessie At Home

Softee Baby yarn by Bernat has been one of my go-to yarns for quite a while now. I discovered how much I liked it when the girls were toddlers and I needed a yarn that was washable and not too thick. Softee Baby is 100 acrylic, and is a DK weight. It is also super soft! (more…)

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