If you’ve admired EPP (english paper piecing) projects from afar, I have a great beginner tutorial to make a simple pincushion! Maker Mountain Fabrics sponsored this post, which means she sent me the fabrics in addition to compensation for creating the tutorial. This pincushion only takes 17 hexies, and while I think calling it a one-night project might be a stretch, you can definitely do it in a weekend. EPP is done by hand, which makes it a great hobby for parents who are running after small children. Similar to embroidery, you can stop and start a million times without messing anything up or losing your place, which I love! All of these hexies were sewn with a minimum of one child hanging on my arm, and they loved playing with the placement of each design. The last EPP project I had on the blog was a while ago, but my son still uses this tote bag all the time.
I love rainbows! Spring weather is around the corner and I’m all about the sunshine so I rounded up a bunch of rainbow craft ideas from some of my favorite creative blogs. Some of these would be fun rainbow crafts for kids and a few of them are geared towards adults, but they’re all bright and cheery!
My Mom always had a Valentine’s Day card and gift for us growing up – I still have some of her handmade cards (you can see one in this post). There are lots of fun ideas to sew for Valentine’s Day, I rounded up a whole bunch of them from other bloggers. All of these are quick sews, and many of them are designed specifically for young kids to sew themselves, so you could use them for a fun craft next week!