Heidi’s Haunted House

Earlier this season I created a paper piecing pattern for a haunted house. You can find it in my shop here. While my pattern will not teach you how to paper piece (also some times called foundation piecing) I did have a gal who tried it out (her first time paper piecing) and it worked out great. If you want a great tutorial to get you started with paper piecing I suggest this one. Next up I am trying out my house with Christmas fabrics to see what I can come up with.

Bento Box

I made a fabric bento box, using my bento box fabric. I used a pattern from the book Stash Happy: Patchwork by Cynthia Shaffer. Lark books had posted the project for free online here. I made a few changes to the pattern by lengthening the handles and not adding a patchwork flap. I am planning to use it to store bento supplies. I tried it out with some of my washi tape, markers, and little wrapped candy, it holds quite a bit more then I expected.
I think it would make such a cute gift for someone filled with your favorite asian candies like Pocky, Matcha Kit Kat , or my favorite Konpeito
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DIY Flower Girl cross stitch

Today I wanted to share with you a quick and easy cross stitch design that I made. I’ve been wanting to do some cross stitching in the evenings when Tom is home and we are watching a movie, so I made this little design because I am excited about Spring. I’ve ordered all my garden seeds, and printed out my planting schedule. Now it’s just about waiting.
I stitched up my girl on 32 count linen (over 2) but you can stitch her on 16 count aida cloth if you prefer.
Finished she measures about 5×5.5 inches. Please remember this pattern is for personal use only.
Flower Garden Girl PDF
* printing tip-If you are trying to save ink just print page #2, choose scale to fit page.