Easy Valentine’s Day Cards

I’ve tended to save old cards to reuse the pieces for making new ones. All you need for these cut-out cards is a set of blank cards (such as purchased at Michael’s or other craft stores), an exacto knife, tape, glue stick, and some paper (I used some other card pieces for the color and some photo scraps).


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Easy Baby Quilt

One of my work colleagues just had a baby. Seems to be a trend lately with a bunch of my friends…and I’m not the type to want to go buy a generic baby gift in the store…so…on to quilting!


This quilt used some cotton fabrics left over from other projects (great use for extra fabric pieces!), but I did buy a little more to have some additional variety (yes, they had a girl). For the backing and edges I bought a flannel cotton fabric (super soft!). This is not full crib size- I actually took batting that was crib size and cut it in half. I’ve tended to make two at once then. Other friends that have received these quilts have used them more as a bit of a playmat. And this does not follow the traditional quilting route with the binding and finishing, so it you’re a bit newer to sewing this is likely an easier start for you. Just make the front, sew the edges, turn inside out and sew the open seam! Fantastic, unique gift!

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