Thursday, October 2, 2014

Halloween Countdown Cards - FREE Printable

I told you I'd be back soon.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5du7CT9mvPdb05CUWp3WHdJZWc/edit?usp=sharing

Today I am sharing a free printable of {30} printable 3" x 4" cards full of fun Halloween activities, jokes, and riddles.  Think things you are already doing for Halloween: carving pumpkins, going to the pumpkin patch, baking pumpkin recipes, etc. The activities are nothing overblown and don't require preparation in advance. If you've made my Halloween Countdown Calendar, they are the perfect size to slip right into those pockets. (The pattern is available here and for only $5 for a few more days. All my Countdown patterns are $5 right now!)


 {I hang my countdown on my pantry door}


https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5du7CT9mvPdb05CUWp3WHdJZWc/edit?usp=sharing
 {click on image to access download}

Yes, there are only 30 cards, but 31 days in October. The reason? Simple. I honestly don't see myself doing a Halloween activity a night with my family. I enjoy Halloween but it isn't my favorite holiday. Choose the activities you want to do and slip into the pockets on the day you want to do that activity.  For the days without a card? Do whatever you want! Slip a piece of candy in. Get some fun Halloween goodies from the dollar bins at Target, straws, pencils, etc. Keep it simple. Or you can be like me and just not do something that night! Keeping it real folks! (I did throw in some blank cards to write your own.) The point is to have fun and to create memories with your family. Keep it simple.

Don't have a Countdown Calendar? No problem. Print them out, pick the activities you want to do, punch a hole in the corner and slip on a binder ring. Done. No binder ring? Gotcha covered. A length of cute ribbon works just fine too. See my Thanksgiving and Christmas Countdown cards below? Same idea.



So there you go! Something super simple but oh so fun for this great time of year. I love fall and the lead up to my favorite time of year, Christmas. Can't believe we are already at October. How in the world did that happen? 2015 will be here before we know it.

Be back soon with more goodies. Promise

Thursday, September 25, 2014

New Patterns and Such

Today I am here sharing some fun new patterns with you all! I've been sewing up a storm lately and here are two new patterns that I hope you love as much as I do. When I made these projects for the first time, I had no intention on making them patterns. I shared them on Instagram and had lots of interest so patterns they became! Although I haven't been posting here, you can find me on Instagram sharing what I'm working on in my sewing room. You can find me @everydaycelebrations. I still plan to post here, but I will be sharing over on Instagram much more frequently.

First up is the Fairground Mini. This is a mini version of the Fairground quilt I made for the Moda Bake Shop. (You can find the original pattern here.)


Mini quilts are so fun to make! They are quick and oh so cute because of their size. Mini quilts make the perfect gift for a sewing friend to hang in their sewing room. Or you can make the a single block and add to bags, quilts, or other sewing accessories. Or if you have a little miss in your life, mini quilts make the perfect dolly quilt. Because dollies need cute quilts too!




Next is the pattern I'm really excited about. Say hi to the All Season Patchwork Pillow. (The pattern includes templates for both the Christmas and Halloween styles.)


These pillows are quick and the perfect project for the beginning sewer.  How cute would these make as a gift this holiday season? I promise they take no time to make and are a great way to personalize your holiday decor. This pillow has an envelope back which makes switching out a breeze!





Why am I so excited about this pattern? Well, I plan on making many more styles of this pillow for various occasions. Think Thanksgiving, Valentines, sport teams, etc.  I first made the Halloween style after I had a good pile of scraps after making a Halloween quilt. (More on that later.) I loved it so much that I knew I needed one for Christmas. Then I started thinking of the possibilities. There are a ton. So this is the plan. The future styles will all follow this basic pattern but you can come back to my blog and get the templates needed for the new styles for free! One pattern but endless styles and options! Fun right?

Well that's enough for tonight. I will be back soon with some more patterns and some free tutorials for the blog! Promise it won't be as long as my last break. ;)

Friday, March 21, 2014

Tutorial: April Showers Baby Quilt

Happy March! So I hate to say it but it has been AWHILE since I last posted. I am still here, but I've had other responsibilities as of late, none sewing related in the slightest. However, I am very happy to be sharing some of my latest sewing today on the blog. 

If you click through, you'll notice I've been doing some cleaning and sprucing up on the blog. On the right sidebar are links to my tutorials, Pinterest, and Instagram.  I also added a link to all the quilts I've made to date. (Or at least the ones I've photographed.) I receive many emails, mainly from Pinterest pins, asking me about patterns, fabrics, etc for my quilts. So I hope this will help answer those questions!

Today I am here to share with you a tutorial I whipped up for the Moda Bake Shop. (I LOVE doing projects for them.) I made two little baby quilts using the wonderful new line April Showers by Bonnie and Camille.  The Baby Showers quilts are the same design, but each use a different placement of the blocks. To make each quilt all you need are 10 fat quarters, background yardage, backing, and binding.  They really are easy and quite a fun project! I hope you enjoy.




Happy Friday! 

LeAnne

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

A Full Shop + More to Come!

Well, Believe has come and gone and it was a sparkling success! Thanks to you who came out and said hi and thanks to all those I met! I couldn't believe the crowd and I was one busy girl.

I sold out of most of my stock the first night, which was a total surprise! My banners were cleaned out before I could blink. However, I will have some up in the shop in the next week or two. (Definitely before Thanksgiving. Lots of sad faces when I said they were sold out. ) Here is one lone banner leftover from the boutique, you can find it here.



My advents were also gone in a flash. I was hoping to bring home a couple for the shop and had one lone Christmas Advent left, I made 15, and I listed it this morning and it was gone in 5 minutes.


There are two Thanksgiving Advents left and they are listed here.

So what's left?

Well like with all Craft Boutiques, some things sell and some don't.  I have some owl totes left.  Remember these cute guys?! It's been while since they've been in the shop and I am happy they're back. They really are fun to make.










Then there's the quilts. I actually sold one quilt at the boutique, my favorite one. It was a chevron quilt made from my last orphaned Bliss charm pack. It was another fun project, my first time working with Minky.  Will definitely be making more baby quilts with Minky. I was smart and at least snapped one photo.


There are four quilts left and they are listed in the shop. I love the aqua herringbone.


Then there's the stockings. These were a big hit in the shop two Christmases ago and I am happy to introduce a gray color to the mix. These are available now and I can personalize with whatever letters you need.




So there you go! That's what's left from the last four months of sewing/crafting and staying up way too late. It was a great weekend but now it's back to reality. What's first on my list? Really cleaning my house and potty training a two-year old. Wish me luck!

Thanks for reading!

LeAnne

Friday, November 8, 2013

Believe Boutique {THIS WEEKEND}

Happy Friday to everyone!

Just dropping in before I head off to the Believe Boutique. If you are in the Valley, come check out the boutique! It's going to be quite the event.  125+ vendors, music, food, and lots of Christmas spirit! The event starts today, Friday, November 8th at 4PM to 9:30PM. Tomorrow doors open at 10AM to 3PM.


I have lots of fun goodies that will be at the boutique, so if you are local, come on over! (I will have Countdowns, Owl Totes, Quilts, Banners, and more!)  I will be posting some pictures to my new Instagram account so follow me @everydaycelebrations.  Any items I bring home will be listed in my Etsy shop next week.

Happy Friday!

LeAnne

Can you believe it's November and the holiday season is upon us?

Monday, October 14, 2013

countdown cards + calendars + to dos

Last week my to do list was about a mile long. I was beyond thrilled when it looked like this on Saturday night: