"The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest."

Thomas Moore

Monday, March 31, 2014

Simple ideas...


I find quite often that simple ideas are used far more readily than those that take a great deal of planning and time. Over the weekend I found some tutorials that you may like to have a play with, and especially with Easter so close I had to include the simplest of bunny ears!

Craft Passion have shared step by step instructions to make these so-sweet-and-incredibly-small bunny ears. You can gift them 'as is' or fill with lavender and use as shoe stuffers or to fragrance your delicates drawer.
You'll find it here.


 If you have some decorative stitches on your sewing machine, you'll love Kerryanne's 'faux' patchwork cushion! The easy tutorial is here.


Are you dabbling in the crochet resurgence across blogdom?
If so, you will love this tutorial for crocheting around an embroidery hoop!


Do you collect doilies and old lace like I do?
Spend an afternoon making some gorgeous napkin rings from this tute! I think they'd also be gorgeous with a fat quarter or two rolled inside and given as a gift...


Wondering how to use up your stash of felt?
No words, but excellent step by step photos to make these bookmarks can be found here.




Tomorrow I have a free Easter stitchery to share with you. I'm using some of my French General stash from years ago...


Have a blessed and joy filled week!

hugs


17 comments:

Lorrie said...

Lovely bits of inspiration.

Melody said...

Thank you for these wonderful links

Julie said...

Thank You Jenny - that felt bookmark is just the absolute perfect "extra" I need to make to pop in with a friends gift ... just wonderful :-) Oh & I would be keen to try the doiley napkin rings also x0x

Cindy said...

Very cute ideas! Thanks for the links.

Heather said...

Oh! I love all the projects and I'm just itching to get out the crochet hooks. Thanks for the inspiration Jenny.

Thoeria said...

Thanks for the great links Jenny!

Rya, Rotterdam said...

Only this morning I saw your post from March 30 and that was a loud and clear "WOW!!!". I love those colours and the beautiful fabrics; my heartbeat is a little faster now. Thank you for showing them to me.
God luck, good health and God bless.
Rya, Rotterdam

Stephanie said...

So many talented and creative folks out there. Those bunnies are adorable. Which reminds me...I need to get my bunny wall hanging out.

Jeito Mineiro de Ser said...

Coisas delicadas e de bom gosto! Obrigada!
Um abraço!
Delicate taste and good things! Thank you!
Hugs!
Egléa

Sue Smith said...

Inspirational ideas Jenny. Thankyou for these - the lace is so delicate.

Teresa said...

Thanks for the links Jenny. These are great ideas - especially the bunny ears oh and the lace serviettes holders (lovd your idea for fat 1/4s!!) xx

Tammy said...

Great links . Thank you....

Cattinka said...

Hi Jenny,
I made the bunny sachets lats year and this year I am making these:
http://www.lilblueboo.com/2013/03/the-hungry-bunny-download-and-tutorial.html
maybe you like them, too?
KATRIN W.

desertskyquilts said...

Thank you for sharing your wonderful project finds. I look forward to your Easter design. It looks beautiful.

Winifred said...

I have an old embroidery hoop I inherited from a friend who died a while ago. It was her mother's & I've been wondering what to do with it. Now I know!

Thank you.

Anonymous said...

merci pour toutes vos belles idées,et de les faire partager!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jenny, Thank you for sharing, love these great ideas, will be making the rabbits ears filled with lavender, a great different idea for shoe stuffers as well as for lavender bags for drawers, under pillows etc, something very different for gifts and would be great for fetes, school stalls etc.
All the best, Judithann