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

Thomas Moore

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Web surfing wonders to make!

I spent an hour or two  last night hugging my herbal tea and surfing the web to find some simple or fun things you can make for free (or close to it!)...


I LOVE pumpkins, much to Mr E's chagrin, so I think I *must" make a few of these pincushion cuties from a tutorial shared by Crabapple Hill Studio (here)....


 
I really, really, really want to make this gorgeous table topper which is shared (with a great tutorial) HERE by Julie at The Crafty Quilter...



Are you new to quilting?
The lovely Trish over at Notes of Sincerity has a simple tutorial for making 'square in a square' blocks!
These are brilliant for a table topper or lap quilt if you want to start with a smaller project.
You'll find her tute here...



How about another little bit of block piecing?
Tessa Marie from The Sewing Chick shared her tutorial for making this tea cup block here.
This would be great for a mug rug wouldn't it?



 What about some stitchery?

Wendy has just begun a festive themed 6 week Christmas Stitchalong and if you head over here you can read all about it! Her first block is "Noel", and each block is just $2...



 What about this beautiful winter scene stitched on a heart?
The free pattern is here at Norma's blog...



 Now you know I'm a coffee fanatic so this needs to be stitched and hung in my kitchen!
You will find the step by step tutorial and pattern over HERE at Flamingo Toes (cute name, huh?).
Actually, the very first sound Mr E hears every morning is the grinding of fresh coffee beans as I prepare to start my day...



 Here's a gorgeous free Scripture stitchery from Wild Olive which is on my to-do list for September...


 

 How about a free design from me?!
The "Fresh as a Daisy"  bag is a pattern I shared over four years ago, but it's so cute I thought it deserved to be shared again!
You can download the pattern as a freebie here in my shop today...



 Now you better not tell me you've got nothing to do this weekend. ;-)
Go on, take one of these projects and have some fun!
 hugs

 

14 comments:

Baa. xxx said...

Lovely, lovely things to make! I giggled when you said hour or two! I think it'll only be that but oh, no I am still going much longer than that! Hee...hee...
Thanks for the market bag pattern - it's a sweetie.

Christine M said...

You found some really lovely projects Jenny. I love the heart.

Melody said...

Fabulous projects. We are so lucky there are so many generous and super talented people - just like you- out there

Cherice said...

Beautiful work you have done!
I'm new to embroidery and am at awe at all your work.
Simply lovely.

Where are you from?
I'm in USA, Arizona.

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Hi Cherice. I am Australian born and bred! :-)

Patricia said...

Thank you for the little purse, perfect for short trips to the store. Also, for some awesome site.

Patricia C

Lin said...

Thanks for doing all that hard work browsing for us! I love the little heart and your bag.xx

Nelly said...

Ich liebe deinen Blog und alles was du nähst und stickst.
Vieles habe ich schon nachgearbeitet.
DANKE!!!
Sei gesegnet in JESU Namen.
NELLY

Julie @ The Crafty Quilter` said...

Thanks for all of the nice links you've share today, including mine! There is sew much to do!

Victoria said...

What sweet things you have found to share! Your own designs are always a hit with me. Thank-you for everything!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing Jenny, we are blessed living in this technological world (even if parts of it bamboozles some of us - learning to do) lovely to see so much talent and creativity, thank you for your gorgeous bag pattern. Have a great week ahead, Judithann :-)

Vicki said...

I have been a avid follower/stalker of your blog for awhile now, and you never let me down. I have only one question, I love Norma's little heart and went to get the free pattern. Then I couldn't understand her language or after hitting every button was able to actually download it. I did finally just save the picture as, but would sure love an actual pattern. Is there anyway you maybe able to help me out?
I have such fun looking over the things you give us, and others blogs you find to share with us. Thank you for being so willing to share.
Hugs from afar,
Vicki

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Vicki, clicking on the photo and then saving to your computer is the only way her blog is set up to share the design.
Hugs
Jenny

Pinnylea Creations said...

Thank you for sharing these Jenny - only problem is which to do first LOL xx