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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

9th Day of Christmas: Log Slice Floor Cushion

It's the Ninth Day of Christmas at CKC, and today our FREE pattern is one that all members of your family can enjoy!   


Isn't it cool?!  I love it when home goods are both attractive and functional. I think it would make a great gift too! Jessica designed this Log Slice Floor Cushion, and with the easy-to-follow steps she put together, I know you can begin making your own in no time!  Here's Jessica: 


Materials
Woven Fabric (1/2 yd. for circles and 1/4 yd. for side)
Scissors or Rotary Cutter
Cutting Mat, if using a rotary cutter
Ruler
Pins
Sewing Machine
Iron
Fusible Fleece (3/4 yd.)
Poly-fil Stuffing
Needle & Thread



First, we are going to cut out all of our pieces. You will need two circles of woven fabric and two circles of fusible fleece.  You will also need to cut out two rectangles that are 7”x 42 1/2”, one out of your woven fabric and one out of your fusible fleece.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

8th Day of Christmas: Holiday Ribbon Embellishments

It's the Eighth Day of Christmas, and today's free tutorial is not only super pretty but also very versatile!  You're going to learn an embellishment technique that can be used on just about anything for the holidays -- pillows, towels, wall hangings... and of course clothing! 



Aren't they adorable?!  In our free PDF, our designer Brooklyn teaches you how to make these holiday embellishments from beginning to end, with step-by-step photos and clear explanations. You will love the details! 




So amazing!  I love how the ribbons are gathered to add so much texture.  And bonus -- she even teaches us how to make those tiny red ribbon flowers!  YES!  



Look how stunning they look on a handmade dress too!  This is our Kate's Princess Dress that just released. Super adorable. 

Monday, December 11, 2017

7th Day of Christmas: Shrinky Dink Earrings

Hi! It's Shannon and I'm going to be showing you how to make shrinky dink earrings from any image! I first created these earlier this year and have been selling to friends and family. After many, MANY requests for a tutorial, I finally got the time to create one and what better time to share with with you than for the 12 Days of Christmas? These earrings are fun to make and easy to customize. They make wonderful stocking stuffers and gifts. You can really get creative and make unique, meaningful gifts for all of your loved ones without breaking the bank. 


Saturday, December 9, 2017

Weekly Wound Up


Our Twelve Days of Christmas freebie projects are still going strong! Have you gotten in on this weeks'?  We also have some cute new releases for you, plus other announcements. Let's take a look! 

New Releases

This week we have a doll downsize, a crochet pattern, and a fabulous sewing pattern for knits!



Effy's Tunic and Dress is now available in doll sizes! You can now make adorable matching doll sets with this super cute square skirt dress.



Prancer's Holiday Stocking is perfect for holding all of your holiday goodies! This crochet stocking is a great size for kids to adults, and even a beginner can easily work this one up.

Friday, December 8, 2017

6th Day of Christmas: Hemingway's Book Pillow

It's the Sixth Day of Christmas at CKC, and for today's free pattern we have a fabulous project that works awesome for gifts or for your own snuggly reading time! 



Introducing Hemingway's Book Pillow!  It's a cozy pillow, complete with a pocket for your favorite book, plus a handle on top for easy carrying.  I know lots of little people in the world who would love this!  Our designer Tiffany A. put this project together for us and I think you're going to love it too. 




All you need to make the book pillow is some fabric for the pillow cover and then an 18" x 18" pillow form to fill it.  (Did you know we have a pillow form pattern?  A store bought pillow form works great too, of course.) 

Thursday, December 7, 2017

5th Day of Christmas: Unicorn Pencil Pouch

It's the Fifth Day of Christmas at CKC, and that means another FREE pattern for you!  This one makes a perfect gift for the kids or even just a fun project to keep them busy while they wait for the big day to come. Stephanie is the designer who put this project together and I think you're going to love it.  Here she is! 


Hey there! Stephanie Baker here with a magical little freebie for you! I realize this is the 12 Days of Christmas series, but what’s Christmas without a unicorn!? Today I’ve got a fun little pencil pouch for you:

 

Let's get started!

The first step is to gather all of our supplies. For this, we just need felt and a zipper (any length will work; you can shorten it as needed). I prefer the stiffer felt for the main unicorn head pieces.  You will also need to download and print the CKC Unicorn Pencil Pouch Pieces (click here.) 

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

4th Day of Christmas: Quilt-As-You-Go Place Mat

It's the Fourth Day of Christmas at CKC and of course we have another fabulous FREE pattern for you today!  I'm really excited about this one because it includes a technique I've heard of but have never personally done before: quilting as you go. I am intrigued and must try it right away!  It's looks easier than I thought and turns out amazing!  Sheena used this technique to create a stunning piece that will work perfectly for holiday decorations as well as gifts: 


Isn't it gorgeous?!  

This project is perfect for using up fabric scraps or combining some of your favorites. And because you really do quilt as you go (and not at the end), it's like a magical project instead of overwhelming.  I'm pretty sure I won't be able to make just one!  And just look at these: 


Tuesday, December 5, 2017

3rd Day of Christmas: Mermaid Tail Stocking

It's the Third Day of Christmas at CKC and today for our FREE pattern we have something a little magical for you!  There's no doubt that lots of little girls (of all ages) are going to flip for this one!



Eek! So amazing!  Our Mermaid Tail Stocking is perfect for all the underwater folk in your life! You can sew it up with no trouble at all using our free PDF instructions with photos, and then hang it right there on the fireplace with the rest of your stockings!  Our designer Steph is nothing short of a creative genius! 



One of the things I love about this stocking is that you can choose your favorite fabrics to match the personality its owner. Does your little girl like glitter, sequins, sparkles?  Go for it!  Or is she more the camouflage type?  Why not?!  There's no doubt even some boys would love a mer-man tail stocking if you do it in fabrics they like.  

Monday, December 4, 2017

2nd Day of Christmas: Christmas Card Holder

It's the Second Day of Christmas at CKC, and that means another free project for your holiday crafting! Today Melissa will show us how to make a large Christmas decoration that is not only super cute, but also functional: 



Isn't it awesome?  One of my favorite things about the Christmas season is sending cards to friends and family, and of course hearing from them in return.  Now we have the perfect way to display them!  



You can either hang the card holder right on the wall, as we did above...

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Weekly Wound Up


 This week started off with lots of great sales for Cyber Monday, and then we added in some awesome newly released patterns. We also started our 12 Days of Christmas this week, PLUS we have a huge announcement about our tiered pricing!  Let's take a closer look at all of this and more:

New Releases


Adorabella's is an incredibly versatile pattern! The pattern includes both dress and tunic versions, as well as the pants! It can be made from all knits, or knits and woven! This set is sure to become a fast favorite!