Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Valentine's Day Candy Jar Heart Fabric Wrap - Tutorial Tuesday

If you're looking for a unique sewing or crafting project idea for a Valentine's Day candy jar, make your own homemade fabric jar wrap. This easy sewing project wraps around a glass canning jar!
Homemade Candy Jar Fabric Wrap for Valentine's Day

Along with your regular sewing supplies, for this project you will need:

  • 4" x 13.5" backing fabric
  • 4" x 13.5" front fabric
  • 4" x 13.5" batting
  • 2.5" x 2.5" red fabric scraps for the hearts - you'll need 3 or 4
  • Canning jar
  • Glue stick
  • Heart template downloaded from here
Remember, Jo-Ann's is a great source for all your sewing and crafting supplies. And don’t forget to save even more with their online coupons!
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You can find the step-by-step how to directions for the homemade Valentine's Day heart fabric candy jar wrap right here:

Friday, January 15, 2021

Foster Kitten Friday

Happy Foster Kitten Friday from the Wild West Gang! While there were times it did feel like the Wild West, we also had plenty of times when it didn't. 

Need a lap cat? They've got ya covered!

Prefer cats who do their resting on a cat tree? Check that off the list.

Snuggle-on-the-floor cats? Yep.

What about kittens who take good pictures? You betcha.
Wyatt Earp
Annie Oakley
Calamity Jane
How about a kitty who has his own weekly show? You're covered there, too!

Learn more about living with the Wild West Foster Kitten Gang here.

Watch all the episodes of The Adventures of Wyatt Earp, the Foster Kitten with no back feet, here.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

How to Make a Stuffed Snowman from Toilet Paper - No-Sew Tutorial Tuesday

Today's Tutorial Tuesday is all about how to make a quick and easy stuffed snowman. This no-sew snowman is made with rolls of toilet paper! 
Easy Homemade Stuffed Fabric Snowman Made from a Roll of Toilet Paper

For this project you'll need:
  • 2 rolls of toilet paper, one larger than the other
  • 2 white fat quarters measuring approx 18" x 22"
  • 1 piece of fleece measuring 10" x 18"
  • 1 piece of fleece measuring 3" x 24"
  • Assorted buttons
  • Hot glue
  • Scissors
Remember, Jo-Ann's is a great source for sewing and crafting supplies. And don’t forget to save even more with their online coupons!
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Disclosure: Deb's Days is a participant in affiliate advertising programs designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to affiliated sites. This means that, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a small commission if you click through and make a purchase. Your purchase helps support my work in bringing you new sewing and crafting content.

Ready for the directions? The step-by-step how to tutorial for the quick and easy stuffed snowman made with a roll of toilet paper is right here:
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Friday, January 8, 2021

Foster Kitten Friday

Hello from the Wild West Gang! Well, we're down to three. This was the week Wild Bill headed off to find his forever home. It's always a sad day when one of the little foster kitties leaves your home. You've fed them, cleaned up after them, played with them, and loved them. For two months Wild Bill has been part of our family and, while we're sad to see the sweetie go, we're excited for him and his new family.

Saying their goodbyes
Wild Bill saying his goodbyes
Just us now
It's always interesting how the dynamics change when one of the siblings takes off. Calamity Jane has now become the instigator. In the last few days she's been in the kitchen sink, made her way onto the dining room table to try and eat sunflower seeds, licked bacon grease off the pan next to the stove, and tried to figure out how a toilet worked.
Annie Oakley has turned into Wyatt Earp's bodyguard. Plays with him, tries to take his prosthesis off (check out his video to see her in action), and moves her body out of the way so he can have a spot to eat at the breakfast plate. And loves him and makes sure he takes good pictures.
Actually, the love has been pretty free flowing from everyone this week. They've been good to Wyatt Earp, and boy has he needed it.
Wyatt Earp and Calamity Jane
Love fest
The famous Wyatt Earp
Do check out this week's Wyatt video. He's had a bit of a tough one.

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

How to Make Homemade Valentine's Day Cards - Tutorial Tuesday

Make Homemade Note Cards for Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Thank You Notes, and More!

With Valentine's Day coming up next month, I thought it would a good time to bring back this handmade Valentine's Day card sewing and crafting project idea. If you have some extra fabric scraps or strips just hanging around you'd like to use up, this quick and easy project could be just what you've been looking for.

Homemade Valentine's Day Fabric Note Cards

In addition to the standard sewing supplies, for this project you will need:
  • Fabric strips, 1” to 1 ½” wide in varying lengths
  • 8” x 10” piece of muslin for foundation
  • Cardstock
  • Heart template – make your own or download HERE or HERE
Remember, Jo-Ann's is a great source for sewing and crafting supplies. And don’t forget to save even more with their online coupons!
JOANN Stores

Disclosure: Deb's Days is a participant in affiliate advertising programs designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to affiliated sites. This means that, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a small commission if you click through and make a purchase. Your purchase helps support my work in bringing you new sewing and crafting content.

As usual, we have a step-by-step how-to tutorial to go along with it. Originally filmed in 2013 (when I had a cold - and you can sure tell it!) it's still a fun DIY craft to whip up super quick. You can also make your own Mother's Day cards, thank you notes, Christmas cards, and more using the idea!

You can find the homemade note card project tutorial right here:

Friday, January 1, 2021

Foster Kitten Friday - The New Year's Edition

Happy New Year from the Wild, Wild, Wild, Wild, Wild, Wild, Wild West Gang!

It's a new year and everyone is taking on a new role.

Annie Oakley is the thief, stealing a kitty blanket away from me...

and dragging it across the room.
Scratch that. Wild Bill is the thief, taking the tape measure when I was trying to remeasure Wyatt Earp's legs.
Now I remember...Annie Oakley is the jumper. Straight from the floor to the counter-top height table in one swift move. (And barely captured by my camera.)
No, wait a minute. Calamity Jane is the one who is the jumper.
Feet in the air in this picture.
And Wyatt? Well, he's the three legged cat who takes over my keyboard...
and the back of my recliner any chance he gets.
What? Did I say three legged cat? Sure did. You'll have to watch his video to find out more...