Felt Ball Necklace Tutorial

DIY Felt Ball Statement Necklace tutorial on polkadotchair.com

Hey there!! It’s 10 minute Tuesday again!! Today I’m going to share with you a tutorial to create this Felt Ball Necklace. It’s really simple to make (hence the 10 minute project) and would be a great statement necklace. Most of my clothes are pretty simple.  I’m more picky about how things fit than anything else, and… 

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How to make Pillow Wraps – Kentucky Derby Craft Ideas

How to use ribbon and burlap to make Pillow Wraps

I have a set of pillows on my couch that I love to swap out each season. I’ve got a set for Christmas, Halloween and the 4th of July.  With Derby coming up I decided it was high time that I made a new set of pillows for the occasion.  I’ve used my Derby Style… 

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Monogram Zip Pouch Sewing Tutorial

Monogram Arch Top Zip Pouch Sewing Tutorial by Melissa Mortenson of polkadotchair.com

Hey there!! Remember when I said that there was a lot of “behind the scenes” stuff going on right now?… well all of it seems like it’s coming together this week.  One of the projects that I have been working on was this Monogram Zip Pouch for Sew Mama Sew. If you’ve not been over… 

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Dressed like a Daydream – DIY Tote Bag

DIY Applique Tote Bag with "Dressed Like a Daydream" Quote- how cute!

  All I can say after you read this post is that you can tell I’ve got teenagers in the house with Taylor Swift on consistent repeat.  To tell you the truth I kinda like it… I spend the entire month of January walking around the house singing “Baby I’m a nightmare dressed like a… 

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Valentine Gifts for Him, a Printable Gift Card

A free "punny" Valentine Gift Card Printable for the guy in your life!

  Head’s UP! Valentine’s Day is this Saturday! If you haven’t had the chance to pick something up for your special guy yet, I’ve got a little project that may just help you out!   I give you the “punny”  – “I don’t want 5 guys, just you” free printable Valentine. This project also kicks… 

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Sweetheart Zip Pouch: Valentine’s Day Sewing Projects

Sweetheart Zip Pouch Sewing Tutorial.. a cute and simple Valentine's Day Sewing Project

  Valentine’s Day always seems to sneak up on me a bit.  I don’t know why but it shouldn’t. It’s such a pleasant and happy holiday.  A full day devoted to apprecating those around us that we love.  We get the whole family involved with a “fancy” dinner at home and lots of chocolate for… 

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Patchwork Doll Quilt Tutorial

Patchwork Baby Doll Quilt Sewing Tutorial

      A few days before I needed to send off “the” Christmas package to my family out west, I decided that I needed to throw just “one more” gift in there.  Normally I have quite a nice time planning out projects to sew for my nieces and nephews but this year I had… 

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Quilted Pillow Tutorial

Tutorial for a simple quilted pillow. A great way to use up scraps, would be cute to change out for the different Holidays.

Wait, is Christmas over?? Well yes it is… the silly thing about Christmas is that if you make gifts for someone then blog about it, it kinda ruins the surprise.  That’s why today I’m going to share with you a tutorial for these little quilted throw pillows that I made for friends and family this… 

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Monster Gift Card Idea

DIY Monster Gift Card Holder

This post first appeared on SNAP Creativity as a part of their last minute gifts series. I’m posting it here for you in case you missed it! So we’re in the final countdown to Christmas.  Are you ready? Anyone have any last minute gifts they are working on?? Gift cards make great last minute gifts, especially… 

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Nail Polish Christmas Gift Tag Printable

Nail Polish Gift idea with free printable gift tags on polkadotchair.com

This week I’m sharing quick and easy last minute holiday gift ideas, and what’s quicker than a gift that all you have to do is attach a tag to? In October I shared this idea for these “Paint Toes” nail polish tags inspired by Pantone color chip cards.  I had a few requests for the… 

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Leather Trimmed Zippered Pouch Tutorial

DIY Leather Trimmed Zippered Pouch by Melissa Mortenson of polkadotchair.com

Today I’m excited to be sharing with you an idea for a simple zippered pouch perfect for holiday gift giving. Zip pouches are one of my all time favorite gifts to sew. They sew up quickly and you can easily personalize them to match the style of the recipient.  To add a professional touch to this… 

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Gift Wrap Ideas; DIY Printable Ribbon

DIY Printable Ribbon and Creative Christmas Gift Wrap Ideas

It looks like we are starting down the home stretch to Christmas. It’s in just 10 days… Not to panic you or anything :).  This week (and a little bit of next) I’ll be sharing some quick Christmas last minute gift ideas then I’ll be signing off until after New Years.  I have been sewing… 

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Sparkle All the Way, Nail Polish Gift Idea & Printable

Sparkle all the way printable nail polish gift tag from polkadotchair.com

Guess what?? Another nail polish gift idea… I know there have been quite a few of those shared here lately but right now nail polish seems to be a big part of my teenage girls lives, my house always seems to smell like acetone.  My girls are always looking for new nail polish colors, trying out new… 

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I need your votes – Cricut Design Space Star

DIY Gingerbread Men Garland Craft Kit, makes a great neighbor gift for Christmas!

The last few months I’ve been participating in the Cricut Design Space Star challenge.  Each month a group of bloggers takes on a challenge from Cricut to create a project around a specific theme. Then each month 10 of the projects are chosen by Cricut to participate in a “vote off” with 1st place going to… 

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