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Handmade Handwarmers Tutorial

Hello and welcome to Thimbles and Thread, where today, I will be sharing a quick tutorial on a fun wintertime craft I enjoy making for family and friends. To start off, you will need to gather your supplies: Fun and festive fabric, rotary cutter, self-healing mat and quilting ruler, scissors, sewing machine, coordinating or matching thread, funnel and rice. I always like to have some Christmas music playing while I'm crafting, but that step is optional! Ha ha! 








You will want to cut your squares to your desired width. This year I cut them into 4 1/2 inch squares. I've made them 4 inch squares in the past.






The red warmers on top are 4 inches versus 4 1/2 inch warmers underneath. I thought I would show you both so you could choose which size you'd prefer. 4 inches is perfect size to clasp in your hand, but I ended up liking the bigger ones in the end.







Here you can see the difference between the 2 sizes before they are sewn.






Once you have your squares cut, you will need to place t…

Babies are heaven sent

One of the ladies my sister  works with asked me to make some baby goodies to give to her new grandbaby. The parents to be really like orange and blue so I went to my favorite quilt/fabric store and picked out some cute fabric. The felt the shoes are made out of is "vintage blue" from MFT.
 I also made a few things for a friend's grandbaby who had a "storybook" shower last weekend. I whipped up a few things for her as well with the same fabric.

 I packaged everything up in one of my classic book boxes that I love making (no pun intended). It fit the storybook theme perfectly.
 Instead of a card, I made a library card & pocket for the inside of the book. I thought it was a cute thematic touch. You can see the box opened in the photo below. I have so much fun working on baby things. I oftentimes share things on Instagram that I don't blog about. Follow me @kellylunceford to stay up to date on all of my projects!

Baby boy booties

It's no secret that I get invited to a lot of baby showers. Lately it seems that I am always working on something baby related. I decided to take some time and get a head start on some of the more time-consuming parts of the gift ensembles I like to give. I pulled a comfy chair into the shade of a tree, had my basket of supplies next to me and I got to work. It was so relaxing to stitch in the breeze of a beautiful summer day! Hence, perhaps the reason I ended up with 3 pairs of booties in 2 days. Actually, make that 4.... I made a girl pair yesterday that I will share later. I'm now addicted to crafting outside! Try it, you'll like it!
Supplies: Papertrey Ink baby bootie die, vintage blue felt from My Favorite Things, hot fudge felt from My Favorite Things, Linen felt from PTI, assorted DMC floss, fray check

Ahoy, little baby girl!

Ahoy friends! I hope you all have enjoyed your Spring and ready to welcome Summer! I know I have! Anchors and springtime just seem to go together, don't they? Today's little gifts were made for a dear friend who is having her baby very soon but under distressing circumstances, unfortunately. Because the baby is coming early I had to quickly put this gift together. I wish I would have had a little more time, but it is what it is.



These shoes are some of my favorite that I have made to date. I just love the pink polka dot lining paired with the anchor fabric. The anchor button attached to the rosettes on the toes are just too cute! I had a lot of fun with these. The buttons are a bit heavy so the baby will get a nice workout kicking her feet in these little booties. Ha ha!








 I quickly whipped up a head band collection that I am sure she will get some good use of. I just love the felt bows so much. I thought they looked cute against the navy blue paper.






 I especially like packag…