All of us around the world are devastated by this week’s horrific events in Ukraine. We are wondering what we can do to help. This is one idea.
How to help Etsy sellers in Ukraine:
1. go to etsy-dot-com
2. type in search “digital file”
3. choose button “all filters”
4. scroll down and find “Shop Location” category
5. choose custom and type “Ukraine”
The result: in front of you are all the digital products of Ukrainian sellers. There are patterns, svg files and more. All of these products are automatically delivered to your e-mail, the seller does not have to post anything in real life, but she/he gets money to live on.
PLEASE buy something for yourself, for a friend as a gift or just for support. AND BE SURE TO SHARE!
Hello quilting friends! I have designed this fun Love Letter Postcard quilt block today. You can use it for Valentine’s day or anytime of the year. It features a cute fussy cut postage stamp. Mine has a frog prince for the postage stamp.
This quilt block can be 8 x 12 inches finished or 12 x 12 inches finished if you add a top and bottom border.
Note: my sample block has borders made from the background fabric but I suggest using a different fabric so the postcard shape shows up. I think I will take my borders off and either make this into a mug rug or switching up my border fabric.
Enjoy this free snowflake quilt block pattern that I have designed for the Daydreams of Quilts Community! This block finishes at 12 inches square. You will need two fat quarters of fabric and a 2 1/2″ square fussy cut.
The two main fabrics in my sample block are by Canadian Fabric designer Libs Elliott for Andover Fabrics. I used a fussy cut from a batik fabric for the block centre.
Download the free pattern file to get started. I have created a YouTube tutorial for this quilt bock as well.
Hi everyone! Just a quick note to let you know our Black Friday sale is live on Etsy and this weekend is best last chance to shop for Christmas delivery. Physical and digital products are on sale up to 30% off. Orders over $100.00 CDN receive free tracked shipping.
Daydreams of Quilts has a new website! You can find all of our digital patterns, physical handmade items and print on demand items there! We also offer international shipping from our website as well.
We are still on Etsy too! Currently personalized items such as stockings and gift bags are only available in our Etsy shop. Shipping on Etsy is available to Canada and USA. Digital patterns are available worldwide. We have our new print on demand items on Etsy too.
Shop our early Black Friday 20% off sale now on either site to beat the rush and avoid shipping backlogs.
I released a new YouTube video today of how to make the Pumpkin Hot Pad from the (affiliate link) Holiday Quilter’s Club by Annie’s Kit Clubs.
This was a fun little project that only took an hour or two to make. You can find the video here. I will be giving my little hot pad to my Mom for a hostess gift at next weekend’s Thanksgiving dinner. 🙂
I have been getting the household organized and implementing new systems along with the new school year. One of my new systems is a chore chart.
We have a regular chore chart with basic chores for the kids to help with such as laundry, sweeping, mowing the lawn/shoveling snow and cooking meals.
I have created a bonus clipboard for the kids to have a chance to earn some extra money by doing some extra chores. I recently went back to work part time after five years working exclusively from home so now I have my fulltime business and a part time job. This means I could use some help with the chores.
I used some supplies I have had sitting around for years from Stampin’ Up including a chipboard clipboard and office themed stickers.
I have chores listed under each clip such as clean bathrooms and mop floors with notes to see Mom for instructions and final inspection. (My kids have never cleaned the bathroom!)
There were lots of cute stickers in my sticker pack and I put “Things To Do” on each clip.
The kids need to show me their work before they can take the money. That way I can make sure they did a good job.
I also have a Bonus Chore money envelope where they can take the initiative to notice something that needs to be done. However, I don’t want them to invent fake jobs so they need to check with Mom and Dad if their idea qualifies for payment. 😉
Hopefully this incentivizes the kids to help out a little bit now that Mom is a bit busier.