Best Tutorials of 2013

As you may know, I used to be a teacher. I still have a lot of fondness for writing lesson plans and on the blog that translates to creating tutorials. Pictures, instructions, and a neat finished project – what could be better? 

Here are some of the fun tutorial posts and free patterns I've created this year. From pincushions to softies to photo editing, I hope you'll find something you like!

Pretzel Pincushion
Make a pretzel-shaped pincusion. The pinheads are the salt!

No Sew Felt Hamentaschen
For the Jewish holiday of Purim make these easy no-sew felt hamentaschen. The filling is a pompom!

Cut and Sew Softies on Spoonflower

How to design cut-and-sew softies and dolls on Spoonflower.

Selective Coloration

How to selectively color a photo easily using PicMonkey.

Tiny Felt Bunting

How to make a tiny felt bunting to use as a backdrop for your product shots.

How to pin softies together

How to pin softie pieces together.

Fleece Roses DIY

Make some fleece roses (2 ways).

Fleece Bowtie DIY

How to make a fleece bowtie.

Tiny Kitty pattern

Make this Tiny Kitty with two simple circles.

Fox and Blankie Playset

Free pattern for a sweet baby blankie with a felt fox tucked inside.

Bird in hoop ornament DIY

Make this little birdie embroidery hoop with pretty scraps from your stash.

I've got lots of ideas for new tutorials to create in 2014! I'm looking forward to another creative, and productive, year together with you.

From my family to yours, happy holidays!



  1. says

    I just had to say how adorable your little girls are! Those curls are just too precious! Thanks for all you do Abby…you’re truly an inspiration to me!

  2. Sara says

    Yes, I have to agree with Shirley, the last picture is beautiful! (And they look like you). Thank you for the last year of posts, it has been such a great help and inspiration to read your blog. I’ve learnt so much!

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