Freebie Friday – Borders

Freebie friday – borders printable #freebie #printable


These beautiful historical borders are great for crafting. You can print them out and color them, use them for collage, card making, scrapbooking, mixed media, and more…

Grab the free PDF printable [border PDF]

Diamond Painting Chart

Grab this free diamond drill color chart. What a great reference. #free #printable #diamondpainting

diamond painting

Have you ever wondered about the color chart used for diamond painting? The colors assigned to the drills are referred to as DMC. You might be familiar with DMC in relation to embroidery thread. It is the same color chart.

DMC (Dollfus-Mieg and Company) is a French textile company created in 1746. There are 447 different DMC numbers, meaning that there are 447 differently colored diamonds available to use when diamond painting. Any leftover drills can be combined with others from different projects if the numbers are the same.

color chart

The DMC chart makes a great resource for diamond painting, as well as needlework. You can grab this free download printable in PDF form here. [DMC chart]

Cooking Conversion Charts

Free kitchen printable conversion charts.

Every Nothing Wonderful has a great free printable Cooking Conversion Chart. It is listed in their resource area here. [link]

conversion chart

There comes a time when every cook needs a conversion chart. It is hard to keep all these different numbers in our heads. You can print this free version and save it for everyday use. The free PDF file is a convenient 4″ x 6″ in size, making it easily fit in your recipe box or tape it inside your kitchen cabinet for a quick reference. If you think you will be using it often, you might want to laminate it as well. You can download the file at the following link.

Crochet Spiral Trivet with Free Pattern

How to crochet a spiral trivet with free downloadable PDF pattern.

I saw a similar project and just felt like I needed to learn how to crochet a spiral flower/pot holder/trivet. I couldn’t imagine how it was done. But I learned that it is all one piece and the swirl or spiral actually happens as you work. It really isn’t that hard to do. However, with that said, you really do need to count your stitches. I made three before I wrote the pattern. The newest version I made, I changed the color each round thinking it would be easier for you to see, but actually, it was a lot easier to work and count because I could see the stitches better. You can download a printable PDF version of this pattern at the bottom of the post.


  • 2 or 4 different colors of yarn  (4ply acrylic yarn) similar yarn
  • crochet hook 3.75 mm (F)
  • scissors
  • yarn needle

Stitch Abbreviations

  • ch – chain
  • sc single crochet
  • dc – double crochet
  • ss – slip stitch


magic circle
ch 3
dc 15
tighten magic circle

round 1
*ch 21
ss 2nd stitch (this is called a petal)

repeat from * 7 times

work into the first chain of 21
**sc 10
3 sc in next chain
sc 10

move to the next chain of 21 and repeat from **
continue around all petals

round 2 – change color if desired
workaround each petal
sc 11
3 sc in next chain
sc 11

round 3 – change color if desired
workaround each petal
sc 12
3 sc in next chain
sc 12

yes, as you work it does look spider-like

round 4 – change color if desired
workaround each petal
sc 13
3 sc in next chain
sc 13

lay flat, make sure each petal is twisted the same direction

Finishing round – change color if desired
from the top of a petal (center of the 3sc together)
skip the top stitch then
count down the right side 5 stitches
begin at this point – work up to point of petal
sc 5
sc 3 (into the top stitch)
sc 5 down the left side

***move to the next petal, 
count down the right side 5 stitches
work into this stitch (keep it tight)
sc 5
sc 3 (into the top stitch)
sc 5 down the left side

work from *** 6 more times (the next 6 petals)
ss to end

work in all loose ends – I use them to stitch together gaps I feel are uncomfortable between the petals. This makes for a more solid piece.

Gray and cream with pattern variations

Now it is your turn to try, I think you will become addicted!
[Free PDF pattern]

Making a Christmas Present for your Cat

I am participating in a round-up of Christmas in July posts. I am sharing a post for an animal gift, specifically for our new kittens. This fish is sewn, stuffed, and filled with catnip. The fabric is also painted using Marabu fabric sprays.  Of course, I had to give it to them now in order to share this post, they took a minute to warm up to it but they love it.

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If you want the pattern, it is a free download here. [fish]

print out and pin to fabric

cut two

Video Tutorial:
painting the fabric

pin wrong sides of fabrics together

sew most of the way around, leaving an open space

remove pins and turn inside out

fill the fish with stuffing

put a desired amount of catnip into the fish

with needle and thread sew the opening closed

the cats checking it out!

Every day in July, a participating blogger will release new free crochet, knitting, sewing pattern, or craft tutorial. Each week will have a theme.

I am posting towards the end of the round-up so you will be able to see a lot of the projects at the following link.

[Christmas in July]

Free Summer Printable

While this summer might look a little different for all of us, these images are great icons of summer. Get this free printable. Use them for scrapbooking, card making, decoupage, stickers… I bet the ideas are endless. Use the button below to get your free PDF printable file and enjoy your summer!

Printable Dog Stickers

What a fun set of dog stickers. Each one has it’s own personality. You can download and print these out on sticker paper. They work great with the print and cut feature with Cricut Design Space. Just click the button below to download the free PDF file.

free download