Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom


Felt Applique Christmas Skirt Tutorial

We've been busting out the Holiday themed apparel all week this week.  Next up for the lil Missy will be this adorable Christmas tree appliqued skirt I made.

How to make this darling Felt Appliqued Skirt. (Includes link to free skirt pattern.)



Homemade Chocolate Cream Pie Recipe

My hubby's birthday is coming!  Instead of a cake this year, I made him one of his favorite childhood desserts, a Chocolate Cream Pie.  OK, I actually made several pies...  This chocolate pie for the blog (his pre-birthday pie) and 2 more for the family celebration.  (One chocolate and one other specialty pie, which I'll be posting at a later date.)

This Homemade Chocolate Cream Pie Recipe is so chocolatey, creamy and delicious!


DIY Holiday Postcards + 14 Free Holiday Card Templates

Today I'm sharing a round-up of some of the cutest free holiday photo card templates! All you have to do is insert your photos, print and include a personalized  message!  Thank you to BIC® for sponsoring this post.

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14 free photo templates for holiday cards.

It's time to start working on Holiday Cards! How many times have you intended to send out your adorable family pictures as Christmas cards, but waited too late to order them? (Happens to me almost every year...)


Free Zig Zag Quilt Pattern and Tutorial

I love quilting with pre-cuts. I know they cost more than yardage, but since I only do a few quilt projects each year, I don't mind too much.  (Plus, I'll only buy them when they are on sale or discounted.)  I put together this quick and easy quilt pattern that is perfect to use with charm packs.  (Or any 5 inch square.)

how to sew zig zags

I was able to grab a few of these charm packs on sale a while back.  (They're from the  Ladies Stitching Club by Oliver and S for Moda.)  They've been sitting on my shelf looking pretty for so long, I was starting to feel guilty.  I decided a quilt out of the charm packs was to be my very next project!  Rather than just randomly sewing the charms together, I opted to make a zig zag design.  It was so easy with the precuts, I couldn't wait to share the pattern with you!

Use this free Quilt pattern and tutorial to make a picnic sized zig zag (large chevron) quilt!  (Works great with Charm Packs!)