Hexi Pillow Cushion Tutorial

Hello everyone!! Today I have a cute Hexi Pillow Cushion tutorial to share with all of you. The fun part is the fabric! It has Santa Claus on it {smile}!

Yes, Christmas in June! It’s time to get ready for all things Christmas.

Let’s take a look at my Hexi Pillow Cushion:

Hexi Pillow Cushion: Finish product

Are you tickled pink like me?  Look at that button. It’s made of fabric too. I had fun making this pillow, but the button is my favorite.

Hexi Pillow Cushion: Finish product

Wait, I have another goody for you. One of these pillows is waterproof and stain-resistant. I created these pillows for my niece when she goes outside. She loves sitting on the front step, and my mother always tells her not to sit on the cold concrete, so I made her a pillow for that purpose.

Hexi Pillow Cushion: finished product

Before I share how I made the pillow waterproof and stain-resistant, let’s learn about this fabric collection.

Fabric Collection:

This fabric collection is called Warm Wishes by Simple Simon and Company for Riley Blake Designs. There are 21 prints full of snowmen, wrapped presents, candy canes, and more. It’s full of love and warmth that you get from family around the holiday.

Warm Wishes Fabric Collection

Here’s how to create the Hexi Pillow Cushion:

Materials

Note: Some of the links below contain affiliate links.

Warm Wishes Fabric
Creative Grid 60 Degree Triangle 8-1/2 in Quilt Ruler
Hobbs Poly-Down Batting
Sewing Machine
Thread
Cutting Mat
Rotary Cutter
HeatnBond Liquid Vinyl
Foam Brush
Dritz Cover Button Kit
Scissors
Poly-Fill Beads
HeatnBond Pressing Paper

Step One: Cutting fabric

Cut 2 triangles from 3 different fabric prints.

Hexi Pillow Cushion: Cutting the triangles

Step Two: Sew the triangles

Sew the first three triangles together, pressing the seam allowance to the dark fabric.

Repeat with the next three triangles.

Sew the two pieces together.

Step Three: Cut the batting

Place the hexi piece on top of a piece of batting and cut 2inch past the hexi piece on all four sides.

Step Four: Stitching the two pieces together

Stitch in the ditch for every triangle.

Stitch 1/4 inch from the center stitch on both sides.

Hexi Pillow Cushion: stitching the two pieces together

Hexi Pillow Cushion: stitching the two pieces together

Step Five: Trim the excess batting

Trim the excess batting from the entire piece.

Hexi Pillow Cushion: trimming the excess batting

Serge or zig-zag the edge for easy turning.

Hexi Pillow Cushion: trimming the excess batting

Step Six: Cut the back piece

Cut the back piece by laying the front panel on top.

Step 7: Sew the front and back together

With right sides together, sew using a 1/4 inch seam allowance. Leave a 4-inch hole so you can add the poly-fill beads.

Hexi Pillow Cushion: Stitch the front and back together

Step 8: Turn and Fill with Poly-Fill Beads

Turn the fabric inside out and use a point turner to push out the corners.

Hexi Pillow Cushion: HeatNBond Liquid Vinyl

Fill the fabric with the poly-fill beads. Do not fill it up completely because you need to sew the edges and add the button.

Hexi Pillow Cushion: Turn and fill with Poly-Fill Beads

Use your judgment on how much to add.

Step 9: Close the pillow

Stitch the pillow closed by hand or machine depending on the amount of filling you have inside the pillow.

Step 10: Adding the button

Use Dritz Cover Button Kit to make a fabric button.

Hexi Pillow Cushion: Fabric Button Hexi Pillow Cushion: Fabric Button

Thread a long needle, push it in the center of the pillow from the back, and bring it out of the front.

Push the needle through the button notch and then back down the center of the pillow, pulling it from the back.

Hexi Pillow Cushion: Adding a button

Pull the thread tight, tie a knot, and cut the threads, leaving an inch of thread.

Yay, you did it!

Hexi Pillow Cushion: finished product

Do you want to make your pillow waterproof and stain-resistant?

Here are the extra steps:

After step 6, protect your workstation with pressing paper.

Use a foam brush and apply a thin coat of HeatnBond Liquid Vinyl on the front and back pieces.

Hexi Pillow Cushion: Waterproof and Stain Resistant

Let it dry for 30-45 minutes.

Once the pieces dry, cover them with pressing paper and press on medium heat and no steam.

Hexi Pillow Cushion: HeatNBond Liquid Vinyl

Apply a second coat and repeat the steps above.

Once the second coat dries, start back at step 7 till the end.

Now you can sit outside on the concrete or grass with your new pillow.

Supplies used:

 

Warm Wishes Fabric Collection Bernina 570QE HeatnBond VinylPressing Paper

Altenew Adventures Ahead Stamps/Dies/Stencils/More Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello, and welcome to Altenew Adventures Ahead Blog Hop!! Today we are showcasing a brand new stamp set. If you arrived here from the talented blog, Mindy Eggen, then you are on the right track. If this is your first stop, then you will want to start at the beginning, the Altenew Card Blog.

Let’s take a look at my stamped napkins:

Say Yes Napkins

LOL stamped napkins, who would have thought. I surely did. I picked up these napkins the other day for my family’s upcoming backyard movie night.

I loved the colors; they reminded me of the Caribbean sky, but they are pretty plain, so I decided to jazz them up with this fun sentiment.

Say Yes Napkins

Now that the world is opening back slowly, we are saying yes to new adventures as a family.

Say Yes Napkins

What new adventures are you saying yes to? I would love to hear from you.

What is a blog hop without an amazing gift? Yayyy!!!

Prizes:

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 06/09/2021 for a chance to win.

Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 06/11/2021.

Next Stop on this Blog Hop is:

Laura Bassen

You do not want to miss out on her amazing creations!!

Just in case you lose your place along the way, here is the complete list of participants so that you can find your way back:

Altenew Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Terri Koszler

Erum Tasneem

Jenny Colacicco

Norine Borys

Vicky Papaioannou

Jaycee Gaspar

Seeka

Amber Rain Davis

Erin Thompson

Tenia Nelson

Natasha Davies

Bridget Casey

Karen Brown

Laurie Willison

Kelly Griglione

Agnieszka Małyszek

LauraJane

Lilith Eeckels

Maryam Perez

Carol Hintermeier

Therese Calvird

Amanda Baldwin

Verity Biddlecombe

Emily Midgett

Raquel Bowman

Sande Woodson

Nicole Watt

Anna Mahtani

Virginia Lu

Sandhya Iyer

Michelle Short

Victoria Calvin

Nathalie DeSousa

Keren Baker

Reiko Tsuchida

Patricia Roebuck

Mindy Eggen

Kymona Tracey ←here you go

Laura Bassen

Tania Ahmed

Zinia Redo

Vicki Finger

Joylita Dsouza

Preeti Chandran

Supplies used:

Thank you so much for stopping by. Compensated affiliate links are used at no cost to you. The Altenew products were given to me since I’m on the design team. The other products were personally purchased. This post was not paid or sponsored.

black ink

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Holly Holiday Crazy Pouch

Hello everyone!! I’m here today to show you my new holly holiday crazy pouch I created using some new fabric from Riley Blake Design!

I love making pouches, they are easy to make, and they make fabulous gifts. I know for many people working with the zipper is challenging, but it shouldn’t be. You have to get over that fear and just do it. Zippers are fun to work with, and they make any project that much more FABULOUS!

Let’s take a look at my holly holiday crazy pouch:

Holly Holiday Crazy Pouch: Finished Product

Cute right! Check out that patchwork. Isn’t it fantastic?! Guess what I didn’t use a pattern or ruler to accomplish this. I used a piece of fusible paper.

Holly Holiday Crazy Pouch: Finished Product

Yes, it’s a fusible paper called Crazy Quilt Paper by Lori Holt for Riley Blake Design. It is so EASY to use. I love it. As a matter of fact, the designer of this fabric collection, Christopher Thompson, introduced me to this fun way to patchwork.

Let’s talk about this fabric collection:

This collection is called Holly Holiday. It is full of a bright, bold palette of red, green, pink, and charcoal. Tons of festive florals, Santa faces, snowflakes, holly, geometric trees, and text prints that will warm your holiday heart.

Holly Holiday Fabric Collection

This collection has 24 prints. I love all of the pretty pinks, reds, and whites.

Here’s how to create the holly holiday crazy pouch patchwork:

Materials:

Note: Some of the links below contain affiliate links.

Holly Holiday Fabric
Crazy Quilt Paper 10″ x 10″
Lori Holt Trim It Ruler 8.5″ x 8.5″ 
Creative Grid Perfect 10 Ruler
Sewing Machine
Thread
Cutting Mat
Rotary Cutter
Clips

Step One: Cutting fabric

Cut (5) different 10-inch squares out of the fabrics you selected for the patchwork.

Cut 3 pieces of fabric using the 8.5-inch ruler for the back of the pouch.

Step Two: Prepare the fabric

Note: the instructions are on the packaging on how to use the crazy paper

Take one crazy quilt paper and press each paper shiny side down on the right side of the 10-inch fabric square.

Cut the line marked “cut first,” then cut the line marked “cut second.”

Then make the rest of your cuts according.

Step Three: Sewing the front panel

Now that each piece is cut mix up the numbers and pull 5 different pieces.

Start with numbers 2 and 3, pull the paper off, and sew them together using a 1/4 inch seam allowance.

Then sew number 1 to that piece.

Then sew 4 and 5 together.

Finish it off by sewing the two bigger pieces together.

Step Four: Trim the square

Use the 8.5-inch ruler and trim the square.

 

 

Step Five: Sew the pouch together

Using your favorite pouch pattern, sew the pouch using the patchwork panel and the back panel.

Completed pouch!

Now it’s your turn!

 

Supplies used:

 

Holly Holiday Fabric Collection      Bernina 570QE
Thank you so much for stopping by!

Happy Birthday To You Celebration with Technique Tuesday

Hello everyone!! I”m here today too because it’s someone’s birthday day and I would love to say Happy Birthday to you.

I have not made cards in a long time and was delighted to sit and make a couple of them for you today using Technique Tuesday’s Happy Birthday Stamp Sets.

Technique Tuesday is having a celebration that you don’t want to miss.

Let’s take a look at my happy birthday cards:

If you remember, my card-making style has always been clean and simple.

These cards are a great representation of that style.

Happy Birthday

Sentiment stamps are my favorite because you can create any kind of card you want- from simple to elaborate just by using a couple of sentiments.

The stamp set I used to create these cards is the Large Birthday Stamp Set!

It has 8 sentiment stamps to choose from. Some are mixed fonts, and you can color in some of them. Creating different looks is easy with this set.

Guess what? – We have a happy birthday promotional offer for you!

Technique Tuesday has a 5-day celebration going on starting today, May 16th, to May 20th! The coupon code HBDAY21 will give you 20% off everything!  Yes!!! You don’t want to miss this offer.

Go ahead and add the stamp set above to that list!!

Who will you make birthday cards for this year? I would love to know.

Supplies used:

(Thank you so much for stopping by. Compensated affiliate links are used at no cost to you. The Technique Tuesday products were given to me. The other products were personally purchased. This post was not paid or sponsored.)

linen cardstock

 

Thank you so much for stopping by!


 

Easy to Make Toddler Dress and Top

Hello everyone!! I’m here today to show you an easy-to-make toddler dress and top!

For May, I decided that I wanted to try my hand at garment sewing. I’ve made a shirt and jeans in the past and love it. This month I wanted to make clothes for my three-year-old niece.

Take a look at the toddler dress and top that I made:

 

I am truly blown away by these cute garments. I used Dana from Made Everyday First Day Dress and Top. 

The fun part about them is the ease I had in making them and the cute button closure on the back.

Let’s talk about this fabric collection:

It’s called Rainbowfruit, a perfect name for this colorful collection designed by Amber Kemp-Gerstel of Damask Love.

It’s made up of 20 different pattern fabrics in pink, yellow, white, and blue. All so cheerful and fresh.

I can’t wait for my niece to try these on. She is going to love them. She is such a girly girl.

 

So what do you think? What will you make with this pretty vibrant fabric?

Supplies used:

     

 

Thank you so much for stopping by!

 

Altenew Exotic Garden Stamps/Dies/Stencils/Embossing Folders Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello, and welcome to Altenew Chamomile Blog Hop!! Today we are showcasing a brand new stamp set. If you arrived here from the talented blog, Erum Tasneem, then you are on the right track. If this is your first stop, then you will want to start at the beginning, the Altenew Card Blog.

Let’s take a look at my stamped metal necklace and key chain:

Carpe Diem: Finish productI stamped one of the Carpe Diem stamp set sentiments to create a metal necklace and key chain. It’s perfect for gift giving.

Fika is often translated as “a coffee and cake break,” which is kind of correct, but really it is much more than that. Fika is an attitude, state of mind, and important part of the Swedish culture.   I love how Altenew puts it – slow down and appreciate the good things in life. Which is what I’m trying to do.

Carpe Diem: Finish product
It’s pretty simple how this is done.

Decided on the image that would fit on the metal piece you have.

Stamp the image with ink that is made for metal. I used Stazon.

Carpe Diem: Finish product

Once stamped, heat set it but be careful because the metal will get hot.

Then I used a couple of metal hole punch to punch the hole at the top and a heart under the sentiment.

Carpe Diem: Finish product

What is a blog hop without an amazing gift? Yayyy!!!

Prizes:

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 05/10/2021 for a chance to win. 

Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 05/12/2021.

Free Gifts:

We are running a free gift promotion to celebrate the release. Feel free to share the promotion banner/info on your blog hop post or on your social media post using your affiliate links for a chance to make some extra money.

Here are THREE ways to get a FREEBIE to kickstart your creativity! Free gifts will be added to the cart automatically.

  • Get a FREE brand new Exotic Garden Stamp & Die Release Inspiration Guide (worth $5.99) with every order of high-value Exotic Garden release bundles. Shop HERE! *Exclusions apply.

  • Get a FREE brand new Creative Jump Start Class with every order from the new Storybook Fantasy release collection from 05/04/2021 through 05/10/2021. Shop HERE!

  • Get a FREE brand new Exotic Garden Stamp & Die Release Mini Inspiration Guide with every order from 05/04/2021 through 05/06/2021. Shop HERE!

Next Stop on this Blog Hop is:

Keren Baker

You do not want to miss out on her amazing creations!!

Just in case you lose your place along the way, here is the complete list of participants so that you can find your way back:

Altenew Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Jaycee Gaspar

Amanda Baldwin

Nicole Watt

Vicky Papaioannou

Emily Midgett

Carol Hintermeier

Norine Borys

Erin Thompson

Agnieszka Małyszek

Helen Kalb

Amber Rain Davis

Jenny Colacicco

Svitlana Shayevich

Erum Tasneem

Kymona Tracey

Keren Baker

Virginia Lu

LauraJane

Lilith Eeckels

Linda Westfall

Maryam Perez

Michelle Short

Therese Calvird

Verity Biddlecombe

Tania Ahmed

Sandhya Iyer

Reiko Tsuchida

Seeka

Nathalie DeSousa

Teresa Litchfield

Laurie Willison

Ardyth Percy-Robb

Tina Smith

Tricia Schaden 

Joylita Dsouza

Nandini Karmarkar

Carpe Diem: Finish product

Supplies used:

(Thank you so much for stopping by. Compensated affiliate links are used at no cost to you. The Altenew products were given to me since I’m on the design team. The other products were personally purchased. This post was not paid or sponsored.)

Stazon Jet Black

Thank you so much!

Flannel Receiving Blanket

Hello everyone! I’m here to show you how to make a quick and easy flannel receiving blanket.

This project is sure to please since it takes on time to create, and it’s for a baby, and we all love babies.

Take a look at this Flannel Receiving Blanket:

I love baby gifts! Giving them brings me much joy.

The two-tone color is perfect for the holiday season. Plus, it’s so warm since it flannel. The little bundle of joy will not be cold.

Let’s talk about this fabric collection:

It’s Christmas time! LOL, no, not yet, but before you know it, it will be here. Say hello to the Gnome for Christmas Flannel collection by Tara Reed. It’s a soft, warm, and cozy collection for those cold winter months.

This collection comes with 12 flannel prints in white, green, red, and black. Classic Christmas colors.

Here’s how to create this baby blanket:

Materials:

Note: Some of the links below contain affiliate links.

Gnomes for Christmas
Sewing Machine
Thread
Cutting Mat
Pins
Rotary Cutter

Step One: Cutting fabric

Cut two different pieces of the collection to 35 inches by 35 inches.

Step Two: Sew the panels

With a quarter-inch seam allowance, stitch all four sides leaving a three-inch hole for turning.

Step Three: Clean up and turn

Cut any edge that isn’t even, clip the corners and turn.

Step Four: Quilt the blanket

Free motion quilt or ruler quilt the blanket to your liking. I used a longarm and a heart ruler for quilting the edges of the blanket.

The blanket is finished!

Now it’s your turn!

Supplies used:

     Bernina 570QE

 

Thank you so much for stopping by!

 

Altenew Wildflower Paper Crafting Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello, and welcome to Altenew Wildflower Blog Hop!! Today we are showcasing brand new stamps, dies, stencils, and embossing folders. If you arrived here from the talented Audrey Yeager, then you are on the right track. If this is your first stop, then you will want to start at the beginning, the Altenew Card Blog.

Take a look at my distress paper pouch:

Distress Paper Pouch

I love this pouch. I have to admit it was a bit harder to make than I thought, but I’m glad I saw it through.

Distress Paper Pouch: Outside

Turn the pouch inside out is where I ran into a bit of trouble, and this is why my pouch has a distressed look. LOL!

I love that the lining fabric matches the paper.

Distress Paper Pouch: Inside

I used the Wildflower 12×12 Paper Pack. This print is called Wildflower Looper.

Distress Paper Pouch: vinylI paired it with Thermoweb Vinyl to turn it into a pouch as my secret weapon.

Distress Paper Pouch: vinyl

Let’s look at this distress paper pouch again:

Distress Paper Pouch: Finished pouch

What is a blog hop without an amazing gift? Yayyy!!!

Prizes:

$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 05/05/2021 for a chance to win.

Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 05/07/2021.

Next Stop on this Blog Hop is:

Kelly Griglione

You do not want to miss out on her amazing creations!!

Just in case you lose your place along the way, here is the complete list of participants so that you can find your way back:

Altenew Blog

Nathalie DeSousa

LauraJane

Patricia Roebuck

Virginia Lu

Michelle Short

Tenia Nelson

Amanda Baldwin

Karen Brown

Lilith Eeckels

Verity Biddlecombe

Maryam Perez

Jaycee Gaspar

Jenny Colacicco

Raquel Bowman

Erum Tasneem

Audrey Yeager

Kymona Tracey

Kelly Griglione

Kim Jeffress

Seeka

Zinia Redo

Bridget Casey

Victoria Calvin

Carol Hintermeier

Joylita Dsouza

Linda Westfall

Nandini Karmarkar

Sandhya Iyer

Terri Koszler

Helen Kalb

Supplies used:

(Thank you so much for stopping by. Compensated affiliate links are used at no cost to you. The Altenew products were given to me since I’m on the design team. The other products were personally purchased. This post was not paid or sponsored.)

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Another Craft Room Destash

 

It’s that time again for me to make some room in my craft corner.  I have to let go and allow these supplies to make someone else happy. So let’s DESTASH!!!!

Some of the items are new, and some are slightly used. The stamps and dies are in their original packaging.

Destash Boxes

 

Here are the details:

Each package costs $65, which includes shipping.

If you are interested, email me at kreativekymona@gmail.com with the following information:

→ The address you would like your package sent

→ First come, first serve. These boxes are ready to go.

→ Each box is full of stamps, dies, and other surprises.

→ I’ll send a PayPal invoice (which needs to be paid within 48 hours).

→ Packages will be mailed within 24 hours of payment with a tracking number sent to you.

Thanks for stopping by!

Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Chamomile Outline Stamp Set Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello, and welcome to Altenew Chamomile Blog Hop!! Today we are showcasing a brand new stamp set. If you arrived here from the talented blog, Jenny Colacicco, then you are on the right track. If this is your first stop, then you will want to start at the beginning, the Altenew Card Blog.

Take a look at my watercolor postcards:

Altenew Chamomile

Watercoloring is fun, and I love doing it to relieve stress and to play. This stamp set was perfect for this. The image is big enough to move colors around and play with mixing.

Altenew Chamomile

These postcards are going out to a couple of friends who are under the weather.

Altenew Chamomile

What is a blog hop without an amazing gift? Yayyy!!!

Prizes:

$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 04/27/2021 for a chance to win.

Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 04/30/2021.

Next Stop on this Blog Hop is:

Joylita Dsouza

You do not want to miss out on her amazing creations!!

Just in case you lose your place along the way, here is the complete list of participants so that you can find your way back:

Altenew Card Blog

Amanda Baldwin

Norine Borys

Carol Hintermeier

Erum Tasneem

Jenny Colacicco

Kymona Tracey

Joylita Dsouza

Nathalie DeSousa

Keren Baker

Virginia Lu

LauraJane

Michelle Short

Emily Midgett

Nichol Spohr

Sandhya Iyer

Teresa Litchfield

Terri Koszler

Tina Smith

Verity Biddlecombe

Supplies used:

(Thank you so much for stopping by. Compensated affiliate links are used at no cost to you. The Altenew products were given to me since I’m on the design team. The other products were personally purchased. This post was not paid or sponsored.)