Thursday, September 24, 2009

Easy Felt Christmas Kits - Weekend Projects!

We have a new selection of Bucilla Quick & Easy felt kits for Christmas. They're easy felt applique kits for you to make a felt Christmas stocking or set of felt Christmas ornaments in a weekend! You'll find them in the Seasonal & Holiday Kits section of the store.

The Teddy Bear Felt Christmas Stocking Kit is an easy felt applique project with everything you need to make this sweet felt stocking for a special little one.

Bucilla Quick & Easy felt kits include stamped felts, cotton floss, sequins, beads, needle, and instructions. Directions for personalizing are also included. The finished stocking size is approx. 15 inches.

Quick & Easy felt Christmas kits are perfect for beginner crafters. Simple embroidery stitches and minimal embellishments are used to create a classic handmade felt stocking. They also make a fun weekend project for experienced crafters with limited time!

Reindeer Buddy Felt Christmas Stocking Kit

Priced lower than more detailed felt kits, they're are also a great value! You get the same high quality materials you expect from all Bucilla products & they're made in the USA!

Bucilla felt Christmas stockings stand the test of time. My daughter's Santa Bear Stocking is still going strong after 22 years!

I'm currently making the Black Bear Bonfire stocking for my youngest daughter. It's one of the more detailed felt stocking kits from Bucilla, so it will take more than one weekend to complete.

Snowflake Fun Felt Christmas Ornaments Kit

You'll also find Quick & Easy felt Christmas ornament kits in the store! Just like the stocking kits, these felt ornaments are an easy Christmas craft project that can be completed in a weekend.

Kit includes all the materials you need to make 6 felt ornaments. The finished size of each ornament is approx. 3-1/2" x 3 1/2". Perfect for decorating the Christmas tree!

These creative felt ornaments could also be used to decorate a holiday wreath or to accent holiday gift packages as a special bonus gift!

Making felt Christmas ornaments is a fun family or group craft activity. Make up some hot chocolate with marshmallows and turn it into a holiday crafting party! Everyone will enjoy making their ornament while chatting about seasons past and present.

Visit the Seasonal & Holiday Kits section for details on these kits and to see our complete selection of Christmas craft kits.

Explore a unique variety of creative project kits at Weekend Kits and be ready to create something new for the holidays on your next Weekend at Home!

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Saturday, September 12, 2009

Baby Knit Kits - Knitting Kits for Beginners

It's the perfect time of year to start knitting! The first signs of fall are here and it won't be long before it's time to start adding on the layers. Stay warm this winter with knitted accessories handmade by you!

You'll find a great selection of beginner knitting kits in the Knit & Crochet Kits section of the store. Learn to Knit Kits from Lion Brand and a DVD Knit Starter Kit from Leisure Arts include yarn, needles, and instructions for completing your first knitting project.

Once you've learned the basics, you'll be ready to move to the next level of knitting projects. We have several new knitting kits that are ideal for the Advanced Beginner Knitter. These knitting kits include patterns and enough yarn to complete the project.

Baby Knit Kits

The Baby Washcloth Knit Kit is an easy knit kit from KidKnits. The colors are light celery green and natural ecru. Kit includes 2 skeins of Peaches & Creme 100% cotton yarn, knitting patterns with instructions, and a little rubber ducky.

There are 2 washcloth knitting patterns, including a classic garter stitch with eyelet edging and a feather & fan lace design. Each skein will make 1 of each pattern. You'll have enough yarn to knit 4 soft cotton washcloths for baby! You'll need US size 7 straight knitting needles for this project.

The Pea Pod Baby Hat Knit Kit from KidKnits includes pattern and yarn to knit this adorable pea pod hat for baby. The yarn is Peaches & Creme 100% cotton in light blue, emerald green, and apple green.

This baby hat is knitted in the round with minimal finishing required. You'll need size 7 circular needles and size 7 double pointed knitting needles to complete this project.

Pattern includes 2 sizes with finished measurements of 16" and 18". Kit includes enough yarn to knit the larger size hat. This is a quick & easy knitting kit for you to knit this sweet pea pod hat for baby!

The Baby Snugs Felted Boot Knit Kit from Pick Up Sticks includes pattern, yarn, and instructions for knitting these felted boots for baby.

Kit includes 100% Peruvian wool yarn for exterior, 100% pure alpaca for lining, suede sole pads for traction, and pattern. Yarn colors are sand and seafoam.

Pattern includes 3 sizes, provided in terms of child's age as well as foot length. Fits sizes infant to 3 years.

These boots keep their shape even when not being worn. Babies and toddlers will love wearing these soft felted knit booties made just for them!

Visit the Knit & Crochet Kits section for details on these kits and to see our complete selection of knitting kits for baby!

Great Knitting Resource!

The Lion Brand Learning Center is an excellent resource for beginner and advanced beginner knitters. You'll find illustrated step-by-step instructions, a glossary of pattern abbreviations with detailed explanations, a searchable list of frequently-asked-questions, and more!

Knitting is a creative & fun way to spend a fall afternoon. Visit Weekend Kits today and be ready to knit something new on your next Weekend at Home!

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Saturday, September 5, 2009

Stylish & Retro - Apron Patterns for Everyday!

We opened our Apron Sewing Patterns section a little over 1 year ago and the verdict is IN! Aprons are as popular today as they've ever been. The variety of apron patterns to choose from is amazing. Creative apron designers are developing apron patterns that highlight their own unique sense of style.

While aprons are still being used to cover up while cooking, crafting, or gardening, the use of aprons has expanded even more in recent years. Today, you'll also see aprons being worn as a stylish layer over t-shirt & jeans. Check out some of our newest apron pattern additions!

The Emmeline Apron Pattern from Sew Liberated is a stylish & modern apron that makes perfect use of today's bold designer fabrics.

This is a reversible apron pattern, so it's like making 2 aprons in 1! You can tie this apron in the back or in the front to change up the look even more. This is a great apron to wear as a stylish cover up in the kitchen or as a trendy fashion layer with jeans out on the town.

Sew Liberated apron patterns include easy to follow instructions with diagrams and photos. Full size pattern pieces are printed on paper.

The Lola Apron Pattern from Sew Liberated is wonderfully retro apron pattern reminiscent of the 50's diner era. This fun retro apron pattern provides instructions for customizing the fit to your unique shape & size. Rick rack and bias tape help to give this apron it's retro appeal.

The daughter version, called the Lolita, is also included. Kid's love baking in the kitchen. Having matching aprons makes it even more fun! The Lolita apron includes sizing for children 3 to 9 years old. This pattern is recommended for crafters with advanced beginner to intermediate sewing skills.

The In-Over-Your-Head Apron Pattern is a new retro smock style apron from Indygo Junction. Pattern includes both the long & short version for sizes Small through 3XL.

The long apron has 2 patch pockets in the front, while the short apron has a row of storage pockets along the hemline. Both versions slip over your head and tie at the back waist.

This retro apron pattern makes perfect use of those fun retro reproduction fabrics you find in quilt shops. Wear this retro smock for a variety of daily household chores, such as cooking, cleaning, sewing, and crafting.

We're adding to our collection of apron sewing patterns from The Apron Lady. The Spring Fling Apron Pattern, designed by Jan Lutz, is "More than just an Apron"!

This is an easy apron pattern, ideal for beginners looking for a simple sewing project. It's so comfortable, you'll want to wear this apron around the house for all of your daily activities.

Select your favorite fabrics to make this apron your own. Try colorful florals, homespun plaids, vintage reproductions, and more. Pattern includes a reversible half apron too!

Apron are easy to sew and fun to wear. Select holiday-themed fabrics and make aprons to wear for special occasions throughout the year! Hand made aprons also make great gifts for giving friends & family.

Visit our Apron Sewing Patterns section for details on these patterns and to see our complete selection of apron patterns.

Shop for your next sewing project at Weekend Kits, including ready to sew projects with patterns, fabric, and instructions. Visit today and be ready to start sewing on your next Weekend at Home!

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