Are you starting to think about July 4th? I sure am and these free printable patriotic cupcake toppers are the perfect touch of red, white and blue that you need for all your Independence Day family gatherings. The month of July is special to our family and not just because we’re patriotic. I mean, with two sons serving in the Army and a daughter in
Sharing 12 Super Cool Father’s Day Gift Ideas for the Modern Dad. Although I typically share handmade gift ideas here on The Birch Cottage blog, I thought it would be really cool (and useful) to share with you some gift ideas for the modern dad. Trying not to break the bank, while also trying to discover some truly cool, useful and thoughtful Father’s Day gift ideas
The Moss Stitch is also known as the Linen Stitch, the Granite Stitch or the Woven Stitch. I believe it’s most common name is the Moss Stitch – or at least that’s what I was taught to call it when I was learning how to crochet. So, that’s what we’re calling this beautiful crochet stitch and what you’ll be learning today. About the Moss Stitch
Download this free printable 8×10 Beautiful Things print for your home! I ran across this beautiful things quote online and I just thought it would make a lovely sign or print or wall hanging to brighten your home and to remind us (all of us) that the most beautiful “things” in life are the moments and memories we share with the people we care about.
Update Patio Furniture Cushions with Fabric from Sailrite I recently had the privilege of helping a friend update patio furniture with fabric from Sailrite. This was a long overdue project that my friend had asked me to do last year, but there just wasn’t enough hours in the day. Fast forward to early spring this year and she asks me again if I’d be willing
Learn how to make these large yard dice and download your free printable Yahtzee® score sheets. Last summer, we made our grandson a set of these large dice so he could play a game of Yard Yahtzee with his friends. The dice were such a big hit, that we decided to make seven more sets to gift to each of our other children for Christmas.
One of the most useful features of a bread machine is its ability to bake quick breads easily and consistently. As I searched online for various bread machine recipes to try, I ran across numerous comments on recipe forums where people were complaining about the fact that a particular recipe did not contain yeast and wasn’t a real bread machine recipe. So, I thought I’d
This hand stamped washer key chain is the perfect handmade gift for Father’s Day, graduation, birthdays or any special occasion! Dad’s can be difficult enough to buy gifts for Father’s Day, birthdays, anniversaries or just because, but making a useful and thought gift for Dad adds another layer of complexity. Not anymore! This hand stamped washer key chain really is that easy to make. And
I think these vintage airplane illustrations would just make the perfect wall decor for a boy’s bedroom or even your husband’s den. My dad’s birthday is May 8th, so in celebration of his birthday, I’ve put together this collection of free printable vintage illustrations. I’ve been intentionally trying to create and share more prints that are a little more masculine, such as these masculine art
Learn how to make Banana Pecan Bread in your bread machine! The secret to this moist and delicious quick bread is the addition of sour cream. This recipe for Banana Pecan Bread has got to be one of my favorite recipes for the bread machine. Wait a minute, who am I kidding? It’s gotta be one of my favorite bread recipes ever – regardless of
I created these Floral Bicycle Sugar Hand Scrub Labels for Mother’s Day especially with mom in mind. There are three similar, but different designs of sugar hand scrub printable labels to choose from. Sugar Hand Scrub If you aren’t familiar with my favorite sugar hand scrub, you can read all the detailed instructions here and here. I absolutely love this sugar hand scrub and I honestly
Try these 8 family friendly recipes I found on Instagram! I’d like to try something new today by sharing some of my favorite Instagram finds from this past week. Here’s something you may not know about me. I love Instagram! I have found it to not only be a place of creative inspiration, but to also be a very welcoming community. To be quite honest,
Celebrate Mother’s Day with this free printable bicycle floral Mother’s Day card. No matter what you get mom for Mother’s Day, she always, always looks forward to receiving cards from her children. By the way, Mother’s Day is just around the corner – May 18th this year. Mother’s Day is a bitter sweet day for me as my mother passed away when I was but
Today I’m sharing seven easy half double crochet patterns that incorporate the use of the half double crochet stitch. Each of these patterns were hand-picked with the beginner crocheter in mind. As you develop and grow your crochet skills, you’ll be able to crochet more complicated patterns. And, before you know it, you’ll be crocheting corner to corner and learning all sorts of stitches!
Download this set of three free printable sympathy cards! To say this past week or so has been an emotional roller coaster ride, is somewhat of an understatement. We started the month of April off anticipating the arrival of our grandson. We welcomed our grandson into the world and he is an absolute perfect bundle of joy, sweetness and love. Then this past weekend we
Download these three free Contentment and Thankfulness 8×10 prints! Do you ever find yourself wondering if you’ll ever truly be happy? Or wondering how you even find true happiness? I have to admit, that thought used to cross my mind – a lot. You see, I wanted a perfect life and I wanted everything in my life to be perfect. I thought that if everything
I’ve put together a list of seven double crochet patterns that incorporate the use of the double crochet stitch that are easy to make. 7 Easy Double Crochet Patterns If you’ve been following along with the Learn to Crochet series here on The Birch Cottage blog, you’ve probably been wondering when I’m going to start actually sharing some real patterns with you, right? I mean,
Learn to make these DIY Terra Cotta Pot Luminaries! As I was planning what to share with Kenarry: Ideas for the Home readers today, I kept thinking about the Painted Terra Cot Pot tutorial that I shared last year. It was one of my favorite DIY projects from last year and, apparently, a favorite of a lot of the readers of Kenarry, too! As I
A magic circle is a great technique to use when you’re crocheting in the round. Although the magic circle is more of a technique than an actual crochet stitch, it’s a great skill to master for all those crocheted beanies, baskets, doilies and granny square projects! In this tenth post in my learn to crochet series, we’re going to learn how to make a magic
I thought it would be nice to create a set of printable care tags for your handmade gifts. Since I’ve been sharing a Learn to Crochet series and encouraging you to make handmade gifts, I thought a set of printable care tags would be a nice added touch. This post contains affiliate links to products I recommend. If you click on a link and make