Frosted Easter Cookies: A Craftsy Class Review

I’ve always been so impressed by the frosted cookies I’ve seen online, but I never thought I’d be able to make them! So when I had the opportunity to take the Craftsy class, Decorating Essentials: Designer Cookies with Autumn Carpenter, I jumped at the chance. With this class there are 9 online sessions ....more

Four Robbins Designs Quilt Patterns + Giveaway!

Did you catch the Four Robbins Designs blog hop and giveaway last month? (It was to announce a new quilt pattern, “Star Crossed.”) I first met Krista Robbins right here through the Craft Buds blog, and it’s been fun to see her move toward her creative business goals of releasing a line of quilt patterns! Krista and her husband have two sons, Andrew and Sam (14 and 12) ....more

Pretty Petals Pillow

In honor of National Craft Month, I took inspiration from spring trends presented by Jo-­Ann Fabric and Craft Stores. The themes include: Radiant Orchid (Pantone’s 2014 Color of the Year), Floral, Nautical and Geometric. Taking my cues from the floral trend, I created this Pretty Petals Pillow Cover using a pillow form, thread and Accuquilt GO! ...more

Playing Cards Quilt in Safari Moon Fabrics

Hello, and welcome to my stop on the Safari Moon Blog Hop! I am so happy to share my latest quilty finish, which I made from a new line from designer Frances Newcombe and Art Gallery Fabrics. Before I dive in, I have to say that Frances Newcombe is a lovely person, and I had the privilege to meet her at Quilt Market in October ....more

Winners! Mosaic Tiles Quilt Along

Our lovely guest judges have chosen their favorite entries in the Mosaic Tiles Quilt Along. Judges were asked to choose their five favorite projects, which were assigned 1-5 points. It was a very close race between several entries, and we were so inspired by your creativity! ...more

Swedish Fish Valentine Printables

Happy Almost Valentines Day! I designed these cute and quick valentines for my son earlier this week and thought I’d share. I’ve seen other variations of this idea, but they tend to use candy fish that have been opened and repackaged in clear bags ....more

Imagine Gnats Sewing Patterns + Giveaway!

Every so often at Craft Buds, we like to feature an indie pattern designer who is working toward making their crafty dream a reality. When I met Rachael Gander, I immediately knew that she had both the talent and the drive to turn her hobbies of sewing, blogging and graphic design into an actual business. It gives me great joy to share the news that Rachael is expanding her successful PDF pattern business into a run of print patterns! ...more

Book Review + Giveaway! Quilting with a Modern Slant

Today we’re excited to be a part of the Quilting with a Modern Slant blog book tour! This book was just released on January 28 by Storey publishing. It was authored by Rachel May and is 224 pages long ....more

Heather Bailey Clamshell Quilt: True Colors Blog Tour + Giveaway!

Today is our stop on the FreeSpirit Fabrics “True Colors” Blog Tour, and we thank you for stopping by Craft Buds! We are Mary and Lindsay, and we use this space to share sewing and crafting tutorials, handmade business tips and more. Today I’m sharing a quilt I’ve sewn from Heather’s True Colors and the coordinating line Lottie Da ....more

January’s Baby Quilt: Mosaic Tiles Quilt Along

Today’s guest poster is January from Sew Sew Go with her take on the Mosaic Tiles quilt block! Here’s what she had to say: My sweet friend Lindsay from...more