Wednesday, December 21, 2011

~Hilariously Funny~

Have you seen this blog?  Handmade Ryan Gosling.
Oh my I laughed and laughed you have to check it out!
Quilt Dad also jumped on the bandwagon and came up with some super funny "Hey Girl" quotes of his own you can find them here!

one of my favorites:

Hope you are all having a very Merry Christmas!

Friday, November 11, 2011

~Handmade Holidays~ Stocking to Stuff

Candy Colored Dresden Quilt Plate Stocking in Linen perfect for Christmas Holidays!

This stocking measures 16” long with a 3” hanger and is made out of linen. It features half of a Dresden Plate in Reds, Pinks, Aqua and Apple Green. Fully lined in green solid. 

Hope you are having a wonderful Friday!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Handmade Holidays ~Great for Gift Giving~

 New in the Shop and perfect for Holiday Gift Giving!
Sorbet Fabric Journal in Coral Spa Scallop Print with Audrey Hepburn Quote & Fabric Flowers
Journal Measures closed 8.5” x 6” closed 
Has 2 interior pockets and pencil holder 
Comes with yellow note pad and number 2 pencil.
“I believe in being strong
when everything seems to be going wrong.
I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls.
I believe that tomorrow
is another day, and I believe in miracles”
~Audrey Hepburn

Check back soon I am putting together some fun giveaways!
Happy Monday!  Meg

Thursday, November 3, 2011

~Handmade Holidays~ Spool Garland

I published this post last holiday season but it is one of my favorites so I thought I would share again for those of you who have not see it!
I am getting ready for the holidays and looking for some fun holiday tutorials to share on my blog!  Let me know if you are interested!  I found this super easy tutorial for Spool Garland and had to try it out!
Only I used good old Aleene's Tacky Glue instead of Mod Podge (I did not have any on hand).
I LOVE how it turned out!

I used some of my favorite Jennifer Paganelli prints!

My garland turned out about 12ft long!
I think I will be making more!
You can now find NutMeg Designs on FACEBOOK HERE!
Hope you are having a wonderful day!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

~Gifts for Giving~ Inspiring Words Embroidery Hoop Tutorial

With the holidays quickly approaching I have been trying to think of some fun DIY gifts you can make and give to others!  If you have a DIY tutorial you would like to feature on my blog feel free to email me at!

Inspiring Words Embroidery Hoop Tutorial
Materials Needed:
Wooden Embroidery Hoops ~ any size
Acrylic paints and paint brush
Embellishments such as ribbon, flowers, buttons
Hot Glue Gun
I started by painting the outer ring of the hoop.
 You can see I did one in red, black & Aqua
 I typed out some Inspiring words in my computers word program and printed them on the Quick Fuse sheets.  All the instructions to use these fabric sheets are on the package.  They are super easy!
 Then I sorted through to see what embellishments I wanted to use.
I used this great free tutorial from Jennifer Paganelli for the frayed fabric roses!
 I Ironed my word on to a piece of felt and then used my pinking rotary cutter to cut a pretty border of felt around the words.
 For the fabrics you can use anything.  Here I stitched together 3 different prints for a patchwork look.
 Once you have your fabric in the hoop turn it over and use a hot glue gun to glue the edges down on the backside of the hoop.
 If you have lots of excess fabric just trim it off!
 Now for the fun part!
 Arrange your embellishments how ever you like and add your inspirational words.
Using the hot glue gun glue them on to the fabric!
 Here are how mine turned out!
 Be creative if you are giving as a gift think of words that would inspire your friends or family!

Enjoy! Meg

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

~Perfect for Gift Giving~

I have been working more on my jewelry line! Just in the time for the holidays and perfect for gift giving!
Silver or Gold Wire Beaded Hoop Earrings Pick a Candy Colored Czech Glass Beads Cheery and Colorful Custom You Choose!

Choose from:

22 Karat gold plated wire hoop earrings 1 inch


Silver Plated Wire Hoop Earring 1 ¼ Inch


Petite Czech glass bead Colors pick up to 3 colors

~Chocolate ~Cherry Red ~Aqua ~Chartreuse ~Lavender

~Caramel ~Pale Pink ~Yellow Gold

~Cream ~Ocean Blue

You can also find my Greek Goddess Headbands in Gold and Silver!

 You can find them here in my etsy shop!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

PTS6~Red & Aqua ZigZags

Here is the pillow cover for my PTS6 Partner!  I tried to work in their likes so I hope they love it.
This is only like the 2nd time I have tried the zig zag pattern I think it turned out ok!
 And I added a zig zag quilting to go with the flow of the design...
 And of course finish it off with red candy striping!
I hope it makes you happy partner!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

~I Love Candy Corn~

I love candy corn!  It is even better when done in ruffles!  I used the basic "pillow case dress" concept here but added layers and layers of ruffles! 

 Love the attitude here!
 A little silly here....
Hope you are having a wonderful day!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

~Fall is in the Air~

Fall is in the air and inspiring my baking, I did this Autumn Wreath cake for a customer.

 The leaves, bow and sunflower are in fondant and the rest is butter cream!

Hope you are having a great Wednesday!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Friday, August 26, 2011

~Crayon Canvas Art ~ I just had to try it~

As soon as I saw this on Sara's Blog I knew I had to try it!  So many happy colors!
Sara found here inspiration from here!
All you need is an artist canvas, crayons ( Crayola work the best) a glue gun and then a heat source.
 Row all of your crayons however you want, I choose a rainbow of colors.
Then use a hot glue gun to glue into place.
 Make a nice neat row!
 I do love crayons.......
 Once they are all glued into place I propped mine up against a glass vase to hold it up right.
Make sure to put some sort of protection under your canvas I used paper towels!
Then I used my heat gun (the others have used a hair dryer on the hottest setting).
 and just go back and forth over the crayons until they begin to melt. 
Mine made a more drippy pattern.
 I just LOVE it!
 I think this would be a great gift for a teachers classroom!
Christmas is right around the corner!
I already had a glue gun so this total project cost under $10.00!
I hope you try this project! It is sure to brighten up any room!