Sweet Feet – Yo Yo Baby Socks

Sweet Feet Yo Yo Baby Socks | www.bitsofivory.com

It’s hard to think of anything cuter than little tiny baby feet, so I can truly say that these embellished socks are one of my favorite projects.  Even better, they are quick and easy to make, especially if you have a jar of fabric yo yos in your supplies! For each pair of socks you will [Read More]

Distressing Buttons in Three Easy Steps

Distressing Buttons in Three Easy Steps | www.bitsofivory.com

Have I mentioned that I love buttons?  And ink? Today we’ll explore what happens when two of my favorite things collide. I have a few go-to solutions for projects that need the special touch of a vintage button.  I’ve purchased some magnificent vintage buttons from Etsy shops in the past, and they are some of [Read More]

Unboxing Family Photos – 5 ways to dust off old albums

Unboxing Family Photos | Using old family photos in your favorite projects | www.bitsofivory.com

In generations past, one lucky family member would inherit old family photos.  The others could do little more than hope for a glance when visiting the fortunate photographic heirs.  As technology advanced it became easier to make copies of the treasured family photos, but quality copies were still relatively rare.  I feel so fortunate that [Read More]

What Love Looks Like

What Love Looks Like | www.bitsofivory.com

Sometimes what starts as a silly little thing becomes life-changing.  Not life-changing in the dramatic way we’ve come to use that term, but life-changing in the way we view and interact with the everyday world.  If I remember correctly, this particular silly little thing began one ordinary evening. I made my husband’s favorite cereal treats [Read More]

Will You Go With Me? Valentine Masquerade Printable

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So, we all feel a little twitterpated around this time of year. There are dances, parties, and of course, valentines! As these times come around, we feel the need to be extra crafty and cute with how we ask. But how do we ask? Well, worry no more! I have come to your rescue! My [Read More]

Tips & Techniques Tuesday – Fabric Yo Yos (Part Two)

Fabric YoYos Part II | www.bitsofivory.com

Looking for last minute Christmas gifts, table decor or ornaments?  Planning ahead for the perfect gift for a new baby?  Want to make a big impression this Mother’s Day? A few weeks ago we explored making fabric yo yos.  As promised, this follow-up post will explore 20 ways to use fabric yo yos in your projects. [Read More]

Tips & Techniques Tuesday – Fabric Yo Yos (Part One)

Fabric YoYos Part I | BarbaraAnneWilliams www.bitsofivory.com

Fabric yo yos can make any project feel cozy and vintage.  They are unmistakably handcrafted, and while very simple to make, manage to be impressive.  In the 30s and 40s they were sewn together in quilt-like patterns to make beautiful bedspreads and pillow covers – and even mantle scarves and doilies.  They could be cut [Read More]

Welcome Wee Ones

Wee Ones Digi Stamps

In the past few months it seems as if the stork has been working overtime.  Our lives are filled with new babies that are blessing the lives of friends and family.  Welcoming those wee little miracles has truly been a pleasure. Perhaps that is why I felt especially inspired to revisit the classic Wee Ones [Read More]

All Kinds of Love Week – Loving what you do

All Kinds of Love - Friendship | Barbara Anne Williams www.bitsofivory.com

I’m not talking about only doing things you love.  That’s irresponsible.  I’m not even talking about loving every single thing you have to do.  Even when we find satisfaction in our work, there are always unpleasant things that we must do – things that we tolerate and wade through, but hope not to have to [Read More]

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