Marker Box Storage

Happy Monday Everyone!

Ever have markers and random pens laying around the house that you don’t know how to store? I have had this problem for a while with random plastic cups holding markers and pencil crayons that the cats would knock off for their own enjoyment, meaning random pens and markers on the floor in the messy office.

Luckily for me, Pinterest and Aunt Peaches has solved this problem! Just needed some toilet paper rolls, a shoe box and some fun paper and I was good to go!

Marker Holder

Now all of my markers, pens and pencils are all in one place and organized! Amy loves marker box storage!

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Amy Loves Valentine’s Day Coupons

Valentine’s day is just around the corner. I love Valentine’s day as a crafter because I can put hearts and ‘love’ on everything with a purpose.

Valentine’s day is more than sharing love with your special someone, its about remembering to say “I love you” to your family members and friends you love too.

My husband and I have never made a big deal about Valentine’s day. We got engaged on February 13th two years ago just before the stroke of midnight because my husband knew getting engaged on Valentine’s day wasn’t my thing. Unfortunately, the next day when I told everyone we were engaged they just assumed it was a Valentine’s day engagement. We shared our celebration with St. Valentine but made our own day when we got married.

Now that we are married and on a tight budget, we look for cheap ways to still celebrate being together for over 6 years. I always have loved the idea of giving coupons but the coupon books in the store are never catered to my husband and I.

I decided to make my own coupons and share them with you. Hopefully you can use them too!

Click the link below for your PDF Valentine’s Day Coupon Freebie!

Valentine's Coupons

Amy Loves Crafts Valentine’s Coupons

Amy Loves Valentines Day Coupons!

Threading a Sewing Machine

Since learning to use my Mom’s machine, my husband has been bugging me to use the machine he bought me years ago. He even suggested I post a tutorial on how to use it, which will help not only me remember how to do it but hopefully others!

I attempted to thread everything on my own but I needed to call in the big guns, my Mom! We had to video chat so that she could see what I was talking about rather than me describing “this thingy” or “the silver do-hicky.” It wasn’t perfect and I discovered that sometimes you need to put the machine together like a puzzle but we did it!

Threading the Sewing Machine

Not only did we thread the machine but I also made a mini Valentine Cat Toy!

First Project on New Sewing Machine

I think that Orange (my model for today) likes it!

Amy Loves Sewing Machines!