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What Machine Embroidery Designs Do You Need First?

If you are a beginner to machine embroidery, you would be probably thinking about designs you should try out initially. There are a variety of easy embroidery designs for machines you can start with. Moreover, some embroidery machines also come with built-in designs that act as a great help in making designs at first. 
Here are some of the machine embroidery designs you should first try your hands on.

Embroidery Hoop Suncatcher Craft

This embroidery hoop suncatcher craft is so easy and fun for kids. We just love how beautifully these embroidery hoop suncatchers catch the light, when complete; they look like stained glass.  Aren't they pretty?! This is also a craft that everyone can have fun with; young and old! Younger kids can make simple suncatchers using simple shapes and patterns, while older kids, tweens and teens can easily get more creative and detailed with their suncatcher designs. With the sunny warmer weather upon us and summer nearly here, this embroidery hoop suncatcher craft is the perfect activity to kick off a new season of fun, sunshine and creativity with the kids!  These embroidery hoop suncatcher's would also make wonderful little handmade gifts.

Ready to make your own embroidery hoop suncatcher with the kids? Read on for the full supply list and step-by-step instructions, below.

Mini Embroidery Hoop Flowers - Kids Sewing Series at One Savvy Mom™ Project #10

These Mini Embroidery Hoop Flowers are so adorable, aren't they?! They're also incredibly simple to stitch together too, so this is the perfect sewing craft for kids that are just learning to sew.  Once complete, these mini embroidery hoop flowers are perfect for gifting in bunches or individually in their own little flower pots. Fashion your mini embroidery hoop flowers after your favorite seasonal flowers or create a something totally original.  Grab a few mini embroidery hoops, felt,  and a few additional simple supplies and make your own very own mini embroidery hoop flowers!

This mini embroidery hoop flowers kids sewing craft is project #10 in the Kids Sewing Series here at One Savvy Mom™. Read on for the full supply list and simple step-by-step instructions to make your own mini embroidery hoop flowers with the kids.

5 Tips For Families Traveling To National Parks This Summer

5 Tips For Families Traveling To National Parks This Summer From CW Rock The Park  One Savvy Mom

Emmy award winning travel show Rock the Park taps into America's love affair with our national parks. Jack Steward and Colton Smith are on a mission to explore every national park in this country and in the process, go off the beaten path coming face to face with nature and some of the most awe-inspiring places on earth. The series inspires all generations to hit the road and find adventure in one of America's awesome national parks. 

From majestic geysers in Yellowstone to molten volcanoes in Hawaii to the tallest living trees in the world in Sequoia National Park, wherever they travel, there's always plenty of adventure!

With summer vacation just around the corner, Jack and Colton recently shared some fantastic tips with us for families planning a national park trip, and the best ways to explore the parks with little ones.

Play-Doh Supplies Gift Cake - Fun Toddler Gift Idea!

Play-Doh! Friends, I think it's safe to say that my toddler is officially obsessed with the stuff. She recently celebrated her 2nd birthday, and this fun Play-Doh Supplies Gift Cake was definitely a BIG HIT!

For me, half the fun in gift-giving, is in the presentation. This is such a fun way to present all of these fun Play dough supplies as a gift for toddlers, and it's incredibly easy to assemble too. With a few simple supplies, this 4 tier Play-Doh Supplies Gift Cake came together in about 15 minutes. It's a great under $15 birthday gift idea for toddlers. My daughter was so in love with her Play-Doh Supplies Gift Cake, she barely noticed all of the other fun goodies that we got her. This was definitely the hit of the party; total mom-win!

Read on for the full supply list and easy tutorial, to make your own Play-Doh Supplies Gift Cake!