Beginner Embroidery: Valentine Embroidered Cloth Napkin

This is a fun, simple hand embroidery project! Perfect for beginners. Follow along on the video to learn how to make this valentine’s day embroidered napkin. Download the pattern below and use your choice of transfer method (I prefer Fabri-Solvy) SUPPLIES: Cloth Napkins  Fabri-Solvy (for transferring the pattern) Pattern: FREE DOWNLOAD below Hoop  Thread: Your choice of color/brand.  I prefer […]

Vintage Ephemera Kits + Journal With Me Video

Journal with me process video + Vintage Ephemera Kits for art journaling, collage, etc. In celebration of my 40th birthday, each month this year I’m releasing a new product! This month I put together Journal Ephemera Kits. They are packed full of vintage paper, hand-painted paper, maps, children’s book pages and all sorts of goodies. I love using pages like […]

Come Follow Me Doctrine and Covenants 2021 Printable Scripture Packs.

Come Follow Me Doctrine and Covenants 2021 Scripture Sticker Packs. TWO hand-illustrated scriptures for each of the Come Follow Me lessons for 2021! (Plus a few extras.)  That’s 108 illustrations! With gorgeous colors and illustrations, each scripture is beautifully highlighted.  This pack is such a perfect way to fully immerse yourself in the Doctrine and Covenants.  This project has been […]

Our favorite color by sticker Kits are on Sale!

Our whole family LOVES color by sticker books. I was just ordering more this morning and discovered some of them are on a super sale right now! Hurry quick because they will go fast. I love to have a couple of these on hand for when my kids need a quiet project to work on. Paint by Stickers: Zoo Animals […]

Three FREE Book of Mormon Reading Charts!

Hi there! I am so thrilled to dive into studying the Book of Mormon for Come Follow Me next year (next week!) For those who are wondering, yes! I am planning to release weekly Come Follow Me Sketchnotes again this year. Just remember that I’ll be doing it in one monthly post, rather than weekly posts. The post for January […]

Goals 2018

I am not a fan of New Year’s Resolutions.  The idea that we can, with one sweep, change our entire lives is ridiculous. But GOALS are different.  I look at goals as a list of projects to accomplish within a certain time period, or bite-sized daily steps to reach a big milestone. Yes, goals are my favorite.  I’ve been taking […]

Lift Up Your Head and Be of Good Cheer

It’s been a quiet week here on the blog, but not at all quiet in real life.  While our days have been full and mostly happy, the past month has also been filled with a lot of loss for our family. First of all, my Grandpa passed away and Edith and I made the trip to Iowa for his funeral. […]

A Peek into my Sketchbook

A post shared by Heidi Kindlespire Hillman (@alivelyhope) on Mar 20, 2017 at 10:14am PDT My sketchbook is my happy place.  Here are a few spreads from the past month or so, plus a flip-through of my most recently completed sketchbook as part of the #meetthemaker challenge on Instagram. Follow me there to see more of my daily sketchbook pages. […]

What’s saving my life right now

Winter months are hard.  Especially for homeschool families, those with new babies and those who live in the frigid North where many days the temperature doesn’t reach double digits.  We fall into all of those categories. So in order for me to keep my sanity, I’m doing the following things.  Maybe not every day, but as often as I can. […]