I am always a fan of crafty shortcuts. If there is a fast dry glue I'm in, a dye with fewer steps sign me up and any no-sew project is a friend of mine. One of my favorite crafty shortcuts is faking the look of embroidered stitches with Puffy Paint. My felt appliquéd Christmas tree skirt and Slice of Citrus Tote are perfect examples. I love the look of beading and thought, why couldn't I get the same look with Puffy Paint in place of beads.