Alex Veroneli sexy or sexist

by Scarlett Burroughs


Aurifill's Alex Veroneli sexist

Alex Veroneli – who represents the U.S. division of Aurifil Threads – claims to be the bad boy of the sewing/quilting world. Abby of While She Naps shares her thoughts on Alex’s online behavior. If you only have time to read one blog post today, make it this one.

Image credit: While She Naps

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Tutorial: Girl's triple tiered ruffle skirt

Tutorial: Girl’s triple tiered ruffle skirt

Melanie from The Crafty Cupboard shows how you can make this fun triple tiered ruffle skirt for girls.  You can make it with all the ruffles made from the same fabric, as she did, or mix and match prints.  Her tutorial is part of the Skirting The Issue series organized by Simple Simon & …

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Fall felt wreathmunsunflower

Do you want to create a stunning fall wreath?  If you would like to make one, get over to “Our Everyday Art” hosted by Emily and Jaime.  They are showing us how to make this “Fall Felt Wreath” with felt mums or sunflowers and they show you how to make each type of flower. They offer us excellent tutorials and …

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Free pattern: Turning Japanese bag with cutout metal handles

Free pattern: Turning Japanese bag with cutout metal handles

Deby from So Sew Easy shares a free pattern for making her Turning Japanese bag with cutout metal handles.  The metal cutout handles are so cool!  I hadn’t seen handles like this before.  (She gives a link to the Etsy shop where she purchased them.)  Finished dimensions for this cute bag …

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Bag22Lori Burrow from I Sew Cute shares a tutorial at Sew, Mama, Sew! showing how to make a set of matching tote bags for a child and a doll.  They’re made with a sturdy denim fabric and have pockets on either end.  Make a matching set, or just make one size or the other.  The child sized bag would also make a great pool …

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Tutorial: Vintage scrappy patchwork coasters

Tutorial: Vintage scrappy patchwork coasters

Ashlee from My So Called Crafty Life made these patchwork coasters from scraps of vintage fabric, and she shares a tutorial for making them.  Sometimes I’m lucky enough to find vintage fabric in larger pieces, but most of my vintage fabric stash is in smaller pieces.  The patchwork is made from 2.5″ squares, so this is is …

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Retro Plate Holder

by Larissa Coleman


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This great knock-off project can be just what you have been looking for to display a set of vintage flatware.  However, if you don’t have a set of collectibles, you can use any set of thrifted silverware.  I especially like this project because it not only displays the flatware you have in your heirloom collection, but a special plate or …

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felt toast“fairyfox” designs toys, household items and loves handmade and DIY. She has a complete tutorial to make this “Cute felt toast key chain”! I saw a brooch like this on another blog, but you had to buy it so I am thinking you can do the keychain or make a brooch.  Whatever you’d like to use this darling piece of …

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Bacon, Egg and Cheese Breakfast Roll-ups

I love breakfast items for on the go and can go in the freezer for future use. This will be perfect for busy weeknds and when school begins. Plus, if you are entertaining, this will be quick and easy to make so you can spend quality time with guests.

Nikki from Seeded at the Table shows us this quick breakfast …

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Sunglasses are a fun and QUICK way to style an outfit. I kinda have a thing for sunglasses at the moment and love these Valentino Sunglasses. I don’t love the price though so here is a quick inexpensive alternative. DIY Lace Sunglasses.  Check out some of our previous Sunglasses posts on Craftgossip.…

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Paper Lion Mask

by Sherri Osborn


Lion Mask

The moment I saw this mask is reminded me of The Lion King. If you have ever seen any advertising or playbills from any performance of The Lion King, you just might agree with me!

I am excited to make this lion mask created by Vicki from Art with Kids. She create this amazing project for an art class she …

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Stephanie from DIY Made Simple teaches readers how to easily repaint wood furniture and create a beautiful vanity. She has some wonderful tips for revamping furniture!

get the DIY here- Giveaway and Reveal: Vanity Makeover |.…

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Project: DIY Luminary Light

by Heather Holbrook


Project: DIY Luminary Light

Using printed vellum , metal foil tape and his Luminary die cut Tim Holtz shares how to make a stunning home décor light fixture. I can see these making amazing Halloween and Holiday luminaries just by changing the vellum pattern.

-Heather…

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cro craft flamenco 0714

I recently shared a raft of patterns for you (not free) that I found on Etsy.  Well, I decided to share some for you from the parent company that owns this blog.  There are oodles of free patterns for all sorts of crafts for you at craftbits.com.  Here are some of the best crochet patterns I found for you.…

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DIY Gromet Cuff

by Shellie Wilson


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This Grommet Cuff is a great mix of mediums. The leather cuff gives it a masculine feel if you are seeking something for a boy and for father’s day. The grommets create a lace effect making it feminine for ladies too. Great design and full tutorial is available here.…

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Tutorial: Cupcakes fabric matching game

Tutorial: Cupcakes fabric matching game

These fabric cupcakes make a fun matching game for preschoolers.  Coats and Clark shares a tutorial on their blog, Sewing Secrets, showing how you can make it.  Fabric Phoomph is used to create thick pieces that are easy for young hands to hold.  And because Phoomph is adhesive, there’s no sewing required.  You will need …

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Project: Snowflake Wreath

by Heather Holbrook


project: snowflake wreath

It’s Christmas in July and not too early to start working on those holiday themed projects. The Stamping and Scrapping in California blog has directions for making a pretty snowflake wreath using new rubber stamps and matching dies from Stampendous.

-Heather…

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Easy Mini Panda Cupcakes

by Carolyn Bickford


Easy Little Pandas

How cute are these mini cupcakes!? They are almost too cute to eat!

Bakerella shows us how to make these cute little pandas using cupcakes, white frosting, sanding sugar, chocolate chips and jimmies/sprinkles. She also uses white confetti sprinkles and edible ink for the eyes.

Cuteness overload with a plateful of these cupcakes at a birthday party or baby shower.…

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sunshineNichole from Bluebird & The Boy shares a tutorial at Sew McCool showing how you can sew a high-low tank top from a woven fabric.  She shows how to create the pattern by tracing around a top (woven) that fits, and then how to sew it into a tank.  She shows the one she made for her young daughter, but …

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Tutorial: Use knit strips to finish edges

Tutorial: Use knit strips to finish edges

Rachael from Imagine Gnats shares a tutorial at Sew, Mama, Sew! showing how you can use strips of knit fabric to finish edges.  It’s an especially nice finish for a curved edge, like a neck opening, as the knit fabric will stretch around the curve of the fabric.  It’s easy to do and …

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