Tutorial: Damask Pendants

by Elaine Robitaille


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These guys are nice examples of what you can do with a little clay, a texture sheet and paint. I usually skip paint so finding nice effects WITH paint is always a treat. The tutorial writer, Natalie, has also got good taste in her paint choices something that helps in putting together a good project.…

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Free printable: Hello Spring

by Scarlett Burroughs


Hello Spring Printable

After the winter we’ve endured, this printable – designed by Kelly of Live Laugh Rowe – is the perfect greeting for warmer days ahead. Visit her blog to see how she framed it, then download your own copy of Hello Spring (for personal use only).

Image credit: Live Laugh Rowe

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Looking for some quick last minute “Date Night” curls? Check out this quick tip. Simple curl two ends to get the look. Date Night Curls. Do you have a go -to quick look? Maybe it’s time to change that look and try something new. If you try this one come back and let us know just how easy it …

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Tutorial: Easy sew chopstick sleeve from scrap fabricMaria Merlino shows how you can quickly sew up fabric sleeves for your chopsticks.  They’re super easy to make, and you can use your fabric scraps.  Or, for a matched set you could purchase a fat quarter or a small bit of yardage.  Each sleeve has two pockets, one for each chopstick in a pair.  Make them for a pretty …

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recycled felt basketAma of “Ohoh blog” has two kids and a hubby! She is Belgian but they have live in Mexico for several years.  It appears that Ama writes in four languages and that is amazing!  She has this complete tutorial for her pretty “recycled felt basket” for us to follow.  By the way, her blog is called “Ohoh” becuase at one; …

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Tutorial: Hidden tab curtains tied in a bowMichaela from Covered in Mod Podge shares a tutorial at The Ribbon Retreat showing how to make these hidden tab curtains tied together in the center with a bow.  The hidden tabs are easily made from wide grosgrain ribbon stitched to the back of the curtain panel.  The rounded bow tie lends a sweet personality to the window dressing.  Get her tutorial

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Spring hen party quilt

by Scarlett Burroughs


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Full of whimsy with hens and eggs flying through the air, Hen’s Party is a lovely tribute to the energy of Spring. Did you know hens like to party in the Spring? That’s the inspired opinion of this quilt’s maker – Bozena Wojtaszek of The Textile Cuisine.

Image credit: Bozena Wojtaszek

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floating cloudsI could sure use these today getting ready for Easter and my Daughter’s Birthday and making special craft projects for the kids, plus shopping and planning dinner.  Laying down and looking up at some clouds sounds good right now.  Well, I could make this with the DIY from Victoria of “A Subtle Revelry” who is a mom to twins and …

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Tutorial: Reversible horse blanket for an American Girl horseOver at Arts and Crafts for your American Girl Doll, you can get a free pattern for making a reversible horse blanket for an American Girl horse.  It’s an easy project to make.  Her pattern will fit an American Girl brand horse, but you could adapt the size of the pattern to fit any brand of play horse.  Go to Arts and

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Jenn Erickson is the author of “Rook No. 17″ a place for inspired ideas for creative living.  Jenn reviewed and gave away Adventures in Pompom Land and shared the “Pompom Chick” DIY from the book.  She made the “Pompom Sheep” on her own and it is very sweet.  Both of these projects are just adorable and add a special touch …

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Technique: Faux Glass Stamping Technique

Sharon Jeffs has a video over on the Frantic Stamper Happenings blog showing how to use heat embossing powders to make a faux vintage glass look over stamped images.

-Heather…

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This too cute quickie is something you can still make for the kiddies to enjoy on Easter.  Kara has the pattern for us (see below).  However, bean bag tosses are popular with all ages all the time, so don’t limit yourself to Easter.  Just make a bunch with your scraps, set them in a basket, and see how people – …

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Here’s a fun Giveaway for you – and your chance to win one of my favorite new crochet books.  You can read my review of this book here.

So, the tax man/woman/uncle has visited all of us in the US this month.  Always a drag.  To cheer us all up, I have a chance for you to win …

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braided tank classic eliteIf you’re already thinking about summer knitting you’re going to want to take a look at this free pattern from Classic Elite Yarns.

The Braided Strap Tank by Tonia Barry is a beauty with a deep V-neck, braided straps and a flowy form. It’s great over a dress or with a simple camisole and a skirt or jeans.

The yarn …

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P1000624At first glance this looks like a beautiful glass piece and maybe even at second glance but no! It is a simple plastic tray, some glass paint and some beads. Pop on over to the blog Painting on the Ceiling to see the tutorial on how to make a recycled plastic platter wall mirror.…

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Tutorial: Galaxy painted moon phase wall hangingTara from Girl Like the Sea shares a tutorial at The Sewing Rabbit showing how you can make a galaxy painted fabric wall hanging showing the phases of the moon.  She starts with a piece of black fabric and gives it a galaxy painted treatment before stenciling the moon phase designs.  She made it to reinforce her young daughters’ study of …

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Freebie: Spring Dress

by Pam Pedersen


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Spring is in the air and that means pretty new dresses.  Thanks to Sew Simple Dress you can stitch up this fashion plate for free. This pattern is just one in a series and would look create in a craft or sewing room. You can use any colors you wish for

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Sometimes another person’s waste can be your treasure. Or in this case, an idea for a fairy garden.

How cute are these fairy gardens made from broken terracotta pots? Makes you want to go break some perfectly good pots right now, doesn’t it?

The link below just gives you an idea, but read the comments as well that give you …

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Hopping Hoopla

by Pam Pedersen


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I am in full support of bunnies wearing cute necklace. I’m sure that we can make a rule about that. If you are a cute little felt bunny, you must wear an adorable accessories. Hugs Are Fun created this darling Bunny Hoopla and as an extra bonus, you can download the pattern for free! The bow and necklace are killing …

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Tutorial: Bunny ear headbandTwirling Betty shows how you can use scrap fabric to make this cute bunny ear headband.  A headband form is covered in fabric, with long wired ears knotted at the middle.  With the wire inside, you can shape your ears any way you like.  They’re particularly cute with one ear up and one ear down.  Go to Twirling Betty for

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I never realized how many ways you can reinvent the Rice Krispy treat. My what a boring mom I am!

Beth at Hungry Happenings has created these cute lambs out of Rice Krispies, melted white chocolate and covered in mini marshmallow bits.

Maybe this Easter you surprise the kids with these cute lambs, instead of the chocolate Easter bunny.

I …

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Birdsparty is sharing this wonderful printable (free) Graduation party Printables. The designs are cute and suitable for most age groups. Printables are a great way to add details to a “theme” party. Use high quality paper and printers for best results. Graduation Party Printables.

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shawl collar shrug sweater babeIf you’re looking for a little something to keep your shoulders warm as the seasons change (or into summer if you’re like me and think everyone has their air conditioning on way too high), you’ll want to take a look at the free Sweater Babe pattern for April.

The Quick Shawl Collar Shrug is normally valued at $5, but it’s …

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Tutorial: Make a reversible spring mini skirt from two t-shirtsAndrea from Little Did You Know shows how she refashioned two thrifted t-shirts into a cute new reversible mini for spring.  The elastic waistband is repurposed from a pair of pants she bought on the same trip, but you could also just use a length of wide elastic for waistband.  Go to Little Did You Know for the tutorial.

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Family Memory Cards

by Sherri Osborn


Family Memory Cards

Learn how to make a fun game that every member of your family will not only enjoy playing, they will also enjoy helping you make it using drawn pictures of photos. If you want to make this as part of a classroom or youth group activity, you can easily adapt it. The sky is the limit!

Learn how to make …

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