Check out the Yarnspirations Look Book

check out the yarnspirations lookbook for fallThe people at Yarnspirations clearly got the memo that big knits are in this year, because their look book is full of them.

The book includes 13 knitting projects and 5 crochet projects, and virtually all of them are big … Read More...

Free pattern: Fabric stacking ring toy

Free pattern: Fabric stacking ring toy Free pattern: Fabric stacking ring toy

Detective Houndstooth shares a free pattern for making a soft fabric version of the classic stacking ring baby toy.  The graduated fabric rings stack around a thin cone.  Baby will enjoy stacking and unstacking … Read More...

Crafting with cat hair

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I truly have no words for this. So, without any pearls of wisdom from us, read what the blurb for this says from Amazon.com. And if you are interested, go buy it.

Got fur balls?

Are your favorite sweaters

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DIY I Love Coffee Necklace

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I love coffee, I think it’s the go to drink of most overtired, overworked mothers. I probably don’t need a necklace like this as everyone knows I love coffee but it’s still kinda cute. It would be a cute gift … Read More...

Are You Deficient in Magnesium?

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Suggestive early warning signs of magnesium insufficiency:
Physical and mental fatigue
Persistent under-eye twitch
Tension in the upper back, shoulders and neck
Headaches
Pre-menstrual fluid retention and/or breast tenderness
Possible manifestations of magnesium deficiency include:
Low energy
Fatigue
Weakness
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Tutorial: Sew simple gathered skirt

Tutorial: Sew simple gathered skirt

Tutorial: Sew simple gathered skirt

If you’re learning to sew and looking for a good first project, I’d suggest making a simple gathered skirt.  They can be made to fit any size – babies, kids, adults – and require only … Read More...

Planning a Secret Agent Birthday Party

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Do you have a secret agent buff in your family? The next James Bond, Black Widow, Jason Bourne or Charlie’s Angel could be sitting across the dinner table. If your young super-sleuth is looking for something unique as a birthday … Read More...

Owl Craft Using Recycled Jar Lids

Owl Craft Using Recycled Jar Lids
This project has made me double my efforts at saving trash for my crafts, although I suppose these would normally go in the recycling bin. I have done plenty of crafts using clean, empty jars but rarely do I make … Read More...

Tutorial: Snap tape pillow closure

Tutorial: Snap tape pillow closure

Tutorial: Snap tape pillow closure

I usually think of snap tape as a crotch closure for babies’ onesies and jumpsuits, but Deby from So Sew Easy shows how you can use it to create a snap closure for a removable … Read More...

Tutorial: Chalkboard fabric placemats

Tutorial: Chalkboard fabric placemats

Tutorial: Chalkboard fabric placemats

These placemats have a strip of chalkboard cloth across the top where you can write special messages or assign seating.  Marni from Haberdashery Fun shares a tutorial showing how you can make them.  They’re made from oilcloth and … Read More...

Deli Paper Tutorial

Heather has started doing a new series on her blog all about Deli Paper and the many uses for it on her blog, Heather Greenwood Designs.

What is deli paper? It’s a dry wax paper, used many restaurants to wrap … Read More...

Crochet Pendant

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Do you like beads like I like beads?  This cool and simple pendant necklace can allow you to work with beads even if you never have before.  The size beads used in this necklace are inexpensive and readily … Read More...

Chocolate Peanut Butter Acorns

Chocolate Peanut Butter Acorns
Tomorrow is the first day of fall. I love fall for the cooler weather and the leaves changing color, but I’m not very fond of what comes after. The acorns are falling off the trees and inspired me to use … Read More...

Free pattern: Boys hooded sweatshirt

Free pattern: Boys hooded sweatshirt Free pattern: Boys hooded sweatshirt

Shauna from Shwin & Shwin shares a free pattern for making a boys hooded sweatshirt.  It’s perfect for fall weather, especially if you make it from a heavyweight knit.  Her free pattern fits her 7 … Read More...