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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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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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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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Tutorial: Curved top zippered makeup pouchBev from Flamingo Toes guest blogs at Lil Luna with a tutorial showing how to make this pretty makeup pouch with a curved, zippered top.  She made it from a bright laminate fabric for a colorful new makeup pouch for spring.  It’s lined, with boxed corners to create more space at the bottom.  Go to Lil Luna for the tute.

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Free pattern: Strawberry bagHow insanely cute is this strawberry bag that Krisha from Jacks & Kate made for her daughter!  She shares a free pattern and tutorial showing how to make it.  The bag is a giant strawberry made from a red polka dot, with leaves in two shades of green stitched around the opening.  A long strap allows her to carry it cross body. I …

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Freebie: Easter Candy Bag Toppers

Print up some cute Easter Treat Bag Toppers for free over at the Tip Junkie.

-Heather…

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If you’re a fan of the Mollie Makes books, you’ll want to scoop up a copy of Mollie Makes Weddings.  These are such sweet books.  This one has lots of ideas that could be interpreted in crochet but also two stellar crochet patterns for a wedding – a lovely crochet Posy hair accessory and a delicate wrap for the Posy …

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Make an amazing exploding scrapbook with this step by step tutorial from Joyful Daisy. These books are great as gifts for family members, for making even albums, or simply as a way to get miscellaneous photos scrapped. Click here for more.…

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Tutorial - Mini Thank You Cards by Efzin Creations

Got card stock, washi tape and a decorative punch? Head over to Efzin Creations to find out from Zina how to make these mini Thank-you cards . Attach them to gifts, or dangle on a scrapbook page or card. Click here for all the instructions.…

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Inspiration du Jour - allgau '13 by Aline76

Allgau ‘13 by Aline 76

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Oregon Trail

by Pam Pedersen


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Have you ever played the game Oregon Trail? If you have, I’m sure that you, like millions of other players, have died of dysentery. Did anyone ever actually survive? ActsofCraftiness at Craftster.org stitched up the homage to the Oregon Trail game. I think this would be a wonderful addition to a history classroom.

If you want to stitch …

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emerge_logo_bannerEvery other year Bullseye Glass celebrates the emerging glass artist with their competition, Emerge. People enter from all over the world…finalists are chosen…and the winners have been announced! Festivities are planned and a book will be published. It’s a huge honor to be one of the chosen finalists as well as a winner. Go over to the web site and …

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Art Deco at Patchwork Fun

by Scarlett Burroughs


DecoLampWallhangingThis Art Deco mini quilt was designed by Chris Jurd of Patchwork Fun Etsy. I just found her shop and quickly knew she would become a favorite. Won’t you join me for some window shopping, starting with Art Deco.

Image credit: Patchwork Fun

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Tutorial: Flouncy bubble skirt with a wide elastic waistbandAshley from Make It and Love It shows how you can make a flouncy bubble skirt with a wide elastic waistband.  Lightweight chiffon hangs beautifully and makes a full bubble at the hem.  You can make it in any size, from little girl to teen to adult.  Hemming chiffon makes me want to pull my hair out, but the construction of this skirt avoids …

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Tutorial: Polka dot and leather fold over clutchMelissa Mortenson from Polka Dot Chair shows how you can make this polka dot and leather fold over clutch.  It’s a smart little bag, chic and modern!  The gold polka dot pattern is made with a stencil and gold paint.  The lining is also a metallic geometric print, though one she was able to find in a purchased print.  Fusible fleece between the …

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1000kidsartCall for EntriesEXTDoes the little person in your life make masterpieces that make you smile? Why not share that art with the world in print (not just on your fridge)? Pop on over to http://www.quartous.com/entries.php for all the details on how to submit your kid’s art for consideration in this new 1000 series book from Quarry.…

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prom-dress-to-skirt-tutoiralIn general prom dresses only get worn once. Why not change that and take your scissors to that beautiful fabric and make a skirt you can wear a bunch. Angela sent in a link to the post at Fleece Fun on how to convert a prom dress into a skirt.…

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How to fold a Furoshiki Easter Basket tutorial

Jessica Okui creates original craft projects and tutorials every week on “Zakka Life”!  She is sharing her tutorial on “How to fold a Furoshiki Easter Basket” with a pictorial and she makes it look easy.  If you are wondering what a Furoshiki is? A furoshiki is a traditional Japanese cloth used for wrapping and transporting items. But you don’t need …

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Tutorial: No-sew doll-sized fabric Easter basketDoll It Up shows how you can make this doll-sized Easter basket.  Even though it’s made from fabric, there’s no sewing required.  Phoomph gives it body and it’s held together with hot glue.  I’m loving how she used a small scale border print to make the Easter stripes around the basket.  Go to Doll It Up for the tute.

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Felted Easter Eggs & ChicksMartha Stewart has tutorials for both the “Felted Easter Eggs & Chicks”!  The downy softness of baby chicks are so cute made with wool roving!  Cover Styrofoam eggs in a variety of colors with roving and a felting needle.…

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cat toyMartha Stewart has a “No-Sew Feather Cat Toy” with complete instructions with a feather template.  If you give your cat an Easter these should be it :)IY, Easy, No-Sew, Feather, Cat, Toy,…

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magnet fishing toyNess of “One Perfect Day” lives in Sydney, Australia with her hubby and little boy.  Ness has an adorable unisex “Magnetic Fishing Game” just in time to put in your Easter baskets.  This would also make a great kid’s party game. It is also a learning toy: For size sorting games, make the fish different sizes. To learn about colors …

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mitered shawl lion brandLion Brand Amazing yarn is a lot of fun, and I’m kind of in love with this Mitered Shawl knitting pattern that uses that pretty self-striping yarn.

Using mitered squares with multicolored yarn is an easy way to break up the colors and make a project look a lot more difficult than it is because it looks like you changed …

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