Daisy Inspired Brush Embroidery Cookies

Cute Simple Stuff has created these cute cookies that look like pieces to a beautiful quilt blanket. Well at least to me!

Renee Adler also has a YouTube video on the process of making the daisy cookies. I’m a visual person, so pictures and videos definitely help me!

Make these for the flower lover or maybe try your hand at …

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This Party Styling by Anders and Ruff is very cute and possibly somewhat labor intensive (Hope you can sew) but the over all party theme is colorful and girly. If your daughter loves ruffles then she is going to love this. Check out their website for more photos and information on the printables too.…

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Erin (Who I have never met) opened up an Etsy store this week. How do I know? Well I simply Googled a “certain phrase” ( top secret online investigation words) and found that this random blogging lady was selling her adorable Prints on Etsy via her new store “Two Thirds Hazel”. Her designs are super cute and sell for …

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Popsicle Stick Harmonica
Have you ever whistled using a blade of grass held between your thumbs? This DIY harmonica works in pretty much the same way!

Show your kids how to make sweet music by sandwiching a skinny piece of paper between two popsicle sticks. Make one of these easy harmonicas by following these directions shared by Tammy at Housing a Forest.

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16 Wedding Hoop Art Ideas

by Kimberly Jones


Bride and Groom Hoop Art Chair Signs by Mama Bleu Signs via Emmaline Bride

Embroidery hoop art adds the perfect charming touch to a homespun wedding! Emmaline Bride rounded up 16 creatives ways to use hoop art for wedding decor including the sweet bride and groom char signs from Mama Bleu Designs shown above. Click here to see all 16 inspired ideas.…

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kooziesKatie from View From The Fridge shares a tutorial at A Prudent Life showing how to make pretty fabric koozies to wrap around a soda or beer bottle.  The fabric wraps are held in place with button and elastic loop closures.   The dimensions she gives will make a wrap to fit a around a bottle.  If you want one to fit around …

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Freebie: Congrats Sayings

by Heather Holbrook


Freebie: Congrats Sayings

The Papercrafts Connection has a fun grouping of congrats phrases to download for free. This would be perfect for graduation cards!

-Heather…

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Tutorial - Hello Happy Notebook Tutorial at Callaloo Soup

I’m sharing a tutorial and freebie on my personal blog to make this Hello Happy notebook. You can download the free printable for the cover, then follow the instructions to make yourself this very happy notebook. Click here for more.…

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Jelly Park Digital Art Store

head on over to check out the all new Jellypark digital craft store, a new source for digital stamps and printables. Browse through the stamp categories including occasions animals and sentiments, or select a printable card or coupon. Navigating the brand new site is explained in this video.

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Inspiration du Jour | Happy

by Francine Clouden


Inspiration du Jour - Happy by sterkeurs

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Sculpey.com shares another project: a sunflower necklace or brooch designed by Eriko Page. The flowers use a nice caning trick and there’s even a little mica powder to add a touch of bling.…

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Free pattern: Dolly diapersMaggie from Maggie from Smashed Peas and Carrots shares a free pattern at Riley Blake Designs showing how to make dolly diapers.  They’ll fit most stuffed animals, including Build-a-Bear, as well as American Girl dolls.  They’re made with a fun cotton print on the outside, and a soft fleece for the lining.  Go to Riley Blake Designs to get her

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Tutorial: Blogger conference business card carrierBlogging conference goers make business card exchange an art form.  If you’re lucky enough to attend a blogging conference, you can expect to exchange a LOT of business cards.  Each one will be unique  Marissa from Rae Gun Ramblings shows the Blogger Conference Card Caddy that she made to bring with her to SNAP! so she’ll always have a business …

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Tutorial: Vintage scarf headbandKatie from Punk Projects shows how she made this fun headband out of a vintage scarf.  (She doesn’t say whether the one she used is vintage, but the design sure looks vintage to me.)  You can make several headbands from just one scarf.  A rubber band at the bottom gives it a little stretch so it will stay put.  She was given …

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cat caveDoes your mom love her Cat?  If the answer is yes; then you should make her one of these adorable “Cat Caves” from “Lisa’s felted art”! She decided that cats like to sleep on top of bookcases and shelves so why not have a pretty vessel for them to sleep in. If you look around Pinterest you will see sellers on …

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Mom-Day flowersAndrew and Dennis of “Crafty Lumberjacks” are sharing their luscious bouquet of white flowers for mom.  They have a step-by-step tutorial to guide you through the process… These flowers are so beautiful in their clean white felt. They placed them in a canning jar that was painted with some twigs around them giving them a simple down home look. Thanks …

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Man! These are some peeved off birds! I’m not sure what happen to them but they do not look happy. Lucky for us the rest of the animals and images in this series are super cute and happy to be looked upon. Q is for Quilter finds the best vintage patterns and images to stitch up. This series entitled, Poster

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pompom pillowMandi of “Vintage Revivals” started clearing out her stash and every month they are celebrating clearing a project out of their stash of unfinished hopes and dreams pile. Her project this month is more of an idea hoard, and not so much an actual hoard.  You know when you have an idea and it just hangs out, in your mind, …

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april showers mittensThis year I’ve been sharing Kat from Just Crafty Enough’s quest to knit a pair of mittens every month, and the April pair is really cute.

The April Showers mittens feature — what else? — umbrellas, and are a pretty easy way to get your feet wet (sorry) with color knitting if you’ve never tried it before.

I love the …

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Lavender Girl

by Pam Pedersen


Lavender GIrl

I love the smell of lavender.  It is such a relaxing scent. One whiff and I calm down in an instance. Another thing that calms me down is stitching and this little Lavender Girl would just be perfect to stitch up as a Lavender sachet. The Snowflower Diaries created this wonderful pattern. You can add beads like she has or …

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knitting health benefitsA couple of new stories have come out recently about how great knitting and other creative hobbies can be for our health and our life.

A study from San Fransisco State University found that creative hobbies of any sort caused people to be better problem solvers at work. Researchers said they thought the freedom of self-expression that creative hobbies …

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creatingpdfpatterns

On Monday I shared my review of Lauren Dahl’s course Creating PDF Patterns: From Sketch to Sale.  I mentioned that in just one week I was able to take one of my own basic patterns, digitize it in Adobe Illustrator, and create a tiled PDF pattern from it.  Today I thought I’d share a little about the process.

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FlowerPot-11 I simply love finding new surfaces to stitch on and that is just what Maria sent in. Check out the blog Infinity Blend for a a great tutorial on how to stitch on a plastic flower pot. I can’t wait to try this with words!…

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Loving this floral bracelet that you can create yourself. Using silicone molds and epoxy resins, Nataly Grin writes a master class and shows you how you can do it yourself.

You can use flowers, leaves, anything can be pressed into the molds.

Get more details here: DIY Floral Bracelet.…

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Stunning String Bowl

by Vikram Goyal


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Tutsplus.com used to be a site for tutorials on programming. No more. They have now branched into making tutorials for crafts.

And one beautiful craft tutorial is the one on making a gorgeous string bowl for your home, that is practical and functional.

And in line with the regular tutorials on tutsplus, you get the whole tutorial with great …

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